DearREADERS,Today, instead of sending myself email, I posted two important notes to my Facebook page, using my new iPad, thinking it would be easy to copy/paste the info to my blog. (Ol' Myrt here is attempting to use her new iPad in a variety of methods. Thank heavens the battery life is about 10 hours. My trusty laptop would have conked out after about 2 hours.)
Thanks to Pam Sayre for showing us this NARA microfilm listing with links to the partner websites for the scanned images at the NARA website, titled Microfilm Publications and Original Records Digitized by Our Digitization Partners . NARA digitization partners, Ancestry.com and Footnote.com, have digitized selected NARA microfilm publications and original records and made them available on their web sites for a fee. Each partner allows free searches of some or all index terms for each title. Access to Ancestry.com and Footnote.com may require membership access fees.
Since you cannot search the Family History Library Catalog by NARA microfilm series numbers (like M804), instead use the NARA Cross-Reference List, including those NARA series NOT at the Family History Library. One may usually borrow FHL microfilm through a local Family History Center.
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection includes 18th and 19th century historical North and South American atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and separate maps including wall, pocket, and manuscript. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.