Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A “New to You” Resource Helping Your Genealogy Research

It is pouring buckets here at the moment and the desert plants are loving every second of it! It’s also time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver, who has provided this week’s challenge.

Our mission to tackle is this:
1) What is a “new to you” resource that is helping your genealogy research?

I actually have two “new to me” resources.

The first is the DigitalMaine Repository, which is where I found the hospital records a few weeks ago for my 4X great grandfather, William Tarbox. Finding the records takes some effort, but there is a search box to enter surnames and town names,. too.

There are all kinds of genea-goodies for those with Maine ancestors. After browsing, the records of the First Congregational Church of Calais, Maine 1825-1925 appeared in my list of search results. I found several mentions of my family there, too.

DigitalMaine is on my list of rabbit holes to explore more thoroughly!

The second  “new to me” resource is the newly published American Migration Routes, Part 1: Indian Paths, Post Roads & Wagon Roads by William Dollarhide. [Family Roots Publishing Company]

This book, although titled ‘Part 1’ is apparently meant to replace the 1997 version. Not having seen the 1997 book, I can’t comment on differences in terms of newly added maps.

However, the 2022 edition has many website links to digital versions of the maps in this book.

I’ll be reviewing this book soon and will go into detail about all the great information found in its 139 pages.

It wasn’t cheap – $39.95 plus $4.49 shipping – and there is no online discount that I could find. It was shipped promptly, though, and it arrived only a few days after I placed the order.

Given all the new details I’ve uncovered about some of my husband’s ancestors, learning more about the routes they traveled in the late 1700s and early 1800s might help me locate further records created along the way to their final destinations.

Those are my “new to me” recent finds. Thanks, Randy, for this week’s challenge.


One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A “New to You” Resource Helping Your Genealogy Research”

  1. I am glad to see you had “new to me” items since you suggested the theme. It’s great when an archive adds things online. Thanks for the short review on the migration book. Bill has been posting about it for months on Facebook. I sure would love to look through it.

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