The challenge for week 10:
Family Search Pilot, which is part of FamilySearch.org. This is a wonderful collection of records which literally grows every day. In the middle left of the page is a link that says “Browse our record collections.” Click it and pick a region. Search collections outside your research interest. Investigate the types of records collected all over the world and see how they differ from those with which you are familiar. If you are a genealogy blogger, pick a type of record from another country and share your observations about it.
Confession time: I've never really used the Family Search site. (Bad genealogist, I know ;-)
My excuses include having access to various other websites (LAC, Ancestry, automatedgenealogy, Canada GenWeb, etc.) as well as a close proximity to the Archives of Ontario in Toronto.
So before the change to the beta site, I decided to pick (somewhat randomly) two different records to poke around in:
Louisiana War of 1812 Pension Lists
This is was quite interesting as I've never had a chance to look at pension records - and for the War of 1812!
|Louisiana, War of 1812 Pension Lists, Lists of Pensioners - Pensions to Veterans, 1878-1879 database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); accessed 18 December 2010.|
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- List of Pensioners - Pensions to Veterans, 1878-1879 (42 images)
- List of Pensioners paid by State Auditor, 1876-1877 (52 images)
- List of Pensioners under acts of 1873 and 1876 (55 images)
The helpful "About this collection" link to the FamilySearch wiki is also included.
New Brunswick Provincial Return of Deaths, 1815-1919
|Canada, New Brunswick Provincial Return of Deaths 1815-1919 database from FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org/: accessed 18 December 2010).|
Death of Mrs. John (Mary O'Callaghan) Mahoney, 1815, Campbelltown, New Brunswick, image no. 84.
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- County of registration
- Name of deceased
- When and where died
- Sex and age
- Where born
- Religious demonination
- Cause of death
- Duration of illness
- Physician attending (if any)
- Signature of party making return
There is also the usual About this collection link to the FamilySearch wiki.
Please Note: This challenge was originally published the week of 6 March 2010. I'm continuing the series on my own after a lengthy (cough, cough) break from genealogy...