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Index to Revolutionary War Compiled Service Records for Pennsylvania
We have recently released a searchable index to the soldiers from Pennsylvania who served in the Revolution. The compiled service records of Revolutionary War soldiers are contained in hundreds of rolls of microfilm comprising NARA publication M881. The records are divided by regiment (other than the Continental forces, the records are divided by state and then regiment). In addition to a soldier’s name, regiment, and state of service, the compiled service records show the rank of the soldier, commanding officer, enlistment dates, commissions, pay records, and other miscellaneous data. We can provide copies of compiled service records with 24 hours in most cases compared to 2 to 3 months from the National Archives. Our price is also considerably less than NARA and other services. The new index can be accessed from the Search Index Subject Page
Indexing has begun for NARA M1537 -- the Naturalization Petitions Of The U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and The Circuit Court, 1820-1922, For The Western District Of Pennsylvania
We currently have naturalization records indexed through 1850. Like all of our indexes, this list is fully serachable and document copies are obtainable through our online order form. The new naturalization index can be found through our Search Index Subject Page
Cambria Media & Research releases Record Hunter Search at rhsearch.com.
Record Hunter is a free service maintained by DigitalCambria.com which hosts miscellaneous records and documents that have historical and/or genealogical relevance. DigitalCambria provides numerous records that do not fit within their usual holdings and other researchers can contribute records as well. Visitors can share their finds with the world via Facebook and Twitter. When a research comes across documents and records that they feel are important or even have no relevance to their own work, they may submit them to Record Hunter. The contributor will receive credit for the information and will maintain their copyright if they are the one who created the material. The records are made available for free to any interested researcher. Please visit the Record Hunter Search website @ www. Rhsearch.com for more information.
DigitalCambria makes available the last will and testament of Frederick Douglass!
A certified copy of the will was filed in (Rochester) Monroe County, NY by Douglass’ daughter, Rosetta Douglass Sprague in 1896. Though it is not in Douglass’ own handwriting, the document lists the bequests and shows a rather sizable estate, especially for 1895. The document was extracted from the will books of Monroe County and digitally enhanced to improve quality. Researchers can view the document by viewing our Featured Documents page
. Organizations promoting Frederick Douglass’ history and genealogy, African-American History, or related interests, may link directly to the page. DigitalCambria can make digital copies available for free to interested websites and organizations who wish to post the document on their sites if they include proper credit for the source and a link to DigitalCambria. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
DigitalCambria releases index to Indiana County, Pennsylvania obituaries
Cambria Media & Research is making available an index to death notices, obituaries, and related articles found in newspapers from Indiana County, PA. CM&R has been carefully compiling the index for quite awhile and has over 1,600 people indexed beginning in the 1860’s. The index will be updated at least once per month and will be completed chronologically. Researchers seeking obituaries or notices that are not currently indexed can send an inquiry to email@example.com
with the subjects name and date of death. DigitalCambria can research the inquiry provide a digital image of an existing record for $6.00. The new index will be available around the first of the month.
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