Robin Dombrowsky a well known genealogy librarian has passed away. She was an active promoter of genealogy through her many articles and popular lectures. She was active in genealogy even while getting her MLS at the University of South Florida. She was the Supervisor of the Reference Department at the Palm Harbor (FL) Public Library.
She will be missed.
Her obituary appeared in the St. Petersburg Times – courtesy of GenealogyBank
St. Petersburg Times (FL) – December 7, 2007 DOMBROWSKY, Robin Dianne, 56, of Clearwater, was the Supervisor of Adult References at the Palm Harbor Public Library. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Gregory Dominguez; her sister, Ann Boray; and nephew, Connor Boray, of Carol Stream, IL. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 7, from 2-5 pm, at Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor, with a Memorial Gathering at 6 pm, at the Palm Harbor Public Library. Curlew Hills Funeral Home 727-789-2000
Amigo del Hogar. Indiana Harbour, IN. 11/22/1925 to 4/13/1930
Cosmopolita. Kansas City, MO. 8/22/1914 to 11/8/1919
Democrata. Las Cruces, NM. 6/14/1894 to 11/24/1894 Eco del Rio Grande. Las Cruces, NM. 2/12/1876 to 3/2/1882 Eco del Valle. Las Cruces, NM. 11/18/1905 to 5/6/1916 Empresa. Las Cruces, NM. 9/26/1896 to 6/12/1897 Estrella. Las Cruces, NM. 2/1/1911 to 5/18/1935 Fronterizo. Las Cruces, NM. 4/29/1875 to 4/29/1875 Gaceta Popular. Las Cruces, NM. 10/24/1919 to 10/24/1919 Labrador. Las Cruces, NM. 9/8/1896 to 6/14/1912 Las Cruces Democrat. Las Cruces, NM. 6/21/1899 to 10/11/1899 Observador Fronterizo. Las Cruces, NM. 9/11/1888 to 10/30/1888 Promotor Escolar. Las Cruces, NM. 9/12/1891 to 2/16/1892 Defensor del Pueblo. Socorro, NM. 12/26/1913 to 4/9/1943
Cronista del Valle. Brownsville, TX. 10/8/1924 to 2/28/1930 Defensor. Edinburg, TX. 2/7/1930 to 12/25/1931 Azote. El Paso, TX. 9/17/1922 to 4/15/1923 Ciudanano. El Paso, TX. 3/12/1892 to 4/23/1892 Continental. El Paso, TX. 9/20/1936 to 8/28/1938 Bejareno. San Antonio, TX. 2/7/1855 to 7/28/1956
The War of 1812 ended 193 years ago with the US ratification of the Treaty of Ghent on 12 Feb 1815.
But even before the war was over the two sides were exchanging prisoners of war.
One of the problems and underlying causes of the war was British impressments of former British subjects who became naturalized US citizens. This continued as an issue when the British were not going to return former British citizens captured in the war.
These were real people – and their names are clearly spelled out in early documents. Here are pages of the names of American and British POWs that were being exchanged in 1813/1814.
This is a great genealogy resource – a good example of the strength of the detailed records found in
GenealogyBank announced today that over 4 million historical newspapers records and documents from 24 States have been added to its database.
This constantly growing collection now features over 221 millionfamily history records – I estimate that to contain over 1.3 Billion names.
You can search GenealogyBank for free and see a small slice of every record for your ancestors but you must join GenealogyBank to view the complete documents – 30 day trial memberships are available for only $9.95.
Here’s what’s new on the site: Alaska Juneau. Daily Alaska Dispatch. 5/1/1917 to 8/31/1917
Alabama Montgomery. Montgomery Advertiser. 10/1/1912 to 12/31/1912
California Anderson Valley Post. 5/3/2006 to Current
Connecticut Bridgeport. Republican Farmer. 1/5/1814 to 12/20/1815
Georgia Cordele. Cordele Dispatch. 11/14/2007 to Current Savannah. Savannah Tribune. 12/4/1875 to 12/27/1913
Illinois Danville. Commercial News. 11/6/2007 to Current
Massachusetts Boston. Boston Journal. 7/1/1880 to 10/6/1917 Boston. Daily Atlas. 7/1/1841 to 4/11/1857 Lowell. Lowell Daily Citizen and News. 3/21/1857 to 1/24/1879 Springfield. Springfield Republican. 5/17/1900 to 11/15/1910 Worcester. Worcester Daily Spy. 7/6/1903 to 9/22/1903
Maryland Baltimore. Baltimore American. 9/1/1917 to 12/31/1922 Baltimore Sun. 7/1/1847 to 1/3/1848
Maine Portland. Portland Daily Advertiser. 1/1/1863 to 6/30/1863
Minnesota St. Paul. St. Paul Daily Pioneer. 9/23/1854 to 4/12/1855
Missouri Hannibal. Missouri Courier. 1/18/1849 to 2/17/1853 St. Louis. St. Louis Republic. 10/1/1889 to 4/30/1900
Montana Anaconda. Anaconda Standard. 1/2/1898 to 4/30/1915
Nevada Ely. Ely Times. 10/10/2007 to Current
New Hampshire Portsmouth. Portsmouth Journal of Literature & Politics. 6/2/1838 to 12/31/1842
New Jersey Bridgeton. Washington Whig. 1/7/1821 to 12/27/1822
New Mexico Albuquerque. Albuquerque Journal. 9/1/1910 to 12/31/1910 Gallup. Gallup Independent. 10/11.2007 to Current
New York New York Herald. 8/1/1858 to 12/31/1858
North Carolina Halifax. North Carolina Journal. 1/2/1797 to 9/11/1797
Ohio Ashtabula. Star Beacon. 10/20/2007 to Current
Oklahoma Altus. Altus Times. 1/14/2008 to Current Bartlesville. Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise. 10/18/2007 to Current Knight. Frontier Index. 4/14/1868 to 4/14/1868 Oklahoma City. Daily Oklahoman. 5/1/1913 to 6/30/1913 Pauls Valley. Pauls Valley Daily Democrat. 9/8/2007 to current
Oregon Portland. Oregonian. 8/8/1920 to 8/29/1920
Pennsylvania Philadelphia. North American. 1/1/1845 to 6/30/1879
West Virginia Bluefield. Bluefield Daily Telegraph. 12/28/2007 to Current Fairmont. Times West Virginian. 1/11/2008 to Current Logan. Logan Banner. 7/8/2007 to Current And more – big news is on the way! Stay tuned.
Joy Rich, Editor, Dorot: The Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society (New York), contacted me with the sad news that B-Ann Moorhouse has passed away. She was a terrific genealogist. When I began researching in the 1960s I got to know her and always appreciated her kindness and assistance.
With permission I am reposting Joy’s announcement of her passing.
I write to you with a heavy heart about the passing of B-Ann Moorhouse. B-Ann was a professional genealogist (and a CG) for several decades. She was loved and respected by the enormous number of people whose lives she touched. B-Ann was the epitome of kindness and graciousness. She believed in people and encouraged them to fulfill their potential. She was always eager to share – especially with the next generation of professional genealogists and with librarians and archivists – the astonishing amount of wisdom, knowledge, and insight she had in the field of genealogy, particularly concerning Irish and colonial American genealogy. Another area of great interest to B-Ann was the history of African American families in Brooklyn. B-Ann was the founder in 1978 of the Ulster Historical Foundation’s Ulster Genealogical and Historical Guild, a research co-operative established to link people worldwide who shared a common interest in Irish genealogy. She also founded the Genealogy Workshop at the Brooklyn Historical Society, which, at the time, was named the Long Island Historical Society. She authored numerous articles for genealogical publications, abstracted Kings County, New York, administration proceedings and typed them on an extremely temperamental computer, and created finding aids for New York City for several New York state censuses. B-Ann was given access to basements and storage rooms in New York City’s Municipal Archives (when it was still in the Tweed Courthouse), Brooklyn Surrogate’s Court, and the Long Island Historical Society. Left to her own devices, she proceeded to rummage around and found many hidden treasures that she brought to light. B-Ann passed away on February 15, 2008, in Georgia. Her beloved niece, Ann, who assured me that B-Ann died peacefully, moved her there last year so that she could care for B-Ann in her last months. It will bring a smile to your lips to know that, under Ann’s care, our B-Ann of the small frame gained sixteen pounds in six months. Soon before she moved to Georgia, Jim Garrity and I paid her what turned out to be our final visit. We took her for a stroll on the promenade in her Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and then out to dinner. We had a wonderful time. It is just one of so many good memories of her that we will have with us always.
B-Ann will be dearly missed by her friends and her family. Joy Rich Brooklyn, NY