New York Genealogical & Biographical Society entrusts entire library to NY Public Library

The venerable New York Genealogical & Biographical Society sold its building (2007) and has now given its entire library collection to the New York Public Library (NYPL).

I was alerted to this by Dick Hillenbrand’s article at Upstate New York Genealogy Blog.

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New York Times reported this morning that even though the NYG&B had sold their building for $24 Million that they would not undertake the effort to relocate and maintain the library but instead has given the 75,000 volumes, 30,000 manuscripts and 22,000 reels of microfilm to the NY Public Library. The NYG&B was founded on 27 February 1869.

In the mid 1960s I would train down to New York City to use both libraries. It made quite an impact to be in the NYG&B Library – with it’s impressive reading room and open stack collection – to walk the marbled halls of the NYPL, lined with paintings and be able to research my family history in both locations.

The NYPL’s genealogy collection – more formally called: The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy has long been known for its strong collection of research materials gathered for over a century – from the founding of the NYPL in 1848.

When I first began using the NYPL in the 1960s it was administered by Gerald D. McDonald who served from 1945-1969 and then by Gunther Pohl (1969-1985) and John Miller (1985-1987). The Division is currently under the capable leadership of Ruth Carr long serving Chief of that Division.
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Census – Vital Records – Washington State; England; Mexico

Washington State Census, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Death Records; Mexico 1930 Census; and England & Wales Census of 1841 & 1861 are now online.

It’s a great day for Genealogy.

Washington State
Washington State Digital Archives has now put Washington State & Federal census records from 1847 through 1910. Click here to see the list of census records online.

Washington State Birth Records for: Adams County 1893-1907, 1910-1915, (several delayed birth returns: 1942); Benton County 1905-1907; King County 1891-1907; Spokane County 1890-1907; Whatcom County 1891-1907; Whitman County 1890-1907

Washington State Marriage Records for:
Adams County Marriage Records; Asotin County Marriage Records; Benton County Marriage Records; Chelan County Marriage Records; Clark County Marriage Records; Columbia County Marriage Records; Ferry County Marriage Records; Franklin County Marriage Records; Garfield County Marriage Records; Grant County Marriage Records; Grays Harbor County Marriage Records; Island County Marriage Records; Jefferson County Marriage Records; Kitsap County Marriage Records; Kittitas County Marriage Records; Klickitat County Marriage Records; Lincoln County Marriage Records; Mason County Marriage Records; Pacific County Marriage Records; Pend Oreille County Marriage Records; Pierce County Marriage Records;
Skagit County Marriage Records; Skamania County Marriage Records; Snohomish County Marriage Records; Spokane County Marriage Records; Stevens County Marriage Records;
Thurston County Marriage Records; Walla Walla County Marriage Records; Whatcom County Marriage Records; Whitman County Marriage Records; Yakima County Marriage Records.

Washington State Death Records for:
1860 Mortality Schedule; 1870 Mortality Schedule; 1880 Mortality Schedule; Adams County Death Return; Brinnon Cemetery – Jefferson County 1895-2003; Cowlitz County Death Returns 1898-1907; Ferry County Register of Deaths 1899-1911; Odd Fellows #1 Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum Listings; Spokane County Death Returns 1888-1907; Washington State Death Records; Whatcom County Death Returns, 1891-1907; Whitman County Death Returns 1891-1907.

GenealogyBank has long runs of Washington State newspapers online including:
Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, WA). 10/2/1903 – 12/30/1922. Variant titles: Fairhaven Herald.
Bellingham Herald (WA). 9/4/1999-Current
Chinook Observer (Long Beach, WA). 8/15/2002-Current
Chronicle (Centralia, WA). 10/31/2002-Current
Columbian (Vancouver, WA). 5/27/1994-Current
Daily Herald (Everett, WA). 8/16/2005-Current
Daily Record (Ellensburg, WA). 10/23/2006-Current
Eastside Journal (Bellevue, WA). 12/4/1999-1/13/2003
Hokubei Jiji (Seattle, WA). 10/14/1916 – 2/28/1918
King County Journal (Bellevue, WA). 1/8/2003-1/20/2007
Morning Olympian (Olympia, WA). 3/15/1891 – 12/31/1922. Variant titles: Daily Olympian; Morning Olympian Tribune
News Tribune (Tacoma, WA). 1/1/1992-Current
Olympia Record (Olympia, WA). 5/13/1902 – 12/31/1922
Olympian (WA). 3/12/2001-Current
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA). 1/1/1986-Current
Seattle Times (WA). 1/6/1985-Current
Skagit Valley Herald (Mount Vernon, WA). 8/2/2007-Current
South County Journal) (Kent, WA). 12/3/1999-1/11/2003
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA). 7/3/1994-Current
Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA). 8/25/1890 – 12/31/1898
Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, WA). 2/21/2006-Current
Wenatchee World (WA). 4/2/2006-Current
Yakima Herald-Republic (WA). 12/11/1997-Current


International – Mexico; England & Wales
FamilySearchLabs has now added the 1841 Census of England & Wales (complete); 1861 Census of England & Wales (complete) and the 1930 Census of Mexico (17% complete).

FamilySearchLabs has the index to the 1841 Census of England & Wales and 1861 Census of England & Wales online for free – but the links to see the images take you to a pay site – FindMyPast – where you need to sign up to view the census page images. The Family History Library has similar arrangements with other providers where the indexes are free but there is a charge for the page images. See FamilySearchLabs for the details.
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National Archives, Library of Congress Documents Go Online

The National Archives and the Library of Congress announced today that they have begun loading digital copies of their materials on a new site called the World Digital Library.

Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has become a founding partner in the World Digital Library (WDL).

NARA will contribute digital versions of important documents from its collections to the WDL, which will be launched for the international public in early 2009.

These documents include Civil War photographs, naturalization and immigration records of famous Americans, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, and photographs by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and Lewis Hine. Examples of the images that NARA is contributing to the World Digital Library are now available online.

Example of a naturalization document – Declaration of Intent of Maria von Trapp, 01/21/1944 – that was put online by NARA. NARA ARC Identifier 596198.

The WDL will include representative examples from these document categories – not the complete backfiles of these documents.

The complete run of the American State Papers is already available on GenealogyBank. See GenealogyBank’s Historical Documents collection where you will find military records, casualty lists, Revolutionary and Civil War pension requests, widow’s claims, orphan petitions, land grants and much more including the complete American State Papers (1789-1838) and all genealogical content carefully selected from the U.S. Serial Set (1817-1980). More than 146,000 reports, lists and documents. GenealogyBank has the most comprehensive collection of these US Government reports and documents available to genealogists online. GenealogyBank is adding more documents to this collection every month.

Proposed in 2005 by the Library of Congress in cooperation with UNESCO, the WDL will make available on the Internet significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The project’s goal is to promote international understanding and to provide a resource for use by students, teachers, and general audiences.

“We are pleased that our fellow Federal cultural institution, the National Archives, is joining the Library of Congress in the early stages of this project,” said Billington.

“NARA’s participation not only will ensure that the World Digital Library contains a full record of the American experience, but it also will encourage archives around the world to join with their counterparts from the library world in this important initiative.”

“The mission of the National Archives is to make U.S. Government records widely accessible,” said Weinstein. “The World Digital Library will be a valuable conduit for us to share some of our nation’s treasures with others around the world. We look forward to working with the Library of Congress on this important project.”

In addition to NARA and the Library of Congress, the WDL project partners include cultural institutions from Brazil, China, Egypt, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia and many other countries. Click here for more Information about the WDL.

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest Federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Founded in 1800, the Library seeks to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections. The Library seeks to spark the public’s imagination and celebrate human achievement through its programs and exhibits. In doing so, the institution helps foster the informed and involved citizenry upon which American democracy depends. The Library serves the public, scholars, members of Congress and their staffs through its 22 reading rooms on Capitol Hill. Many of the rich resources and treasures of the Library may also be accessed through its
award-winning web site and via interactive exhibitions on a new, personalized web site.
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This just in – Viewer Mail

Hi Tom,
I really do need to share with you GenealogyBank‘s latest contribution to my family history research!

I really do love GenealogyBank. Without it, I would not know about the accident that caused the death of my grandmother’s youngest brother. Nor would I have known when it occurred. Nor would I have found out the exact date of death of my gr-grandfather’s youngest sister. Nor would I have found so much anecdotal information about my Dad’s family as he grew up. But the greatest find of all from GenealogyBank solved the problem of where did William go.

William was the older brother of my Dad’s father. He married a girl from Pond Creek, and they started on a large family. But William and his family moved around a lot, from Wilkes-Barre to Plains, both in Pennsylvania, to Jersey City, in New Jersey, to Brooklyn, in New York, to East Orange, in New Jersey, and back to Plains by 1950. In 1950, his youngest brother died, leaving William the last of my grandfather’s siblings still alive.

But, he wasn’t buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, like his three brothers were. So, he must have moved again from Plains, it seemed. But, in 1950, William was 76 years old, so it didn’t seem likely he was going to do much more moving around.

Then I started finding newspaper clippings on GenealogyBank about William’s family many years ago. On at least three occasions during a 20 year period of time, a young child had died – and, according to the newspaper article, was brought to White Haven for burial.

Since I knew his wife had been from White Haven, I suspected her family might have had a family burial plot in a cemetery in White Haven. It took a lot of searching, since White Haven is a cute little, charming little, community, but it does have two cemeteries, neither of which has an office or anyone in attendance during the day. But I did find the family burial plot of William’s wife’s family – and next to them is a stone with the name KROPP on it.

I was able to find who had the cemetery records, and she verified for me that, among the 12 people buried in the KROPP plot is my elusive and peripatetic William! I even got the date of his death! I still have a lot of work to do on this, but it is so much easier starting with a date of death than with an “uh, I don’t know.”

Yes I do love GenealogyBank, and I owe it to you to let you know how much help excitement it has contributed to my genealogy research. I am thrilled for the newspapers there, covering Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Now, I can’t wait for newspaper coverage of Crawford County (Steelville) Missouri so I can get going on my mother’s genealogy!

Thank you so much for GenealogyBank!

Donna
Peachtree City, GA

1870 Census now online

FamilySerachLabs has now gone live with the 1870 Federal Census.

That site now has the 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880 and 1900 census indexed and available online. These indexes are free.

These are All New Indexes and Images.
I was using the various online census indexes to search for some of my relatives. There was a dark blotch on the page and it was difficult to make out the name. So, I went to the 1900 Census Index at FamilySerachLabs and was very surprised to see that the same image on this page was crystal clear – no blotch. Why – I asked? Answer – FamilySerachLabs made the extra effort to create all new digital images of the census pages.

The 1870 census is available in two formats:
Indexed and Searchable – search every name in the census for these States:

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Dakota Territory, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

Browsable – lets you look at the digital images of each page in the census for All States except Kentucky, Vermont and Virginia.

FamilySearchLabs will be putting the rest of these census images & indexes online shortly.

Peruvian Vital Records 1874-1930; Spanish Parish Registers go online

FamilySearchLabs.org has put the birth, marriage and death records of Lima, Peru for 1874-1930; and the Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) Parish registers for 1550-1930 online.

This has been my third blog posting today about new Hispanic family history records.

Earlier I wrote about the more than 230 Spanish language newspapers – 1808-1977 going live on GenealogyBank and that FamilySearch Indexing now has a Spanish language website.

GenealogyBank is the best and largest source for online Hispanic newspapers.

It’s a great day for Hispanic genealogy!

Peruvian Vital Records – 1874-1930
The civil registration records: births, marriages and deaths from the Registro Civil de Lima, Peru are now searchable on FamilySearchLabs. These records were digitized and indexed from 227 (35mm) microfilm in the vaults of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For more information on Lima’s vital records see: Officina Registral Lima

Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) Parish registers for 1550-1930
Roman Catholic parish registers from the Ciudad Rodrigo Diocese in Spain from 1550-1930 are now searchable at FamilySearchLabs. These records include baptisms, marriages, burials and other church records.

FamilySearch Indexing now available in Spanish

FamilySearch’s indexing system is now available in the Spanish language, giving Spanish speakers easier access to an enormous collection of family history resources.

Familysearch, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, contains the world’s largest repository of genealogical records.

For longtime family history buffs, making the indexing process accessible in Spanish will make more of the Spanish language microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City available to genealogists.

Having the indexing system available in Spanish also gives volunteers who speak Spanish the opportunity to add indexing information to the Internet, opening up this opportunity to genealogists in Spanish-speaking countries.

Even a novice genealogist can register at familysearch.org and, after completing a simple tutorial, participate in the indexing process.

Designed for ease and efficiency, the indexing software allows indexing to be processed on a personal computer at home or any other location. Indexing projects are downloaded on the computer, and the significant data is entered in a tabbed format.

And because all of the information and instructions are now in Spanish, users are not required to speak English.

Numerous Spanish projects, including the 1930 Mexican Census, the 1869 Argentina Census and some church records from Spain and Venezuela, are currently available for online indexing.



Illustration: A page from the 1869 census of Argentina being indexed by Spanish-speaking volunteers at FamilySearch indexing. © 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

According to Paul Nauta, manager of public affairs for FamilySearch, the time commitment to work on indexing is not significant. “A seasoned indexer could complete a census page in about 15 minutes, while a newcomer may take twice that long,” Nauta explained. “Volunteers may also work in short segments, saving their work online as they go. If they are unable to finish, the work is automatically assigned to another indexer, so not even 10 minutes of work would be wasted. We’ll take any and every effort,” he concluded.

More Spanish Language Newspapers going Online for Genealogists

GenealogyBank has the largest collection of Spanish language newspapers online for genealogists.

That’s over 230 titles!
1808-1977

Arizona
Nogales, AZ. Monitor. 1890
Tucson, AZ. Amigos. 1975-1977
Tucson, AZ. Fronterizo. 1892
Tucson, AZ. Tucsonense. 1915-1923


California
Los Angeles, CA. Aguacero. 1878
Los Angeles, CA. Amigo del Pueblo. 1861
Los Angeles, CA. Cinema. 1935
Los Angeles, CA. Clamor Publico. 1855 – 1859
Los Angeles, CA. Correo Mexicano. 1917
Los Angeles, CA. Cronica. 1874
Los Angeles, CA. El Democrata. 1882
Los Angeles, CA. Eco de la Patria. 1878
Los Angeles, CA. El Eco Mexicano. 1885
Los Angeles, CA. Fe en la Democracia. 1884
Los Angeles, CA. Heraldo de Mexico. 1917-1928
Los Angeles, CA. Joven. 1877-1878
Los Angeles, CA. Monitor/Monitor Mejicano. 1897-1898
Los Angeles, CA. La Prensa. 1917-1922
Los Angeles, CA. Regeneracion – Semanal Revolucionario. 1910-1917
Los Angeles, CA. Union. 1896-1897
San Bernadino, CA. Chicano. 1968-1973
San Francisco, CA. Cronica. 1854-1855
San Francisco, CA. Eco del Pacifico. 1857
San Francisco, CA. Imparcial. 1931-1935
San Francisco, CA. Mefistofeles. 1918
San Francisco, CA. Seminario Imparcial. 1938
Santa Barbara, CA. Gaceta. 1879-1881

Colorado
Antonito, CO. Voz Del Valle. 1899-1901
Trinidad, CO. Anunciador. 1916-1922

Florida
Tampa, FL. Diario de Tampa. 1909-1911

Illinois
Chicago,IL. Noticia Mundial. 1927-1928

Indiana
Indiana Harbour, IN. Amigo del Hogar. 1925-1930

Louisiana
Natchitoches, LA. Mexicano. 1813-1819
New Orleans, LA. Abeja. 1929-1931
New Orleans, LA. El Misisipi. 1808

Missouri
Kansas City, MO. Cosmopolita. 1914-1919

New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM. Combate. 1892
Albuquerque, NM. Daily Citizen. 1887-1892
Albuquerque, NM. Daily Times. 1893
Albuquerque, NM. Defensor del Pueblo. 1891-1892
Albuquerque, NM. Estrella Mejicana. 1890
Albuquerque, NM. Evening Citizen. 1892-94
Albuquerque, NM. Hormiga de Oro. 1903
Albuquerque, NM. Indito. 1900-1901
Albuquerque, NM. Industrial Advertiser. 1899
Albuquerque, NM. Morning Journal. 1884-86
Albuquerque, NM. News. 1886
Albuquerque, NM. Nuevo Mundo. 1897- 1900
Albuquerque, NM. La Opinion Publica. 1892 – 1907
Albuquerque, NM. Pueblo. 1900
Albuquerque, NM. Revista. 1881
Albuquerque, NM. Union de Albuquerque. 1893
Bernalillo, NM. Agricultor Moderno. 1916
Bernalillo, NM. Espejo. 1879
Chama, NM. Northwest New Mexican. 1893
Deming, NM. Deming Headlight. 1891-1899
Deming, NM. Deming Tribune. 1884
Deming, NM. Headlight. 1889-99
Eddy, NM. Eddy Argus. 1893
Eddy, NM. Eddy County Citizen. 1893
Elizabethtown, NM. Mining Bulletin. 1900
Estancia, NM. Estancia News. 1905-1907
Hillsborough, NM. Sierra County Advocate. 1885-1886
Kingston, NM. Kingston Clipper. 1884
Kingston, NM. Kingston Weekly Shaft. 1893
Las Cruces, NM. Borderer. 1872-1874
Las Cruces, NM. El Democrata. 1891-1894
Las Cruces, NM. Dona Ana County Republican. 1897-1902
Las Cruces, NM. Eco del Rio Grande. 1876/1882
Las Cruces, NM. Eco del Valle. 1905-1911
Las Cruces, NM. El Observador Fronterizo. 1888
Las Cruces, NM. Empresa. 1896-1897
Las Cruces, NM. Estrella. 1911-1935
Las Cruces, NM. Flor del Valle. 1894
Las Cruces, NM. Fronterizo. 1875
Las Cruces, NM. Gaceta Popular. 1919
Las Cruces, NM. Labrador. 1896-1912
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Daily News. 1889
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Daily Times. 1889-1893
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Democrat/Independent Democrat. 1892-1898
Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces Progress. 1902-1904
Las Cruces, NM. Mesilla Valley Bulletin. 1934-1938
Las Cruces, NM. Mesilla Valley Democrat. 1886-1890
Las Cruces, NM. Newmans Semi-Weekly. 1881
Las Cruces, NM. Promotor Escolar. 1891-1892
Las Cruces, NM. Thirty-Four. 1879-80
Las Cruces, NM. Verdad. 1890-1898
Las Vegas, NM. Cachiporra. 1888
Las Vegas, NM. Cachiporrita. 1890
Las Vegas, NM. Campaign Bulletin. 1880
Las Vegas, NM. Chronicle. 1886
Las Vegas, NM. Clarin Mexicano. 1890
Las Vegas, NM. Hispano Americano. 1892
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Daily Gazette. 1880-1886
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Daily Optic. 1884, 1889-1900
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Optic. 1884
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Record. 1901-02
Las Vegas, NM. Las Vegas Weekly Optic. 1880
Las Vegas, NM. Sol de Mayo. 1891
Las Vegas, NM. Voz del Pueblo. 1892-1904
Lordsburg, NM. Western Liberal. 1893-1901
Magdalena, NM. Magdalena Mountain Mail. 1888
Maldonado, NM. Estrella. 1897
Maxwell, NM. Maxwell Mail. 1915
Mesilla, NM. Defensor del Pueblo. 1891
Mesilla, NM. Mesilla News. 1879-1884
Mora, NM. Cronica de Mora. 1889
Mora, NM. Gaceta de Mora. 1890
Mora, NM. Mora Echo. 1890
Mora, NM. Mosquito. 1891-1892
Raton, NM. Amigo del Pueblo. 1896
Raton, NM. Raton Range. 1893, 95
Raton, NM. Raton Reporter. 1893
Raton, NM. Weekly News. 1904
Rincon, NM. Rincon Weekly. 1895-1897
Roswell, NM. Roswell Record. 1893
San Acacio, NM. Comercio. 1907
San Marcial, NM. San Marcial Bee. 1893, 1902
San Marcial, NM. La Libertad. 1896
San Marcial, NM. San Marcial Reporter. 1888, 1890
Santa Fe, NM. Boletín Popular. 1886 – 1895
Santa Fe, NM. Capitol. 1901
Santa Fe, NM. Clarin Mejicano. 1873
Santa Fe, NM. Gato. 1894
Santa Fe, NM. Gauntlet. 1894
Santa Fe, NM. El Guia de Santa Fe. 1886
Santa Fe, NM. Nuevo Mejicano. 1863, 1881
Santa Fe, NM. Nuevo Mexicano. 1890-1908
Santa Fe, NM. Registro de Nuevo Mexico. 1916
Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly Express. 1887
Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly New Mexican & Livestock Journal. 1885-1895
Santa Fe, NM. Santa Fe Weekly Sun. 1893
Santa Fe, NM. Verdad. 1844
Santa Fe, NM. Voz del Pueblo. 1889
Santa Fe, NM. Weekly New Mexican Review. 1883
Santa Rosa, NM. Santa Rosa Sun. 1919-1920
Silver City, NM. Eagle. 1895
Silver City, NM. Grant County Herald. 1878
Silver City, NM. Herald. 1876
Silver City, NM. Mining Chronicle. 1881
Silver City, NM. New Southwest. 1882
Silver City, NM. Silver City Enterprise. 1882, 86-96
Silver City, NM. Silver City Independent. 1897-1901
Silver City, NM. Southwest Sentinel. 1886-1887
Socorro, NM. Bullion. 1884
Socorro, NM. Combate. 1898
Socorro, NM. Defensor del Pueblo. 1913-1938
Socorro, NM. Estrella de Nuevo Mexico. 1896 – 1897
Socorro, NM. La Golondrina. 1898
Socorro, NM. Hispano Americano. 1891 – 1892
Socorro, NM. The Industrial Advertiser. 1893, 95
Socorro, NM. Progreso. 1887
Socorro, NM. Republicano. 1901
Socorro, NM. Socorro Bullion. 1886
Springer, NM. Colfax County Stockman. 1893-13
Springer, NM. Estandarte de Springer/Springer Banner. 1889 – 1893
Springer, NM. The Sentinel. 1901
Taos, NM. Revista de Taos, La (and the Taos Cresset English and Spanish). 1904
Wagon Mound, NM. Combate. 1902-1918
White Oaks, NM. Lincoln County Leader. 1893
White Oaks, NM. New Mexico Interpreter. 1889
White Oaks, NM. White Oaks Eagle. 1895

Nevada
Las Vegas, NV. Daily Examiner. 1895
Las Vegas, NV. Misionero Bautista. 1943-1951
Las Vegas, NV. New Mexico Herald. 1879
Las Vegas, NV. The Political Comet. 1882

New York
Brooklyn, NY. Espana Libre. 1939-1943
Las Vegas, NY. Boletín de Anuncios. 1878
New York, NY. Ahora. 1950
New York, NY. Independiente. 1898
New York, NY. Mulato. 1854

Texas
Austin, TX. Telegraph and Texas Register. 1835-1836
Austin, TX. Texas Gazette. 1829-1832
Brazoria, TX. Advocate of Peoples Rights. 1832-1834
Brazoria, TX. Texas Republican. 1834-1835
Brownsville, TX. Boletin Estraordinario. 1865
Brownsville, TX. Cronista del Valle. 1924-1930
Brownsville, TX. Daily Cosmopolitan. 1884-85, 91-92
Brownsville, TX. Daily Metropolitan. 1893
Brownsville, TX. Daily Republican. 1884
Brownsville, TX. El Heraldo de Brownsville. 1935-1940
Brownsville, TX. Progreso. 1876
Brownsville, TX. Puerto/Puerto de Brownsville. 1954-1961
Brownsville, TX. The Ranchero. 1864
Brownsville, TX. Republican/El Republicano. 1865
Brownsville, TX. The Rio Grande Sentinel. 1861
Brownsville, TX. The Sentinel. 1870
Brownsville, TX. Zaragoza. 1865
Corpus Christi, TX. Horizonte. 1879 – 1880
Corpus Christi, TX. Nueces County News. 1938-39
Corpus Christi, TX. Progreso. 1939-1940
Corpus Christi, TX. Verdad. 1950-1959
Corpus Christi, TX. Weekly Labor Herald. 1941-42
Edinburg, TX. Defensor. 1930-1931
El Paso, TX. Azote. 1922-1923
El Paso, TX. Buena Prensa. 1923
El Paso, TX. Clarin del Norte. 1905-1906
El Paso, TX. Commercial Review. 1891
El Paso, TX. Continental. 1934-1960
El Paso, TX. Correo del Bravo. 1913
El Paso, TX. Defensor. 1894-1895
El Paso, TX. Democracia. 1906
El Paso, TX. Dia. 1919
El Paso, TX. Echo Fronterizo. 1896
El Paso, TX. El Ciudadano. 1892
El Paso, TX. El Paso Daily News. 1901-1902
El Paso, TX. El Paso del Norte. 1904-1915
El Paso, TX. El Paso Evening Tribune. 1893
El Paso, TX. El Paso Weekly Tribune. 1886
El Paso, TX. Evening Telegram. 1896
El Paso, TX. Evening Tribune. 1889-1896
El Paso, TX. Hispano Americano. 1893
El Paso, TX. Homer Union News. 1919
El Paso, TX. Independiente. 1896
El Paso, TX. La Justicia. 1893
El Paso, TX. Las Dos Americas. 1898
El Paso, TX. Lone Star. 1881-83
El Paso, TX. Monday Mercury. 1893
El Paso, TX. Monitor. 1897 – 1900
El Paso, TX. Las Noticias. 1899-1900
El Paso, TX. La Opinion Publica. 1895
El Paso, TX. Progresista. 1901
El Paso, TX. Sancho Panza. 1891
El Paso, TX. Sunday Herald. 1888-1889
Houston, TX. Gaceta Mexicana. 1827-1828
Kingsville, TX. Acción. 1931-32
Kingsville, TX. Acción. 1932-36
Kingsville, TX. El Eco. 1931-1941
Kingsville, TX. Notas de Kingsville. 1943-1961
Laredo, TX. Cronica. 1910-1914
Laredo, TX. Democrata Fronterizo. 1917-1918
Laredo, TX. Evolucion. 1917-1920
Nacogdoches, TX. Gaceta de Texas. 1813
San Antonio, TX. Bejareno/Ranchero. 1855-1866
San Antonio, TX. Epoca. 1918-1923, 1927
San Antonio, TX. Heraldo de Mexicano. 1927-1930
San Antonio, TX. Imparcial de Texas. 1917-1921
San Antonio, TX. Pan American. 1918

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 5 States

GenealogyBank adds newspapers from 5 States – Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, South Carolina & Virginia to it’s America’s Obituaries collection.

Arkansas
Lonoke Democrat (Lonoke, AR)
Obituaries: 05/29/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 05/29/2008 – Current

Maryland
Potomac Almanac (Potomac, MD)
Obituaries: 02/26/2002 – Current
Death Notices: 02/27/2002 – Current

Missouri
Raytown Post (Raytown, MO)
Obituaries: 08/15/2007 – Current
Death Notices: 05/09/2007 – Current

South Carolina
Herald Independent (Winnsboro, SC)
Obituaries: 05/19/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 04/25/2008 – Current

Virginia
Carroll News (Hillsville, VA)
Obituaries: 04/30/2008 – Current
Death Notices: 04/30/2008 – Current

Cascades Connection (Cascades, VA)
Obituaries: 03/26/2008 – Current

Finding Nemo – and every Smith, Miller and Buckner in America

Whether you’re looking for William Nemo who was “shot and instantly killed about 10 o’clock last night” in Anaconda, Montana as reported in the 24 June 1903 Anaconda Standard …

or ….. Boyd C. Buckner who died July 4th in Maynardsville, Tennessee as reported in the 6 July 2008 Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) - you’ll find them – along with over one billion other people in GenealogyBank.

The US Census Bureau has released the list of the top 1,000 surnames in use in America today – as I did a spot check of each surname in GenealogyBank I found all of them represented.

There were 13,475 entries for the surname: Vang – the last name on the list and 5.7 million entries for the surname Smith – the first name on the list.

Go to GenealogyBank to find the obituary; death notice; birth announcement; wedding and engagement announcement for your relatives. It’s all in there.

Here is the complete list – what family name are you looking for?
1 SMITH
2 JOHNSON
3 WILLIAMS
4 JONES
5 BROWN
6 DAVIS
7 MILLER
8 WILSON
9 MOORE
10 TAYLOR
11 ANDERSON
12 THOMAS
13 JACKSON
14 WHITE
15 HARRIS
16 MARTIN
17 THOMPSON
18 GARCIA
19 MARTINEZ
20 ROBINSON
21 CLARK
22 RODRIGUEZ
23 LEWIS
24 LEE
25 WALKER
26 HALL
27 ALLEN
28 YOUNG
29 HERNANDEZ
30 KING
31 WRIGHT
32 LOPEZ
33 HILL
34 SCOTT
35 GREEN
36 ADAMS
37 BAKER
38 GONZALEZ
39 NELSON
40 CARTER
41 MITCHELL
42 PEREZ
43 ROBERTS
44 TURNER
45 PHILLIPS
46 CAMPBELL
47 PARKER
48 EVANS
49 EDWARDS
50 COLLINS
51 STEWART
52 SANCHEZ
53 MORRIS
54 ROGERS
55 REED
56 COOK
57 MORGAN
58 BELL
59 MURPHY
60 BAILEY
61 RIVERA
62 COOPER
63 RICHARDSON
64 COX
65 HOWARD
66 WARD
67 TORRES
68 PETERSON
69 GRAY
70 RAMIREZ
71 JAMES
72 WATSON
73 BROOKS
74 KELLY
75 SANDERS
76 PRICE
77 BENNETT
78 WOOD
79 BARNES
80 ROSS
81 HENDERSON
82 COLEMAN
83 JENKINS
84 PERRY
85 POWELL
86 LONG
87 PATTERSON
88 HUGHES
89 FLORES
90 WASHINGTON
91 BUTLER
92 SIMMONS
93 FOSTER
94 GONZALES
95 BRYANT
96 ALEXANDER
97 RUSSELL
98 GRIFFIN
99 DIAZ
100 HAYES
101 MYERS
102 FORD
103 HAMILTON
104 GRAHAM
105 SULLIVAN
106 WALLACE
107 WOODS
108 COLE
109 WEST
110 JORDAN
111 OWENS
112 REYNOLDS
113 FISHER
114 ELLIS
115 HARRISON
116 GIBSON
117 MCDONALD
118 CRUZ
119 MARSHALL
120 ORTIZ
121 GOMEZ
122 MURRAY
123 FREEMAN
124 WELLS
125 WEBB
126 SIMPSON
127 STEVENS
128 TUCKER
129 PORTER
130 HUNTER
131 HICKS
132 CRAWFORD
133 HENRY
134 BOYD
135 MASON
136 MORALES
137 KENNEDY
138 WARREN
139 DIXON
140 RAMOS
141 REYES
142 BURNS
143 GORDON
144 SHAW
145 HOLMES
146 RICE
147 ROBERTSON
148 HUNT
149 BLACK
150 DANIELS
151 PALMER
152 MILLS
153 NICHOLS
154 GRANT
155 KNIGHT
156 FERGUSON
157 ROSE
158 STONE
159 HAWKINS
160 DUNN
161 PERKINS
162 HUDSON
163 SPENCER
164 GARDNER
165 STEPHENS
166 PAYNE
167 PIERCE
168 BERRY
169 MATTHEWS
170 ARNOLD
171 WAGNER
172 WILLIS
173 RAY
174 WATKINS
175 OLSON
176 CARROLL
177 DUNCAN
178 SNYDER
179 HART
180 CUNNINGHAM
181 BRADLEY
182 LANE
183 ANDREWS
184 RUIZ
185 HARPER
186 FOX
187 RILEY
188 ARMSTRONG
189 CARPENTER
190 WEAVER
191 GREENE
192 LAWRENCE
193 ELLIOTT
194 CHAVEZ
195 SIMS
196 AUSTIN
197 PETERS
198 KELLEY
199 FRANKLIN
200 LAWSON
201 FIELDS
202 GUTIERREZ
203 RYAN
204 SCHMIDT
205 CARR
206 VASQUEZ
207 CASTILLO
208 WHEELER
209 CHAPMAN
210 OLIVER
211 MONTGOMERY
212 RICHARDS
213 WILLIAMSON
214 JOHNSTON
215 BANKS
216 MEYER
217 BISHOP
218 MCCOY
219 HOWELL
220 ALVAREZ
221 MORRISON
222 HANSEN
223 FERNANDEZ
224 GARZA
225 HARVEY
226 LITTLE
227 BURTON
228 STANLEY
229 NGUYEN
230 GEORGE
231 JACOBS
232 REID
233 KIM
234 FULLER
235 LYNCH
236 DEAN
237 GILBERT
238 GARRETT
239 ROMERO
240 WELCH
241 LARSON
242 FRAZIER
243 BURKE
244 HANSON
245 DAY
246 MENDOZA
247 MORENO
248 BOWMAN
249 MEDINA
250 FOWLER
251 BREWER
252 HOFFMAN
253 CARLSON
254 SILVA
255 PEARSON
256 HOLLAND
257 DOUGLAS
258 FLEMING
259 JENSEN
260 VARGAS
261 BYRD
262 DAVIDSON
263 HOPKINS
264 MAY
265 TERRY
266 HERRERA
267 WADE
268 SOTO
269 WALTERS
270 CURTIS
271 NEAL
272 CALDWELL
273 LOWE
274 JENNINGS
275 BARNETT
276 GRAVES
277 JIMENEZ
278 HORTON
279 SHELTON
280 BARRETT
281 OBRIEN
282 CASTRO
283 SUTTON
284 GREGORY
285 MCKINNEY
286 LUCAS
287 MILES
288 CRAIG
289 RODRIQUEZ
290 CHAMBERS
291 HOLT
292 LAMBERT
293 FLETCHER
294 WATTS
295 BATES
296 HALE
297 RHODES
298 PENA
299 BECK
300 NEWMAN
301 HAYNES
302 MCDANIEL
303 MENDEZ
304 BUSH
305 VAUGHN
306 PARKS
307 DAWSON
308 SANTIAGO
309 NORRIS
310 HARDY
311 LOVE
312 STEELE
313 CURRY
314 POWERS
315 SCHULTZ
316 BARKER
317 GUZMAN
318 PAGE
319 MUNOZ
320 BALL
321 KELLER
322 CHANDLER
323 WEBER
324 LEONARD
325 WALSH
326 LYONS
327 RAMSEY
328 WOLFE
329 SCHNEIDER
330 MULLINS
331 BENSON
332 SHARP
333 BOWEN
334 DANIEL
335 BARBER
336 CUMMINGS
337 HINES
338 BALDWIN
339 GRIFFITH
340 VALDEZ
341 HUBBARD
342 SALAZAR
343 REEVES
344 WARNER
345 STEVENSON
346 BURGESS
347 SANTOS
348 TATE
349 CROSS
350 GARNER
351 MANN
352 MACK
353 MOSS
354 THORNTON
355 DENNIS
356 MCGEE
357 FARMER
358 DELGADO
359 AGUILAR
360 VEGA
361 GLOVER
362 MANNING
363 COHEN
364 HARMON
365 RODGERS
366 ROBBINS
367 NEWTON
368 TODD
369 BLAIR
370 HIGGINS
371 INGRAM
372 REESE
373 CANNON
374 STRICKLAND
375 TOWNSEND
376 POTTER
377 GOODWIN
378 WALTON
379 ROWE
380 HAMPTON
381 ORTEGA
382 PATTON
383 SWANSON
384 JOSEPH
385 FRANCIS
386 GOODMAN
387 MALDONADO
388 YATES
389 BECKER
390 ERICKSON
391 HODGES
392 RIOS
393 CONNER
394 ADKINS
395 WEBSTER
396 NORMAN
397 MALONE
398 HAMMOND
399 FLOWERS
400 COBB
401 MOODY
402 QUINN
403 BLAKE
404 MAXWELL
405 POPE
406 FLOYD
407 OSBORNE
408 PAUL
409 MCCARTHY
410 GUERRERO
411 LINDSEY
412 ESTRADA
413 SANDOVAL
414 GIBBS
415 TYLER
416 GROSS
417 FITZGERALD
418 STOKES
419 DOYLE
420 SHERMAN
421 SAUNDERS
422 WISE
423 COLON
424 GILL
425 ALVARADO
426 GREER
427 PADILLA
428 SIMON
429 WATERS
430 NUNEZ
431 BALLARD
432 SCHWARTZ
433 MCBRIDE
434 HOUSTON
435 CHRISTENSEN
436 KLEIN
437 PRATT
438 BRIGGS
439 PARSONS
440 MCLAUGHLIN
441 ZIMMERMAN
442 FRENCH
443 BUCHANAN
444 MORAN
445 COPELAND
446 ROY
447 PITTMAN
448 BRADY
449 MCCORMICK
450 HOLLOWAY
451 BROCK
452 POOLE
453 FRANK
454 LOGAN
455 OWEN
456 BASS
457 MARSH
458 DRAKE
459 WONG
460 JEFFERSON
461 PARK
462 MORTON
463 ABBOTT
464 SPARKS
465 PATRICK
466 NORTON
467 HUFF
468 CLAYTON
469 MASSEY
470 LLOYD
471 FIGUEROA
472 CARSON
473 BOWERS
474 ROBERSON
475 BARTON
476 TRAN
477 LAMB
478 HARRINGTON
479 CASEY
480 BOONE
481 CORTEZ
482 CLARKE
483 MATHIS
484 SINGLETON
485 WILKINS
486 CAIN
487 BRYAN
488 UNDERWOOD
489 HOGAN
490 MCKENZIE
491 COLLIER
492 LUNA
493 PHELPS
494 MCGUIRE
495 ALLISON
496 BRIDGES
497 WILKERSON
498 NASH
499 SUMMERS
500 ATKINS
501 WILCOX
502 PITTS
503 CONLEY
504 MARQUEZ
505 BURNETT
506 RICHARD
507 COCHRAN
508 CHASE
509 DAVENPORT
510 HOOD
511 GATES
512 CLAY
513 AYALA
514 SAWYER
515 ROMAN
516 VAZQUEZ
517 DICKERSON
518 HODGE
519 ACOSTA
520 FLYNN
521 ESPINOZA
522 NICHOLSON
523 MONROE
524 WOLF
525 MORROW
526 KIRK
527 RANDALL
528 ANTHONY
529 WHITAKER
530 OCONNOR
531 SKINNER
532 WARE
533 MOLINA
534 KIRBY
535 HUFFMAN
536 BRADFORD
537 CHARLES
538 GILMORE
539 DOMINGUEZ
540 ONEAL
541 BRUCE
542 LANG
543 COMBS
544 KRAMER
545 HEATH
546 HANCOCK
547 GALLAGHER
548 GAINES
549 SHAFFER
550 SHORT
551 WIGGINS
552 MATHEWS
553 MCCLAIN
554 FISCHER
555 WALL
556 SMALL
557 MELTON
558 HENSLEY
559 BOND
560 DYER
561 CAMERON
562 GRIMES
563 CONTRERAS
564 CHRISTIAN
565 WYATT
566 BAXTER
567 SNOW
568 MOSLEY
569 SHEPHERD
570 LARSEN
571 HOOVER
572 BEASLEY
573 GLENN
574 PETERSEN
575 WHITEHEAD
576 MEYERS
577 KEITH
578 GARRISON
579 VINCENT
580 SHIELDS
581 HORN
582 SAVAGE
583 OLSEN
584 SCHROEDER
585 HARTMAN
586 WOODARD
587 MUELLER
588 KEMP
589 DELEON
590 BOOTH
591 PATEL
592 CALHOUN
593 WILEY
594 EATON
595 CLINE
596 NAVARRO
597 HARRELL
598 LESTER
599 HUMPHREY
600 PARRISH
601 DURAN
602 HUTCHINSON
603 HESS
604 DORSEY
605 BULLOCK
606 ROBLES
607 BEARD
608 DALTON
609 AVILA
610 VANCE
611 RICH
612 BLACKWELL
613 YORK
614 JOHNS
615 BLANKENSHIP
616 TREVINO
617 SALINAS
618 CAMPOS
619 PRUITT
620 MOSES
621 CALLAHAN
622 GOLDEN
623 MONTOYA
624 HARDIN
625 GUERRA
626 MCDOWELL
627 AREY
628 STAFFORD
629 GALLEGOS
630 HENSON
631 WILKINSON
632 BOOKER
633 MERRITT
634 MIRANDA
635 ATKINSON
636 ORR
637 DECKER
638 HOBBS
639 PRESTON
640 TANNER
641 KNOX
642 PACHECO
643 STEPHENSON
644 GLASS
645 ROJAS
646 SERRANO
647 MARKS
648 HICKMAN
649 ENGLISH
650 SWEENEY
651 STRONG
652 PRINCE
653 MCCLURE
654 CONWAY
655 WALTER
656 ROTH
657 MAYNARD
658 FARRELL
659 LOWERY
660 HURST
661 NIXON
662 WEISS
663 TRUJILLO
664 ELLISON
665 SLOAN
666 JUAREZ
667 WINTERS
668 MCLEAN
669 RANDOLPH
670 LEON
671 BOYER
672 VILLARREAL
673 MCCALL
674 GENTRY
675 CARRILLO
676 KENT
677 AYERS
678 LARA
679 SHANNON
680 SEXTON
681 PACE
682 HULL
683 LEBLANC
684 BROWNING
685 VELASQUEZ
686 LEACH
687 CHANG
688 HOUSE
689 SELLERS
690 HERRING
691 NOBLE
692 FOLEY
693 BARTLETT
694 MERCADO
695 LANDRY
696 DURHAM
697 WALLS
698 BARR
699 MCKEE
700 BAUER
701 RIVERS
702 EVERETT
703 BRADSHAW
704 PUGH
705 VELEZ
706 RUSH
707 ESTES
708 DODSON
709 MORSE
710 SHEPPARD
711 WEEKS
712 CAMACHO
713 BEAN
714 BARRON
715 LIVINGSTON
716 MIDDLETON
717 SPEARS
718 BRANCH
719 BLEVINS
720 CHEN
721 KERR
722 MCCONNELL
723 HATFIELD
724 HARDING
725 ASHLEY
726 SOLIS
727 HERMAN
728 FROST
729 GILES
730 BLACKBURN
731 WILLIAM
732 PENNINGTON
733 WOODWARD
734 FINLEY
735 MCINTOSH
736 KOCH
737 BEST
738 SOLOMON
739 MCCULLOUGH
740 DUDLEY
741 NOLAN
742 BLANCHARD
743 RIVAS
744 BRENNAN
745 MEJIA
746 KANE
747 BENTON
748 JOYCE
749 BUCKLEY
750 HALEY
751 VALENTINE
752 MADDOX
753 RUSSO
754 MCKNIGHT
755 BUCK
756 MOON
757 MCMILLAN
758 CROSBY
759 BERG
760 DOTSON
761 MAYS
762 ROACH
763 CHURCH
764 CHAN
765 RICHMOND
766 MEADOWS
767 FAULKNER
768 ONEILL
769 KNAPP
770 KLINE
771 BARRY
772 OCHOA
773 JACOBSON
774 GAY
775 AVERY
776 HENDRICKS
777 HORNE
778 SHEPARD
779 HEBERT
780 CHERRY
781 CARDENAS
782 MCINTYRE
783 WHITNEY
784 WALLER
785 HOLMAN
786 DONALDSON
787 CANTU
788 TERRELL
789 MORIN
790 GILLESPIE
791 FUENTES
792 TILLMAN
793 SANFORD
794 BENTLEY
795 PECK
796 KEY
797 SALAS
798 ROLLINS
799 GAMBLE
800 DICKSON
801 BATTLE
802 SANTANA
803 CABRERA
804 CERVANTES
805 HOWE
806 HINTON
807 HURLEY
808 SPENCE
809 ZAMORA
810 YANG
811 MCNEIL
812 SUAREZ
813 CASE
814 PETTY
815 GOULD
816 MCFARLAND
817 SAMPSON
818 CARVER
819 BRAY
820 ROSARIO
821 MACDONALD
822 STOUT
823 HESTER
824 MELENDEZ
825 DILLON
826 FARLEY
827 HOPPER
828 GALLOWAY
829 POTTS
830 BERNARD
831 JOYNER
832 STEIN
833 AGUIRRE
834 OSBORN
835 MERCER
836 BENDER
837 FRANCO
838 ROWLAND
839 SYKES
840 BENJAMIN
841 TRAVIS
842 PICKETT
843 CRANE
844 SEARS
845 MAYO
846 DUNLAP
847 HAYDEN
848 WILDER
849 MCKAY
850 COFFEY
851 MCCARTY
852 EWING
853 COOLEY
854 VAUGHAN
855 BONNER
856 COTTON
857 HOLDER
858 STARK
859 FERRELL
860 CANTRELL
861 FULTON
862 LYNN
863 LOTT
864 CALDERON
865 ROSA
866 POLLARD
867 HOOPER
868 BURCH
869 MULLEN
870 FRY
871 RIDDLE
872 LEVY
873 DAVID
874 DUKE
875 ODONNELL
876 GUY
877 MICHAEL
878 BRITT
879 FREDERICK
880 DAUGHERTY
881 BERGER
882 DILLARD
883 ALSTON
884 JARVIS
885 FRYE
886 RIGGS
887 CHANEY
888 ODOM
889 DUFFY
890 FITZPATRICK
891 VALENZUELA
892 MERRILL
893 MAYER
894 ALFORD
895 MCPHERSON
896 ACEVEDO
897 DONOVAN
898 BARRERA
899 ALBERT
900 COTE
901 REILLY
902 COMPTON
903 RAYMOND
904 MOONEY
905 MCGOWAN
906 CRAFT
907 CLEVELAND
908 CLEMONS
909 WYNN
910 NIELSEN
911 BAIRD
912 STANTON
913 SNIDER
914 ROSALES
915 BRIGHT
916 WITT
917 STUART
918 HAYS
919 HOLDEN
920 RUTLEDGE
921 KINNEY
922 CLEMENTS
923 CASTANEDA
924 SLATER
925 HAHN
926 EMERSON
927 CONRAD
928 BURKS
929 DELANEY
930 PATE
931 LANCASTER
932 SWEET
933 JUSTICE
934 TYSON
935 SHARPE
936 WHITFIELD
937 TALLEY
938 MACIAS
939 IRWIN
940 BURRIS
941 RATLIFF
942 MCCRAY
943 MADDEN
944 KAUFMAN
945 BEACH
946 GOFF
947 CASH
948 BOLTON
949 MCFADDEN
950 LEVINE
951 GOOD
952 BYERS
953 KIRKLAND
954 KIDD
955 WORKMAN
956 CARNEY
957 DALE
958 MCLEOD
959 HOLCOMB
960 ENGLAND
961 FINCH
962 HEAD
963 BURT
964 HENDRIX
965 SOSA
966 HANEY
967 FRANKS
968 SARGENT
969 NIEVES
970 DOWNS
971 RASMUSSEN
972 BIRD
973 HEWITT
974 LINDSAY
975 LE
976 FOREMAN
977 VALENCIA
978 ONEIL
979 DELACRUZ
980 VINSON
981 DEJESUS
982 HYDE
983 FORBES
984 GILLIAM
985 GUTHRIE
986 WOOTEN
987 HUBER
988 BARLOW
989 BOYLE
990 MCMAHON
991 BUCKNER
992 ROCHA
993 PUCKETT
994 LANGLEY
995 KNOWLES
996 COOKE
997 VELAZQUEZ
998 WHITLEY
999 NOEL
1000 VANG