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From: Pat Connors <>
Subject: [N-E-IRISH] new free searchable website
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 10:43:09 -0700

Here are a number of websites that may help in you genealogical research.
All are FREE. Many are on the FamilySearch website where they are very busy
transcribing all their Family History Library films. I took much of the
information off the various sites.

Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950
This is NARA publication M1285: Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions
for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of
Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950.
This card file is an index to petitions for residents of northern Illinois,
northwestern Indiana, southern and eastern Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa.
Filed by soundex codes the entries prior to 1906 differ from those after
1906. After 1906 the entries generally include the name of petitioner;
address; name of the court in which naturalization occurred; certificate,
petition, or other identifying document number; country and date of birth;
date and place of arrival in the United States; date of naturalization; and
name and address of witnesses.
Although space was provided for this information, it is not always present
on every card. Index cards for naturalizations taking place prior to 1906
typically contain only the name of the petitioner, the name of the court in
which naturalization occurred, document number, country of origin, and the
date of naturalization.

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name index and images of cards for men, age 45-64 (born 1877-1897), included
in the fourth draft conducted on April 27, 1942. The indexed portion of this
publication currently includes the states of Arkansas, Connecticut,
Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New
York Bronx, New York Kings, New York Manhattan, New York Queens, New York
Staten Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and

Ireland, Kerry Local Authorities - Graveyard Records
The Kerry County Council has put online the burial records from 140
cemeteries in the district that the council either owns or controls (church
and private cemeteries are not included in this collection). In total there
are some 70,000 records in the database. The records date back as far as
1898. A typical entry lists the name, age, marital status, occupation and
cause of death. At this time, it is not possible to search across the entire
database by name. Name searches can only be done on individual cemeteries,
meaning that you need to know the name of the cemetery where your ancestor
was buried or be prepared to individually search through many different
cemeteries. Access is free.

Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954
This is an alphabetical card file manifest of individuals entering the
United States through the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954. Includes a few records
of persons entering at Port Huron, Sault St. Marie, and other Michigan
ports. Corresponds to NARA Publication M1478: Card Manifests (Alphabetical)
of Individuals Entering Through the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954.
Note: these are for browsing only and not yet searchable

Pat Connors, Sacramento CA

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