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2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby trevisan2 » 13 Nov 2006, 16:18

A month ago I toured portions of a university library located in Provo Utah at Brigham Young University. I was impressed that they are rated as number two in the world.

http://www.lib.byu.edu/fslab/records.html#misc

They also have a extensive online book section of family genealogies. I brought back two books from Italy recently with a signed permission to have them scanned and hosted at their site at no cost.

If you have any family genealogy books to donate to the library, and want them hosted for free, please contact the library at the above address.

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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby wldspirit » 13 Nov 2006, 21:26

Great site.....in searching thru the pages I came across this:

Free Search until Nov. 21.....

http://www.lib.byu.edu/trial.html

ten million obituaries.......wow!!
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby eyetalgal » 13 Nov 2006, 22:55

I tried to get a look at an obituary at that site....can't even get to a database search window. Looks like all I could do is subscribe to newletters.
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby wldspirit » 13 Nov 2006, 23:42

You can.....but I had a hard time finding the window, it had come up behind the main screen... :? ...would need to go back thru the steps again to see how I did it........ :?

I searched thru numerous obits......but had to stop.......making dinner now.......if someone else doesn't help with access......I'll take another look when I finish........

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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby nuccia » 14 Nov 2006, 01:19

Lee,

Can't figure out how to access this site either. I hope you have a chance to remember how and help us out here...
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby trevisan2 » 14 Nov 2006, 01:26

some sites are quirky

this one is quite simple. I'v been into it twice today.

1. click on the URL on the left

2. password: welcome BYU

3. click on proquest obituaries

then your in
good luck,
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Ps I did not know the obituaries were on the site, until wldspirt
found them.
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby nuccia » 14 Nov 2006, 01:31

Thanks..I went around this several times and missed the boat...it works now!
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby wldspirit » 14 Nov 2006, 01:58

Happens to me all the time....especially when I'm exploring sites, I'll find something really neat, well.....sometimes I just fall into it.......but then I won't remember how I got there.........and that's without to much vino...
he he he......
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby naillady4jm » 20 Nov 2006, 18:27

I guess I`m not having any luck exploring that site I got there,but I don`t know how to navigate it.I was hoping to be finally find my grand-mothers mom`s name.I only have till tommorow if it`s free till the 21st.
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby vj » 21 Nov 2006, 01:16

Helen,
The site is limited to these newspapers:
Newspapers currently indexed
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Boston Globe
Chicago Defender
Chicago Tribune
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
Washington Post

I checked Bevilaqua in all - only 6 obits, no luck.
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby wldspirit » 21 Nov 2006, 07:18

Have we checked that surname thru Ancestry?? They have a large collection of newspapers as well...found a few articles mentioning my Grandfathers golden gloves boxing career....as well as a few skeletons I would rather not have known about!!!!!! :P
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby vj » 21 Nov 2006, 16:15

Hi wldspirit!
Another post on this family:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =5629.html
You're right, I'll double check ancestry.
Trying to find Raffaele Belivacqua in New York.
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1. RAFFAELE BEVILACQUA He married UNKNOWN (ends in -----ita)
- 1912 & 1913 Amalia & Eugene manifests indicate he was in US
Children of RAFFAELE BEVILACQUA and UNKNOWN are:
2.
i. AMALIA BEVILACQUA
b. 25 Aug 1895, Guardavalle Catanzaro Calabria Italy
d. Feb 1965, Sicklerville Camden New Jersey
- 1913 SS Calabria Manifest with husband AGAITO N MARTINIS & 3 children
joining (father) Raffaele Bevilacqua - at 200 Grand St Manhattan NY
- 1921 SS Canada Manifest with 4 children going to Camden NJ
- 1965 SSDI Sicklerville Camden New Jersey
ii. EUGENE ROSARIO BEVILACQUA
b. 09 Jan 1897, Guardavalle Catanzaro Calabria Italy
d. 18 Mar 1990, Maple Shade Burlington New Jersey
- 1912 SS Sant'Anna Manifest single
joining father Raffaele in NY
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According to his children's (above) manifests he was in
New York.
The ultimate goal is to find Raffaele's wife's name.
Also can't find his manifest (her name wasn't on any of the known children's manifests.)
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby naillady4jm » 21 Nov 2006, 22:04

Valarie and Wldspirit, thanks for helping on this. I can`t believe my mother dosen`t remember her grand-mothers name. This is driving me nuts.
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby wldspirit » 22 Nov 2006, 04:11

Will take a look into the newspapers....might take me a few days.......Thanksgiving and all. Mom insist on making cappelletties which is a three day event......as if Turkey and all the trimmings isn't hard enough!!
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Re: 2nd largest genealogy Library in the World

Postby nuccia » 22 Nov 2006, 04:37

naillady4jm wrote:Valarie and Wldspirit, thanks for helping on this. I can`t believe my mother dosen`t remember her grand-mothers name. This is driving me nuts.


Don't feel bad..my dad can't remember his grandparents names either..I'm having a heck of a time trying to find his maternal side.

Managed to save some of the newspaper links before the trial was over. There were none directly related to the names you are looking for but I'll send them to you anyway for you to go over.

Don't give up...great team here. You have lots of help.
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