The genealogy vacation extravaganza continues! Today I spent my time at the Nashville Public Library in their Nashville Room. I came to realized I’d seriously underappreciated the resources in the Nashville Room for I learned today much more about their holdings. As with yesterday, everything I gathered today will eventually go to the TNGenWeb & NCGenWeb projects to aid others doing family history research.
The reason I went to NPL was to capture digital images off of a couple of microfilm rolls I ordered years ago from the NC State Library & Archives. In the past I’d paid to have two rolls scanned by a professional microfilm company, but I keep trying out different ways to do it myself. Our public library has two microfilm machines hooked up to computers and this makes scanning quite easy to do.
I captured key information from:
- Roanoke Beacon of Plymouth, NC from April – June of 1890. This is a weekly paper.
- Kinston Free Press of Kinston, NC from a couple of weeks in January 1910 and a couple of weeks in Aug/Sep 1910. This is a daily paper.
One of my recreational blogs is Black Nashville History & Genealogy. Most of the info for the site comes from the Nashville Globe, an African-American newspaper that ran in the early-mid 1900s. Today, I captured:
- Nashville Globe-Independent — death notices & obituaries from Jan – Jun 1960.
Then, I discovered that the public library has quite a number of yearbooks. I’ve been in yearbook deluge lately so I had to continue and look at those. I even had to take a picture.
Today I captured the senior class listings for:
- Vanderbilt University – 1896, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905,
- Ward Seminary for Young Women - a girl’s high school. I got the names of the 1902 seniors.
- University of Tennessee – 1897, 1914, 1915 – these are all online already having been digitized by the University of Tennessee, but I took a few pictures anyway
- Hume Fogg High School – 1919, 1921
I also learned that the Nashville Metro Archives has a large yearbook collection so I will need to plan a visit there one day to look at them. Another very productive day! Unfortunately, tomorrow I need to run errands so no genealogy for me, but these past couple of days have been stellar. I now need to start my genealogy project Works-In-Progress List so I can keep track of my status with each of these.