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The Florida WPA Church Archives Inventory

In searching the Florida State Archives digital collections found at Florida Memory, I ran across this wonderful collection of church-related documents produced by the WPA. If you have early 19th and 20th century Florida ancestry, these documents will be of interest. The following is from the website: This collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) church […]

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Historic WPA-Created Hamilton County, Ohio, Veteran Burial Map Books Posted Online

The following teasor is from an article posted in the April 23, 2012 edition of CityBeat.com. Newly restored digital copies of 73-year-old maps detailing where U.S military veterans are buried throughout Hamilton County will be unveiled Wednesday. The Hamilton County Recorder’s Office recently received map books dating to 1939 that were thought to have been […]

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The WPA Era and its Impact on Genealogical Research

The following article about the WPA Era was written by Bryan L. Mulcahy, the Reference Librarian at the Fort Myers-Lee County Library. The year 1929 was one of the most tragic in American history. The infamous stock market crash coupled with the Great Depression that followed had a terrible impact on many Americans. Herbert Hoover […]

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