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Did you know...?
The Gettysburg Address was delivered by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg.
Search the Ancestry Library Edition collection "Abraham Lincoln Papers" for keyword "Gettysburg Address" (using double quotes) to see a variety of handwritten letters and responses between Lincoln and others regarding the speech.
Did you know...?
November 22, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas.
ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of indexed names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest® Online.
New in Ancestry Library Edition
What's new in Ancestry Library Edition? Here a list of just a few of the recently added collections:
- England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837
- Collin County, Texas, Marriage Index 1800-2010
- North Carolina, Native American Census Selected Tribes, 1894-1913
- St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Slave and Free People Records, 1733-1930
- Belgium, The Twentieth Train, 1943 (in French)
The Historical Record
Because genealogy reveals the expected or the ordinary, we thought we would celebrate a lesser known holiday in the month of December: International Volunteers Day! As our way of saying "Thanks" to all of you that volunteer, we have unearthed a few images of our ancestors volunteering from the Ancestry Library Edition Pictures Collection. Enjoy!
Food in England. Women in Britain's Land Army help to maintain the fertility of British soil in preparation for crops. These volunteers come from every walk of life. Britain. [Nitrate negative. 1943 Apr.] From the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.
A group of refugees at Proti Island, Constantinople, with American Red Cross nurse who looks after the sick assisted by Russian SistersVolunteers. Istanbul, Turkey. [Photographic print.1919-1920.] From the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000 collection.
Answering call for volunteer nurses aides. Miss Thelma Harris, instructor of volunteer nurses aides at Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, D.C., gives Miss Maxine Jackson directions on how to fill an ice cap. Miss Jackson is one of the manyvolunteers now being trained at the hospital. Mississippi, United States. [Safety film negative. 1943.] From the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.
German volunteers; raw recruits for the Greek forces, War of 1897. Germany. [Photographic print on stereocard. 1897.] From Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.
Volunteers at Northeast Missouri State University. United States. [Yearbook. 1972.] From U.S. School Yearbooks collection.