Source: Online Digital Records

Many documents and media images are available in digital format through websites created by the sources of the documents.

A Guide to Using U.S. Census Records

The U.S. Census documents are valuable resources for the genealogist and family historian. The data collected has changed over the years since the first census in 1790. Read about the available data and the changes that have occurred.

1900 U.S. Census

The 1900 U.S. Census documents are available to search for free online. The census questions provide a great deal of information for family historians and genealogists.

Remembering the Sears Roebuck Catalog

Sears 1902 Catalog - Farm Implements

The Sears Roebuck catalog was the shopping equivalent of for most of the 20th century, especially in rural America, which did not have easy access to brick-and-mortar department stores.

Sears Roebuck Catalogs

Sears 1902 Catalog - Farm Implements

Since its modest beginning as a watch retailer in 1896, Sears Roebuck quickly expanded its retail offerings to include household furnishings, kitchen utensils, farm equipment, clothing, sporting goods, hardware, tools — almost anything you could think of could be ordered from Sears Roebuck. You could even order an entire pre-fabricated house, which would be delivered to you… Read more »

TeSelle, Gerrit Henry (1894-1953)

TeSelle Gerrit H. (1894-19530 Portrait, about 1919

Gerrit H. TeSelle was the youngest son of Harmen Jan te Selle (1844-1919). Gerrit served in WWI and then came back home to Firth, Nebraska. He married Pearl Spellman and they had two children.