“The Digital Library on American Slavery offers data on race and slavery extracted from eighteenth and nineteenth-century documents and processed over a period of eighteen years. The Digital Library contains detailed information on about 150,000 individuals, including slaves, free people of color, and whites. These data have been painstakingly extracted from 2,975 legislative petitions and 14,512 county court petitions, and from a wide range of related documents, including wills, inventories, deeds, bills of sale, depositions, court proceedings, amended petitions, among others. Buried in these documents are the names and other data on roughly 80,000 individual slaves, 8,000 free people of color, and 62,000 whites, both slave owners and non-slave owners.”–From the website.
“AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.”–From the Website. This is a digital collection from the Duke University Libraries.
National Association of Unclaimed Property Adminsitrators (NAUPA) : Free Search For Money That Might Be Due You
The NAUPA is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers and Council of State Governments and helps to find owners of unclaimed property and funds in all states and helps protected forgotten funds until claimed. Here you can search for the unclaimed property and funds tht might belong to you in every state you have lived in.
Information here from the IRS on a new law that allows immediate tax relief for donations made to Haiti relief organizations.
News releases, fact sheets, tax tips and YouTube video and podcasts from the IRS and relating to the 2010 tax filing season are available here.
The Trust For Public Land offers this Conservation almanac which offers infomation on conservation activity across the United States. You can use a map of conserved lands, find information about lands being conserved in your state, search for conserved lands, create reports and export data.
“This resource [from the Kaiser Family Foundation] provides regularly updated information on the status of U.S. funding for key global health programs throughout the budget and appropriations process. It includes a detailed breakdown of each major account as presented in the President’s budget request and in relevant appropriations bills as they proceed through Congress. It will be updated as needed. “–From the Web site.