Tuesday, October 02, 2007

New Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

Here are a few of Library of Congress' latest additions and changes (approved September 19) to their subject headings which are of interest to family historians and genealogists:

  • D'Argent Lafrance family (related term: Lafrance family)
  • Delafontenelle family (used for La Fontenelle family)
  • Dgebuaże family (used for Dgebia family and for Dgebuadze family)
  • Dzurek family
  • Great Chebeague Island (Me.) (used for Cebeas Island (Me.), Chebeag (Me.), Chibidisco (Me.), Gebeag Islands (Me.), Gebeig (Me.), Great Chebeag Island (Me.), Great Jebeig Island (Me.), Great Sheebage (Me.), Gret Chebeag Island (Me.), Jebeig (Me.), and Jeebege Island (Me.); a broader term is Islands—Maine)
  • Holy Island (Ireland) (used for Iniscealtra (Ireland) and Inishcaltra (Ireland))
  • Lafrance family (related term: D'Argent Lafrance family)
  • Lichtenburk family
  • Marcanova family
  • MierosÅ‚awski family
  • Stoltz family (used for Stolte family)
  • Van Zee family (used for De Zeeuw family)
  • Vanderwall family (used for Van der Wal family, Vanderwaal family, Vanderwal family)
  • Watteville family (used for Wattenwyl family)
It would be easy to go look these up in the Library of Congress catalog to see what new library item caused the addition or change, but it would be more challenging to come up with these names in a census. Maybe the Genealogue will use some of these in challenges.

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