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SOME HELPFUL GENEALOGICAL LINKS OF GENERAL INTEREST AND INCLUDING MANY DATABASES

Selected by Ron Moore

CYNDI'S LIST OF GENEALOGY SITES ON THE INTERNET

CYNDI'S LIST OF GENEALOGY SITES ON THE INTERNET

The place to start!

Google

My favorite internet search engine. Try it and you'll like it!

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LEGACY FAMILY TREE


Version 3.0 is currently a free download


They advertise this program as the most comprehensive easy to use family history software. I readily agree since I have used many other genealogy software programs over the years and have now used this one for at least two years. I enjoy the ease of editing new information as I get it. I originally purchased mine, and I am still using version 3.0 and now they are giving it away free! It is easy to gedcom to and is at least worth a trial. They now have a more deluxe edition which they are selling and which you can purchase. It makes nice charts and does everything you want to do in a genealogy software program including making references and notes. You can also add photos or tape recordings. Try it since it is free and you won't be sorry. I guess I should upgrade to the Deluxe Edition.

The SurnameWeb

THE SURNAME WEB


Look for your surname. If you can't find it, add it. Also search genealogy home pages



Discover your ancestry at ANCESTRY.COM!


Features new databases added every weekday in addition to other world databases and maps, with some free and others by subscription. They have many old and valuable reference books and some that were not even indexed in the original publication, but this format allows every name to be retrieved. You need to watch for the variant spellings since this is not a soundex type search. Ancestry also has PERSI as one of their databases. (Periodical Source Index). Searchable Census Indexes are also available for searching. Their newest big feature is many of the actual US Census records which may be viewed in their original script. Their aim is to eventually have all census schedules for the entire US. Check to see if the ones you need or now available.This may save you a trip to the library.


Find Your Ancestors NOW!
 Enter a name:
 
  Given Name(s)

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You may do an Ancestry database search here. Some are free and others require a subscription. Rates are reasonable and you may subscribe here. It doesn't cost anything to try it out and see how many hits you receive for a given name. Just put the name of the person you are searching for in this search engine. You may narrow the search by requesting a certain locality, a keyword and a specific record type. Over one billion names may be searched in this database.

US GENWEB PROJECT


Search all US states for free on-line help and searchable databases for each county. You will find a map of the US and click on the state of interest, then look for the list of counties. There is also a map of the state which includes all current counties. Their policy is to keep this information free to all as long as it is for personal use, but they do accept donations to help pay the overhead which is considerable for such a tremendous operation. The people who maintain these pages donate their time, so be sure to express your thanks and be courteous if you ask them to do a special favor such as to look up something in a county resource

US GENWEB ARCHIVES SEARCH ENGINE

You will find many hidden databases here for each state and locality


Search the US GENWEB Free Archives Digital Library


ROOTS WEB

The purpose of Roots Web is to make large volumes of data available to the on-line genealogical community at minimal cost and to provide support services to on-line genealogical activities such as USENET newsgroup moderation, mailing list maintenance, surname list generation, etc. They ask for your support to keep their services free to all. This certainly is a worthy project


ROOTSWEB MAILING LIST THREADED ARCHIVES SEARCH


Many of the Roots Web Lists have been archived so that you can search them. This database is free but you will need to sign up for access. This is a good way to find others who may be researching the same line as you are.


LDS FAMILY SEARCH GENEALOGY SITE

This huge free database is the one that many of us have been looking forward to for many years. You can search your ancestors by putting a name in their search engine, or narrow your search by also putting in the spouses name. You will then need to decide which of the many hits you receive, that are actually your family. This site is still undergoing tests and there may be changes. It is anticipated that the various databases may include the very popular International Genealogical Index (IGI), Ancestral File (AF) and the Family History Library Catalog

Ellis Island
Ellis Island Website

If you had ancestors who came to America in the late 19th or early 20th century (1892-1924), did they come through Ellis Island? If they did, you may be able to find them in this large on-line Ellis Island Database being developed by the American Family Immigration History Center. It may help you to identify when they immigrated, where they came from, the ship they arrived on and in some cases they went back to the old country and returned again and this may also help you identify where they were living in America and if they had become a US citizen. In order to search the database, you need to register, but it is free.

Lineages
Lineages

Lineages' Web Site is a major genealogy reference library and resource center built and maintained by professional genealogists who understand the needs of beginning researchers and experienced family historians. There are free genealogy queries, Next of Kin, Records Vault with many free searchable records for the United States. It also has access to the most extensive gazetteer on the Internet. Many of their services are free, but if you need extra help or the services of a professional genealogist, they have people that can assist you for a fee.


PENNSYLVANIA STATE ARCHIVES

This is ARIAS

ARIAS stands for Archive Record Information Access System. ARIAS is designed to facilitate civilian access to archival records created by all branches and levels of the Pennsylvania State Government. This currently includes Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card Files, World War I Service Medal Applicant Cards, and Spanish American War Veteran Card Files of US Volunteers. The actual card files can be searched live. More records are planned for the future.



FAMILY TRACER

Ultimate Family Tree Gedcom Database

You may search the names free, but it takes a subscription to access the data


FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY ON-LINE CARD CATALOG

Family History Library On-Line Card Catalog

You can now do an on-line search of books and microfilms available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. If you are going there to do research, this is a great way to save time by already having call numbers of material you are searching. This library has the largest genealogy collection in the world. This is also a good way to determine what has already been published on a line you may be researching. You can also determine which records have been microfiled for each county in the US and most countries of the world, and can then go to a Family History Center near you and order those films to review

ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ON-LINE CARD CATALOG

Allen County Public Library On-Line Card Catalog

This Library located in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, has the second largest genealogy collection in the world, the largest being the Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here you can search their on-line card catalog. This is one way to determine what may have already been published on a line you are searching. If you are planning to travel there, this is a great way to save time in your research by already having call numbers for information you may want to look up.

MELVYL ON-LINE CARD CATALOG SEARCH

Melvyl On-Line Catalog Search

Melvyl is the On-Line Card Catalog of the various Universities that make up the University of California. Included in this list is the California State Library in Sacramento and the Sutro Library in San Francisco. The Sutro Library has the largest genealogy collection west of Salt Lake City. The Sutro Library participates in interlibrary loans, at least in California. You can search all libraries or any individual one

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY ON-LINE CARD CATALOG SEARCH

CATNYP On-Line Card Catalog

CATNYP is the on-line Card Catalog for the New York Public Library. This represents their research libraries cataloged since 1972. You may search their holdings here.

VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY DIGITAL LIBRARY PROGRAM

Virginia State Library Digital Library Program

The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program (DLP) is an internationally recognized effort to preserve, digitize, and provide access to significant archival and library collections. The DLP transfers rare and unique Virginia materials into an integrated, user-friendly electronic research environment. Since its inception in 1995, the Program has digitized more than 2.2 million original documents, photographs, and maps, and produced more than 80 fully-searchable databases, indexes, and electronic finding aids. You may find some documents such as births, deaths, marriages, wills, court records, land records and some electronic card indexes.

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX

Updated monthly and permits interactive searching.

Courtesy of Rootsweb

Great for finding deaths within the past 50 years if they worked under Social Security. You should also be able to find the exact date of birth. It is free


Family Tree Maker

Book Databases


Three new databases added each working day. You can search the databases for any name free, but you need to be a subscriber to access the information. The US Cenus index is on-line and the actual 1850 US Census has now been added and can be searched for the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island,Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. More states are promised soon


EASTERN STATES GENERAL LAND OFFICE

This tremendous database is from the US Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office. Patents are from 1820-1908 and include the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida. With this database you can search for any names in a given state, determine where the property was located, when it was acquired and get its legal description. You can also determine who owns adjacent properties. If you wish a certified copy of a land patent, you may purchase it on-line. This site is best viewed with Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0. More records will be added in the future. I am certain you will enjoy searching this one!


HEARTHSTONE BOOKS


They claim to be "American's Oldest Genealogy Bookstore Devoted Entirely to Genealogy and Related Subjects." They have a searchable on-line database and feature books on general research, ethnic groups, states and regions.



HERITAGE BOOKS ARCHIVAL DATABASE

New database in progress. There is now a master index for all indexes of their large collection of genealogy and local history books which can be searched free and they are now working on the body of their collection, putting many of these books on-line to be searched, but this will require a subscription to access the data

GENEALOGY SERVICES ON-LINE

The Genealogy Forum on Compuserve
By Dick Eastman

DICK EASTMAN'S HOME PAGE

ROOTS COMPUTING

Dick Eastman's
ONLINE GENEALOGY NEWSLETTER

Courtesy of Ancestry

SHAKING YOUR FAMILY TREE
by MYRA VANDERPOOL GORMLEY C.G.

Courtesy of Ancestry

GenUtil

HANDY GENEALOGY CALCULATOR

GenUtil is a shareware application that 1) calculates an age based on a birth date and any other date; 2) calculates a birth date based on a death date and an age (e.g. cemetery record that gives the age in years, months and days); and 3) calculates a Soundex code for any surname.

The program is small and can easily be downloaded to a floppy or directly to your system if you wish. The download is a zip file and takes only a few seconds. If you try it and like it, the author, Linda Dil, asks you to send her $5. I have moved mine to my desktop for easy access.


CALENDER FOR YEARS 0001 TO 4000

by STEFFEN THORSEN

From the date, determine what day of the week an event did or will take place. A neat calender that also shows the holidays.


GENEALOGY IN THE UNITED STATES


HELMS GENEALOGY TOOLBOX


FAMILY FINDER

All kinds of neat data on this site. A good way to find home pages for the surname you are searching, from Genealogy.com.


HERITAGE QUEST

They claim to be "America's Largest Genealogy Store". Featured on this site is the new digital census records which can be ordered on CD's.


KNOWX, YOUR COURTHOUSE ON THE WEB

Use to find people or current owners of property. There is a charge for service with some free searches. Also a lot of other data can be found here, mostly on living people, but there is also a death index


I FOUND IT!


I Found It! is a directory of genealogy related sites on the world wide web. Your search criteria are compared to information about the site provided by the owner. Try this free genealogy search engine.


NORTHERN LIGHT


A GREAT SEARCH ENGINE FOR GENEALOGY!


YAHOO GENEALOGY

Search 82 different genealogical categories on the web


GENEALOGY FAMILY FORUM

Search forum for your surnames. Search queries for others who may be researching the same family. There is also an area for regional US states and counties. Messages stay up indefinitely. The forum also supports a chat area. Everything is free and is supported by advertisers. A great place to find lost cousins who are searching for lost cousins!

LINKS TO OTHER DATABASES OF SPECIAL INTEREST

California Death Index by Rootsweb
California Birth Index by Rootsweb
Census Project by US Genweb
Colorado Marriages and Divorce Search by Colorado Dept. Public Health and Environment
England and Wales: Free Births, Marriages and Deaths by Rootsweb
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index by
Illinois State Archives & Illinois State Genealogical Society
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Indiana Marriages Through 1850 by Indiana State Library
Kentucky Vital Records by University Kentucky
Michigan GenealogicaL Death Indexing System
Obituary Daily Times
Ohio Death Certificate Index by the Ohio Historical Society
Texas Vital Records by Rootsweb
US GenWeb Project

USE A SEARCH ENGINE HERE TO FIND ANYTHING ON THE WEB!

 
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