• About.com: Genealogy contains many how-to-articles, many appropriate for a beginner
  • Access Genealogy is a mix of how-to arcticles, databases, and links to other family history websites
  • Allen County Public Library has one of the largest genealogical research collections available
    • Databases include military records, family histories, bible data, and much more
    • Gateways for African-American and Native American Research
    • Use the Genealogy Center Surname File to find others researching your same surname
    • The website is well organized and contains a number of research guides
  • $ Ancestry.com
  • Ancient Faces
    • Free old-photo sharing sites
    • Search by surname
    • Also contains unidentified photos
  • Apps:
    • Ancestry.com
    • Billion Graves
    • Craft – note taking app, organized by workspace
    • FamilySearch Memories
    • FamilySearch Tree
    • Find A Grave
    • FindMyPast Capture
    • Google Translate
    • MyHeritage
    • OldNews USA
    • RootsMagic
  • $ Archives.com
    • Now owned by Ancestry
    • Contains more than 2.6 billion digital records
    • Over 4.1 million Evangelical Lutheran Church in America birth, marriage and death records
  • Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
  • BillionGraves
  • Blacksheep Ancestors – for U.S. UK, and Canada
  • Blog Sites:
  • Center for Family History and Genealogy:
  • City Directories – predecessor of the telephone book
  • Cyndi’s List (contains information on researching throughout the world)
    • Largest collection of links available on-line
    • Offers thousands of categories covering everything from locations to occupations
  • David Rumsey Map Collection
    • Collection offers 55,000 plus maps and map related images
    • Features European, Asian, AFrican, North America, South America and worldwide maps dating from the 1700s to the 1950s
  • DeadFred
    • One of the largest photo reunion sites
    • Use detailed search to create parameters such as: date range, photographer, county/town, etc…
  • Ellis Island contains records of more than 25 million passengers and crew members
  • Facebook Groups
  • FamilySearch
  • Family Tree Maker UK – free family tree creator
  • Find-A-Grave
  • $ Find My Past
    • Pay-per-use or subscription site
    • Originally launched to provide UK and Irish records, however it is continually expanding
    • Offers more than 1.7 billion international family history records dating back to 1200
    • Estimated to contain 3 to 6 million obituaries for Britain, Ireland, and Scotland
    • Is in the process of digitizing and indexing over 100 million plus Catholic baptismal, marriage and burial records from the U.S. England, and Ireland to their Catholic Heritage Archives
    • Has the entire PERSI index up-to-date. PERSI is the Periodical Source Index which indexes articles in genealogy and history magazines, newsletters and journals dating back to the 1700s
  • Genealogy Learning Center contains many useful articles and ideas for research. Great for beginners!
  • Genealogy Gophers searches through out-of-copyright works digitized by FamilySearch
    ◦Identifies the names, dates and places in the books
  • $ Geni
    • Allows you and your relatives to collaborate on a family tree
    • Note: You cannot upload a GEDCOM file
    • It looks for matches from the World Family Tree and MyHeritage Family Trees, which you can merge into your tree
    • Once you have connected to more than 50 million profiles on Geni, you become part of the World Family Tree
    • Contains a discussion and project forum
  • Google Earth Software will allow you to combine old maps with newer ones by overlaying digital images with current maps
  • Harvard Open Collections Program focuses on digitizing historical materials not available elsewhere
    • The collection is searchable and organized by themes (i.e. U.S. immigration)
    • Contains more than 2.3 million digitized pages
  • History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
    • A useful article to help you get started in your research
    • Contains many useful links
    • Link provided by Isabella. Thank you for the recomendation!
  • $ Historic Map Works
    • Subscription or pay per use
    • 1.6 million historical maps searchable by today’s address, latitude, longitude, keywords, town names, mapmakers names, and year
  • Interment.net contains cemetery and death records from fraternal groups, historical societies and government data.
  • Message Boards
    • Message boards are very useful for connecting with others who are researching the same ancestors you are
    • Roots Web has been around for quite a while, and contains lots of information
    • GenForum has boards dedicated to specific surnames or geographic areas
    • Don’t get frustrated if you do not receive responses right away. I have had people respond with useful information based on a five-year old post
  • $ MyHeritage
  • NYPL Map Warper
    • Allows you to overlay digitized historical maps onto modern maps
  • Olive Tree Genealogy contains a wealth of how-to sections and databases
  • Puzzilla
    • Works with FamilySearch trees to give you an overview of your pedigree to help you spot holes
  • Romany Genes – one of the only websites that I’ve been able to find dediated to Romany & Gypsy genealogy
  • Rootsweb
  • Seventh Day Adventist Obituary Collection
  • Social Media Sites:
  • WorldGenWeb Project
    • Divides the world into 11 regions, then further breaks down regions by country, province, state or county
    • Each country project site is coordinated by volunteer researchers
    • Each country project site identifies available online resources, provides a listing of the country’s libraries and archives, and contains contact information for govenrment registrars and clerks in record offices
    • Most project pages have message boards and mailing lists for users
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