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GENEALOGY

Researching Our Roots

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BEGINNER RESEARCH

Genealogy Help and Guides
Links to general guides for getting started in your ancestor search
Online Genealogy Classes
An online, self-paced couse in beginning genealogy by the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Ancestors
Step-by-step guide to beginning genealogical research; also has chart and record forms that can be copied. This site corresponds with the PBS special.
A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy in Seven Basic Steps
Basic steps in doing genealogical research by William Dollarhide, a leading expert in the field.
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INFORMATION ON THE NET

Bettye Sutton's family
USGenWeb Project
State by state access to genealogical information about that state and its counties.
Lineages
          An online resource with searchable records.
Archaic Medical Terms for Genealogists
A listing of archaic medical terms and terms commonly misused or confused.  Maintained
by a doctor in England who will answer questions by email.
Ancestry World Tree Index
Search capability to find by name information about that individual in sources indexed by World Tree.
Family Finder Index
This Index lists the names of more than 123 million people who appear in numerous types of documents.
Vital Records Information State Index
Where and how to obtain marriage, birth, and death records, wills and deeds from every state.
 
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GOVERNMENT SOURCES

Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States
This government bureau provides access to over nine million land title documents for the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The database may be searched by name of patentee or by specific land description.
USGS Mapping Information: GNIS Data Base Query Form
Great geographical information, a resource vital to genealogy research.
National Archives
A site containing the holdings in the National Archives
State Library Web Listing
Links, by state, to state library agencies that have a web page. Most give access to their online catalog.
U.S. Gazetteer
Search site for locating counties or MCDs by name and state abbreviation or 5 digit zipcode.
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GENEALOGY DIRECTORIES - Links to Links

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
An unbelievable collection. Over 27,650 links (more every day), categorized and cross-referenced in more than 70 categories.
Genealogy Toolbox
Links to 10 main categories: Guides & Indexes; Surname Data; Area Specific and Ethnic Resources; Groups & Associations, Commercial Resources; Web Projects; News/Serials; Library Resources; Genealogy Software and Heraldry.
Family Chronicle Magazine
Best genealogy sites as recommended by readers.
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FINDING PEOPLE

Surname and Family Data : Genealogy White Pages
Pathway to family databases and surname information.
Social Security Death Index
An index to persons collecting or paying social security at the time of their death.
Adoption Network
Information for different persons involved in adoption; birthparents,adoptees, papers.
International Directories
Links to telephone directories for over 60 countries worldwide.
Gendex ----- Index of Surnames
A searchable database of surnames with email links to persons researching that name.
Surname Helper
Search for a surname on the Internet


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WORLD SOURCES

International Internet Genealogical Society
A new organization whose website is devoted to worldwide genealogy. Written in 10+ languages.
German-Russian Genealogy
The German population in Southern and Volga Russia and their descendants who immigrated to the US in the late 19th and early 20th century.
National Archives of Ireland
A guide for researchers with Irish ancestry. Also has a link to other archives around the world.
United Kingdom and Ireland
A website for ancestor research in the UK and Ireland.
Central and Eastern Europe
A web site for Central and Eastern European genealogy.
Canada GenWeb Project
Canada's GenWeb Project with links to pages for the provinces of Canada..
WorldGenWeb
Links to online websites for many countries of the world.
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ETHNIC SOURCES

Afrigeneas
Designed for African-Americans searching for their roots.
Heraldica
A coat of arms site that contains a variety of information on heraldry and other related topics.
Hispanic Research
 A comprehensive site devoted to hispanic genealogical research.
Jewish Genealogical Research
A guide to Jewish genealogical research. Access to databases of prepared family trees.
Native Americans
Index to Native American Resources on the Internet.
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GENEALOGICAL LIBRARIES

Clayton Library, Houston, TX
Instructions on how to use the resources in one of the largest genealogy libraries in the country.
The Library of Congress
A catalog of the Library of Congress which has vast genealogical holdings.
Family History Center
Probably the largest genealogical library in the world. Located in Salt Lake City.
Allen County Public Library
A large genealogy library. Does the index of periodicals in the field known as PERSI.

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