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the Family History Websites the Pros Use- All
offer free information
- search-Free public trees $ Census, Marriage,
Birth, Death etc.
Fed Census Substitute Databases to find families
Western States Marriage Records
and Family Tree Records Must visit. Library
Catalog, Family Trees, Training,
File, Pedigree Resource File Early four generation
project, pedigrees IGI Inter Gen Index
and Other Libraries Family History Books Read
your family histories online.
Immigration Records Individal, family, ship, voyage
families EarlyLDS.com - Nauvoo family histories
Diaries Specialty LDS Wiki
or try African
American and Native
American (by Davis)
Trail records from the LDS archives. Read about your pioneer ancestors
Training- Family Tree Getting Started Also,
Beginnng Search Tips Short video to help you find more
correct people in your searches
Family Tree Training at https://familysearch.org/tree-training
Family Tree Short Videos Training by the Moon. Also has a practice place called the Sand Box
at FamilySearch.org Shows where to research. Also Wiki LDS Ancestors
Shows where to find the records. States and countries have their own Wiki records table.
Free. Census for US, Canada, United Kingdom and Native
War Records Free from the Nat' Park Service.
List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.
A Grave Information on people who have died
Genealogy.com - good forum to leave/find info or find researchers
Sites - US and State Find Free official Genealogy
Websites for any State. You can also google a Country
using Google.com i.e. GenWeb Australia
Quest Rev War Pension Records, Census, PERSI, Family
Histories, Freedman Bank Records. Free for SL County
Library Card/Pin #
Archives Federal, State and County records. Click
Here to see Online forms.
Archives search immigration, countries, states, counties,
wars: WWII, Korean, Vietnam... Naturalization
Archives Cross-reference to Family Search Library
(Library of Congress) many states- from 1836 to
U.S. Resources by State and County One of the earliest
places that people have posted info.
of 1812 Pension Records Free - ongoing effort to put these online. (part of Fold3.com)
Maps and Location Finders:
Rotating county formation maps. Scroll down, under
'State Maps' choose state.
your own maps. Use BLM's Geocommunicator
to choose ownership, change scale, add street
layer, digital orthos, satellite or other. If you click on Identify button, then on
the map...the Principle Meridian, Township, Range,
State, and County will show; zoom in to show
Section number (for any of the 30 PLSS states). Show Lat/Longitude
of any place or map feature.
Point - Fly to a legal description Uses free
Google Earth and a legal description or Lat/Longitude
to virtually plot and show you what it looks
like today. Great site!
and County Maps Click on State to see all
counties. Then click on county.
site: #1 Search for Geographic Sites or Features,
Good, Choose ACME Mapper Service to display map
with county boundaries. Then choose Topo.Find
cemeteries, rivers, creeks, ghost towns, populated
places, mountains, trails, etc. Find latitude
and longitude of any place. View in many map
formats such as Satellite or Quad or street maps
Search for Geographic Sites or Features
Sites for Special Purposes
National - Government Land Office Records View
original settlers and land descriptions for counties
of the 30 Public Domain states. Very early patents
are still being added. When completed, it will
have Larnd Warrant and Land Records info from
1788 to early 1900s.
Books Search historical books for a Person
or Place. Many town histories are searchable.
Language Translator Translates
58 languages to and from English. Can't read
a web page? Type in its address. Translates entire
Ports/Passengers Lists - includes Canadian and
Mexican Border Crossings -some $. Searchable by
Ships, Ports and Passengers Lists. Hint: in search
box try last name or ship name or year
- Castle Garden
1855-1891 Partial indexes and passenger lists.
- Ellis Island 1892-1924 Original
images of records at port of New York Index
and Naturalization Immigration
and Naturalization indexes, records, images
Immigration Records 1840 ~ 1890
Records Good - Naturalization
Records searchable by State.... also has link
List Nicknames for your ancestors.
Also, see Behind
OCR Change an image (or PDF) to a MS Word
or txt document. Do not login, just browse to
your image, Upload, type in number that appears,
click Recognize. Text will appear under the Recognize button.
Finder Find famous people to whom you are
Morse Search Tool i.e. ship passenger lists,
Social Security Death Index, Soundex Converter
large fan and pedigree charts and more. May also
Software for the Family History Researcher:
Quest $, has a Free version that
downloads generations from Family Tree. tutorials
graphics program zipped folder containing the install file for FREE Paint.net and its
plug-in files: Feather.dll and Perspective.dll.
gives it 5 stars and a great review. download it, install it, copy the two dll files to the
Magic Has Free version called Essentials
that downloads generations from FamilyTree - tutorials
Search by County or State
States Archives Digital Records For Archive
site, click on link under desired state. Usually,
great information for each state collected from
States Death Certificates Some Birth and Marriage
too Some free online, others with indexes
that you can use to get free certificates from
microfilms from LDS library.
States genealogy sites Choose a state. (mesarfhc.org)
Genealogy Inc History
of States and Counties. Scroll
down, select a state.
free Scroll down, click state under State Maps
Cemetery Records from Interment.net
and County GenWeb sites May find free help
on looking up information, also has history information
and some records
States Access Genealogy Free - U.S. genealogy
research (Native American, Military, more)
States Genealogy Databases from GermanRoots.com
- American passenger lists, military, census,
States Genealogy Sleuth Pro Genealogist -
Ancestry.com's official research firm's site.
U.S. genealogy research
Records Chart showing when vital records
began for each state. From FamilyTree Magazine.
Alabama Land Records
Some are not found on the BLM GLO Land Office site above
Birth and Death Certificates
Digital Newspapers 534,354 pages from 1846
Newspapers 500,000+ pages from 1859 to 1923
Genealogy Early (1636-1776) court records, wills, stories of early settlers
Genealogy databases at the Georgia Archives. i.e. type Clarke in search box...Search, then Marriage in search box...Search
Researchers for hire
Marriages Most are free, just
don't click on links that show archives.com
All Arichive databases by Last, First Name
County, IL Vital Records
Death Index Pre 1916 Statewide
Death Index 1916-1950
Marriage Index 1763–1900
Formation maps and much more.
1816-1955, Military records and more
1910 Birth and Death 1910-1961
Death Certificates When there, scroll to
bottom of page
Co, Mo Marriage Records
Jersey Archive Search Vital, Military, Land
and more Film numbers coorespond to LDS
Redbank Newspaper Archive 1878-1991
York Free Birth, Death, Naturalization 1824-1959.
Choose database, at bottom choose 'click here'
button [Not just Italians]
York State Marriages 1639-1786
Certificate Index, 1913 - 1944 Marriage
and Death Certificates 1800-1950 Hint: click
on USA, type Ohio
Pennsylvania Archives Free historical records
databases different links from Cenus Finder
Birth and Death Certificates images and more. Type
Texas in the Search box.
Historical - Records
Digital Collections. Death certificates,
land records, mining claims, etc. Hint: Click
on advance search, i.e. in 'The exact phrase
box' type George W. Briggs, click search, if
more than one...click next hit OR Scroll down
and choose the collection to search i.e. Death
Government - Utah Master Title Plat, HIstorical
Index Records Enter Township, Range, Meridian,
Land Rec Type= Historical Index. Click Find.
Search Historical Indexes for items matching
your land description and time your ancestor
lived there. Use Serial Filing No. when sending
to NARA for more information.
Men of Utah' history book of prominent Utah
Cemetery and Burial Records
Mountain West Digital Library
Digital Newspapers has been updated with
several more Utah newspapers
historic books, manuscripts and collections. Use double quotes like "John A. Ray"
County and Land Records Tip: Click "Best
Sources for Virginia Research by Time Period";
at the top click the time period, click the source
Collections e.g. Click on Collections by
Topic, Military Service, Rev War Pensions, Alpha
List: Smith, John, Click on Smith, John, Click
on URL to see images
Birth, Marriage, Death, more...
Virginia Free Birth, Marriage, Death
Search by County or State
England - Scotland - Ireland - Wales
/ UK Sites
note at top. Free at Family History and County
How and where to search for British family history.
UK bmd sites. May search by Parish
- England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Island, Isle
My Past $Varied, passenger list, BMD, Outbound from
Births, Marriages, Deaths
has largest single index to English church records, but
no Quaker records (RG6).
Census 1901 and 1911 or Many
Ireland Church Records 1700s to ~1920s or Other
Times London newspaper since 1785 - see archives
Counties, Provices and more England's 1851 jurisdictions
Archives (mostly free) military pensions index, wills,
1901 Census Eng and Wales
site use, but certificates cost some)
(&other) maps (free) Click on county links.
Web Wales Nat'l Library- marriage bonds, allegations,
Probate before 1858. National Library of Wales -
view probate images
Vital Records $ Many different types of records.
Check Census 1851-1916, Check Passenger List 1865-1935, Check
GENWEB and much more
information. Free at Family History and County
a Grave in Canada
Immigration, before 1865
Naturalization, 1915-1951 for only non-British
ancestors up to 1947
- Click on Canada Census Records
- (automatedgenealogy.com) some 1851/52, 1901,
some 1906, 1911 hint: click on page and year
links to see all data. Click split view to see
image. Has links to other Canada data as well.
1881 census images, immigration, vital records,
military much more.
Canadian Research - 1851-1911 Censuses, BMD.
a GenWeb Site Type "genweb (space) Canada" and
click on it, the provinces are listed on the
left column within this website.
and Archives Canada This takes you straight
to their databases
and Family History Can see most records.. Get
Birth-Marriage-Death, Immigration, Land, Millitary,
Columbia (Province in 1871) - Provincial
(1870) Vital Records from 1882 - use film
# to find records on microfilm
Brunswick (1867) Provincial Archives
(1873) Vital Records
Scotia (1867) BMD (not all yet)
(1867) Land Petitions 1763-1865
(1905) - Births before 100 yrs ago, deaths
before 70 yrs ago
Youth and Family History Lots of challenges
and things to do for different age groups.
Indexing records Help in a World-wide effort
to make records available to all.
Game For Parties, Meetings, Youth groups...
Learn while having fun. Set your Categories,
Q&As. Easy, just download the zip file, extract
it and read the ReadMeFirst file which is included.
(Uses JeopardySuperTeacherTools). No Internet
or Power Point needed.
Origins Where did your name come from?
- Family Tree Kids by Family Tree Magazine.
Don't forget to try the Family Tree Fun tab
Names Find out Statistics and places about
your last name. Where did it come from?
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