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Surname Research Links
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Surname Research Links
The Top Ten List:
Geni – Started out free & quickly went to being a pay site. Lot’s of good hearted volunteers here. BUT, if you put your family data here, and then change your mind and decide you want out, your data is theirs! Be careful!
GenSwap On-Line, Free Genealogy Data Searches.
Interactive Genealogy – very large site
MYged.com Search uploaded Gedcoms
Roots Surname List – Inter. Search Search RootsWeb!! A great place to start your research.
Rootsweb Data Bases Searches Search thru new data bases!
RootsWeb Surname List Search for surnames, or add your own surnames for free. GREAT place to get your names “out-there” so others can find YOU!! Have your data ready, as you will need to enter it (ie: RAINE – c1500s to 1990 – ENG>?> VA >KY> MO> IA> OR> WA> CA> AZ, USA)
Surname Specific WebRings
USGENWEB archives search Search the archives for postings, files, and emails.
USGenWeb Project Search By State and/or Counties (look for census, surname, etc
USIGS 1998-99 Surname Research
Vital Records Offices & Birth, Marriage
Vitals: Death and Cemetery
Associated Catholic Cemeteries of WA
Cemetery Records On-Line Search burials and cemeteries.
Find A Grave
FuneralNet Over 20,000 US & 1,100 Canadian Funeral Homes Listed
Ghost Town Graveyards
HEADSTONE HUNTER search for transcriptions, ask for volunteer/pic, or upload your contributions.
Obituary Link Page Read Obituaries on-line. Search by Surname or State
OCFA Cemetery Finding Aid Database of 2 Mill. + interments in Ontario, Canada
Portland,OR/Vancouver,WA Cemeteries/Info. Contact addresses & tele numbers!!
Saving Graves – Working together to preserve and protect endangered cemeteries. Report an endangered cemetery, learn how, locate cemeteries, etc.
Search the Passenger List of the Civil War’s 1865 Sultana Tragedy! It exploded – Mississippi River 04/27/1865. over 1,500 Union soldiers and crew perished.
Search the Social Security Death Index Write for a copy of the original SS application!!!
Tomb with a View Quarterly newsletter about the appreciation, study and preservation of the art and heritage in historic cemeteries. Learn “How To” do rubs without damaging the stones, or take a “tour”.US TombStones Transcribed On-Line!!! Your ancestor’s graves/data on line!!
Virtual Cemetery Search for photographs of Tombstones. See the photos and read what is on the stone. You may also upload your families Tombstone photos.
World Wide Cemetery – search or post permanent on-line memorials
WWW Post-Mortem Page
Vitals: Immigration, Land, Homesteads
Vitals: Education & Occupation Related Links
Where is THIS Place?
Bibles, Photos, Books, Docs, Papers, Articles, Etc.
BOOKSHOP Americana Books on History & State interest
Early Canadiana On-line Full text on-line, more than 3,000 books/pamphlets of CAN history. From the first European contact to the late 19th century.
EBAY on-line Auctions Don’t forget to search here (often) for “family bible”, “census”, or “genealogy”, as this site auctions some very rare data/books/films… (Please read their warnings about “buyer beware”, and only purchase from excellent “rated” sellers!!!! I have had no problems YET… but I have heard horror stories from others….but there could be family TREASURE being auctioned off right now!!!!)
Family Bibles – Maine, USA Collection
Ford & Nagle Find photos, bibles, & certificates.
GEN BAY – Authentic documents and newspapers to view on-line, buy copies, or purchase originals!
Genealogy Books & Micofiche
Higginson’s Books Books on History & individual Surname books.
Lost and Found Old Photographs
Lost Leaves Find photos & other family info purchased thru garage sales, etc
New England History & Genealogy Download Free Books Online
Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History
Gene Programs & Images for Download