Links!! Lot’s o’ Links!!

Links to places that are local to Me
Surname Research Links

Local Links

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See if the surname history you found may be suspect.


Surname Research Links

The Top Ten List:
All About Genealogy Pages
Ancestry.Com Some areas are free, others require membership… Check out their FREE data base offerings each week.
Common Threads! & GenSource – Surnames & Archives
Computerized Ancestor Search the Index to nearly 800,000 family group sheets
Connect with Surnames Lots of searchable surnames. Register your Top10 surnames.
CPROOTS Genealogy Resource Center
Everton Publishers The magazine is no longer published but there are still free resources available here.
Family Surname & message board searches
Family Tree Maker Home Page Make your own page, surf other user pages for free, or subscribe to their Library (which now includes many on-line photos of the 1850 censuses).
GED2WWW Search the uploaded GedCom files… easy to surf thru trees.
Genealogy Attic
GeneaNet Genealogical Database Network in several different languages.
GenCircles Merged with HeritageNet, mostly a pay site now.
GenConnect Boards Search the message boards.
GENDEX — WWW Gene. Index Literally thousands of trees to surf thru!!
Genealogy Forum
Genealogy Home Page
Genealogy Most Wanted 9,100 surnames, 3,800 adoption Queries
Genealogy Portal
Genealogy Register
Genealogy Search Engine
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 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 Exchange
Surname Specific WebRings
Surname Springboard!!!
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: Census

Vitals: Death and Cemetery

Associated Catholic Cemeteries of WA
Cemetery Information/locations
Cemetery Junction
Cemetery Photos
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
Obituary Lookups
OCFA Cemetery Finding Aid Database of 2 Mill. + interments in Ontario, Canada
Political Graveyard
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: Military

Vitals: Immigration, Land, Homesteads

Vitals: Education & Occupation Related Links

Yearbook Attic Page
High School Alumni – Find Classmates all over the US Look for classmates or relatives; Register so they can find you.
Classmates.Com Look for classmates or relatives; Register so they can find you.

Specific Interest

Where is THIS Place?

FIND the name any COUNTY” for USA towns!! This is one of the most useful sites!!! If you know the CITY in the US, now you can find what the county name is, so you can write to that Seat to get your vital records documents.
Free ZIP CODE on-line lookup Have a ZipCode, but dont know what town it is for? Or vice-versa?
Antique Town Maps Index
U.S. Surname Distribution See the Migration of your surname across the USA
Map Quest On-Line Locate anywhere in the World… Make driving directions.

Bibles, Photos, Books, Docs, Papers, Articles, Etc.

Books, Bibles, etc. Download a complete list of books available.
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

Look Ups

Ancestral Findings | LIMITED Free Lookups birth, census, death, marriage, veterans, ship passenger lists, etc.
Deseret Census Look-Up Service for Hire
Genealogical CDs Specialized ( this site only!) Free CD Lookups
Genealogy Lady – answers your questions on-line.
Obituary Lookups
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Exchange free look-ups. (Only one look-up per month done per volunteer) Please consider joining this wonderful list!!
World Family Tree Submitter List has well over 135 Million Birthdays online

On-line GeneTools

Free On-line SOUNDEX Calculator Calc. the Soundex# to search archives.
Birthdate Calculater Form Automatically calculate birthdates.
Printable Abstract Sheets for census records USE these blank sheets for recording accurate census transcriptions!!!
AltaVista Translations Translate any webpage (enter URL) or Paste any text (from a letter, or compose a letter) and have this site translate the words to/from English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Great for writing a letter to foreign countries, and change it to their language!!
Guide to Free Online Photo Albums
PhotoLoft Free Photo Albums and Digital Images This is the one I am using.

Gene Programs & Images for Download

GEDCOM utilities and tools – Most Free Tools for “privatizing” living relatives in your file before publication.
Gedcom to HTML tools
WebGED conversion program
GEDcom Analyzer – compare 2 gedcom files!!! Free download – This is a really great, easy to use, program that will compare 2 *.ged files and show you the common individuals, and any differences in their dates/names. You can then tell it to produce a text file that you can print, or email, showing the info… a must for those that “import” GEDcom files!
GED2WWW : Database & Gedcom to HTML program
Genealogy homepage Images Backgrounds, Clipart, Animations.
Gen-Art by vikimouse
Genealogy- Clipart Links- Web Clip Art Web Page clip art pages
Newspapers and Libraries
California Digital Library

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