Wednesday, July 25, 2007
"25 Genealogy Web Sites I Can't Do Without
The genealogy magazines print lists of web sites in occasionally - such as in Family Tree Magazine here and Family Chronicle here.
I haven't made a list like this for almost a year - my last top 10 list is here. Here are my top 25 that I, as an American researcher, can't live without (in approximate order of value to me) for online genealogy research:
1. Ancestry databases, family trees and publications (subscription site) and free articles - http://www.ancestry.com
2. Rootsweb databases, message boards, mailing lists, research guides, etc - http://www.rootsweb.com
3. LDS Family Search databases, research guides, library catalog - http://www.familysearch.org
4. US Genealogy Web state and county pages, user-submitted databases - http://www.usgenweb.org
5. Joe Beine's links to military, vital, naturalization, immigration, census and topic lists - http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/databases.html
6. Genealogy.com (subscription site) free family web pages and Genforum message boards - http://www.genealogy.com
7. Heritage Quest Online databases - using library subscription.
8. Steve Morse One-Step Web Pages links and search engines - http://www.stevemorse.org
9. Cyndi's List links to genealogy sites - http://www.cyndislist.com
10. New England Historical and Genealogical Society databases and publications (subscription site) - http://www.newenglandancestors.org/
11. Linkpendium genealogy links - http://www.linkpendium.com/
12. Olive Tree Immigration, Naturalization, Vital Record links - http://olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml
13. National Archives databases - http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/start-research/
14. Find A Grave cemetery transcriptions - http://www.findagrave.com/
15. Interment.net cemetery transcriptions - http://www.interment.net
16. Legacy obituary search - http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp
17. Obituary Archive at Newsbank (subscription site) - http://oa.newsbank.com/
18. Encyclopedia of Genealogy - http://www.eogen.com/
19. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - http://raogk.com/
20. United States Vital Records - http://www.vitalrec.com/
21. Family History 101 State Genealogy Information - http://www.familyhistory101.com/states.html
22. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System - http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
23. BLM General Land Office Records - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.asp
24. Ellis Island NY Passenger Lists - http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
25. WorldCat Library Cooperative - http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/
There are thousands more genealogy web sites with very useful and helpful data. The sites above link to many of them."
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