CMUG Genealogy
Special Interest Group

Gail's Link List

Sites for Family History Research


Cyndi's List http://www.cyndislist.com

A must see! The first place to go if you are looking for a specific topic and don't have a URL for a link. More than 62,600 links: 50,400 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 120 categories. Another 12,150+ uncategorized new links in the works. Updated regularly (Should be at the top of everyone's list..

A Barrel of Genealogy Links http://cpcug.org/user/jlacombe/mark.html

A list of bookmarks for access to various genealogy related WWW resources, sites and home pages. I have distilled the listing into higher quality sites most useful for researchers. I have included some of the better Civil War Resources at the bottom of this page. It contains 307 General Links and 129 Civil War Links

Ancestry http://www.ancestry.com
Source for Family History Online. Free Genealogy News. Get Free Family History Tips, News and Updates. A wide range of databases; some are free and you must be subscriber to access others. Note a special census search to find others names living in the same area. Check often. New Databases are free for first 10 days after they are added to the site. Also hosts a private family website. A Year subscription is $59.00

LDS site http://www.family search.org
(Mormon Family History)

Searchable data by surname. If you want specific information click on Browse once
you get to the website for the following links:
Census and Lists, Court and Legal Records, Cultural and Religious Groups, Family Histories and Genealogies, Key Genealogical Sites, Key Genealogical Internet Sites, Land and Property, Libraries, Migration, Military, Places, Record Keepers, Research Support, Royalty and Nobility, Services and Tools, Surnames and Family Organizations, Vital Records

My Family -Family Website http://www.myfamily.com

Your free, private family web site that you can access for free and enroll your family members. It is hosted by Ancestry.com. It has the ability to post family news, pictures, video, family trees, recipes. It has an address book and a calendar for birthdays and anniversaries.Each member has their own ID Name and password. A family member serves as administrator

US GenWeb http://www.usgenweb.org/

This is the home page for The USGenWeb Project. It is a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet web sites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. There are links for census records, cemetery records, courts and wills, state, county and town links.

NARA http://www.nara.gov/genealogy
(National Archives & records Administration)

NARA is an independent Federal agency that helps preserve our nation's history by overseeing the management of all Federal records. The genealogy page has links to specific document information and locations for searching.
Genealogists are the most numerous users of the Washington, DC, research rooms, and 13 regional facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This area provides many of the finding aids, guides, and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of our facilities or for requesting records from NARA.
You will find:
African-American Research, Census Records, Immigration and Naturalization Records, Military Records, Miscellaneous Records, Passport Application,Post Office Records, Social Security Records, Native American Records, Naval Records and more.

National Archives of Canada http://www.archives.ca/

In English or French. Links to Canadian sources

Olive Tree Genealogy http://olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml

Dutch naming patterns of the 1600s to assist you in finding those elusive ancestors, passenger lists from ships sailing to the New World, Militia muster rolls, source materials for different locations and eras. Ontario, New York, New Jersey and more.

Soundex Machine http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/soundex/soundex.html

Subsection of NARA which converts names to soundex code (A letter and 3 digit code example. B625) which makes a search for an ancestor easier when searching census records

Federal Population Census Catalogs of NARA microfilm
http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/census/census.html

4 categories: 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920

Passenger lists on the internet http://members.aol.com/rprost/passenger.html

Search for Ships, Passenger lists, Countries or Names - links to ships list and short descriptions of each link. Updated and links added several times a week

Roman Numeral & Date Conversion http://www.guernsey.net/~sgibbs/roman.html

Julian or Gregorian Calendar conversion with a Roman Numeral Calculator. You must use Netscape to access the calculator

AltaVista Translations http://babelfish.altavista.com/content/browser.htm
Translates phrases to English from French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese and from English to those languages - on line.

Mid-Continent Public Library http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/ge/forms/
Genealogy forms downloaded as PDF files

Easy genealogy Forms
http://www.io.com/~jhaller/forms/forms.html

Templates which allow you to fill in data on computer Pedigree and family group sheets (for Mac and Windows for Word, Word Perfect, Claris Works and Excel) Must be downloaded to use with your word processing/spread program

Genealogy Software ToolBox
http://www.genealogysoftware.com/products/

Links to 346 genealogically-related titles currently profiled

Family Genealogy Springboard http://www.gensoftsb.com/

Allows you to look at features of different genealogy programs in both Mac and Windows platforms currently under construction some sections not up and running

 


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