Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com/ R S FREE Dig up ancestral burial information from millions of tombstone images here. Search by an individual or cemetery name. Users are encouraged to upload additional tombstone photos and submit biographical information for memorial pages. You can even create virtual cemeteries to connect loved ones buried in different places. I was able... Continue Reading →
FamilySearch.org This is one of the best free online resources available. Search millions of digitized and indexed records from around the world. Some results point to offsite sources for digitized records. Don’t ignore the Learn tab; it’s packed with keyword-searchable articles and online courses.
Cyndi’s Listhttp://www.cyndislist.com/ T FREE Consider Cyndi Howells’ site your table of contents for online genealogy. You’ll find lists of sites dedicated to researching particular places, types of records, ethnic and religious groups, and more. Check out the Beginner’s category for guides and tips just for newbies. Code services offered: H =how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools. This is day 7.... Continue Reading →
Vital Rec http://www.vitalrec.com/ R H Free The most comprehensive resource for locating vital records. This site will show you to how to obtain vital records (such as birth certificates, death records, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, naturalization, adoption and land records) from each state, territory and county of the United States. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. If you are looking... Continue Reading →
Nine (9) top FREE genealogical websites. Sites suited for the beginning researcher. This is a short yet, comprehensive list that will allow you to explore (or for some revisit) a large range of resources that will help you on your journey. Over the next 9 days I will highlight a different website. Take time to visit the website and see what it has to offer. Every researcher should create their own toolkit of resources. This toolkit should expand and change overtime as your needs and research changes.
Anyone who has done even a tiny bit of research in the distant past, knows how difficult it can be to learn about female ancestors. There is a frequent tendency for women to be identified as Mrs. James Curtis in public documents. This makes it very hard to find women's first names and often impossible... Continue Reading →
Ok, that title is totally false. There are more than 3 steps to organization. For every researcher there is a way different way of organizing information. The method you use choose for organization is not as important as having a method and being consistent with it.I would encourage you to do some research and find... Continue Reading →
The National Archives is providing free access through FOLD3.com to all its digitized Civil War records for the United States Colored Troops through May 31, 2014. See here for details: http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2013/nr13-98.html The military service and pension records are a gold mine of historical, genealogical, social, and community information. You will find birth place and dates, physical descriptions, battles... Continue Reading →