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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

postheadericon Free Sites

More and more people are learning how to make money from their sites, especially blogging.  Well, here is a link to some FREE Genealogy sites.


50 Free Genealogy Sites

1. FamilySearch: largest collection of free genealogical records in the world
2. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree
3. Fulton History: historical newspapers from the US and Canada
4. Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe
5. Google News Archive: millions of archived newspaper pages
6. US National Archives: official US National Archives site, many free genealogy databases and resources
7. Automated Genealogy: indexes of the Canadian census
8. FreeBMD: civil registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales
9. USGenWeb Project: massive free genealogy resource directory by US state and county
10. WorldGenWeb Project: genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss
11. Cyndi’s List: highly respected directory of free genealogy resources and databases online
12. Library and Archives Canada: official archives of Canada, census records and more
13. Ellis Island: immigration records, free indexes and original records, fee to download copies
14. FreeReg: baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK
15. Crestleaf: various genealogy records
16. RootsWeb: world’s largest genealogy community, huge amount of free information
17. Castle Garden: immigration records, pre Ellis Island
18. Chronicling America: giant database of archived US newspapers from the Library of Congress
 19. Dead Fred: genealogy photo archive
20. African Heritage Project: records on former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants
21. Family Tree Now: various genealogy records
22. Daughters of the American Revolution: military service records and more
23. JewishGen: Jewish ancestry research
24. FreeCEN: transcribed census records from the UK
25. Access Genealogy: vast family history directories and more, good Native American resources
26. British Library, India Office: records on British and European people in India pre 1950
27. Guild of One-Name Studies: extensive surname research site
28. Geneabloggers: massive directory of genealogy related blogs with a huge amount of free information
29. NativeWeb Genealogy: list of Native American genealogy resources and searchable databases
30. Viximus: member submitted biographical information
31. WieWasWie: for researching ancestors from the Netherlands (in Dutch)
32. UK National Archives: official National Archives of the UK
33. The National Archives of Ireland: official National Archives of Ireland
34. GENUKI: reference library of genealogical resources for the UK and Ireland
35. German Genealogy Server: German ancestry research (many sections in German)
36. Preserve the Pensions: War of 1812 pension records access
37. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: Civil War records from the National Park Service
38. LitvakSIG: Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy databases and resources
39. Italian Genealogical Group: Italian American genealogy resources and databases
40. Internet Archive: a large amount of information useful to genealogists, but you’ll need to do some digging
41. Billion Graves: headstone records
42. Open Library: good place to find family history books, search for surnames or locations
43. GenDisasters: for researching disasters and other events your ancestors might have been involved in
44. RomanyGenes: Romanichal ancestry research
45. Patriot and Grave Index: revolutionary war graves registry and patriot index from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
46. Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection: vast number of archived US newspapers
47. Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Database: hundreds of thousands of obituary entries
48. Sl√§ktdata: genealogy records for Sweden (in Swedish)
49. Hispanic Genealogy: wonderful list of resources for researching Hispanic ancestry
50: Free Genealogy Search Engine: search hundreds of free genealogy resources at one time on Family History Daily
There are many more free genealogy sites online. Since we can’t possibly list them all in one article, please share your favorite in the comments if you don’t see it here.
Friday, February 5, 2016

postheadericon GeneBloggers - Family Friends

A few months ago I started following Genabloggers (  In daily email, among other things, is a list of topic brain joggers each day for the many Genealogist Bloggers.  I am not dedicated enough to consider myself among those daily bloggers, but I thought I would play along sometimes.  Here are today's possible topics for a blog.
***Family Friends Friday
Family Recipe Friday
Follow Friday
Friend of Friends Friday
Friday’s Faces from the Past
Friday Funny
Funeral Card Friday

Family Friends.  When my grandparents were married in November of 1898 and living in Adrian, Michigan, my grandmother, just 17 years old at the time became friends with a neighbor who was also a new young bride.  That neighbor never had children of her own, but she and her husband were Godparents to my father when he was born many years after they were no longer neighbors.  I was familiar with "Aunt" Mildred Blaire, who visited Grandma for a week or so every year.  I believe Grandma visited her as often, too.  Aunt Mildred and her husband lived in Woodstock, Ontario and my grandparents in Michigan in the small town, Gibraltar, right on Lake Erie.
Here are my grandparents, Mildred and an unidentified young lady on a rock on the Eastern shore of Lake Erie in Canada.  Mildred's husband, Mark, was taking the photo.
This is my young father and "Uncle Mark" together at my grandparents' house on Fortune Street in Delray (now part of Detroit), Michigan.
My grandmother, Katie standing, and Mildred, seated, during one of Mildred's visits to Gibraltar, Michigan.  Both women were widowed by this time.
"Aunt" Mildred and "Uncle" Mark at their home in Woodstock, Ontario.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

postheadericon Genealogy Do-Over – Month 1 – January 2016

Setting Previous Research Aside:

This won't be too hard.  I am heading to Florida for the next 4 months and not taking previous research along...just my laptop.  Family Tree Maker isn't even on that computer.  I have my link to Ancestry on there, though, with previous research kept there.  I plan on following the workbook and lessons as much as possible being in a different location.

Preparing to Research:

Interested to find out what that entails and whether I can do that without my file cabinet of "stuff".  I am excited to start and see what I can accomplish.

I am excited to start!