Hints & Tips
- You never know what you might find at these sites!
- If your search brings up a long document, find your ancestor in it by using Windows "Find in this page" under Edit.
Hints & Tips
Many facts can be found about your ancestors in their church records. Find where the church keeps their older records and look for baptisms, confirmations, burials, marriages, etc. Often these records can help link generations and families together.
This public library has one of the nation’s best genealogy collections. Take a look at their pathfinders online. They will also copy articles for you found in Persi Index for a fee.
b) United States Army Heritage and Education Center Digital Collections
Order photos of your Civil War ancestors; search for other military history information
c) Stephen Morse’s One Step Web pages
Many easy to use search aides. Especially handy
Subscription site with free 1940 census and other free resources and articles. Free trial available.
e) About.com Guide to Genealogy
Great feature articles written by Kimberly Powell. You will be glad you took the time to explore this site!
f) AfriGeneas: African American genealogy
g) Enumerator Instructions
Instructions given to the enumerators for each
Contains over 10 million links to surnames and locations. A growing directory of resources. Search by state and then county.
i) Google Book Search
Search the full text of books. Great for history books of small towns.
The world’s largest genealogy wiki which strives to build a unified family tree.
k) Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
A long established resource of various categories of free collections. Now an Ancestry.com community. Explore the links that interest you such as: RootsWeb Surname List, WorldConnect family trees, or message boards. Visit the volunteer websites hosted by RootsWeb.
Discover what is new each year at this great conference. Learn more by watching the archived videos of presentations.
n) FamilyTree DNA
Order a DNA test and start to learn about a new area of family history.