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Finding Funeral Cards Online for your Genealogy. Background | Search With a long tradition both in the United States and Europe dating back to the 1800's, funeral cards (also sometimes called mass, mourning or remembrance cards) are an excellent source of information for genealogists.

Finding Funeral Cards Online for your Genealogy

While not a traditional "vital record", they often provide great clues like death and birth dates, name of the cemetery where the deceased was interred, name of the funeral home, and sometimes even a photo of the ancestor. In her article, Funeral Cards, Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens explained that, "funeral cards were to be distributed to family members, friends, and the surrounding community in a timely manner to alert invitees to the date and time of the funeral. Recipients of a funeral card were expected to attend the funeral or risk offending family members. Conversely, those who did not receive an invitation would have been insulted, whether it was intentional or an oversight. " Search the Funeral Cards Online collection Contributing Funeral Cards. Digital Libraries.

Finding People. Netherlands large color map. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Internet History Sourcebooks Project Paul Halsall, Editor Last Modified: Dec 11 | linked pages may have been updated more recently The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use. 1.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. 2. 3. Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Genealogy Research Guides - State Census Records. 101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free. Is free genealogy a thing of the past?

101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free

With the constant addition of subscription genealogy databases on the Internet, people often wonder if there will soon be an end to free genealogy research via the Web. For those of you with this concern, take heart - free genealogy databases aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Web sites from all over the world contain free genealogy information of use to family tree researchers which has been contributed by individuals, companies and even governments. MIGRATIONS.org (p)(f) Genealogy Gems. Genealogy Guys. Blog » More Free RootsMagic Classes. More Free RootsMagic Classes It seems like the more free RootsMagic classes we do, the more requests we get for additional topics.

Blog » More Free RootsMagic Classes

Here are 4 new classes scheduled for the next couple of months. Each class will be limited to the first 1000 people to sign up, but if you miss out or can’t make it, don’t worry because we will record the class for you to download and watch later. To sign up for the free classes, or to view past recorded classes, visit us at: Here are upcoming classes for May and June: Creating a Website in RootsMagic Putting your data on your own website is a great way to share your research with family members and to make connections with unknown cousins and distant relatives. Here are the free archived webinars already available for you to view or download: All Digitized Newspapers. Mocavo - The Largest Free Genealogy & Family Tree Search Engine. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project.

National Data Click on the national map to see all of the Atlas' content related to the nation at one view.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project

Like the state map above this content includes interactive maps, shapefiles, and metadata. Boundary Animations. Google Genealogy Style. Google is the search engine of choice for most genealogists I know, due to its ability to return relevant search results for genealogy and surname queries and its huge index.

Google Genealogy Style

Google is much more than just a tool for finding Web sites, however, and most people surfing for information on their ancestors barely scratch the surface of its full potential. If you know what you are doing, you can use Google to search within Web sites, locate photos of your ancestors, bring back dead sites, and track down missing relatives. Learn how to Google as you've never Googled before. Begin with the Basics - Google automatically assumes an implied AND between each of your search terms. Genealogy : Free Texts. The Archive's ever-expanding collection of genealogy resources includes items from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Robarts Library at the University of Toronto; the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library;mBrigham Young University in Provo, Utah;>, the National Library of Scotland, the Indianapolis City Library's Indianapolis City Directory and Yearbooks Collection, The Leo Baeck Institute Archives of German-speaking Jewry Leo Baeck Institute Archives, and the Boston Public Library.

Genealogy : Free Texts

Resources include among many things books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, census records, passenger lists of vessels, and other historical and biographical documents. Variant misspelling: geneology All items (most recently added first) RosebudAverage rating: Account of the great hanging at Gainesville, 1862Average rating: Cyndi’s List - Genealogy Categories. GenForum - Surnames. Easy Google Genealogy Searcher by Ancestor Search. Learn the possibilities Google offers for a genealogy search.

101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free.