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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. 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. At a recent paper show, we stumbled across a bunch of funeral cards in a box labelled "all items ten cents each.

" Search the Funeral Cards Online collection Contributing Funeral Cards What is Ephemera? 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. 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.

Feedback and Help While I encourage notes, comments and feedback in general, I am unable to reply to all of them. For guidance on homework, research, how people lived/ate/dressed in the past, see the various Help! I am unable to help locate details about your family, or give translations of your name or nickname into Chinese (a very common request)! I am always happy to hear from people who wish to submit copy permitted texts to the various sites below. 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? 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. Birth records, marriage records, military records, ships passenger lists, surnames, census records, immigration records, wills, photos and much, much more are available on the Internet for FREE if you just know where to look. These 100 free genealogy sites, in no particular order, should keep you busy searching for weeks! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Next Page > Free Genealogy Sites (6-10)

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. 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 | Home. National Data Click on the national map to see all of the Atlas' content related to the nation at one view. Like the state map above this content includes interactive maps, shapefiles, and metadata. Boundary Animations US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (3:00) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (0:30) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00)

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 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. In other words, a basic search will only return pages that include of your search terms. - Google is case insensitive, with the exception of the search operators AND and OR.

. - Google will return results that contain all of your search terms, but will give higher priority to the earlier terms in your query. Genealogy : Free Texts. 26 Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,... favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Cherokee Indians -- History, Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Indians -- Genealogy Edited by William Armstrong Crozier Topic: genealogy American Libraries by Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901 texts eye favorite 24 comment 0 Replace; Topics: Pennsylvania -- Emigration and immigration, Pennsylvania -- Genealogy University of Toronto - Robarts Library A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 : with a statement of the names of ships, whence they sailed, and the date of their arrival at Philadelphia, chronologically arranged, together with the necessary historical and other notes, also, an appendix containing lists of more than one thousand German and French names in New York prior to 1712 by Rupp, I.

Favorite 28 Allen County Public Library favorite 9 The Library of Congress. 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.