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. - 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. Search With a Focus - Use a (-) before words that you want to be excluded from the search.
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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Next Page > Free Genealogy Sites (6-10)
Genealogical Library Master Catalog (p)(f) 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.
Practical Archivist Genealogy Guys 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)
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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
Census records | 1841 - 1911 census records | Findmypast.co.uk As with any family history records, original census returns are not free from mistakes; you should therefore keep an open mind when using the data and not believe everything you read. Some common errors that can be found in census returns are as follows: Errors in recording census data As illiteracy was quite high in the 19th century, many people may have asked their friends, neighbours or even the enumerators to help fill out the forms. In institutions or on vessels it was the person in charge of the prison or ship who completed the details on behalf of everyone in the institution or on the ship. This led to many errors in note taking and in recording the final information. Typical mistakes were made when spelling peoples’ names, or noting their occupations, or even when recording their ages. Age discrepancies Whilst enumerators and the officials at institutions made mistakes when recording information, individuals who completed the forms themselves also made some errors. Name changing
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?
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