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Boyle County Genealogy and History

This genealogy site operated by Mike Denis is to be commended.  There are census images, census indexes, census transcriptions and many other genealogy records for several counties of Kentucky including Boyle, Casey, Mercer and Lincoln, as well as the 1790 reconstructed census for Kentucky.

 


Black History Month 2013

Celebrate black history!  February is Black History Month.  The site will help you learn what Black History Month is all about and give you pointers on how to find your African American ancestry.

 


Vermont Northeast Kingdom Genealogy

If you are searching for your genealogical past in Vermont and particularly in the NE part of Vermont, you will love this site!  These folks have transcribed many censuses, school records, town records, directories and countless other types of genealogy records.

 


Trans Atlantic Slave Trade

This site is a first of it's kind and features a database of voyages of documented slaving expeditions along with an African Names Database which holds over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin and place of embarkation.

 


 

1850-1885 Mortality Schedules

Now you can search the complete index to all Federal Census Mortality Schedules 1850-1885 absolutely free at  Ancestry.com.  Mortality schedules list people who died during the year for each census year and can be helpful in locating lost ancestors and filling in your family tree.

 


 

SK Publications Census Books and CDs

The wonderful folks at SK Publications have freely donated many census images to the USGenWeb Archives for which the genealogy community is very grateful.  You may purchase census books and cds of census records on their site at a reasonable cost.  Also featured is Census Trackers whereby they will locate your ancestor in the census 1850 through 1930 and email the information within 24 hours for a one time charge.  Leave it to Genie is a weekly service provided by SK Publications which provides a weekly research report on your ancestor at a nominal weekly charge.  Stop by and take a peek at what they have to offer.

 


Press Release:

Amsterdam’s Archives Online
Amsterdam, March 4, 2010


History at the click of a mouse

Amsterdam City Archives presents its award-winning Archives Database: a wealth of digitized archival material, directly available online. The easy-to-use website provides quick access to Amsterdam’s historical documents. Find your Dutch ancestors with just the click of a mouse, with the help of a straightforward search system and instructions in English. Now, the Amsterdam burial registers, another indispensable source for genealogical research, have been added to the Archives Database, bringing the total number of scans to more than seven million.

Visit: Amsterdam's Archives.

 


Morgan Index of Ohio People, Businesses and Institutions, 1796-1850

This is a fantastic database which includes over 132,000 names of Ohio people, businesses and institutions.  Included are names from city directories, school catalogues,  annual conventions and other books pamphlets and broadsides which were printed in Ohio between 1796 and 1850.  If you are searching for Ohio ancestors, this is a great place to find them or get some leads.  The database is supplied by the Morgan Library of Ohio.

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Acadian Roots

This site is devoted strictly to genealogical and census records of Acadian people.  Currently, the site has extracted census records of Acadian family names found in the following census records:

1861 Bathurst, New Brunswick

1871 Bathurst, New Brunswick

1871 Beresford, New Brunswick

1881 Beresford, New Brunswick

1878 Palmer Road, Prince Edward Island

1861 Saint Basile, New Brunswick

1861 Shediac Parish, New Brunswick

1861 Shippagan, New Brunswick

1891 Cocagne, Notre Dame, Grand Digue, Kent County, NB

1851 Northumberland, New Brunswick

If you are searching for Acadian, French Canadian roots, this site seems to hold many genealogy records and resources of interest.

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1790 US Census Online

Now you can find the complete free 1790 census online at the U. S. Census Bureau!

It can be viewed in PDF files or zip files.  What a great resource.  It includes all states: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont & Virginia.

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RootsWeb SSDI

(Social Security Death Index)

This free tool located at RootsWeb, is an index to Social Security death records and can be a tremendous help for genealogy research.  You can learn death dates, addresses, names of relatives and other vital information from these records.

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Texas Marriage Records

If you are conducting genealogy research in the state of Texas, this excellent page created by Janet will help you get off to a good start when searching for marriage records.  You can search for your Texas ancestors in GenWed's free marriage records database or contribute your Texas marriages to connect with others researching your surnames. The site includes an excellent link directory to marriage records available online.

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Black History Month 2007

February is black history month!  Celebrate the African American's winning struggle from Slavery to Freedom!

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This and That Genealogy Tips

Shirley Hornbeck created this site many years ago.  The information on the site is good rock solid genealogy material.  If you are new to genealogy, it is a goldmine.  If you are a seasoned genealogist, it may still uncover a few surprises to to help you get over a genealogy hurdle or two.  You will find tips on census, military, vital records, and much more.  Use this site to learn what kind of genealogy records are available and how to use them to unlock the secrets of your ancestry.

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1890 Veterans and Widows Special Census (site has gone?)

This site does a good job of providing links to free transcriptions of these census records and provides helpful information about the special Veterans and Widows schedule of census records.  These schedules can help bridge the gap caused by the lost 1890 Federal census records.

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Irish Ancestors

Learn what records are available for the areas you are researching in Ireland.  Comprehensive guide for census records and other Irish genealogy records.  They offer research for a fee if you need help and have resources for census records, griffith's valuation, parish registers, civil registration and tithe books.

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RootsWeb Surname List (RSL)

If you haven't discovered this well known genealogy resource, it is time to take a look.

The RootsWeb Surname List (RSL) is a registry of surnames with more than 1,100,000 surnames on file and it grows by leaps and bounds every day. The names have been submitted by genealogy researchers like you and me. 
Try a search for a surname and it will give you a list of people researching this name with information on how to contact them but it goes farther than that.
It will also tell you which time period and what geographical area they are seeking for the surname in question along with an area for comments.  

Be sure to submit your own surnames so others can find you.  You can make a lot of connections with this genealogy tool!

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WorldConnect Project at RootsWeb

The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. 

RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and currently (January 2004) has more than 312 million records — a cumulative total of family trees in the WorldConnect Project and in the family tree programs on
Ancestry.com (our sister company), It offers researchers the single largest collection of family trees on the Internet.

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Rootsweb Genealogy Mailing Lists Index

There are over 27,000 FREE mailing lists you can join at RootsWeb!  From  specific surnames to specific subjects and locations, there is a mailing list where you can find others searching for the same type of information as you.  This is a complete index to the mailing lists available to join along with complete instructions on how to join.  Get started today.  Learn and share with others in your genealogy quest!

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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History Site

An independently owned site founded and developed by Joyce M. Tice.

The site includes  three adjoining counties straddling the New York / Pennsylvania border. Historically and in all other ways this region is closely linked.  The counties are Bradford Co, PA; Chemung Co, NY; and Tioga Co, PA.

If you are researching in these areas, this is a MUST VISIT site where you will find umpteen record transcriptions including many census records. 

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The Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony 1620

Sponsored by the Missouri Society of Mayflower Descendants, this site represents the original work of Mr. Duane A. Cline, the education chairperson for the National Society of Mayflower Descendants.  He has put together an excellent educational package to teach the factual details about the pilgrims, their voyage and Plymouth!

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1790-1800 Tax Lists of Virginia

This is a great resource for those of you searching in Virginia.  Hats off to this fabulous database!

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Ed & Sandy Mackley's Missouri Families and Census Images

These folks have done a TREMENDOUS amount of work and I have to tip my hat to them.  You will find scads of Missouri census images online here and they are adding more all the time.  A must see if you are researching Missouri.

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Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages

Includes passenger lists and history of the Mayflower.  Very impressive Mayflower site!

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1901 Census of England & Wales

It is finally online and available 24 hours a day!  Try a search!

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Is Your Family Bible at Ebay?

Many old Family Bibles end up at flea markets and auctions.  This site shows current listings of old Family Bibles on auction at Ebay along with some information.  Many of these old Family Bibles contain family trees and genealogy data.

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Surname Search at GenForum

One of the best sites for locating others researching the same family names and lines as yourself!  Connecting new cousins every day.  Read and post queries under your surnames.

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Recommended Resource: Search US Census at the Ancestry Census Center

 

United Kingdom Census Pages included thus far: 

England Census Records, Ireland Census Records, Scottish Census Records & Wales Census Records.

Recommended Resource:  UK Genealogy Records at Ancestry.co.uk

 

Canadian Census Pages included thus far:

Alberta Census Records, British Columbia Census Records, Manitoba Census Records, New Brunswick Census RecordsNewfoundland Census Records, Prince Edward Island Census Records, & Quebec Census Records.

 

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