Step 3 - Family History Websites

Fun In Family History  -  On Computers

Make sure to "Bookmark This Page" on your Internet Browser

Below is a Toolbox of Resources that you can use that will help you maximize the use of your computer. This is put here as a way to help you have access to familiar and helpful websites whether you are at home, in your local library or on the go.  You can access this Toolbox from anywhere. Of course you can take this information and build your own toolbox and list of favorites. This may simply be a place to begin.

Fun In Family History

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Must Have Favorites:

01  Family Search - Tree
02  FamilySearch - Search
03  American Ancestors
04  Ancestry.com ***
      * Free Ancestry "660+ Collections" Search
     *  Ancestry.com Immigration ***
05  RootsWeb - Global Search
06  Google
07  GoogleBooks
08  FamilySearch Books
09  FamilySearch Library Catalog
10  US GenWeb
11  World GenWeb
12  RootsWeb Message Boards
13  GenForum Message Boards
14  Pueblo Colorado Family History Wiki Website (Pueblo Colorado)
15  Colorado Family History Wiki Websites (Colorado Family History Centers)
16  United States Family History Wiki Websites (US Family History Centers)

FamilySearch/Tree Training Locations

FamilySearch - Tree
FamilySearch - Tree Practice Site
FamilySearch - Tree Training

FamilySearch - Special Search Links

FamilySearch
FamilySearch Blog
FamilySearch Classes
FamilySearch Community Trees
FamilySearch Indexing
FamilySearch Indexing Resources
FamilySearch - IGI International Genealogical Index
FamilySearch Labs
FamilySearch Microfilm Ordering
FamilySearch Research Assistance
FamilySearch Search
FamilySearch Support
FamilySearch Videos
FamilySearch Wiki

Family History

Billion Graves
County Finder (box on right)
Cyndi’s List
Date Calculator
Ellis Island
Family History Callings
Find A Grave
Find My Past ***
Genealogy Glossary
HeritageQuest
LDS.org
My Heritage ***
Research – Helps
RootsTech
Steve Morse Searches
Translator  - Translate Any Language with Google
Vital Records CDC - Center for Disease Control
Vital Records Vital - Vital Chek Public Records

Family History Software

Ancestral Quest (PC)
Legacy Family Tree (PC)
RootsMagic (PC)
MacFamilyTree (Mac)
MobileFamilyTree (iPad/iPhone)

Additional Website's to Use for Your Family Research

Primary Research

Fold3  -  http://www.fold3.com
Google Blog Search  -  http://blogsearch.google.com
Google Groups  -  http://groups.google.com
Google Newspapers  -  http://news.google.com/newspapers
Google Scholar  -  http://scholar.google.com
Internet Archive  -  http://www.archive.org
Mocavo  -  http://www.mocavo.com
NARA  -  http://www.archives.gov
Roots Web Search Thingy  -  http://sitesearch.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search
US Gen Web  -  http://www.usgenweb.org
US Gen Web Archives  -  http://usgwarchives.org/index.htm
World Gen Web  -  http://www.worldgenweb.org

Other Resource Toolboxes

Bundlr  - http://www.bundlr.com
Diigo Gen Res Resources
  -  http://groups.diigo.com/group/gensource
DropBox  -  http://www.dropbox.com
English Family History & Gen  -  http://www.pricegen.com/english_genealogy.html
Evernote  -  https://www.evernote.com
Family Search Historic Books  -  http://bit.ly/famhistbooks
Google Bookmarks  -  http://bit.ly/goobookmarks
Google Books  -  http://books.google.com
Google Docs  -  http://docs.google.com
Holmes (Google Chrome)  -  http://bit.ly/gooholmes
Hugh Wallis - Batch Records - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis
IGI - International Genealogical Index -
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi
Ireland Genealogy Links
  -  http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland
OneNote  -  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote
PBWorks  -  http://www.pbworks.com
Save.io  -  http://saved.io
Steve Morse One Step  -  http://www.stevenmorse.org 
StumbleUpon  -  http://www.stumbleupon.com
Weebly  -   http://www.weebly.com
WikiSpaces  -  http://www.wikispaces.com
WordPress  -   http://www.wordpress.com
Zoho Wiki  -   http://www.zoho.com/wiki/index.html

Books and Libraries

250 Killer Archives  -  http://oedb.org/library/features/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives
Allen County Public Library  -  http://www.genealogycenter.org
Ancestry Card Catalog  -  http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/alldblist.aspx
Family Search Books  -  http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php
Google Books  -  http://books.google.com
Hathi Trust  -  http://www.hathitrust.org
Internet Archive Texts  -  http://www.archive.org/details/texts
Internet Public Library  -  http://www.ipl.org
Library of Congress  -  http://www.loc.gov/index.html
Newberry Library  -  http://www.newberry.org
Open Library  -  http://openlibrary.org
PERSI  -  http://search.findmypast.com/search/periodical-source-index 
The Online Books Page  -  http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/archives.html
WorldCat  -   http://www.worldcat.org

Calculators and Tools

Atlas Hist County Boundaries  -  http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp
Birth Date Calculators  -  http://www.cyndislist.com/births.htm#Birthdate
Calendar Converters  -  http://www.cyndislist.com/calendar.htm#Converters
Cousin & Relationships  -  http://www.cyndislist.com/cousins.htm#Charts
Geographical Names  -  http://geonames.usgs.gov/
Inflation Calculator  -  http://www.westegg.com/inflation/
Time and Date Calculator - http://www.timeanddate.com
US Dollar Historical Value  -  http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare
Weather History  -  http://www.weatherbase.com
Wolfram|Alpha  -  http://www.wolframalpha.com 

Cemeteries, Death Records and Obituaries

Ancestors at Rest  -  http://ancestorsatrest.com/
Find A Grave  -  http://www.findagrave.com
Internment  -  http://www.interment.net
Newspapers  -   http://www.newspapers.com
Obit Daily Times  -  http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi
Obits Links  -  http://www.obitlinkspage.com
Online Searchable Death Index  -  http://www.deathindexes.com
SSDI  -  http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693
Tributes  -  http://www.tributes.com
US Military Grave Locator  -  http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Census Records

Census Finder  -  http://www.censusfinder.com/index.htm
FamilySearch - https://familysearch.org/search

City Directories

City Directories of the US  -  http://www.uscitydirectories.com
Eve & Don City Directories  -  http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/DirM.htm 
Online Historical Directories  -  https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home

Genealogical Societies

CGSL  -  http://californiaancestors.org
FGS  -  http://www.fgs.org
German Genealogy Group  -  http://www.germangenealogygroup.com
GSG  -  http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org
Huguenot Hist Society  -  http://www.huguenotstreet.org
ISGS  -  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs
NEHGS  -  http://www.newenglandancestors.org
NGS  -  http://www.ngsgenealogy.org
SCGS  -  http://www.scgsgenealogy.com
Schenectady Hist Society  -  http://www.schist.org
Society Hill  -  http://www.daddezio.com/society
State Historical Societies  -  http://www.stenseth.org/us/statehs.html

State and Local Records

Illinois

Diigo Illinois Genealogy  -  http://groups.diigo.com/group/illinois-genealogy
Illinois State Archives  -  https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives
Illinois State Gen Soc  -  http://www.ilgensoc.org
Illinois State Hist Soc  -  http://www.historyillinois.org
Illinois State Library  -  http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library
IRAD  -  http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/home.html 
Newberry Library  -  http://www.newberry.org

New York

Albany County Records  -  http://www.albanycounty.com/achor
Albany RDC Records  -  http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/albany
Early New Netherlands  -  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rclarke
Huguenot Hist Society  -  http://www.huguenotstreet.org
NY GenWeb  -  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/county.htm
NYG&BS  -  http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org
NY Hist Soc  -  https://www.nyhistory.org/web
NY Hist Timeline  -  http://home.eznet.net/~dminor/NYNY.html
NYS Archives  -  http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml
NYS Library  -  http://www.nysl.nysed.gov
NYS Offline Resources  -  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nysource
Northern NY Hist Newspapers  -  http://nnyln.org
Northern NY Genealogy  -  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hubbard/NNY_index/surnames.html
Old Fulton Postcards  -  http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
Olive Tree Genealogy NY  -  http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn
People of Colonial Albany  -  http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany
PCA Bio Index  -  http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/bioindex.html#v
Schenectady DHA  -  http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/index.html
Schenectady Hist Society  -  http://www.schist.org
Tri-Counties Gen Hist  -  http://www.joycetice.com/jmtindex.htm
Ulster County Families  -  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~luke

Land Records

Bureau of Land Management  -  http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
National Archives - http://www.archives.gov/research/land
US Land Records - https://www.uslandrecords.com/uslr/UslrApp

Living People

Alumni.net  -  http://www.alumni.net
AnyWho  -  http://www.anywho.com
Facebook  -  http://www.facebook.com
Peoplefinders  -  http://www.peoplefinders.com
PeopleSmart  -  http://www.peoplesmart.com
Pipl  -  http://www.pipl.com
US Search  -  http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/index.jsp
Veromi  -  http://www.veromi.net/processor.asp
White Pages  -  http://www.whitepages.com
yasni.com  -  http://www.yasni.com
Zaba Search  -  http://www.zabasearch.com

Maps

David Rumsey Map Collection  -  http://www.davidrumsey.com
Historic Map Works  -  http://www.historicmapworks.com
Old Maps Online - http://www.oldmapsonline.org

Newspapers

Chronicling America  -  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
Civil War Newspapers  -  http://www.uttyler.edu/vbetts/newspaper_titles.htm
Genealogy Bank  -  http://www.genealogybank.com
NEH Historic Newspapers  -  http://www.neh.gov/projects/usnp.html
Newspaper Archive  -  http://www.newspaperarchive.com
NY Times Article Archive  -  http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/nytarchive.html
Northern Cal Newspapers  -  http://www.rainydayresearch.com/index.html
Northern NY Hist Newspapers  -  http://nnyln.org
Old Fulton Postcards  -  http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
Online Historical News  -  http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home
US News Archives on the Web  -  http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html

Photos

Dead Fred  -  http://www.deadfred.com
LOC Flickr Photostream  -  http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress
NARA Photos  -  http://www.archives.gov/research/start/by-format.html#photos
Picasa  (Organize, Edit and Share Photos)  -  http://picasa.google.com
Tineye  -  http://www.tineye.com
Wikimedia Commons  -  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Search Engines

Bing  -  http://www.bing.com
Dogpile  -  http://www.dogpile.com
Highbeam  -  http://www.highbeam.com
iSeek  -  http://education.iseek.com/iseek/home.page
Online Journal Search Engine  -  http://www.ojose.com
Scirus  -  http://www.scirus.com
Vadlo  -  http://vadlo.com
Virtual Learning Res Center  -  http://www.virtuallrc.com
Yahoo  -  http://www.yahoo.com

Vital Records

Avail of Vital Records by State  -  http://www.byub.org/ancestors/records/vital/extra2.html
CDC Vital Records Directory  -  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

Volunteer Projects

Genealogy Volunteer Opportunities - http://genealogy.about.com/od/volunteer
RAOGK
  -  http://raogk.wikia.com
Restore the Ancestors Project  -  http://www.restoretheancestors.com
Unclaimed Persons  -  http://www.unclaimedpersons.org

*** Links showing these 3 Asterisks are Subscription websites that are available to LDS Church members at NO cost.

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