Friday, March 5, 2010

Genealogy Register

Online Help
Kathryn Brannigan Walizer

Recently I was sent a link to a genealogy site that I would like to share with everyone who is engaged in genealogy research,
I found it very, very useful. The name is Genealogy Register.
It lists no less than 305 links to genealogy on the web with thousands of links to other sites . Don't worry, I am not going to detail all of the 305 sites here, I will leave that to you to decide which ones interest and apply to your particular research.
However, I would like to detail some that I feel are most useful and offer a lot of help to the advanced and the beginning genealogist.

wThe first one is #1 on the Genealogy Register and is Ancestor Hunt. Here you will find Free Genealogy Search Engines that will allow you to search for ancestors and locate your family surnames in some of the best and largest free genealogy databases online These include Mormon Church Records (LDS,) Ellis Island Passenger Search, Ship Passenger Lists, Rootseb Search Engines, plus, State Genealogy Records, Court Records, Land Records and even a link to an Instant People Search link

The second one is # 4 which is the most comprehensive resource for locating vital records that includes United States Birth Certificates, Death Records & Marriage Licenses here it will tell you how to order your records online. what a timesaver this one is!!

Moving on to the next site number three on my list is #28 Access Free Genealogy, Everyone know how much I love the Free information online and this site delivers. Click on the balloon on the right hand corner that says new to genealogy, even if you have been researching for years. you will not regret it. This will bring up a list of sites in 9 sections. The first one will tell you (if interested) how to put your family tree online. The second is a section with genealogy charts, all of these genealogy charts are downloadable, printable, easy to use, and free !! Another section offers Tutorials that includes sources and links to Court Records, links to the Social Security Death Index, Ship Passenger Lists, The Railroad Retirement Board. On a personal note, I did request information from the Railroad retirement Board in Chicago and received more information that I ever could have hoped for on our ancestor. There is also a section called Countries and Ethnic Groups. these are extremely helpful be sure to check them out. next there are links to genealogy charts, also free blank census forms on this page.

The next site on the Genealogy Register worth giving a look at is #38 Gengateway, this site gives you links to free genealogy sites, however it is currently undergoing a rehaul so bookmark it and check back in later.

The next site I took a look at was #50 named All Genealogy Sites and it may be that and more. It is a genealogy directory and has links to 5,000 sites, yes that is 5,000 sites that include a United States link. The sites there are arranged by state and link to over 2000 sites on this link alone. Along with the US link, there are 69 Ethnic sites, 23 Immigration sites, 305 Military sites, and even 52 sites on Colonial America. Now this is a directory!!
I want to remind everyone to take a look at the buttons on the top of the Genealogy Register these include a button for Cemetery Lists, City Directories, Message Boards, and Surname Search.
This site is a virtual Genealogical Course all wrapped up in a neat website to save and explore for many months to come.


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