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Genealogy Research: Miscellaneous

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Online Resources

            Helm’s Genealogy Toolbox

http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/

Collection of genealogy web sites and the Journal of Online Genealogy.


           Genealogy Search Help for Google

http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/


            Genealogy Buff

http://www.genealogybuff.com/

A free genealogy site including links to various county marriages, county deaths, state and federal census records, immigration records and obituaries. 

 

Obituary Help   

http://www.obituarieshelp.org

Help on tracking down online obituaries


            Stephen Morse’s Web pages

http://stevemorse.org/

Many easy to use search aides.  Especially handy Ellis Island alternate methods of searching.


           The Irish in New York City

http://www.irishinnyc.freeservers.com/index.html

Informative and interesting.


           1790 Census of US

http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/decennial/1790.htm

pdf files of our first census. Lists of head of household and number of people in the household, both free and slave.


           The Genealogy Home Page

http://www.genhomepage.com/

Hundreds of genealogy links organized by topics.


            About.com Guide to Genealogy

http://genealogy.about.com/index.htm?once=true&

Feature articles and also organized links.


            AfriGeneas:  African American genealogy

http://www.afrigeneas.com/


Native American Genealogy

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/genealogy/


            Enumerator Instructions

http://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/tEnumForm.shtml

Instructions given to the enumerators for each US census.


            Linkpendium

http://www.linkpendium.com/

Contains over 5 million links to surnames and locations.  A growing directory of resources.  Becoming very popular!


            Google Book Search

http://books.google.com/

Search the full text of books.  Great for history books of small towns.


           WeRelate

http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page

The world’s largest genealogy wiki.