More and more people are working on their family trees and histories. After all, if we do not capture and organize the information now, it could be lost for future generations. A guided tour though some of the more useful Internet sites should help you begin or continue the task of unraveling your story.
Let's begin at the "Best
Genealogy Links on the WWW", where you'll discover
links for beginning researchers as well as sites of
interest to the most seasoned genealogists.
How about a site that boasts
over 23,450 links in over 70 categories? At "Cyndi's
List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet", you'll
find categories such as Adoption, Asia & the Pacific,
African-American, Cemeteries & Funeral Homes, and
even Family Bibles.
If any of your ancestors
fought in the Civil War, be sure to visit "The
Electric Cemetery Home Page: Genealogy, Civil War".
Major projects include 8576 Union soldiers buried in
Oklahoma, the 8th Iowa Calvary, and the sinking of the
steamship Sultana near Memphis. If you are new to
genealogy, stop by Genealogy Helpers, where you'll find
relationship information about cousins several times
removed, or a perpetual calendar that shows every day of
the week from the year 1753 to the year 2000.
Search on if you are still
looking for something intriguing. How about the Index of
Surnames? Native American Genealogy? Canadian Genealogy?
Genealogy Newsgroups and Mailing Lists? You'll find it
all plus much more at "A Barrel of Genealogy
Visit the "Genealogy
Home Page" where you'll learn how maps can help you
trace your family tree. Learn of upcoming genealogy
events and tips on helping you get started. Do you have
Irish roots or maybe Italian roots? If so, you'll find
resources to help you, as well as genealogy help in areas
such as Polish military history, Scottish ancestry, and
Discover additional online
resources that will help you in your genealogy search at
"Genealogy Listservers, Newsgroups, and Special Home
Pages". The resources are broken down by letters of
the alphabet so it's easy to look for specific surnames
or geographical areas.
At "Treasure Maps, the
How-to Genealogy Site", you'll find five steps to
getting started on your family tree, a tutorial on
deciphering old handwriting, and a tutorial on U.S.
"Online Genealogical Database
Index" features a massive compilation of links to
genealogical databases searchable through the Net, and it
is also linked to GenDex, which reportedly has more than
Robin Nobles is a freelance writer.
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