NEW LINKS- Non-database sites
Understanding Your Family History & Tips For Curating Genealogy Resources & Research 21 April 2023

   Search this site                 powered by FreeFind

RIP  Ever wonder what those initials actually mean? Yeah, I know, Rest in Peace. But no, there is a bit more to it. RIP means: Requiescat In Pace (May he rest in peace)

  • People in the 1903 Columbus Sunday Express (Columbus OH)27 Feb 2014
  • The Genealogy Guide
  • Finding Your Family from Ship's Passenger Lists contributed by Bill Jackson's kids from the library!
  • The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Genealogy and a DNA Testing guide to go along with the beginner's guide
  • Virtual Wall - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC honors those who died in the Vietnam War.02 Jun 2014
  • Court Records Free Reference and Directory The guide to finding free court records state by state, county by county.
  • Free Family Tree Templates & genealogy resources - has FREE tree templates along with a huge database of Obituaries, Funeral & Genealogy resources.
  • Have a number of old documents that are either slightly torn or in some cases already in pieces? Archival safe tape is the answer.
  • Treasure Maps-the How-To Genealogy WWW Site is THE very first place to start your bones hunting. This site is a tutorial on genealogy; the how-to stuff, wheres and whys, etc.
  • Family History - How do I Begin is the LDS's answer to that age old question. A great place to start from. 12-04-98
  • Next, you might need to write to various places, but don't know the here are resource books at your service:
    1. The Genealogist's Address Book - 2. The Genealogist's Companion & Source Book - 3. The Handybook for Genealogists - 4. Exploring Your Cherokee Ancestry
    Send Susan a request for something from these books. (There are NO Surnames listed in these books, only resources!)

  • CASE Clearing House --- a 1 name study homepage. Leave a query, URL, etc...this site has scanned wills, probate records, and extractions for CASE names from various CDs. Queries are here, and Bits & Pieces and other good stuff.
  • Family Genealogies Homepages. This site has links to individual homepages that other Rooters have created for their family histories. A good source for researching specific surnames, and also other genealogy links.
  • Privately Published/Owned Genealogical Information. This site is being offered by individual users who possess private publications, papers, etc., and are willing to check their documents for surname queries by other users. Please direct any queries to the submitters via email.
  • Andersonville - Civil War Prison, officially known as Camp Sumter, has a list of prisoners, and photos of stones and other things.
  • Document Preservation tells you how to preserve those papers.
    Yellow and crumbling newspaper clippings can be preserved using this technique suggested by the National Archives and reported in an edition of Tree Climber.
    Mix 2 teaspoons of magnesium carbonate and a quart of club soda in a large plastic dish. Sandwich the clippings between 2 pieces of screen or Pellon (sold in fabric stores) and soak for 30 minutes. Mop excess water with blotting paper and allow to dry overnight on more blotting paper. Then store clippings in a well-sealed flat plastic bag. They should last forever.
    * Test for water solubility first by using a drop of water on text. If it doesn't run, then continue with preservation.
    If a drop of water seems to dissolve the printing, then you cannot remove the acid from that paper using any of the commonly available methods. In that case, photo copying onto acid free paper might be the only way to preserve the content of the document. There are no methods I know of that an amateur could use that do not involve water.
    Another method to preserve new newspaper clippings: Mix one quart club soda with two tablespoons [unflavored] Milk Of Magnesia, ( or one [unflavored] M-of-M tablet with 1/4 cup of club soda) and refrigerate for eight hours before using. Pour the solution into a shallow pan; submerge the clippings, one at a time (try placing pellon or net between each clipping for ease of removal), and let soak for one hour. Carefully remove each newspaper article, and place it on several layers of white paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. Then move it to a clean, flat surface to dry completely. You could use a weight to keep the clipping flat, if you laid the weight on top of a paper towel that covers the clipping..

  • Civil War Battles by Both Names Was it Manassas, or was it Bull Run? Depends.....check this cross-reference out to see.
  • Poetry & Prose. Genealogical poetry and prose, some thought-provoking, some humorous. "23rd Psalm for Genealogists"; "Poem for the Living", are a few of the items listed here.
  • Old Time Job Descriptions is a site with old occupations and the description of them.
  • Epidemics will help you understand why your family moved.
  • Old Time Medical Terms is a list of old medical terms with modern meanings.
  • is a genealogy BBS.Take a look.
  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet has over 241,550 links; categorized & cross-referenced; categories, and new, uncategorized links in the works.
  • GENEALOGY GATEWAYTM TO THE WEB Genealogy & History Resource Listings. A good site to browse!
  • Family Tree Searcher: Find Family Trees Easily. Enter your ancestor information just once to search for family trees at multiple online genealogy databases.
  • Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches This site complements the Family Tree Searcher site because the further back you can research, the more likely you will find family trees on the Internet using Family Tree Searcher.
  • Journey to My Genealogy Links has a lot of good links on this page
  • 03-20-99

    KY Vital Records are on-line and can be searched! Death records are from 1911-1986 and 1987-1992 and Marriage/Divorce records are from 1973-1993. Indiana State Archives is online. Land Office Databases for 2 out of 6 offices are offered here. A map of the Tippicanoe Battlefield is also offered. There are more things to look at too. The Virtual Wall a digital/interactive website commemorating those who gave their lives in Viet Nam Wisconsin Land Records -- Interactive Search is an interface to the Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patents from the Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office (GLO) Automated Records Project. Take a look!
    Hood County, Texas has an online database with tons of records available for searching. Tax Records, Birth Records, Gov't Records just to name a few. The MASTER LIST of BURIALS (Texas State Cemetery) has a database of names of those interred in this cemetery.CIMO - Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online This is an online collection of databases comprised of the Morton Allan Directory, M1066 Microfilm series from NARA, various newspaper articles, Internet sources, and personal contributions 11-16-98
    ROOTS-L Resources Page. Roots Surname List and Roots Surname Location are available for on-line searching here, in addition to other offerings such as Mail Lists! Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans is a database of the veterans from PA. GNIS Online Database Query Form is the government's Geographical Names Information System that stays current. The Electric Cemetery has a database of Union Soldiers Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK., and Medal of Honors Recipients also. There are other sites in this homepage that pertain to the Civil War and Indian Wars.
    Tisbury, MA has a searchable database online. This contains Federal Census Indexes, Death records for 1850-1875, and Marriage records for those years. Search the Catholic cemeteries of St. Louis, MO The Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Virginia and Pennsylvania is a site that *should* be on your bookmark! This site has: Population and Agriculture Censuses - Tax Digests - Slave Owners - Free Blacks - Military Rosters to name a few of the actual records that can be searched. Very interesting reading! The RHONE Family of Fayette County, Texas is a page with some pictures of the Rhone family.
    FEEFHS (Federation of East European Family History Societies) is the largest East European web site on the Net. This site has 20+ searchable databases plus 9+ Megs of maps! Alton Federal Military Prison housed Civil war prisoners from 1862-1865, and has a database of the soldiers. Marathon County, WI. Marriage Index, 1852-1883 is an index of 1,665 marriages which appear in the first three official books of the Marathon County Register of Deeds office, Marathon County Court House, Wausau, Wisconsin Roots Surname List is a list or registry of 450,00+ surnames and grows daily.
    The Navy Log Online, the only publicly accessible register of the names and service information of naval service personnel, has been compiled and submitted by the individuals themselves without independent verification by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. SPREAD THE WORD! Genealogical Death Indexing System, Michigan from the Michigan Department of Community Health Pearl Harbor Casualty List December 7, 1941 Indiana Cemetery Locator Database via the Indiana State Library Genealogy Division. is currently offline.
    McKeesport, PA 1865 Tax List-page 1
    McKeesport, PA 1865 Tax List - page 2
    Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, and image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908.Galveston Immigration Database at the Texas Seaport Museum.
    Join TSM free, so you can use the database.
    History at Home - A Guide to Genealogy submitted by Isabella, a member of 'After School Care Programs' 5 June 2015

  • United States Vital Records Information tells where to obtain vital records for every state, county and territory in the United States.
  • Broderbund's Genealogy CDs and Family Tree Maker Program site has more than just these to view and purchase. Check it out!
  • CD ROM Census Records by Blue Roses Publishing Company - Entire U.S. Census including Native Americans and Military.
  • The Gregath Publishing Company Genealogy, history and biographies are their specialty. A full service printer - publisher of hard and soft bound books - newsletters - quarterlies - booklets, among other services. 06-28-98

  • Census Online is turning out to be an awesome site as time goes by. 09-24-99
  • Trafford Publishing. This site is an `on-demand' publishing company. They publish small orders, reprints, etc. Worth looking at.
  • Madigan's Books is a mail order book business that deals only in books of genealogical interest. 8-08-97
  • WANTED!Walworth County (WI) Genealogical Society is collecting Bible records (only photocopies - legible! otherwise include writtten legible facsimile) for future publication. These records need to pertain to Walworth County, WI. Email Peg if you wish to include your Bible Records.
  • The USA GenWeb ProjectThe United States of America GenWeb pages are here.
  • Obtaining NATF Forms (old NATF 80).
  • Grant County, Pendleton County, Harrison County - KY Marriage Records10-25-97

    One Name research
    CASE Clearing House mostly the CASE surname, with a few variations on the name. Has scanned wills from John CASE (CT) and others in that line....also has CASE extracts from genealogical CDs listed.
    Rick's Genealogy has a slew of McKeesport PA data. And other resources too!
    Standerfer, Etc. Research Site is a one-name study of Standerfer, and its variant spellings. 01-22-99
    Wilson's Network is a site that wants to be able to list all types of Wilson Genealogical information.
    O'Kelly the Clanns of Ireland has the O'Kelly history from 874AD-1800.
    SPRAGUE DATABASE The purpose of the Sprague Database, a computerized database currently over 78,000 individuals, is to treat the entire Sprague family as a single entity.

  • NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL) is an interactive pilot database site containing information for NARA holdings across the USA.
  • Switchboard is a search site for email addresses, personal addresses and phone numbers.
  • Search [WhoWhere? Logo] from this page!! Use your browser's BACK button to return here afterwards.
    Person's Name: in any order

  • Canada411 is the Canadian telephone directory.
  • SAMPUBCO Gateway to the Indexes has databases of a few states that documents can be ordered from.
  • German-English Online Dictionary is a great site to translate words from German to English, and vice versa.
  • Adoption NetWork Page may contain answers to those questions you have.
    If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
    If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
    If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

  • Books We Own is another site that has a list of resources held by Rooters and other owners for lookups in.
  • Genealogical Societies & Associations is a list of genealogy societies and genealogical associations on the Web. Check it out.
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG) Check to see if your immigrant ancestors' names are listed on a ship's passenger manifest.
    Match: Format:
  • ODESSA - a German-Russian Genealogical Library has some more ships' passengers listings. 02-11-00
  • If you know the year and the name of the steamship your ancestors came on, you can send a letter with the information, along with $5.00 and get a picture of the boat and any other available history on it. Write to:

    Langsdale Library, Steamship Historical Society of America Collection
    1420 N. Charles St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201-5779
    Phone: 1-410-837-4334.
    LC means letter of credit, which is known as a traveler's letter of credit. It was a certificate of authorization for the bearer to draw upon an account to a certain limit. An immigrant with an LC was very unlikely to become a public charge.

  • Ships, Captains, and Passengers Lists is a site that has tables of lists...ships, the captains of the ships, and passengers....immigrants included....and their destinations. 1 USA list available.

  • the Dragon 1749*the Fox 1738*the Molly 1727*the Pennsylvania Merchant 1731*the Samuel 1733*the Thistle of Glasgow 1730 are just a few of the ships' passenger lists on this site.
  • Passengers of the Sarah G. Hyde 1854. Sharon M. Becraft has transcribed the list of passengers on this ship, and will do lookups for any query.
  • Genealogical Researchers for Hire is a list of commercial genealogical researchers.Updated 10-21-97
  • Volunteer Genealogical Researchers (Genealogy Helplist) is a list of people volunteering to do research in other countries, states, etc.
  • Salem Witch Trials 1692- A Chronology of Events documents those who were accused as being witches. Salem Witch Trials Memorial is a site with pictures of the `witches' headstones. Worth looking at.
  • National Genealogy Society is a good site for rooting.
  • Lorenzo Dow is about the one and only L. Dow, who had thousands of babies named for him. 10-14-98
  • KENTUCKY PLACE NAMES is a site that allows a search on places in Kentucky.
  • T Point Cemetery, Clayhole, KY is a transcription, by Daniel P. Downard, of the burials in this eastern KY cemetery.
  • Barren, Monroe, Metcalfe, Hart, Cumberland, Green, Warren Counties, KY. If you are looking here for surnames, Ask Sandi! She has vast resources for these counties.
  • Acts of TN 1796-1830:Index to Names has the first 33 volumes of Tennessee Acts online. These are published records of the TN legislation that affect its citizens.
  • Genealogy - Family History Research in Illinois has: The Illinois Ancestor Exchange; Families with Illinois Connections; Swedish Genealogy at Bishop Hill, Illinois, databases among the other sites in this homepage.
  • Brooklynn Daily Eagle Online! 1841 - 1902
  • Lancaster County, NE and Fremont County, IO cemetery records/lists can be searched for your surnames, if you will Ask Eva by Email.
  • Books of Remembrance are 7 books full of Canadian War Dead lists...
  • OCFA (Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid) has Zipped databases for cemetery interments in Ontario.
  • - Your complete guide to Irish Genealogy online and Professional Irish Ancestral Research
  • Counties of Leitrim & Roscommon-Ireland has a list of surnames being researched, and the researchers' email addresses. More Irish site links are here too.
  • Your Irish Genealogy, Irish Surnames and Irish Coat of Arms resource.
  • Nottinghamshire Family History is a link to a page that contains, some, but not all, of the available data that John Mellors holds.
  • UK+Ireland has combined the Devon (UK) Surnames List and the Northumberland/Durham Names sites. There are more sites in this homepage now for searching.
  • UK Genealogy. This page is now being constructed for email help with UK genealogy needs.
  • Australian Genealogy. This homepage is for `Down Under' researching.
  • Australian Whitepages Phone Directory. Residential and business phone numbers can be found in this searchable database.
  • Legacy Genealogy Software is a new shareware site...looks to be easy to use! 11-03-97

  • US County Outline Maps is a GREAT place to get maps for counties of the states.
  • MAPS
  • Genealogy Mail Lists. Maybe you can find a group that is just what you need.
  • You can find a lot of genealogical information in


    *Top 100 Genealogy Sites * Resources for Military Families *How to Travel to Find Your Roots *Genealogy and the Law
    * Billiongraves *A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Family Tree Online *Military Indexes Thank you 'Cyrus from ForeverCurious' for the above links!

  • The Tree Maker Display your genealogy on an elegant family tree chart.
  • 05-31-02

  • Heritage Books, Inc is a leading publisher of books and CD-ROMs with over 1,000 titles in print.
  • River City Image Works for "extremely high quality photo restoration and manipulation at reasonable cost."
  • You have old photos? Scan them at 300 dpi to preserve them and to increase the size! You can then use the graphics program to edit the scanned image to correct things on the photo.
  • Louder/Lowder Letter (hardcopy)is a site that has a searcher's newsletter designed to connect researchers through any type of communication.
  • Barbara Green's Used Genealogy Books is a home page devoted to selling books that have valuable genealogy data in them. Created and maintained by Barbara Green.
  • Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is a good site to visit for those hard to find items.
  • Park Genealogical Books specializes in genealogy and local history for Minnesota and surrounding areas.
  • Maps of the Past The Nation's Leading Publisher of Reproduction Antique, Historical, Old Maps and Prints
  • BMD-Certificates - a fast, safe and easy way to obtain UK Birth - Marriage - Death Certificates.
  • Parish Chest an online family history store where you can purchase just about everything to help you trace and build your family tree.
  • The Genealogy Guide where you can find useful advice regarding family history and ancestry in the UK.
  • How to prevent destruction and preserve personal and historical items for future generations
  • Ok2Explore is a free searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma.
  • Helping Children Connect with their family history
  • How to gather family information sources and methods.
  • A Guide to Free Genealogy & Family History Books
  • Family Tree templates to Download These family tree templates have previously only been available to members of a few select websites. Up to 13 generations can be printed out.
    The Clover Family Chronicles is a surname newsletter published twice a year, spring and fall. Subscription is $12 a year. This newsletter publishes original research, bible records and any material relating to early Clover families in America.
    The Clover Family Exchange was begun in the mid 1980's. It was a surname newsletter with much fascinating information. 340 pages from the first seven volumes of this newsletter have been reprinted with an everyname index of 30 pages. It is available for $25. This is a resource that every Clover reseacher should want to see. For more information on either of the above, contact June Byrne, the editor at
    Hanks Historical Review is a surname newsletter all about the historic Hanks family, who originated from the medieval town of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England and came to the U.S. in the 1600's. (maternal ancestors of Abraham Lincoln's mother Nancy Hanks Lincoln).
    The newsletter consists of articles, stories, charts, photos, etc. which are contributed by subscribers and other interested parties all over the U.S., Canada, England and Hawaii.
    Hanks Historical Review was started in May of 1991. They publish three issues a year, Jan., May, and Sept. Subscription rate is $12.00 yr. Questions and Queries are free to subscribers. For a complimentary issue plus a detailed list of back issues,
    Email your name and address to Barbara. Or you can write to Hanks Historical Review, P.O. Box 191, Monroe, OH 45050.
    The Caswell Clan Newsletter is a semi-annual letter for descendents of any Caswell Line. Initially begun as a correspondence tool for the descendents of Gilbert & Polly EGGLESTON Caswell, it has been expanded to other family lines. Any contributions or queries welcome.
    Email Eva for more information- or send snail mail to: The Caswell Clan Newsletter, 4125 B Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
    Tennessee Marriage Records and On-line genealogy can be found by dialing up a Bulletin Board called "The Instant Relatives Bulletin Board System" at this phone number: 801-466-5374. They also have other sources available. There is no charge for this BBS. I haven't tried this BBS so I can't say what it is or how good it is.

     HTML Writer's Guild graphic

    ATTENTION! This page is under constant construction. Please check back often to see if I have added new sites to it. If you would like to have a site added, or to comment on this homepage, email me below and let me know.

    Links updated 21 Apr 2023

    WebChatelaine -