Genealogical Research Methods [E01] and
Genealogy: Computer Workshops [E03 to EO8] (Fall 2014)
We strongly recommend students register for lecture [E01] and/or lecture [E02]
and a computer workshop.

@ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
at University of Delaware in Wilmington
Click Syllabus for: Genealogical Research Methods (GRM)
Format: 75 min lecture, then
Genealogy Computer Workshop (Lab)
Format: 10-20 min lecture + individually help you find your ancestors in Web databases and original documents, but...
we strongly recommend students register for both the Genealogical Research Methods lecture and a Genealogy Computer Workshop.. We also recommend registering for Genealogy: Fundamentals of Research (E02) Wednesdays at 11:30am-12:30pm. Room TBD

Reader Logo Spring 2014 Lab Slides & Handouts Ignore schedule below. Click instead on update: Fall 2014 syllabus.

Week#,Date,Topic
1. Sep 4, 2014
GRM: Overview of genealogy research and process; Types of research; intro to census research. Using Heritage Quest for census research.
Lab:Orientation(b/w):
Bring ID/password and flash drive to save documents/data/reports. Obtain public library 24/7 remote access to HeritageQuest database
Interview family,
Bring your 6-generation pedigree chart and a family group sheet
(fill blanks best you can).
Learn how to search Ancestry Library Edition to find your ancestors and their families in every census (U.S., state, foreign) or as immigrants in passenger lists
Work at your own pace with one-on-one help.
Record-keeping:
Forms: ancestry.com,
Misbach: 6 Gen, 15 Gen
Types of Records
Rules of Evidence
What can you believe?
Census, Passengers
Top Web Resources
UD Database Access to
AncestryLibraryEdition
(b/w): Passenger Lists
Census: US/Canada/UK
Search technique(b/w)
Blank Census Forms:U.S./ Canada/UK;Other Forms:
ancestry.com, Online templates: Free Digital Misbach pdf Charts: 6-GenPedigree, FamGroupRec, About:FamilyTree
Tour class web site

2. Sep 11:
GRM(L): Sources (Original Document vs. Secondary Source) & Evidence (Primary & Secondary) + FamilySearch online records, FamilySearch browse; microfilm catalog
Lab Census Research (b/w) @ Ancestry Libr Ed (b/w): U.S./Canada/UK ;
Many U.S. State censuses; Some German, French, Poland, Hungary, Russia;
Other census Images: familysearch.org:
Argentina 1895,
Mexico 1930
; fold3.com(pay site)
Government Archives:
Scotland 1841-1911 (pay)
Irish: 1901,1911, Canada
Other Ancestry.com Images and Databases: WWI/WWII draft,
passport applications,
passenger lists,
city directories,
High School yearbooks
Blank Census Forms:
U.S.
/Canada/UK

3. Sep 18:
GRM: Building family groups using multiple sources
Lab HeritageQuest (b/w): library access
save as pdf/tif
also:RevWar Pensions
PERSI: 2.3M articles
28,000 hist/gen books
Freedmen's Bank
U.S. Serial Set

4. Sep 25: GRM(D): ">GRMDNA testing: Interpreting/analyzing test results; finding cousins
Lab Mormon Goldmine: familysearch.org (b/w):
(Births/Marriages/Deaths):
LDS familysearch.org (b/w)
LDS Images: right top
Birth:AZ,DE,IL,MI,NH,VA
Marriage:AK,DE,IL,MI
Death:AL,FL,GA,ID,MA, MI,NC,OH,PA,SC,TX,UT
Vitals: center frame
FindaGrave: over 32M Building Family Groups (b/w) using multiple sources;

5. Oct 2: GRM: GRM: HeritageQuest: census analysis
Lab:
Try to Find a Cousin (b/w)
Bring your surnames (esp. your brickwalls) to see if your cousins have already researched your family line.
Cousins, How Relate?, Finding Cousins (b/w)
(see Cousins >>) HowRelate? Social Security Death Index (SSDI): 99.9% of database 1962+ (with link to a form letter to order original SS-5 application from U.S. SSA for $27)
Is your genealogy done?
LDS Family Search
AncestryWorldTree: UD
Rootsweb: color(b/w)
Newsgroups
US GenWeb;World:UK
CousinConnect color b/w
GenealogyTrails color b/w
LostCousins, DeadFred
G oo gl e: images
Search genealogies, histories:
Cousins in Potpourri; Genealogical Proof Standard + Google searching.

6. Oct 9: GRM(Guest Speaker: Jack Worton): Research in Ireland, Scotland, Britain or Military Records.

7. Oct 16: GRM: Government and Other Local Records
Lab: GenMessage Boards (b/w) by Linda McMeniman + GenBlog Links); Finding Places
US/World GenWeb
Cyndi's List
LDS Library Catalog or LDS New Library Catalog, G oo gl e

8. Oct 23: GRM: HeritageQuest: Beyond the Census: genealogy & history books, Rev. War pensions Local Gov. Records (part 1) (b/w): tax records,
deeds, courts (probate, orphans', chancery, common pleas, superior)
apprentice indenture
Delaware Timeline
Lab: Other Local Resources
vitals (church, cemetery, newspapers, bibles, "mug books")
Find People: See Surname in center frame Family Naming Patterns(b/w)

9. Oct 30 GRM: Military service/pension records; fold3.com
Lab:
Immigration and Naturalization
(b/w ):
Foreign Town/Origin Example: Leopold Jacobs and Theresia Melchior
..Foreign Records?
..U.S. Sources best

10. Nov 6 GRM: Crossing Ocean to Great Briton: Pay sites: scotlands people.gov.uk
Lab: Other Foreign Records Immigration (cont) (b/w):
Foreign Town/Origin Searching in German church/civil records Immigration (b/w):
Foreign Town/Origin Example: Leopold Jacobs and Theresia Melchior: Searching in German church/civil records
Where Do I Put It So I Can Find It Again?( b/w)
Organizing your stuff:
Genealogy.com
Paper Piles
TD Surnames, Sources
..recording sources:
....short form
..what about images?
MelcherCW-Memoirs Genealogical Software Review(b/w):
LDS Personal Ancestry File free,
Legacy 6.0 free,
FTM $30 top selling,
TMG $79 top rated, Mac: MacFamilyTree
v5.4.2 $49
Reunion $99,

11. Nov 13 GRM(T): Finding foreign towns of origin. research case files: Germany, France


12. Nov 20: GRM: organizing and preserving your data and your family documents; americanancestors.org


Nov 27 No Class - Thanksgiving Break

13. Dec 4: GRM: value in writing family stories based on research of original documentation


For Further Research

Lab: DNA
Future of the Past (b/w)
Genetic Genealogy (b/w) by Tom Keane


Lab: Historical Newspapers (b/w)
Stories from the Newspapers:: Accessible Archives;
Historical Timelines:
also see Cyndi's List
A Man Called Joe

Black and White,
but Colorful

When did he die? YFR: Foreign research: Hungary and Romania
Lab: Handwritten Military Records Online (b/w)
Review: Where to find relationships; Grandpa
Lab: Historical Newspapers (b/w)
Stories from the Newspapers:: Accessible Archives;
Historical Timelines:
also see Cyndi's List
A Man Called Joe

Black and White,
but Colorful

When did he die?

Special Session Reading Old Handwriting;(b/w):
class transcribing
Lab: Lessons on the Web: See Transcribing near bottom of center frame
Migration Within U.S.
Calendars---->>
Medical: diseases
Misc: abbreviations, occupations
New England Doc: NH,
ME,MA,TX,MO,IL,SD
Military records:
service, pension,
bounty lands
Tracking Ancestors: census, vitals, city directory, tax;
following neighbors
Lab: Searching New Web Sites from Class
Solving Brickwalls:
of Classmates Building Your Own Web Site (b/w); Also: Download Free Seamonkey Web Composer (easy to use)


Review
Where to Look for:
Other Genealogies
Vitals (b,m,d,burial),
Basics:Who,When,Where
Which is the original?
Where they lived,
Foreign Town of Origin
Military, Prosperity
Community, History
The Person's Character

Preservation of books, documents and photos
Left frame updated:
September 25, 2014 f5, s6, f6, s7, f7, s8, s9, f9, s10, f10, s11, f11, s12, f12
TD Surnames, Sources

Top Resources: Cyndi's List
Familysearch.org (Family Tree)
New Search Tips: Blog, Videos
Try Indexing: Eastman View
Current Projects, FAQ, Learn
FamSearchCenters; PAF+Software,
Film: Catalog; Order Films
Other Useful Links:
G oo gl e; earth.google, AL, HQ
MapQuest, News, Thesaurus
VL, Wikipedia, Wiktionary
fold3, US GenWeb: Site Map
WorldGenWeb: e.g. UK
From Arsht Hall directly to:
UD Genealogy Databases:
1.Click on Blue Hen below:
2.Click on a database link
3.Click on "Connect" button

Arsht Direct Database Link:
Amer. Hist. Newspapers,
Ancestry Library Edition,
NY Times, Wall St.J
Off-campus or Home direct to:
Amer. Hist. Newspapers,
Ancestry Library Edition,
NY Times, Wall St.J, VL
Must then enter UDelNetID# &
..password, then click "Login"

All Univ. of DE Databases
Univ. of Delaware Library:
Special Collections
Subjects: Genealogy
DE Bibliography

Also see:activate UDelNetID#,
UD register wireless laptop
Activating UDelNetID/password Change UDelNetID/password
Find It
SSH (Using), Your Web Site: Web Mail; Change Disk Quota;
Mozilla: set homepage
Free software downloads, e.g. McAfee Antivirus (info on McAfee), Spider, Eraser
Other Free Downloads:
pdf995 software no ads:$9.95,
HTML edit:NoteTabLight5.5
Gadwin PrintScreen Capture Word2000html add-on
Other UD Databases::
DE Newspaper Project:
.. Extant issues locally
.. Old Newspapers at UD
.. Orphans 1790-1830,
.. Tax1798/CityDirectories

Other Databases::
DE Libraries (free):
[HeritageQuestAccess-Norton]
[census, PERSI, RevWar
20K fam/loc hist books
Accessable Archives
Godfrey Library ($35)
Historical Newspapers:
Brooklyn (1841-1902)
Early American, EBSCO
PA Gazette(1728-1800)
G oo gl e; MapQuest, earth.google, Wikipedia Wiktionary, Thesaurus switchboard.com peoplefinder.com

Delaware Resources:: [DGS LOGO]
delgensoc.org: DGS(click logo) Research Guide
Web Links

Search DGS Queries
Delaware Surnames
Delaware Timeline
Delaware 1775 Map
Delaware Hundreds
Delaware Towns Publications
Delaware Families
.. (1787-1800)
Transcriptions/Abstract
.... Taxes 1787-1800
.... Orphans' Court
.... Newspapers
Delaware GenWeb:
... New Castle
... Kent, Sussex
Other Repositories
Nearby State/Co Links
Other DE Databases:: Historical Society:
.. Genealogies
State Archives
.. Collections
.. Probates to 1925
.. Schedule of Events Delaware Library Catalog
In Green Bar, click:
1. Digital Collections
2. Hyperion Hierarchy
3. Delaware Public Archives
4. Digital Delawareana
...for following databases:
....(use Internet Explorer)
....(allow pop-up windows)
Dutch/Swedes 1609-64
Swedes on the Delaware
Delaware Place Names
Delaware Role WWII
Washington 1777 Army
Hist of DE 1609-1888
Professional Research:
.. BCG: Certification
.. APG; DGS
* OR install "Proxify" button:
may be easier when timed out
1. click here, then click
2. browser "Proxify" button
3. enter UDelNetID & pass-
. word; click "Submit Query"
to install "Proxify" button
[1st adjust for XP, javascript]
other proxify info
or Mozilla w/proxify button
Other Newspapers:
By state; Indexes;
Library of Congress:free
ProQuest Archiver:
Historical Newspapers
:
Link from newspaper site:
AtlantaCons(1868-1942)
BaltimoreSun(1837-1985)
BostonGlobe(1872-1926)
ChicagoTribune(1849-1986)
...1849-1923 @fold3.com pay
ChrSciMon(1908-96) free
HartCour (1764-1984)
IrishTimes (1859-2008)
LA Times(1881-1986)
NY Times(1851-2006):UD
SanFranChronicle(1865-1922)
StLouisPostDispatch(1874-1922)
DC:Post(1877-1993):Harvard
WallStJ(1889-1992):UD
choose Advanced Search; most $3.95/pdf with volume discounts (see links above)
may get free access from a university or public library
others available: search!
Guardian (1821-2003)6/08
Observer (1791-2003)6/08
Civil War (1840-65)

ProQuestVideoTraining
BritishNews
Right frame updated:
October 24, 2014

https://proxy.nss.udel.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.valueline.com%2fsecure%2fvlrc%2fresearch.html


Genealogy Thursday: Indulge Yourselves
Family Tree Maker Lab [E09 or E10] Thurs 10:30-11:45pm; Teachers:
Carol Callaghan (Room 214)[E08]
Suzanne Milazzo (Room 214)[E09] immediately followed by lunch then
Genealogical Research Methods [E01] Lecturer: Tom Doherty
Thursdays 12:30-1:45pm, Room TBD
immediately followed by
Genealogy, Computer Workshop [E02 through E07]
Thursdays 2-3:15pm, Computer Labs in Rooms 202, 214 and 219
Teachers: Tom Doherty, Jane McKinstry and Suzanne Milazzo for PCs
(E03/E04 Room 214) + additional volunteers
Carol Callaghan and Joyce Kunkle for PCs
(E05/E06 Room 202) + additional volunteers
Linda McMeniman and Susan Kirk Ryan for Macs
(E07/E08 Room 219) + additional volunteers
After workshop, feel free to attend Genealogy Interest Group [X11] Room 219
Leaders: Susan Kirk Ryan & Linda McMeniman Thursdays 3:20-4:20pm
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Our Goal is to Help You Find Your Ancestors
with One-on-One Help in Computer Workshop
<< For clickable links in class slides, click on Lab Slides & Handouts in the left frame.
How to Start Finding Your Ancestors and Their Siblings
1.Interview (Talk to) Your Relatives. How to, Sample questions: #1,#2,#3.
2.Compile Initial Family Group Record Sheets and 6-Gen Pedigree Charts.
3.Find all your ancestors and families in every available census online.
4. Download the original handwritten census images to a flash drive.

Census Access:
If at Arsht, click on "Ancestry Library Edition" link 3 lines under Blue Hen at right (direct access)>
If off-campus (e.g.home), click on "Ancestry Library Edition" link 7 lines under Blue Hen at right.
... To gain access, you must then enter your UDelNetID# and password, then click "Login">>
*NOTE: Can also access U.S. census at HeritageQuest, Familysearch.org and fold3.com (pay site)

Bring to Every Computer Workshop:
1. Your updated
family group sheets (fill in blanks the best you can).*
2. Your updated 6-generation pedigree charts (fill in blanks the best you can).*
3. Handouts for instructions on where and how to search web.
4. Flash drive you can save images to.
5. Your UDelNetID# and password and your public library card #/PIN
*NOTE: Save blank digital family group sheets & 6-Gen pedigree charts (#1,2) on your computer and fill out copies.

Sample of Ancestry Census Offerings:
..U.S. 1790-1930 census (every-name index) > 1940 available mid-April 2012
....Many State Censuses: e.g. AL:1820-66; CA:1852; FL:1867-1945; MO:1822-81; MS:1792-1866; NE:1860-85; NY:1825-1925; SD:1885-95; WI:1895,1905
..Canada overview 1841-1991: NB/NS/ON/QB; 1906&1916: AB/MB/SK;
1901-11: NB/NS/ON/QB/AB/MB/SK/PE/YT/NWT

..UK (except Ireland/Scotland) every-name index 1841-1911
.... Scotland (index only): 1841-1901 so far; images at scotlandspeople.gov.uk: 1841-1911(pay site)
..Australian Electoral Rolls: 1903-1980
..Germany: Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1819, 1867, 1890, 1900; Lubeck:1807-80
..Ireland: before 1901 destroyed; see: 1901-11 images

Other Census Images (see also Census): Familysearch.org: Argentina 1869,1895;
Czech Republic (browse only): 1843-1921; Mexico 1930; Norway 1875


Other Original Images at Ancestry (catalog)
Passenger Lists - many linked to ship images:
- Baltimore (1820-1948), Boston (1820-1943),
- New York (1850-91,1935-8), Philadelphia (1800-1945), many more

War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index 1812-1815
WW I draft registration (males born 1872-1900),
WW II draft registration (males born 1872-1900),
1890 Census substitutes: City Directories
..Chicago voter registration 1888, 1890, 1892
..City Directories (ME,MA,CT) (mainly 1900-50)
High School yearbooks (selected 1860s-1960)
Other Ancestry Databases (not images):
...Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, V.1-9 (1884-95)
...Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly 1963-97
HeritageQuest Images (e.g. Census, RevWar Pension, books, PERSI)
Keep ancestry census image on screen, open 2nd browser window, then search HeritageQuest for different quality US census and download tif or pdf file, go to
a.
Delaware Public Libraries: enter borrower ID# + pin# (free to DE residents or check your own public library)
b.Chester Co PA Public Libraries: choose HeritageQuest, enter card#/PIN
c.Delaware Co PA Public Libraries: choose HeritageQuest, enter your name/card#
d.Cecil Co MD Public Libraries: choose HeritageQuest, enter your library barcode#
Then search/browse for same census image as in ancestry.
Download pdf to PC or Mac and print pdf by selecting entire image
(or any part thereof) using Adobe Reader camera icon to draw a rectangle around choice.
Other Original Images at Ancestry (catalog)
Passenger Lists - many linked to ship images:
- Baltimore (1820-1948), Boston (1820-1943),
- New York (1850-91,1935-8), Philadelphia (1800-1945), many more

War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index 1812-1815
WW I draft registration (males born 1872-1900),
WW II draft registration (males born 1872-1900),
1890 Census substitutes: City Directories
..Chicago voter registration 1888, 1890, 1892
..City Directories (ME,MA,CT) (mainly 1900-50)
High School yearbooks (selected 1860s-1960)
Other Ancestry Databases (not images):
...Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, V.1-9 (1884-95)
...Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly 1963-97
3. HeritageQuest Images (e.g. Census, RevWar Pension, books, PERSI)
Keep ancestry census image on screen, open 2nd browser window, then search HeritageQuest for different quality US census and download tif or pdf file, go to
a.
Delaware Public Libraries: enter borrower ID# + pin# (free to DE residents or check your own public library)
b.Chester Co PA Public Libraries: choose HeritageQuest, enter card#/PIN
c.Delaware Co PA Public Libraries: choose HeritageQuest, enter your name/card#
d.Cecil Co MD Public Libraries: choose HeritageQuest, enter your library barcode#
Then search/browse for same census image as in ancestry.
Download pdf to PC or Mac and print pdf by selecting entire image
(or any part thereof) using Adobe Reader camera icon to draw a rectangle around choice.
Other Original Images at HeritageQuest
Revolutionary War Pension Files
Friedmans Bank - many newly freed slaves named (1865-74)
25,000 genealogy/history books; PERSI (1.6M articles)
U.S. Serial Set: U.S. Congress (memorials, petitions, relief actions)
Delaware Public Libraries
All Magazines and Databases
: Delaware Public Archives/Ancestry.com Images) then log on and choose Delaware Genealogy Online can also choose "Reference USA" and "Internet & More" (includes Delaware Probate and Naturalization Databases, Scharf's "History of Delaware", National Geographic maps and RevWar guide)
a.Delaware Public Libraries, then "Databases" (top left), then "HeritageQuest", enter borrower ID# + pin# (free to DE residents or check your own public library)
b.Wilmington, then Delaware Library Catalog, choose branch (?),
enter borrower ID#, then "HeritageQuest, "then "Census".
Original Images (Pay Sites)
fold3.com [was Footnote.com] U.S. National Archives Records-mainly military [5yr contract]
Pension files: Revolutionary War, War of 1812, some Civil War (e.g. MO widows)
Pennsylvania Archives 16251880 [free]
GenealogyBank ($70/yr):[partial image free]: over
11,700 Books 1801-1900,
114,000 Government Documents 1789-1980,
1300 Newspapers 1690-1977 (see Newspapers below)

Other General Searches
Cyndi's List- Exceptional! over 260,000 links in 180+ categories
to all that's genealogical and historical

USGenWeb: State Links, Search Archives
-- a direct route to almost every U.S. county,
WorldGenWeb (Regional Links), Country Links
-- a direct route to almost every country and jurisdictions
Latter-day Saints church: Ancestor Search (includes IGI),
-- Library Catalog and other resources
-- Microfilm to Digital Image Project (Beta Test)
Steve Morse's One-Step Portal for Web Genealogy Searches
- Census (US): 1790-1940; NY State: 1905-25;
- Census (Foreign): Canada 1856-1911; British: 1841-1911
- One Step: Ancestry Library Ed, County from Town/State
- Immigration to US: 1820-1957 w Castle Garden,Ellis Island
-- Baltimore1820-1958,Boston1820-1943,Galveston1893-1948
-- Philadelphia 1800-1945, San Francisco 1893-1957,
-- Canada 1895-1956, German 1850-1897, Hamburg 1850-1934
-- Italian 1855-1900, Russians 1834-1897,
- Montreal city directories 1842-1978, Maps,Aerial Photos
- Find Where SSN Issued, Zip Code, NYC Vitals
Some Library and Other Databases
Godfrey Library (free to $35) many + historical newspapers
New England [for members: NEHGR 1849-1994]; Canada
Allen Co (IN) Public Library 2nd to LDS (PERSI origin)
U.S. National Archives
: Microfilms, holdings, hours
RootsWeb, NewsGroups,
G oo gl e It!: Books (choose "Full view"), Images, Earth Maps
Alphabetical Potpourri of Searches
Table of Contents: Archives, Books, Calendars, Census, Cemeteries, Court Records, Cousins, Foreign Records, Genetics/DNA, Handwriting, Immigration, Indexes for Web search, Land/Deeds, Maps, Medical, Military, Misc, Naming Patterns, Naturalization, Newsletters, Newspapers, Photos/Images, Society Sites, Surnames, Tax, Transcribing, Vital Records, Web Sites

Archives: Manuscripts/Databases:
National Union Catalog: search archives in U.S. for manuscripts
State Images: Delaware, Illinois,
Maryland State Archives: Search, Search Catalog;
Archives of Maryland OnLine Deeds(Images): 1669-2005
Missouri State Archives: on-line databases: pre-1910 Birth/ Death, Missouri Images: Death 1910-57, StLouis Probate 1802-1900
New Brunswick Provincial Archives: Legislative Assembly 1786-1833 (images): 1800-1959 Birth/Marriage/Death
New Jersey Databases: Supreme Ct 1704-1844; Census 1885
New Hampshire State Papers (40 vol.): probates to 1800,
military, land grants, etc.
; NH Historical Society manuscripts
New York Digital Archives
Pennsylvania State Digital Archives: newspapers,vitals,etc.
Virginia Online, Virginia
UD Databases: National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections;
Digital Bibliography of Delaware
ArchivesUSA index of ca 5600 repositories 160K collections
of primary sources
; Early American Imprints 1639-1800;
ArchiveGrid (pay) museums, libraries, colleges
Burned Counties - and how to "track 'em down" anyway

Books: How to Find Them
Digital:
G oo gl e Books (choose "Full view"), Heritage Quest
Libraries: WorldCat, DelCat, DE Libraries

Calendars: 10,000 Years: Weekday, Convert Age to Birth Date,
Time Between Dates, Old vs New Style

Cemetaries Tombstone Images:
FindaGrave: over 32M, Gravematter: mostly New England tombstones (pay)

Census: U.S. Clues: 1790-1840, 1850-1930, 1890 Fate
.. Canada overview Census on Microfilm (Interlabrary Loan), On-line
... Census Images: 1851(NB,NS,ON,QB); 1881 (all); 1891
... 1901(all); 1906 (only AB,MB,SK); 1911 (also ancestry.com)
.. England/Wales/Channel&IsleMan:
ancestry.com images 1841-1901 ; free 1911 index, pay to view
.. Scotland: full transcription 1841-1901 (ancestry.com);
Indeces: Canada: 1871(ON); 1881(all)
LDS Microfilm to Digital Image Project:
Argentina 1895, Mexico 1930 (coming)
Also see Ancestry.com (above)
.Ireland: before 1901 destroyed; 1911 images (complete), Griffiths 1848-1864
.Scotland Census 1841-1901 & Vital Records Images (pay site)

Court Records: SalemCoMA 1636-1686,YorkCoME 1686-1760
.. Probate : Delaware 1600s-1900s, ChesterCoPA 1821-1942,
Missouri Judicial Records 1803-1900 (by county)

Cousins: (Onomastics):
Searching (b/w): Social Security Death Index (SSDI);
LDS: Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index (igi), GenealogyTrails; CousinConnect; FamilyTreeDNA Projects
Cyndi's List; G oo gl e: also images
Lost Cousins: in 1841 British, 1880-1 US/Canada/British census
Brigham Young: >25,000 searchable books at LDS Salt Lake Library
... history: town, county, society, family
Misc: GenealogyToday: funeral cards, ration books, clubs, etc
ancestry.com(UofD): see right frame below Blue Hen
PERSI/books (HeritageQuest): Delaware Public Libraries
MyHeritage: searches >1500 web databases (Internet Explorer only)
Rootsweb: Homepage, Newsgroups: Surnames

Foreign Records: (see also Census, Immigration, Military, Naming, Vitals):
...
WorldGenWeb (Regional Links), Country Links
...Canada: Archives; ThatsMyFamily AmCamGenSoc
UK/Ireland: English Expert Links(free), OriginsNetwork(pay)
ScotlandsPeople (pay:vitals/wills)

Genetics/DNA: Genographics Project, FamilyTreeDNA

Handwriting: see Transcribing

Immigration: General, Immigrant Origins: by U.S. County 1880-2000:
Naturalization: DE
British Emigrants 1890-1960; to Canada 1865-1935
Searching Passenger Lists in One Step,
New York City: Castle Garden 1830-1913,
Ellis Island 1892-1924;
Also see Ancestry.com (above)

Indexes for On-line searches: stevemorse.org,

Land/Deeds: Images: Deeds: Salem MA, Maryland: 1669-2005
Vermont: 1850-ca.1901 (in LDS Beta Test); Virginia
Deed Platter: Get plot map from land description (help)
Patents/Grants: US Bureau of Land Management; PA,VA,TX

Maps: Library of Congress - digitized old maps;
County: Northeast, Southeast, County Formation 1643+,
Historical County Boundary Maps (find county of town by year)
Sanborn(1867-1970):Delaware:UD Database(pdf), New Eng
SomorsetCo MD,
Old New England, MapQuest, Google Earth: satellite view
Map Your Ancestors

Medical: Archaic Terms: Diseases: #2, #3

Military: Revolutionary War: Cornell Making of America American Loyalists
DAR Databases: DAR Search: 20M names; all names in RevWar pensions
Civil War: LSU: battles, soldiers, maps, diaries,
Civil War: National Park Service: soldier/sailor database,
Illinois: Databases: Illinois Civil War Muster
Canada: RevWar soldier/widow Pension Images(NB)
Also see Ancestry.com (above)

Miscellaneous: Encyclopedia of Genealogy - Wikipedia-like
Reports, e.g. enter "history town (or company name)"
books.google; Genealogica Codicil Political Graveyard
rootstelevision: Photo Restore, Google Family Tree, CyndisList;
Abbrev, U.S. States, Canada Provinces/Territories; Inflation Calculator Occupations: #2, #4; Face Recognition
Weather: enter date town state (1930s+)

Naming Patterns in Families: General, Cyndi's List,
English,Irish,French,German,Spanish,Arabic, Indian,African
Nicknames:#1, #2; Popular 1880s->Now, Misspeld Knames;

Naturalization: (free) Oconto Co WI

Newsletters: (free) RootsWeb NewsGroups,
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (free): Plus version: $20/yr

Newspapers: Available by state; Newspapers/Indexes on Web,
Old Newspapers at UD: click on 3 "At UD Library" tabs at top of apge;
Wikipedia List of Global Newspapers On-line;
... also search ancestry.com [UD] and Godfrey Library ($35/yr)
UD Newspaper Database Images:
Accessible Archives 1700s-1800s, African American 1800s,
America's Historical Newspapers 1690-1876 (over 500K issues),
... may include all of GenBank's Historical Newspapers (below)
Brooklyn Eagle 1841-1902, Cecil Whig 1870-74,
London Gazette 17521979, London Times 1785-1985,
Missouri (Historic) Newspapers 1859+,
NY Times 1851-2003 (ProQuest),
Wall St Journal 1889-1989(ProQuest)
Fulton History then Enter, Press here; free NY newspapers
Library of Congress free
Pay: NewspaperArchive.com ($95.88/yr): >74M pages
Pay: ProQuest see list in frame at right
Pay: GenealogyBank ($70/yr): >214M records
including 1400 Newspapers 1690-1977 (500,000 issues), e.g.
...Baltimore Sun: 6/11/1850-7/24/1900, 5/17/1837-2/22/1901
...Delaware Gazette: 4/19/1814-2/22/1820
...Philadelphia Inquirer: 11/07/1860-12/31/1922
may all be in UD Newspaper Database Images (see above)
Omaha Benson High News 1929-2008, Yearbook 1929-2009,
Daily Illini 1916-45,1956-75 (UofIL), Some Other Colleges
Historical Newspapers Online (by state)

Photos/Images: DeadFred; Facial Recognition
Google Images: try Advanced Image Search
Photo Detective Blog: including photos and videos

Society Sites: Delaware, Virginia Eastern Shore
New England: Register 1847-1994, Sanborn maps; GenSocofPA

Surnames: (Onomastics):
Searching (b/w): Social Security Death Index (SSDI);
LDS: Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index (igi); GenCircles, GenealogyTrails; CousinConnect; FamilyTreeDNA Projects
Cyndi's List; G oo gl e: also images
Lost Cousins: in 1841 British, 1880-1 US/Canada/British census
Brigham Young: >25,000 searchable books at LDS Salt Lake Library
... history: town, county, society, family
Misc: GenealogyToday: funeral cards, ration books, clubs, etc
ancestry.com(UofD): see right frame below Blue Hen
PERSI/books (HeritageQuest): Delaware Public Libraries
MyHeritage: searches >1500 web databases (Internet Explorer only)
Rootsweb: Homepage, Newsgroups: Surnames
Census Name Distribution:
1850,80; 1920, 1990; 1990(phone)

Tax: Maryland 1783, Virginia 1790,1800

Transcribing: ; Diary: practice transcribing; Reading Old Handwriting;
Kip Sperry, "Reading Early American Handwriting";
Old Handwriting Styles: LDS microfilm digitizing/transcribing
English Handwriting 1500-1700, Misc Old English;
Scotish Handwriting; German Script
Western & Central Europe 16-19th Century
Also see Ancestry.com and LDS Indexing Project

Vital Records (See also: Archives; Obtaining by State:
By State: Certificates/Data Online; Death Indexes (Beine):
Illinois BMD, New England: MA vitals (1841-1910),
New Jersey Databases: Marriage 1665-1878; Death 1878-86; WilmingtonDE Catholic, Kentucky wed/death (1911-86);
Missouri pre-1910 Birth/Death
Marriages: Maine 1892-2009, , Quebec,
U.S. Census Mortality Schedules
Social Security Death Index (SSDI): 99.9% of database 1962+ (with link to a form letter to order original SS-5 application from U.S. SSA for $27)
...updated monthly or Best: weekly [GenBank (pay, but SSDI free)]
WorldVitalRecords.com: >1 bill. names in >7,000 databases
Digital Deaths (by state): Missouri pre-1910,
Certificates: Kentucky1911-86, Missouri 1910-57,
Philadelphia 1803-1915

FindaGrave; PublicRecordsPro: pay site
.Scotland Vital Records Images (pay site)

Web Sites: 50 top Web sites


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