This guide may be found online at
Getting to Your Roots--Lessons, tutorials, forms,
Adding Roots and Branches to Your Family Tree
Branching Out by Communicating with Others
Have You Tried These?
Birthdate Calculator Know the death date and age at death?
This site calculates the birth date for you. http://www.angelfire.com/va/ValsGenealogyPage/Calculator.html
Computer programs for genealogy Site by Louis Kessler has good
comparisons of major genealogical computer programs. http://www.lkessler.com/gplinks.shtml
County locator Need to know what county a city or town is in?
Try this. http://www.mit.edu/geo
Family Chronicle This companion site for the print
magazine includes some of the best articles from previous issues. http://www.familychronicle.com
Family History Questionnaire See a variety of questionnaires
at this site by the Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County, MI http://www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/links/toollogs.htm#question
Family Tree Magazine
A companion site for the print magazine. Take
a look at their article "101 Best Family History Web Sites." http://www.familytreemagazine.com/101sites
Find A Grave This new site has 2.9 million names listed
with burial information. Add information for your family members free
of charge. http://www.findagrave.com
Ingenta Formerly Uncover Web and CARL Uncover,
this index to over 26,000 journals includes indexing for about 200 genealogy
journals and newsletters. Try interlibrary loan to obtain copies of articles.
Confused about how you are related to someone
else? Try this chart.
Social Security Death Index Over 66 million names, updated
monthly. Use the Post-Its to contact others searching the same person.
StateGenSites organizes genealogy web sites by state. http://www.stategensites.com
Your Dictionary Need a foreign language dictionary?
Here's the place to find it. http://yourdictionary.com
Use the Edit--Find in Page option to
quickly find a particular word or name in a long list.
Use the tab key to move around pages which require filling
Keep a research log of sites you search. It's easy to
forget which sources you've already checked when you're on the web!
Just because it's on the web doesn't make it true! It's
important to verify and document the data you find.
REMEMBER everything is NOT on the web! Contacting
family members and researching records in libraries, courthouses,
etc. is still necessary.
Happy ancestor hunting!