Wednesday, February 12, 2014

General family research internet resources

(individual surname, state and country message boards, click on
"learning center" for much practical advice)

(message boards, Free Pages, World Connect, gedcoms added by private people)

ISTG (Immigrant Ship Transcriber's Guild)
(ship passenger lists donated by private people)

Castle Garden
(New York port used before Ellis Island)

Family Search (the Mormon Church's database)
(They have a very useful learning center or you can go to their local brick & mortar history centers and order films. They are all over the country in their churches)

Ellis Island
(New York port immigrants came into from 1892-1924)

SSDI (Social Security Death Index)
(no longer available on Rootsweb but can be found on Family Search)

Genealogy Trails

Cyndi's List
(Has sources you can't get elsewhere but you have to pay for it.)
(The Sidney library and the Minster museum have it)

Find a Grave
(Many have photos of the grave stone)

I apologize for the links not working. I'm having a problem with certain things on here.