Revised and Updated Version of Best Genealogy Websites and Tools of 2014

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<ul><li><p>Best Genealogy Websites and Tools of 2014Presented by May P. ChanPrairie History Room, Regina Public LibraryNovember 22, 2014 2014REVISED AND UPDATED VERSION</p></li><li><p>Agenda</p></li><li><p>This list is intended to help you cut through the information overload by helping you to focus your research (saving you time and money) and providing you with a toolkit of the most authoritative and trustworthy genealogy websites and research aids. Why do I need this type of list?Because as powerful as Ancestry and Google are, they do not always provide you with the answers or clues you need for your family history research!!!</p></li><li><p>How did I select the best genealogy websites for you to use?Annual Best of featured on the Family Tree website Magazines such as Internet Genealogy &amp; Family ChronicleVarious genealogy blogsTips from other genealogistsPersonal experience helping patrons Websites offers both paid ($) and FREE resources</p><p>How Was The List Compiled?</p></li><li><p>Learn how to utilize advanced search techniques to help you refine your basic keyword search terms: Always check with your local library, archives and genealogical society to see what online resources they offer with membership</p><p>Treat genealogical resources, both print and online, with some scrutiny. Always try to validate your sources!</p><p>Always read the scope and content information about the database to learn how the data was gathered, what the database covers and what it does not cover.</p><p>Always record your sources even if it is online! Online Search AdviceFor example: </p><p>Soundex search is used to search all surnames with variant spellings CHAN, CHEN, CHIN and CHINN</p><p>Wildcard and Truncation search is used to replace letter(s) with symbols (*, ?, $) Sm*th for SMITH and SMYTH Roosevelt, Franklin* for Franklin D. Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt </p></li><li><p>Best Big Genealogy Websites(Usual Suspects)</p></li><li><p>Ancestry.com (census, vital records, passenger lists, etc.; www.ancestry.com) $FamilySearch (census, vital records, etc.; www.familysearch.org) FREEMyHeritage (vital records, census, family trees &amp; Scandinavian records; www.myheritage.com) $ Worlds Vital Records (vital records, US census and family trees; www.worldvitalrecords.com/) - $</p><p>Usual Suspects</p></li><li><p>Cyndi's List - FREE www.cyndislist.com</p></li><li><p>Best Canadian Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>Canadian Genealogy Centre (census, military, immigration &amp; directories; tinyurl.com/cangencentre) - FREEAutomated Genealogy (census; www.automatedgenealogy.com/) FREECanadian GenWeb Project (portal; www.canadagenweb.org/) FREECanadiana (historical materials; www.canadiana.ca/en/home) - $Canadian Genealogy</p></li><li><p>British Columbia City Directories 1860-1955 - FREE www.vpl.ca/bccd/index.php</p></li><li><p>Peels Prairie Provinces (newspapers &amp; directories; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/index.html) - FREEThe British Colonist 1852-1920 (newspaper; www.britishcolonist.ca) - FREEOurRoots (local history books; http://ourroots.ca) - FREEGlenbow Museum (CPR land sales index, school districts index &amp; historical materials; www.glenbow.org/collections/search/) - FREECanadian Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project (ON county maps; http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/searchmapframes.php) FREEThe Globe (Globe &amp; Mail newspaper from 1844-2011; www.proquest.com/products-services/canada_heritage.html) - $Daniel F. Johnsons New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics (index of BMDS; http://tinyurl.com/nb-danjohnson) FREECanadian Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>OurOntario - FREE http://ourontario.ca/OurOntario Newspapers Portalhttp://news.ourontario.ca/results?q=+</p></li><li><p>Bibliothque et Archives and Nationales du Quebec (notaries &amp; civil registers; http://tinyurl.com/banq-genealogy) FREEThe Olive Tree Genealogys Canada Ships Passengers Lists (portal, definitely check out its links for passenger and immigration records!; http://tinyurl.com/59cgo) FREE</p><p>Canadian Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Best American Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>Library of Congress - FREE www.loc.gov/</p></li><li><p>National Archives and Records Administration (1940 US census, military &amp; immigration records; www.archives.gov/) FREEUSGenWeb Project (portal; http://usgenweb.org/) FREEHeritageQuest Online (census, local histories &amp; PERSI index; www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index) - $Find a Grave (cemetery records; www.findagrave.com/index.html) - FREEAmerican Genealogy</p></li><li><p>Death or Obit IndexesDeath Indexes - FREEwww.deathindexes.comObituaries Help -FREEwww.obituarieshelp.org</p></li><li><p>GenealogyBank (newspapers; www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/) - $Afrigeneas (slave records, BMDs and census schedules; http://afrigeneas.com/) FREEBureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (federal land records; www.glorecords.blm.gov/) - FREEFold3 (military records, newspapers &amp; city directories; www.fold3.com/) - $American Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Atlas of Historical County Boundaries - FREE http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/</p></li><li><p>Distant Cousins (city directories &amp; school yearbooks; http://distantcousin.com/) FREEDaughters of the American Revolution (DAR lineage records; www.dar.org/) FREEEllis Island (immigration records for NY from 1925 to 1957; http://ellisisland.org/) FREECastle Garden (immigration records for NY from 1820 to 1892; www.castlegarden.org/) - FREEAmerican Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Best UK &amp; Irish Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>The National Archives - FREE www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/Check out their very handy research guide on how to locate people: www.nationalarchives.gov/uk/records/looking-for-person/</p></li><li><p>FindMyPast (census, BMDs &amp; newspapers; www.findmypast.com) - $Free BMD (UK civil registration; www.freebmd.org.uk/) FREEGenuki (portal; www.genuki.org.uk/) FREEDeceased Online (cemetery records; www.deceasedonline.com) - $Historical Directories of England &amp; Scotland (directories covering years 1760 to 1910; http://tinyurl.com/ukhistdirectories) FREEThe Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 (criminal court records; www.oldbaileyonline.org/) - FREEUK &amp; Irish Genealogy</p></li><li><p>The National Library of Wales - FREE www.llgc.org.uk/ Welsh Wills prior to 1858http://tinyurl.com/ksw83tz Welsh Newspapers 1804-1919http://tinyurl.com/abk3h64</p></li><li><p>ScotlandsPeople (census &amp; BMDS; www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/) - $Scottish Post Office Directories (directories from 1773 to 1911; http://digital.nls.uk/directories/) FREEBritish Newspaper Archives, 1700s-1900s (newspapers; www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/) - $Times of London Digital Archive 1785-2008 (newspaper; http://gale.cengage.co.uk/times.aspx/) - $RootsIreland (BMDs, census &amp; passenger lists; http://rootsireland.ie) - $Origins Network (Griffiths Valuation, wills &amp; probate records; www.origins.net/) - $</p><p>UK &amp; Irish Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>National Archives of Ireland FREEwww.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/</p></li><li><p>Best Continental European Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>Danish Demographic Database (Danish census &amp; church records; http://ddd.ddda.dk/ddd_en.htm) FREEDigitalarkivet (Norwegian census, probate &amp; parish records; http://arkivverket.no/Digitalarkivet) FREEWie Was Wie (Dutch census &amp; civil registers; www.wiewaswie.nl/) FREEArkivdigital (Swedish church records, court records &amp; estate lists; www.arkivdigital.net/) - $Continental European Genealogy</p></li><li><p>FranceGenWeb (portal; www.francegenweb.org/) FREEGenealogie.com (civil status records &amp; BMDS for France; www.genealogie.com) - $GeneaNet (family trees, forum &amp; BMD indexes for Western European countries; www.geneanet.org/) FREEEuropeana (digital library of books, photos &amp; newspapers; www.europeana.eu/portal) - FREE</p><p>Continental European Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Volksbund FREEwww.volksbund.deCemeteries</p></li><li><p>German Roots German Genealogy (portal; www.germanroots.com/) - FREEFoundation for East European Family History Studies (portal; http://feefhs.org/) - FREEPolish Roots (portal; www.polishroots.org/) FREEName Adoption and Other Lists (Jewish adoption lists; www.a-h-b.de/AHB/links_e.htm) FREEContinental European Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Genealogy Indexer (historical directories) FREE http://genealogyindexer.org/</p></li><li><p>Best South East Asian, Australian and New Zealand Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>Families in British India Society (census, civil service, etc.) FREE www.fibis.org</p></li><li><p>Trove, National Library of Australia (newspapers, books &amp; maps; http://trove.nla.gov.au/) - FREEBritish Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 (convict passenger lists; www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/family-history/convicts) - FREEPapers Past (New Zealand newspapers; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast) - FREENew Zealand GenWeb (portal; www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzlwgw/resources.html) - FREEAustralian &amp; New Zealand Genealogy</p></li><li><p>Best GenealogyNews Websites</p></li><li><p>The Ancestry Insider (blog; www.ancestryinsider.org/) FREEEastmans Online Genealogy Newsletter (newsletter; http://blog.eogn.com/) FREE but $ for premium editionGenealogy Guys (podcasts; http://genealogyguys.com/) FREEGenealogyInsider (blog; http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/) FREECanadas Anglo-Celtic Connections (blog; http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.ca) - FREECanadaGenealgogy, or, Janes Your Aunt (blog; http://canadagenealogy.blogspot.com/) FREEGenealogy News</p></li><li><p>Best Tech/Social Media Tools</p></li><li><p>Evernote (online note taking; www.evernote.com) FREEDropbox (cloud storage; www.dropbox.com) FREETrello (project management; https://trello.com) FREELiBib (home library management system; www.libbi.com/) FREEBest Tech/Social Media Tools</p></li><li><p>GenSoftReviews (genealogy software; www.gensoftreviews.com) FREEGoogle Translate (language translator; http://translate.google.com/) - FREEGreenshot (screen capture tool; http://getgreenshot.org/) FREECalibre (ebook management tool; http://calibre-ebook.com/) FREE</p><p>Best Tech/Social Media Tools continued</p></li><li><p>Facebook (social media; www.facebook.com) FREEPinterest (bulletin board; www.pinterest.com) FREEFlickr (online photo sharing; http://flickr.com) FREEHistoryPin (online exhibits; www.historypin.com) FREETwitter (micro-blogging; www.twitter.com) - FREEBest Tech/Social Media Tools continued</p></li><li><p>Best "Hidden Genealogical Gems"Bonus # 1</p></li><li><p>Internet Archives FREEhttps://archive.org/index.php</p></li><li><p>WorldCat FREEhttps://worldcat.org</p></li><li><p>WolframAlpha FREEwww.wolframalpha.com/</p></li><li><p>Google Newspaper Archives - FREEhttp://news.google.com/newspapers</p></li><li><p>YouTube FREEwww.youtube.com</p></li><li><p>Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - $www.ebscohost.com/public/hobbies-crafts-reference-center</p></li><li><p>Best Online Genealogy Training ResourcesBonus # 2</p></li><li><p>Legacy Family Tree Webinars (online courses; www.familytreewebinars.com/index.php) FREE for live webinars but then $ for archived webinarsDear Myrtles Genealogy Blog (blog and online webinars; http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/) FREERootsTech Conference (annual genealogical conference offering live streaming of some of its sessions; https://rootstech.org/?lang=eng) - FREEBest Online Genealogy Training</p><p>THANK YOU!</p><p>Contact: May P. Chanmaychan@reginalibrary.cawww.slideshare.net/maychan(for a copy of this presentation)</p><p>***********************************************************************************************************</p></li></ul>

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