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> (census, vital records, passenger lists, etc.; $FamilySearch (census, vital records, etc.; FREEMyHeritage (vital records, census, family trees &amp; Scandinavian records; $ Worlds Vital Records (vital records, US census and family trees; - $</p><p>Usual Suspects</p></li><li><p>Cyndi's List - FREE</p></li><li><p>Best Canadian Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>Canadian Genealogy Centre (census, military, immigration &amp; directories; - FREEAutomated Genealogy (census; FREECanadian GenWeb Project (portal; FREECanadiana (historical materials; - $Canadian Genealogy</p></li><li><p>British Columbia City Directories 1860-1955 - FREE</p></li><li><p>Peels Prairie Provinces (newspapers &amp; directories; - FREEThe British Colonist 1852-1920 (newspaper; - FREEOurRoots (local history books; - FREEGlenbow Museum (CPR land sales index, school districts index &amp; historical materials; - FREECanadian Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project (ON county maps; FREEThe Globe (Globe &amp; Mail newspaper from 1844-2011; - $Daniel F. Johnsons New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics (index of BMDS; FREECanadian Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>OurOntario - FREE Newspapers Portal</p></li><li><p>Bibliothque et Archives and Nationales du Quebec (notaries &amp; civil registers; FREEThe Olive Tree Genealogys Canada Ships Passengers Lists (portal, definitely check out its links for passenger and immigration records!; FREE</p><p>Canadian Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Best American Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>Library of Congress - FREE</p></li><li><p>National Archives and Records Administration (1940 US census, military &amp; immigration records; FREEUSGenWeb Project (portal; FREEHeritageQuest Online (census, local histories &amp; PERSI index; - $Find a Grave (cemetery records; - FREEAmerican Genealogy</p></li><li><p>Death or Obit IndexesDeath Indexes - FREEwww.deathindexes.comObituaries Help</p></li><li><p>GenealogyBank (newspapers; - $Afrigeneas (slave records, BMDs and census schedules; FREEBureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (federal land records; - FREEFold3 (military records, newspapers &amp; city directories; - $American Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Atlas of Historical County Boundaries - FREE</p></li><li><p>Distant Cousins (city directories &amp; school yearbooks; FREEDaughters of the American Revolution (DAR lineage records; FREEEllis Island (immigration records for NY from 1925 to 1957; FREECastle Garden (immigration records for NY from 1820 to 1892; - FREEAmerican Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Best UK &amp; Irish Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>The National Archives - FREE out their very handy research guide on how to locate people:</p></li><li><p>FindMyPast (census, BMDs &amp; newspapers; - $Free BMD (UK civil registration; FREEGenuki (portal; FREEDeceased Online (cemetery records; - $Historical Directories of England &amp; Scotland (directories covering years 1760 to 1910; FREEThe Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 (criminal court records; - FREEUK &amp; Irish Genealogy</p></li><li><p>The National Library of Wales - FREE Welsh Wills prior to 1858 Welsh Newspapers 1804-1919</p></li><li><p>ScotlandsPeople (census &amp; BMDS; - $Scottish Post Office Directories (directories from 1773 to 1911; FREEBritish Newspaper Archives, 1700s-1900s (newspapers; - $Times of London Digital Archive 1785-2008 (newspaper; - $RootsIreland (BMDs, census &amp; passenger lists; - $Origins Network (Griffiths Valuation, wills &amp; probate records; - $</p><p>UK &amp; Irish Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>National Archives of Ireland</p></li><li><p>Best Continental European Genealogy Websites</p></li><li><p>Danish Demographic Database (Danish census &amp; church records; FREEDigitalarkivet (Norwegian census, probate &amp; parish records; FREEWie Was Wie (Dutch census &amp; civil registers; FREEArkivdigital (Swedish church records, court records &amp; estate lists; - $Continental European Genealogy</p></li><li><p>FranceGenWeb (portal; (civil status records &amp; BMDS for France; - $GeneaNet (family trees, forum &amp; BMD indexes for Western European countries; FREEEuropeana (digital library of books, photos &amp; newspapers; - FREE</p><p>Continental European Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Volksbund FREEwww.volksbund.deCemeteries</p></li><li><p>German Roots German Genealogy (portal; - FREEFoundation for East European Family History Studies (portal; - FREEPolish Roots (portal; FREEName Adoption and Other Lists (Jewish adoption lists; FREEContinental European Genealogy continued</p></li><li><p>Genealogy Indexer (historical directories) FREE</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</p></li><li><p>Trove, National Library of Australia (newspapers, books &amp; maps; - FREEBritish Convict Transportation Registers Database 1787-1867 (convict passenger lists; - FREEPapers Past (New Zealand newspapers; - FREENew Zealand GenWeb (portal; - FREEAustralian &amp; New Zealand Genealogy</p></li><li><p>Best GenealogyNews Websites</p></li><li><p>The Ancestry Insider (blog; FREEEastmans Online Genealogy Newsletter (newsletter; FREE but $ for premium editionGenealogy Guys (podcasts; FREEGenealogyInsider (blog; FREECanadas Anglo-Celtic Connections (blog; - FREECanadaGenealgogy, or, Janes Your Aunt (blog; FREEGenealogy News</p></li><li><p>Best Tech/Social Media Tools</p></li><li><p>Evernote (online note taking; FREEDropbox (cloud storage; FREETrello (project management; FREELiBib (home library management system; FREEBest Tech/Social Media Tools</p></li><li><p>GenSoftReviews (genealogy software; FREEGoogle Translate (language translator; - FREEGreenshot (screen capture tool; FREECalibre (ebook management tool; FREE</p><p>Best Tech/Social Media Tools continued</p></li><li><p>Facebook (social media; FREEPinterest (bulletin board; FREEFlickr (online photo sharing; FREEHistoryPin (online exhibits; FREETwitter (micro-blogging; - FREEBest Tech/Social Media Tools continued</p></li><li><p>Best "Hidden Genealogical Gems"Bonus # 1</p></li><li><p>Internet Archives FREE</p></li><li><p>WorldCat FREE</p></li><li><p>WolframAlpha</p></li><li><p>Google Newspaper Archives - FREE</p></li><li><p>YouTube</p></li><li><p>Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center - $</p></li><li><p>Best Online Genealogy Training ResourcesBonus # 2</p></li><li><p>Legacy Family Tree Webinars (online courses; FREE for live webinars but then $ for archived webinarsDear Myrtles Genealogy Blog (blog and online webinars; FREERootsTech Conference (annual genealogical conference offering live streaming of some of its sessions; - FREEBest Online Genealogy Training</p><p>THANK YOU!</p><p>Contact: May P. a copy of this presentation)</p><p>***********************************************************************************************************</p></li></ul>


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