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          Florence Owens Thompson - Wikipedia                              Surviving the Dust Bowl . American Experience . WGBH | PBS

          Dust Bowl - Wikipedia                                                     Dust Bowl Days: the Oklahoma-California Genealogy Connection

          Dust Bowl Days                                                                Dust Bowl Days or the "Dirty Thirties" - Legends Of America

          The Dust Bowl of the 1930s                                               Videos of dust bowl days

          Images of dustbowel days                                                  



          Family Search ----- One of the largest collections of genealogical source material. Sponsored by the LDS. (FREE)
          Rootsweb ----- One of several sites in the Ancestry.com family of genealogy sites. (FREE) 
          USGenWeb ----- Part of the GenWeb family of sites. Search US sites by state. (FREE)
          Find A Grave ----- Search more than 72 million grave sites. (FREE)
          Mocavo ----- Easy to use search engine dedicated to searching multiple genealogy sites. (FREE)
          Cyndi's List ----- A collection of over 100,000 genealogy related sites, both free and pay, that have been grouped
               and catagorized. (FREE)
          Castle Garden ----- Contains records of 11 million immigrants entering the
U.S. thru the Port of New York between
               1820 and 1892. (FREE)
          Ellis Island ----- Contains records of 22 million immigrants entering the
U.S. thru the Port of New York between
               1892 and 1924. (FREE)
          Ancestry.com --- Probably the largest subscription site for genealogical research. Subscriptions may be purchased
              directly from Ancestry.com on a monthly or yearly rate for either
US ONLY access or WORLDWIDE access. (PAY)
          Ancestry Library Edition ----- Special version of Ancestry.com made available to libraries and schools. Access is
               available in the Genealogy Room of  the Beale Memorial Library thru members of the Kern County Genealogical
          One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse ----- Links to many genealogical websites. This site itself is FREE,
                          however some of the linked sites may be PAY sites. 
          Genealogy Bank ----- Free U.S. SSD! search as well as paid access to over 1 billion online genealogy records easily 
                          searchable by surname, keywords, dates and more.          

NARA SITES      National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Washington, DC

     NARA Regional Offices:
          The National Archives at Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska ----- Covers Alaska records.
          The National Archives at Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia ----- Covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,
               North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee records.
          The National Archives at Boston, Waltham, Massachusetts ----- Covers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
               New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont records.
          The National Archives at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois ----- Covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio
               and Wisconsin records.
          The National Archives at Denver, Denver, Colorado ----- Covers Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota,
               South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming records.
          The National Archives at Ft. Worth, Fort Worth, Texas ----- Covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas records.
          The National Archives at Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri ----- Covers Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
               and Nebraska records.
          The National Archives at Riverside, Riverside, California ----- Covers Arizona, southern California
               and Clark County, Nevada records.
          The National Archives at New York, New York, New York ----- Covers New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico
               and the U.S.Virgin Islands records.
          National Archives at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ----- Covers Pennsylvania,
               Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia records.
          National Archives at San Francisco, San Bruno, California ----- Covers northern and central California,
               Nevada (except Clark County), Hawaii, American Samoa and the former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (i.e.    
               Marshall, Caroline and Northern Mariana Islands).
          National Archives at Seattle, Seattle, Washington ----- Covers Idaho, Oregon and Washington records.
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          Tablet Genealogy Programs    

          Top 10 Most Popular Online Genealogy Magazines  
          Top 4 Genealogy Magazines for Family History Enthusiasts
          10+ Genealogy Blogs Worth Reading  
          Around the World in 40 Blogs
          Almost 3,000 Genealogy and Family History-Related Blogs  
TOP GENEALOGY WEBSITES FOR 2013 (from GenealogyInTime magazine)  
          Page 1 - Introduction
          Page 2 - Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2013
          Page 3 - Top 10 Genealogy Websites for 2013
          Page 4 - Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites for 2013
          Page 5 - Top 50 Corporate-Owned Genealogy Websites for 2013
                        and Top 100 List by Catagory
          Page 6 - Top 10 Genealogy Record Websites for 2013
                        and Top 10 Family Tree Websites for 2013
          Page 7 - Top 10 New Genealogy Websites for 2013
                        and Top 10 Rising Genealogy Stars for 2013
          Page 8 - Appendix
BEST GENEALOGY WEBSITES FOR 2013 (from FamilyTree magazine)  

          101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2013
          Best US Genealogy Websites of 2013    
          Best Southern US Genealogy Websites in 2013
          Best Northern US Genealogy Websites in 2013
          Best Midwest US Genealogy Websites in 2013
          Best Western US Genealogy Websites in 2013
          Best Genealogy Websites for Tracing Immigrants in 2013
          Best Big Genealogy Websites in 2013
          Best British and Irish Genealogy Websites in 2013
          Best Continental European Genealogy Websites in 2013
          Best Genealogy News Websites in 2013
          Best Online Genealogy Tools and Trees in 2013
          Best Genealogy Photo and Mapping Websites in 2013
          Top 75 State Websites of 2012
          Online Library Finders
          Genealogy Glossary
About.com Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards 2013

          Best Genealogy Software (Windows): RootsMagic
          Best Genealogy Software (Mac): Reunion
          Best Tool for Putting Your Family Tree Online: The Next Generation (TNG)
          Best State/Provincial Society: Illinois State Genealogical Society
          Best Online Genealogy Tool or Mobile App: RootsMagic App
          Favorite Genealogy Reference Book: Evidence Explained
          Best Genealogy Education or Learning Experience: Legacy Webinars
          Best Library or Archive Blog with a Genealogical Focus: State Library of N.C.
          Best Genealogical Journal or Magazine: Family Tree Magazine
          Best Subscription Genealogy Website: Ancestry.com
          Best Free Genealogy Website: FamilySearch
25 WEBSITES FOR CANADIAN GENEALOGY - from Family Chronicle magazine

          1. Canada GenWeb
          2. Canadian Genealogy Centre
          3. Canadian Genealogy and History Links
          4. Electronic Transcript of the 1881 Census of Canada
          5. InGeneas
          6. Our Roots
          7. Immigrants to Canada: Emigration Information of the Nineteenth Century
          8. Global Gazette Magazine
          9. Archives Canada
         10. Automated Genealogy Census Indexing Project
         11. Canadian Genealogical Projects Registry
         12. Genealogy Research Library
         13. British Columbia Vital Statistics Online
         14. British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid
15. Alberta Family History Society
         16. Manitoba Vital Statistics
17. In Search of your Canadian Past: The Canadian County Atlas Project
         18. Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
         19. Bill Martin’s Early Ontario Records
         20. Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH)
         21. Quebec and Eastern Townships Genealogy Research Page
         22. Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management
         23. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
         24. Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island
         25. Newfoundland’s Grand Banks Genealogical and Historical Data

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