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Publisher: Ray Wilson Vol # 2 Date: Jan 13, 2003

Genealogy Sites

Here are some new sites I have discovered this past month.

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.

Probate: An Introduction. 
This article contains an introduction to the process of probate.

Probate: An Overview.
This article contains a summary of all the steps involved in the settlement of an estate after someone' s death.

Tennessee Marriage Records. Largest collection of Tennessee marriage records and links on the Web! Legal Terms in Land Records. A collection of teffils that appear in deeds, legal proceedings, and queries. Federal land records search. To begin a Federal land records search, please point your browser to: Enter your postal code in the next screen, and click on Search Land Patents. Where to look for early (1700's) land records. Page 1

Search Federal Land Patents Databases. This site offers researchers a source of information on the initial transfer of land titles from the Federal government to individuals. In addition to verifying title transfer, this information will allow the researcher to associate an individual (Patentee, Assignee, Warrantee, Widow, or Heir) with a specific location (Legal Land Description) and time (Issue Date). Calendar Information. While doing research and you see a date and would like to know the day of the week that person was born, died, or married, you can check the 10,000 year calendar at the site below, It also has calendar information from other countries. Illinois Marriage Records. Largest collection of Illinois marriage records and links on the Web! New Jersey Marriage Records. Largest collection of New Jersey marriage records and links on the Web! Tracking Your Alabama Roots. TONS of Alabama online genealogy data. Virginia Cemetery Records Largest collection of Virginia cemeteries and links on the Web! Idaho State Death Index, 1911-1950. Death index for anyone dying in Idaho, 1911-1950. Italy Genealogy Links. Links to sites about Italian Genealogy. Page 2

Israel Genealogy Links. 
Links to genealogy sites dealing with Israel or Judaism. 

Cemetery Transcriptions. 
Online cemetery transcriptions, related message boards, links and offsite databases. 

How to Deal with MISSING Web Pages. 
How often do you come across a Web page that is no longer there? Usually you will see the
 "404 Web page not found" error. There is a good chance that you can STILL get to the information
  on that missing Web page. Let's say that you are using Google, one of the
   very best search engines on the Internet.

If you have the results of a search in front of you. and the small print says "Cached." CLICK ON the word. 

This magic little word is a LINK that will take you to a cached or "stored" copy of the Web page. 
This is one of the wonderful, but often overlooked, features of the Google search engine. 

Great On-line TRANSLATION Tool for Genealogists 
Have you ever been looking for information on one of your surnames and come across a Web page that has
 important information that pertains to your family history in a different language? Here is an on-line
  translation tool that you can use to translate some of those pages. Be sure to bookmark
(or, make a "Favorite") of this Web page. The "Babelfish Translation" tool at: You can translate German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese into English... or, English into any of those languages. You can "Translate a block of text" where you can enter up to 150 words. So you can copy and paste short segments of the text (words from a Web page or e-mail message). All you have to do is paste the text into the area (box on the screen), select how you want it translated (for example "German to English"), and click on the "Translate" button. You can also translate an entire Web page. Just copy and paste the URL (Web page address that you come across while you are on-line) into the "Translate a Web page" box and clicking on the "Translate" button. Page 3