Ray's Newsletter

   Ray Wilson    rebard@mindspring.com    Date  Feburary 2005 

                            Genealogy Sites

Here are some new sites I have discovered this past month. Hope some of them will prove useful to you.



Cherokee War of 1776

Know this is not genealogical, but it an important part of Cherokee history.




Genealogy Database for Quebec marriages.

Very powerful search engine. You can go from children to parents with one click. Includes names frequency as well as pioneers history with an image of their wedding act.




About Names

Meanings and origins of the 2000 most popular US given names and their European variants, grouped according to common origin.




Digital Preservation of your photographs.

Brief article on dangers of relying solely on digital means to preserve your photographs.




Genealogical Death Indexing System, Michigan Department of Community Health

Archived death records from 1867-1884.




USA Funeral Home Finder

Easy to use Free funeral home finder with helpful information on hot to save on funerals.




Family Bibles

Find family genealogies, births, marriages, and deaths in this growing collection of Family Bibles. Most of the bibles are for USA, Canada and England. Many of the Bibles have pictures of the Family Records pages.





Death Records for Pennsylvania

Find the death records of your Pennsylvania ancestors in Coffin Plates, Cemetery Records, Church Records, Family Bibles, Funeral Cards, Obituaries and much more.




Black Sheep Ancestors

The largest Directory of Links for Prison & Convict Records, Court Records, Executions, Famous Outlaws, Bandits & Criminals in USA & Canada.




Guide for Jewish Genealogy in Chicago

Contains information on more than 75 research locations to aid the Jewish/Chicago researcher. The site contain specifics about each location; including address, phone, fax, e-mail, website, a description of the resources available, and information about accessing the records. In addition to the location information, the website has a section organized

by the type of record; including vital records, residence records, life in Jewish Chicago, arrival records, and “old country” information. These web pages guide the user by each record type to the locations where the information can be found.




Steve Morse's One-Step Baltimore Passenger Lists Search Engine

Search the Baltimore Passenger Lists 1892 to 1948. Direct access to Baltimore Manifests in One Step and ability to find Ships in Baltimore Microfilms in One Step.




Steve Morse's One-Step San Francisco Passenger Lists Search Engine

Search San Francisco Passenger Lists 1893 to 1953. Direct access to San Francisco Manifests in One Step and ability to find Ships in San Francisco Microfilms in One Step.




German Old Script Specialists

Translations of all types of handwritten letters and documents in the Old German Scripts. Our 35th year of genealogy service.




Finding in Florida Reunion Registry

Finding in Florida is a free mutual consent registry for those searching in the state of Florida.




Repair Damaged Pictures and Restore Old Photographs

We offer the best quality and the best rates ANYWHERE to restore old damaged photographs and can repair them to almost perfect condition. We repair damaged pictures that have been ripped, torn or have suffered water damage and can even restore missing sections of your precious family photographs. IN FACT, IN SOME CASES, WE CAN RESTORE JUST ABOUT ANY PHOTOGRAPH THAT IS DAMAGED OR NEEDS IMPROVING TO APPEAR BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL PHOTOS.




Ancestors at Rest Death Records for New York

Death Records for New York, Coffin Plates, Cemetery Records, Church Records, Family Bibles, Funeral Cards, Obituaries and more.




Amateur Genealogy Tips

This is a free genealogy tips page for beginners. It has ideas, tips and links to some of the best free and pay genealogy sites. It also has a link to my Blackwell/Clyburn personal genealogy page that shows some of the problems I ran in to while researching family.

This site also has an email address to Vickie, so that people can email her with questions and suggestions. It is a very friendly site that is starting out small, but eventually could become much larger.




Genealogy LinkSearch

Resources for discovering ancestors, locating relatives, professional researchers, family trees, genealogy gifts, family tree prints and products, software, family history books, reunion items, genealogy links, and more.




German Genealogy Translations

German/English-English/German translation services focusing only on documents pertaining to German Genealogy.

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