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Ray's Newsletter


           Publisher Ray Wilson    Date  August, 2006


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

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.

This is such an important search site it warrants a repeat.
Learn to do effective genealogy Internet searches with the Easy Google Genealogy Searcher. Can't remember all the Google tricks you've heard for genealogy searching? Want to learn some things you probably had no idea Google could do? The Easy Google Genealogy Searcher puts advanced Google features on one page with suggested keywords and advice about how each feature is useful for genealogy searches. Learn the many possibilities Google offers for genealogy research and become a genealogy Google expert. I would suggest that you print this out to have handy for reference.
Genealogy Data Search
Free search facility for genealogical information in GEDCOM files on the
Internet, searchable by name, place and date.
Also provides a custom search for GEDCOM files on a specified website.
I put this LDS site in my Feburary issue but wanted to remind you that they are adding new books online as quick as they can so you need to continue to check for new books that might contain your ancestors. It will ask you to enter a surname. Then you will get a list of the books they have online that contain that surname. I got quite a bit of information on one of my ancestor lines. Good luck.
Cemeteries of Lawrence Co., TN.
Photographic tour of many of the cemeteries of Lawrence County, TN.
This is to announce the addition of the Family Maps series of Land Patent Books.
They are published county by county, state by state, for original settlers whose
purchases are indexed in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management database For the
first time, you can locate your ancestor's federal land purchase by simply finding
them in a surname index, then an all-name index, which directs you to a map of
first-land-owners. And now you can learn who your ancestors' neighbors were!
The Family Maps books are a helpful visual reference tool that make your federal
lands research easier than ever. It also carries Used and out of print genealogy books
and materials. Family history, local history, county history, state history, as well as
church and cemetery records. Surnames and locations indexed. The inventory includes
many states, including Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee,
New England States, and many more.
Genealogy Roots Newsletter and Blog
A newsletter to help find online genealogy databases, records and resources. Major
topics include death indexes, military, census, and immigration records. Available by
email or as a blog.
Florida Gravestones
Search gravestone pictures from Florida. And, submit photos online.
American Indian DNA
Great information on finding your Indian Heritage, Indian Ancestry, Tribal Rights
and more using your DNA. This site also has a very detailed Pow Wow calendar.
Newberry Library, Chicago Genealogy News
A Weblog from the Newberry Library Department of Local and Family History.
Cow Hampshire
New Hampshire Genealogy, History, and Photographs.
New Jersey Gravestone Photos
Search and submit New Jersey gravestone photographs.
About Genealogy
Kimberly Powell has been blogging for over three years on a variety of
genealogy topics from new genealogy databases to genealogy tips and how tos.
Slices of Time
A collection of old found photos for sale, searchable by name or location.
Wales 4-County Census Searches
Free and for fee Wales census surname searches for 1841-1871.
Free Genealogy look up's
 look up's for the South, mainly, Georgia.
The Civil War
Here can you find almost every big civil war.
American Merchant Marine at War
Excellent resource for researching the United States Merchant Marine,
from the Revolutionary War through Operation Iraqi Freedom, including information on how to obtain service records, medals, etc. for Merchant
Mariners, and information regarding ships on which they served. Also provides message board for postings to locate shipmates or those who may have served with a relative.
ArkNet Directory : Arkansas Academic & Research Network
Listing of Academic, Public, and Special Libraries in Arkansas.
Mini Directory of Cool Genealogy Blogs
So many blogs... so little time. Here are some of my favorite genealogy-related
newsletters and journals, ones I find useful and informative.
Jacksonville Area Genealogical and
Historical Society(JAGHS) located in Morgan County, Ilinois

Old school records, old newspapers, marriage records. old ballteam rosters, census, cemeteries, first settlers, old business, soldiers, sheriff records, pension list, tax list, prisoner records, wanted posters, teachers, old photos.

Russian names
Russian names: girls, boys, last names. Popular Russian names, Jewish Russian and
Soviet names.
Gore District Debtors Gaol Records
An index of names of residents of Gore District who were jailed for unpaid debts
and the people to whom they owed money, for the period 1832 to 1849. The Gaol (Jail) was located in Hamilton, and Gore District covered the counties of Wentworth, Halton, Wellington, Waterloo, Brant and Oxford in Ontario, Canada (also known as Upper
Canada and Canada West). The original register also includes the amount of the
debt, the specific dates of committal and discharge, and the names of the judge and
attorneys involved.
Alcona Genealogical Society
Online genealogical society for Alcona County, Michigan. Includes searchable census records, early birth, marriage, and death records, and newspaper article transcriptions.
A discussion / help list for people doing genealogical research in Nebraska.
We have a great link site to Nebraska resources and encourage our members to enter
their Nebraska surnames and locations in our Nebraska Surname Registry.
Wanted Names
This 'Wanted Names' system allows you to add your 'Wanted Names' - your ancestors
you are desperately trying to find and can't! We have thousands of wanted names with full
details. From this we have hundreds of people who have 'connected', whether it be family, distant relatives or people passing on information.The names and information are in a live database, indexed by the name or country and by county - or you can search all the details. Add as many Wanted Names as you want!.
Farmington Ohio History
History of Farmington Ohio (Trumbull County )including photos.
Wisconsin History: An Overview From Native American Inhabitants Through WWII
A historical review of Wisconsin beginning with the Native American inhabitants
dating back over 12,000 years and progressing through the early explorers, the fur trading era, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the Americanization of Wisconsin, abolition and the Civil War, Wisconsin's population, the Gilded Age, Progressivism, WWI, the 1920s, the Great Depression, WWII and an exploration of Wisconsin's hertiage through place names.
The 1718 migration
The Ulster Scots Agency have funded a site which explores the historical background and events of the first organized migration from the Bann valley of the north of Ireland to New Hampshire in America. The site provides research suggestions for people from both sides
of the Atlantic, in hopes of helping re-establish links broken in 1718.
Georgia Obituary Index
Indexing Georgia Obituaries from Georgia News Papers.
Coffeyville, Kansas Postcards and Old Photographs
Collection of old postcards and photos of street scenes, businesses, buildings and homes
in Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas. Includes photo of workers and passengers
on an early bus from the Coffeyville Motor Company and early 1900s photo of the men
of Fire Station No. 1. Mostly early 1900s photos, with a couple of 1940s-1950s street views. More Kansas Old Photos at
Cumberland County Nova Scotia Marriage Records
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