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Publisher Ray Wilson   February, 2007


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

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.


FREE: Reference & Finding Aids Learning Center at
The 'Muls' and 'Gils': Some Irish Surnames
An examination of the origin and meaning of Irish surnames
beginning with the prefixes 'Mul' and 'Gil', amongst other names.
Carroll County Genealogical Association
The Carroll County Missouri Genealogical Association, a non-profit,
educational organization, was formed November 18, 1997. Our
mission is to: Aid members and interested persons in establishing their
genealogical records; share genealogical information by conducting
educational programs in the field of genealogy; assisting persons in
understanding methods of family research; collect, compile, record,
index, preserve and store genealogical and historical records.The
organization meets at the Carrollton Library on the third Tuesday
night during the months of Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov.
WW II railroad canteens. Stories of powerful home front
gestures by volunteers to give soldiers a taste of home at
the railroad stations with free food, drinks and smiles.
Pittsburgh/Allegheny County/Pennsylvania
Here is a growing collection of freely seachable databases
and other documents, most of which include lots of names.
Currently included are the 1790 US Heads of Families
Census, the 1840 Pensioner's Census, and numerous
books and directories specific to Western Pennsylvania.
Pape Mortuary Database
Over 275,000 records collected and constantly updated
by a longtime Danville, Vermilion Co., IL. firm.
Locating Railroad Employee Records for Genealogy
An extensive list of railroad employee record repositories, which
include records acquired by Genealogy Today.
Photos from an old album from Durham, North Carolina.
Idenities for the most part unknown, but the locations are mainly
Chatham, Durham, Orange and Wake Counties in
North Carolina. Hoping to identify some of the people in pictures.
Screen Printed Family Reunion T-shirts
Over 100 family reunion design ideas for your custom t-shirts order.
Maia's Books & Misc.
A store specializing in genealogy, history, social history,
conversation starters for discussing and sharing family history,
and other items of use and interest to genealogists and historians.
The Genealogy Society of White County, Illinois
Pupose of the Our Web Site & Organization:
(1) To maintain and encourage the development, promotion
and distribution of materials pertaining to genealogical research;
(2) To preserve genealogical records, particularly those which
pertain to White County IL; and
(3) To publish genealogical records. Membership is open to all
who are interested in genealogy. Over 100 Links, Photo Album,
Members & Surname Sections.
Genealogy Bank
Learn about your ancestors in great detail by searching over
four centuries of American historical genealogies, and vital family
history records. Search over 200 million names. Free Search.
Landscape Change Program
We are publically accessible archive of over 13000 Vermont
images many of which include names and places.
MyRootsPlace is a Member Content Website. All data in
this website is contributed by members and volunteers.
We do not sell Data. MyRootsPlace is safe and interactive
community setting for members to research and socialize.
Ancestry America
Ancestry Research, Records Retrieval, Genealogy and Family
History Research.
Ancestry - Biographies - Lineages - Memoirs - Sketches -
SurnamesHudson-Mohawk Valley of New York and
Wisconsin Biographical Sketches and Photos.
The Confederate Newspaper Project is the result of my
research into the journalistic accounts of the common
Confederate soldiers and their own recollections of the
war as published in Southern newspapers.
Automated Genealogy
Contains an index to the following Canadian CensusIndex
to the 1901 Census of CanadaIndex to the 1911 Census of
CanadaIndex to the 1906 Census of Canada for Alberta,
Manitoba and Saskatchewan.They are working on these
other projects as well:1871 Census of Kings County,
NB Record Linking Project Halifax Explosion Linking
Project Soldiers of the First World War Linking Project
Canadian Virtual War Memorial Linking Project Dictionary
of Canadian Biography Online Linking Project British Home
Children Linking Project The Illustrated Index to the 1901
Census Project.
Genbealogy Rules
A selection of rules to help you survive in the world of genealogy.

Emerald Ancestors
Irish Genealogy website with online access to over 1 million
birth, marriage, death and census records for Northern Ireland.

New York Arrivals
Immigration site with details about New York passenger
arrivals and the Port of New York. Tips on searching online
archives, differences between Castle Garden and Ellis
Island arrivals, American Immigration history and
timeline, and detailed examples showing how to
extract information from passenger manifests and
use in conjunction with other sources.
Genealogy Worldwide - Your Source for Genealogy & Family
History Worldwide.
Genealogy Worldwide is a meeting place online where we share
information that can help researchers anywhere in the world
connect with their ancestral roots. We're based in the United
States, but as our name implies, we encourage participation
from all corners of the globe.
1930 Census - The leading FREE site for Census Research
The #1 FREE Census Source for Genealogy & Family History
Research. Learn how to use census data for research and how it can
comliment other record sources. Includes detail for online and
offline census research.
Genealogy & Family History
Not just collecting names, but about social and family history.
Weddings Past and Present
Weddings from 1900 to date, photos, names, and a large
category on WARBRIDES.
1900 Census - Complete Online Guide to 1900 Census Research
The 1900 Census is one of the most data-rich of all the U.S.
Federal Census. This site helps you understand all the clues
hidden in the 1900 Census. Great for novice researchers.
Your Guide to Locating and Using Diaries, Letters, Personal
Papers and Other Home Manuscript Sources
Links and bibliography to help the researcher locate such sources
as diaries, correspondence, and other personal papers.
US Military POW's MIA's & KIA's
Very large database of US Military POW's MIA's & KIA's
from the Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Longswamp Twsp., Berks Co., PA
This website is centered on a Berks County, PA store
logbook/ledger/day book that was acquired a short while ago.
It is c1843, and the logbook itself is ledger style. All told, there
is writing on over 330 pages in the ledger, and it appears to cover a
full years worth of data, with the very first dated entry on
February 9th, 1843. The entries made are for people who came
into this “store” to purchase things, much like we do today.
Common Corners
A new site called Common Corners which will be covering the
West Michigan area and giving information on the local historical
and genealogical societies. This is a new project of WMGS. Kent
County and the counties immediately surrounding; namely Ottawa,
Muskegon, Newaygo, Montcalm, Ionia, Barry and Allegan Counties.
Naturalizations of Immigrants from County Meath, Ireland at
Rutland, Vermont (1838-1860)
Transcribed declarations of intent and naturalizations for County Meath,
Ireland immigrants at Rutland County, Vermont (1838-1860).
The International Genealogical Index (IGI)
A guide to the history and use of the LDS resource, the IGI.
The only compilation of a basic genealogy record, and other data,
of each one of the known US Submarine men lost during WWII.
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