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Publisher   Ray  Wilson         rebard@mindspring.com         Date  July, 2005            

Genealogy Sites

Here are some new sites I have discovered this past

month. Hope some of them will prove useful to you.

GOOD NEWS!!! -- We can now search on ancestry.com without having to put in three characters for the name. Up until now, if you entered a partial first name or a partial last name, you had to enter at least three characters. But Steve Morse has written some new code that gets around this limitation by searching on all combinations of the letters that we left out.

 For example, suppose you want to search for all people with first initial J and last name Smith. Steve's software will automatically search for all Smiths with first names starting with Jaa, then Jab, then Jac, etc. up to Jzz. It might take as much as 5 minutes to get all the results, but it's automatic -- you submit one search and Steve does 676 searches for you. And if you search for all Smiths with first name starting with Ja, Steve can do that faster (less than ten seconds) because he only has to do 26 searches in that case.

 To use this feature, go to Steve's website at http://stevemorse.org and select any of his search forms that use ancestry (e.g., any of his passenger search forms other than Ellis Island, and his census search-by-name form for any census year). Then enter less than three characters for either the first or last name, and Steve's new software will kick in, doing repeated searches on your behalf.



Maps of the Past
This is a simple database of map images, covering the 16th through 20th century map images. The specialise in maps aimed at genealogists, who are seeking their roots. Many land ownership maps displayed covering hundreds of county maps.




Philadelphia Passenger Lists Quick Guide 1800-1948
A list of research material for locating Philadelphia passenger records. Included are microfilmed records and indexes, CD-Roms, books, and online indexes.



Cemetery Photos & Obituaries
Photo's of headstones in Kansas,Kentucky,Missouri,Nebraska & Wyoming as well as obituaries.




Erath County Texas Marriage Index
Index of more than 12,000 marriages in Erath County Texas.



Erath County Texas Obituary Index
More than 15,000 indexed obituaries from Erath County Texas.




The Genealogue
Genealogical notes, notions, and meanderings.




Virginia Center for Digital History.
The Virginia Center for Digital History promotes the teaching and learning of history using digital technologies. The Center has many useful projects, of which "Virtual Jamestown" and "Valley of the Shadow" are only two.




Lone Sentry: Photos, Articles, and Research on the European Theater in WWII
Unpublished veteran photos, documents, and articles on theEuropean Theater in World War II.




AllAreFamily.com Genealogy - Searching Out Ancestors
Enter Your Surname In The Search Box. Free Search including surnames Like 
Davis,Penrod,Mead,Schunatz,Dean,Wagner,West,Kocher,Underwood,Pollard,Bauer,Zsunacz,And Many More Names.




Descendants of William the Conqueror
As the title suggests, this is a text version of the descendants of William the Conqueror. After 25 years of research I have about 400,000 of them plus spouses.




Kent County Marriages Index 1849-1929 Searchable Database
Index to the names of the people listed in the Index to the marriages recorded in Kent County, Michigan. 95,098 records as of May 2005.
Index to Early Death Records Kent County
Michigan Works Progress Administration Vital Records Project1867-January 4, 1873. NOTE: "A" Section never completed.
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