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Ray Wilson March, 2007


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

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.
Colonial Records of South Carolina from 1685 to 1721
are being abstracted now and are easily available to genealogists
for the first time. Volume One was awarded 'Best
Genealogical Book for SC in 2006.'.
Your Guide to Finding and Using U.S. Census Records
A guide to print and web resources to help you make effective
use of U.S. census records for your genealogial research.
Family History Zone - The Ultimate Dimension in Genealogy Online.
An exceptional place for beginners, the Family History Zone is the
ultimate dimension in genealogy and family history online. We
provide content and tips on birth records, marriage records, death
records, census, passenger lists, military records, probate,
newspapers, directories, and much more.
Everything to help connect you with your roots.
Tracing Family History
From getting started to making the most of public records to
harnassing internet resources, 'Tracking Down Your Ancestors'
is a comprehensive guide designed to help you get the most out
of your family history.
The website of The National Archives Local History Reseach Group
Prisoners sentenced to execution, transportation to Australia or
imprisonment of criminals for capital and other crimes usefull for
family and local history. Records held at The National Archives (UK).
Norfolk Heritage Centre
Located in Norwich, England, the Centre combines the collections
of the Norfolk Studies Library with microfilmed resouces from
the Norfolk Record Office. See their A-Z list of holdings, house
history information & advice on researching your family tree.
From the Norfolk County Council.
Towpath Times
Submit and share copies of your 19th Century Erie Canal family
stories, articles, letters , and old photo image files.
Irish Huguenot genealogy: A brief guide
Irish Huguenot genealogy; a list and short guide to research and
reference materials [a commentary on Hidden Dublin's huguenot
Genealogy Rijerkerk - Bronner
Enormous database, free to explore. Looking for European
ancestors? Don't miss this!.
Resigning Officers, 1836
A list of the captains and subalterns of the army who tendered
their resignations during the year 1836.
Nationwide Court Records
Search Nationwide Court Records Fast and easy.
Global Gazetteer of the American Revolution
American Revolutionary War (War of American Independence)
Battle/Skirmish/Significant sites world wide. Burial sites are
included for those finding their way into history books.
Clarion County Old Photos
Over 1100 old photographs of people and places in
Clarion County, PA. Searchable.
New York History Review
New York History Review magazine explores all aspects
(historical, genealogical) of New York State's rich and
diverse local history.
World Bride Index
Alphabetical index of millions of brides, linked to genealogy
files on other sites. Useful in brick-wall situations.
Explore Genealogy
Explore Genealogy is a resource that was devised for people
who are interested in tracing their family history. It offers
information on how to start your investigation,
as well as tips for the more experienced genealogist.
 Nashville National Cemetery
Alphabetical listing of 12,769 listings for Civil War-era soldiers
(Union) buried at the National Cemetery. Includes a section map.
From the Battle of Nashville Preservation Association.
Gettysburg National Military Park Map
Map shows memorial locations in Gettysburg National
Military Park. Map has search index for features.
Durham Light Infantry WW1
A read online book about the 6th Battalion Durham Light
Infantry in WW1 including the names of all the officers and
medals received.

 Macon County Search Case Information
Online searchable database of all Macon County, Illinois, USA
court cases in recent years (some prior to 1990), including
Divorce, Wills & Probate, Arbitration, Taxes, Traffic and
Criminal. Often will contain birthdate of the respondents.

Old maps for genealogy research on-line and free.
New England (MA) Pilgrim and Great Migration Ship
Lists Early 1600's
Pilgrim ship lists to 1638 from England to New England,
sorted by ships and surnames.
Forgotten NY Cemeteries
Locations, descriptions & selected photos of little-known
cemeteries in New York City.
Indiana Genealogical Society--Indiana Queries
 Queries about ancestors with an Indiana connection.
Membership is not required to submit a query.
Indiana Genealogical Society--Indiana Marriage Indexing
Project 1790-1957
A not-for-profit project to create an Indiana marriage index up
through 1957. When completed, the index will be placed
online as a free searchable database, with links
to images of the actual marriage records.
The History of California
A historical overview of California history from early Native
American inhabitants through WWII....In comparison to
other states, California possesses a very unique history.
Control of the region changed hands from the Native
Americans to the Spaniards, from the Spaniards to the
Mexicans, and from the Mexicans to the Americans.
This complex background, combined with the population
growth beginning with the Gold Rush, set the stage for
California to become a very diverse and cosmopolitan region.
Diversity in the ethnic makeup of the population during the
19th and early 20th centuries created the backbone for modern
California as the state continues to draw immigrants from around
the world.
Cadets Dismissed from West Point
Register showing the name of all cadets who were dismissed from
the Military Academy of the United States at West Point from its
origin until 1835.
Genealogy Conference in Northern Virginia
Celebrate 400 Years of Genealogy with the Fairfax and Mount
Vernon Genealogical Societies’ at a Joint Conference & Genealogy
Expo on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at the Marriot Fairfax At Fair
Oaks Mall located at 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in
Fairfax, Virginia, 22033. This is at the Fair Oaks Mall located at
the intersection of I-66 and Route 50. There will be five speakers
presenting 20 different talks from which you can choose four to
attend. Advanced registration is $60. Registration on the day of the
conference is $65.Topics to be covered at the conference include
historical newspapers, land records, tracking ancestors through
colonial America to European origins, records at the National
Archives, obituaries, maps, finding a maiden name, academic
archives, and diaries.In addition to the conference, there will also
be a Genealogy Expo. The Expo is free and open to the conference
attendees and the general public. There is over 5000 square feet of
exhibit space with over two dozen vendors and door prizes.
Civil War Salt List Research
Locate heads of households, the number of children and how much
was given to each.
Illinois Genealogy and History Guide
A guide for genealogy research and history resources in Illinois.
Vintage Valentines ...Maybe your ancestors sent or received
one like these....
Vintage Valentine Postcard from the early 1900s, many depict
in life of an earlier time: blacksmith, hanging laundry on a
line, an angel using a typewriter.
Family Roots Radio
Weekly hour-long Internet radio show hosted by professional
genealogist Kory Meyerink.
Connecticut Genealogy and History Guide
Guide to free Connecticut records online in census, marriage,
birth, death, and other genealogy records databases. Includes a
condensed history of Connecticut.
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