There are several search options including a specific search for photos , another for newspapers , & a list of directories. For each search, there are 'help' options & tips to make the most of the search.
In the case of newspapers, researchers can look for a specific area, narrowing down to a town or widening to include an entire country. Another search leads to directions for 'antiquated' words (which can include medical terms), Latin terms, acronyms, & terminology used in deeds & other documents. And when you find that a great-grandfather owned land, but the deed gives the
land size in rods, the search engine page includes a calculator that will transfer that into modern dimensions.
Another option of the search engine is handy for locating a place. Unlike most map programs, this engine will search by keyword & location, even if you don't have the proper name. For instance, a search for 'cemetery' & 'Logan, Utah,' brings up half a dozen primary sites & several related sites.
If a trail of an ancestor has led to a foreign land, the engine offers options to search for surnames in specific countries & to search for sites in a specific language. There are several programs available to translate languages & this search engine includes that option. In this case, a word or series of words can be pasted into the translation box & Google will translate. Or,
type in the address & Google will translate an entire web page.The search engine's home page includes tips, suggestions & links, all with the genealogist in mind"
Reprints of first-hand accounts of life in Upper Canada (early Ontario, Canada, 1791-1841), including excerpts from old newspapers, diaries, letters, travel journals and contemporary publications. Learn how your ancestors lived in early pioneer times, in the words of people living at the time.
The Amateur Genealogists Association was formed in February 2005 as a "Professional" Association for all Amateur Genealogists. We are an organisation for all amateur Genealogists who want to share with other genealogists and to pursue the very highest standards of professionalism in their research.
An alphabetical listing of consolidated burial (several cemetery databases) and obituary information related to the Northern Illinois area, centered on Aurora Illinois. Obituary data is from the Aurora Beacon News since May 2002 and updated about every two months.