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           Publisher Ray Wilson    Date  October, 2006


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

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.

Free Public Records Finder
Free public records from USA public records databases and worldwide directories.
This site is free to use. No login or passwords required.
Erie Cemetery Association
Erie, Pennsylvania Searchable On-line Cemetery List For:
Erie Cemetery, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery, Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Ancestor Portraits
This site offers photographs developed during the mid-1800's through the early
1900's. Each has inscriptions of names, and many have dates and places. Some have notations describing the occasion captured by the portrait.
Iowa County, Wisconsin Historical Society
The Iowa County Historical Society incorporated in 1976 to discover and preserve
the history of the people of Iowa County, Wisconsin and maintains many historical
archives at the Iowa County Historical Society Museum. Reprints of Iowa County
history books. Artifacts and scrapbooks from Iowa County past. Microfilm of Iowa
County newspapers. Historical Photo collections of life in Iowa County. Family
genealogy collections including oral histories. Archives of Iowa County surnames.
Obituary Files and cemetary records.
A Transcription with Photographs of Sample Cemetery
Transcription and photographs of tombstones found in Sample Cemetery, Garfield
County, Oklahoma as of 2003. Additional information, primarily from the national
censuses, is added as found to identify the individuals interred in the cemetery.
Moments in Time by gallantGGraphics
Antique and old photos lovingly restored - Use our services and preserve your memories!
Yizkor Books Online
The New York Public Library's Digital Yizkor Book Viewer has 650 of the 700
postwar yizkor books at The New York Public Library accessible online.
Books available in hard copy only are also listed.
Alabama Genealogy and History Guide
A guide for genealogy research and history resources in Alabama.
Silverwood Mine
The history of a coal mine in South Yorkshire England 1900 to 1996, with listing
of 3,000 miners on a linked searchable database for genealogist. This site links
families worldwide.
Pilgrim Ship list
New England Pilgrim and Great Migration Ship Lists Early 1600's data base,
by passenger name and by ship.
Maine Genealogy Forum
A forum for researchers with Maine roots to ask and answer questions, and to discuss genealogical issues.
The Portuguese in New England
New England has provided a home for many immigrant groups, but none rival the
cultural impact of the Portuguese. Portuguese immigration to New England is both
old and new, beginning during the colonial times and continuing into the twenty-first century. The roots laid down by the first Portuguese settlers in the 18th century
created a legacy of chain migration that has lasted for over 200 years.
Ancestry Quest
This website is designed and geared to help genealogists in Monroe County, Indiana.
This website has all the records you will need to research in Monroe County, Indiana,
including; birth records, death records, marriage records, military records, cemeteries,
obituaries, photos, land records, wills, probate records and much much more.
The Scotch-Irish in Canada
An essay on the impact of the Scotch-Irish settlers in Canada, giving examples
of those who thrived in the military, business, and other spheres.
Yankee Cemetery
Grave stone transcriptions from cemeteries of the Mid-Atlantic states New
Jersey/Delaware/Pennsylvania/New YorkFree information on names and dates
of American ancestors.
GenMates - The Genealogy MySpace Alternative
A great social networking site for Genealogists. Members can share their research;
join Groups and Forums and create their own. Create a Blog and share it with
others and much more!.
Genealogy Maps with
Microsoft has a new free mapping system at
California GLO / BLM Land Patents
A name index, created in 1997, of all land deeds (patents) issued by the General
Land Office and Bureau of Land Management in California. Details of each patent
are listed by county in Adobe pdf and MS Excel formats.

Texas Genealogy and History Guide
A guide for genealogy research and history resources in Texas.

Past Sheriffs / Former Sheriffs in the U.S.
Historical lists of sheriffs, marshalls, constables, and policemen in the United States.
Ohio Genealogy and History Guide
A guide for genealogy research and history resources in Ohio.
Rockwood Area Historical & Genealogical Society
A historical and genealogical society covering the areas of Milford, Black,
Middlecreek and Upper Turkeyfoot townships, and Rockwood, New Centerville,
Casselman and Seven Springs boroughs in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Making of Modern Michigan : Digitizing Michigan's Hidden Past
The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving more than 50
Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state.
Michigan's unique heritage is represented through photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.
Cemeteries and Tombstones
Cemetery burial lists, WA, SD, NY, ID, and AK.
Canada Genealogy Links.
Southern Maryland Studies Center's Oral History Collection
These oral histories of 20th century life in Southern Maryland were conducted
during the 1970's to the late 1990's.
Census of Ireland 1901 - Barony of Lecale
A complete, and name indexed, transcription of the 1901 Census of Ireland for
the Baronies of Upper and Lower Lecale in County Down.
Ancestry and Genealog Research
Free 1841 census names index, free vital records, free family tree maker, free
message boards and much more !!.
Colorado Genealogy and History Guide
A guide for genealogy research and history resources in Colorado.
Free Genealogy Internet Resources
How to find family records using the best free Internet resources.
 'NEW' Kentucky Lines Genealogy Website
Kentucky Lines has opened a NEW website to help you connect to your Kentucky
Ancestors. You must signup to enjoy and view what the site has to offer. Sign is free
and is located under the login area. You will need to use your login information to
get back into the website on each visit. So save it !.
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