This list was posted to the VA-Roots mail list (operated by the Virginia State Library and Archives.) I am placing it here because it might be useful to some of you. It is *NOT* *MY* *WORK*, nor was it the work of the lady who posted it. I cannot verify that any of the links work, or that they are as represented. Pat Oliver

Useful Sites



 ROOTSWEB SEARCH ENGINE - ANY SURNAME OR LISTING
 http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl
 http://lists.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/findlist.pl Trying to find a Rootsweb
 surname list? Don't know which of 8,000 possible variant spellings itmight
 be listed under? This tool finds sound-alike matches for a given surname
 from among RootsWeb's thousands of surname lists. Give it a try!
 http://www.rootsweb.com/~maillist/ (Find any Rootsweb genealogy mailing
 list)

 FAVORITE SEARCH ENGINES:
 http://www.aj.com/ (Ask Jeeves)
 http://www.altavista.digital.com/ (Alta Vista)
 http://www.aol.com/netfind/ (AOL Searcher)
 http://www.excite.com/ (Excite)
 http://galaxy.tradewave.com/galaxy.html (Galaxy)
 http://www.hotbot.com/ (Hot Bot)
 http://www.infoseek.com/ (Info Seek)
 http://lycospro.lycos.com/ (Lycos)
 http://www.northernlight.com/ (Northern Light Search)

 SEARCH FOR PEOPLE - SEARCH ENGINES:
 http://www.anywho.com/resq.html
 http://www.555-1212.com/whte_us.htm
 http://www.four11.com/
 http://in-114.infospace.com/_1_196816106__yp.ch/reverse.htm
 (reverse finder)
 http://www.switchboard.com/
 http://www.whowhere.com/
 http://www.icq.com/emaildir.html (Search the ICQ email directory -
Millions
 of users)

 REAL-TIME COMPUTER TRANSLATIONS
  (All European languages)
 http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate

 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:
 http://www.calle.com/world/index.html (Global Gazatteer - Foreign)
 http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform.html (United State Geological
 Service - finds exact location of
 place names, cemeteries, churches, streams, etc. Excellent !!)
 http://www.indo.com/distance/ (Distance between two locations.  Enter
 geographic coordinates or placenames)
 http://www.mit.edu/geo/ (finds county for known place and state)
 http://www.ahip.getty.edu/tgn_browser/ (geographic thesaurus)
 http://www1.proximus.com/lycos/ (Lycos road map)
 http://www.mapquest.com/ (Mapquest)
 http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform.html (geographic name locator)
 http://www.expediamaps.com/PlaceFinder.asp (Microsoft worldwide info)
 http://members.aol.com/oldmapsne/ (Historical Ink; old maps, NY&NE)
 http://www.outfitters.com/genealogy/land/twprange.html (township and range
 system)
 http://www.multimap.com/ (United Kingdom)
 http://www.livgenmi.com/1895.htm (US Atlas, 1895)
 http://www.peabody.yale.edu/other/gnis/ (Yale geographic name locator)

 http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/terra_findaspot_coordinate.htm
 (One meter resolution aerial and satellite photography of the USA and
select
 foreign locations. Enter geographic coordinates only)
 http://www.terraserver.microsoft.com/terra_findaspot.htm
 (One meter resolution aerial and satellite photography of the USA and
select
 foreign locations. Select location from a map or enter a place name)

 GENERAL REFERENCE SITE - ALL IN ONE
 http://www.lva.lib.va.us/ (Library of Virginia)
 http://www.refdesk.com/facts.html
   Atlas & Maps
   Beginner's Guides
   Bios & Who's Who
   Databases
   Dictionaries
   Electronic Texts
   Encyclopedias
   Genealogy
   Government
   Grammar & Style
   History
   Internet Resources
   Law
   Libraries
   Miscellaneous
   Phone Book
   Population
   Postal
   Science
   Thesaurus
   Time & Date
   Weights & Measures
   World Religions
   WWW Virtual Library

 VITAL RECORDS:
 http://ukcc.uky.edu/~vitalrec/
 http://vitalrec.com/index.html
 http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm (center for health
stats)
 http://www.medaccess.com/address/vital_toc.htm (where to write)
 http://www.inlink.com/~nomi/vitalrec/ (Naomi's list)
 http://www.census-online.com/links/index.html#top (online census
materials)
 http://www.doitnow.com/~moravia/census.html (alternate, census online)
 http://members.tripod.com/~rosters/ (searchable south)
 http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi (Social Security Death Index)

 GIANT GENEALOGY SITES:
 http://www.hamrick.com/names/ U.S. Surname Distribution from the U.S. census
 during various period in history
 http://cpcug.org/user/jlacombe/mark.html (barrell of links)
 http://www.CyndisList.com (Cyndi's List)
 http://www.wwnet.com/~krugman1/fgc/ (Ford Genealogy Club)
 http://www.genforum.com/ (genealogy discussions)
 http://www.polaris.net/~legend/genalogy.htm (genealogy gateway)
 http://posom.com/hl/ (genealogy helplist)
 http://www.citynet.net/mostwanted/ (genealogy's most wanted)
 http://emcee.com/ (genealogy online)
 http://genealogy.tbox.com/ (genealogy tool box)
 http://www.gensource.com/ifoundit/ (genealogy search engine)
 http://www.genhomepage.com/societies.html (genealogical societies)
 http://www.lds.org/Family_Hostory/How_Do_I_Begin.html
 (Mormon FHCs)
 http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ (National Genealogical Society)
 http://www.nehgs.org/ (New England Historic Genealogical Society)
 http://www.rand.org/personal/Genea/ (Rand genealogy club)
 http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/searches/ (Roots Web Searches)
 http://www.bc1.com/users/sgl/html/usa.htm (searchable genealogy links)
 http://genealogy.travellor.com/genealogy/ (Travellor southern families)
 http://www.ukans.edu/heritage/research/dbd.html (Uof KS sourcelist)
 http://www.usgenweb.com/ (US Genealogy web)
 http://www.usigs.org/index.htm (US Internet Genealogical Society)

 ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/roots-l/genealog/genealog.vital-mo
 (genealogical and historical societies of Missouri; to change states,
delete "mo" and substitute the postal abbreviation of the state of our choice)
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 CHURCH HISTORY:
 http://www.ncccusa.org/ (National Council of Churches)
 http://www.ats.edu/members/denom.htm (theological seminaries)
 http://www.rrlc.org/guide/arc02.shtml (American Baptist)
 http://www.cob-net.org/ (Church of the Brethren)
 http://www.catholic.net/ (Roman Catholic Church)
 http://www.cin.org/ (Catholic information network)
 http://www.catholic.org/colweb/direct.html (Catholic web directory)
 http://www.disciples.org/historc.htm (Disciples of Christ)
 http://www.ecusa.anglican.org/ (Episcopal Church, USA)
 http://www.elca.org/ (Evangelical Lutheran)
 http://www.fum.org/ (Friends United/Quaker)
 http://www.rootsweb.com/~quakers/index.htm (Quaker genealogy)
 http://www.mercer.edu/mainlib/SpColl.html (Georgia Baptist)
 http://www.depauw.edu/lib/services/Desc/dept.htm#archives (Indiana UMC)
 http://www.lcms.org/ (Lutheran, Missouri Synod)
 http://www.jewell.edu/academia/currylibrary/partee/partee.html (MOBaptist)
 http://cmc2.cmc.edu/arc.html (Missouri United Methodist)
 http://cc.owu.edu/~librweb/spuma.htm (Ohio United Methodist)
 http://www.libertynet.org/~pacscl/phs/index.html (Presbyterian)
 http://www.rca.org/ (Reformed Church in America)
 http://carolus.furman.edu/library/welcome/specpage.htm (SC Baptist)
 http://www.ucc.org/ (United Church of Christ)
 http://www.gcah.org/center.htm (United Methodist archives)
 http://www.gcah.org/Conference/umcdirectory.htm (UMC state archives)

 ETHNIC RESEARCH:
 http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/searchable.html (searchable Canada)
 http://www.genealogy.com/gene/www/emig/emigr.html (emigration from
Germany)
 http://genealogy.org/~palam/#iareg (Palatines to America)
 http://www.nh.ultranet.com/~tbrass/AMST/Amst.html (Dutch in New Amsterdam)
 http://www.familyworkings.com/genealogy1.htm (German Genealogy)
 http://www.kst.dit.ie/nat-arch/index.html (Irelands national archives)
 http://www.rootsweb.com/~irish/index.html (Irish Genealogical Society)
 http://gentreegenealogy.com (Irish Genealogy)
 http://www.anywhere.co.uk/news.html (Scots birth, death, marriage indices)
 http://www.scotclans.com/ (Scot Clans)
 http://www.tartans.com/genalogy.htm (Scots genealogy)
 http://www.origins.net/GRO/ (Scotland General Register Office)
 http://www.house-of-tartan.scotland.net/story/story.htm (tartans & clans)
 http://www.tartans.com/ (tartans)
 http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ (UK genealogy)
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 ARCHIVES FOR MILITARY HISTORY & WARS:
 http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/milhist/ (Canada war timeline)
 http://funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~hoemann/unit1.html (Civil War fighting
units)
 http://homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/civilwar/civilwar.htm (CW Dakota State)
 http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/ (Civil War, U of KY)
 http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/civlink.htm (Civil War, LSU)
 http://www.usgenweb.com/military/index.htm (military history for
genealogy)
 http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/ (Military History Institute)
 http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/millib/index.html (military libraries)
 http://www.toast.net/~beau/gs1812.htm (Society of the War of 1812)

 SOURCES FOR BOOKS:
 http://www.clark.net/pub/rmharris/netdlrs.html (antiquarian books)
 http://www.appletons.com/homepage.html (Appleton's)
 http://www.glbco.com/ (Blair's)
 http://www.esva.net/ghotes/biblio/bkdealer.htm#dealer (dealers and
 publishers)
 http://www.hearthstonebooks.com/ (Hearthstone)
 http://www.higginsonbooks.com/genbooks.htm (Higginson genealogy)
 http://www.hopefarm.com/genealog.htm (Hope Farm, NY books)
 http://www.midcoast.com/~picton/ (Picton Press)
 http://server.mediasoft.net/Scott/C/ (Willow Bend)
 http://www.yogs.com/ (Ye Olde Gen Shop, Indianapolis)

 LOOKUP SERVICES:
 http://www.rootsweb.com/~bwo/#States (books we own)
 http://www.mindspring.com/~wcrews/BooksPlus.html (mostly southern Books)
 http://www.longstreet.net/census.html (census lookups)
 http://www.cswnet.com/~mgoad/dar.html (DAR patriot index)
 http://www.concentric.net/~Mikerice/hl/usa/index.shtml (genealogy
helplist)
 http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/2154/springin.htm (surname springboard)

 GENEALOGY MAILING LISTS - "HOW TO GUIDES":
 http://members.aol.com/johnf14246/gen_mail.html
 http://members.aol.com/gresinet/gen_mail.html
 http://www.rootsweb.com/~maillist/
 http://php.indiana.edu/~stephen/ownlists.htm
 http://www.eskimo.com/~chance/lists.html
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 STATE & REGIONAL GENEALOGY SOCIETIES:
 http://skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas/genweb/mhgs/index.html (midwest gen
society)
 http://www.asc.edu/archives/genealog.html (Alabama genealogy)
 http://wwwcogensoc.org/cgs/cgs-home.htm (Colorado gen society)
 http://www.cslnet.ctstateu.edu/ (Connecticut library)
 http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsgs/ (Florida gen society)
 http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9829/Ga.html (Georgia helplist)
 http://www.sos.state.il.us/ (Illinois Secretary of State)
 http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/ (Indiana library)
 http://www.uiowa.edu/~shsi/index.htm (Iowa historical society)
 http://home.att.net/~ladylake10/ipl/ipl_main.htm (Iowa pioneers)
 http://www.kumc.edu/kansas/KSL/Ref/ksl_ref.html (Kansas library)
 http://www.kdla.state.ky.us/kdlaindx/kdlaindx.htm (Kentucky library and
 archives)
 http://mlin.lib.ma.us/ (Massachusettes Library and Information Network)
 http://www.mnhs.org/ (Minnesota historical society)
 http://mosl.sos.state.mo (Missouri archives)
 http://www.system.missouri.edu/shs/ (Missouri historical society)
 http://www.nehgs.org/ (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston)
 http://www.state.nj.us/statelibrary/libgene.htm (New Jersey library)
 http://www.sara.nysed.gov/ (New York archives)
 http://unix2.nysed.gov/ (New York library)
 http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/consumer/vr.htm (New York vital
 records)
 http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/ (North Carolina archives)
 http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/NCSLHOMEHTM#information (NC library)
 http://www.ohiohistory.org/ (Ohio historical society)
 http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/ (Oklahoma museum of history)
 http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/ (Oregon archives)
 http://www.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Historical_Museum/DAM/overview.htm
 (Pennsylvania archives)
 http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/pde/LIDSTATE.HTML (Penn. Commonwealth library)
 http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/respol.htm (South Carolina archives)
 http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/escn_database_reports/ (old SC
 papers)
 http://www.historic.com/schs/ (South Carolina historical society)
 http://www.sc.edu/library/socar/mnscrpts/index.html (USC's South Carolina
 library)
 http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/tslahome.htm (Tennessee library &
 archives)
 http://www.vsla.edu/index.html (Virginia Library)
 http://www.westvirginia.org/ (West Virginia online)
 http://www.wisc.edu/shs-archives/ (Wisconsin historical society)
 http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/www/wis_lib.html (online Wisconsin libraries)
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 SURNAMES:
 http://www.one-name.org/top.htm (Guild of One Name Studies)
 http://cgi.rootsweb.com/surhelp/srchall.html (suname helper)
 http://www.eskimo.com/~chance/lists.html (surname mailing lists)
 http://www.gendex.com:8080/display?page=surnames& (surname search engine)
 http://surnameweb.org/registry/ (surname web's registry)

 SEARCH FOR LAND TITLES AND LAND PATENTS:
 http://www.avana.net/~lhaasdav/Patentlocations.html (all states)
 http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ (BLM eastern states land records)
 http://www.innernet.net/hively/newpage29.htm (PA lands, with links)
 http://image.vtls.com/collections/LO.html (Virginia land office records)

 NEWSPAPERS:
 http://www.dds.nl/~kidon/medie-link/uspapers.shtml (Kidon US Dailies)(I
 haven't tried this, but if it doesn't work,
 note that the next two say Media-link and try that)
 http://www.dds.nl/~media-link/usweek.shtml (Kidon US Weeklies)
 http://www.dds.nl/~kidon/media-link/capapers.shtml (Kidon Canada)
 http://caroline.eastlib.ufl.edu/flnews/projects.html (state newspaper
 projects)
 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/cataloging/vnp/contacts.html (state projects
 list)
 http://www.naa.org/hotlinks/index.asp (state associations, dailies by
state)

 CEMETERY RECORDS:
 http://users.deltanet.com/~steven/cemetery.html (cemetery listings)
 http://www.funeral.com/cemeterystates/ (cemetery listings)
 http://www.funeralnet.com/cgi-local/notfound.pl?/ (funeral home listings)
 http://www.dreamscape.com/goldlinks/cemetery.htm
 http://www.Islandnet.com/ocfa/ (Ontario cemetery listings)
 http://we.got.net/docent/cem/uscem.htm (US cemeteries)
 http://www.inwd.com/death/usa.htm (US cemeteries)

 OTHER RELATED GENEALOGY SITES:
 http://www.firstct.com/fv/stone.html (breaking down the wall)
 http://www.ala.org/alonline/ (American Library Association)
 http://www.genealogy.org/~bcg/ (Board for Certification of Genealogists)
 http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html (deciphering old handwriting)
 http://www.nara.gov/regionals/stlouis.html (fed personnel records)
 http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/3207/ (low Country Huguenots)
 http://OfficialCitySites.com (index of local government sites)
 http://www.umdl.umich.edu/moa/moa_search.html (U Michigan literature
search)
 http://www.vanished.com/pages/database.html (misc. online databases)
 http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us (Mid-Continent Public Library)
 http://www.libraryspot.com/librariesonline.htm (libraries everywhere)
 http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8080/philly.html (Philadelphia)
 http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/ (Zip Codes)