* Webinars provided on line by Legacy. Many interesting topics http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
* Need translations? Many are available at http://babelfish.yahoo.com
* Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War Gravesites http://www.suvcwdb.org
* Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses: 1790-2000 "http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html
* Missouri Digital Heritage – contains digitized, searchable records for deaths, births, courts, maps, Jesse & Frank James, Dred Scott, African-American, etc. http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/
* The Louisville Anzeiger Death Listing (1849-1865) contains names, dates of death and/or dates published and often the ages at date of death. Microfilm copies of the Louisville Anzeiger (a German-American newspaper) are available at the Filson Historical Society (Louisville) and the Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville. Some death notices include village or city of birth, survivors and home address. http://louisvilleanzeigerlisting.yolasite.com
* War of 1812 Pension Records – VA, IL, OH, PA, http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/AncestorNews-War-of-1812-Records
* 1901 and 1911 Ireland Census records online – searchable http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/
* Free access to digitized Civil War pensions and records (limited time only): http://www.footnote.com/
* Free genealogy database program My Heritage Family Tree Builder (Premium version has a charge.) http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder
* Family Trees using onlinedata: http://www.scifres.com/genealogy/
* Family Genealogy TV at Brigham Young University: http://byutv.org/thegnerationsproject/
* Dating Ancestor Photos Through Clothing and Hairstyles; Civil War Era Fashions for Women; Clothing: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/photos/fashions-photos.shtml
* The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://genealogy.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=genealogy&cdn=parenting&tm=9&f=10&tt=14&bt=0&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.costumepage.org/tcpinfo2.html%23history
* Learn a foreign language at LiveMocha: Learn a new language with the live help of a person who speaks it. Uses speaking, pictures, listening, translation, etc. It's free, and you can participate as a teacher of English in return. http://www.livemocha.com/
* State Historical Society of Missouri: All issues of Livingston County, Missouri, newsletters from 1986-2001 digitized online. All issues of the Missouri Historical Review 1906-2001 also digitized and online. Searchable. Also, many other Missouri resources. http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml
* Indiana State Archives (Commission of Public Records) has recently made part of their records available online. They still have some work to do getting images in place, but the search engine for names is active. - http://www.findianadigitalarchives.org/
* Free State Genealogy Websites (Family Tree Magazine): Family Tree Magazine has published their list of 75 best FREE state genealogical websites. http://familytreemagazine.com/article/2010-best-state-websites
* Andersonville Genealogy: Website selling lost ancestors’ photographs, documents, other paper documents. http://www.facebook.com/Ancestorville
* Civil War Databases at CensusDiggins.com
Example: Kentucky soldiers who died at Andersonville Prison. However, many states’ databases for Civil War soldiers are included. Also, has a very powerful search engine for surname queries. http://www.censusdiggins.com/civil_war_soldiers.html
* Charting a More Perfect Union – Free online Civil War Maps. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2011, NOAA has gathered materials the Coast Survey prepared during the war years into a free, online collection called Charting a More Perfect Union.
The collection, which will help you visualize terrain, ports, and coasts as they were from 1861 to 1865, includes:
• 394 maps and nautical charts used for naval campaigns, and troop movements and battles. You can search the maps by keyword(s), state or region, year or chart number. If you click Search without entering terms, you’ll get a list of all the documents in the collection (not in alphabetical or chronological order).http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/history/CivilWar/
* ProQuest African-American Heritage Website
• A user-friendly interface that combines the best elements of our award-winning HeritageQuest® Online database with new, enhanced navigation and tools
• Primary sources devoted specifically to African American family history, including census records, vital records, freedman and slave records, church records, legal records, and more
• The newest primary source collections include North Carolina cohabitation records, North Carolina and West Virginia marriage records, U.S. Colored Troops Records (1861-1865), and registers of slaves and free persons of color from select states and counties.
• Unique access to family history books related to African Americans, including titles from Genealogical Publishing Company made available in digital format for the first time ever
• Exclusive access to an updated, online edition of Black Genesis—an exhaustive guide that makes locating resources pertaining to slaves and free blacks easier
http://www.proquest.com/en-US/catalogs/databases/detail/aah.shtml * Access Genealogy – The largest FREE genealogy website not owned by Ancestry.com Includes free online surname books; resources for all states; numerous how-to help articles on DNA testing; Native Americans; census records; etc.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ * GenWed.com – A Free genealogical research database for marriage records online for the US, Canada and UK. GenWed.com is a free genealogical research database for marriage records and a directory to other marriage records online for the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Most are free but those that are not are in clearly marked professional or subscription searches and databases not housed on GenWed.
http://www.genwed.com/ * Immigrant Ships Transcribers’ Guild Website. Includes sites to research emigration, immigration and naturalization, 100+ passenger list sites, ethnic research, libraries and archives, passenger ship types, descriptions and images, and additional worldwide maritime information available both on-line and off-line.
Possible Resources for Publishing Your Family History
* Evanston Publishing, Inc., 25 Years of Turning Writers into Published Authors. http://www.evanstonpublishing.com/
* AuthorHouse. Provides assistance with all the decisions to make in publishing your book. Offers a complete guide to publishing: http://www.authorhouse.com/ContactUs/FreePublishingGuide.aspx?source=WRTRWRKSP&keyword=publisher
* Word Press. Your published work doesn’t ever have to ‘see’ paper – just publish it on the web. This tells you how: http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/08/16/genealogy-blog-blog-contributors-wanted-dead-or-alive/
* Scorched-Earth Publishing (Hints & Tips on all types of publishing). A web collection of ‘how-tos”, guides to publishers, self-publishing, etc.: http://www.scorchedearthpublishing.com/
* ParaPublishing. Dan Poynter’s specific How-to on publishing a book, including selecting subject, typeset, marketing, and promoting your book. http://www.parapublishing.com/sites/para/
* NewPages. Website listing dozens of literary journals and describing the types of stories they publish: http://www.newpages.com/literary-magazines/
* The National Gallery of Writing (For people who never thought of themselves as writers). This is perhaps one of the most interesting of the websites. Go to the video at bottom of webpage and watch how and why to submit. http://www.galleryofwriting.org/contribute.php
* Photographs of members of 32nd Indiana Volunteers. There are still around 20 unidentified officers. If you know the identity of any of these, please let us know. Go to: http://www.loc.gov/pictures
Type in Lot 8751 in the search window, and four pages of thumbnail photographs should pop up. The unidentified photographs begin on page three. You can click on any individual photograph and that will take you to another window where you can enlarge the item.