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Genealogy websites and Search Engines

          Updated 2/11/05

Subscription and Fee based genealogy sites:

(These contain excellent databases or genealogy library books, and very little advertising.)

www.NewEnglandAncestors.org  (Need to a member of New England Historic Genealogical Society,

NEHGS, but this is becoming an excellent web site for New England research.  Tyngsboro Library has this on their computer.

www.Ancestry.com  (While they have a lot of free information, they have several fee based databases, such as for census records, Military, newspapers, English records.)

They offer a free daily newsletter, which contains all new databases as well as excellent articles. 

The Chelmsford Library has this site on several of their computers. 

Some club members have subscriptions and will be glad to do look ups for you.  Please send your queries to the GLGCs email address.

www.Genealogy.com

Also owned by MyFamily.com which owns Rootsweb.com (Free) and Ancestry.com  (Subscription based)

www.Godfrey.org

Great site for viewing actual pages of books (7,922 family histories, 12,035 local histories), a number of newspapers and the Federal Census.  The cost is $35 per year, one of the better values for a database.

.(Some sites will allow you free space such as www.Myfamily.com  and www.Rootsweb.com to store your genealogy information, as well as documents)

 

 

Non-genealogy websites Search Engines:

www.google.com

can put in names, dates, locations

 

http://www.genealogy-search-help.com 

Free Genealogy Search Help for Google  

This free site will help you use Google to research your genealogy. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your results.

The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google to find ancestry information on the Internet. 

www.yahoo.com

Good for searching for people with unusual surnames in the white pages and doing maps to find locations of cemeteries, town hall, etc.

One of the great freebies from this free site is the Document feature.  You can store up to 30 MB of your documents (pfds of your genealogy work, word documents, excel, and pictures).  By uploading through your hard drive or a floppy, all your valuable work is saved away from the home at another location. 

www.ebay.com 

history, genealogies, and family bibles

www.amazon.com

Purchase Books - New or Used and in or out of print

 

 

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