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Here is a listing of several "helpful sites" that may be able to help you with your search for your ancestors. Most of these links have been featured in our Chapter newsletter, The Lorain County Researcher. If you have some favorite sites that are not listed here, please contact me and I'll check them out!!

Help For Beginners
A Beginner's Course for Discovering Your Family
Getting started in Genealogy and Family History
Rootsweb's guide to tracing family trees
Genealogy 101
American Life Histories
Birthdate Calculator
Biographies - Lorain Co.
Black Sheep Society
Census Abstract Forms
Census, What will I find?
Census Online
CCHelper Central: a surname searchable database of queries and surname registrations posted on some 200 genealogy sites.
Cleveland Plain Dealer Archives - public access (for a fee) to all newspaper issues from 1845 through 1971.
Colonial Occupations
County Histories Digitized Type "Ohio county histories" in the search box.
Cyndi's List of 264,400 Genealogy links on the internet
Deciphering old handwriting
Ellis Island Immigration Records Project
Family Search (LDS website)
Family Tree Maker's Family Finder Search at
If you find a surname in a World Family Tree, use the link below for a free lookup. CD Lookups by volunteers: mostly FTM CDs Genealogy CDs and World Family Tree
Contact World Family Tree Submitter
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Firelands Bicentennial Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, includes Lorain, Erie and Huron counties. Membership information etc.
Funeral Net
Genealogy Forms (Mary & Duane Bailey)
Genealogy Dictionary and Glossary
GenServ: Family History GEDCOM data files online since 1991
German-English Dictionary
Glossary of Diseases
Great Lakes Genealogy
Google Photo Archive - a great source of old pictures
Austo-Hungarian Research Hungary Exchange
Harvard Univ.
Hungarian Genealogical Society
Austro-Hungarian County Maps - 1910
Hungarian Church Record Translation
Hungarian Genealogy Society of Cleveland
Internet Genealogy Magazine
Internet Stuff You Need to Know
England Genuk URL
James A. Garfield Camp #142 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Serves serval counties including Lorain, Cuyahoga, Erie and Medina.
103rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
LaGrange Historical Society, PO Box 67, LaGrange, OH 44050 Twp. History page
Land Patent Records, Eastern States
Library of Congress
Making of America
Mayflower Pages
Mailing Lists
Nat'l Park Service Civil War Website, soldiers, regiments, battles
New York State
Newspapers on Microfilm in the United States
Oberlin Heritage Center
Ohio Biographies Project - you might find your ancestor's story here
Ohio - Northeast Ohio Genealogy -
Ohio Death Index 1913-1944
Ohio Tombstones:
Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records: directory of online death indexes listed by state, including death certificate indexes, obituaries, cemetery burials and probate records.
Oregon Trail
Palantines to America
Perpetual Calendar
Polish Genealogy
Poorhouses in the United States
Quaker Queries
Railroad Retirement Board
Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness
Relationship Chart
Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative
Roots Surname List, RSL Family Search
SAR CD Lookups, contact Ted Zajac
Ship Passenger Lists (The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild)
Ships Lists, Emigration and Resources
Social Security Death Index, What can you expect to find?
Social Security Death Index Search, (most current)
Soundex Calculator
Time Capsule
Translation Service by AltaVista
Ukraine Map Collection
US Biographies
US Census Bureau: Searching Federal population censuses of 1910 to 1990
USGenWeb - searchable databases USGenWeb
Family Group Sheet Project - Search submitted sheets and submit your sheets.
US Post Office zip codes
Vital Records Information
World War I Ordnance Repair Shops, Mehun, France
World War I and II War memorials in America
Research Libraries
Allen County Public Library
Cleveland Public Library Necrology File
Fairview Park Regional Library
Ohio Historical Society Library - click on "Resources"
Western Reserve Historical Society Library(Cleveland)
Genealogy Newsletters by Email
CyndisList Mailing List Type the word subscribe in the body of the message
Family Tree Finders, A daily newsletter from Rhonda McClure
Genealogy Gems
Genealogy Today, genealogy newsletter Put the word subscribe in the message area.
Rootsweb Review, Myra Gormley Put the word subscribe in the message area.
Treasure Map

Lorain Chapter OGS

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