General Genealogy Resources
The resources listed on this page are printed material
and online and are general in nature, meaning that they are NOT
specific to Vermont or to Rutland County, but could help you with
ALL of your research. The Rutland County online resources are
listed on the Resources page and print resources are listed on
the Bibliography page. The sources
I have listed here have been particularly helpful to me. If you
know of a source not listed here, please let me know.
Genealogy Online for Dummies by Matthew L. Helm
and April Leigh Helm
Published by IDG Books Worldwide 313 pages
Idiots Guide to Genealogy
The Weekend Genealogist by Marcia Yannizze Melnyk
Published by Betterway Books 134 pages
Excellent tips and ideas for those of us who cannot
research our genealogy full-time (yet)
The USGenWeb Excellent
site with a portal to every state in the Union and from there
to specific county and/or town sites. Varying degrees of information.
You can also directly access the USGenWeb project pages from here
Cyndis List Classic
site offering more links than you can imagine relating to genealogy.
Excellent place to begin online searches.
GenForum Online query
forum. You can search and post by surname, state, (some) county,
and (some) countries. There are also special topic forums as well.
I have found a great deal of help and information here.
Genealogy Service The LDS (Mormon) site. A huge amount of
information online here. Make sure you read about the different
types of data they search. If they have film of records you can
order them delivered to the local Family History Center (you can
find the location here too) to look at.
free site with searchable databases to view. A multitude of resources
are available here
bank of databases, some of which can be viewed free. Access to
all of their databases requires a membership. There are several
types of memberships available depending on what you wish to search
and for how long. Good query forum available free here too in
the surnames area.
GenBay A little bit different
type of genealogy search service. You can search for information
on ancestors contained in newspapers, etc. If you find a match
you can pay (cost depends on item) to have it shipped to you.
This can really help to put ancestors into an historical and societal
perspective. Helps to bring flesh and blood life to your ancestors!