Miss Marge’s URL HIT LIST

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasigs/fhc/HITLIST.htm

From Miss Marge’s own Genealogy Bookmark List. 
These are sites that she uses and recommends to others. 
One of Miss Marge’s favorite words is “FREE”, and that’s what these web sites are!


FIND (just about) ANYTHING

MOCAVO - http://www.mocavo.com/
    Newest search engine for family history researchers
    Searches ONLY genealogy webpages for names and localities

GOOGLE - http://www.google.com/

    Select area of interest from world map
    Links to wide variety of sites (not all are free)

GOOGLE Search Hints - http://genealogy.about.com/od/search_tips/a/google_search.htm
    Make your Google experience more productive
    Hints, suggestions, etc (some for-money links)


FIND HELP    

Family Search Research Helps - http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp
    Research guides for states, countries, topics (like Immigration, Court Records, etc)
    Genealogical Word Lists in many languages

Getting Started (Rootsweb) - http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/
    Over 30 lessons on basic research strategies;  very well-written

Family Search WIKI  -  https://wiki.familysearch.org/
    Family history research advice
    "For the community, BY the community"

Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter  -  http://blog.eogn.com/
       Newsletter articles, blog,  new software, new resources, techniques, strategies

FIND WEBSITES

FHL Favorites - http://fhlfavorites.info/

    Select area of interest from world map
    Links to wide variety of sites (not all are free)

Cyndi’s List - http://www.cyndislist.com
      Links to All Things Genealogical - best ever starting point .  Format redesigned 2011.
      Includes some links to "pay sites"    


FIND NAMES

Family History Library - in Salt Lake City - http://familysearch.org
    Search L.D.S. genealogy data bases; browse the Family History Library catalog
    Find and print forms, research outlines, research guides, etc.

"New Family Search" - https://new.familysearch.org
    For LDS members only
    Find out which ordinances have been done; submit new names for ordinance work

FIND BOOKS ONLINE

GOOGLE BOOKS - http://books.google.com/
    Use "Advanced Search" option
    Not all books are complete;  links to booksellers

BYU Book Search - http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php

    "Search Tips" will give you hints on how to search more effectively
    Find digitized Family History and local history books from many libraries

Access Genealogy - http://www.accessgenealogy.com/library/

    Online history and genealogy library - digitized books
    Family and local histories from US and elsewhere

Library of Congress - http://catalog.loc.gov/
    Library of Congress online catalog
    If  all else fails, try searching the Library of Congress.

World Cat - http://www.worldcat.org/advancedsearch
    Locate a particular book just about ANYWHERE in the US
    Use your local library to arrange an Interlibrary Loan


FIND RESOURCES NEAR AND FAR

USGenWeb Project Front Page - http://www.usgenweb.org/
    Always FREE; genealogy websites for ALL US counties; special projects
    County sites vary re: data files offered.

World GenWeb Project - http://worldgenweb.org/
    Links to regional, national and provincial websites
    Country sites vary in content

Roots Web - http://rootsweb.com
    Links to a plethora of free data files, compiled genealogies
    Watch out for links to “subscription” services


Shoreline FHC Holdings Catalog - http://rootsweb.com/~wasigs/fhc/fhcindex.htm
    Searchable list of all permanent resources at the Shoreline FHC in Mountlake Terrace
    Hours of operation, how to get there

Everett FHC Holdings Catalog - http://rootsweb.com/~wasigs/fhcevt/fhcindex.htm
    Searchable list of all permanent resources at the Everett FHC
    Hours of operation, how to get there

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society - http://rootsweb.com/~wasigs/index.htm
    Searchable holdings catalog; content data files
    Hours of operation; how to get to the Research Library

Everett Public Library - http://www.epls.org/
    Heritage Quest - censuses, PERSI, more (at home with E.P.L.S. card)
    Online catalog; reserve a computer to use Ancestry.com (at the library)

Sno-Isle Library System - http://www.sno-isle.org/
    Heritage Quest - censuses, PERSI, books online, more (at home with S.I.L.S. card)
    Ask-a-Librarian service available.

King County Library System - http://www.kcls.org/
    Online catalog; Heritage Quest
    Available at home with KCLS library card

Northwest Room - Everett Public Library - http://www.epls.org/nw/
    Holdings, Northwest History, good genealogy and local history links
    Excellent photograph collection

Washington State Digital Archives - http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/
    Births, Marriages, Deaths, Court Records, etc.
    Actual images available for SOME records.

Snohomish Co USGenWeb Site - http://www.rootsweb.com/~washohom/index.htm
    Genealogical, historical resources for SnoCo
    Attractive and talented County Coordinator

SnoCo Place Names Project - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasigs/locality1intro.htm
    Database containing odd and obscure Snohomish County localities
    Attractive and talented author/compiler

Canada GenWeb Project Front Page - http://www.canadagenweb.org/
    Links to all provincial GenWeb pages
    Explore resources at both national AND provincial levels

Canadian Genealogy Centre - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.htm
    Canadian National Library and Archives - censuses, naturalization, more
    New resources added regularly.

Geographic Names Information Service - http://geonames.usgs.gov/
    GNIS - find US place names
    Find county for a given locality

Civil War Soldier and Sailor System - http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
    Index to military records
    From National Park Service

Bureau of Land Management site - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
    Index to Federal Land Patents records
    Find exact locations, date of patents, etc.

US Gazetteer - http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazetteer
    From Bureau of Census
    Search by place name or ZIP code

IMPORTANT RESEARCH TOOLS

Babel Fish - http://babelfish.altavista.com/
    Online translating tool
    Not all languages available

FREE Genealogy Forms - http://www.cs.williams.edu/~bailey/genealogy/

    Family Group Sheet, Pedigree Chart, Research Log, Time Line Templates, more
    PDF format, easy to use

RootsWeb Guides to Tracing Family Trees - http://rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com/#Numerical

    31 topics - how to search, great help for beginners
    Sources, record types, countries, ethnic groups

Maps at Perry-Castaneda Library - http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

    Online maps of general interest
    Extensive list of maps on other sites