Abbreviations of U.S. States. Standard abbreviations and
Board for Certification of Genealogists. Conducting Effective
Oral Interviews. Advice for conducting oral interviews. The
article by Sharon Bartolo Carmack was first published in the
September 1996 issue of OnBoard, Newsletter of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History
Centers. Site on which you can locate the nearest Family
History Center by entering your city, county, state, and
College & University Home Pages
Computing with Accents, Symbols & Foreign Scripts. From Penn
- FEDSTATS is the home
page to links to online statistical information from more than
70 agencies of the U.S. Federal Government.
- Fun Stuff
For Genealogists - Nearly 500 fun and useful things for the
Genealogy Encyclopedia. When tracing an ancestry it is
common to encounter records filled with obsolete, archaic, or
legal terms that can be difficult to interpret. Misinterpreting
these terms can make the difference between linking persons to
the right generation, parents, spouse or children. Understanding
exactly what is stated in any record is vital before attempting
to move to the next generation. Inexperienced or impatient
genealogists undervalue the quality of their research by
applying present-day definitions to documents created in an
earlier century. Take the time to use the glossaries provided
here and other excellent dictionaries, genealogical reference
books and encyclopedias to interpret documents correctly.
Genealogy Relationship Chart. Chart that you can use to
determine the family relationship between two people.
Genealogy Search at Ebay. Family Bibles, books, publications
and material being auctioned.
- Genealogy Today
Software Report Card - Evaluations of genealogy software
The Genographic Project. Who was your first ancestor? New
DNA studies say that all humans descended from an African
ancestor that lived only 60,000 years ago. Uncover the specific
paths that led from him/her to you.
- Hankey, Joan R. NGS Genealogical Puzzles. National
Genealogical Society, Reprinted 1992. Created to entertain and
provide a genealogical challenge. The 23 puzzles include
crosswords, acrostics and logic problems. Words and phrases
pertain to genealogy.
- How Far Is It?
Courtesy of Indo.com, this service uses data from the US Census
and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the
latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the
distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a
map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server.
Kinship Chart. Determining exactly how one is related to
another, particularly when sorting out the cousins in all their
varying degrees. Cousin Couples.
- Links to the Past.
Provides information about historical sites maintained by the
National Park Service.
Kessler's Genealogy Software Links - Evaluations of
genealogy software programs.
Institute of Technology. Geographic Nameserver.
Online database from which you can obtain the county in which a
town is now located by entering the name of the town and the
- Mayflower Web
- McClure, Rhonda R. Digitizing Your Family History.
Cincinnati, Ohio: Family Tree Books, 2004.
Newseum - Newspaper Front Pages. Read today's headlines from
more than 300 U.S. and international newspaper front pages.
Preservation Why use archival supplies for your heirlooms.
- Research It
Dictionaries, translators, U.S. maps, money converter.
Relationship chart Are we
RootsWeb. Roots Surname List Country Abbreviations List of
three-letter abbreviations for foreign countries and for the
counties and other subdivisions of several countries.
Code Generator National Archives site that converts
surnames to Soundex codes.
Soundex conversion program
Soundex Converter RootsWeb site that converts surnames to
Taglines. Genealogical taglines from Joanne Todd Rabun.
- Taylor, Maureen. Scrapbooking Your Family History.
Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2003.
U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Information System
. Online database from which you can obtain the county in which
a town is now located. For “Feature Name” type in the name of
the town. Choose the name of the state, and choose “populated
place” from the “Feature Type” list.
Magnifying Glass. After installation of this free program, a
small magnifying icon appears in the system tray. Whenever you
need to magnify something on the screen, just click once on the
icon, and you have a magnifier that moves with your cursor. The
magnifier can be resized.
- When U.S.
Works Pass into the Public Domain. by Lolly Gasaway,
University of North Carolina. A simple chart which indicates
when public domain takes over.
- Zip Code Look-Up and Address Information