Links - Computer & Genealogy Web Sites

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Computer-related Links

Computer Help / Tutorials
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Goodwill Community Foundation's Global Learning
   This gives a whole list of online classes, including Windows XP, Internet Basics (which includes lessons on both Internet Explorer and Netscape), several MS Office programs (Word, Excel, and more), etc.  You can see the first three lessons of each topic as a non-member, and then register (which is free) to create a login to see the rest of each course.

New Hampshire Library's links to Net Classes
  This is a page from a NH library's site.  They give a set of links geared to learning the Internet, web browsers,
email programs, etc.  A few links seem to be out of date, but several of them go to sites that look interesting.

Learn The Net
  This page has been mentioned on our gencomputer.org home page for some time.  It gives an excellent overview to various Internet topics such as "Searching the Web", "Bookmarks and Favorites", "Choose your start page", "Download Files - How to do it", and much more.

Scanner tips - gives a wealth of info on how to get the most out of your scanner.
 

Shopping links
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Shopper - Search engine for buying over the internet.  You tell it what you want to buy, and it searches out many sites which sell the product, and gives you a list of sites, sorted by price.

Pricewatch - Specializes in comparison shopping (a variety of merchants) for computer products.  Their prices are hard to beat!

Ebay - An internet auction service.  You have to register (free!) to use it, then you can bid on items.  You can buy or sell just about anything.

Free & Low-cost Software
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 Tucows
 PC World's downloads
 Download.com
 
 

Genealogy Software

This section is moved to the  Genealogy Software Links/Info page
 
 
 

Resources for GA

Georgia Department of Archives and History       - GA Archives, located in downtown Atlanta.
Genealogy Libraries in the US                              -  similar to previous link; looks to be more complete for GA.
Georgia County Courthouses                                 - Includes location & history for each county.
LDS Family History Centers (FHCs) in Georgia  -  unofficial list of Ga FHC locations & hours of operation
Family History Centers, FL, GA, etc.                    - another unofficial list
Find a Family History Center                                -  from the official LDS site

Genealogical and Historical Societies in Georgia:
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 Georgia Genealogical Society                                     - Atlanta, GA
 Augusta Genealogical Society                                     - Augusta, GA
 Georgia Historical Society                                          - Savannah, GA
 Central Georgia Genealogical Society                         - Warner Robbins, GA
 East Georgia Genealogical Society                              - Winder, GA
 Northwest Georgia Historical & Genealogical Society - Rome, GA
 Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society                     - Albany, GA
 Paulding County Historical Society                              - Paulding County

 a listing of  more Georgia Genealogical and Historical Societies
 another listing of more Georgia Genealogical and Historical Societies
 yet another listing of more Georgia Genealogical and Historical Societies
 
 

Family/personal data (surnames, web pages, etc) links

See our Putting Your Family Tree on the Web page.
 
 
 
 

General Genealogy-related Links

Cyndi's List (Cyndi Howell) - Cyndi's list provides HUGE lists of genealogy sites, sorted by category.  It has won Dick Eastman's "Best Genealogy Site on the Web" at least 2 past years, and continues to rank in the top 5.

Ancestry - A huge site where you can do free searches, or pay money to get access to more resources, including federal census's online. 
Search the Ancestry World Tree

Family Tree Maker's Genealogy site - a rival of the Ancestry site.
FamilySearch (LDS site) - This site opened in early April 1999.  It contains a huge amount of data from the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) databases including the Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index (IGI), etc.
FamilyHistory.com - This also opened in April 1999, sponsored by Ancestry/MyFamily.  It offers the 10 million-name World Tree and many free genealogy message boards.
Roots Web - contains hundreds of Gigabytes of free genealogy data.

Genforum - Surname message boards where you can post queries and in general find other people researching the same ancestors.
Roots-L - email list for surnames.

The Genealogy Home Page - gives links for online genealogy resources (guides, people searches, software, etc)
The Olive Tree - the main menu here includes Canada, Mennonites, NY, NJ, Mohawk nation, Ships' lists
National Archives
National Archives - Genealogy page
U.S. Gen Web Project
National Genealogical Society
Dick Eastman's Newsletter - A free weekly newsletter on a wide variety of genealogy topics.  Subscribe from here!
 

ROOTSWEB SEARCH ENGINE - ANY SURNAME OR LISTING

Find any Rootsweb genealogy mailing list  

FAVORITE SEARCH ENGINES:

http://www.google.com/
http://www.hotbot.com/
http://www.aj.com/ (Ask Jeeves)
http://www.altavista.com/
http://www.excite.com/
http://www.infoseek.com/ (Info Seek)
http://lycospro.lycos.com/ (Lycos)
http://www.yahoo.com/
 

SEARCH FOR PEOPLE - SEARCH ENGINES:

http://www.555-1212.com/whte_us.htm
http://www.four11.com/
http://www.switchboard.com/
http://www.whowhere.com/
http://www.icq.com/emaildir.html (Search the ICQ email directory -  Millions of users)
 

REAL-TIME COMPUTER TRANSLATIONS(All European languages)

http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate
 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

http://www.calle.com/world/index.html (Global Gazatteer - Foreign)
http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/
(United State Geological Service - finds exact location of place
names, cemeteries, churches, streams, etc. Excellent !!)

http://www.indo.com/distance/ (Distance between two locations.  Enter geographic coordinates or placenames)

http://www.mit.edu/geo/ (finds county for known place and state)
http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn/ (geographic thesaurus)
http://www.mapquest.com/ (Mapquest) 
http://maps.google.com/  (Google maps)
http://www.expediamaps.com/PlaceFinder.asp (Microsoft worldwide  info)
http://members.aol.com/oldmapsne/ (Historical Ink; old maps, NY&NE)
http://www.outfitters.com/genealogy/land/twprange.html (township  andrange system)
http://www.multimap.com/ (United Kingdom)
http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/ (US Atlas, 1895)
http://peabody.research.yale.edu//COLLECTIONS/gnis/ (Yale geographic name locator)

http://www.terraserver.com/
(One meter resolution aerial and satellite photography of the USA
and select foreign locations.)

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GENERAL REFERENCE SITE - ALL IN ONE

http://www.refdesk.com/facts.html
 Atlas & Maps
 Beginner's Guide
 Bios & Who's Who
 Databases
 Dictionaries
 Electronic Texts
 Encyclopedias
 Genealogy
 Government
 Grammar & Style
 History
 Internet Resources
 Law
 Libraries
 Miscellaneous
 Phone Book
 Population
 Postal
 Science
 Thesaurus
 Time & Date
 Weights & Measures
 World Religions
 WWW Virtual Library
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VITAL RECORDS:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm (center for health stats)
http://www.medaccess.com/address/vital_toc.htm (where to write)
http://www.inlink.com/~nomi/vitalrec/ (Naomi's list)
http://www.census-online.com/links/index.html (online census  materials)
http://www.doitnow.com/~moravia/census.html (alternate, census online)
http://members.tripod.com/~rosters/ (searchable south)
http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk - The professional genealogists at this site will, for a fee, obtain UK vital certificates and send them to you.

CHECK AND CLEAN VIRUSES FROM YOU COMPUTER - free !

http://housecall.antivirus.com/explorer.html (Trend Microsystems)
Excellent - highly recommended on-line service - no charge)
 

GIANT GENEALOGY SITES:

(Cyndi's List)

U.S. Surname Distribution from  the U.S. census during various period in history
barrell of links  
Ford Genealogy Club  
genealogy discussion  
genealogy gateway  
genealogy helplist
genealogy's most wanted  
genealogy online
genealogy tool box
genealogy search engine
genealogical societies
Mormon Family History Resources
Find a Family History Center near you
National Genealogical Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Rand genealogy club
Roots Web Searches
searchable genealogy links
US Genealogy Web Project
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/roots-l/genealog/genealog.vital-mo
(genealogical and historical societies of Missouri; to change states, delete "mo" and substitute the postal abbreviation of the state of your choice)

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GEDCOM References

 Dick Eastman's brief GEDCOM overview

 GEDCOM 101 by Jan McClintock 

 Common GEDCOM tags 

 The GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5
  GEDCOM tags - Appendix A of GEDCOM 5.5 Standard  

 GEDCOM 6.0 XML proposal (pdf file)

 GENTECH's GEDCOM Test BookProject 

 Is GEDCOM Dead? By Beau Sharbrough

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CHURCH HISTORY:

http://www.ncccusa.org/ (National Council of Churches)
http://www.rrlc.org/guide/arc02.shtml (American Baptist)
http://www.cob-net.org/ (Church of the Brethren)
http://www.catholic.net/ (Roman Catholic Church)
http://www.cin.org/ (Catholic information network)
http://www.catholic.org/colweb/direct.html (Catholis web directory)
http://www.disciples.org/historc.htm (Disciples of Christ)
http://www.ecusa.anglican.org/ (Episcopal Church, USA)
http://www.elca.org/ (Evangelical Lutheran)
http://www.fum.org/ (Friends United/Quaker)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~quakers/index.htm (Quaker genealogy)
http://www.mercer.edu/mainlib/SpColl.html (Georgia Baptist)
http://www.depauw.edu/lib/services/Desc/dept.htm#archives (Indiana UMC)
http://www.lcms.org/ (Lutheran, Missouri Synod)
http://www.jewell.edu/academia/currylibrary/partee/partee.html (MO Baptist)
http://cmc2.cmc.edu/arc.html (Missouri United Methodist)
http://cc.owu.edu/~librweb/spuma.htm (Ohio United Methodist)
http://www.libertynet.org/~pacscl/phs/index.html (Presbyterian)
http://www.rca.org/ (Reformed Church in America)
http://carolus.furman.edu/library/welcome/specpage.htm (SC Baptist)
http://www.ucc.org/ (United Church of Christ)
http://www.gcah.org/center.htm (United Methodist archives)
http://www.gcah.org/Conference/umcdirectory.htm (UMC state archives)
 

ETHNIC RESEARCH:

 http://users.rootsweb.com/~deuhes/Hessen/index.htm- the Hessen web site (for German ancestry) - this site was voted "Best Genealogy Site on the Web" by readers of Dick Eastman's genealogy newsletter, according to his Nov. 27, 1999 newsletter.

http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/searchable.html (searchable Canada)
http://www.genealogy.com/gene/www/emig/emigr.html (emigration from Germany)
http://genealogy.org/~palam/#iareg (Palatines to America)
http://www.nh.ultranet.com/~tbrass/AMST/Amst.html (Dutch in New Amsterdam)
http://www.familyworkings.com/genealogy1.htm (German Genealogy)
http://www.kst.dit.ie/nat-arch/index.html (Irelands national archives)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~irish/index.html (Irish GenealogicalSociety)
http://gentreegenealogy.com (Irish Genealogy)
http://www.anywhere.co.uk/news.html (Scots birth, death, marriage indices)
http://www.scotclans.com/ (Scot Clans)
http://www.tartans.com/genalogy.htm (Scots genealogy)
http://www.origins.net/GRO/ (Scotland General Register Office)
http://www.house-of-tartan.scotland.net/story/story.htm (tartans & clans)
http://www.tartans.com/ (tartans)
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ (UK genealogy)

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ARCHIVES FOR MILITARY HISTORY & WARS:

http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/milhist/ (Canada war timeline)
http://funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~hoemann/unit1.html (Civil War fighting units)
http://homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/civilwar/civilwar.htm (CW Dakota  State)
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/ (Civil War, U of KY)
http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/civlink.htm (Civil War, LSU)
http://www.usgenweb.com/military/index.htm (military history for genealogy)
http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/ (Military History Institute)
http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/millib/index.html (military libraries)
http://www.toast.net/~beau/gs1812.htm (Society of the War of 1812)
 

SOURCES FOR BOOKS:

http://www.clark.net/pub/rmharris/netdlrs.html (antiquarian books)
http://www.appletons.com/homepage.html (Appleton's)
http://www.glbco.com/ (Blair's)
http://www.esva.net/ghotes/biblio/bkdealer.htm#dealer (dealers and publishers)
http://www.hearthstonebooks.com/ (Hearthstone)
http://www.higginsonbooks.com/genbooks.htm (Higginson genealogy)
http://www.hopefarm.com/genealog.htm (Hope Farm, NY books)
http://www.midcoast.com/~picton/ (Picton Press)
http://server.mediasoft.net/Scott/C/ (Willow Bend)
http://www.yogs.com/ (Ye Olde Gen Shop, Indianapolis)
http://www.everton.com- Everton Publishers
 
 

LOOKUP SERVICES:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~bwo/#States (books we own)
http://www.mindspring.com/~wcrews/BooksPlus.html (mostly southern Books)
http://www.longstreet.net/census.html (census lookups)
http://www.cswnet.com/~mgoad/dar.html (DAR patriot index)
http://www.concentric.net/~Mikerice/hl/usa/index.shtml (genealogy helplist)
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/2154/springin.htm (surname springboard)
 

GENEALOGY MAILING LISTS - "HOW TO GUIDES":

http://members.aol.com/johnf14246/gen_mail.html
http://members.aol.com/gresinet/gen_mail.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~maillist/
http://php.indiana.edu/~stephen/ownlists.htm
http://www.eskimo.com/~chance/lists.html

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STATE & REGIONAL GENEALOGY SOCIETIES:

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/kansas/genweb/mhgs/index.html (midwest gen society)
http://www.asc.edu/archives/genealog.html (Alabama genealogy)
http://wwwcogensoc.org/cgs/cgs-home.htm (Colorado gen society)
http://www.cslnet.ctstateu.edu/ (Connecticut library)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsgs/ (Florida gen society)
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/9829/Ga.html (Georgia helplist)
http://www.sos.state.il.us/ (Illinois Secretary of State)
http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/ (Indiana library)
http://www.uiowa.edu/~shsi/index.htm (Iowa historical society)
http://home.att.net/~ladylake10/ipl/ipl_main.htm (Iowa pioneers)
http://www.kumc.edu/kansas/KSL/Ref/ksl_ref.html (Kansas library)
http://www.kdla.state.ky.us/kdlaindx/kdlaindx.htm (Kentucky library and archives)
http://history.cc.ukans.edu/history/usa/usaindex.html- University of Kansas

http://mlin.lib.ma.us/ (Massachusettes Library and Information Network)
http://www.mnhs.org/ (Minnesota historical society)
http://mosl.sos.state.mo (Missouri archives)
http://www.system.missouri.edu/shs/ (Missouri historical society)
http://www.nehgs.org/ (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston)
http://www.state.nj.us/statelibrary/libgene.htm (New Jersey library)
http://www.sara.nysed.gov/ (New York archives)
http://unix2.nysed.gov/ (New York library)
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/consumer/vr.htm (New York vital records)
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/ (North Carolina archives)
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/iss/gr/NCSource.htm  (NC library)
http://www.ohiohistory.org/ (Ohio historical society)
http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/ (Oklahoma museum of history)
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/ (Oregon archives)
http://www.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Historical_Museum/DAM/overview.htm(Pennsylvania archives)
http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/pde/LIDSTATE.HTML (Penn. commonwealth library)
http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/respol.htm (South Carolina archives)
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/escn_database_reports/(old SC papers)
http://www.historic.com/schs/ (South Carolina historical society)
http://www.sc.edu/library/socar/mnscrpts/index.html (USC's South Carolina library)
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/tslahome.htm (Tennessee library & archives)
http://www.vsla.edu/index.html (Virginia Library)
http://www.westvirginia.org/ (West Virginia online)
http://www.wisc.edu/shs-archives/ (Wisconsin historical society)
http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/www/wis_lib.html (online Wisconsin libraries)

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SURNAMES:

Guild of One Name Studies  
surname helper  
http://www.eskimo.com/~chance/lists.html (surname mailing lists)
http://www.gendex.com:8080/display?page=3Dsurnames& (surname search engine)
http://surnameweb.org/registry/ (surname web's registry)
(For more Surname pages, see our "Putting Your Family Tree on the Web" page.)

SEARCH FOR LAND TITLES AND LAND PATENTS:

http://www.avana.net/~lhaasdav/Patentlocations.html (all states)
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ (Bureau of Land Mgmt eastern states land records)
http://www.innernet.net/hively/newpage29.htm (PA lands, with links)
http://image.vtls.com/collections/LO.html (Virginia land office records)

NEWSPAPERS:

http://www.kidon.com/media-link/usa.shtml (Kidon US News / Media Links)
http://www.kidon.com/media-link/canada.shtml (Kidon Canada Media Links)
  (From either of the above links, you can get to Kidon sites worldwide.)
http://caroline.eastlib.ufl.edu/flnews/projects.html (state newspaper projects)
 http://vsla.edu/vnp/home.html  (state projects list)
http://www.naa.org/hotlinks/index.asp (state associations, dailies by state)
 

CEMETERY RECORDS:

http://users.deltanet.com/~steven/cemetery.html (cemetery listings)
http://www.funeral.com/cemeterystates/ (cemetery listings)
http://www.funeralnet.com/cgi-local/notfound.pl?/ (funeral home listings)
http://www.dreamscape.com/goldlinks/cemetery.htm
http://www.Islandnet.com/ocfa/ (Ontario cemetery listings)
http://we.got.net/docent/cem/uscem.htm (US cemeteries)
http://www.inwd.com/death/usa.htm (US cemeteries)
 

OTHER GENEALOGY SITES:

http://www.firstct.com/fv/stone.html (breaking down the wall)
http://www.ala.org/alonline/ (American Library Association)
Board for Certification of Genealogists  
http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html (deciphering old handwriting)
federal personnel records  
http://OfficialCitySites.com (index of local government sites)
http://www.umdl.umich.edu/moa/moa_search.html (UMich literature search)
http://www.vanished.com/pages/database.html (misc. online databases)
http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us (Mid-Continent Public Library)
http://www.libraryspot.com/librariesonline.htm (libraries everywhere)
http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/ (Zip Codes)