9 Top FREE Genealogical Websites – Day 3

  1. JewishGen http://www.jewishgen.org/

H   R   S   FREE

Make this your first stop for tracing Jewish roots. Under the Get Started tab, choose First Timer for an intro to Jewish research and the site. Free tutorials and paid classes are available. Search databases of Jewish surnames, family trees, towns, Holocaust victims and burials. Contribute your data to the centralized “family tree of the Jewish people.”

Code services offered: H 
=how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools.

JewishGen

This is day 3.  What are your thoughts about the NARA Resources website? Feel free to share your insights any and all of the websites. It will help me and others to learn about aspects we might not have been aware of.

Happy Hunting!

Anna Mae’s Oldest Grandbaby

Nichelle ~

9 Top FREE Genealogical Websites – Day 2

  1. National Archives Resources 
for Genealogists  http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy

H   R   FREE

Here’s your entrance to the US repository for most federal military, census, immigration and other records. Read descriptions of these record sets and order copies online. Some have been digitized or indexed; click on Online Research Tools, then Access to Archival Databases or Records Digitized by Partners. Find databases to selected records at the National Archives.

Code services offered: H 
=how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools.

nara

This is day 2. I hope you took time to explore the first website, USGenWeb Project to see what it has to offer. Feel free to share your insights about the website. It will help me and others to learn about aspects we might not been aware of.

Happy Hunting!

Anna Mae’s Oldest Grandbaby

Nichelle ~

 

 

9 Top FREE Genealogical Websites

Nine (9) top FREE genealogical websites. Sites suited for the beginning researcher. This is a short yet, comprehensive list that will allow you to explore (or for some revisit) a large range of resources that will help you on your journey.
Over the next 9 days I will highlight a different website. Take time to visit the website and see what it has to offer. Every researcher should create their own toolkit of resources. This toolkit should expand and change overtime as your needs and research changes.

As I was preparing for an upcoming genealogical presentation, I did an internet search for the top FREE genealogical websites.  Specifically, I was looking for sites that were suited for the beginning researcher. This is a short yet, comprehensive list that will allow you to explore (or for some revisit) a large range of resources that will help you on your journey.

Over the next 9 days I will highlight a different website. Take time to visit the website and see what it has to offer. Every researcher should create their own toolkit of resources. This toolkit should expand and change overtime as your needs and research changes.

Happy Hunting!

Anna Mae’s Oldest Grandbaby

Nichelle ~

USGENWeb

  1. USGenWeb Project  http://usgenweb.org/

H   R   S   FREE

Explore a directory to websites containing free genealogical resources for every US state and most counties. Quality, content and design varies from site to site. You’ll commonly find what local resources exist and how to access them, along with indexes to cemetery, marriage and other local records. Share your own records on these sites, too. This is a site with a lot of depth. You can search by state and by county as well as connect to researcher who are searching specific areas.

Code services offered: H 
=how-tos, R =records; S =share your data and T =tools.

Bonus – http://www.kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb Online Kentucky Genealogy Resources.

 

USGENWeb

 

Indiana Newspapers (Digitized)

Hoosier State Chronicles

Are you looking for copies of the Indianapolis Recorder or other Indiana newspapers? Follow the link  shown above. There is a wonderful search function.

November 25 1916

Hoosier State Chronicles is operated by the Indiana State Library and funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. We seek to provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana’s historic newspapers by digitizing our collection, and assisting other organizations in making their collections digitally available.

Resources in South Central Kentucky

My Paternal lines are from Kentucky. Specifically Warren and Barren Counties in South Central Kentucky. Many years ago I joined a list-serv (email group) run by Sandi Gorin. Sandi and her daughter Michelle have transcribed and copied a lot of local resources. Even more important for my research, Michelle Gorin has transcribed a large number of records that focus on African-Americans.  This information has allowed me to find birth, death and marriage dates as well as the actual records. If you have connections to Kentucky check out Sandi’s resources. To see what records are available follow the link  African American Records by Michelle Bartley Gorin VonMosch .

If you are interested in joining the list-serv here are the directions. “To subscribe to the list, please send an email to SOUTH-CENTRAL-KENTUCKY-request@rootsweb.com with the word ‘subscribe’ without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message.”

Sandi recently sent out a message discussing two books that I’m going to order this week. Both of them are e-book form, so I can get them with no wait!  I’m particularly interested in :

Freedman’s Bank Records 1865-1874 for Allen, Barren, Cumberland, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties.

The Freedmen’s Bureau of Warren County, KY 1866-1868.

Once, I get the books, I’ll let you know what I was able to find.

Happy Hunting!

(This post is not a paid endorsement and I receive no compensation for any books that are purchased. Sandi has become a friend of the years and I appreciate her hard work and dedication. She gives away a lot of information on the list-serv.)

Anna Mae’s Oldest Grand-baby

Nichelle ~