Friday, November 27, 2009

New Digital Resources for German Research

Try this link to find new digital resources for German research:
  • German Research on the Internet - an Overview
  • Internet Resources for Locating 19th Century German Emigrants
  • German Town Genealogies and Parish Register Indexes on the Internet

Explore the entire German "Wiki".

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Place Indexes

Place Indexes use the place your ancestor lived to find records and data about them. These indexes list specific records and resources available on the Internet for that location. The two oldest place indexes are USGenWeb at and GENUKI at USGenWeb has Web pages for every state in the United States and for each county within each state. GENUKI lists resources for the United Kingdom and Ireland. When completed, GENUKI will have Web pages for more than 15,000 parishes in the United Kingdom. Other major place indexes include WorldGenWeb at (which seeks to create Web pages for every country in the world), and the Federation of East European Family History Societies at for Eastern European countries.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Records to Search and Where to Find Them

Submitted Pedigrees/Family Trees ( Subscription required ($) Rootsweb ( Family Search ( New Family Search ( Background Material Local Library, Idaho State Historical Library Family History Library Catalog (place search) (sorts location by nearest zip code) Google Book Search (go to advanced search and then choose book search) Cemetery records Vital Records Digital Archives - Death Certificates 1904-1956 Utah State History -- Online Sources -- Cemetery Records -- prototype for searching millions of new records Western States Marriage Index -- (Idaho Death Records 1911-1956 are also here.) Census Records (subscription required) Heritage Quest -- Available free of charge at FHC's pilot program