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 www.usgenweb.org and GENUKI at www.genuki.org.uk. 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 www.worldgenweb.org (which seeks to create Web pages for every country in the world), and the Federation of East European Family History Societies at www.feefhs.org for Eastern European countries.

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