Free Research Sites, How-To Guides
Don't forget, Google is a valuable tool for genealogical research
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy, by HomeAdvisor
Household Quotes.co.uk Home Genealogy Guide for 2019
Kitchen Works Guide to Home Genealogy
Ohio River Valley Families
A Genealogist's Guide to Tracing People from Our Past
The LDS Family Search Web Site
Fully searchable LDS database of over 80,000 related individuals
Roots Web - one of the oldest on-line genealogy websites
Cyndi's List (thousands of links)
Try Cyndi's List - You can add names and brief biographical data
from your own research
Find A Grave
Continuously updated. You can add your own information and photos of graves.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
If you are looking for data on your Civil War ancestors, both Union and Confederate, this Yahoo site provides several links
Historical Ellis Island
Find your ancestors who came to America from Europe at the turn of the century. This page is a tour guide and history of Ellis Island. There are links on the home page to search the Ellis Island database. Immigrants processed through Ellis Island and arrivals in the port of New York from 1892 through 1957. Thanks to Barbara and Bridget Lincoln for this link.
Emily Fletcher volunteers to help people find their family history via online courses and guides, educating the general public on how to find their family history.
This link sent to me by Louise, a visitor to my website. It has links to many of the same sites I do, but has some I do not. This is a UK website for genealogy beginners but all the links are for "dot com" or "dot org" which are U.S. domains. If you are relatively new to genealogy on-line research It is worth checking out.
James Cali's genealogy guides and research strategies. Contain links to other sites useful for the family historian.
Useful blog and guide for beginners covering many topics for those wishing to research their family history or invest in DNA testing, or both. Go to the home page for DNA information. The website allows you to send them questions and comments. This link was sent to me by Maria Jones of Boston, content manager for the site.
This is a website maintained by Parker|Waichman LLP, a national law firm. It has numerous links to other sites that have Ellis Island genealogical information. This link was sent to me by Stacey Martin, a youth services librarian and educator who has been running an online beginner genealogy class for 11-14 year olds during the Coronavirus pandemic. Her youngest student, Amelia, asked if I could share an article that she and her father found together. The site includes a great breakdown of the history and significance of Ellis Island, how to read passenger arrival records, it's importance to genealogy and ancestry research, etc.
RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY'S HISTORY FROM SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS
This is a free resource sponsored by HMY Yachts, a company that sells everything from super yachts to outboard motors. Thank you to Grace Coleman and her student Amanda. Grace is a library media specialist in Rutland County, Vermont, whose library and the local Historical Society are co-hosting a genealogy research workshop
this summer (2022).
STATE LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Tennessee State Library and Archives
Secretary of State Missouri Archives
West Virginia Archives And History
The names on births, marriages and deaths registers from when these were first recorded to the recent past in all West Virginia counties, (except for official legal records). Use the asterisk "*" to indicate uncertain letters of a name to broaden your search.
COUNTY AND LOCAL HISTORY WEBSITES
Crawford County Arkansas
Crawford County site was under construction the last time I checked
Lauderdale County, Alabama
Lauderdale County Cemeteries
Jackson County, Missouri
COMMERCIAL AND SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITES
Don't over look these just because they charge fees for many of
their resources. They often have free specials to attract new subscribers.
Ancestry.com genealogy web site
Ancestry often has free access to various
databases to lure you into subscribing. Take advantage of the free offers. I have had a subscription to Ancestry.com for many years
and it has been invaluable to my own research
Family Tree Maker Online
The famous Family Tree Maker retailer
Family Tree Magazine
Genealogy articles, advice and links
Fold3 (Historical Military Information)
Focuses on historical events of the U.S. Military but has few names of individual military members.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records in the U.K.
Birth, marriage, and death certificates in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. See the site for charges. I appreciate feedback about their services if you purchase documents this site. I was pleased with pleased with the results of my requests.
DNA KITS AND INFORMATION SITES
Whiteside Family DNA Profiles
Free yDNA profiles of Whiteside/Whitsett ancestry; you will need to understand basic yDNA information and the site has a link to the Family Tree DNA learning site to help.
A Guide to finding good DNA testing for genealogy by Laura Ryan, PhD and Tim Barclay, PhD and medically reviewed by Gerard DiLeo, MD
DNA genealogy and health test kits
Commercial kits for yDNA, mtDNA and Autosomal DNA
A popular commerical site for a variety of DNA test kits
Free DNA information site and blog from Donna Moore of Orlando, Florida; has links to guides for DNA research and commercial DNA sites.
Free DNA genetic testing kit reviews and comprehensive knowledge base of DNA test-related articles and resources. It provides In-depth and impartial reviews of leading DNA test kits, user-generated reviews of every DNA test kit tested and detailed kit comparisons.