Some Useful Links to Genealogy Websites

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NON-COMERCIAL FAMILY ORIENTED WEBSITES

These are additional websites devoted to some of the surnames found on ours and other genealogy resources.

Whiteside Family Association This is the home site of the Whiteside Family Association (WFA). The Whiteside and Whitsett families have now been closely linked by yDNA studies. Several  Whitsett and Whitsitt males are participating in the project, which confirms that all these families come from the same British clan. If you are a male Whitsett, Whitsitt or some other variation of the name, don't pass this up.

Clifford Family Website, Generation Four, Cliffords New Jersey to Pennsylvania and Beyond By Hugh F. Clifford; information on Joseph and Mary (Clifford) Whitsett who settled in Kentucky from Fayette County, Pennsylvania. This family is perhaps related to the family of Samuel and Maggie (Tuttle) Whitsett/Whitsitt of Montgomery Co., Ky.

Bachman/Baughman Ancestors Mainly Baughman family genealogy, but Many other related families

John Wall's Family Tree The family of John Wall is not related to our Wall family. If you are looking for other Wall families try this site.

Walter Westfall's Westfall Genealogy Walter is the descendants of Lovie Katherine Kraushaar and Walter Edward Westfall

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

Ethel Regan's ObituariesHelp.org
Ethel Regan says, "My family template section has over 20 pages of completely download-able free family tree charts. ObituariesHelp.org's mandate is to provide as much free online genealogy resources as possible and it's constantly being updated. To keep my website entirely free, I do have Google ads on my website to help pay for some of the extra bandwidth."

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.

http://homeguides.co.uk/genealogy-ancestry/
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.

https://www.tradesmenprices.co.uk/genealogy/
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.

https://www.thehubpost.com/a-genealogy-guide/
https://www.publicrecordsreviews.com/education-center/genealogy-research
James Cali's genealogy guides and research strategies. Contain links to other sites useful for the family historian.

https://www.dnatestingguides.com/blogs/the-ultimate-beginners-guide-to-genealogy/
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.

https://www.yourlawyer.com/library/new-york-city-history-ellis-island/
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.

STATE LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES

Alabama Department of Archives & 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.

innerbody.com
A Guide to finding good DNA testing for genealogy by Laura Ryan, PhD and Tim Barclay, PhD and medically reviewed by Gerard DiLeo, MD

Ancestry DNA
DNA genealogy and health test kits

FamilyTreeDNA
Commercial kits for yDNA, mtDNA and Autosomal DNA

23AndMe
A popular commerical site for a variety of DNA test kits

KnowYourDNA.com
Free DNA information site and blog from Donna Moore of Orlando, Florida; has links to guides for DNA research and commercial DNA sites.

DNAweekly.com
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.

These sites are liable to change at any time. Please email me if you find any broken links

Ronald N. Wall
Modified: 9 January 2020