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HELPFUL LINKS & TOOLS
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GPS - Genealogical Proof Standards
     1. Reasonably exhaustive search
     2. Complete and accurate citation of sources
     3. Analysis and correlation of the collected information
     4. Resolution of conflicting evidence.
     5. Soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion..
     The above criteria is detailed further on the linked website.
Genealogy error averted: Using Genealogical Proof Standards

http://www.mapofus.org/united-states/ Interactive maps; change the dates to see county changes

Organizing Your Computer for Family History  

http://randymajors.com/p/ancestorsearch.html A customized google search for ancestors

Who gets what from that will?   http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2012/09/10/per-capita-per-stirpes/

Census Records - History of and How to Use Them: 
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haas/learningcenter/

Downloadable Forms for organizing your research:
http:www.familytreemagazine.com/forms/download.html

Genealogical Relationship Chart (cousin how many times removed?):
http://genealogy.about.com/library/nrelationshipchart.htm

Sites with links to all county sites in all states: 
http://www.rootsweb.com/~websites/usa/index.html#county
http://www.usgenweb.com

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records. This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery and burial records.

http://usgwarchives.net/search/searcharchives.html    To search GenWeb Archives, it is best to go to the national search engine, choose your state and perhaps enter the county in the search string.   As usual, you have to play around with search possibilities.    They don't do wildcards.  (Thanks to Jo at WV. VA. NC. TENN. KY. AND MORE mailing list for this one!)

County Finders: Rootsweb: http://resources.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/townco.cgi

Where are nearby towns?
http://geonames.usgs.gov/

New Jersey County Formation: (scroll down to see chart)
http://http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~windmill/html/nj%20counties.html

New Jersey Place Names; old and present:
http://www.genealogy-quest.com/collections/njplace.html

Lots of links to places for Virginia research:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vaaugust/augusta5.htm
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Virginia

North Carolina County Formation and Dated Maps:
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/genealogy/countyform.html

North Carolina State Library:
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/patrons/genealogists.html

The Freedmen's Bureau Online; Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: http://freedmensbureau.com/

Bill Buchanan's great list of Canadian research links 

Thanks to P. Beth Adams for the following list posted to the Northern Neck Virginia mailing list:
History of County Formations in Virginia (Interactive Map)
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/countyformations/virginiaformationmaps.html

Virginia Heritage - Guides to Manuscripts & Archival Collections in Virginia
[Note:  Just type county name in search box to view what is available for a particular county.]
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/search?text=Lancaster&f1-publisher=

Bob's Genealogy Cabinet - Interpreting Colonial Records: Legal and other Helpful Hints
[Note:  This is a great site for those who are just starting to research colonial records.]
A collection of research about Virginia families - years of work available to you.
http://www.genfiles.com/

Immigrant Servants Database - [Note:  This database resides on a genealogical services website.  However, it does contain some information on immigrant servants along with documented source information.]
http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/surname.php?letter=A

WorldCat - [Note:  Helpful site to locate sources in your vicinity.  Also helps with source citation.]
http://www.worldcat.org/

Easybib - [Note:  For those who have trouble in citing sources.  MLA format is free.]
http://www.easybib.com/

Norfolk, Virginia History - [Note: Apparently someone performed extensive research on the deeds associated with downtown historic Norfolk.  This site contains handwritten abstracts of deeds and source information for Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties.]
http://www.norfolkhistory.com/norfolk-deeds/nameindexabs.htm

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records. This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery and burial records.

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