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
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:
Downloadable Forms for organizing your research:
Genealogical Relationship Chart (cousin how many times removed?):
Sites with links to all county sites in all states:
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?
New Jersey County Formation: (scroll down to see chart)
New Jersey Place Names; old and present:
Lots of links to places for Virginia research:
North Carolina County Formation and Dated Maps:
North Carolina State Library:
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)
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.]
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.
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.]
WorldCat - [Note: Helpful site to locate sources in your vicinity. Also helps with source citation.]
Easybib - [Note: For those who have trouble in citing sources. MLA format is free.]
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.]
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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