Tools Online for Genealogists

by Barbara Renick©2005

Barb@ZRoots.com

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Finding Helpful Web Sites

About.com Go.com Smart Computing Magazine
Alta Vista Google Thor
Ask Jeeves RefDesk  Vivisimo
Cyndi's List  Repeat Performance Yahoo!
ePodunk.com RootsWeb  
FamilySearch.org SearchEngines.com  

 

Types of Tools on the Internet

 

Educational:  Online classes, essays, tutorials, free advice

Orange [CA] Regional Family History Center

Cyndi's List: How To

FamilySearch Internet's Research Guidance

Genealogy.com's Learning Center

Ancestry.com's Learning Center

USGenWeb Project

Treasure Maps

GenealogyPortal.com

 

Geographic:  Demographics, gazeteers, maps, migration routes

U.S. Surname Distribution at Hamrick.com

Bureau of Land Management: General Land Office Records [currently down]

U.S.G.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

GENUKI Gazetteer

FEEFHS

MapQuest

Yahoo! Local Maps

 

History:  Military, cultural, social, regional, ethnic, religious

Horus' Genealogy Links for Historians [no longer in existence]

Tennessee Local History Network

FamilySearch Internet: Browse Categories

Medal of Honor Citations

Cyndi's List:  Religion and Churches

 

Language:  Dictionaries, thesauri, word lists, translations

OneLook Dictionaries

A Web of On-line Dictionaries

AltaVista's BableFish Translation

            FreeTranslation.com

 

Locators:  Rare and out-of-print books, maps, auctions, libraries and archives, catalogs

Cyndi's List: Books (then see the Used Books, Rare Books, & Book Search Services)

eBay

Alibris

Amazon.com

Appleton's

 

Time:  Date, time, calendar information

CalendarZone

CalendarHome.com:  The 10,000-Year Calendar

Birthdate Calculator

 

Travel:  Plane, train, bus, auto, accommodations, discounts, medical alerts

Expedia.com

Travelocity.com

Weather.com

TravelNotes.org

The Polish Train Page

 

Utility:  Free file storage sites, software download sites, online maintenance

Blogger utility site to set up a blog

Typepad utility site to set up a blog

Tucows best known site for downloading utility programs

Microsoft Office Clipart and Media

WayBack Machine at Archive.org

Yahoo! Briefcase

Census Finder

Census Online

 

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