Re: [Genealogy Research Club] genealogy research
- You're sure right about "amazing what info is out there IF YOU CAN FIND IT".
Thanks to all who sent info. I will spend the next week i'm sure searching all sites. I did find most of my email.......microsoft glitch my tech supt tells me.
I hope I didn't miss any info from you all. I lost about 30 emails.
----- Original Message -----
From: sue baker
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] genealogy research
I was looking at the replys from people for this
group.Thank you for the information that you gave to
Dianne. I am sure it will be of help to me in my
--- Tina Paxton <Frecs@...> wrote:
> Hi Dianne,
> I'm very familiar with the brickwall! I've gotten
> more than one headache
> running headlong into them.
> There are sources of free genealogy research
> online...and there are people
> who have memberships to those pay-sites that will do
> look ups for you.
> Maybe not as easy as doing the lookups yourself, but
> if you are like me and
> unable to afford to pay, it's sure nice to have
> folks willing to help.
> www.census-online.com will give you access to all
> the census' that have been
> uploaded to the web for free access. Again, these
> are thanks to the labors
> of other genealogists who have transcribed census'
> and then made them
> available for free for us. Not as complete as the
> files at ancestry.com but
> much cheaper. I look here before asking someone to
> do a lookup for me.
> Ruth mentioned the www.familysearch.com site. I've
> not gotten much from it
> but others find allot. It is certainly worth the
> time to look.
> www.glorecords.blm.gov is the site for the Bureau of
> Land Management. You
> can look up orginal land grants/patents for a number
> of states. And, you
> can get a copy of the grant/patent -- many are
> viewable/downloadable from
> the site. Even better, though, is what this
> government agency did for me.
> I discovered that the ancestor that I was looking
> for for 10 years had a
> homestead in the Dakotas. By getting his complete
> file, I also received his
> naturalization papers. It was a goldmine for me.
> www.usgenweb.com is great. I use their national
> archives search and have
> found some wonderful stuff there. All for free
> because of the generous work
> of other genealogists. I believe they are now
> linked with another free
> genealogy site: www.rootsweb.com. rootsweb.com is
> where you will find
> message boards -- including one for "lookups". Post
> what you are needing to
> find, and someone will look for you on those pay
> Oh, over at rootsweb is a a search engine called
> "worldconnect". Very
> helpful. I like to enter the place names minus
> names so that it will pull
> up all the people who are in the database who was in
> the area at the time
> I'm interested in. Amazing what you can find this
> way -- families that
> moved together, etc.
> www.cyndislist.com is a place to find tons of links
> to websites for whatever
> it is you need -- and many you didn't realize you
> needed until you see them
> Learning how to "google" can also help. Case in
> point: recently I learned
> that an great-great-aunt had gone to teach in the
> Philippines. The how and
> why I hadn't a clue. So, I went to yahoo and put in
> "1901 Philippines
> American teachers" and came up with a website:
> There, I learned about this group of American
> teachers that went to the
> Philippines. That website has photos of the ships
> log, including the
> passenger list. I found my aunt on that list, plus
> the college she had
> attend, the year she graduated, the degree she
> earned, and (from another
> part of the log) that she was a "get involved" kind
> of lady. It's amazing
> what is available online if only one can find it.
> Hope that helps,
> researching: Paxton, Ent, Brown, Week, Ryal, Moore
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