General & Family Resources
Great places to visit 
USGenWeb Project 
A marvelous way to point and click your way to genealogy in any part of the United States. Clicking on the USGenWeb link will take you to the main page, where you can click to choose a state and then a county. Each county has  surname and query data bases in addition to local information not likely to be found elsewhere on the web, plus links to other sites of local interest.
Roots Web
"The Internet's Oldest and Largest Genealogy Site," RootsWeb provides an amazing amount of material for free. It hosts mailing lists, surname lists and searches, user mailing lists, and much, much more.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
More than you ever dreamed of knowing about genealogy resources. If you can't find it anywhere else, it's probably here.
John Fuller's Web Site  (Genealogy Resources on the Internet)
A quick way to learn to use mailing lists, Usenet newsgroups , Ftp sites , Telnet sites, and Gopher sites. Where subscribing or registering is necessary, this site will guide you right through it.
United States
View, download, and print out actual copies of your ancestors' land patents. There's "access to more than two million Federal land title records for the Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908."  Don't worry  about the  "Eastern." States currently included are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. More states (presumably what we now call eastern) are promised soon.
If all that Township, Range, and Section stuff confused you in school, go here for a refresher course. Next thing you know you'll be driving right to your ancestor's old homestead!
USGS Mapping Information: GNIS Database Query Form
When you can't find that elusive town or cemetery, try this.
Prairie Creek (Vigo Co.)
Iowa Pioneer Project  - no link currently available.


Oregon State Archives Historical County Records Guide
If you want to know what county records are available and where they're stored, this is the place to check.
Records of Interest to Genealogists and Students of Family History at the Oregon State Archives
Search the State of Oregon's Archives data base. Not all counties are included, and not all records for included counties have been transcribed for the web. That's not a problem, though, because you'll find instructions for sending an email search request to the Archives, and the price is right just 25¢ per page plus postage at this writing. 
Adam Barner Descendants
Kraig Ruckel's Palatine & Pennsylvania-Dutch Genealogy Page
The Palatines to America Homepage
John Blankenbaker's Germanna Notes
Much new research has been done on the Germanna colonies in recent years, and John's notes incorporate new findings and perspectives, and they also bring Germanna history to life. See also  Beyond Germanna.
The Memorial Foundation of The Germanna Colonies, Inc.
Germanna Colonies Family History
Reunions, Search for Germanna Surnames
Washington Vital Records Information
How to get what you need.

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