Research Help and Links

Research Help and Links

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Research Help
Help with Terms Found in Documents
Organizing Your Family History
Old Newspapers
Georgia New York
Family Links
Bryan /Regan Davis and Jones (Kentucky)
Criswell Giddens
Irish Family Research Links (Quinn, Murray, Linane, Brannelly and more)
Miscellaneous Links for Irish Families County Clare
Surname Links County Galway
The Uprising Emigration

Research Help


Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogy  -

written  by Michael Patrick Goad

A very good article about copyrights.  It explains that names and dates are not covered under copyright laws.  Neither is anything published in a book such that is not the original work of the author.  HOWEVER, it is only a common courtesy to give credit to the source/person when using another person's research.  AND don't forget to do your own research.  Just because names and dates were found in a book or on a web page does not mean that the original source is correct.


Using Google for Genealogy Searches

This article has tips for using Google and other search engines to find information about your ancestors.  Also see the Ancestry Quick Tip - Search for Ancestors on Google when searching for common names.

Although expensive, I use frequently, especially for census information.

This is a very fast, easy, and free source for the 1880 census as well as much family information.

Join mailing lists, search for family, obtain free web space, how-to guides and more!


Linkpendium USA Genealogy and Family History

Thousands of genealogy links organized by state and surname.

Cyndi's List

A link to almost 200,000 genealogy links on the Internet.  Cyndi describes her site as a "card catalog" for the genealogical information found on the Internet.  Her links are categorized and cross-referenced by location, name, and /or subject.

Lookups & Free Searches by Volunteers Also from Cyndi's List, many sites that offer free look-ups and searches.
One Step Web Pages by Stephen P. Morse Stephen P. Morse has created alternate ways to search a variety of web sites such as those for Ellis Island, Castle Garden, and a variety of birth and death record sites.
Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records

A quick way to see what death records are available by state.

A monthly or yearly subscription is required, but at this time (Jan. 2007), Genealogybank is my favorite research tool. I have found many relatives in the news and hope that what they promise, new sources each month, is a reality.

Help with Terms Found in Documents
Glossary of Old Names used to describe diseases and other medical terms found in old records.

Land Record Reference - includes links to land record descriptions, explanations of terms found in deeds and more.

Tarver-Gen Reference:  Legal Terms in Deed Books, Land & Court Records

Tarver-Gen Reference: Understanding Deeds

A Glossary of Unusual Words Found in Wills etc.

Glossary of Genealogy Terms found at Genealogical Pro

Glossary of Genealogical Terms by Dan Burrows

Tarver-Gen Reference: Genealogy Abbreviations & Acronyms


               Inflation Calculator  - adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price         Index, from 1800 to 2005.

Organizing Your Family History
Step-By-Step: Creating A Timeline at
Old Newspapers
The Baylor County Banner - Baylor County, Texas

Georgia Newspapers

The Louisiana Newspaper Project

The Olden Historic Newspapers Online

Newspaper Abstracts - Abstracts and articles from old newspapers organized by state and county. Many newspapers from outside of the United States can also be found on this site.
Newspaper Collection - available at The Center for American History at the University of Texas - this is a PDF file - many of the microfilms are available for purchase from the

Dallas Morning News:  Historical Archives - Currently Texas News from 1885 to 1977. There is a fee, but I have found much and find that it is a great service. You can search the titles for free.

Old Home News - Early Comanche County, TX newspapers at the Comanche County Public Library site.

The Jacksboro Gazette - West Texas newspaper from Jack County

Wofford Sandor Teszler Library Obituary Index (at Wofford College) for the Southern Christian Advocate (since 1837) and its successor newspaper, the Southern Carolina United Methodist Advocate.


Digital Library of Georgia

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

The New York Public Library at 5th and 42nd

The Dick Smith Library at Tarleton State University

Virginia Beach Public Library

Kirn Memorial Library

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The Library of Virginia

Library of Congress


"Lost" Texas Death Certificates by James Plyant at

Texas Genealogy Lookup Volunteers

Cheap Texas Death Certificates

Online Texas Death Records & Indexes

Texas State Library and Archives Commission


Falls County, TX GenWeb

Falls County Records on Microfilm at the Texas State Library and Archives

Falls County Records on Microfilm at the FHL


Erath County, TX GenWeb

Erath County Records on Microfilm at the FHL (Many free Erath County databases)

The Dick Smith Library at Tarleton State University - Dee Dee King, Certified Genealogist. Index for obituaries found at her site


Baylor County TXGenWeb

Index to Salt Pork to Sirloin: The History of Baylor County, Texas from 1879 to 1930 Vol.1

North Texas Genealogical Association

A birds-eye view of Seymour, Texas in 1890 from the Amon Carter Museum.

Seymour, Texas

Linkpendium Baylor County

Baylor County Newspaper Abstracts

The Baylor County Banner - Baylor County, Texas



Linkpendium Hutchinson County




Meriwether County, GA GenWeb
Georgia Timeline of State History
The Louisiana Newspaper Project

Louisiana Military Resources

The Louisiana State Archives - good source for confederate pension records

New York
New York Cemetery Photographs
North Carolina
Some Early Martin County Marriages
Martin County at the NC GenWeb Project
Family Research Links
Bryan Family Documents 
These are my pages.  I have copies of many documents, listing Reddick Bryan, his descendants, and other Bryans, in NC, GA, LA, and  TX and I will continue to post them as I have time.
Bryan Family Photographs
My other Bryan Family Pages - See the Table of Contents for a complete list.
Family Notes from the Baylor County Banner
These are more of my pages.  As I read each film, I will update these pages. The Baylor County Banner is a newspaper published in Seymour, Baylor County, Texas that contains much information about my grandparents and their families.

Bienville Parish, Louisiana GenWeb

Reddick Bryan's family is found several times on this site.
Wimberly Family Genealogy
Two of Reddick Bryan's sons married Wimberlys in Bienville Parish, LA.  Vera Meek Wimberly compiled and published The Wimberly Family History in 1979 which contains much information about the Bryan family and many family letters written in the 1850s and 1860s.This book was just recently republished by Thomas Wimberly.
The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site
This provides access to the Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office records. Site includes a database with access to Federal Land Conveyance records for the Public Land sites issued between 1820 and 1908.  I found land records for Reddick and Terrell Bryan in LA beginning in 1839 and records for other families as well.
Twiggs County, Georgia Chronology 1800 -1850 Hodges, Bryan, and Related Families
There is no known link from this Bryan family to Reddick's family, but the site and old letters are extremely interesting. Click on  Ira Peck's Mercantile Store.  Reddick Bryan was mentioned twice in Ira Peck's account book.
The 55th Georgia Militia 1836
James Bryan, Span Ragan, and S. B. Bryan were drafted into the 55th Militia from Houston County, Georgia.
Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, passed in Milledgeville at an Annual Session in November and December, 1832 
This is an Act to incorporate certain academies in the State of GA and to appoint trustees for the academies. Reddick Bryan and a Wimberly are mentioned on this page.
USGenWeb Project, Erath County, Texas
My grandparents married in Stephenville in Erath County.  Both spent most of their childhood years in Erath County.  Don't forget to check out the Erath County Appeal.  This site contains 874 pages of the newspaper, The Erath County Appeal, from the years 1899 and 1900.  The paper is indexed and contains information about Terrell Bryan and other Bryan family members.
The Sherrod Family--Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, & Texas
Rick and Annette Sherrod's research focuses primarily on Sherrods, Browns, Mannings, Williams, Wimberlys, Parnells, McKays, and Coxes who lived in Northwest Louisiana. The Bryan family had ties with several members of  these families.
 Larry Martin’s Bryan family tree 

Bryan Genforum 


Bryan surname search at rootsweb
 Elizabeth Ann Mercer's Family Tree - Elizabeth Mercer was the wife of Simeon Baker Bryan 

John T. Lamar Biography - Brother-in-law to Elizabeth Mercer Bryan, wife of Baker Bryan

William Freeman Biography - Some connections to the Martin County, NC Bryans
  Will abstract for Needham Bryan of Martin County, NC
Ragan Pruitt's Genealogy Web Page - Ragan is a descendant of Spann Regan
Nigella McCarty Picture - this picture was found in my Aunts' possessions.
Very early Bryan information found at Genealogical History of Some Carsons, Johnsons, and Related Families
Another Bryan family history at BRYAN Family Genealogy. This line includes Needham of Bertie County, Clement, and Loverd.
The Bryan Family, another take on Bryan History
Descendants of Daniell Regan, Sr. This is Generation One from Randy Regan's web pages.
Picture of Nancy Ann Tucker Hudson Bryant, wife of John Lafayette "Fate" Bryant. James is a possible (not proven) half-brother of Reddick Bryan. Original picture belongs to D. Bryant. This picture along with a picture of John L. Bryant, Jr. can also be found at this Crawford, Georgia site.
A Bryant Study of Signatures for Identity by Ken Lindsay. A good history of early NC Bryans and the confusion of the Needhams.
Unknown Bryan Families of early Barbour County, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. 
Martin County at the NC GenWeb Project
Bryan DNA
The family of Louis D. Giddens is found at the bottom of this page.
Descendants of William Moore CRISWELL  1822-1881
Falls County, TX GenWeb


Davis and Jones (Kentucky)
Family of Thomas Jones at WorldConnect

Quinn and Murray

Irish Family Research Links

Miscellaneous Links for Irish Families

A Little Bit of Ireland - Many transcriptions by Cathy Joynt Labath.  Much about Kinvara and the nearby areas where the Quinn and Murray families resided. 

The Irish in Iowa - Another of Cathy Joynt Labath sites.

The Irish in New York City

Atlas and Townland Database 

    Irish Family History Society – can join and receive Journals for $30 yearly

Irish Roots - a message board

Helpful addresses in Ireland

Everyday English and Slang in Ireland

Irish Books and more 

  Irish Genealogical Society

 Cyndi’s list for Ireland

Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries

  Directory of Irish Genealogy

Go Ireland – travel and genealogy

Eneclann Publications

 Ireland Genealogy Projects 

Links to Irish Sites


Ireland's History in Maps

National Archives of Ireland



County Clare


 Clare Library

 Griffiths at Clare Library – by surname

 Clare Heritage Center

 Genweb for County Clare

The Burren in County Clare - the Murray Family home

GENUKI County Clare 

Links to information about the Murray family home of New Quay

  Map of Abbey Parish showing the townlands

Addresses and Links for County Clare

East Clare Heritage

Clare CMC Records Project



County Galway


  Map of southwest Galway

More Galway maps

County Galway Library

  Travel to Kinvara   

Kinvara and New Quay Publications 

  Kinvara OnLine 

 Genweb for Galway

The Golden Pages, telephone directory 

West Galway Family History Center

County Galway Surname List

GENUKI County Galway

Addresses and Links for County Galway


Surname Interests


  Linane family research – County Clare

Quinn Family Genealogy Forum at

Murray Family Genealogy Forum at

McGing Family Genealogy as compiled by John McGing

Linnane’s village stores

Murray at Rootsweb

The Uprising
Easter Uprising 1916

Michael Collins


American Immigrant Wall of Honor

Ellis Island

Emigration Forum at

Castle Garden




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