Land Deeds Coat of Arms

Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records:  (Searchable online)

Coats of Arms from Ireland and around the World, By Eddie Geoghegan

House of Names: This site sells everything having to do with Family Crests, Coat of Arms, Family Surname Histories, etc.

Immigration/Ship Passenger Lists Surname Registries

Genealogy Exchange and Surname Register

Irish Ancestors (Has surname and ancestor search feature)

Surname Search - FREE (over 100,000 surnames)

RootsWeb Message Boards

Maps Newspapers

Missouri Dept. of Transportation (Has Missouri county maps for sale .50 cents each)   These are detailed county maps that shows the location of churches, cemeteries, and even smaller dirt roads.

MO Travel Map (Worldwide)
Good for searching for articles, obituaries, etc., especially if you're out of state and can't be there yourself.

Newspaper Abstracts  They have indexes of all the Missouri newspapers that are available through inter-library loan from the State Historical Society of Missouri along with other states and countries. They also allow visitors to transcribe articles and submit them to their site.

Obits Archive.

Missouri State Historical Society Newspaper Collection

Downloadable Genealogy Forms Useful Utilities

Social Security Death Index Social Security records can contain information such as full name, birth date and birth place, parents' names, and the employer's address. SEARCH:  Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

Social Security Death Index

Soundex Converter (Useful with Census Records):
Searchable On-Line Databases

User Contributed Databases

Transcribed Documents Useful Websites - Genealogy Resource Center.  They have a very nice place for your to post transcripts of documents you have found on your ancestors for others to have available to them.   They have a search page with search engines of all the major genealogical sites.  I've posted many of my documents here.Obituary Central  (Links to several different online obituary sites, also includes CemSEARCH and ShipSEARCH)

Online Library of Cemetery Records

Useful Addresses Message/Discussion Boards

Addresses for State Vital Records: (records on the state level like Birth/Death Certificates after 1911)

Ancestral Findings

Addresses of United States Courthouses

Addresses of Genealogical Libraries in the U.S.

Western Historical Manuscript Collection
University of Missouri/State Historical Society of Missouri
23 Ellis Library
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 65201-5149 USA
Tel: 573-882-6028
Fax: 573-884-0345

Western Historical Manuscript Collection
University of Missouri/Rolla
Curtis Laws Wilson Library
1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409-0060
Tel: 573-341-4874
Labor Collections

Western Historical Manuscript Collection
University of Missouri/St. Louis
Thomas Jefferson Library, Room 221
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
Tel: 314-516-6034 (Information)
314-516-5060 (Reference)
Fax: 314-516-5853
TDD: 314-516-5212
Labor Collections

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Free Online Translators Miscellaneous
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NedGen Genealogy search engine
Genealogy search engine and directory for USA, Canada, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands/ Belgium, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and other European countries, Australia & NZ, Asia, Africa Ships & Passenger lists, Adoption, Census, Online databases, Vital records, Ellis Island, Migration, Military, Personal homepages, Genealogy software and Classmates.

Inter-Library Loan Online Books

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Inter-Library Loan, if your local library is willing, they can "borrow" items from other lending libraries. Sometimes there is a charge to cover postage, etc. but anything that a lending library has available for ILL is accessible. I've been finding this very useful for county records on microfilm in states where I can't visit to get the information myself or where their state archives charge an enormous fee for out-of-state researchers.

Here are some of my favorites.