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I’ve tried to document each item in this genealogy. There will be errors as there are errors in original source material as well as my own mistakes. I’ve had much help from other researchers and I hope I have helped a few across some of their barriers. If anyone finds something here that they object to, please let me know so I can fix or remove the offending material. I would hope never to find any of this material in a collection being sold for profit. Since, much of the information for certain individuals is contained in compendiums that were sold for profit it would not be a good idea to copy this stuff without permission. For much of the information that can be found in for profit publications, I have two and sometimes more other sources for the same information. The original information was supplied by family members anyway. If anyone finds something here of value to them, please let me know. My email address is on the bottom of the home page.

RootsWeb WorldConnect McLeod Genealogy Database

McLeod Family in Sutherlandshire, Nova Scotia, and California

Schindler Family in Switzerland and Missouri

Lotz Family in Holstein and California

Hohler Family in Middlesex and Buckinghamshire

Hood and Pender Family in Cornwall

Other Genealogy Links

Links to Me

Nigel Batty–Smith
Google Directory
Open Directory Project
Andrew County, Missouri
NS–Cape Breton Archive
Clan MacLeod
Clan MacLeod — Charles Robert
Genealogics – Leo van de Pas — Data from DeBretts
Dave Arasmith
Richard Beckwith
Me Myself and I


We Relate dot Org — Genealogy collaboration using the Wikipedia model. See story at Library’s Genealogy Research Debuts Online the Wikipedia Way
Sources for Used, Rare, Genealogy, etc. Books
Libraries and Archives with On Line Catalogues
Ship Passenger Lists and other Maritime Information
Maps, Locators, Gazetteers, etc.
Dead Fred’s Genealogy Photo Archive
For Posteritys Sake — More old pics needing a home
Time Past Web Site — Dedicated to putting names to faces in old photos.
Time Past Email
Genealogy Genie
Past Connections — Register family mementos you have found that someone might be looking for. Reunite mementos with their families.
The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site
Vital Records Information United States
Sources and Experts — Links to Universities and Think Tanks for lists of “experts”
DoHistory invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past.
Libraries, Societies and Museums in North America with French–Canadian Genealogical or Historical Collections
English Pre-1858 Wills
Scottish Genealogy Records and availablitiy of parish records for Clan MacLeod lands.
Clan MacLeod Page with history and genealogy links.
Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness — Originally begun by two researchers who saw the need for such a service in their region. This small site grew very rapidly from just a statewide service to an international one.
COMMEMORATIVE FLAGHOLDERS and PLAQUES of various organizations. This is a pictorial collection of photographs of these markers found in U.S. cemeteries.
Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records
list of accents and where they are from
Magazines and E–zines Directory
Murphy’s Law Of Genealogy
Cinnamon Toast Genealogy
New England Historic Genealogical Society(NEHGS) – New England Ancestors
Breaching Brick Walls — An interesting approach to getting help in solving your genealogy brick walls.
DAR Indexing Project
Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN has more than 223,000 printed volumes and 276,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. This collection of genealogy databases is second only to salt lake UT.!
Friends of Allen County
Friends of Allen County Search Page
LOC American Memories
Genealogy Buff Library
Internet Sites for Teaching American History with Primary Source Documents
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
University High School Library
Houghton Mifflin Primary Sources
Newspaper Abstracts from Ireland
NYPL Digitial Gallery — 33,000 plus photos. From Ellis Island to Printing presses.
Fake Family Trees on Internet — You can also find fakes in published genealogies. There are also genealogies that are mostly good, but have a few ringers in them to make them look better.
Under Used DatabasesPowerPoint presentation viewer
Genealogy Trails — This is a group of all volunteers with the objective of putting information online for free for all to use.
Google Books
English Surname Profiler
Where to Access Heritage Quest for free
Name Thesaurus
NARA Online Orders
Find Family Heirlooms — Find lost family heirlooms and artifacts from reliable antique dealers.
History Matters — History Matters serves as a gateway to web resources and offers other useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
IPUMSusa — IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data. Its goals are to
IPUMSusa TOC — Instructions given to census enumerators. Check your assumptions here about what you think is recorded in the census.
Open Directory Project
Census Finder
Allen County Public Library Grand Opening — Side bar with a lot of interesting links
Geogen Surname Mapping — Map showing density of surname occurance.
Old Occupation Names — Learn the meaning of old titles for occupations (thatcher, teamster, etc.)
Sankofagen Wiki is a growing collection of genealogical and historical data pertaining to antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor.
Swiss Roots

Birth, Marriage, Death (BMD) Records

UK BMD — Order UK birth, marriage, or death certificates online, quickly and easily.
Utah BMD — Utah Death Certificates 1905-1954 now online and free from on January 18, 2007
New York City
Search Results: 1905-1929 California Deaths — free database, ID is vitalguest, password is enjoy
California Death Index, 1940-1997
Pre-1905 CA Death Index Project
misc death indexes and obits
Social Security Death Index
Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records
Western States Marriages
California Obituary Lookup Volunteers
Massachusetts 1841-1910
New South Wales Government Records
New South Wales BMD
New York City Death Records
New Jersy Public Records and Archive

DNA Studies

National Geographic
Presentation on DNA Studies(PowerPoint Viewer, Windows only)
Presentation on DNA Studies(Adobe Acrobat Viewer, Mac or Windows)
DNA One Name Study — A 350 Mb html report about the MUMMA Surname DNA Project.
Ancestry dot Com

Military Records

Dad’s War — Tutorial on finding war records
CWGC: Commonwealth War Graves Commission 2 Marlow Rd., Maidenhead, Berks., S16 7DX
Military Service Records Kew PRO, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU:
Guide to Br. Military Records
Heritage of the Great War 1914 – 1918
The Canadian Military Heritage Project – World War 1 (Great War). Find your military ancestors and learn their history.
The Canadian Military Heritage Project — Researching your Military ancestors. Find your military ancestors and learn their genealogy and history.
Available Military Records
Scots at War
Veterans History Project
British Commonwealth graves from WWI and WWII.

Naturalization Records

Institute of Business and Economic Research
Case Files for Early Immigrants to San Francisco and Hawaii
Guide to finding U. S. Naturalization Records
Alameda County Index
Online Searchable New York Naturalization Records & Indexes
US Ports of Arrival and Their Available Passenger Lists 1820–1957
Immigration and Naturalization
Resources for Teachers and Students — U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Naturalization Home Page — U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States — Amazon Books
Naturalization Records Locations
NARA Naturalization Records
NARA Pacific Region, San Bruno, CA
Guide to Finding US Naturalization Records
Immigration Emigration & Naturalization — About dot Com


Obituary Central — Has a large archive of obits and search engines to various obituary resources.
ObitsArchive — The most extensive archive of obits on the web...not free, but very cheap.
Obituary Links Page —The “yellow pages” of obituary resources on the web. — Contains an obit search engine on the “Obituaries” link.
Roots Web Obits
Obituaries in Los Angeles County — County does not do obit lookups
Los Angeles County Community Libraries — Community libraries might do obit lookups
— Might find help in relevant email list.
California Interlibrary Loan Instructions

Cemetery Lists and Transcriptions

Find A Grave
Cemetery Records Online — Comprehensive list of transcribed cemetery directories
Cemetery Junction — ditto and Short Cut
Department of Veteran Affairs National Cemetery Administration


Geogen Surname Mapping — Map showing density of surname occurance.
Universal Currency Converter
FXConverter – 164 Currency Converter
iTools dot Com — Lots of usefull stuff here from currency conversion to language translation
ONLINE! Citation Styles: Index — How to cite on-line sources.
Steve Morse — Search Automation
German Assistant — German characters toolbar for Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/XP
How Many of Me — calculates how many people in the U.S. has the same name as you.
Name A Thesaurus — Alternate spellings of surnames.

Obscure Words

Luciferous Logolepsy
World Wide Words
Grandiloquent Dictionary
Extelligence Dictionary
Driggle Glass
All Words


Toke Nørby. The Perpetual Calendar
Converting Between Julian Dates and Gregorian Calendar Dates
date conversions.htm
Calendar Converter
Calendar Converter
10,000-Year Calendar!
Calendars through the Ages - Home
LII – Results for “calendars”
Calendrical Calculations — Definitive book on subject
Books on Calendars
The Universal Calendar Calculator
Today’s Calendar and Clock Page
Birth Date Calculator

Misc Genealogy Starting Points

Links to Royal and Noble Genealogies
Rand Genealogy Club Links
A barrel of genealogy links
Lots of Genealogy Index and Search Engine Links
Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
Genealogical Society of Ireland — Lot of popup adds
Family Tree Magazine—Discover, Preserve, and Celebrate Your Family History
GenNetwork Home Page — Internet Association for Independent Genealogy and Historical Homepages
USRoots.Com, A Single Source For On–line Genealogical and other Non–profit Needs (So they say)
Soc.genealogy.* – Meta FAQ — Starting point for UseNet NewsGroups [See also Usenet Genealogy Archives Searchpage]
MacLeod surname and general Scotland genealogy
AHGP Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project
Archives and Knowledge Management — Scholarly Online Resource Evidence and Records for use by Genealogists and Family Historians
Stephen Morse’s one-step website — Excellent Immigration and ship links. Also has interesting tutorial on Creating your own Search Forms, Search Engines, and Databases.
National Genealogical Society Education
Family Roots Radio — Radio on the Internet! Genealogy related lectures, podcasts, etc.
News, Articles, Forums
Genealogy Blog Finder
Eastman’s Genealogy Blog and Newsletter
FamilySearch Indexing is now open to the public

Personal Web Sites

My Family dot Com
AncientFaces — Place to store and display ancestors’ pictures. Also offers a military section just for military photos and a mystery photo section for unidentified photos with the hope others can recognize them.

Search for Ancestors

LDS Databases — IGI, Ancestor, Pedigree
RootsWeb WorldConnect — Databases submitted by Individuals
GenCircles — Databases submitted by Individuals
This has been around only a few months. What is unique is their SmartMatching that does a detailed search on every individual in your file, and see where your individuals match up with other individuals in other people's files. Unlike the Microsoft One Great Family, you still own your data and you don’t have to pay to see the results.
Genealogy dot Com — Family Finder
Dave Wilks' Free GEDCOM Server — Databases submitted by Individuals
Distant Cousins dot Com
Family Tree Maker dot Com
Family History dot Com
Genealogy Library dot Com
Lineages dot Com
Surname Web dot Com
U S GenWeb Home Page
RootsWeb dot com — Free access to many databases
Ancestry dot comPaid access to many databases
GenConnect Forums
Genealogy Exchange and Surname Registry Forums
Genealogy dot Com GenForum
Electric Scotland’s Forums
RootsWeb Threaded Archives — Searchable archive of email discussion lists
RootsWeb Mailing Lists — Interactive Search
Gen Serve — Searchable GEDCOM database
International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists — Hit that “Wall of Silence” around an ancestor? Check here.
Microsoft Encarta One Great Family — Databases submitted by Individuals
— What a nightmare! A vast automated programme to link together as much drivel as anyone is able to type into a computer terminal, and spew it back to the unsuspecting customer... Seventy generations; if only they knew the effort it takes to be – almost – sure of one! Chris Phillips
Here is a novel business plan! You can upload your data for free. WoW! However, you must pay to see any data, including yours?
Usenet Genealogy Archives Searchpage — Your doorway to 62 genealogy discussion groups
Family Tree Searcher: Genealogy – Ancestors – Ancestry — Enter your ancestors once – search multiple genealogy sites
genealib — Librarians Serving Genealogists
New Jersey Genealogy
US Personal databases
David Gray’s People Finder
RootsWeb List Archive Search
New York City Records
Lost Cousins — LostCousins is the ONLY family history site able to match you with others researching the same ancestors AUTOMATICALLY - ACCURATELY - CONFIDENTIALLY Just enter your ancestors and other relatives from the Canada 1881, British 1881 or US 1880 Census - then click the Search button!


Initials and Abreviations found in old documents
First Name Abreviations and Alternative First Names
Dictonaries, Encyclopaedias, etc. — Not just English
Language Translation
Starting dates of compulsory birth and death record keeping
Glossary of archaic Scottish words and phrases useful for genealogical research, including terms linked to property and possessions, found in wills and testaments.
most of the common surname abbreviations with examples of how they were written
Archaic Medical Terms
Old Medical Terms for use by Genealogists
Medical Terms
Newspaper Abstracts
British Empire — Lots of detail including glossaries of terms, both official and colloquial
Best of History Resources Worldwide
Hamrick Software - U.S. Surname Distribution
Frequently Occurring First Names and Surnames From the 1990 Census
German Symbols for research work at the FHC on Film — Translation of numbers, dates, genealogy terms, etc.
German Symbols for research work at the FHC on Film — Translation of numbers, dates, genealogy terms, etc.
Grave Stone Acronyms — A complete morphology
Hereditary Societies Blue Book
About dot Com Lineage Society essay
Archives and Knowledge Management — Scholarly Online Resource Evidence and Records for use by Genealogists and Family Historians
Patriot Properties
Castle Garden — free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

LDS and Misc Links

Uncategorized Mailing Lists
Treasure Maps — FHL and FHC links
LDS Family History Centers
Links to FHC, FamilySearch, Books, Supplies, etc.
LDS Church (Mormon) and Family History — Plenty of LDS genealogy info and links
The LDS FamilySearch© website: Using The Batch Numbers
International Genealogical Index (IGI) Explained
FamilySearch IGI On–line
IGI Batch Numbers — On–line database of IGI Batch Numbers
Cornwall IGI Batch Numbers
UK Research using FHC Resources
Federation of Genealogy Societies
Genealogy Links dot Net
Family History Archive — FHC is in the process of digitalizing 700,000+ family histories and have 1,000 online now.
National Archives of Australia

Genealogy Software

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding — PHP/MySQL and web server required
Cam’s Java Web Hit Counter: Dynamic Counter Applet — neet Java based counter.
The GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5
Site des liens vers les logiciels de la généalogie — Freeware and Shareware for Genealogy
Site des liens vers les logiciels de la généalogie — Introduction
Span Soft — Genealogy Shareware
GeneaNet – Your family tree online — Web based and free full–featured genealogy software program
Gedcom Explorer — for viewing, modifying, converting, and otherwise working with GEDCOM Files
PhpGedView — parses GEDCOM 5.5 genealogy files and displays them on the internet in formats and charts that you are familiar with. It also allows relatives to edit their genealogy online and collaborate together on their research.


My Review of Software
The Genealogical Software Report Card — Reviews appear in National Genealogy Society Magazine
The Genealogical Software Report Card — Mirror of above site
Genealogy Software Comparison Chart
Family Chronicle Reviews
About dot Com Reviews
PC Magazine Reviews

GEDCOM to HTML Translators

GedHTree — “Elegant Family Trees on the Web”
GED2WWW translates a GEDCOM into HTML
Misbach Enterprises — Custom Genealogy Charts, Blank genealogy Charts, GEDCOM to HTML
Gedpage — the premiere gedcom to html webpage builder
webGED generates a web site from GEDCOM
RootsView is both a GEDCOM file viewer and a web page generator.
Kinship Archivist — aids a Web designer in setting up a family genealogy tree on the Internet
Familia — put your family tree and photo album on the Web
GenoPro – Picture Your Family Tree! — Free gedcom to html generator supporting graphic trees and scanned images
Copper Flow Solutions — Julian Calendar Deluxe Freeware Edition and Magic Mouse–Over Button generator
Arbor Vita is a freeware that lets you display your genealogy tree on the web by generating HTML pages. Tree is depicted in graphical format.
Genealogy Site Builder

Report and Chart Writers

TreeDraw v2.0 — Family Tree Charts from GEDCOM files
MrSID PlugIn for viewing census pages


The American Genealogist — An independent quarterly journal, dedicated to the elevation of genealgical scholarship.
Genealogy Today — Subscription Webzine


High Quality Family Presentation — Family tree posters combining tree and table formats to display small to very large lineages.
Creative Imaging — No Waste Publishing: I suspect they use print–on–demand publishing where once a book is in the proper electronic format, it can be printed in a manner similiar to printing a document on the laser printer attached to your computer.
Anundsen Publishing Company — Serving Self–Publishers


Board for Certification of Genealogists
National Genealogy Society
Association of Professional Genealogists

University Research Departments

Linacre College Oxford — Scottish Highlands and Medieval research including genealogy with some interesting publications.

Volunteers Who Do Lookups

Books We Own
Alameda County Reference Books and Lookup Volunteers
My Genealogical Library — Personal Library of Kathleen Burnett
U.S. GenWeb Project — Look on County pages for lookup volunteers
Genealogy Help List
Books Plus
Genealogy CD Lookups
Genealogy CD Lookups — Mirror of above link
Lookups from Privately Owned Resources and Publications
Lookups & Free Searches by Volunteers — Cyndi’s List
Genealogy Trading Post — Trade research with people in distant locations
Genealogy Look Up Forum
GenSwap — Free Online Genealogy Data, Surname Searches and More!
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – Genealogy Research Tool
Marriage Lookups

Professional Genealogists

Professional Genealogists at the Family History Library — Includes professional researchers at many other sites.
British Ancestors — Includes researchers throughout the British Isles.
Directory of Professional Genealogists
Scots Ancestry Research Society Information on the Scots Ancestry Research Society set up in 1945 by Mr. Tom Johnston, then Secretary of State for Scotland, to assist persons of Scottish descent to trace their ancestors in Scotland.
Allendale Research – Professional Genealogist
British Family History Research Services — Professional British On-site Research & Records Retrieval. Genealogical firm based in Leicester, England.
Professional Scots genealogist based in Edinburgh
Family History Buddy — Website offers services in Family History research for the UK, specialising in Scotland. Research for births, marriages, deaths, census and Scottish Poor Relief Records at reasonable rates.
Cyndis List

If you are ordering things from foreign countries such as local history and genealogy society publications, BMDs from government agencies and local parishes, you will need to pay in local currency. Get a check in foreign currency for a service fee. If your bank is charging you $25 to cut a foreign currency check then use one of these services.

Ruesch International
1875 Century Park East
Suite 1900
Los Angeles, California 90067

They have other offices, but this is one I know about. Call the 800 number and tell them what you want, they’ll give you the current rate of exchange. They then set up an account for you (free service) and tell you the amount you need to send them including a service charge. Once they receive your money they send you the check. It’s very easy for the other party to cash.

Reusch has raised their rates, but this company still charges $5. The number is toll–free.

International Currency Express
427 N Camden DR #F
Beverly Hills CA 90210
Tel: (888)–278–6628

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