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Resolving Conflicting Evidence in the Spelling of Names *new*

$2 Million Sloan Foundation Grant To Help Digitize Thousands of Books - News from the Library of Congress

Free Ethnic Research Webinars *new* The Ethnic Ancestry Seminar Series is coming in June, 2008. Ancestry is bringing you a five-part series focusing on German, Irish, Polish, British, and Italian ancestry taught by experts. Click here to learn more about these webinars.

GENTECH 2002 *updated* , the premier "technology in genealogy" event, was held January 25 and 26 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) was the local host for this conference and they also hosted a special research day at their internationally renowned library on Sunday, 27 January, 2008, from 10 am-5 pm, just for conference attendees.

The Best Genealogy Links on the Net by Pam Middleton *updated*

Genealogy Search Engines
  Genealogy Gateway(TM) by Steve Lacy

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies' 28th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy: Gesher Galicia SIG members attending the 28th IAJGS Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Chicago, August 17-22, 2008) *new*

Clark Carley's 330+ Web Links

Web Sites for Genealogists , by Michael John Neill.

RootsWeb HelpDesk FAQ "Archives, Databases, and Search Engines"

Roots Surname List Submitter ID: Test!

GERMAN RESEARCH: "My relatives came from Germany, does the internet have any place to research?"

This is from the Genealogy Lady's Frequently Asked Questions

Royal Genealogy


Imperial War Museum

World War II Stories, stories are welcome about wars from other eras and from veterans everywhere.


International Internet Genealogical Society

IIGS BDM Exchange

The IIGS University Library

Software Sites

The Debut of Netscape 6 , by Drew Smith ("Digital Genealogy," 11/21/2000)


The Mormon Connection (or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

(SERVER:; PORT: 6667)
For more information on this IRC server and how to use it, please visit <>

For links to instructions on using IRC, including special instructions for AOL users and Unix users, go to <>

At <> you will find a SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS by day, time given as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), channel, and description. To convert the scheduled GMT to your local time, at the top of the page select the relevant GMT and change the next box, Selected Local Time. to your time zone.

Among the meetings scheduled are HTML Discussion, German Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, UK and Ireland Information Channel, IIGS University Chat, FreeBMD Information Channel, Colorado Genealogy, New England Genealogy, Ontario Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, Australia, German-Russian Genealogy, French Genealogy, and Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg. An addition to the schedule now posted is DearMyrtle's Monday evening sessions (Channel: dearmyrtle) starting at 2200 Eastern Daylight time, on U.S. Federal Census Records (31 May) and Organization (7 June).
Extracted and editted from previously published by RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative, RootsWeb Review, Vol. 2, No. 21, 26 May 1999. Please visit RootsWeb's main Web page at <>.

General Genealogy

Dear MYRTLE: Your Friend in Genealogy *new* Practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians since 1995. (Their comments.)

Linkpendium USA - Genealogy and Family History

Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials

The Most Frequently Asked Question on rec.heraldry

The Olive Tree Genealogy Homepage: You'll find:

Talliaferro is Tolliver: Surnames Sound a Challenge for Researchers
By Gary R. Toms and James Pylant

Dutch Naming Patterns

Adoption Information Gopher

Allen County Public Library >Genealogy Department - Research

The Center for Kansas Genealogy and family and Local History

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

A Database Of Illinois Public Domain Land Sales From The First Half Of The 19th Century

On The Day You Were Born

DJGH - Standard Letters for Genealogy


Excite Lifestyle: Hobbies & Recreation: Genealogy

Genealogy Data

Genealogy Home Page

Genealogy On The World Wide Web

Genealogy Resources on the Internet

Gother at U. Toledo

Lineages, Inc. (Home page of Lineages, Inc., a full service genealogical research firm.) Maintainer's note. It appears as if some features of this may not be free. In testing this link, I found some areas where a fee was involved and they wanted a charge account number. Use this at your own discretion.


Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths (FreeBMD) for England and Wales

Free Lookups of Genealogical CDs, online since 1994

Articles by Juliana Smith

Global Data CD Publishers Catalog online for download.

This Disk's for You! or is it? Some Thoughts on Assessing the Research Value of CDs , by Sherry Irvine, CGRS, FSA (Scot)

Mason City Globe Gazette April 1997 Births

New Brunswick Genealogical Information

Numbering Systems In Genealogy - Richard Pence

Organizing your Internet Genealogy Bookmarks , by George G. Morgan: "Along Those Lines . . ."

Odessa - A German Russian Genealogical Library

Paul's Home Page. (has more than just genealogy items.)

The Genealogy Home Page. This is the home of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, a free weekly publication. Also, CompuServe's Genealogy Forums are now available here.

Sample Letters to an Archive

University of Michigan Gopher Server - Genealogy Section

U. S. Bureau of the Census Home Page

U.S. Gazetteer

U.S. Library of Congress MARVEL

telnet:// Login=marvel

U.S. Library of Congress WWW server

U.S. National Archives

National Archives and Record Administration Archival Information Locator

Genealogical Research at the National Archives (NARA)


WWW Genealogy Demo Page

This page originated from:

Charles Dennett          |   Rochester Distributed Computer Services
Mail Stop 01925          |     Customer Technical Support Services
Eastman Kodak Company    | Kodak Research and Development Laboratories
Rochester, NY 14650-1925 |       Internet: dennett@Kodak.COM

Geography and Maps

Worldwide Directory of Cities and Towns - Map Center

Microsoft Expedia Maps - Place Finder

FEEFHS Map Room - Background and Map Index

Historical maps

Historical Maps Page

Geographic Name Server/WWW Gateway

Maps & Atlases Four 0ne Company Ltd.

Welcome to MapBlast!


Oddens's Bookmarks - The Fascinating World of Maps and Mapping

Crossroads of Empire : Early Printed Maps of Texas and the Southwest

PCL Map Collection (University of Texas at Austin Perry-Castaneda Library)
including Historical Maps of Europe
Also contains links to other map related sites.

RallyMaps of West Wellow - Map and Book Catalogue - 2000


Antique maps, antique atlases & books on antique maps & atlases & the history of cartography.

Antique, historic, rare and old maps. Maps of Europe. Germany Maps.

World War II Maps by Date

Cartographica Neerlandica : Old Maps of the World.


Articles by Patricia Law Hatcher, CG, FASG *updated*

Ellis Island

Finding a port of entry with naturalization records

List of E-Mail groups for Genealogists.
From: (Laura Willard)
Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.misc
Date: 12 Feb 1995 13:54:19 -0500

*** Genealogy related Online Resources ***


Library of Congress WWW Home Page (same as above) (same as above)

Global Heritage Center

Steve Wood's Genealogy Home Page

Genealogy Online!

Kansas Genealogy

Genealogy on the WWW

Guide to Tracing Family Trees


New Brunswick Genealogy

*THE* WWW Page for the World!

German Russian Genealogy

Paul's Home Page

United States Census

U.S. Bureau of the Census Home Page


More Tips For Finding Family In The Census , by Juliana Smith.

USGenWeb Census Project. There is also a weekly announcements read-only mailing list. Send only SUBSCRIBE to .

U.S. Gazetteer

USGS Mapping Information Database and its GNIS Data Base Query Form

U.S. Library of Congress

U.S. National Archives

WWW Genealogy Demo Page

Researching Through Genealogical Societies (Part 1)
by Bob Brooke. There is also Part 2

Norwegian Genealogy

"SOUNDEX, PART 1", by Michael John Neill

TCI Genealogical Resources - Home

"Using Materials Found on the Internet," by George G. Morgan

On-line Latin Dictionary!

Latin Dates by Sue Swiggum

First Name Translator!


World Connect

The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Courtesy Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter


Family Chronicle Magazine

Missing Links and Rootsweb Review back issues are fully searchable.


Adoption Information Gopher

Illinois Land Sales

Univ of Michigan

U.S. Library of Congress MARVEL

U.S. National Archives

FTP Sites





[] -- 2% sample 1851 UK Census

(cd gedcom53; cd lines) [] -- Latest GEDCOM specs and Lifelines genealogy program

Computer Skills and Miscellany 101, by Juliana Smith.

The Curse of the Common Name, Part 2: Online Search Tips , by Juliana Smith.

Worldwide Telephone Directories on the Web

Teldir.Com from over 170 countries all around the world.


Login=marvel U.S. Library of Congress (same as above)

Discussions about Scanners and Photos *updated*
Genealogical Tips & Trips *updated*

Finding THE Grave
by Ruby Coleman.

This and That Genealogy Tips page by Shirley Hornbeck. Has a nice section on "A Visit to the Cemetery."

"Comparison Shopping for Online Books" by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL.

"Responses to Comparison Shopping for Online Books" by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL.

How Not to Conduct a Cemetery Research Trip , by Linda Herrick Swisher

Planning for a Successful Genealogy Research Trip , by Kip Sperry (Kip's Tips, 6 Feb 2001)

"Tips on Publishing your GEDCOM File, Part I" , by George G. Morgan ("Along Those Lines . . .", 16 February 2001)

"To Publish or Not to Publish" , by Ralph J. Crandall, Ph.D.


*new* This is a simple piece of advice (or warning) for those researching family names beginning with "Sa," "Se," "Si," "So," or "Su." If you cannot find the entry that you are seeking in indexes to the census returns or other nineteenth-century material, then look under the corresponding name spelled with a capital "L." The problem arises because of the way Victorians wrote the capital letter "S." It often looks like a capital "L."

I discovered the problem by accident when researching my wife's family. Despite seeing several birth and marriage certificates, as well as census returns, we still couldn't tell whether he was a Lawyer or a Sawyer. We only discovered the truth (a Sawyer) when we visited the cottage in which he lived. The current owner pointed us to a book published with the childhood memories of one of the sons, which gave us the answer as well as much else besides.

That discovery set me thinking. From the index of the 1881 census, I was missing quite a number of Sandovers. A quick look under Landover gave me most of those "missing." That is not an isolated case. The excellent work being carried out on the 1891 census (and available on the Internet) has approximately a third of the Sandovers transcribed and indexed under Landover. Even the DFHS index of post-1837 Plymouth has one Landover entry and I suspect that the problem could be quite widespread.

Previously published in RootsWeb Review: 28 March 2007, Vol. 10, No. 13.

Using a Laptop Computer for Genealogical Research

Articles by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL

Genetics, DNA, and Genealogy

Human geography is mapped in the genes *new*

DNA genealogy - iGENEA is the European branch of FamilyTreeDNA, the leading organisation for DNA genealogy.

Chris Pomery's DNA Portal: DNA and the Family Historian

Molecular Genealogy by Hannah Wolfson (AP)

The Genetic Archaeology of Race by Steve Olson.

Family tree by Claire Ainsworth. Gene testing shows 80 per cent of Europeans are descended from just two ancient groups of hunter-gatherers.

Founding fathers by Eugenie Samuel. Fewer than 50 people founded the entire population of Europe, according to a new way of reading history from the genome .

Two stories from the Los Angeles Times (July 10, 2001):

Blood Tests Helping to Reconstruct Family Trees

Brigham Young's on the Trail of DNA Tales

review of booklet entitled "DNA For Family Historians" by Dick Eastman, in the July 11, 2001 Eastman 's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Ancestry.Com's Genetic testing

Genealogy SPAM and FRAUD Information!

Fraudulent Lineages

"Barking Up the Wrong Tree" , Myra Vanderpool Gormley's syndicated column

RWGuide 12, "Creating Worthwhile Genealogies: Evidence, Sources and Citation" , Myra Vanderpool Gormley's syndicated column

The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright 2001 by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author.
As is this one.
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