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Genealogy Sites on the Web:

20 Questions for Interviewing Relatives from Family Tree Magazine

Ancestors from Norway - Over 100 seperate pages, containing several original articles on tracing Norwegian ancestors, as well as numerous links to genealogy-related websites in Norway and the U.S.

Best State Web Resources for Genealogy - Knowing where your ancestors lived is an important step in being able to find the records about them.  Here is a list of the best web sites, many just recently developed, that will help you find your people.

British History Online - Those researching their British ancestors will be interested in the British History Online (BHO) website. A project of the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, BHO is a digital library of many printed sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. In collaboration with the Centre for Metropolitan History and the Victoria County History, BHO provides a wealth of valuable information for genealogists.

Christine's Genealogy Website - A veritable smorgasbord of information and links relating to African-American genealogy.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Official Genealogy Internet site of the Church.

Claiborn County Pioneer Project - A listing of over 71,000 Claiborne County TN people, listed in a variety of sources prior to 1910.  (Click on "NAMES" in the colored block to get to the index.)

Cyndi's List - For any researcher, whether just beginning their family's genealogy or searching for in-depth ancestral information, Cyndi's List is a phenomenal place to begin. Over 180,000 links await the researcher. These links are arranged alphabetically by topics so that any researcher can find links to what they are looking for. Whether local, state, national, or international this is a GREAT place to start one's research.

Family Reunion.Com - The web's most popular family reunion planning website

FreeBMD - FreeBMD stands for Free Births, Marriages and Deaths.

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, Frenchtown chapter
Started in 1980 to promote the culture and history of French Canadians who settled in Michigan, and also provides suggestions for people of that heritage who are researching their family history.

Genealogical Resources

Genealogical Death Indexing System - Gendis Michigan Death Index 1867-1897

German Roots:  German Genealogy Resources - A recently constructed site for the researcher looking for links to resources regarding German American genealogy.

Have you died lately?  The Social Security Death Index has about 14,000 errors of people reported dead, when in fact they are alive.  Also check the link to a similar story about the deaths of 9/11 Victims Not being listed on the SSDI.  Information from the Centers for Disease Control are recorded in batches, so if a death date is either the first of the month or the 15th of the month, it is probably wrong.  Dig deeper for a valid death date!

Historical Currency Conversion

Historic Southern Records on the Web

Italian Genealogy Homepage - Presents a fairly broad selection of articles and resources.

Land Claims in the Michigan Territory - Library of Congress
Many of the original land claims in the Detroit area, and the River Raisin area.

Michigan Cemeteries

Michigan County Histories - Provides 192 histories dating from 1866 to 1926 of various counties and biographies.

Mocavo.com - Genealogy Search

Monroe County, Michigan Gen Web Site - This new and ever growing site is a must visit for any genealogist researching Monroe County, Michigan.

Monroe County, Michigan, on the U.S. GenWeb - The U.S. GenWeb is a volunteer network linking genealogy sites by county and state. This site has information specific to Monroe County.

Monroe County Obituary Index

National Archives of Canada - Features several important resources for finding Canadian ancestors.

Online Michigan Death Records and Indexes - A Genealogy Records Guide

Personal Ancestry Writer II for Macs

Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario - Presents a collection of Roman Catholic churches within the Roman Catholic Diocese of London. For researchers of early Monroe or the Detroit River Region, these contacts may be of assistance to you.

Rootsweb - Has more than 200,000 subscribers to 3,000 e-mail lists about genealogy.

Rootsweb's Soundex Converter - Type in the surname and the web site calculates the soundex code for you.

Rutherford B. Hayes Library Obituary Index - Nearly 1/2 million ohio obituaries are available for researchers to search at this new site. Most of the obits originate from the northwest quarter of the state of Ohio, and date from 1830 to the present.

Seeking Michigan: Death Records - This Library of Michigan collection of Michigan death certificates features nearly 1 million records.  This statewide collection offers researchers critical information in tracking Michigan ancestors during this time period.  Information includes the decedent's birth date and place, parents' names and birthplace, cemetery name and location, and much more.

Soundex Indexing System - The Soundex coding system was developed so that you can find a surname even though it may have been recorded under various spellings.  Knowing a surname's Soundex code is an important first step in research using the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) census microfilm holdings (1880-1920).

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation - On-going project of creating a 17 million person database of Ellis Island Immigrants.

Timeglider - Put your ancestors in historical context by using timeglider. "Timeglider can quickly enhance your experience of the past." A great site for educators, students, genealogist and historians.

The UK and Ireland - A good starting point for genealogists researching the British Isles (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, and Channel Islands).  Topics of information include archives, censuses, heraldry, land, military, and vital records plus many more.

Young Immigrants to Canada - This particular site is dedicated to the organizations and individuals which brought children and young women to Canada between 1833-1935.  It also includes links, queries related to the children, and names of some of the children.

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