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Internet Research Tips & Treasures

Discussions on getting the most out of the internet for quality genealogical research - search engines, what's new, where to find great resources - your favorite tips and any great treasures you'd like to share

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Where do you find the best info online? What are you looking for? I love swapping great genealogy web sites! Start a discussion thread and lets share ideas.

I keep a toolbar of great links for internet genealogy research, and constantly add new great sites as I find them, so it is definitely a work in progress. I'm always looking for great sites to add to it and share with others. Anyone can download the toolbar for free, and you can easily uninstall it if you don't like it.

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Great new search engine

Started by Charles Donaghe. Last reply by Co Ordinator Aug 17, 2013. 3 Replies

Map Sites!

Started by tami osmer glatz. Last reply by Kurt Laidlaw Mar 3, 2010. 6 Replies

Cool Tools!

Started by tami osmer glatz. Last reply by Kurt Laidlaw Mar 3, 2010. 13 Replies

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Comment by Co Ordinator on August 17, 2013 at 9:03pm

Here is another link via Family Search its their access to some of the books they have on offer some are free to look and some have other means of locating them

Comment by Diana Beckner Belles on August 17, 2013 at 12:56pm

I can use all the help I can get as I have nothing but brick walls in the early 1800s and 1700s.

Comment by Slægtens Historie on October 13, 2011 at 1:38pm


This is how we helped Bob finding his relatives in Denmark

Comment by Erin Bradford (freeaainnc) on August 12, 2011 at 7:26am



Hi all! The State Library of NC is undergoing a project to transribe and digitize family Bibles in NC. If you are interested in helping, please see the following blog post for more information:


Please feel free to pass this information on to those who may be interested!

Comment by Cheri Hopkins on February 26, 2010 at 12:10am
Kathleen, glad this helped you! USGenWeb really is a great "tool" and so often underused. As stated before, some counties are much better than others so my advice to everyone is: don't give up if at first one does not turn out to be so great. Records on the county sites are growing each day. I also had made a great connection through it some time ago and was thrilled. Free is always good!
Comment by Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury on February 25, 2010 at 5:38pm
I just have to post here to thank Cheri Hopkins for recommending USGenWeb. There are so many places to search out there, and it seems that you can use up all your available time just trying to find a site that even has any information.

I tried USGenWeb for a family in Iowa in the late 1800s and early 1900s and not only found some great information, but also found someone else who was researching the same family. We have just begun exchanging information, and it is so exciting to see how much our combined efforts have uncovered.

Makes me want to bounce up and down and squeal with someone. So thanks, Thanks, THANKS!
Comment by Quan Pruitt on February 12, 2010 at 11:59pm
Pro Quest was the original site years ago. You could join and get CD's of diffrent information such as census, Cemetery, buy books etc. Which was great! Reasonable prices. Then Ancestery bought them and the name changed to Heritage Quest. You cannot buy CD's and other items anymore. The site is great I use it and the LDS site.
Comment by French Roots Genealogy on February 12, 2010 at 11:52am
Thanks for the information about the 'out-of-district' card offered by Mid Continent Public Library. I live in France and have been looking for something like this for a long time. Many other libraries offer e-cards, but you have to produce photo ID showing residence in the state.
French Roots Genealogy
Bordeaux, France
Comment by Photo-Phixer on February 12, 2010 at 10:18am
Hi! I am interested in the names Sineath, Love, Taylor and Deaton. I am a graphic design instructor at a local community college. I also restore damage, faded, and discolored slides and photographs. If you wanted to spread the word, tastefully, what would you do? Feedback welcome! Thank you all
Comment by Cheri Hopkins on February 8, 2010 at 2:43am
Are you looking for access for Heritage Quest which I think is a ProQuest holding of sorts? Access to Heritage Quest data bases is what is offered by most libraries. If your library does not have it available with your library card, there are others that do. Mid Continent Public Library, Independence MO offers an out of state library card for 20.00. You also get free access to all their other genealogy data bases too, including Genealogy Bank which you otherwise pay for separately also. It is a very good deal. I am surprised your library does not offer Heritage Quest as most do. Contact me and I will tell you how to get the card from Mid Continent if you are interested and this is what you are looking for. Cheri---

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