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Genealogy Tips and Links

This group was created for anyone who would like to add a link , or a tip for anything to do with genealogy. I really would like to get as many free tips , or sites as we could. However, I know there are some great pay sites out there for research.

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Started by Sue McCormick. Last reply by Paul Drake Nov 26, 2009. 2 Replies

yu might try this when searching census records

Started by patsy adkins. Last reply by Carldine H. (Martin) Van Allen Oct 26, 2009. 13 Replies

Google/Google Books

Started by Kate Steere. Last reply by Kate Steere Aug 18, 2009. 7 Replies

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Comment by Judy Schneider on September 3, 2009 at 3:06am
There seems to be a legal problem regarding the Drouin Quebec Church records and Ancestry's authority to offer those records. As a result Ancestry has pulled those records for the time being. This may or may not be permanent. Ancestry has not given any information out to its subscribers.

In the mean-time here is a link to the LDS Drouin Quebec Church records. Access is free; however, the years covered seem to end at 1899. I haven't checked out ever Church but those that I have end at 1899.

Also, these records are not digitally indexed. Most of the Church records do have their own index either at the beginning of the year or, more commonly, at the end of the year. I guess it is better than having no access. Here is that link...;s=waypointsOnly;w=0;p=waypoint
Comment by Joann Hoff on August 20, 2009 at 12:00pm
Using a research log is definitely something I must train myself to do! I know without a doubt that I've done duplicate (or probably triplicate or more!) work more times than I'd like to admit.

Another tip is to file documentation consitently and promptly. That act in itself should help prevent some of the duplicate work.

Comment by Dae Powell on August 20, 2009 at 9:33am
"How do you discipline yourself to keep that log?" The question contains the answer, doesn't it? LOL. It is conditioning through constant practice until it becomes second nature, like blinking. It doesn't have to be complicated to be effective. You can do it in NotePad or any editor. You can make a more formalized template, then copy it to a blank file, and fill it as needed.

The main thing is that you use it. Develop the habit and you'll see how much more productive your time becomes.

Happy Dae·
Comment by Dae Powell on August 19, 2009 at 5:11pm
Hi Norma:
You can also return to the earlier sites by pulling down your Browser's History list. It is usually a down pointing triangle next to your Browser's URL input box.

Sometimes I just open a blank document and Copy/Paste the URL from the browser into the document. Then I add a wee note reminding me WHY l liked that site and WHEN I visited it.

Happy Dae·
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Comment by Norma Lawson on August 19, 2009 at 4:57pm
My favorite tip is to write down where you are searching on the internet so if you wander off site you can get back to where you were. It's easy to get caught up in exploring and forget where you looked.
Comment by Susan Turner on August 19, 2009 at 4:42pm
Busy working Debbie! Plan to check them out this weekend and see what goodies I may find.
Comment by Teri Gauvin on August 7, 2009 at 11:17am
Marilyn, if you need help with Googling, check out the Genealogy Gems podcast at, Lisa does a fantastic job on Googling as well as alot of other things. GL in your search.
Comment by Susan Turner on August 2, 2009 at 8:41pm
Thanks Sue Geiger, appreciate the website, I will check it out!
Comment by Sue Lederer Geiger on August 2, 2009 at 8:37pm
In response to Susan Turner's question about a source for the Mexican War.Try the Aztec Club of 1847. You can search their records for your ancestor.My 3rd great grandfather was a surgeon who served in that war,and I found him listed.
Comment by Brenda K. Wolfgram Moore on July 31, 2009 at 12:15pm
If you cannot find a marriage for someone you can try: checking the newspapers for 25th and 50th 60th etc.. anniversary articles. Time consuming if you only know a year but many now days have indexes to newspapers.

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