Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GENEALOGY

Well Thomas has gone and done it again. Coming up with yet another great site for all us who are doing genealogy. This site is great for those just beginning and who want to expand their reaches into the family tree~

I give it a whole 5***** stars out of 5!

in reference to: Genealogy Presentations | High-Definition Genealogy (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TOOLS 4 Genealogy

great site for help with Ethnic/ immigrants heritrage. Breaking through the brick walls. Downloads for charts, forms and templates aids. Bookstore, Soundex Code Generator, Resource Guide, along with other things are what makes this site one you would want to bookmark

in reference to: Toolkit--Family Tree Magazine (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

the 50 States

...and EveryThing U Want to know . Huge listing of anything and every thing about the states.

Capitals, Map, Birds, Flags, News , Songs, etc

Common wealths and Territories

Links to Sites 4 Teachers, Area Codes, Biography Directory, Schools/Colleges/University Directory

Current Events and News Headlines

Facts and Trivia, City Guides

and much more...

in reference to: 50states.com - States and Capitals (view on Google Sidewiki)

MOTTOS & NICKNAMES of all 50 States

Fun, interesting, informative

in reference to: State Mottoes of the 50 States (view on Google Sidewiki)

State / Local Government websites

click a state, topic, local government...if chosing the cities of the counties, not all counties will list 'ALL the cities.

There is alot to chose from,

in reference to: IN Local Government: State and Local Government on the Net (view on Google Sidewiki)

National Association of Counties

Pick the state, go to the county, lots of info, resourses and links

in reference to: NACo | Find a County (view on Google Sidewiki)

Counties witnin the USA states

click a state ( I took Indiana), then the county (which was Pike county).

Gives quick Links at the left side of page.
Info on the county, with snapshot of the income status of said county.

This INDIANA page for Pke County has a box for Listed places such as Communites and Libraries (3 of them)

Census / Demographics

Map showing where the county is located within the state. And the county web site.

Ancestry and Family History directing you to the county page on GenWeb.

has Local / Community Guides

Record Searches / Databases
and more....

in reference to: Pike County, Indiana County Information - ePodunk (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK?

Once you have read this blog post, you really shouldn't have any reason NOT to dig into your family roots.

NOT EXPENSIVE!
#1~ Join a Genealogical Society
(Still have to do this one myself)

#2Check out the local public / university Libraries.
(The local Library is where I got started. Go to the Genealogy section , just look around , up and down the rows of books. Check out the computer stations~which most will have a FREE hook up to ANCESTRY.com. )

#3 Check out the LDS Family History Libraries.
(find on close by from the FAMILY.ORG site.

#4 CYNDISLIST is one of the best sites out there for resourses and links of all kinds. I do believe that almost EVER person out there doing genealogy has used this site as a starting point and still with her today!

Most of the online reasearch is free, so you can get pretty deep into your family roots and not spending a penny !

NOT TIME CONSUMING!
#1 the time factor~why, just start with one person and go from there. I started with my dad at the time of his death back in Dec. 2005. and now have gone back about 12 generations just the SARGENT pedigree.

#2 Don't bite off more than you can chew~take small bite size portions. Everyone starts with the "spoon size" method. Just take is slow. As you grow and hunger more , the wanting will come around.

in reference to: No Time No Money for Genealogy? | Luxegen Genealogy and Family History (view on Google Sidewiki)