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The next five links are to commercial sites. These
five are the ones we consider tops in the USA... in terms of
being useful. And, like most commercial sites on the Web, including
our own, they give away some super useful goodies in hopes you'll
also purchase some of their wares while you're visiting.
Family Tree Maker is the publisher of one of the
best selling genealogical software programs available... appropriately
named, "Family Tree Maker."
Everton Genealogy is probably the oldest commercial
company of its type. It has been around since the early 1940s
and offers some real goodies... free as well as for a price.
Lineages, Inc. is another old line research company
who is now online with some very interesting material.
The following company was among the first to put
genealogical material on CD-ROMS. They are probably now overshadowed
in that field by Family Tree Maker, but Automated is still in
there fighting for marketshare... and in the process giving away
Here's another commercial site which gives away
lots of good information.
Most of the sites we give you on this page are
absolutely packed with facts... data resources to help you trace
your family tree. The following site is a little different. Its
main purpose is to show you how to trace your family tree.
If you're a beginner in this fascinating pursuit... this is one
of the first places on the World Wide Web you should visit.
When you start serious research into your family
tree, you're going to need to know things like in what county
a certain town or village is located. You'll also need to know
where to write and how much money to send for copies of birth
certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, wills, court
records, etc. The following site will give you those valuable
facts, plus hundreds more... all free and at the click of your
The following commercial site has a very extensive
listing of U.S. census records and offers to do lookups for $10
per search. We've never used them, but if anyone does, will you
please share your experience with us. Thanks!
There is lots of good research material and links
at the following site.
The following site is the home page of Richard
Eastman. Richard publishes a weekly newletter on genealogy which
you will find very informative and helpful. This guy "covers
the waterfront" in everything to do with searching family
trees and family history.
If you even "suspect" you have any Native
American heritage in your background, you will do well to visit
the following comprehensive site.
Here is another reliable, old line publisher of
genealogy materials who now has a great Web Site.
At the Roots Search Engines below is where you
will find the "RSL" or "Roots Surname Lists."
You can search for the surnames of interest to you among the
scads already submitted by others... then email the submitter
for more information.
Matthew Helm is an individual who has maintained
a very helpful site about genealogy for several years now. It
just keeps getting better and better. You'll do well to visit
You'll find several excellent links at the following
site. Also, a sample of the 1880 U.S. census.
If you have ancestors who lived anywhere in the
"Old South", this library probably has something to
The following folks are the guardians of our national historical
treasures. We haven't found their site among the most helpful
yet. The National Archives recently, however, gained funding
to digitize and make available online zillions of the abundance
of records they hold. Watch this site for help in the near future.
Here is one of the most comprehensive listing
we've seen for Genealogy Books, CD-ROMS, etc.
Here is a super Web Site by the "Mother"
of all U.S. genealogical societies.
And then... the "Grandmother" of all
Following is one of the most amazing databases
available on the Internet. It is courtesy of the U.S. Geological
Survey and will give you information on any feature... city,
county, state... in the U.S.
Here is a map generator site which will "blast"
you a map for any address in the USA. It's excellent when you
know a street address, but not how to find something.
Ancestral Findings has some very extensive and useful databases
you may search. You are limited, however, to researching only
two individuals per day on their site.
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