Northland Genealogical Society
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Video presentations from 45 minutes to an hour on various genealogy subjects, such as, The Reconstructions Era: Refugees, Claims and Conscription, Early Census Records, Finding Ethnic Origins and Passenger Arrival Records, Passports and others. You do not need to have an Ancestry account to see these videos.
This is a very helpful blog. It covers the leading "s", abbreviations, numbers and other issues with the old handwriting.
There are many historical and genealogical societies throughout the state that work to document the history of a particular town or region. Often the resources held by local and regional institutions are not available anywhere else making these institutions a valuable source for research. The Directory of Local Historical Societies, Museums, and Genealogical Societies in Missouri provides researchers the opportunity to locate or search the online resources of these institutions.
Large on-line family history resource database. Fee for private use. There is a free version at your public library. You can sign up for a free account which allows you to post your family tree and to see your DNA results. The DNA kit varies in price throughout the year from $59 to $99.
Lists the categories on the Federal Census for 1790 to 1930 along with a map of the U.S. in each census year. Be sure to explore the other links listed, such as, enumeration districts.
Many states conducted their own census enumeration. Often it fell about midway between the federal census enumeration. If available, the 1885 census would help with the missing information from the destoryed 1890 census. This site lists all of the states and what they have available. Some are available on-line.
This is the official on-line site for the 1940 Census.
Here is another helpful site for using the 1940 census. Completely indexed.
A helpful chart that explains the copyright law.
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Site provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon). Searchable by name. Searchable databases and digitized books. The site is free. Information on living persons is not displayed. You can put your family tree on this site along with documents and pictures. There seems to be no limit. This is a way for cousins to add to what you have. The further back you go, the more likely someone else has already entered the information, especially for ancestors in the U.S.
Millions of names. All are linked to a specific cemetery. Easily searchable by name or by cemetery. Some memorials have pictures of the grave stone, of the individual, an obituary or some facts about the person, and links to parents, spouse and children (if deceased). Names are added daily.
Located in Independence, Missouri, it is a large, public facility with extensive collections of genealogical material and staff to provide help. It is part of the Mid-Continent Library System.
This is the Genealogical section of the website. It has online databases of birth and death records, soldiers and judicial records.
Kathleen Brandt has done extensive work with military records. This blog summarizes the content of her talk to our society on 11/5/2011.
Papers of the Federal Government; especially Iowa, Kansas, Missorui and Nebraska; immigration records, military records, pension and bounty-land warrant application; Federal population censuses.
Home site for free genealogical sites in every state and every county within a state. Some have a great deal of information; others have a meagre amount.
Eight months after the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South, the Compensated Emancipation Act, signed in April 1862, freed the slaves in Washington, D.C. The remimbursement petitions showed the names, ages, histories and descriptions of 3,000 African Americans.