Familiy History Resources

By Sam Johnson
      Not since the TV mini-series "Roots" was broadcast back in 1977 has there been such an interest in genealogy and tracing one's family history.

     There seems to be several reasons for this resurgence in popularity of genealogy.
     One of these includes the large number of aging boomers who are beginning to retire and want to learn about their family background, and now have the time to do the research.

     This is coupled with the tremendous wealth of information now available on the internet, making it easy to access family history information from home. One does not have to travel to far away cemeteries or court houses, or write dozens of letters to family members and officials to get copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates, or to obtain copies of obituaries, ship manifests, military or census records.


CHECK BELOW FOR MORE INFO ON GENEALOGY & FAMILY HISTORY:

"Family Search -- Discover Your Family History"

https://www.familysearch.org/

"Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites" (regarded by many as a great collection for starters!)
http://www.cyndislist.com/

The US Gen Web Project (a volunteer effort to provide free genealogy websites)
http://usgenweb.org/

"History At Home: A Guide to Genealogy"

"The Armchair Genealogist: 50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites" (includes free & for pay site)
http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com/2010/05/progenealogists-inc-announces-50-most.html

"Family History and Genealogy: USA.Gov"
https://www.usa.gov/genealogy

National Archives Resources for Genealogists & Family Historians
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html

Ellis Island
Genealogy Learning Center
http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/genealogy_getting_started.asp




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