Monday, September 7, 2009
Free Genealogy Tools: Our Story So Far
A quick recap.
The Free Genealogy Tools blog is devoted to discovering genealogy resources that are free, high-quality, and not always well-known, even to aficionados of family history research. Here's what we've highlighted so far:
Google News Archives -- 300 Years of Free Newspaper Articles
Immigration Records from Ellis Island, Castle Garden, etc.
SSDI -- More than 80 million death records
Free Civil War Military Records
FamilySearch.org from the Mormons
Free Newspaper Archives and Historical Articles
Free World War II Military Records
Medieval Soldier Military Records (That's right...Knights!)
Millions of Family History Records from Canada
Immigrants from Europe
New York City Family History
National Gravesite Locator for Veterans
World War I and World War II British Commonwealth Deaths
Search Millions of Ancestor Records in an Instant (with free Census info, to boot)
Search 35 Million Grave, Burial, and Cemetery Records for Free
Half a *billion* free records from Ancestry.com, at WorldConnect
Five Centuries of British Family History Records
Proceedings of the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London
Finding Free Obituaries
Finding People Who Are Still Living
Searching for Family History in Old Books, Online and For Free
Some Civil War Genealogy Resources You May Not Know About
Family History in Free Online Photo and Film Archives: Part I
What's In a Name? More Than You Think!
Some Military Family History Resources That You May Not Know About
Family History Grab Bag!
The Painful-Yet-Worthwhile Making of America
Family History Research at the National Archives: More Online Than You Know
Free Lexis-Nexis for Family History Research
Anacleto Ebooks: Worth a Look for a Quick Family History Search
How Popular Are You? (In a Family History Sense, That Is)
What the Bourne Identity Can Tell You About Your Family History (Really!)
Happy Birthday, Ancestors
Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
The Family History Archives at BYU
Searching Ships Passenger Lists
Forces Reunited: Searching UK Military Records
Visit the main page of Free Genealogy Tools for more, umm, free genealogical tools.
And don't forget to also check for your family history at Ancestry.com and NewspaperArchive.com.These are subscription databases, but they are among the most powerful research tools available for looking into family roots.