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FOR BEGINNERS
Gen-Newbie Home Page http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~newbie/
Gen-Newbie Resources http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~newbie/GEN-NEWBIE-GENE-RESOURCES.htm
Genealogy 101 http://genealogy.about.com
Genealogy Classes Online http://www.genealogy.com/genehelp.html
Getting Started http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/how_to_make_a_family_tree
   
general aids  
Free Genealogy Charts of All Types http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
/~ruthann/charts/chartsrecbooks.htm
Finding Treasures in the U. S. Census http://www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/uscensus.html
Deciphering Old Handwriting http://www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/oldhand.html
How to Do Tombstone Rubbings http://www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/t_stone.html
   
COMPREHENSIVE AND DIRECTORY SITES
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet http://www.CyndisList.com
Genealogy.com http://www.genealogy.com
RootsWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
USGenWeb Project
Links to state genealogy sites
http://www.usgenweb.org
   
MAJOR SEARCH SITES  
FamilySearch
Search engine for LDS (Mormon) databases
https://www.familysearch.org
Ancestry.com
There is some free information available without a subscription. Subscription areas are available through "My Library's Databases" page as Ancestry Library Edition. But it may only be accessed at a library.
http://www.ancestry.com
Family Tree Maker Family Finder http://www.genealogy.com/ifftop.html
Social Security Death Index http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693
Genealogy Gateway to the Web http://www.gengateway.com
ROOTS-L Mailing List Home Page http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/
   
LOCAL AND LOUISIANA SITES
New Orleans Bee http://nobee.jplibrary.net/
New Orleans Public Library Genealogy Links http://nutrias.org/~nopl/links/genlinks/genlinks.htm
NOPL Guide to Genealogical Materials http://nutrias.org/~nopl/guides/genguide/gguide4.htm
NOPL African American Genealogy Sources http://nutrias.org/~nopl/guides/black.htm
NOPL New Orleans City Archives Finding Aids and Inventories http://nutrias.org/~nopl/inv/invlist.htm
NOPL Orleans Parish Civil and Criminal Courts Finding Aids, Inventories and Indexes Page http://nutrias.org/~nopl/inv/courts.htm
LaGen Web Project http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lagenweb/
Searching for Your Louisiana Ancestors
Virginia Rogers Smith’s guide to microfilm and other genealogy resources available at the Louisiana State Library
http://www.state.lib.la.us/empowerlibrary/ancestors20031.pdf
Louisiana.gov
Louisiana's official Web site
http://www.louisiana.gov/
Louisiana Clerks of Court
Names, addresses & phone numbers of clerks of court in each Louisiana parish
http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/courts.htm
Roots-L Louisiana Page http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/USA/la.html
Saint Domingue http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
~saintdomingue/S-D%20Opening%20Page.htm
French-Canadian Surnames
From the American-French Genealogical Society
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~afgs/index1.html
   
general resources
NARA Genealogy Page (National Archives & Records Administration)
Lists publications and microfilm available
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html
Public Records Database http://www.netronline.com/public_records.htm
Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
“Free coverage of the genealogy world in a nutshell"; compiled and maintained by Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr.
http://www.academic-genealogy.com
The Olive Tree Genealogy http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml
1930 Census Official Page http://www.archives.gov/research/census/1930/
1940 Census Official Page http://1940census.archives.gov
   
red arrow indexes and lists  
   
Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
NOPL Index to Marriage Notices in the Daily Picayune, 1837-1857 http://archives.nolalibrary.org/~nopl/info/
louinfo/newsmarr/newsmarr.htm
Obituary search
Times Picayune
January 1972- 1978
www.jplibrary.net/obit/ObitSearch.asp
The New Orleans Advocate Obituaries
Last 180 days only
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/
The Times-Picayune Obituaries
Last 180 days only
http://obits.nola.com/obituaries/nola/
Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths:England and Wales http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
Obituary Daily Times
Index of published obituaries
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/
Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA
   
Passenger Lists  
Ellis Island Records
Record of immigrants entering through Ellis Island from 1892-1924
http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/
Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild http://www.immigrantships.net/
   
Cemetery Records  
Interment.net
Cemetery Transcription Library
http://interment.net
USGenWeb Project, Louisiana Archives Index, Orleans Parish http://usgwarchives.net/la/orleans.htm
Historic New Orleans Cemetery Lafayette #1 http://lafayettecemetery.org
Chalmette National Cemetery http://www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-national-cemetery.htm
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/
African-American Cemeteries Online http://www.prairiebluff.com/aacemetery/index.htm
   
Miscellaneous Lists  
NOPL Land Records http://nutrias.org/%7E~nopl/guides/genguide/landrecords.htm
Searchable Database of Land Records http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/landrecords/
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
   
red arrow specialized sites  
   
Guillory Family Genealogy Forum http://www.genforum.com/guillory
AfriGeneas: African Ancestored Genealogy http://www.afrigeneas.com
Christine’s Genealogy Website
Links for African-American genealogy
http://ccharity.com
Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy (1719-1820) http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/
GENUKI: United Kingdom & Ireland Genealogy
British Isles’ version of the U.S. GenWeb Project
http://www.genuki.org.uk
United Kingdom Family History Online http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/frc/familyrecords.htm
Genealogy.net
German genealogy site
http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html
Italian Genealogy Page http://www.italiangenealogy.com/
JewishGen
The Home of Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jewishgen.org/
Canada GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canwgw/
Irish GenWeb http://irelandgenealogyprojects.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Northern Ireland GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nirwgw/
Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) http://feefhs.org
Genealogy Forum Hispanic Resource Center http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Hispanic/
NativeWeb
Native American genealogy
http://www.nativeweb.org/resources/genealogy_tracing_roots_/
Selected Finding Aids Related to NARA’s World War II Holdings http://www.archives.gov/research/start/index.html
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
For U.S. and Antarctica
http://geonames.usgs.gov/
The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html
American Memory Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Digitized maps and other original sources
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
   
red arrow organizations  
   
Jefferson Genealogical Society http://www.jgs25.com
West Bank Genealogical Society http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WestBankGenealogySociety
Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lagrsno/
Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society http://www.louisianaghs.org/
Greater New Orleans Archivists http://www.gnoarchivists.org/
Jewish Genealogical Society of New Orleans http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsno/
National Genealogical Society http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
African-American Historical and Genealogical Society in Georgia
Metro Atlanta Chapter
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaaahgs/
Irish Genealogical Society, Intl. http://www.irishgenealogical.org
   
 
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