Top Ten 21st CenturyGenealogy Websites                         Thomas Jay Kemp            Director of Genealogy Products  ...
Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com• Essential Tool – Mission Critical     • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest - Facebook     • „Permanent‟ rec...
Facebook.com
Facebook.com• Essential Tool – Mission Critical  • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest - Facebook  • „Permanent‟ record si...
Facebook.com
Family Photos, Clippings
Robert & Abigail (Haskell) Starbird
Garcelon.Free.fr
Garcelon site
Site included scans of original documents
FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch.org• Essential Tool – Mission Critical   • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest -     Facebook   • „Permanent‟...
FamilySearch.org–   700 Million Digital Images–   2 billion transcribed records–   3 billion searchable name–   Census    ...
FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch: Family History Books      http://books.familysearch.org/• Your library on demand – 24/7• 40,000 genealogies ...
FamilySearch: Research Wiki      https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page• Essential Tool• Best one-stop source – ...
FamilySearch: Research Wiki https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page
Find-A-Grave        https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page•   Essential Tool•   Crowdsourced – be a part of it• ...
Find-A-Gravehttps://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page
Find-A-Gravehttps://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page
GenealogyBank.com
GenealogyBank           www.GenealogyBank.com– Best source for old newspapers on the planet!  • Newspapers – 1690 to Today...
GenealogyBank.com Newspapers                Over 6,500 Newspapers                95% of Newspapers ONLY                Fou...
Discover Your Ancestors in       Newspapers               Spanish               language, French, German               etc...
Obituaries      Largest Obituary Collection      Online      Over 219 Million Obituaries      and Death Records
Birth & Marriage Notices               Millions of Birth &               Marriage Records               Small Town and    ...
Books.Google.com
Google Book Search          http://books.google.com• Millions of books  – Over 1 million genealogies & local histories• Ca...
http://books.google.com/
http://books.google.com/
http://books.google.com/
GoogleBook Searchhttp://books.google.com
GoogleBook Searchhttp://books.google.com
GoogleBook Searchhttp://books.google.com
Archive.org
Internet Archive                   www.Archive.org• More than 3.9 million books    – Over 400,000 genealogies & local hist...
www.archive.org
Over 1,600 city directories
Over 1,600 city directories
ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov
Library of Congress Chronicling America         http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/•   Project to digitize US newspapers•  ...
Library of Congress Chronicling America      http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Pinterest.com
Pinterest                 http://pinterest.com/• Essential Tool – Mission Critical  • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest ...
Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/
Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/
Scribd.com
Scribd            http://www.scribd.com/• Put „your story‟ online• Family History  • Put your research reports online  • C...
Scribdhttp://www.scribd.com/
Scribdhttp://www.scribd.com/
Scribdhttp://www.scribd.com/
USGenWeb.org
U.S. GenWeb Project             http://usgenweb.org/• Started in 1996• Consistently valuable  • Crowdsourced  • Uneven  • ...
U.S. GenWeb Project http://usgenweb.org/
Thank YouThomas Jay KempDirector of Genealogy ProductsGenealogyBank.comFamily History Expos23 February 2013
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century
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Discover the top genealogy websites for family history research in this "Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century" PowerPoint deck.

This slide presentation lists many modern genealogy research websites that offer ample genealogical resources you can use to uncover and store information about your family tree online.

The genealogy website PPT presentation was delivered by Tom Kemp of GenealogyBank.com at the 2013 Family History Expo conference in St. George, Utah.

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Top Genealogy Websites for the 21st Century

  1. 1. Top Ten 21st CenturyGenealogy Websites Thomas Jay Kemp Director of Genealogy Products GenealogyBank.com Family History Expos 23 February 2013
  2. 2. Ancestry.com
  3. 3. Ancestry.com• Essential Tool – Mission Critical • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest - Facebook • „Permanent‟ record sites• Makes it fun & easy• Put your family history here• Begin with first generation where the couple have both passed away• Put everything you know about the family online – Hold nothing back – Photos, documents• Encourage your relatives to participate• Your tree can‟t be changed
  4. 4. Facebook.com
  5. 5. Facebook.com• Essential Tool – Mission Critical • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest - Facebook • „Permanent‟ record sites• Put your family history online• Essential for children, grandchildren - Magnet for cousins – Photos, documents – Explain why they are essential – Practical; appropriate• Connect with your extended „living‟ family
  6. 6. Facebook.com
  7. 7. Family Photos, Clippings
  8. 8. Robert & Abigail (Haskell) Starbird
  9. 9. Garcelon.Free.fr
  10. 10. Garcelon site
  11. 11. Site included scans of original documents
  12. 12. FamilySearch.org
  13. 13. FamilySearch.org• Essential Tool – Mission Critical • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest - Facebook • „Permanent‟ record sites• Keep family tree on both Ancestry & FamilySearch – keep both current• Put up everything – sources, photos
  14. 14. FamilySearch.org– 700 Million Digital Images– 2 billion transcribed records– 3 billion searchable name– Census • Federal • State Census: FL, MA, SD, WI– Vital Records • AZ, GA. ID, IL, LA, MI, PA, UT, WV, WA, WI and more– International • Census; Parish Registers; Vital Records
  15. 15. FamilySearch.org
  16. 16. FamilySearch: Family History Books http://books.familysearch.org/• Your library on demand – 24/7• 40,000 genealogies & local histories – and growing• Can search on every word• Can download page or complete book• Permanent URL• Books from many libraries, individuals• Can upload your “book” – permanent site
  17. 17. FamilySearch: Research Wiki https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page• Essential Tool• Best one-stop source – Tips, How to, Where to• Links to FamilySearch Collections; outside sources• English, German, Spanish, etc.• Books from many libraries, individuals• Like having an on call librarian 24/7
  18. 18. FamilySearch: Research Wiki https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page
  19. 19. Find-A-Grave https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page• Essential Tool• Crowdsourced – be a part of it• Also searchable through Ancestry.com• English, German, Spanish, etc.• Books from many libraries, individuals• Like having an on call librarian 24/7
  20. 20. Find-A-Gravehttps://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page
  21. 21. Find-A-Gravehttps://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page
  22. 22. GenealogyBank.com
  23. 23. GenealogyBank www.GenealogyBank.com– Best source for old newspapers on the planet! • Newspapers – 1690 to Today • Over 6,500 newspapers – All 50 States– Government Documents, Books & Reports • US Serial Set • American State Papers • US Army Register; Navy Register; etc.– Over 219 million obituaries & death records
  24. 24. GenealogyBank.com Newspapers Over 6,500 Newspapers 95% of Newspapers ONLY Found on GenealogyBank.com All 50 States, 1690 - Today Over 1.4 Billion Records
  25. 25. Discover Your Ancestors in Newspapers Spanish language, French, German etc. African American Newspapers Irish American Newspapers Small Town & Big City Papers
  26. 26. Obituaries Largest Obituary Collection Online Over 219 Million Obituaries and Death Records
  27. 27. Birth & Marriage Notices Millions of Birth & Marriage Records Small Town and Big City Newspapers Millions of Records Added Each Month
  28. 28. Books.Google.com
  29. 29. Google Book Search http://books.google.com• Millions of books – Over 1 million genealogies & local histories• Can search on every word• Can download book and retain searchability• Permanent URL• Can create your own “library” on Google Books or your own computer
  30. 30. http://books.google.com/
  31. 31. http://books.google.com/
  32. 32. http://books.google.com/
  33. 33. GoogleBook Searchhttp://books.google.com
  34. 34. GoogleBook Searchhttp://books.google.com
  35. 35. GoogleBook Searchhttp://books.google.com
  36. 36. Archive.org
  37. 37. Internet Archive www.Archive.org• More than 3.9 million books – Over 400,000 genealogies & local histories• Can search on every word• Can download book and retain searchability• Permanent URL• Books from many libraries• Can create your own “library” on your computer• Can upload your “book” – permanent site
  38. 38. www.archive.org
  39. 39. Over 1,600 city directories
  40. 40. Over 1,600 city directories
  41. 41. ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov
  42. 42. Library of Congress Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/• Project to digitize US newspapers• 5.2 million pages• 1836-1922• 26 States• Slow build
  43. 43. Library of Congress Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
  44. 44. Pinterest.com
  45. 45. Pinterest http://pinterest.com/• Essential Tool – Mission Critical • Ancestry – FamilySearch – Pinterest - Facebook • „Permanent‟ record sites• Organize the photos of your family history• Create „Boards‟ • Towns where they lived • Heirlooms • Photos describing an event • Photos that tell their story • Generally not for personal/portrait photos
  46. 46. Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/
  47. 47. Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/
  48. 48. Scribd.com
  49. 49. Scribd http://www.scribd.com/• Put „your story‟ online• Family History • Put your research reports online • Change & Update - often• Every word searchable – Google, Bing etc.• Make your family history easy to find
  50. 50. Scribdhttp://www.scribd.com/
  51. 51. Scribdhttp://www.scribd.com/
  52. 52. Scribdhttp://www.scribd.com/
  53. 53. USGenWeb.org
  54. 54. U.S. GenWeb Project http://usgenweb.org/• Started in 1996• Consistently valuable • Crowdsourced • Uneven • Changed & Updated - often• Feels like yesterday – but you need it today
  55. 55. U.S. GenWeb Project http://usgenweb.org/
  56. 56. Thank YouThomas Jay KempDirector of Genealogy ProductsGenealogyBank.comFamily History Expos23 February 2013
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