Genealogy in the Age of Technology - More advanced genealogy talk covering commercial products such as Ancestry.com as well as quality free sites like FamilySearch.org. Also covers social media use in genealogy.
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1860-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The Family History Archive is a collection of published genealogy and family history books. The archive includes histories of families, county and local histories, how-to books on genealogy, genealogy magazines and periodicals (including some international), medieval books (including histories and pedigrees), and gazetteers. It also includes some specialized collections such as the Filipino card collection and the “Liahona Elders Journal.” The books come from the collections of the FamilySearch Family History Library, the Allen County Public Library, the Houston Public Library – Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, the Mid-Continent Public Library – Midwest Genealogy Center, the BYU Harold B. Lee Library, the BYU Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library.
98 million grave records as of May 2013. You can search by cemetery or name. You can also sign up and add graves.
The world’s largest free genealogy search engine, Mocavo.com, provides genealogists access to the best free genealogy content on the web including billions of names, dates and places worldwide. Mocavo.com seeks to index and make searchable all of the world’s free genealogy information. While Mocavo.com discovers new sites every day, some of the existing sites searchable on Mocavo.com include genealogy message boards, family trees, state and local historical societies, the Library of Congress, National Archives, Ellis Island, Find A Grave, the Internet Archive, various U.S. state archives, and many tens of thousands of genealogy sites built by individuals. Similar to other search engines, Mocavo.com honors site owners by linking directly to their content.
Genealogy Using Today's Technology
Genealogy & Local History Librarian
Plymouth District Library
Commercial genealogy products on today’s
Sampling the best of the free sites…
Age of digital publishing – books and blogs
Role of social networking in genealogy.
Genealogy on mobile devices.
Largest commercial genealogy
product on the market today.
Over 7,000 databases and 200
billion images, including 15
countries outside of the U.S.
This includes censuses, vital
records, immigration records,
family histories, military records,
court and legal documents, city
directories, photos, maps, and
Ancestry.com ~ Personal – You get Leaves!
•Over 11 billion searchable records.
•Over 44 million family trees
•Over 185 million photos, stories and
documents in family trees.
More than 50 million pages of
Documents relating to the
Revolutionary War, Civil
War, WWI, WWII, and U.S.
Some city directories &
Owned by Ancestry…focus on
28,000 digitized book
titles, including early family
histories and local histories.
PERSI index of over 2 million
genealogy & local history
Census images 17901940, but not all fully
Revolutionary War Pension
files & Bounty-Land Warrant
Formerly New England
Primary focus is on New
England area and New York
Personal histories, town
histories, vital records &
digitized books such as The
Great Migration set.
subscribe – By the
month is $24.95.
Has a distinct British
Isles / Australia focus.
Wide collection of
British newspapers and
UK Parish Records.
coverage to U.S. and
20 Million Irish family history
Birth, Death, Marriage and
Gravestone records which are
not available anywhere else.
It costs €15.00 to view a
Pricing: €25.00 - (175
credits plus 175 free pages
of search results) - Bulk
€45.00 - (350 credits plus
350 free pages of search
results) - Bulk Saving
has 215 million
and death records
covering over 320 years
from over 6,500
Currently running a
special - $55.95 for a
year’s subscription, but
also can pay by the
New York Times Historic
◦ – dates include from 1851 through 2004.
◦ - full images, keyword searchable.
Detroit Free Press Historic
◦ - dates include 1831 through 1922.
◦ - full images, keyword searchable.
Castle Garden - information on 11 million
Ellis Island – Search by passenger’s name or by
immigrants from 1820 through 1892 – New York
name of ship – New York City
Chronicling America – from Library of Congress
& Nat’l Endowment for Humanities (6,025,474
newspaper pages available)
History Archive – 36,000 digitized items
from a variety of libraries
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
- 327,218+ links for family history!
GenWeb Project - http://usgenweb.org/
“Keeping Internet Genealogy Free”
Organized by state and then by county. Content
quality varies significantly!
RootsWeb – supported by Ancestry.com
The world's largest online genealogy community with over 17 Million
posts on more than 161,000 boards.
GenForum - part of Genealogy.com
◦ Search by locality, by topic or by surname
Post queries or answers to other’s queries.
Free services, but may lead to fee-based areas.
FamilySearch Research Wiki -
Genealogy Blog ~ http://www.genealogyblog.com/
Re-connect with distant relatives or those
who share common interests.
Find Facebook versions of popular
Family Tree Magazine
A passion for blogging about genealogy and
genealogical adventurer who loves to solve
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Check with library or archives to see if you can use
a camera or hand scanner. Depending on the age
and condition of materials, you may be able to
If so, a handheld scanner, a smartphone with a
camera, a tablet with a built-in camera, or a digital
camera are good tools to have.
Smart phone with GPS is handy for taking photos in
cemeteries since you can then document them
Reunion for iPad - $14.99 – must already have
Reunion 9.0 or 10.0 on your Mac.
Ancestry for iPad – free – connect to your
FamViewer for iPhone - $9.99 – GEDCOM viewer
GedView for iPhone - $3.99 – GEDCOM viewer
BillionGraves Camera App – free
MyHeritage app for Android or IOS – used with
Mobile FamilyTree Pro - $14.99 for IOS (Apple
Digital Collections will continue to be
FamilySearch volunteers make more vital
Portable devices replace desktops so better
genealogy apps will appear on market.
Online publishing of family history books
makes it easy for everyone to put info out
there – some good…some not!