Let's Discuss It 9-26-2009

 

Agenda Items:

 

1.         Did anyone attend FGS in Little Rock?

 

2.         Register for FTM 2010 Webinar for Sept 30 7PM CST:

http://ftmuser.blogspot.com/2009/09/free-family-tree-maker-2010-online.html

 

3.         TNGS Classes and events:

The TNGS Intro To Family Tree Maker class will be repeated 7PM Tuesday October 6th.

Oct 17th is the Quarterly TNGS Meeting at 10AM

The next Let's Discuss It is Saturday October 24th at 10AM

Looking for Census Records will be taught Thursday October 29 10:30AM -12:00PM

Veteran's Day Seminar is Saturday November 7 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM with topics:

            WW1 the Western Front

            Finding American Ancestor's Military Records

            Using DNA in your Family History Research

            Lineage Organizations - Their Purpose

Let's Discuss It Saturday 10 AM November 21

Let's Discuss It Satuday 10 AM December 12

 

4.         Some discussion items from our own Let's Discuss It folks:

Same Jobe:  GetDropBox       http://www.getdropbox.com/tour

Other big file transfer sites:  http://email.about.com/od/sendbigfilesviaemail/tp/send_big_files.htm

Derek Johnston:  iLife/iPhoto face recognition

Derek Johnston:  DNA testing - process

 

5.         Links you might find useful:

 

If you've been waiting for the 1928 to 1930 Georgia death certificates, they're available online now.  Only problem is that they're not yet indexed:  http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/nondeath.php

 

Are you a Melungeon researcher?  There's now a DNA project that's being used in conjuction with traditional research methods to try and solve the mystery of the heritage of this group:  http://www.jgoins.com/core_melungeon.htm

 

Library resource links:

Germantown Public Library databases:  http://www.germantown-library.org/reference.htm

Memphis Public Library Genealogy Databases:  http://www.memphislibrary.org/databases/subjects/genealogy

Collierville Library Databases:  http://www.collierville.com/resources/search-library-online-databases

 

Tennessee State Library and Archives:

Tennessee Genealogical Society:  http://www.tngs.org/

Tennessee State Library Collections:  http://www.tn.gov/tsla/Collections.htm

Tennessee State Library Newspaper Collection:  http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm

Tennessee State Library Genealogy Resources:  http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/guides/guide05.htm

Tennessee State Library available Microfilm Reels:  http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/preservation/microfilmindex.htm

 

Footnote has a great collection of city directories and newspapers:  http://www.footnote.com/

Here's a Footnote Webinar:  http://blog.footnote.com/the-worlds-first-footnote-webinar/

 

Past Family Tree Maker Webinars:  http://www.familytreemaker.com/About/Webinars.aspx

 

Family Search Collections:  http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=-1

 

Family Tree Magazine 101 Best Web Sites 2009:  http://www.familytreemagazine.com/101for2009

 

Scottish Burials:  http://www.deceasedonline.com/

 

Shelby county archives & test site.     http://shelbytest.bisonline.com

                                                New archives: 980A Nixon Drive.

                                    The regular Shelby County Register of Deeds Site:  http://www.register.shelby.tn.us/

Information on changes coming in familysearch.org:

FamilySearch Alpha:  http://labs.familysearch.org/blog/?p=110

Current FamilySearch site:  http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

FamilySearch Record Search Pilot:  http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start

A quick look at the new FamilySearch Alpha:  http://www.geneamusings.com/2009/06/my-first-look-at-familysearch-alpha.html

 

My personal STATE Links.  I've actually found data useful in my research on these sites:

 

50states.com - States and Capitals     http://www.50states.com/

AL - ADAH Databases          http://www.archives.state.al.us/dataindex.html

All - Death Indexes all states              http://www.deathindexes.com/

All - Digital Collections          http://oedb.org/library/features/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives#local

All - Public Records    http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/

AR - Archives             http://www.ark-ives.com/?sssdmh=dm13.183131

AR - Marriages           This is on Ancestry.com which is a "pay site", but free from library:  http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4383

AZ - Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates          http://genealogy.az.gov/

CA - California Death Records Rootsweb     http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi

CA - California Deaths, 1940 - 1997  http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/caldeaths

CA - Death Records   http://www.deathindexes.com/california/index.html

CA - Los Angeles Times_ Archives   http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/advancedsearch.html

CA - Newspapers        http://cdnc.ucr.edu/

CA - Vital Records     http://www.genealogybranches.com/california.html

FL - Marriage Records            http://www.genwed.com/state/flgen.htm

GA - Georgia Death Certificates        http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/gadeaths.php

IA - State Census        http://iagenweb.org/census/

IL - Chicago Polish Death Records - Dziennik Chicagoski               http://www.pgsa.org/dzien9029.php

IL - Chicago Tribune Archives           http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/advancedsearch.html

IL - ChicagoAncestors.org     http://www.chicagoancestors.org/

IL - Cook County Illinois       http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/

IL - Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database          http://www.ilsos.gov/genealogy/

IL - Illinois Marriages, 1763-1900      http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/ilmarriages

IL - Illinois State Archives Databases            http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html

KS - Kansas Memory  http://www.kansasmemory.org/

KY - Land Office Databases  http://sos.ky.gov/land/search/

LA - Archives             http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/53/Default.aspx

MA - Archives            http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/SearchWelcome.html

MA - Vital Records                http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Online_Vital_Records_Research_Guide

MA - Vital Records Search    http://www.sec.state.ma.us/vitalrecordssearch/VitalRecordsSearch.aspx

MI - Deaths (1867 - 1897)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1452402

MI - Family History Network             http://mifamilyhistory.org/

MI - Michigan Births (1867 - 1902)   http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm

MI - Michigan Marriages (1868 - 1925)                     http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1452395

MN - Birth & Death Indexes              http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm

MN - Vital Records                http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/index.htm

MO - Missouri - St. Louis Probate Court Digitization Project_ 1802 - 1900            http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/default.asp#search

MO - Missouri State Archives - Death Records Certificates            http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

MO - SOS, Missouri - State Archives Archival Holdings                  http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/resources.asp

MO- Pre 1910 Births and Deaths       http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/

NJ - NJDARM Archives Catalog       http://www.njarchives.org/links/catalog.html

NJ - The Olive Tree Genealogy New Jersey Census Records            http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/usa/nj/njcensus.shtml

Northeastern Genealogy Online         http://www.familyhistory101.com/states.html

NY - Civil War           http://iarchives.nysed.gov/CivilWarWeb/search.jsp

NY - Death Records   http://www.deathindexes.com/newyork/

NY - Historic Newspaper_ Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online (1841-1902)                     http://eagle.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/Default/Skins/BEagle/Client.asp?Skin=BEagle

NY - New York Times Article Archive - New York Times            http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/nytarchive.html

NY - Newspaper archives       http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

NY - NY Archives                  http://www.usgwarchives.org/ny/nyfiles.htm

NY - NY GenWeb                  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/

NY - NY Naturalization Records       http://www.genealogybranches.com/m1674.html

NY - NY Times          http://www.nytimes.com/

OH - Death Records 1908 - 1953            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1307272

OK - Ottawa County Oklahoma Library                    http://www.miami.lib.ok.us/contact1.htm

OR - Jackson County Genealogy Library       http://www.rvgslibrary.org/

PA - Pennsylvania Genealogy Resources For Family History Research            http://www.kindredtrails.com/pennsylvania.html

PA - Philadelphia City Death Certs (1803 - 1915)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1320976

SC - Lexington Co Probate Ct Estate                        http://www.lex-co.com/Departments/probatecourt/Index_000.html

SC - LowCountry Africana                http://lowcountryafricana.net/Default.asp

SC - Old Newberry District Chapter of South Carolina Genealogical Society                      http://www.newberry.scgen.org/

SC - Online Archives  http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

Southeastern Genealogy Online         http://www.familyhistory101.com/states.html

The USGenWeb Project         http://usgenweb.org/

TN - Online Newspaper Directory - Tennessee Newspapers            http://www.genealogybuff.com/np/tennessee_newspapers.htm

TX - Anderson County Texas GenWeb Project         http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/

TX - Births, 1926-1995           http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/txbirths

TX - Dallas County Texas Archives   http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jwheat/

TX - Military (and other) Records from TSL             http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/genfirst.html

TX - Texas Death Index (1964 - 1998)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1375599

TX - Texas Deaths (1890 - 1976)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1320964

TX- Bowie County Cemeteries          http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkusa/Cemeteries/bowiecem.html

UT - Utah Death Certs (1904 - 1956)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1004924;p=collectionDetails

VA - 1790 - 1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia        http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/

VA - The Library of Virginia Site Index                    http://www.lva.virginia.gov/siteIndex.asp

VT - Vermont Cemetery Lists            http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/4868/VTCem/

VT - VERMONTGATEWAY                       http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/VERMONTGATEWAY.html

WA - Wash. Death Certs (1907 - 1960)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1454923;p=collectionDetails

WI - Marshfield area index     http://209.94.183.10/website/services_vdb.htm

WV - West Virginia Vital Research Records             http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

WV - WV Births (1853 - 1930)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417341;p=collectionDetails

WV - WV Deaths (1853 - 1970)            http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417434;p=collectionDetails

WV - WV Marriages (1853 - 1970)             http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1408729;p=collectionDetails