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Online Databases << Genealogy and Technology <<

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Online Databases Guide

Online Databases
What's In Them Where to Find Them How to Use Them***
Almost always include:
  • Names and some additional information (e.g., date, place, spouse, etc.) of a collection of people
  • Ability to search by name, place and/or other keywords
  • Information about the original source

  • May also include:
  • Any of a variety of details about the people found in the database
  • Scanned images of original documents or photos
  • For a list of searchable databases by category: http://CyndisList.com/database.htm

    Sites Housing Multiple, Searchable Databases: http://www.Rootsweb.com

    http://www.familysearch.org

    http:/www.Ancestry.com

    http://www.genealogy.com

    http://www.familytreemaker.com

    Sampling of Specialized Sites:
    SSDI
    Census Records
    Religious Records
    Military Records
    Cemetery Records
    Immigration Records
    Land Records
    Vital Records
    Newspapers

  • To find information about your ancestors in compiled resources (to be confirmed by searching original sources)
  • To speed your research by searching indexes of original sources (e.g., census, military)
  • To find submitters to contact and share information with
  • To find others with your surname of interest in your area of interest (e.g., SSDI)
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    *** Please share your suggestions for other uses of information found in family records here

    For more information on these important records, be sure to catch the Computer Records episode of Ancestors on your local PBS station.

     
     
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