Genealogy, Social Media & Tools
CANADA - AUTOMATED GENEALOGY
Access free census indexes for the 1851, 1901, 1906 and 1911 censuses of Canada, linked directly to an image of the original census page on the Web site of Library and Archives Canada. Transcription, proof reading, and linking of these census indexes is all done by volunteers and no registration or payment is required to view the index.
ENGLAND - KENT GENEALOGY
This site is an excellent resource for genealogy in the County of Kent, England.
It includes many indexes and transcripts containing over 90,000 names and over 350 links to other useful sites.
ENGLAND AND IRELAND - GEN GUIDE
Providing beginners and experience family historians and genealogists with information on UK and Irish genealogical sources, topics, finding aids and contacts relevant to family history.
ENGLAND AND IRELAND - UK AND IRELAND GENEALOGY
GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.
EUROPE - HUNGARIAN AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN GENEALOGY
RadixIndex : Hungarian and Central European genealogy and local history databases.The purpose of RadixIndex is to provide databases for Hungarian genealogy and local history research. RadixIndex currently offers 3,471,453 records in eight databases.
EUROPE - THE FOUNDATION FOR EAST EUROPEAN FAMILY HISTORY STUDIES
FEEFHS was founded in 1992 as the Federation of East European Family History Societies to promote family research in eastern and central Europe. It provides a forum for individuals and organizations focused on a single country or group of people to exchange information and be updated on developments in the field.
IRELAND - COUNTY TYRONE GENEALOGY WEBSITE
The site has over 1820 pages of County Tyrone Resources to help researchers looking for ancestors. BDM's, cemeteries, wills, maps, photographs, immigration, criminals, court records and much more.
IRELAND - DONEGAL GENEALOGY RESOURCES
This website is a compilation of 18th to early 20th century resources, such as BDMs, census, schools, immigration, convicts, shipping records etc., to provided and assist amateur genealogists with their family history research in Donegal.
IRELAND - FROM IRELAND.NET- FREE GENEALOGY
Here you will find millions of free records, compiled by Dr. Jane Lyons, including: gravestone records, gravestone photographs, 1901 census records, 1911 census records, 1931 trade directory records, birth records, marriage records, death records, Lewis’ topographical records, Griffith’s valuation records, and much more …
IRELAND - IRISH GENEALOGY
A number of resources of Irish genealogy including 1901 and 1911 census returns, Church records-Carlow (COI), Cork (RC) Ross (RC) Dublin (COI, PRES and RC) Kerry (COI and RC); historic indexes to Civil Registers of Births (over 100 yrs), Marriages (over 75 yrs) and Deaths (over 50yrs); Soldiers Wills:
IRELAND - IRISH LIVES REMEMBERED - GENEALOGY MAGAZINE
An online free Irish genealogy eMagazine.
POLAND - GENEALODZY PL
Search for records of your Polish ancestors on this popular website.
UNITED STATES AND CANADA - OLIVE TREE GENEALOGY
Are you hunting for your American or Canadian ancestors? Search for your family and immigrant ancestors! Free searchable genealogy transcriptions are at your fingertips. Adding another branch to your family tree has never been easier.
WORLD - JEWISH GENEALOGY
JewishGen’s mission is to encourage the preservation of Jewish heritage, allowing anyone with Jewish ancestry to research their roots, connect with relatives, and learn about their family history.
SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - FAMILY SEARCH
Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the FamilySearch.org website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of FamilySearch.org.
SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - FIND MY PAST
Updates of new records, news and articles available from findmypast.
SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
Join our curators and experts in discussions about State Library collections, exhibitions and recent projects. You can participate by reading the blogs and posting comments.
SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
Blogs are online journals that you can use to share information within an organization in an efficient, dynamic style. In a business setting, blogs are a great tool for delivering timely information with a personal touch.
SOCIAL MEDIA - BLOG - STATE RECORDS NSW
Archives Outside a blog for people who love, use and manage archives.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - ANCESTRY.COM
Ancestry is a family of brands that help every person discover, preserve and share their family history.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - ANZAC 2015 LIVERPOOL CITY COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS
Liverpool City Council is proud to present a comprehensive ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Program in 2015.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - FAMILY SEARCH
FamilySearch provides FREE access to family history records and services to people around the world.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - LIVERPOOL GENEALOGY SOCIETY INC
The Society is located at the Liverpool Regional Family History Centre. The aim of the Society is to encourage and assist members and visitors in their research for their family ancestors.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA
Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS
SAG-The Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG) has been helping people trace family history for over 75 years.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - STATE LIBRARY OF NSW
For keeping up with exhibitions, events, news and the great services on offer at the State Library of NSW.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - STATE RECORDS NSW
NSW Government's archives and records management authority. Posts on facebook include archives, records and indexes updates of archival records held at the State Records of NSW.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK - WESTERN AUSTRALIA GENEALOGY SOCIETY
WAGS- Primary genealogy and family history society in Western Australia, helping members world wide search for ancestors.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FLICKR
The home for all your photographs. Upload, access, organise, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world.
SOCIAL MEDIA - FORUM - GENEALOGY.COM
Genealogy.com is a source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum and our most popular genealogy articles. Start a search or browse below to start digging into your family's past!
SOCIAL MEDIA - FORUM - ROOTSCHAT.COM
The website RootsChat.com, has over 5.0 million helpful posts. The largest free family history forum site covering many topics related to family research.
SOCIAL MEDIA - HISTORY PIN
Historypin’s global community of people, groups and institutions gather and share the history of the places that matter to them, using collections of photographs, documents, sounds and moving images to start conversations and trigger memories.
SOCIAL MEDIA - MAILING LIST - TASMANIA GENEALOGY MAILING LIST
This site is dedicated to providing useful information and resources for people researching Tasmanian history and genealogy.
SOCIAL MEDIA - MESSAGE BOARDS - CURIOUS FOX
CuriousFox is a gazetteer and message system that connects family and local historians. Every town and village in the UK and Ireland has its own page.
SOCIAL MEDIA - MESSAGE BOARDS - COUSINS CONNECT.COM
CousinConnect focuses on making your queries highly visible to the genealogy community. If you are looking to contact other genealogists, discover distant relatives, or find a missing person, CousinConnect offers you the best chance for success.
SOCIAL MEDIA - PINTEREST
Join Pinterest to find all the things that inspire your research in family history and other hobbies.
SOCIAL MEDIA - PODCASTS - GENEALOGY GEMS
The Genealogy Gems Podcast helps you make the most of your family history research time by providing quick and easy-to-use research techniques. Producer and host Lisa Louise Cooke brings you the best websites, best practices, and best resources available!
SOCIAL MEDIA - PODCASTS - GENEALOGY TODAY
Listening to genealogy programs is a very popular activity. Whether you have an iPod that you download programs onto, or simply listen on your computer, a variety free podcasts are available.
SOCIAL MEDIA - YOU TUBE
Follow this link to YOU TUBE for popular videos relating to family history research.
SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - ANCESTRY
Archived webinars from Ancestry covering topics related to family research.
SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - GENEA WEBINARS
News about upcoming events, meetings and webinars offered throughout the online genealogy community.
SOCIAL MEDIA - WEBINARS - LEGACY FAMILY TREE
Learn genealogy at your own pace. All public live webinars are free. Get on-demand access to our entire video archives.
TOOLS - CALENDAR
This calendar creator makes a calendar with holidays for many countries for any year or month, with print option and rich customisation features. Make up old calendars from your ancestors time by using the Calendar website.
TOOLS - ENGLAND - CHAPMAN CODES
Chapman codes are a set of 3-letter codes used in genealogy to identify the administrative divisions in the England. The code was created by the historian, Dr. Colin R Chapman, in the late 1970s, and intended, provide a widely used shorthand in genealogy which follows the common practice of describing areas in terms of the counties existing in the 19th and 20th centuries.
TOOLS - ENGLAND - HALL GENEALOGY WEBSITE - OLD OCCUPATION NAMES
The website has the old name version and the new name or meaning of occupations in old England.
TOOLS - WORLD - CHAPMAN CODES
Mid Gippsland Family History Society's webpage has a world list of codes called Chapman Codes-The World. Countries includes Europe, Russia, United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
TOOLS - FAMILY TREE TEMPLATES
More than 100 family tree templates you can download and print for free. These printable blank family trees and ancestor charts are perfect for genealogy research and class projects.
TOOLS - FAMILY SEARCH COLLECTION
A handy index to all Family Search.com records online.
TOOLS - GOOGLE BOOKS
Search the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.
TOOLS - GOOGLE EARTH
This free site can help locate places of interest across the world. “Street view” can often help in identifying specific houses and discovering whether one mentioned in a census schedule is still standing. By using the option to calculate the shortest walking distance between two places, you can usually find how far a person travelling between them on either foot or horseback would have had to go in past centuries.
TOOLS - HANDWRITING - PALAEOGRAPHY
Online tutorial by The National Archives to help people who want to read and transcribe the various scripts used between 1500 and 1800. Copies of original documents with different levels of difficulty provide opportunities to practice your new skills.
TOOLS - HISTORY LEARNING SITE - ENGLAND
If you’ve always been interested to learn more about history, you can now study history topics for free here on The History Learning Site! Free history articles that are easy to find. Use our Trueman option to save study material to your own Trueman page.
TOOLS - LANGUAGES - OMNIGLOT
Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. You can use it to learn about languages, to learn alphabets and other writing systems, and to learn phrases in many languages. There is also advice on how to learn languages.
TOOLS - MOCAVO
This search engine is just for genealogy. It provides a central tool for searching records in other relevant locations on the internet, and lets you upload your own trees and documents. Basic searches are free (great for uncommon names); more-detailed searches require a subscription.
TOOLS - ONLINE COURSES - FAMILY SEARCH
Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses at the Family Search Learning Centre to help you discover your family history.
TOOLS - STATE RECORDS OF NSW - HISTORIANS
Some useful resources and handy worksheets to help you with your family history and local history. New to archives or an expert researcher? These topics include: How to start your family history; Asylum records; BDMs; Convicts; Immigration; Railway employee records; and Women in the records.
TOOLS - THE INTERNET SURNAME DATABASE - WORLD
Have you ever wonder what your surname means and where it originated from? This webpage has a database containing 49,352 last names from Aaron to Zywicki.
TOOLS - THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GENEALOGICAL STUDIES
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies provides web-based courses for both family historians and professional genealogists.
TOOLS - WIKI
Over 82,000 family history research articles. You can search for topics such as particular places, types of sources and research methods. Users are encouraged to share their knowledge with others by writing fresh articles and augmenting ones that are already online. The site is well-stocked with maps, videos and illustrations.
TOOLS - WIKIPEDIA
Free encyclopedia available for anyone to consult or edit, provided they observe the fairly detailed rules that apply to changes and the production of new articles.
TREES - FRANCE - GENEANET
About two million members around the globe share more than 400 million entries for free in their Family Trees, Archival Records, Indexes, Family Pictures and Postcards. A powerful search engine, a wiki and a blog are available to help genealogists in their research.
TREES - GENI - MY HERITAGE
Geni is solving the problem of genealogy by inviting the world to build the definitive online family tree. Using the basic free service at Geni.com, users add and invite their close relatives to join their family tree. Pay Site.
TREES - MY HERITAGE.COM
MyHeritage runs a variety of language and country-specific websites with website names of myheritage.xx (such as myheritage.it, myheritage.nl, myheritage.pl, etc.). MyHeritage had over 30 different websites. MyHeritage.com is their flagship website.
TREES - WIKITREE
WikiTree is a free, shared social networking genealogy website that allows users individually to research and contribute to their own personal family trees, using traditional genealogical sources and DNA testing.