Free or Low Cost Research Tips (GenealogyWise Forum Post)

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This was such a good post over at GenealogyWise that I thought it would be good to get it out for more people to see.  I am not the originator of this list, but many people put thier two cents into making the list.  Its not 100% sorted but here goes:

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Tennessee Death Certificate Indexes
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/vital/index.htm
http://register.shelby.tn.us/index.php


Northern New York Historical Newspapers
http://news.nnyln.net/

Old Fulton (NY) Postcards -- much more than postcards here
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Indiana
http://myindianahome.net/

Ohio death certificates
http://pilot.familysearch.org




French-Acadian / Louisiana roots
http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/cap/acadian/


Missouri State Archives death certificates (over 50 years old) from 1910 through 1958
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

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



Arizona birth certificates (at least 75 years ago) and death certificates (at least 50 years ago).
http://genealogy.az.gov/

Utah death certificates from 1904-1956.
http://archives.utah.gov/digital/81448.htm



exas State Library and Archives
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/index.html

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
http://scdah.sc.gov/



Jackson County, MO Department of Records
http://records.co.jackson.mo.us/localization/menu.asp

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


West Virginia
http://www.wvculture.org/history/archivesindex.aspx

Oklahoma'
www.odcr.com
www.oscn.net/,


Alabama Department of Archives and History
http://www.archives.state.al.us/



PAGenWeb for my Pennsylvania research
http://www.resourceguides.net to find access to online vital and census records

Arkansas History Commission and State Archives
http://www.ark-ives.com/


Texas Death Certificates
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start

Georgia's Virtual Vault
http://content.sos.state.ga.us/

North Carolina State Archives
http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/

Archives of Maryland Online
http://aomol.net/html/index.html

Virginia Gazette, 1736-1780 at Colonial Williamsburg's site
http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/BrowseVG.cfm

Eastern North Carolina Digital Library
http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/historyfiction/

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/

Univ. of Okla.'s Western History Digital Collections
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/WHC/


Wisconsin Vital Records
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/



Online Database
FindaGrave.com
http://findagrave.com/

Bits of Blue and Gray
http://bitsofblueandgray.com/

Norwegian Digital archive
http://www.digitalarkivet.no/

Norwegian gravestones
http://www.disnorge.no/gravminner/index.php

Inter-Library Loan

Archive.org (Internet archive)
http://www.archive.org

Books at Google
http://books.google.com

Land Patents
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/

SeekingMichigan.org
http://seekingmichigan.org/

New England
newenglandancestors.org

Find a Grave
findagrave.com

More Graves
interment.net

National State & Local Newspaper Archives
http://xooxleanswers.com/newspaperarchives4.aspx

Second Life--There is a great community of Family Researchers that participate in the Chats.

Genealogy Trails
http://www.genealogytrails.com/

Live Roots
http://www.genealogytoday.com/

For African-American research:

Afrigeneas
http://www.afrigeneas.com/

AfriQuest
http://www.afriquest.com/

USF Africana Heritage Project
http://www.africanaheritage.com/

Low Country Africana
http://www.lowcountryafricana.net/

Library & Archives Canada
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search-recherche/anc.php...

Automated Genealogy--1851, 1901, 1906 and 1911 Canadian censuses
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/

USGenWeb sites

DeadFred--A huge collection of old photos
http://www.deadfred.com/

West Virginia Vital Records Search

RB Hayes Obituary Index

Olddeathrecords.org

Dutch/Netherlands resources
http://www.zeeuwengezocht.nl/default_E.htm

The Home of Jewish Genealogy
http://www.jewishgen.org/

also: Central Database of Shoah (Holocaust) Victims' Names
http://www.yadvashem.org/

Castle Garden
http://www.castlegarden.org/

Facebook!
www.Facebook.com

GenCircles
http://www.gencircles.com/

UK records
http://www.freebmd.org.uk

For Ireland - the 1911 census
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

Rootsweb.com

Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/WHC/duke/

Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history
http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/WHC/pioneer/

Cook County Assessors Office
http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/Property_Search/Property_Search.aspx

Google maps
http://maps.google.com/

Dutch Door Genealogy --New Netherlands families and Rockland County, N.Y.
http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/

Pickards Pink Pages for Warwickshire England

Northamptonshire Stray Marriages website

Virginia between 1736-1803, The Geography of Slavery
http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/exist/runaways/xquery.xsp

Digitized Collections at the Springfield-Greene County Library--19th cent. Missouri
http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/collections.cfm

Genesreunited is a great resource for British information

Warwickshire page
http://www.genealogywise.com/group/warwickshire

www.genforum.com

Genealogywise is fast becoming a free favorite for me (and for us all, I might add!)

http://opengen.net/

For UK resources this is a useful site:
http://ukfamilyhistory.bravehost.com/

Scottish Genneolgy
scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Free Newspaper Archives in the UK
http://quezi.com/7870

Free Newspaper Archives in Canada
http://quezi.com/9493

UK for the county of Cheshire
http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~cprdb/

Lancashire On-line Parish Clerk
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
http://www.raogk.org/

old newspaper articles from the South
http://freenewspaperarchives.us/south.aspx

newspaper archives from Western States
http://freenewspaperarchives.us/west.aspx

Though its value to genealogy is limited, it is a fascinating site, the Political Graveyard.
http://politicalgraveyard.com/

Sweden
http://www.slaktdata.org/

Links for every county in the USA
www.linkpendium.com



Library's
Mid-Continent Public Library
http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us
[I sent them $20 and got my non-resident library card. What a deal!!!]

American GenealogyBank, American Obituaries, HeritageQuest, ProQuest Obits..


Carlsbad CA 
http://www.carlsbadca.gov/library/genealog.html (Not sure if you can request over the internet for an account)
Newspaper Archive, Heritage Quest.


Navy Users


https://www.nko.navy.mil
Ancestry Library Edition.





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