Sunday, May 03, 2009


Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has issued his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy
Fun challenge:

"Let's do a Top Ten list of Favorite Genealogy Web Sites. These can be record
databases, data portals, how-to sites, family trees, software, entertainment, blogs, etc.
Your choice, your opinion - what educates, helps, or entertains you in your genealogy
quest for a big GEDCOM file?"

So here's my list in no particular order. I and my ancestors are from New England and
these are the most helpful sites in my research:

1. for the census images and vital records.

2. because of all the Revolutionary War
Veteran Pension File images I've found of my ancestors.

3. FamilySearch, where I first got started
in online research. Looking forward to the new version.

4. RootsWeb, the second place I discovered at my

5. Essex County Massachusetts GenWeb page.

The Massachusetts USGenWeb Archives

7. Massachusetts American Local History
Network page from USGenNet.

8. The New England Historic Genealogical
Society Website.

9. Google Book Search. I've found a wealth
of material here. Most of my recent posts about my relatives in the New England Indian
Wars are based on the information I've found in books on Google Book.

10. The Early Vital Records of Massachusetts Project
Page. Transcriptions of the "Tan books" and searchable by name and town.

To this I'd add the multitude of blogs that I read like Randy's or Chris Dunham's that
have so much information!

1 comment:

Dorene from Ohio said...

I use Google books more and more!