• Genealogical Will Codicil - something every family genealogist should consider adding to their will (Credit Twisted Twigs on Gnarled Branches Genealogy and special thanks to member Marcy Hundley)
• Genealogist's Cheatsheet - You've found and collected loads of research data; make it more valuable with this organizational system (thehistorium.com)
• Jeannie's List - List of Free, Downloadable Genealogical/Historical Books. Most are searchable; those that aren't are highlighted in YELLOW. While the list is Pennsylvania heavy, it does include entries on New England, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. (Adapted by Jeannie Kowalik)
• German Alphabet Chart - Before the 1940s, most records in German-speaking areas (as well as surname books, newspapers, journals and gazetteers) used a Gothic font called Fraktur. Family Tree Magazine compiled this chart to aid in "decoding" German publications and manuscripts. (Submitted by Carl Hundley)
Valuable Websites (DACGS Member Recommended)
• Archive.org (Submitted by Trica Willey Hazelton) - Free non-profit library with millions of Surname Books, County Histories, Probate Abstracts, Genealogies, etc.
• North Carolina eBooks (Submitted by Carl Hundley) - 1000's of books written on NC from its first charter in 1629 to the present day. All books shown are considered in the Public Domain and no longer under copyright protection.
• jstor.org (Submitted by James Hazelton) - Offers articles from Historical Journals at very reasonable prices, generally under $2.
• accessgenealogy.com (Submitted by Karen Pineau) - a free genealogy resource including US genealogy by state, black genealogy, cemetery records, census records, DNA and more.
• davidrumsey.com (Submitted by Georgie McDougle) - An historical map collection with over 75,000 maps and images online.
• A Trio from Keith Burke
* GEDMatch Provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists.
* WikiTree A free data base for validated information.
• Fold3 (Submitted by Karen Pineau) Discovery your family's military past.
• jewishgen.org Home of Jewish Genealogy (Submitted by Frankie Lerner)
• Nu? What's Nu? Aids for Jewish Genealogy Research (Submitted by Frankie Lerner)
• relativefinder.org Find your "famous" ancestors in FamilySearch (Suggested by Karen Taylor and Marcy Hundley) [Click HERE for instructions on "How to Join DACGS Group"]
• fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html Search over 39,328,000 Historical Newspaper Pages from the USA & Canada, a free and extensive collection of mostly New York newspapers. (Submitted by Trica Willey Hazelton)
• recordseek.com Record a website as a source with virtually no effort (Suggested by Karen Taylor)
• Library of Congress Sanborn Maps Collection - The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. (Suggested by Vicki Simpkins and Karen Pineau)
• Genealogy Inc. (Commercial with much free material) website has tons of historical information sorted by state and county. Helpful information includes birth and death records, censuses, and other important ancestor records. Link is page for New Mexico. (Suggested by Sharon Rooney)
• Family History: Genealogy Made Easy Podcast - Welcome to the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy Podcast, a step-by-step series for beginning genealogists—and more experienced ones who want to brush up or learn something new. Lisa Louise Cooke first ran this series in 2008. So many people have asked about it, she's bringing it back in weekly segments.
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Genealogy Podcasts and More!
• Genealogy Guys - George G. Morgan and Drew Smith have been podcasting about genealogy since September 2005, when they launched The Genealogy Guys Podcast. Each episode includes the latest news from genealogical companies and organizations, listener email, and other content, such as book reviews and brief interviews. George and Drew delve into all kinds of topics that would interest every genealogist, from the beginner to the expert. In June 2016, the Guys added Genealogy Connection, an all-interview podcast. Drew connects the listener to some of the biggest names in the genealogical community, including researchers, writers, speakers, educators, entrepreneurs, technologists, librarians, and archivists. At the end of each interview, the interviewee recommends to the listener a book, a technology tool, and a methodological tip.
• Geneatopia - "Geneology News" from Geneatopia keeps you up to date in the world of genealogy. Each episode will bring you the latest news from the blogosphere, press releases, and upcoming events. It is hosted by Patty Roy who has been researching her family for over 15 years.
• The Genealogy Gems Podcast - 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. This podcast is 100% free! Just click an episode on the website to start listening right now.• Ancestral Findings Podcast - Welcome to the Genealogy Gold Podcast. In this weekly podcast, you’ll enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the adventure, and the excitement of researching your ancestors. You’ll never know just how much you will love genealogy until you try it.
• Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems on her YouTube Channel - Welcome to the YouTube Channel for Lisa Louise Cook's Genealogy Gems, a large number of videos which she has produced and made available for free on YouTube. The range of these videos is from a level for beginning genealogists, as well as the more experienced ones who want to brush up or learn something new.
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Genealogy Educational Materials
• BYU Family History Library - A wide variety of free classes and webinars produced by the Brigham Young University staff and made available from this web page.
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