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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family Search site:
http://www.familysearch.org/

NEW FAMILY SEARCH currently under development with limited access. https://new.familysearch.org

Official church site with extensive resource information and links for family history research. Includes online Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index.
BYU Library, other Local and County Histories Online
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/
Searchable, downloadable and printable family history documents BYU library + others.
Understanding Sources, Citations, Documentation And Evaluating Evidence In Genealogy
By Richard A. Pence

http://www.pipeline.com/~richardpence/classdoc.htm
A common sense explanation of the subject. (Thank you,Richard A. Pence!)
The GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~pmcbride/gedcom/55gctoc.htm
A very complete description of the GEDCOM file format and concept.
The USGenWeb Project
http://usgenweb.org/
Nation wide volunteers providing Internet Websites for genealogical research in every state and county. This Project is noncommercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

Rootsweb
http://searches.rootsweb.com/
Rootsweb Search Page
http://searches.rootsweb.com/htdig/search.html

Rootsweb FREE PAGES home page
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/directory/

Rountree Freepages
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~trees/

Rountree Page (R536)
http://resources.rootsweb.com/surnames/r/o/ROUNTREE/

Rountree - Rootsweb Surname List [RSL]
http://rsl.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/rslsql.cgi

One of the oldest free genealogical websites. There is a great variety of information, mailing lists and resource links here.

Provides web space of "Freepages" for surnames and personal gemology listings

Financial backing provided by Ancestory.com. Rootsweb still has a lot of free information. You must dig a little deeper into the site to find it.

Library of Virginia Search Link - EXCELLENT http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CL

Land office grants page http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30

Virginia colonial records - Many viewable online
http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas27&local_base=CLas27

Thomas Balch Library - Leesburg, Virginia http://www.leesburgva.com/services/library/

Loudoun Farm Museum - Collections & Research
http://www.loudounfarmmuseum.org/collections.htm

Virginia Links

Vital Records Information for United States (birth certificate, death record, marriage license, etc.)
http://www.vitalrec.com/

Specialized Search Site
Fees may be involved. Can find some basic data free.

HeritageQuest Online Index
http://www.heritagequestonline.com/index
Free census data
Hamrick Software - U.S. Surname Distribution - MAPS
http://www.hamrick.com/names/
U.S Surname Distribution Maps

dMarie Time Capsule
http://dmarie.com/timecap/

Provides list of events and other for a date you select
LA COUNTY LIBRARY
http://www.colapublib.org/periodicals/index.html
Large online resource.
Check with your own library for similar offerings of free access to sites.
The Genealogy Home Page
http://www.genhomepage.com/
A large index of many sites, including worldwide resources.
 

 

We have tried to stay away from listing commercial sites. There are many aspects that need to be resolved on who owns the research and has a right to profit. We believe that there is still a vast amount of valid information willing to be shared freely.

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Last Revised: February 23, 2009
(created - January 27, 2000)
 
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