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Useful Charts for genealogists keeping track of research, sources, correspondence, and ancestors
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
Historical world maps encompassing but not limited to, Europe, North and South America, Asia, and the Middle East. Edmaps.com is a free online cartographic resource that is regularly updated.
[Located in Category: Historical Maps]
Kansas Memories at the Kansas Historical Society provides online historical Platt Maps of Riley County and a few other counties. The Riley County 1881 Platt Book contains histories, maps, biographical sketches and views of residences, schools and businesses.
[Located in Category: Historical Maps]
Atlas includes Business Directory and Departments along with Plat maps for townships.
[Located in Category: Riley County]
A site devoted to African American Genealogy
[Located in Category: African American Research]
A unique and valuable resource located in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Check the "Pathfinders", "Databases" and "Services" tabs for more information. Their collections cross over many states and countries.
[Located in Category: Libraries]
A fantastic collection of U.S. and foreign newspapers. Click on " Newspaper Links" for individual state collections. This is THE most extensive list of free newspapers and is updated.. Offers tutorials and blog. Free subscription available to learn of new additions.
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
Free Forms from Mid-Continent Public Library
[Located in Category: Other Resources]
Many tips for finding ancestors in unusual situations
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
The major pay site source for family history online.
[Located in Category: Best Searchable Databases]
An international organization dedicated to supporting those engaged in the business of genealogy through advocacy, collaboration, education, and the promotion of high ethical standards. Genealogists for hire available here.
[Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Kelly Wheaton's guide to genetic genealogy.
[Located in Category: DNA]
Belleville Public Library digitized newspapers from Belleville, Cuba, Kackley, Scandia, Republic County, Munden, Warwick and more. Issues from 1872-2005
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
Castlegarden.org is a free database developed and funded by The Battery Conservancy. It contains and makes available eleven million records of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from 1820 - 1892. l
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The Chronicling America website a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers. Launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2007, Chronicling America provides enhanced and permanent access to historically significant newspapers published in the United States between 1836 and 1922. It is a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a joint effort between the two agencies and 32 state partners.
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
CountyOffice.org is the most accurate internet database of county government offices in the United States. Use the site to locate county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, colleges, coroner, courts, clerk, district attorney, DMVs, fire departments, hospitals, IRS office, jails, libraries, medical examiner, parks department, post offices, police departments, prisons, private schools, probation departments, public schools, recorder of deeds, social security offices, sheriff, tax collector, treasurer, and unemployment offices. The database includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers.
[Located in Category: Other Resources]
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
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Daughters of the American Revolution Library. Click "Menu" at top of page. . Offers Library Catalog On-Line, Research Guides, Ancestor and Patriot Searches. Very helpful.
[Located in Category: Libraries]
The angels at dnaadoption.com explain the process of finding birth parents. These are indeed angels. They have classes and work tirelessly to help adoptees find their kin.
[Located in Category: DNA]
Arrivals in New York between 1892-1924. Includes a database for a search.
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Family Tree DNA offers FREE webinars (online seminars) on genetic genealogy and DNA ancestry testing related topics. All webinars are open to both our customers and the general public with registration. They are recorded, so that they may be attended live or viewed later.
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses to help you discover your family history.
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
FamilySearch is a free family history website provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is one of the most heavily used genealogy sites on the Internet.
[Located in Category: Best Searchable Databases]
The FGS serves the needs of its member societies, providing products and services and marshaling the resources of its member organizations
[Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
ONLINE GRAVE & LOT LOCATOR Use the Cemetery Search to look for interments within Sunset and Sunrise cemeteries. Search by cemetery or last names with capital or lowercase letters USING THE MAGNIFYING GLASS IN THE UPPER-RIGHT CORNER AFTER THE MAP DOWNLOADS. CLICK ON "VIEW MAP" UNDER THE FIRST MAP SHOWN ON THE PAGE.
[Located in Category: Best Searchable Databases]
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave.
[Located in Category: Best Searchable Databases]
Explore US Military Historical Records by War. Fold3 is the place for the web's premier collection of original US military records. Many from the US National Archives and many other archives. Some free, some not.
[Located in Category: Best Searchable Databases]
List of genealogical and historical societies, for the US and UK, by state and county
[Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Extensive U.S. newspapers, including many smaller rural areas of Kansas. To find the newspaper you want, click on the first letter of the alphabet for the state in which it was published. Example: To find the Toledo Blade, click on the "O" for Ohio.
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
The term "genealogy" is used in two ways. By one definition, it is the search for family history. Genealogists might start by gathering information about their own families and then learn about past generations. The second way the term can be used is to describe the descendants of a specific ancestor. Read more: http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.History-at-Home-A-Guide-to-Genealogy.17370.html#ixzz3tJVaqtM8
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
Minorities Resource and Research Center paper published December 1981.
[Located in Category: Riley County]
William G Cutler's History of Kansas - including profiles of Counties and some prominent people in each county.
[Located in Category: Kansas]
Each State page contains rotating animated maps showing all of the county boundary changes & all of the county boundaries for each census year for each year. Past and present maps of US are overlaid so that you can see the changes in county boundaries, downloadable County D.O.T. Maps, and state atlas maps.
[Located in Category: Historical Maps]
List of articles on beginning DNA / genealogy
[Located in Category: DNA]
All Junction City newspapers from 1861 to present and Junction City High School Year Books 1900-2009.t
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
Includes Yearbooks, Newspapers, Newsletter, Photographs, Kansas History and more.
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
The Kansas Community Networks (KCN) is a Kansas town, city, and county research center. The goal of the KCN is to help Kansas communities establish a presence on the world wide web (W3) and establish an archive of Kansas town and county history. This file is organized by KS county, and county seat town or city.
[Located in Category: Kansas]
Serving as an instrument for communication and educational opportunities among all Kansas societies that have an interest in preserving and disseminating historical and genealogical information
[Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Kansas State History and a list of historical markers throughout the state
[Located in Category: Kansas]
Includes: Kansas Native Americans; Explorer History; KS Trails; KS Forts; KS Territorial & Civil War History; KS Pioneers; KS Cattle Towns; KS Railroads; KS 20th Century History; KS History Books; and KS General History Resources.
[Located in Category: Kansas]
Kansas Statewide Online Genealogy Records This is collection of links to Kansas statewide databases and collections. Many of these links will be repeated on county pages.
[Located in Category: Kansas]
KSHS Research Resources include genealogical indexes, enabling searches for names, places, county records, military, and historical photographs.It also offers Ancestry.com for Kansas records and Newspapers.com for historical Kansas newspapers FREE, when using a Kansas Driver's license to log in. Ancestry.com for KS, digital newspapers, genealogical indexes enabling searches for names, places, county records, military, and historical photographs.
[Located in Category: Historical Societies]
Historic Kansas newspapers to 1923 are available free to Kansans who verify their residence via driver’s license or state ID card information. More than 4 million pages are now available..All historic Kansas newspapers will be on line by December 2018. If using Chrome browser go to: Menu: settings: advanced settings: empty cache before signing into newspaper site.
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
Located at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
[Located in Category: Libraries]
Site provides a single entry point for all counties in Kansas, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked.
[Located in Category: Kansas]
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world.
[Located in Category: Libraries]
Available through Manhattan Public Library Resource page. Login in with your Manhattan Public Library card. Search is often better when NOT using quotations about the name. John Doe vs. “ John Doe”.
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
From the home page, click on "On-line Resources." Genealogical resources include Heritage Quest, Genealogy Connect, Kansas State Library of KS on-line resources, link to State Library of KS Library Card, and NewsBank, which is an archive for US newspapers from 1997 forward. This is a good source for obituaries. Some sites will require a Manhattan Public Library or KS State Library card.
[Located in Category: Libraries]
Includes papers from Blue Rapids Times, Blue Valley Clipper, Blue Valley Telegraph, Frankfort Index, Parish Pages, Telegraph, The Telegraph and Waterville Telegraph.
[Located in Category: Newspapers Online]
Located in Independence, Missouri, this library is excellent for midwest genealogy research.
[Located in Category: Libraries]