Here is a listing of several "helpful sites" that may be able to help you with your search for your ancestors. Most of these links have been featured in our Chapter newsletter, The Lorain County Researcher. If you have some favorite sites that are not listed here, please contact me and I'll check them out!!

Help For Beginners

A Beginner's Course for Discovering Your Family http://www.genealogy.com/uni-begin.html

Getting started in Genealogy and Family History http://www.genuki.org.uk/gs/

Rootsweb's guide to tracing family trees http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rwguide/

Genealogy 101 http://genealogy.about.com/cs/beginnerscorner/

American Life Histories http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/

Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com

Birthdate Calculator http://www.angelfire.com/va/ValsGenealogyPage/Calculator.html

http://www.searchforancestors.com/utility/birthday.html

Biographies - Lorain Co. http://www.pa-roots.org/data/index.php?1238

http://www.onlinebiographies.info/oh/nco/index.htm

Black Sheep Society http://ibssg.org/blacksheep/

Census Abstract Forms http://www.genealogy.com/00000061.html

Census, What will I find? http://www.fairfieldgenealogy.org/research/census.htm

Census Online www.census-online.com/links/index.html

CCHelper Central: a surname searchable database of queries and surname registrations posted on some 200 genealogy sites. http://surhelp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/srchall.html

Cleveland Plain Dealer Archives - public access (for a fee) to all newspaper issues from 1845 through 1971.

Colonial Occupations http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~genepool/jobs.htm

County Histories Digitized http://www.archive.org/ Type "Ohio county histories" in the search box.

Cyndi's List of 264,400 Genealogy links on the internet http://cyndislist.com/

Deciphering old handwriting http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/oldhand.html

Ellis Island Immigration Records Project http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/

Family Search (LDS website) http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/#p=0

Family Tree Maker's Family Finder Search at Genealogy.com http://www.genealogy.com/index_r.html

If you find a surname in a World Family Tree, use the link below for a free lookup. CD Lookups by volunteers: mostly FTM CDs Genealogy CDs http://loricase.com/CDs/cdlist.html and World Family Tree http://loricase.com/CDs/cdwftlist.html

Contact World Family Tree Submitter http://www.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/subinfo.cgi

Federation of Genealogical Societies http://www.fgs.org/

Firelands Bicentennial Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, includes Lorain, Erie and Huron counties. Membership information etc.

Funeral Net http://funeralnet.com/search/search.cgi

Genealogy Forms (Mary & Duane Bailey) http://www.cs.williams.edu/~bailey/genealogy/

Genealogy Dictionary and Glossary http://www.glossarist.com/glossaries/family-relationships/genealogy.asp

GenServ: Family History GEDCOM data files online since 1991 http://www.genserv.com/

German-English Dictionary http://travlang.com/GermanEnglish/

Glossary of Diseases http://olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/disease.shtml

Great Lakes Genealogy http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~migls/

Google Photo Archive - a great source of old pictures http://images.google.com/hosted/life

Austo-Hungarian Research Hungary Exchange

Harvard Univ.

Hungarian Genealogical Society

Austro-Hungarian County Maps - 1910

Hungarian Church Record Translation

Hungarian Genealogy Society of Cleveland

Internet Genealogy Magazine http://genealogy.about.com/b/a/255796.htm

Internet Stuff You Need to Know http://www.CyndisList.com/internet.htm

England Genuk URL http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/

Ireland http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/

James A. Garfield Camp #142 http://garfieldcampsuv.wordpress.com/: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Serves serval counties including Lorain, Cuyahoga, Erie and Medina.

103rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry http://www.103ovi.com/

LaGrange Historical Society, PO Box 67, LaGrange, OH 44050 Twp. History page

Land Patent Records, Eastern States www.glorecords.blm.gov/

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Making of America http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/

http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/

Mayflower Pages http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/

Mailing Lists http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail.html

Nat'l Park Service Civil War Website, soldiers, regiments, battles http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/index.html

New York State http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/

Newspapers on Microfilm in the United States http://www.neh.gov/projects/usnp.html

Oberlin Heritage Center http://www.oberlinheritage.org/

Occupations http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/

Ohio Biographies Project - you might find your ancestor's story here http://ohiobios.ancestralsites.com/

Ohio - Northeast Ohio Genealogy - http://neohiogenealogy.blogspot.com/

Ohio Death Index 1913-1944 http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death//search.cfm

Ohio Tombstones: http://ohiogravestones.org/

Find-A-Grave http://www.findagrave.com/index.html

Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records: directory of online death indexes listed by state, including death certificate indexes, obituaries, cemetery burials and probate records. http://www.deathindexes.com/

Oregon Trail www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html

Palantines to America http://www.palam.org/

http://www.progenealogists.com/palproject/

Perpetual Calendar http://calendarhome.com/tyc/home.html

Polish Genealogy http://www.polishroots.org/genpoland/

http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/poland/

http://www.pgsa.org/

Poorhouses in the United States http://www.poorhousestory.com/index.htm

http://www.cyndislist.com/poor.htm#PoorLaw

Quaker Queries www.rootsweb.com/~quakers/queries.htm

Railroad Retirement Board http://www.rrb.gov/

Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness http://raogk.wikia.com/wiki/Random_Acts_of_Genealogical_Kindness_Wiki

Relationship Chart http://curtis-curtiss.com/

http://genealogy.about.com/library/nrelationshipchart.htm

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hornbeck/chart.htm

Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Roots Surname List, RSL Family Search http://rsl.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/rslsql.cgi

SAR CD Lookups, contact Ted Zajac

Ship Passenger Lists (The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild) http://www.immigrantships.net/

Ships Lists, Emigration and Resources http://geocities.com/Heartland/5978/Emigration.html

Social Security Death Index, What can you expect to find? http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/faq.aspx

Social Security Death Index Search, (most current) http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

Soundex Calculator http://www.gedpage.com/soundex.html

SurnameWeb http://www.surnameweb.org/

Time Capsule http://dmarie.com/asp/history.asp?action=process

Trace Your Family Tree http://www.treeremoval.com/trace-your-family-tree

Translation Service by AltaVista http://babelfish.altavista.com/translate.dyn

Ukraine Map Collection http://www.hcl.harvard.edu/news/articles/2010/ukraine_maps.cfm

US Biographies http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?0

US Census Bureau: Searching Federal population censuses of 1910 to 1990 www.census.gov/genealogy/www/agesearch.html

USGenWeb - searchable databases USGenWeb

Family Group Sheet Project - Search submitted sheets and submit your sheets. http://www.fgs-project.com/

US Post Office zip codes http://www.usps.gov/welcome.htm

Vital Records Information http://vitalrec.com/index.html

World War I Ordnance Repair Shops, Mehun, France http://www.sheilascorner.com/war/waropening.html

World War I and II War memorials in America http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=home.asp

 

Research Libraries

Allen County Public Library http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/

Cleveland Public Library Necrology File http://www.cpl.org/

Fairview Park Regional Library http://www.cuyahoga.lib.oh.us/branchespages/FPR.htm

Ohio Historical Society Library - click on "Resources" http://www.ohiohistory.org/index.html

Western Reserve Historical Society Library(Cleveland) http://www.wrhs.org

 

Genealogy Newsletters by Email

CyndisList Mailing List CyndisList-request@rootsweb.com. Type the word subscribe in the body of the message

Family Tree Finders, A daily newsletter from Rhonda McClure http://www.sodamail.com/site/aboutr.shtml

Genealogy Gems http://genealogy.miningco.com/gi/pages/mmail.htm

Genealogy Today, genealogy newsletter GenToday-L-request@rootsweb.com. Put the word subscribe in the message area.

Rootsweb Review, Myra Gormley RootsWeb-Review-L-request@rootsweb.com. Put the word subscribe in the message area.

Treasure Map http://www.amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/