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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

Getting started in Genealogy and Family History

Rootsweb's guide to tracing family trees

Genealogy 101

American Life Histories


Billion Graves -

Birthdate Calculator

Biographies - Lorain Co.

Black Sheep Society

Census Abstract Forms

Census, What will I find?

Census Online

CCHelper Central: a surname searchable database of queries and surname registrations posted on some 200 genealogy sites.

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

Colonial Occupations

County Histories Digitized Type "Ohio county histories" in the search box.

Cyndi's List of 264,400 Genealogy links on the internet


Deciphering old handwriting

Ellis Island Immigration Records Project

Family Search (LDS website)

Family Tree Maker's Family Finder Search at

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 and World Family Tree

Contact World Family Tree Submitter

Federation of Genealogical Societies

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

Funeral Net

Genealogy Forms (Mary & Duane Bailey)

Genealogy Dictionary and Glossary

GenServ: Family History GEDCOM data files online since 1991

German-English Dictionary

Glossary of Diseases

Great Lakes Genealogy

Google Photo Archive - a great source of old pictures

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

Internet Stuff You Need to Know

England Genuk URL


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

103rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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

Land Patent Records, Eastern States

Library of Congress

Making of America

Mayflower Pages

Mailing Lists

Nat'l Park Service Civil War Website, soldiers, regiments, battles

New York State

Newspapers on Microfilm in the United States

Oberlin Heritage Center


Ohio Biographies Project - you might find your ancestor's story here

Ohio - Northeast Ohio Genealogy -

Ohio Death Index 1913-1944

Ohio Tombstones:


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

Oregon Trail

Palantines to America

Perpetual Calendar

Polish Genealogy

Poorhouses in the United States

Quaker Queries

Railroad Retirement Board

Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness

Relationship Chart

Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative

Roots Surname List, RSL Family Search

SAR CD Lookups, contact Ted Zajac

Ship Passenger Lists (The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild)

Ships Lists, Emigration and Resources

Social Security Death Index, What can you expect to find?

Social Security Death Index Search, (most current)

Soundex Calculator


Time Capsule

Trace Your Family Tree

Translation Service by AltaVista

Ukraine Map Collection

US Biographies

US Census Bureau: Searching Federal population censuses of 1910 to 1990

USGenWeb - searchable databases USGenWeb

Family Group Sheet Project - Search submitted sheets and submit your sheets.

US Post Office zip codes

Vital Records Information

World War I Ordnance Repair Shops, Mehun, France

World War I and II War memorials in America


Research Libraries

Allen County Public Library

Cleveland Public Library Necrology File

Fairview Park Regional Library

Ohio Historical Society Library - click on "Resources"

Western Reserve Historical Society Library(Cleveland)


Genealogy Newsletters by Email

CyndisList Mailing List Type the word subscribe in the body of the message

Family Tree Finders, A daily newsletter from Rhonda McClure

Genealogy Gems

Genealogy Today, genealogy newsletter Put the word subscribe in the message area.

Rootsweb Review, Myra Gormley Put the word subscribe in the message area.

Treasure Map