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While the [[Public search]] feature now allows you to discover distant relations, discovering lost roots is not the primary purpose of Geni. Several genealogy websites maintain databases of government records and user submitted data. While there are many resources available on the web it is important to learn the validity of data collected. Many handwritten records are left to interpretation and simple data entry mistakes can lead to extraneous research.  
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In genealogy, [[Sources]] are our most important tool. Many of these are available online. Below is a collection of links to various websites that might be useful in our research.
  
In order to maintain the highest levels of data quality it is important to keep records of all communications and data collection. Interview living members of the family you are researching. Search vital records at government archives, municipalities, and churches in person. Some organizations offer the hiring of professional genealogists to research your family tree.
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Several genealogy websites maintain databases of government records and user submitted data. While there are many resources available on the web it is important to learn the validity of data collected. Many handwritten records are left to interpretation and simple data entry mistakes can lead to extraneous research.  
  
==External links==
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In order to maintain the highest levels of data quality it is important to keep records of all communications and data collection. Learn to use the [[Sources]] and [[Documents]] features on Geni. Interview living members of the family you are researching. Search vital records at government archives, municipalities, and churches in person. Some organizations offer the hiring of professional genealogists to research your family tree.
  
* [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry AU] - Membership services for genealogy research in Austrailia.
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=Sources Online=
* [http://www.ancestry.ca Ancestry CA] - Membership services that include digital images of Canadian records including census and military records.
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* [http://www.ancestry.de Ancestry DE] - Membership services for genealogy research in Germany.
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==America==
* [http://www.ancestry.fr Ancestry FR] - Membership services for genealogy research in France.
 
* [http://www.ancestry.it Ancestry IT] - Membership services for genealogy research in Italy.
 
* [http://www.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry UK] - Membership services for genealogy research in the United Kingdom.
 
 
* [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry US] - Membership services that include digital images of United States records including census and military records.  
 
* [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry US] - Membership services that include digital images of United States records including census and military records.  
 
* [http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Canadian Genealogy Centre] - Canada's official genealogy resource in French and English.
 
* [http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Canadian Genealogy Centre] - Canada's official genealogy resource in French and English.
* [http://www.cyndislist.com/ Cyndi's List] - Cyndi's List is a major compilation of links to genealogical research and resources, stories and histories, and many other things that can benefit the genealogist or family historian.
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* [http://www.ancestry.ca Ancestry CA] - Membership services that include digital images of Canadian records including census and military records.
* [http://www.cjh.org/ Center for Jewish History] - Online portal to the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute.
 
* [http://www.familysearch.org Family Search] - Free access to user submitted family histories, vital records,  guides and software. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
 
 
* [http://www.islandregister.com/ The Island Register] - Prince Edward Island, Canada records and genealogy: local information on many families from that area.
 
* [http://www.islandregister.com/ The Island Register] - Prince Edward Island, Canada records and genealogy: local information on many families from that area.
* [http://www.jewishgen.org JewishGen] - Free access to discussion groups, projects and research tools pertinent to Jewish ancestry.
 
 
* [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives Research Centers] - Home page for finding the National Archives Research Centers closest to your area and information on contents and access.
 
* [http://www.archives.gov/locations/archival-research.html National Archives Research Centers] - Home page for finding the National Archives Research Centers closest to your area and information on contents and access.
 
* [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ NARA - AAD Main Page] National Archives Access to Archival Databases page with search and links to archived information on many records from 1800-present.
 
* [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ NARA - AAD Main Page] National Archives Access to Archival Databases page with search and links to archived information on many records from 1800-present.
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* [http://ngb.chebucto.org/index.html Newfoundland's Grand Banks Genealogy Site] Historical articles, pictures, records, transcriptions, information, etc. from Newfoundland, Canada with in-site Google search available.
 
* [http://ngb.chebucto.org/index.html Newfoundland's Grand Banks Genealogy Site] Historical articles, pictures, records, transcriptions, information, etc. from Newfoundland, Canada with in-site Google search available.
 
* [https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics] Records from Nova Scotia 1860-1955 can be ordered for a cost from $9.95-$19.95 each.
 
* [https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics] Records from Nova Scotia 1860-1955 can be ordered for a cost from $9.95-$19.95 each.
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* [http://www.ellisisland.org The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation] - Free access to a 25 million record database of passenger records, ship manifests, and ship images for Ellis Island/Port of New York.
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==Europe==
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===France===
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* [http://www.ancestry.fr Ancestry FR] - Membership services for genealogy research in France.
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===Germany===
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* [http://www.genealogienetz.de/index_en.html Society for Computergenealogy] - Free access to many German genealogy resources including databases and mailing lists. Most pages are in German but support for English is provided.
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* [http://www.ancestry.de Ancestry DE] - Membership services for genealogy research in Germany.
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===Italy===
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* [http://www.ancestry.it Ancestry IT] - Membership services for genealogy research in Italy.
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===Norway===
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* [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?spraak=e Digital Archives Norway] census material and more
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* [http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read Digitised Parish Registers]
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* [http://www.dokpro.uio.no/dipl_norv/om_dn.html Original Documents before 1570]
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===UK===
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* [http://www.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry UK] - Membership services for genealogy research in the United Kingdom.
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==Australia==
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* [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry AU] - Membership services for genealogy research in Australia.
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==Further Sources==
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===Jewish history===
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* [http://www.cjh.org/ Center for Jewish History] - Online portal to the Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute.
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* [http://www.jewishgen.org JewishGen] - Free access to discussion groups, projects and research tools pertinent to Jewish ancestry.
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* [http://www.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/IY_HON_Welcome The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names - Yad Vashem] - Free access to many records of Holocaust victims, often including basic genealogical data.
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===General Information===
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/ Cyndi's List] - Cyndi's List is a major compilation of links to genealogical research and resources, stories and histories, and many other things that can benefit the genealogist or family historian.
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* [http://www.familysearch.org Family Search] - Free access to user submitted family histories, vital records,  guides and software. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
 
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/ RootsWeb] - Free portal to message boards, websites, and projects. Sponsored by Ancestry.com and community members.
 
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/ RootsWeb] - Free portal to message boards, websites, and projects. Sponsored by Ancestry.com and community members.
 
* [http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/ RootsWeb SSDI search] - Direct link to the RootsWeb Social Security Death Index search page.
 
* [http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/ RootsWeb SSDI search] - Direct link to the RootsWeb Social Security Death Index search page.
* [http://www.genealogienetz.de/index_en.html Society for Computergenealogy] - Free access to many German genealogy resources including databases and mailing lists. Most pages are in German but support for English is provided.
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* [http://www.familyhistory.com/societyhall/main.asp Society Hall] - Directory of genealogical and historical societies developed by Ancestry.com and Federation of Genealogical Societies.
* [http://www.familyhistory.com/societyhall/main.asp Society Hall] - Directory of genealogical and historical societies developed by Ancestry.com and Federation oof Genealogical Societies.
 
* [http://www.ellisisland.org The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation] - Free access to a 25 million record database of passenger records, ship manifests, and ship images for Ellis Island/Port of New York.
 
* [http://www.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/IY_HON_Welcome The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names - Yad Vashem] - Free access to many records of Holocaust victims, often including basic genealogical data.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:58, 17 October 2010

In genealogy, Sources are our most important tool. Many of these are available online. Below is a collection of links to various websites that might be useful in our research.

Several genealogy websites maintain databases of government records and user submitted data. While there are many resources available on the web it is important to learn the validity of data collected. Many handwritten records are left to interpretation and simple data entry mistakes can lead to extraneous research.

In order to maintain the highest levels of data quality it is important to keep records of all communications and data collection. Learn to use the Sources and Documents features on Geni. Interview living members of the family you are researching. Search vital records at government archives, municipalities, and churches in person. Some organizations offer the hiring of professional genealogists to research your family tree.

Sources Online

America

Europe

France

  • Ancestry FR - Membership services for genealogy research in France.

Germany

  • Society for Computergenealogy - Free access to many German genealogy resources including databases and mailing lists. Most pages are in German but support for English is provided.
  • Ancestry DE - Membership services for genealogy research in Germany.

Italy

  • Ancestry IT - Membership services for genealogy research in Italy.

Norway

UK

  • Ancestry UK - Membership services for genealogy research in the United Kingdom.

Australia

  • Ancestry AU - Membership services for genealogy research in Australia.

Further Sources

(Work in Progress:sort by country and category)

Jewish history

General Information

  • Cyndi's List - Cyndi's List is a major compilation of links to genealogical research and resources, stories and histories, and many other things that can benefit the genealogist or family historian.
  • Family Search - Free access to user submitted family histories, vital records, guides and software. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • RootsWeb - Free portal to message boards, websites, and projects. Sponsored by Ancestry.com and community members.
  • RootsWeb SSDI search - Direct link to the RootsWeb Social Security Death Index search page.
  • Society Hall - Directory of genealogical and historical societies developed by Ancestry.com and Federation of Genealogical Societies.
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