The objective of this discussion board is to encourage discussion among people interested in researching their family history.
1. You must not be mean to each other. Insults are OK, but only if they are creative but civil insults.
2. No potty mouth.
3. Any other subject is OK. There are no off-topic subjects except uncivil language. I determine what is civil and what is not, but I will try to be reasonable.
Here are some links that will help you get started. Some of them are commercial sites and I am making no recommendations.
Contributed by KLP: wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Contributed by Peter Dierks: genealogyshoppe.com
Contributed by Snowshoe: news.yahoo.com
Contributed by KLP: usgenweb.org and dar.org and migrations.org
Ohio County Level stuff, Contributed by Snowshoe heritagepursuit.com
National Archives Genealogy Website: archives.gov
Helms Genealogy Toolbox: genealogytoolbox.com
Cyndy's List Dot Com (over 220,000 links): cyndislist.com
A Directory of Genealogy Lookup Volunteers: genlookups.com
A link to country-specific message boards for genealogy: genforum.genealogy.com
French genealogy site: ma-genealogie.org
Language translator: world.altavista.com
My Trees Dot Com: mytrees.com
Distant Cousin Dot Com: distantcousin.com
Genealogy-Genealogy Dot Net (Lots of Links): genealogy-geneology.net
Olive Tree: olivetreegenealogy.com
Family Search Dot Org (The Church of Latterday Saints): familysearch.org
Family Tree Maker Commercial Site: genealogy.com
Ancestry Dot Com: ancestry.com
Cornwall England Database, contributed by caly: cornwall-opc-database.org
Roots Web Dot Com: rootsweb.com
Welsh Naming Conventions (Courtesy of Ann): s-gabriel.org
A Cemetery Index Example: rootsweb.com
Example of Geographic Coordinates: Dothan Methodist Church Cemetery, Dillon, SC:
A site where you can check to see if your surname has been the subject of DNA testing (courtesy of caly)
A site where you can find out how many people have your exact first and last name, contributed by Tim Fowler:
Added thanks to Ann Corrigan:
Added thanks to Neeka:
Contributed by KLP (free, so far): usgwarchives.net
Contributed by KLP (also free, so far): mocavo.com
Contributed by KLP (free, so far): findagrave.com
Contributed by KLP: lockportlibrary.org
In case you get too serious about genealogy (contributed by TimF ): abstrusegoose.com
Here are links to other discussion groups I started. They are not very popular:
Press ENTER to look up in Wiktionary or CTRL+ENTER to look up in Wikipedia
Link to many great links in this post by KLP! Thanks, KLP! siliconinvestor.com