Genealogy 101 Tool Kit
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This Tool Kit includes links to
up-to-date genealogy news, finding aids, resource and research guides,
"how-to" articles and helpful reference. All offsite links open
in new tabs or windows in your browser. New to Genealogy? See Getting
Started by instructor Bob Dawes and the helpful tips and
hints, research guides, downloadable charts and articles on genealogy
extracted from The Quinte Searchlight, our quarterly newsletter in the
News & Articles | Finding Aids & Research Guides |
Other Good Stuff
Best Websites for 2011 from Family Tree Magazine
Quick Tips to Search Google Like An Expert
By Dharmesh Shah, Hubspot Blog
Genealogy Guide to 130+ Google Search Engines by GenealogyInTime
To get the most out of any Google
search for your ancestors, it is necessary to understand how
Google works. An important consideration is to realize that
Google runs different search engines in different parts of the
world. For example, Google.com is the search engine for the
United States, Google.ca is used for Canada, while Google.co.uk
is the search engine for the United Kingdom. In total, there are
over 130 different Google search engines.
using Google Custom Search (randymajors.com)
This tool helps you build a better Google search for finding web
pages mentioning your ancestors. It returns a more focused set
of search results by using advanced Google search techniques
including exact phrases, forward and reverse name order,
alternate name spellings, logical operators, and so on. Nothing
magical, just a big time-saver!
Search Online Film Ordering
FamilySearch’s Microfilm Ordering service is your gateway to a vast collection of genealogical and historical records. The service allows you to reserve and loan films to family history centers and affiliate libraries. The loan is free, but there is a small shipping and handling charge for each film.
Your Irish Roots Online
A guide to Irish Genealogy websites and how to search on them by
Kate Kickey & Jordana Kozupsky, IrishCentra.com Staff
and Archives Canada Blog
Historic measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator,
relative value, worth of a dollar, worth of a pound, purchasing
power, gold prices, GDP, history of wages, average wage
Institute for Genealogical Studies
Genealogical research is a satisfying
pastime for the family historian and a rewarding occupation for
the professional genealogist. To support the needs of both
amateur family historians and aspiring professional genealogists
for reliable and comprehensive education we have designed a
series of courses (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Electives)
leading to various Certificates in Genealogical Studies with
specialization in various countries.
Online File Converter
Convert files like images, video, documents, audio and more to
other formats with this free and fast online converter.
|Preserving Your Family History Records Digitally
This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of using digital preservation to both augment and enhance the preservation of your family history records. It also explores solutions to the challenges, identifies what types of family history records are suitable for digital preservation, and summarizes what is required to get started archiving digital records.
Networking & Genealogy by Marian Press
Presented to the British Isles
Family History Society of Greater Ottawa on March 12, 2011.
Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style is now
available! With state-of-the-art recommendations on editorial
style and publishing practices in the digital age, The
Chicago Manual of Style is the must-have reference for
everyone who works with words.
|News & Articles
Updated daily, items that may appear, or have
appeared in the British Isles Family History Society of Greater
Ottawa monthly email newsletter.
Olive Tree Genealogy a Question
Do you need help finding an ancestor? Do you have a genealogy question you would like to ask? Do you want to know where to find certain genealogy records? Let Lorine
McGinnis Schulze help!
Online Genealogy Newsletter
with family history news, tips and reviews from genealogist Dick
Publishers Genealogy Blog
Genealogy Blog was
started by Joe Edmon and Leland Meitzler in 2003 as a place for
genealogists to come and find the best the Internet has to offer
Elizabeth Lapointe's blog for Canadian Genealogy
A free online genealogy magazine and search engine.
Historian and archivist Jennifer Bunting lives and works in
Ontario. Topics she writes about on her blog include
Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Ontario Buildings, Canada
at War, Historical Societies, Ontario History, Material Culture,
Museums, and Photographs.
Tree Genealogy Blog
Updates about Olive Tree Genealogy and other FREE genealogy records. Helping you find your family tree and ancestry.
GEnealogy News and EventS from Chris Paton. The top stories and
events concerning Scottish ancestral research, with news form
around the UK and beyond.
Global Gazette provides helpful family history research
"How-To" information, and heritage news for everyone
interested in genealogy and history.
|Finding Aids & Research
Google Search Tips for Genealogists
Google is much more
than just a tool for finding Web sites.
Family History Wiki
A great place to learn more about family history
Guides from the Archives of Ontario
These documents are
designed to aid in the use of particular types of records or to
provide information about policies and procedures.
Guides at the Canadian Genealogy Centre
Library and Archives Canada Finding Aids cover a broad range of
topics including aboriginal and ethno-cultural groups; births,
marriages and deaths; government; immigration; military;
publications; census; lands; employment and many others.
Research Wiki, Research Courses and Discussion Forums.
National Archives Research Guides: A-Z
These guides give specific research advice that will help you to
use the catalogue at The National Archives at Kew in England.
National Archives In-Depth Learning Guides
These guides created by experts cover some of the most popular
research topics including: family history, local history, Latin
History at bbc.co.uk
Take a fascinating
journey into your family's past. Discover the enormous array of
resources at your fingertips and get started with your research.
collection of family history how-to and genealogy learning
materials on the Internet. Browse or search our archives of Ancestry
Magazine, the Ancestry Daily News, Genealogical Computing,
and popular Ancestry.com online columnists.
|Other Good Stuff
Latin, A Practical Online Tutorial for Beginners
This tutorial from The
National Archives is a beginners' guide to the Latin used in
documents between 1086 and 1733 when Latin was the official
language of documents written in England. No previous knowledge
of Latin is required. This tutorial is suitable for everyone who
wants to learn.
By Alison Hare, CG.
Encyclopedia of Genealogy
The Encyclopedia of Genealogy
serves as a compendium of genealogical tools and techniques. It
provides reference information about everything in genealogy
An online course.
Facts, Surname Origins
The Family Facts archive can tell you everything from the
lifespan of your ancestors to the very meaning of your name.
your sleuthing skills with the weekly photo quiz.
Genealogy & History Internet Education Directory
A comprehensive Genealogy and Family History online
Handbook, How-To-Guide and Manual.
421 genealogy software
programs reviewed and rated.
Source Citations Quick Reference Card
Courtesy of Geneabloggers.com
Standards and Guidelines
The National Genealogical Society
Guide to the Preservation and Restoration of Old Graveyards
The New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association
Services at FamilySearch
Order copies of records located in the International
Genealogy, Lecture Notes and Supporting Materials
Halvor Moorshead shares
his course materials for lectures on dating old photographs,
researching newspapers online, websites to try and Web 2.0.
Trust Surname Distribution
Presents the findings of a project based at University College
London (UCL) that is investigating the distribution of surnames
in Great Britain, both current and historic.
A alphabetical listing old occupations on the Hall Genealogy
Website developed by Rodney Hall.
The Ontario Locator help genealogists and historians discover
the township, county or district they need in order to research
family histories. Knowing this information will narrow your
search down to one area instead of province-wide.
A free online tool to easily convert and save any web page to
The Canadian Conservation Institute provides help to care
for and preserve treasures, heirlooms and works of art.
Helps from FamilySearch(tm)
Includes Forms, Letter-writing Guide, Maps, Reference Documents,
Research Outlines, Resource Guides, Step-by-step Guides, and
of Genealogy Photos
Scanning tips to help restore your genealogy photos.
List of Archaic Medical Terms
Antiquus Morbus is a
collection of archaic medical terms and their old and modern
definitions that helps decipher the Causes of Death found on
Mortality Lists, Certificates of Death and Church Death Records
from the 19th century and earlier.
Scottish Handwriting Home Page
tuition in the Palaeography of Scottish Documents.
Software: makes transcribing easier
Freeware from J. G. Boerema, a program designed to help you to
transcribe the text on digital images of documents.
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