Carbon County PAGenWeb - Internat'l/Misc. Resources
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~International and Misc. Information~

Carbon has joined in on the quest to document our ancestors migrations. I would like to start a seperate page showcasing the migration patterns of our Carbon ancestors. Please send your Carbon County Ancestors migration pattern to me

Wanted our Revolutionary War units/individuals!! If you have information on our Carbon Revolutionary War units/individuals
please e-mail me

Wanted our Civil War units. If you have information on our Carbon Civil War units
please e-mail me
Barbara Lavin
Commercial use of any information from these pages is prohibited.

Carbon County, Pennsylvania

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Carbon County was formed from: Northampton MonroeCounties in 1843.

Neighboring counties are: Monroe Northampton Lehigh Schuylkill Luzerne Counties.

Hi,my name is Barbara Lavin, and I am your county hostess/coordinator. I took this site over from Adam Roberts on May 14th,1999. Hopefully you'll see new and exciting things. Please bookmark this site as things could change regularly. I hope you enjoy your visit and please come again.

Carbon county Information
County seat: Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk)

Having problems locating your Carbon Ancestor??

Many of our ancestors migrated to another county - generally one close by. Please try searching in the following neighboring counties..
Berks County maintained by Judy Parsons
Schuylkill County maintained by Barb Lavin

We need your town histories!!! Please help us get them all- we don't want any left out. All our Carbon towns and boroughs are important. We need more on all of them - let's make this the best site it can be. To help, e-mail me let me know which town you want to do and I'll add you to the list of angels.

Thanks !!! Remember this is YOUR site
Barbara Lavin.

Lookup Volunteers:

You are cordially invited to sign up to be a Carbon County Volunteer. We could not possibly have enough wonderful people who are willing to help others to find Carbon County ancestors. We would love to have your help.

Willing to help? What do you do?

You may have an old history book with an index and be willing to check to see if someone's ancestor is listed. You might have Tax Lists, Census Records, Courthouse Records, Death Records. Someone needs your information.

An alternative to lookups...Indices:

Would you be interested in typing an index from any one of the old Carbon County history books? This would be a once and done, permanent help to all of us doing\ research.

or cemetery records

If you want to help and don't want to type or don't have the time, but you have taken the time to ask your pastor for his church records - marriage, death, baptisms and cemetery. We would love to have you contact us - I have volunteers waiting to help !! E-mail me and I'll forward you the proper postal address Barbara Lavin

If you would like to volunteer to make this page better, we sure could use the help! Please e-mail Barb Lavin

Help wanted ~~ Immigrants Ship Transcribers Guild
To do some of the volunteer work, you don't have to reside in the area. For some of the projects, the coordinators will snail-mail you the records to be transcribed, along with instructions. Or you could provide services for a project involving records that exist in your area.

To learn more about volunteering to transcribe passenger ships' lists for the Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, who then upload the list onto their site on RootsWeb for all to access -- Click Here: ISTG - FAQ

Read that entire page of questions and answers (just keep scrolling down the page). If this is something you'd be willing to help with, click on "Fill Out Application" at the bottom of that page.

New Carbon County Queries:
The new queries will be posted automatically.

The instructions are below:
    1...Place ALL SURNAMES (within your query) in CAPS.
    2...Enter your information exactly as you want it to appear.
    4...Please TURN OFF THE CAPS. It's hard to see the surnames if your whole query is in caps

Carbon Boards - please see main page
Hinkle's Board
For peole who are looking for their Hinkle Ancestor's allinclusive board

If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please let me know. Send email to Barb Lavin


About the PAGenWeb / USGenWeb Project

In June, 1996, GENCAP and the USGenWeb Project helped organize the Pennsylvania Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project (PAGenWeb). The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Pennsylvania, where genealogical data about each county could be easily found. In addition, the data on all county sites would be indexed and cross-linked, so that a single search in the master index could locate all references to a given surname across all pages and databases associated with the project.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of data and generally oversee the contents of each web page. Contact the volunteer shown on the appropriate county page if you would like to contribute in some way to the project. Or you can send email to the PAGenWeb state coordinator at

Volunteers are still needed! If you are interested in hosting a PAGenWeb County, read the Requirements for Home Pages Created under the PAGenWeb Project
Want to know more about PAGenWeb?
Here's a fascinating article PAGenWeb Project: Volunteers Building Pennsylvania's Online Genealogical Resources

The pages at this site are best viewed with a tables-capable browser. Both Netscape 3.01 and Explorer 3.0 support tables and can be down loaded for free.

Barb Lavin
Commercial use of any information from these pages is prohibited.

This page created 19 May 1999 for the PAGenWeb / USGenWeb Project


International Resources
Hamburg State Index

Polish Roots


Migration Information Source

Genealogy and Family History at the National Library of Canada

Time Capsule

What's in a surname Catholic Community/Knights of Malta
Knights of Malta

On-Line Dictionaries

International Maps

Central European Religious Situation, 1618
A Genealogical Resource

Time lines of the 20th Century

If you are seeking that long lost friend or relative you can now arrange a search of the UK-Info Disc completely free of charge.

Ships Passenger list
, Effingham 22 October 1849
Swan - May 1, 1848

Books we own
A Look-Up Resource for International Genealogical Research. Books We Own is a list of resources owned/accessed by ROOTS-L mailing list members and others who are willing to look up genealogical information and e-mail or snail mail it to others who request it.

European Telephone and Address Listings

Historical Map Web Sites

Internet Genealogy

Surname Guide
Search for your Surname

The LDS puts the 1881 census on line
The Church has announced "a searchable database of the 1881 British Census, listing more than 30 million names, birth dates, addresses and occupations that has been compiled on 25 compact discs." The collection, available for only $33 through the Church, was produced in connection with the Federation of Family History Societies in the United Kingdom. The project took "11 years and more than 2.5 million man hours of volunteer labor" to complete. Search for your Ancestors

The Ulster Foundation

The Scots/Irish Immigration of the 1700s

1845 - 1852 YEARS OF INFAMY

GenUKI - United Kingdom and Ireland

Sixty Best Ireland URL's to Know on the Internet !

Irish Genealogy

The Irish Times

The National Library of Ireland

Parish locator
Over 15,000 parishes are listed in the United Kingdom and Ireland. For each parish the county and the map reference is given

Public Record Office - National Archives - England

Royal Naval Reserves

Need a picture of a ship - type of?

The Mariner's Mailing list

Index of Ships World Wide 1851-1900

Across referencer for towns and states

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
provides personal and service details and places of commemoration for the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First or Second World Wars.

Ships Arriving US From Europe (1797 - 1930)
If you know the date,
and the name of the ship
you can find the port of entry!!!
Ships 1890 - 1930
Early Records Prior to 1890
All Ships by Date -
new as of 12 Apr 98
IRISH Immigrants
German Immigrants from Russia
Emigrants from the Waasland
(Flanders, Belgium )

The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

You can locate anything pretty much here

Library Sources
It is identified as:
WWW Interface to Manuscript files in RLIN/Eureka:
The Library of Congress has made available this web site of approximately 400,000 records from archival collections in libraries, museums, state archives and historical societies throughout North America.

The Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
It directs you to the home pages of the different countries you're researching. For example, there is a "Prussia Home Page" for those whose roots are in "Germany."

Libraries,Societies,and Museums in North America with French-Canadian Genealogical or Historical Collections
In text format.
May help you with both your Canadian and American Ancestors. Has many addresses in both countries which may help you with your search

Irish Emigrants
Wonderful site!!!! Has some lists of ships - BUT it has the entire list of the passengers where they came from and where they landed

Accessing Telephone Records
International People finder
International Phone Book

International Internet Genealogical Society

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
Has Adoption and other great information

WorldGenWeb Project

SSDI Advanced Search Form

Translation of documents
This Altavista site will translate several languages. Text can be copied & pasted into the translator and you will get the translation. I thought it may be of some help.

Funeral Net
Over 20,000 US Funeral Homes listed

Searching for Your Elderly Family Historians?
Contact Liz Holbrook
This only applies to your missing relatives who may have moved to Canada

Misc. Resources

Archival Internet Resources

Ancestor Search - Birthday Calculator
Javascript Birthday Calculator

Ancient Faces
A visual genealogy exchange

Treasures in Genealogy

Historic Impressions
Tombstone rubbings

Nedsite Search Center
A comprehensive gen website

MY history

New to genealogy?? Try these sites
Genealogy 101
Sharpen your Research skills


Genealogy Watchdog

Looking for the female on your tree

Obituary Links Page

American Battle Monuments Commission

calculating date of birth

Colonial Occupations

Census Store
You can now buy the census rolls here

What happened to the 56 men of the Declaration of Independence

Free CD Lookups!!!!
Genealogical CDs
Mailing Lists
you can find alot of mailing lists on this page

A General Genealogy link

Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Free genealogy software
please note I have not checked out this site - so as always caveat emptor. If any of you try it please let me know how it is ~ B.L.~

Retracing the Trails of Your Ancestors Using Deed Records Want to have your family tre on the web but don't know HTML or how to get page. is one of the many places you could start. You couod also research your family tree here as well

Higgins Book Company
Specializing in Genealogy and History

Subject: Genealogy
has genealogy links on the net Relationship Chart
A chart explaining how your third cousin once removed is related to you

Cousins and Cousinhood

Genealogical CDs
Free Lookups

Family Bibles
maintained by Tim Conrad and Kraig Ruckel

Find a place name

Indexing the Internet

Old maps
lists old maps, prints and articles of interest to genealogists and historians, pertaining to the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania. There is a cost

Zip find
find that elusive zip code

Deciphering Old Handwriting

Census Links

Lost Classmates

Free Charts

Surname Search

Locality Search

Simply Genealogy
has Links galore!!!

Random Acts of Genealogial Kindness
Volunteers needed

American Memory
Historical Collections of the National Digital Library
Go to Search type in Schuylkill you'll be amazed at what you'll find!!

Old Maps
Photocopies of Old Maps, Old Prints, and Old Articles of Interest to Genealogists and Historians Pertaining to Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California from Gleason's Old Maps

Journey to My Genealogy Links

Pennsylvanians Charged With Treason Revolutionary War
a list of 400+ PA men charged with treason during the Rev. War. It includes: names, occupations, township/county.

Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
tells you how to locate your Catholic Records

The Gold Bug
have a large selection of reproductions of early maps of the U.S., Europe and the world, going back to the 16th century.

Lutherans On line
A Genealogy Exchange Message Board

A MUST see!!!

Genealogy Charts and Forms
Ancestors Charts and Records

The Railroad Retirement Board
If you know the name of the particular railroad that your ancestor worked for, try contacting them to see if they have any information

The Philadelphia City Archives

MHI Photograph Database
This database is a catalog of American Civil War (ACW) photographs from the Special Collections Branch of MHI.

Foreign Names
This site will allow you to cross-reference Czechoslovakian, German, Hungarian, Polish or Slovakian given first names to their English equivalent

The Soundex
How to use it
Rootswebs interactive Soundex
NARA's Soundex

GebCom Files Revealed
Ever want to know about Gedcom files??

Found your Ancestors occupation and have no clue what they are/mean??
Old German Professions, Ocupations, and illnesses
translated from German into English language

This and That Occupations

Colonial Occupations

A list of Occupations

Ranks Professions, Occupations, and Trades

Coal Region

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Project Pennsylvania

USGenWeb Census Project

Tombstone Project

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Or the USGenWeb Page (mirrored site)

County Coordinator:
Barb Lavin
PA State Coordinator:
Nate Zipfel

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