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SouthEast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society

Website Links To Help You With Your Research

Here are some Web site links to help you with your research.  If you know of any useful Web sites you would like to see listed here, please email Fred Allen.  Please be reminded that the Southeast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society does not in any way endorse the information found on these websites.  Always remember to verify the sources for any information provided on a Web site with the site owner.  Use the back button on your browser to return to this site to continue your research.

African-American Sites

 African American Sites  -  A part of Cyndi's list of genealogical sites. Includes General Resource Sites, History & Culture, Libraries, Archives & Museums, Mailing Lists, Publications, Records and Slavery.

 African-American Lifelines -  Includes how to begin, basic research and slave research.

 The Texas Slavery Project  -  Seeks to recover the names and biographical information for every slave who ever lived in Texas.

Cajun Research Sites

 Cajun Clickers  -  A group of researchers from the Baton Rouge area sharing their Cajun heritage as well as surnames from other backgrounds.  Nice surname list to search in.

 Acadian, Cajun & Creole - A part of Cyndi's list of genealogical sites, the site contains numerous links to Acadian, Cajun and Creole Web sites.

Cemetery Sites

 Guedry Cemetery - Located in Hardin County, Batson Prairie, Texas, has a searchable database.

Civil War

  Confederate Pension Records

 Sons of Confederate Veterans

English Research Sites

  The Public Record Office - This site is full of information.  Spend some time here and you will learn a lot about how and where to find public information on your English ancestors.  The Public Record Office is the repository of the national archives for England, Wales and The United Kingdom.  It was founded by act of Parliament in 1838 to bring together and preserve records of central government and the courts of law, and to make them available to all who wish to consult them.  The records, beginning with the Domesday Book (1086), span an unbroken period from the 11th century to present.  

 Royal Genealogical Data Directory -  Royalty in your line?  Try this site for information to complete your research!  

Genealogy Link Sites

 Cyndi's List - Probably the most publicized Web site for genealogical reference.  If you don't find it here, it's probably just not there!!  Literally thousands of site links to choose from.

  Best Links On the Internet - This is a site from MSNBC that covers what they consider the best genealogy links on the internet.  This results from a series they produced for TV in 1999.  Browse around here and you just might learn a few things!

 Family Tree Climbers  -  A page of genealogy links that include surname homepages and state information. There are a lot of places to go to from this page.  Leave queries, view queries or check obituaries to name a few things listed.  Take your time here!

 Rootsweb Genealogical Site  -  This site contains numerous ways to enhance your research.  Take some time to read what is available.  Be sure to check out the huge surname search engine and join a discussion group or two for a particularly troublesome surname you are researching.  These are the folks that sponsor our web space.

 Genforum - More surname information to research in.  Great place to spend some time in!

 GenConnect At Rootsweb - This is a nice site that allows you to pick a state and then a county in that state.  Next to the county's name are topics that you can go in and look at such as postings, bible records, pension records, deeds, etc.  Give it a try and leave a posting or two.

 The Learning Center - Lessons on how to research.  Take time to read these pages.  Lot's of good research tips on how to research and use all the resources available to you.

Genealogy Software, Product And Magazine Sites - This page is a guide to using the internet as a research tool.  It contains links, tip, guides, tools, society information and many other things that will help you with your research.  Sit a spell....take some time here!

 Family Tree Maker  -  The Web page for the popular genealogy software. Many surname homepages available as well as a surname search engine.  A great place to take a few lessons on how to conduct your research as well.

 American Genealogical Lending Library - The AGLL.  Here you can check on microfilm that is available as well as other products and services.

 Everton's Genealogical Helper  -  If you have ever used their publication, then you will love their Web site.  Lot's of useful information and products available.  There is a surname search engine here too.

  Gedpage - Shareware that you can use for free to create your own webpage featuring your research.

GenWeb Project

 U. S. Genweb Project   -  Pick a state and then a county!  There is a Web page for every county in the USA. Research your ancestors in the county they lived in by leaving queries and studying the information available at each site.

 Louisiana City To Parish Index  -  Index of Louisiana cities and towns (current and obsolete) and the Parish each is (or was) found in.  Orignally compiled by SETGHS member Darlene Becnel Schnatz for the Louisiana GenWeb Project, she has reworked it and set it up on her own Web page. 

Government Agencies

 Texas Courthouses

 Texas State Library and Archives Commission  -  Has recourses available at the TSLAC Genealogy Collection, suggested reading, local, regional and national resources.

Historical Information Research Sites

 W. T. Block's Web Page  -  Web page from local historian and author W. T. Block.  This site features East Texas and Western Louisiana history and a directory of Mr. Block's writings.

 The New Handbook of Texas - This site is great for locating those old towns that are no longer on the map or for finding little known facts and information about Texas.  Try the search engine by entering a keyword and see what comes up.

 Texas Courthouses - Great site showing photos of the grand courthouses in Texas.   Information on each county and a history of the courthouses. 

Italian And Sicilian Research Sites

 Granny's Italian Hotspots - Some links to site to help you with your Italian ancestry.

Library Sites

 HALAN Library Catalogues - Check to see if the book you need to research in is located in your local library.  You can view the libraries at Beaumont, Port Arthur and Houston, TX here.  Tyrrell and Clayton libraries are among those listed.  Many other cities are listed as well.

 Lamar University Online Card Catalogue 


  Genealogy In Texas And Beyond - This site offers some great maps of Texas from early times.

  Rare Map Collection - This site offers some maps of early Georgia and some old railway maps of the South.

Native American Research Sites

 Southwest Oklahoma Genealogy  -  A very large group of Native American research links as well as hundreds of other great links to check out.  Take some time here!

 American Indian Tribal Directory - A directory of American Indian Tribes.  Search by Tribe, State or City/State.


  The Daughters Of The American Revolution - Homepage of this great organization.  Learn how to join and also check out their reference library.

  Genealogy In Texas And Beyond - This is a great Web page that lists an enormous amount of information for Texas research.  It has listings for genealogy societies from all over Texas.  If you need to contact others for help in researching in other counties, here is the place to get the information to get that help.

Odds & Ends

Newspaper Links  -  Newpapers from all over the U. S. and the World!  Send in a query to be printed in the newspaper from the area your ancestor once lived.  Maybe you can find a "cousin" still living in that area.  It's worked for me!

 U. S. Funeral Home Directory  -  That funeral home that buried your ancestor may just still be in business.  You can get detailed information from many of them if you write to them.