Other Genealogy Links
Last Update - 9/8/2003
National Archives and Records Administration Soundex Machine
Schooner Genealogy Company - RootStamps - Handy rubber stamps for researchers
Charts from Ancestors - PBS
Internet Archive Way Back Machine
This site is great for tracking down the genealogy data that was posted to a site at one time but was taken down.
You can still find that info as it used to appear by using the "Way Back Machine"
Put in the URL (usually obtained from your bookmarks) and you can find web sites that are no longer up and running.
Full text, searchable, books
Wisconsin Gazetteer, John Warren Hunt, 1858
Wisconsin and its Resources, James S. Ritchie, 1853
An Illustrated History of the State of Wisconsin, Charles R. Tuttle, 1875
National Genealogical Society
Military burials by state
American Family Immigration History Center
Daughters of the American Revolution
DAR - Patriot Index Lookup Service
Research in the U. S. National Archives, Washington, DC
Danish Emigration Archives
Ranks, Professions, Occupations and Trades
List of occupations
Archaic Medical Terms
The Poorhouse Story
Ancestors - PBS
African American and African Ancestored Genealogy
International Internet Genealogical Society
ePodunk - Celebrating the Power of Place
Modern Woodmen of America life insurance records
Condensed from the Spring 2002 issue of the Modern Woodmen Magazine.
Many of us have found Modern Woodmen mentioned in an obituary or have found "MWA" on a tombstone.
Modern Woodmen of America life insurance records are available to help verify information and can help you continue in the right direction on your family research. Now, you can contact the MWA corporate librarian to check death benefit claim records 1884 - 1946 via e-mail: [email protected]
Include your ancestor's name, date of death and place of residence if known, as well as your full contact information.
Death benefit claim records are a secondary source and typically provide
Requests for information for deaths after 1946 may or may not be released, and will be reviewed to protect confidentiality of the living family members. Requests are answered in the order they are received and there is no fee for this service.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Ships and Vessels
Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
U.S. Great Lakes Vessel Enrolments
Great Ocean Liners
Immigrant Ships - Louis S. Alfano
Lloyd's Registry of Shipping
Steamship Historical Society of America
Mystic Seaport Museum
Peabody Essex Museum - Maritime Arts and History Archives
Social Security Death Index
Social Security Death Index
SOCIAL SECURITY HISTORY
Many questions have come up as people refer to the Social Security Death Index. The following Social Security program dates answer most of them: 14 Aug 1935 Social Security law passed. 1 Dec 1936 - First card issued.
1937-1939 - Approximately 35 million numbers assigned to workers who qualified before 1 Jan 1937.
1951 - Coverage extended to domestic and farm workers,
temporary federal employees, the self-employed and residents of U.S. territories.
1955 - Americans working for U.S. companies abroad and self-employed
1956 - Most self-employed professionals other than doctors covered.
1961 - SSNs required by IRS to identify taxpayers.
1965 - Medicare program enacted. Doctors covered.
1973 - SS numbers issued centrally. First three digits determined by zip code of applicant's address.
1984 - All federal employees hired after 1 Jan and employees of non-profit organizations covered.
FAMILY FINDINGS, 7:4, May 1997, quarterly newsletter, published by the Wisconsin
Jewish Genealogical Society, 9280 N. Fairway Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53217.
Beware of Genealogy Scams - Keep yourself safe
Unfortunately there are people out there with fraudulent
Genealogy web sites. Before spending any large amounts of money for a subscription, check the
web sites below to see if the company has been reported to authorities as offering services that
they are collecting money for but are offered elsewhere for free. These companies have been
known to steal data off of free genealogy web sites and sell it!