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Roots on the Web
© St. Petersburg Times, published July 31, 2000
Here are some starting points for genealogy research on the Internet:
RootsWeb (http://www.rootsweb.com) -- Social Security Death Index, surname mailing lists, WorldConnect family tree project, GenConnect surname boards and Web site hosting.
Cyndi's List (http://www.cyndislist.com) -- List of links compiled by Cyndi Howells.
A Barrel of Genealogy Links (http://cpcug.org/user/jlacombe/mark.html) -- Includes many Civil War links. Compiled by John J. Lacombe II.
Family Search (http://www.familysearch.org) -- Access the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' genealogical treasures.
Genealogy Resources on the Internet (http://ww-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/gen_web.html) -- No-frills list of links compiled by Christine Gaunt and John Fuller.
USGenWeb (http://www.usgenweb.com) -- State and county resources, transcriptions of public records (some census records) and tombstones.
Vital Records (http://www.vitalrec.com) -- Where to write for birth, death and marriage certificates.
Ancestors (http://www.pbs.org/kbyu/ancestors/) -- Links and information related to the popular PBS series.
Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) -- Search engine and many databases, though most accessible only to subscribers.
Genealogy.com (http://www.genealogy.com) -- Search engine, Social Security Death Index, Web site hosting through Family Treemaker.
Bureau of Land Management (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov) -- Check here to see if your ancestors might have acquired land from the federal government.
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