Online Genealogy and Vital Record Links
Free Genealogy Sites -
Genealogy Lookup Forum - a new web site of volunteers who will do various types of
Genealogy Market Place - A place to buy and sell new, used, out-of-print, hard-to-find genealogy books. There is no service fee. You would just pay whatever the seller wanted for the material. www.genealogyclassifieds.com
County Maps - links to rotating maps showing the county boundary changes for each year overlayed with past and present maps - http://www.mycountymaps.com/
Census Maps - links to rotating maps showing all the county boundaries for each census year overlayed with past and present maps - http://www.mycensusmaps.com/
University of Michigan has many county histories online seen
When at the U. of M. site, to find a county history book of Michigan:
Click - "Browse Michigan County Histories"
Click - Author, then choose the first letter of the author's surname, such as B for Bowen
Type the author's name, i. e. - Bowen, A. W.
Click - Browse
Then click on the particular county history that you are interested in, that was written/published by that author.
Rockford Register, 1871-1941, newspaper of Rockford, Kent County, Michigan, has a searchable but not browseable database online for obituaries and biographies that were in the newspaper. http://userdb.rootsweb.com/news/
Free genealogy website - http://www.genealogybuff.com
1918 Ottawa County Directory - http://www.distantcousin.com/Directories/MI/OttawaCounty/1918/
Michigan Soldiers Home Information - http://www.michigan.gov/dmva
FGS online index for the Michigan GenWeb for Ottawa County -
It you want to check another county, just put the name in the URL in place of "ottawa". Any county that has two words such as Grand Traverse, St. Clair - grand_traverse or st_clair in place of "ottawa" in the URL>
Two genealogy links:
http://resources.rootsweb.com/~rootslink/ - Roots Link Registry
LDS is in the process of digitizing their book holdings,
mostly family histories to date
and they are putting them online at BYU (Brigham Young University), fully searchable by any word.
http://www.lib.byu.edu/ then click home page, follow the links - Find Other Materials/On Line Collections at BYU/
Text Collections tab/ Family History Archive. If you have a common surname, use the "Search All" box with "search full text" checked.Link in Commemoration of the anniversary of the opening of the Castle Garden Immigration Depot, August 1, 1855.
An electronic database project on immigration through the Port of New York - www.CastleGarden.org
Vital Records site http://www.vitalrec.com
Arizona FREE searchable birth and death records - http://www.accessgenealogy.com/arizona/
Genealogy links http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA
DNA Resource - If you are interested in finding our more
about dna, here is a good resource:
Genealogy Forum, a message board format - http://www.genforum.genealogy.com
Sit links your surname to genealogy homepages with the same
African-American Genealogy Sources - transcriptions,
databases, chats, etc.
African-American Cemeteries Online
Dutch Genealogy Links, including a dictionary for Dutch to
English and English to Dutch -
For other Dutch links, go to Dutch Records at this site.
National Archives, churchbook-collections - http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read
Census - http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?spraak=e
Genealogy Society of Norway - http://www.disnorge.no/eng/index.html
Telephone-directory - http://www.gulesider.no/tk/index.c?spraak=en
1911 Canadian Census (not yet complete)
http://allcensusrecords.com/canada/ Choose 1911
The images for 1911 are also online at Library & Archives Canada but are no searchable by name, only by geographic location -
A link for families having ancestors in Grafschaft,
On bottom right side of screen, Local Heritage Books - click on Online databases
Select Nordhorn or Uelsen from Grafschaft, Bentheim and check your family name.
Also, "The County of Bentheim and Her Emigrants to North America" gives clues to where the family originated.
For Bentheim ancestors - http://www.online-ofb.de/
For Overijsel ancestors -
Click on "Genealogen" - "Indexen online" "Huwelijk OV" (An index of all marriages registered in the province of
Overijssel between 1811 and 1922) or "Overlijden OV" (Index of all deaths registered in Overijssel between 1881
and 1932) Contents of death certificates will be available online later in 2005.
For Drenthe ancestors and immigrants:
Click on "Zoeken" (Search)
Explanation: Achternaam = Surname; Voornaam = First name; Schoonmaken = Clear;
Meer zoekmogelijkheden = Advanced search; Kind = child; Bruid = bride; Bruidegom = bridegroom
Overledene = deceased person; Vader = father; moeder = Mother; All relaties = all relations
The University of Cambridge has a free online course for
learning how to read and transcribe 1500-1700
English handwriting. http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/
Created: 11 Jun 2004
URL: URL: http://ottawa.migenweb.net/online/index.html
Contact County Coordinator: email@example.com