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The Ancestry.com Wiki is made up of four kinds of fantastic content: 1. The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy 2. Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources 3. Other great Ancestry.com content 4. Content added by you (look for source information -- add many grains of salt to posted items) We know that each genealogist is an expert in his or her own field and we invite you share your expertise. If that means correcting some outdated information from one of our printed sources, that’s great. If it means writing a brand new article about a topic we haven’t covered yet, even better.
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Located on the U of M North Campus in Ann Arbor. A wealth of genealogical & historical records.
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FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).
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The Bureau of Land Management(BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. Provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. It also has images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
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The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.
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One of the original and still one of the best on-line collections of various web sites where information is available to researchers. Cyndi is constantly updating and adding to the site. There are pages of Michigan sites available.
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The Dearborn Genealogical Society serves the City of Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan and the surrounding area.
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The Detroit Society for Genealogical Research was organized on 20 September 1936. Its primary objective is the preservation and perpetuation of the records of ancestors and families of the commonwealth, and to be of assistance to the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library.
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A page of genealogy oriented websites currently hosted by Easy Net Sites.
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LDS Family Search has a number of databases -- many of original documents that have been scanned and indexed. By county and within the US, by State.
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FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies.
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Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc. See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world.
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The first genealogical society in the State of Michigan dedicated to the research and preservation of our African-American history, with their pride in their heritage and contributions to the world and especially this country.
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The Society is dedicated to preserving Michigan's French-Canadian Heritage. Check their web site for meeting schedules and other announcements.
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The Genealogical Society of Washtenaw County (GSWC for short) was founded in 1974 Through the Michigan Genealogical Council seeks to coordinate and encourage activities in the field of family history throughout the State of Michigan. The GSWC is also a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
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Search the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free. Many old family history books are on line -- possibly your ancestor makes an appearance in one or more.
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The Grosse Pointe Historical Society was organized in 1945 to promote the preservation of local heritage and to share that knowledge with the community. The Society works to make the history of the community vital, relevant, and accessible. Through programs, facilities, and events, history is brought to life and protect historic artifacts so that everyone can experience the past first hand.
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A great library of genealogy links. See their LIBRARY button.
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To facilitate the discovery of family histories and roots as a basic part of your Canadian heritage. To encourage the use of genealogy and the resources available in libraries and archives as tools for life-long learning.
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Full access to one of the world's largest libraries. The American Memory Collection and Chronicling America Collections are invaluable.
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Linkpendium is being developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich, founders of the extremely popular RootsWeb genealogical community site. Genealogical Links by Localities (USA, UK, Ireland). Surname Links Worldwide.
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For over 30 years, the Macomb County Genealogy Group (MCGG) has been an organization for genealogists in Macomb County, Michigan, and the metro-Detroit area to learn about their chosen hobby, share their experiences, help each other and give back to the genealogical community.
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The Michigan Genealogical Council was organized on April 6, 1972 in Lansing, Michigan by representatives from ten Michigan genealogical societies and representatives from the Library of Michigan. They set as their objectives; to locate, preserve, publish and deposit in suitable repositories, records of value to genealogists and to initiate activities which encourage and assist those who are involved in genealogical research. Membership in MGC is open to any genealogical or family history society, amateur or professional with a primary interest in genealogy.
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Links to the collections and services of the State Archives of Michigan.
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Why Use Mocavo? Dick Eastman -- eogn.com "...all my future genealogy searches will start on Mocavo.com. Randy Seaver -- geneamusings.com "Mocavo promises to be a genealogist's dream - a search engine focused on free online genealogy resources.
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Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry: Start Your Genealogy Research; Research Tips; Genealogy Research Using Military Records. Explore genealogy resources related to specific topics: Census Records; Immigration; Land Records. Tools for Genealogists: Online Research Tools; Free Tools in the Research Rooms; Related Sites; ARC Guide for Genealogists.
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Located at St. Louis County Library, Missouri. Interlibrary loan program.
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Newspaper Abstracts your resource for family history research using newspapers. the site continues to grow with over 1,100 new pages added each month and currently contains 87459 pages of abstracts and extracts from historical newspapers. These articles range in size from a single entry to an entire newspaper issue, all provided by site visitors like you and made available to everyone free of charge.
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The Northville Genealogical Society was organized on 24 June 1987 to help its members in their research, sharing their experiences and help each other and give back to the genealogical community.
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The Oakland County Genealogical Society was founded in 1977 to promote and encourage an interest in genealogy and related fields among its members and the general public. The objectives of the Society are to locate, publish, and safeguard public and private genealogical records and to encourage and instruct in the science of genealogical research and compilation through workshops, sharing, and other educational means.
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From Ellis Island through various ports and back to the point of embarkation. Track your ancestors back to the old country and then track them in the US.
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Over 200 Ontario (just south of Detroit) newspapers have been indexed and are on-line at OurOntario.ca. Dates include the 1840s to current issues. Coverage among the communities varies, but can include: News Article indexing; Births, Marriages, and Deaths (BMD) indexing and clippings; Full Page / Issue Access.
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Rootsweb is a collection of transcriptions, surname entries, message boards, personal web sites, links to other web sites, and mailing lists that can be joined.
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This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records. You can also find information here about searching the Social Security Death Index online.
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The USGenWeb Project! -a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well. Clicking on a State Link (on the left) will take you to the State's website. Clicking on the tabs above will take you to additional information and links. You can also use the drop down menu in the upper left hand corner which will also take you to the State's website of your choice
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GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.
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Links to many interesting genealogical sites.
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The Western Michigan Genealogical Society was founded in 1954 with the purpose of preserving and making genealogical records available; encouraging and assisting members in genealogical research; promoting the exchange of knowledge and encouraging the deposit of genealogical records in established libraries and archives.
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Western Wayne County Genealogical Society was founded in the winter of 1976. The purpose to form a group of people interested in the exchange of information in one's genealogy, biography, and history. Encouraging and assisting other interested persons in researching, compiling, and preserving, one's records of this nature. WWCGS covers the following cities in Wayne County, Michigan: Livonia, Northville, Redford, Westland, Canton Township, Wayne, Romulus, Garden City, Plymouth, Huron Township, Belleville, Van Buren Township, and Sumpter Township.
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WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.
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You will want to begin your search by exploring the Regional and Country Websites that make up the WorldGenWeb Project. Each website contains important resource and reference information that will help you trace your family history. All of the country websites maintain a system for submitting surname queries. Many also have country or county specific email lists that are FREE and open to anyone interested in the region.
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