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A new resource for honoring the WW1 casualties from Texas. April 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of our entry into the Great War. This website not only lists the fallen, but links to a remembrance plaque, and the citations awarded, the Find A Grave memorial, and the American Battle Monuments memorial. It has been almost two years in the making.
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AccessGenealogy has been online since 1999. What started out as a small 50 page website has evolved over the years to one of the leading websites in providing free genealogy. With over 240,000 links it is also one of the largest directories of genealogy websites found online. It’s crowning achievement though is in providing Native American researchers an avenue for research online. With partnerships between it and Fold3, Native American data has finally been provided to the masses electronically.
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As a genealogist, you want to be able to see the details of ancestors’ faces, the details of the clothes they were wearing , without the distraction of scratches and fading photographs.
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A place to search obituaries in newspapers.
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Search death records such as coffin plates, death cards, funeral cards, wills, church records, family bibles, cenotaphs and tombstone inscriptions for free Find links to other death records like cemeteries, vital stats, and obituaries.
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One of the world's largest on-line genealogical databases on the internet with more than 7 billion records and millions of family trees. You can build a family tree on-line and share with other Ancestry. members as well as viewing others family trees. Ancestry.com is not a free database but can be accessed for free through many public libraries.
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Arcadia Publishing is the leading local history publisher in the United States, with a catalog of more than 9,000 titles in print and hundreds of new titles released every year. Arcadia Publishing is best known for its iconic Images of America series, which chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country. Captured in unique pictorial format, small slices of hometown history detail the often forgotten aspects of American life. With more than two hundred vintage images, each title celebrates a town or region, bringing to life the people, places, and events that define the community. Arcadia also publishes other series: Images of Rail, Images of Aviation, Images of Sports, Images of Baseball, Postcard History, Campus History, Corporate History, and Then & Now. A new imprint, Legendary Locals, launched in 2011. (Note: Legendary Locals of Grand Prairie is due out in 2015. It is do-authored by GPGS past Presidents Richard G Waller and Pamela Flynt Knight).
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One-of-a-kind, customized maps and books created county by county, state by state, for original settlers whose purchases are indexed either in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management or the Texas General Land Office databases.. .
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The museum, located in Austin, Texas, also contains a library with 10,000 books and periodicals as well as the original World War I card files for soldiers that joined in Texas.
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The Bureau of Land Management website offers researchers a source of information on the initial transfer of land titles from the Federal government to individuals. In addition to verifying title transfer, this information will allow the researcher to associate an individual (Patentee, Assignee, Warrantee, Widow, or Heir) with a specific location (Legal Land Description) and time (Issue Date). This official Federal Land Records site provides live access to records, including image access to over 5 million title records issued since 1820.
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A part of the Library of Congress website. you can search many newspapers from here.
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Any woman who is a citizen of either the United States of America, The Dominion of Canada, or Mexico, of good moral character, who is not less than sixteen years of age, shall be eligible to membership, provided that she shall be personally acceptable to the Society and shall be the lineal descendant of a Native or immigrant American ancestor who participated in any capacity in actual hostilities, one against the other, or in any other activity with each other, during the period May 14, 1607 to 1900.
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Possibly the largest list of genealogical materials and websites available on the internet.
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Italian genealogical research, with instruction, information and more
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Dallas, TX
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Any woman eighteen years or older--regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background--who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership
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Any woman having attained her sixteenth (16th) birthday is eligible for membership, provided she is personally acceptable to The DRT and is a lineal descendant of a man or woman who rendered loyal service for Texas prior to the consummation of the Annexation Agreement of the Republic of Texas with the United States of America on the nineteenth day of February, eighteen hundred forty-six (19 February 1846).
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Lists of links to United States death records, by state
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Tutorials, kits, galleries and blog for digital scrapbooking.
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Roberta Estes, professional scientist and business owner as well as obsessed genealogist, blogs about things she has learned, answers people’s questions and generally, has fun with genetic genealogy.
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Jewish Genealogy Software
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Calendar of genealogy events in all states.
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Calendar of Texas genealogy events
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A great resource for all things genealogy.
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Search the world's historical newspaper archives. Items from nearly 3000 newspaper titles.
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Free access to billions of family records. This sight provides birth, marriage, death, Census, probates, land, military, and many more records from around the world. You can also find teaching videos to help aid you in how to search family records and build your family tree.
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A part of Network Media, Family Tree gives you access to research your heritage. It is also a good source for learning about genealogy, researching and interesting works within the field of genealogy.
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Search family trees at nine online family tree databases by entering your ancestor information just once. This free service creates the best family tree searches based on your ancestry. Get started by entering what you know about your ancestor in the form below.
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Founded in 1976, FGS is a community serving genealogical societies with products, services and resources.
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Find graves in cemeteries all over the country. You can also post graves in cemeteries. You can also find discussion forums, famous grave sites and more.
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"Fireside Chat" videos are produced by the History channel and can be a grat source for historical information. Also they have some of these programs with genealogist that can be quite informative.
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Searchable database of cemetery records for mass grave on the grounds of what was once the Cook County (IL) Almshouse, the county insane asylum, tuberculosis hospital and a potter's field that eventually became Cook County Cemetery. Barry Fleig, a history buff, has created this portal that includes information on 8,000 of the estimated 38,000 people buried there.
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Ft. Worth, Texas
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UK and Ireland genealogy. Large collection of genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
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Free website where you can upload and share your family trees. You can interact with others and leave & receive messages right on an individual without hurting the integrity of your data.
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The United States military keeps detailed records of its servicemen and -women making it the perfect resource for your genealogical search. From the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, to the Vietnam War, 1955-1975, and beyond there are detailed service records. These resources are an invaluable tool in the search for your family.
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The largest newspaper archive for family history research
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Lisa Louise Cooke shares her podcasts, videos and blog
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Lisa Louise Cooke has posted an article on her website, Genealogy Gems, on a possible replacement for FTM.
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Top 100 Most Popular Genealogy Websites Genealogy In Time Magazine is an online magazine for genealogists. This page from their site give you a list of the most popular genealogy research sites. Some are free sites and some are pay but you have a great list of very informative sites. Remember that some of the pay sites can be accessed through your local library for free.
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Free online newsletter of the Genealogical Publishing company
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Genealogy Talk helps you connect and share with other Genealogists that have related interests.
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Over 6,350 transcriptions -- including Masonic lodge rosters, funeral notices, school catalogues, telephone directories, insurance claims, directories, church member lists, prison records, etc. -- from original documents.
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A free transcription editor program for transcribing old hand-written census records, church records, vital records (birth, death, marriage), baptisms, burials, index records, etc.
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A PowerPoint presentation by Davideen Demske given at the March 7th Arlington Family History Fair. 123 pages long. Available until May 1st.
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The GPHO is a long standing organization in Grand Prairie. They work closely with the City's Historical Commission and have a large collection of documents about the history of Grand Prairie, Texas and it's citizens.
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Card catalog
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Grand Prairie, Texas (Dallas/Ft. Worth area)
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Safe cleaner for headstones. Removes stained, mold, mildew, algae, lichens, and air pollutants.
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Regular Membership is available to those persons who can prove lineal or collateral descent from an ancestor who, during the American Revolution from 1775 to 1783, was loyal to the Crown of Great Britain and who are currently a member of an organization requiring proof of descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. The Loyalist ancestor cannot be more collateral than a third cousin. Associate Patriot Membership is available to persons who are currently a member of a organization requiring proof of descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. Associate Loyalist Membership is available to persons who are currently a member of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada or who prove lineal or collateral descent from an ancestor who during the American Revolution remained loyal to the Crown of Great Britain.
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From Heritage Quest you can access census records as well as search books, PERSI, Freedman's Bank, U.S. Serial Set and Revolutionary War records. These collections can provide lots of information from articles and records. Millions of records and family histories available.
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Inspired by the idea that an heirloom without a story is just more stuff, The Heirloom Registry is a new and innovative online service that helps you protect and share those stories, providing a simple, lasting, accessible and inexpensive way to make sure the stories and records of the things you care about are preserved and easily found by future generations. By permanently affixing a unique registry number to your heirloom or other item, you can record its story on The Heirloom Registry Web site today and allow others who find and enter that same number -- whether it's tomorrow, or 100 years from tomorrow -- to find and treasure its story as well.
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A free online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world, for historical and genealogy research.
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Freeware graphic viewer. Fast, small, compact photo viewer for non-commercial use.
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Irish resources, maps, court records, rare and exclusive searchable databases and more.
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The Irving Genealogical Society has closed and is now merged with the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society.
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Free web-site with thousands of Jewish, references, databases, instruction, and coordination.
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The purpose of this organization shall be to create, foster and maintain interest in genealogy and the Welton R. and Mildred Chapman Fail Resource Center of the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library; to collect and preserve information relating to genealogy; to make available through the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library, published genealogical records; to act as a training agency for persons interested in genealogical research.
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Legacy.com is the leader in the online memorial and obituary market collaborating with more than 800 newspapers in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to provide ways for readers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones.
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The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law
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Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services.
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The lasting tribute to life. A living memorial for generations to follow through the merging of technology and grave markers.
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The goal of this website is to "bring Main Street America into the fascinating world of family history research" by providing robust genealogy tools, a caring community of fellowship, and a pathway to authenticate, preserve and honor your unique family ancestors by the successful admission into lineage societies.” The website includes a blog and an amazing list of lineage societies with links to the website of each one, plus guidance on how and why to join lineage societies.
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This is a listing of the major pages that will assist you on your Texas research. These links will take you further into the vast amount of information available at LoneStar Genealogy.
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A database portal that the Grand Prairie Public Library System has developed in conjunction with the Arlington, Mansfield and Kennedale libraries. One of its features is that it includes access to all of the databases available through the Texas State Library, like the Texas Sanborn Maps, Texas Heritage Online, and the Texas Reference Center.
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The website of the National Archives Southwest Region in Fort Worth, Texas houses a center for historical and genealogical research, where they have both an Archival and Microfilm Research Room for researchers. Their historical records date from the 1800s to the late 1900s, and include letters, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, and other documents received from over 100 Federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
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To serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
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Any woman is eligible for membership in the National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars, who is not less than eighteen years of, age; who is of good moral character and reputation; who is in sympathy with the Objects of the Society; who is personally acceptable to the Society; who is lineally descended in the male or female line from an ancestor who, from the time of the settlement at Jamestown (May 13, 1607) to the battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775): Served as a military or naval officer, or as a soldier, sailor, marine or privateersman, under the authority of the Colonies that afterward formed the United States, or in the forces of Great Britain that participated with those of the said Colonies in any wars in which the said Colonies were engaged, or in which their men were enrolled. Served in any civil position of high trust and responsibility in the Colonies, such as Director General, Vice Director General, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Deputy Governor, Governor's Assistant, Lord Proprietor, Secretary, or Treasurer of a Colony or Province, member of the King's or Governor's Council, or Legislative Body in the Colonies, or Commissioner to the United Colonies or New England, or Member of the Council, or Body of Assistants, as well as Receiver General, Attorney General, Surveyor General, and such titles as Sheriff, Constable, Mayor, Judge, Justice of the Peace, Customs Officer, Master of Ordnance, or other elective or appointed offices in the Colonies.
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The applicant shall be of lineal descendant from those men and women who were actual residents of America when it was under foreign government as colonies and who served prior to July 4, 1776 in any of the twenty-six categories
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The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is made up of 45 Corporate Societies in 44 states and the District of Columbia, with over 15,500 individual members nationwide. Membership is handled at the state level and is based on lineage and dedication to the Society's mission.
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Membership is available to women age eighteen and over who can offer satisfactory proof that they are lineal descendants of an ancestor who, during the period of 1784-1815 inclusive, rendered civil, military, or naval service to our country, rendered material aid to the U.S. Army or Navy, or who participated in the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Junior membership is available to girls and boys from birth through age 21. Young women between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five are known as Flora Adams Darling Daughters in honor of the Society's first president.
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This is a fee paid sight with Newspapers from the 1700s–2000s. They are adding more newspapers daily. Searchable site.
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New York Public Library https://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/09/21/new-york-city-directories-free-online is digitizing its collection of New York City Directories, 1786 through 1922/3, serving them free through the NYPL Digital Collections portal. The first batch—1849/50 through 1923—have already been scanned, and the 1786–1848/9 directories are right now being scanned. The whole collection will be going online over the coming months. Staff at NYPL are currently teaching computers to read the wobbly typeset, to interpret the strange abbreviations, and the occasionally slightly less than geometric layout of the directories to make the old print text machine readable. The goal is to make the directories text searchable in powerful new ways, in order to build datasets that will inform research in New York City history, genealogy, and beyond. More technical posts on this work will follow.
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Obituary database for finding obituaries and performing cemetery searches.
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Blog dedicated to answering genealogical questions.
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The term "Ancient Planter" is applied to those persons who arrived in Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three years, and paid their passage. They received the first patents of land in the new world as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618 for their personal adventure. Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters is an incorporated non-profit society whose purpose is to honor and perpetuate the memory of the Ancient Planters; to promote historical and genealogical research; to inspire patriotism; and to enhance fellowship among those of similar interests
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Find Ancestors in genealogy Documents such as birth and marriage certificates, burial & Cemetery records, land records, indentures, slave certificates and more
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Thanks to a partnership with the Pennsylvania State Archives, Ancestry.com has scanned and indexed Death certificates spanning 1906-1963 -- many of which are available through this link.
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RecordsBase.com is a leading online public records and genealogy resource. Our mission is to help genealogists everywhere uncover the mysteries of their past, discover the treasures of their family history, and explore their heritage. In our public records section you will find county public records information such as local public records offices, court houses, and state archives categorized by record type and state, county or city for your convenience. Search our vast collection of 2 billion+ public records instantly by typing anyone’s name in the search box and choosing the correct listing. Very helpful information on each states Public Record Resources including county resources. Records Base,com is not a free database
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RootsMOOC is a friendly introduction to family history research in the United States using commonly available sources. Expert researchers will help you learn about the most useful sources, tools, and techniques for getting your research off the ground.
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Offers researchers a host of databases in one location and includes only those databases where Texas researchers can locate information in larger more generalized databases.
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The SAR is a "lineage" society. This means that each member has traced their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783.
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Browse and search scanned newspaper archives from 1865 up to the current edition. Over 250 small town newspapers. Select: Browse by State
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Members prove their "descent in a direct blood line from an officer or enlisted man of proven honorable service in a Continental Line or other military unit headquartered at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, under the command of General George Washington at any time within the calendar dates of the historic winter encampment of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, viz., December 19, 1777, through June 19, 1778."
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The Arlington Genealogical Society has a wonderful list of the State Archives on their website. Great information if you need to contact a particular state.
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A collection of surname website links; online since 1996.
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Database of the Tarrant County medical examiner. Includes Tarrant, Parker, Denton and Johnson counties. Searchable by date and county. Covers deaths back to 2002.
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Assessment, mapping, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), leveling, cleaning, and repair.
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This office has approximately 35 million records dating back to 1720, They have available around 80,000 maps, sketches and plat maps,
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The GenWeb Project is a grass-roots all volunteer genealogical/historical effort. Each county webpage contains useful tips, online databases particular to that area, volunteer look-ups, surname queries, descriptions of local libraries, historical background information, contact information, and much more. All information is free.
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Located in the Texas capitol, Austin the library and archives house a large collection of records for the State of Texas. They also have internal links to Vital Statistics Indexes, the Index to Confederate Pension Applications, County Records on Microfilm, City Directors and much more.
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Mission: To disseminate knowledge and inspire appreciation of the Texas Rangers, a legendary symbol of Texas and the American West; To serve as the principal repository for artifacts and archives relating to the Texas Rangers.
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TSGS helps promote, assist, develop, and conserve genealogical and historical resources of Texas and cooperates with statewide groups to promote the need for family heritage preservation.
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Two search engine variants that access and search Genealogy in Time's Top 100 Sites for 2015, using Google's technologies. One variant searches all 100 sites which includes both Free and For Fee sites and the other option searches only the 46 "free" sites from the list.
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Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Historical Research Branch offers several webinars designed for beginning and advanced researchers. Webinars are an easy and free way to learn about the USCIS History, Library, and Genealogy programs and services from agency historians, librarians, and program representatives. The schedule of webinars and access to the webinars is located at this link.
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Access to a variety of resources - from publications, reports, and frequently requested forms to case highlights, legal briefs, opinions and judicial orders - made available to the public by the Department of Justice.
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We are 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.
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This College site has some interesting information about genealogical research. Check it out to pick up some history as well.
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The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access!
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