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Before you decide which DNA testing service is best for you, learn about the available options & compare the top-rated providers on the market.
Last Updated: 21 April 2020   [Located in Category: Education & Instruction]
You have several options when it comes to learning about your DNA, KnowYourDNA is another source for finding all things related to DNA.
Last Updated: 30 March 2020   [Located in Category: Education & Instruction]
In early 2016, GPGS developed a system for document preservation for TxSGS. The first of many projects was to record the Grand Prairie Tax Rolls. These images are publicly available to view at “The Portal to Texas History” at UNT in Denton, Texas.
Last Updated: 24 October 2020   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Where to search for Vital Records. Listed by state; listings, restrictions and where to find records online.
Last Updated: 20 October 2019   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
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.
Last Updated: 12 October 2018   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Preservation]
Links to newspapers, obituaries, photos, yearbooks and more.
Last Updated: 17 March 2019   [Located in Category: Newspapers & Magazines]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Last Updated: 25 August 2015   [Located in Category: Genealogical Computer Programs]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
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 published in 2015 is available. It is co-authored by GPGS past Presidents Richard G Waller and Pamela Flynt Knight).
Last Updated: 26 February 2020   [Located in Category: Publishing,Maps & Other Vendor]
Last Updated: 7 July 2018   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
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.. .
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Publishing,Maps & Other Vendor]
If you’re considering getting a DNA test, you’re in the right place! Lots of reasons people consider DNA testing. Whatever your reasons, it’s important to do some research before choosing a test. Several kinds of DNA testing are available. They test for different things, and which test you select depends on your particular interests. Read on to learn the basics of taking a DNA test.
Last Updated: 12 October 2018   [Located in Category: Education & Instruction]
A simple but detailed guide to getting started in exploring your family history. Step by step through the process including links to sites and programs to assist you in your journey.
Last Updated: 12 July 2018   [Located in Category: Education & Instruction]
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.
Last Updated: 22 January 2016   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Passenger lists from 1842–1854 available at the Briscoe Center for American History.This searchable database includes passenger arrival records from the Verein zum Schutze der Deutsche Einwanderer Collection and the Anna Blasig Papers.
Last Updated: 9 July 2018   [Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Local & Government Sites]
free database developed and funded by The Battery Conservancy. It contains and makes available eleven million records of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from 1820 - 1892.
Last Updated: 9 July 2018   [Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
A part of the Library of Congress website. you can search many newspapers from here.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Newspapers & Magazines]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
Possibly the largest list of genealogical materials and websites available on the internet.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Italian genealogical research, with instruction, information and more
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
Dallas, TX
Last Updated: 17 March 2019   [Located in Category: Newspapers & Magazines]
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
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
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).
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
Use the Dawes Rolls to trace your ancestry to one of the Five Tribes. The Five Tribes include Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole tribes. Search for the name of your ancestor who was living in Indian Territory between 1898 and 1906.
Last Updated: 23 March 2019   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Lists of links to United States death records, by state
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Tutorials, kits, galleries and blog for digital scrapbooking.
Last Updated: 22 January 2016   [Located in Category: Publishing,Maps & Other Vendor]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Blogs & Newsletters]
Jewish Genealogy Software
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Computer Programs]
Calendar of genealogy events in all states.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Blogs & Newsletters]
Calendar of Texas genealogy events
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Blogs & Newsletters]
A great resource for all things genealogy.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Blogs & Newsletters]
Search the world's historical newspaper archives. Items from nearly 3000 newspaper titles.
Last Updated: 22 January 2016   [Located in Category: Newspapers & Magazines]
Several free links to database collections. (plus more requiring Ancestry subscription)
Last Updated: 10 July 2018   [Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Computer Programs]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Genealogical Computer Programs]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Founded in 1976, FGS is a community serving genealogical societies with products, services and resources. FGS merged with NGS in 2020.
Last Updated: 30 November 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogical Societies]
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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
There are 40+ DNA testing kits for Ancestry in the world right now. Each one looks the same, advertises the same, and appears to offer the exact same features and services to test your ancestry and ethnicity. To combat this problem, we’ve created an unbiased, informational review of all the DNA tests on the market. Each review contains background information on the DNA test, as well as an in-depth look into the product and its pros/cons. We’ve done the hard work…these are the best DNA tests in 2018.
Last Updated: 23 March 2019   [Located in Category: Education & Instruction]
"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.
Last Updated: 31 December 2014   [Located in Category: Publishing,Maps & Other Vendor]
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.
Last Updated: 3 March 2016   [Located in Category: Internet Research]
Ft. Worth, Texas
Last Updated: 22 January 2016   [Located in Category: Newspapers & Magazines]