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Please beware: This is presented only for your information and
reference; and not intended for or as solicitation of any kind.
Redesigned Library of Congress Web Site - The Library of Congress in
Washington, DC, is known as an excellent repository of genealogical
publications in the U.S. The site has been completely redesigned. The
site is your gateway into the LOC online catalog, from which you may
gather information to request photocopies of book indexes and specific
pages through Interlibrary Loan. The American Memory Collection and
Exhibitions areas provide important historical and genealogical
Finding the Ideal Researcher - If you have ever considered hiring a
professional researcher to help get you past that brick wall, you know
you want to be thorough in your investigation of a well-qualified and
trustworthy researcher. A contract is always in order to spell out
expectations on both sides and to protect both you and the researcher. A
site on the Web called "Finding the Ideal Researcher" offers some
excellent advice for your consideration as you start assessing the
possibilities. Invest the reading and research time upfront to maximize
results and minimize headaches later.
Please beware: This is presented only for your reference and not
intended for or as solicitation of any kind.
National Library of Scotland Map Collection
The National Library of Scotland boasts one of the Web's ten largest
collections of online cartographic images. There are three categories.
Maps of Scotland 1560-1769 contain more than 300 maps, searchable by
location, keyword and/or date, with images in multiple sizes and the
fully navigable. Pont's Maps of Scotland can be searched by keyword or
browsed and contain a tremendous amount of detail. Finally, the Military
Maps of Scotland of the 18th Century are searchable by location, battle,
clan, roads, and other criteria. This is an impressive collection for
studying your Scottish ancestors' family home.
British Ancestors Family History Services offer to do a search for your
British or Scottish Ancestors and, if they find nothing, you owe them
nothing. They also provide free E-mail consultations and, using
experienced researchers in England and Scotland, will search birth,
marriage, death, census, and church records for your ancestors (1800 to
1950) and will make no charge if your ancestors are not found. They are
also offer a certificate ordering service.
Has anyone recorded "Latitude and Longitude" for specific locations
(homesteads, cemetery plots, old landmarks, especially interested in
unmarked graves, etc.)? Please contact me off-line.
Modern technology can help us, our descendants, and other researchers
retrace our research path. A Global Positioning System unit can allow
you to determine the latitude and longitude of specific locations;
including these in our genealogy documentation can be very useful now
and to future generations.
Many of you know of the NARA. Did you know that its Web Site has had a
face-lift? It has completely redesigned its Web site. The new Web
address is http://www.archives.gov. The index on the left side of the
page can be helpful, but the "Where Is.? How Do I ." drop-down box on
the upper right is terrific to. The information reorganized a bit and
logically grouped, but the same excellent NARA materials are there to
support your research on-site or remotely. Another excellent improvement
is the availability of printer friendly pages.
The Lutheran Roots Genealogy Exchange
If you have Lutheran religious ties in your family tree, the "Lutheran
Roots" Genealogy Exchange can provide an online venue for making family
genealogical connections. The site is a family name registry and message
board for those researching surnames or specific individuals with
Lutheran connections. You do not have to be a member to browse the
surname registry or to post messages, but you must be a registered user
to add or update registry files and data. The site also boasts an
extensive collection of Web Site links to related sites of Lutheran
Created and maintained by Lorine McGinnis Schulze; the Olive Tree
Genealogy Web site has been around for about seven years, and continues
to grow. All of the information in its databases is free to access, and
includes U.S., Canadian, and other groups' genealogical materials. The
collection of military information is impressive in itself, as that of
the ships passenger lists. Although the site is somewhat busy in
appearance, there is some very good resource links found there, some
commonly known and some relatively unknown. Some of these links are to
paid subscription sites, meaning you must join and pay the fee to get
access to the detailed information.
Please beware: presented only for your reference and not intended for or
as solicitation of any kind.
The MSALCORN Mailing List is an e-mail list for genealogical research of Alcorn County Mississippi. We are interested in any time period and all surnames pertaining to this geographic area.
The purpose of the MSALCORN Mailing List is to band together those who research the Alcorn County Mississippi geographic area, so that we can share experiences, examine sources, give advice, make suggestions that others may find the information they are seeking.
This is a discussion area for anyone who has an interest in Alcorn County Mississippi genealogy and family history including migration patterns, immigration, historical sketches, census data, wills, family Bibles, vital records, web sites, etc. Experienced genealogists as well as 'newbies' are encouraged to contribute to and participate in this list.