©2014 by Donald R. Snow

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  1. Instructor is Donald R. Snow ( ) of Provo and St. George, Utah.
  2. These notes with the Internet links active are posted on .
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  4. This class will discuss some of my favorite family history websites.  These are listed in categories and I could easily add this many more.  These are all free, except as noted by $$. 

  6. -- search engine, plus pdf's of 1000's of FH books
  7. -- searches all the free FH sites at once; free and $$ version also
  8. -- searches for info on names in your database, free and $$ versions; has signed partnership agreement with FamilySearch  
  9. -- many "one-step" search programs for censuses, immigration, and other databases

  11. -- FamilySearch Family Tree, plus Search Historical Records, Trees, the Wiki, and the Blog to keep you updated on changes
  12. -- includes Church history and Overland Trails database
  13. -- data on all early LDS members
  14. -- LDS immigration data
  15. -- $$, but free in FHC's; has signed partnership agreement with FamilySearch; much FH data and some parts are free to everyone now 
  16. -- all states and countries with links to graves of relatives
  17. -- has a smartphone app that you can take photos of gravestones and send them with GPS coordinates to website and FamilySearch indexes them
  18. -- Utah Digital Newspapers -- many small town and other Utah newspapers; completely every-word searchable
  19. -- Mountain West Digital Library -- links to many online university and other databases with FH info
  20. -- includes HeritageQuest Online (US censuses and many books), links to journals, newspapers, and more-- some databases require your public library card barcode to log in
  21. -- David Rumsey Historical Map Collection -- great collection of early maps
  22. -- US military records; $$, but has free Memorial Pages where you can store records online and link to them; updated SSDI
  23. -- major collection of free databases, primarily US; sponsored by Ancestry, but is free 
  24. -- US states, counties, databases
  25. -- Genealogy of the UK and Ireland; hundreds of linke for British and Irish research
  26. -- Mostly US states, counties, surnames, maps, newspapers
  27. -- US Library of Congress - collections, journals, photos, maps
  28. -- $$, but free in FHC's; many worldwide FH databases, not just vital records; is now searched by MyHeritage

  30. -- free and $$ versions to store your notes online and access them anywhere
  31. -- has the freeware program Everything that I use many times a day to find files on my computer
  32. -- free and $$ versions to store and transfer files online
  33. -- reviews and downloads of free software
  34. -- free FamilySearch Affiliate utility to add websites and upload documents to attach to Family Tree
  35. -- helps to make any website easier to read or copy to pdf by eliminating the ads, etc.

  37. -- Internet Archive and the WayBackMachine which is "snapshots" of the Internet since the 1990's, lots of old books, music, websites that are gone now
  38. -- Alphabetical listing of worldwide resources including the Research Outlines, censuses, etc.
  39. -- info on people, locations, explanations, databases
  40. -- lots of good FH helps, including all of my FH class notes
  41. -- St. George FamilySearch Library website -- lots of helpful news, links, and ideas
  42. -- claims to be the world's largest online genealogy magazine and website

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