Feel free to copy and paste this information for your genealogical research... Denise
I don't want to disappoint you, but I don't help with personal research with my volunteer job with the USGenWeb project. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time.
The one thing that you should do, is to enter a query back at the St USGenWeb homepage you came from. That way, another researcher might read your query and act upon it.
Additionally, I can give you some ideas from a class that I teach through the Community Education program, but you'll have to go from there.
Sources to help you get started with your Genealogical research At your home or nearby 1. Bibles 2. Photographs, Photo Albums 3. Letters and Postcards 4. Autograph Books 5. Diaries and Journals 6. School yearbooks 7. Wills and Deeds 8. Newspaper clippings 9. USGenWeb County pages from the convenience of your home, library or friend’s home. You can post surnames and queries on your ancestors in the individual counties where your ancestors lived. Church Records 1. Membership Records 2. Birth, Marriage & Death Records 3. Baptism, Confirmation Records 4. Communion Records 5. Society or Board Minutes 6. Church School Records 7. Church Cemetery Records City, Town Village Records 1. Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce 2. Tax Lists 3. School Records and Board Minutes 4. Town Histories and Historians 5. Newspaper Files (Obituary and news items) 6. Funeral Home Records 7. Town Clerk’s Minutes 8. Genealogical or Historical Societies 9. Libraries 10. Microfilm 11. Military Records, Statues, plaques 12. Family History Center 13. Phone Books 14. City Directories County Records 1. County Courthouses...clerk's office for death, birth and marriage records, probate office for wills and any trial transcripts 2. Court Records 3. Guardianships 4. Marriage Licenses 5. Birth and Death Records 6. Land Records 7. Deeds 8. Tax Records 9. School Records & BoardMinutes 10. Naturalization Records 11. Orphans Court Records 12. Veterans’ homes 13. Hospital/Mental Institutions 14. Military Records 15. Genealogical/Historical Societies State Records 1. Birth and Death Records 2. Marriage and Divorce Records 3. Land Grants 4. Census Records 5. Tax Lists 6. Military Records 7. State Archives 8. State Genealogical Societies National Records 1. Census Records 2. Military Records 3. Pension Records 4. Old Soldier's Homes 5. Bounty Land Warrant Records 6. Records of Civilians during wartime 7. American Indian Records 8. Black American Records 9. Merchant Seamen 10. Civilian Government Employees 11. Passenger Arrival Records 12. Immigration Records 13. Passport Records 14. Naturalization Records 15. Land Records 16. Claims Records 17. Court Records 18. Social Security Records 19. Maps 20. National Society Records 21. National Archives The list below will give you a comprehensive list of internet websites that should help with your online research. Perhaps there will be clues that will further your discoveries. Genealogy Websites Ancestry.com... free maps http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/maps.asp Ancestry...search SSDI (Social Security Death Index---death must be AFTER 1937) http://www.ancestry.com/ancestry/search.asp Birthdate Calculator http://enws347.eas.asu.edu:8000/~buckner/bdform.html US Federal Census Page--Finding treasures in the U. S. Federal Census http://www.firstct.com/fv/uscensus.html Census Online-- Links to Online Census Records http://www.census-online.com/links/ DAR: (Daughter's of American Revolution Homepage) http://www.dar.org Family Search at the LDS Church webpage http://www.familysearch.com Family Tree Maker's Homepage http://www.familytreemaker.com/index.html GENDEX --a HUGE listing of surnames, dates, and places and the researcher. http://www.gendex.com:8080/display?page=HOME Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web http://members.aol.com/genwebindx/index.htm Genealogy Helplist---International and United States---A list of volunteers who are willing to help others by looking up specific items at institutions near them, or help supply other information easily accessible to them. http://posom.com/hl/ Genealogy's Most Wanted --a listing of surnames from researchers who have hit a 'dead end': http://www.citynet.net/mostwanted/ Genealogy CD List --a listing of people that have FTW CD's that are willing to do 'lookups'-- Free service http://members.home.net/loriltd/CDs/cdlist.html Genealogy Dictionary --old genealogy terms http://www.electriciti.com/~dotts/diction.html#DICT Genealogy Reference Sites http://www.dreamscape.com/frankvad/reference-genealogy.html Geographic Name Server Search Engine- type in the name of a City and it will help you to locate it. http://www.mit.edu:8001/geo Great Lakes Shipping Genealogy-Downward Bound http://www.rootsweb.com/~migls/index.html Handwriting---Deciphering Old Handwriting http://www.firstct.com/fv/oldhand.html Roots Surname List -- Interactive Search http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/searches/rslsearch.html How to contribute your surnames to the RSL http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/family.readme.html#Submit Search Engines at RootsWeb http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/searches/ The Library of Michigan http://www.libofmich.lib.mi.us/ Diseases http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/disease.htm The Olive Tree Genealogy--including Ships' Lists http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/index.html Translations -- English to other languages and reversed http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate Vital Records Information - United States--How to obtain vital records for all of the United States http://vitalrec.com/index.html Vital Records Information - Michigan--How to obtain vital record information in Michigan http://vitalrec.com/mi.html Welcome to the World Genealogy Archive--Search Engine http://oasis.slcc.edu/search/ USGenWeb Archives http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ USGenWeb main Homepage http://www.usgenweb.org/Three VERY important items to remember:
1) Correct way to write dates: 3 Mar 1840 or 03 Mar 1840
2) When writing out an email, only capitalize your SURNAMES that are included in your email. That way, they stand out against the rest of the text and can be easily spotted.
3) When adding data to your genealogy program, always document your source.
I hope that some of this helps.
Please contact me if any of these links are broken... thank you
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