Research Toolbox

This is my personal genealogy research toolbox with over 150 links to websites that I use frequently. I encourage you to "steal" all or part of this toolbox and add it to your own. The research toolbox concept was developed as part of my lecture Building a Research Toolbox.

General Research

Ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.com

FamilySearch
http://www.familysearch.org

FindMyPast
http://www.findmypast.com

Fold3
http://www.fold3.com

Google
http://www.google.com

Google Blog Search
http://blogsearch.google.com

Google Groups
http://groups.google.com

Google Newspapers
http://news.google.com/newspapers

Google Scholar
http://scholar.google.com

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org

Mocavo
http://www.mocavo.com

MyHeritage
http://www.myheritage.com

NARA
http://www.archives.gov

Roots Web Search Thingy
http://sitesearch.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search

US Gen Web
http://www.usgenweb.org

US Gen Web Archives
http://usgwarchives.org/index.htm

World Gen Web
http://www.worldgenweb.org


Other Research Toolboxes

Cyndi’s List
http://www.cyndislist.com

Diigo Gen Res Resources
http://groups.diigo.com/group/gensource

English Family History & Gen
http://www.pricegen.com/english_genealogy.html

Ireland Genealogy Links
http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/ireland/

Steve Morse One Step
http://www.stevenmorse.org

Books / Libraries

250 Killer Archives
http://oedb.org/library/features/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives

Allen County Public Library
http://www.genealogycenter.org

Ancestry Card Catalog
http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/alldblist.aspx

Family Search Books
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php

Google Books
http://books.google.com

Hathi Trust
http://www.hathitrust.org

Internet Archive Texts
http://www.archive.org/details/texts

Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/index.html

Newberry Library
http://www.newberry.org

Open Library
http://openlibrary.org

PERSI
http://search.findmypast.com/search/periodical-source-index

The Online Books Page
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/archives.html

WorldCat 
http://www.worldcat.org

Calculators & Tools

Atlas Hist County Boundaries
http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/

Birth Date Calculators
http://www.cyndislist.com/births.htm#Birthdate

Calendar Converters
http://www.cyndislist.com/calendar.htm#Converters

Cousin & Relationships
http://www.cyndislist.com/cousins.htm#Charts

Geographical Names
http://geonames.usgs.gov/

Inflation Calculator
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

US Dollar Historical Value
http://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/

Weather History
http://www.weatherbase.com

Wolfram|Alpha
http://www.wolframalpha.com

Cemeteries & Death Records

Ancestors at Rest
http://ancestorsatrest.com/

Find A Grave
http://www.findagrave.com

Internment
http://www.interment.net

Obit Daily Times
http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi

Obits Links
http://www.obitlinkspage.com

Online Searchable Death Index
http://www.deathindexes.com

SSDI
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693

Tributes
http://www.tributes.com

US Military Grave Locator
http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Census

Census Finder
http://www.censusfinder.com/index.htm

City Directories

City Directories of the US
http://www.uscitydirectories.com/

Eve & Don City Directories
http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/DirM.htm

Online Historical Directories
https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home

Genealogical Societies

Austin Family Assoc
http://www.afaoa.org

CGSL
http://californiaancestors.org

Crandall Family Assoc
http://www.cfa.net/cfa/contents.html

FGS
http://www.fgs.org

German Genealogy Group
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com

GSG
http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org

Huguenot Hist Society
http://www.huguenotstreet.org

ISGS
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/

NEHGS
http://www.newenglandancestors.org

NGS
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org

SCGS
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com

Schenectady Hist Society
http://www.schist.org

Society Hill
http://www.daddezio.com/society/

State Historical Societies
http://www.stenseth.org/us/statehs.html

Illinois

Diigo Illinois Genealogy
http://groups.diigo.com/group/illinois-genealogy

Illinois State Archives
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/home.html

Illinois State Gen Soc
http://www.ilgensoc.org

Illinois State Hist Soc
http://www.historyillinois.org

Illinois State Library
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/

IRAD
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/home.html 

Newberry Library
http://www.newberry.org

Land Records

Bureau of Land Management
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

Living People

123people
http://www.123people.com

Alumni.net
http://www.alumni.net

AnyWho
http://www.anywho.com

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com

Peoplefinders
http://www.peoplefinders.com

PeopleSmart
http://www.peoplesmart.com

Pipl
http://www.pipl.com

US Search
http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/index.jsp

Veromi
http://www.veromi.net/processor.asp

White Pages
http://www.whitepages.com

yasni.com
http://www.yasni.com

Zaba Search
http://www.zabasearch.com

Maps

David Rumsey Map Collection
http://www.davidrumsey.com

Historic Map Works
http://www.historicmapworks.com/

New York

Albany County Records
http://www.albanycounty.com/achor/

Albany RDC Records
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/albany/

Early New Netherlands
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rclarke/

Huguenot Hist Society
http://www.huguenotstreet.org

NY GenWeb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/county.htm

NYG&BS
http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org

NY Hist Soc
https://www.nyhistory.org/web/

NY Hist Timeline
http://home.eznet.net/~dminor/NYNY.html

NYS Archives
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml

NYS Library
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/

NYS Offline Resources
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nysource/

Northern NY Hist Newspapers
http://news.nnyln.net

Northern NY Genealogy
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hubbard/NNY_index/surnames.html

Old Fulton Postcards
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Olive Tree Genealogy NY
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/

People of Colonial Albany
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/

PCA Bio Index
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/bioindex.html#v

Schenectady DHA
http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/index.html

Schenectady Hist Society
http://www.schist.org

Tri-Counties Gen Hist
http://www.joycetice.com/jmtindex.htm

Ulster County Families
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~luke/

Newspapers

Chronicling America
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Civil War Newspapers
http://www.uttyler.edu/vbetts/newspaper_titles.htm

Genealogy Bank
http://www.genealogybank.com

NEH Historic Newspapers
http://www.neh.gov/projects/usnp.html

NY Times Article Archive
http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/nytarchive.html

Newspaper Archive
http://www.newspaperarchive.com

Northern Cal Newspapers
http://www.rainydayresearch.com/index.html

Northern NY Hist Newspapers
http://news.nnyln.net

Old Fulton Postcards
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Online Historical News
http://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home

US News Archives on the Web
http://www.ibiblio.org/slanews/internet/archives.html

Photos

Dead Fred
http://www.deadfred.com

LOC Flickr Photostream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/

NARA Photos
http://www.archives.gov/research/start/by-format.html#photos

Tineye
http://www.tineye.com

Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Search Engines

Bing
http://www.bing.com

Dogpile
http://www.dogpile.com

Highbeam
http://www.highbeam.com

iSeek
http://education.iseek.com/iseek/home.page

Online Journal Search Engine
http://www.ojose.com

Scirus
http://www.scirus.com

Soople
http://www.soople.com

Vadlo
http://vadlo.com

Virtual Learning Res Center
http://www.virtuallrc.com

Yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com

Vital Records

Avail of Vital Records by State
http://www.byub.org/ancestors/records/vital/extra2.html

CDC Vital Records Directory
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

Volunteer Projects

RAOGK
http://raogk.wikia.com

Restore the Ancestors Project
http://www.restoretheancestors.com

Unclaimed Persons
http://www.unclaimedpersons.org

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