Saturday, January 03, 2009

Links from my Palm Springs presentation

I spoke to the Palm Springs Genealogical Society today. We had a great time. This is a fun group and they are getting ready for their first seminar at the end of this month. They will be hosting Colleen Fitzpatrick. Colleen has info about the seminar on her home page at I will be posting the flyer here soon.

Anyway, I spoke on Putting Flesh on Your Ancestor's Bones. I update all my presentations regularly so if you have heard this one before, know that it has been changed and updated. So here are the links for resources I discussed.

Census Tools @ Excel spreadsheets that include research logs, federal and state census forms and other worksheets for your genealogy. Free.

BYU Ancestor’s Program @ This website has information form the BYU/PBS program, Ancestors. Charts and forms are also included as well as a viewer guide.

Online Searchable Death Indexes @ Joe Beine’s website that indexes free and fee based death indexes including, digitized death certificates, transcribed indexes, and obituaries.

Genealogy Research Guides @ Another of Joe Beine’s sites that can assist you in learning more about different genealogical resources.

William Dollarhide’s book, Census Substitutes & State Census Records.

Lulu @ A print on demand publisher that sells MP3 recordings from the FGS conference in 2006.

Roots Television @ Watch genealogy “TV” shows on your computer.

California Library Catalog @ Search by subject, author, title, etc and find out what books are available in the libraries throughout the state.

Arlene Eakle @ Website for genealogist Arlene Eakle. She has a general genealogy blog and a Virginia genealogy blog.

GenWeekly @ Blog for the online newsletter GenWeekly.

Genealogue @ This blog is just plain funny. It also has a genealogy blog finder.

Google Maps @

Panoramio @ Map program that displays pictures, submitted by the online community, of different locations.

NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections) @

University of Texas, Austin @ List of Women’s Manuscript Collections in U.S. University libraries.

Kansas State Historical Society @ Has a collection of United States newspapers that you can look at through interlibrary loan.

Do History @

Genwriters @

Sears Archives @

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