internet resources

Started by Private User on Monday, August 23, 2010

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Private User
2/21/2011 at 11:20 AM

When did the Dooms Day Book become available? How do you get into it. It's a g reat book. I like looking through it when I am able to. This would make it a lot easier.

Private User
2/21/2011 at 3:49 PM

I'm not sure. I just googled Doomsday Book and found the link. Mary

Private User
2/21/2011 at 4:34 PM

Mary Kathleen, you get the gold star today! The Domesday Book is so vital to medieval English genealogy. This is a fantastic find!

2/21/2011 at 5:16 PM

I'm wondering if anyone is collecting all these links into a list format?

Private User
2/21/2011 at 6:33 PM

Beth, are you volunteering?

Just kidding, it would be a full-time job.

2/21/2011 at 7:23 PM

LOL!!! no. But if there was a place to enter it then people could do it themselves...

Private User
2/21/2011 at 7:35 PM

Do you have a good suggestion for going about this? I thought we had started a project, but in a list over 2500 projects, I couldn' t find it. I would use the list more if it were in alphabetical order by topic, with URL to follow.

Mary, you have been our biggest contributor to this discussion. Do you have any suggestions?

2/21/2011 at 8:15 PM

As far as a list of useful websites is concerned...one already exists. The web site is http://www.cyndislist.com/ it has 281,420 genealogy and family links in 180+ categories, including 9,900+ new and uncategorized:)

I don't think they have the doomsday book link but there is the ability to suggest new web sites that will get added to the list.

Also https://learning.familysearch.org/ has +40,000 wiki articles on various localities and issue relating to genealogy research.

Private User
2/21/2011 at 8:28 PM

I've been wanting to do something like that for my own use, but right now, I'm trying to do research for my trip to Ireland and really can't take on another project. We might look at something like Cyndi's list for ideas on how to categorize, then copy and paste these threads into the categories we want.. I've been posting the links on this discussion because they are easier to find than on my "Favorites" tab. Does Geni have a location where we could organize as a reference? My computer skills have grown from not great to getting okay, and I know others would have some great ideas on how to go about it. Perhaps the Geni staff could work on this as a service for a reference section?

2/22/2011 at 6:44 AM

Maybe we could do a wiki?

2/22/2011 at 8:24 AM

just save this page to your desktop, then click on it whenever you wish to see the links ;-)

2/22/2011 at 7:26 PM

LOL Anne. Nah..... I was hoping to get some traction on started an organized list of links.

Private User
2/22/2011 at 9:37 PM

How about using Projects? Easier wiki language, on the site, and easy to find.

http://www.geni.com/projects

2/22/2011 at 9:54 PM

I think Geni needs a "resources" section. Why don't we propose that? Projects doesn't work as it's just like this, a message board. Right?

Private User
2/22/2011 at 10:03 PM

NO! The overview page of projects is a mini wiki. Go take a look. There's an Irish Resources Project already.

2/22/2011 at 10:23 PM

LOL.. I'm right here, no need to yell :) Ah... I will. I've only encountered projects that are discussions.

2/22/2011 at 10:26 PM

Is this what you are referring to? http://www.geni.com/discussions/88774

Private User
2/22/2011 at 10:29 PM

No.

http://www.geni.com/projects

Put in "Irish Resources" in the search window

Look at related Projects

And then -- check a blank project. It's a wiki page and can be continually edited using WikiMedia language.

2/22/2011 at 11:01 PM

I guess.. I don't really see what you mean. That seems pretty complicated. Why isnt' there a direct link?

Private User
2/22/2011 at 11:09 PM

Beth

The Project overview works like a Wiki. Anyone collaborating can edit in more data. So if you start a Project called internet resources, and a new resource is added, all they need to do is edit in the link.

Private User
2/22/2011 at 11:12 PM

There are 2000 projects. You want to make sure a Project doesn't already exist on a topic, that's why you use search.

More here on the blog:

http://www.geni.com/blog/how-to-create-a-genealogy-project/

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2/23/2011 at 6:05 AM

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Private User
2/23/2011 at 6:10 AM

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Private User
2/23/2011 at 3:55 PM

What a great resource! Here's something for the mix. It's a family website I found last week:

http://www.lamont-young.com/

Private User
2/23/2011 at 10:49 PM

Linda, I liked the joke at the bottom of the page on that Young link you posted. Geni humor!

Private User
2/27/2011 at 4:25 PM

I like that too, Maria! That site has great photos and histories. I'm just wondering how accurate the trees are. It's either greatly cleared up my confusion on why my Lamont-Young tree is a mess or further confused my already messed up tree. Argh!

Private User
2/27/2011 at 5:20 PM

Linda,
If the site has verifiable sources you can generally rely on its accuracy. If it doesn't, then cross-check with your other sources for the family. If everything matches reasonably well, then you can trust the new site.

Just a reminder -- and I am sure you already know this -- the best source is a contemporary document -- something from the ancestor's own time and place -- recording an event in the ancestor's life, such as birth, death, marriage certificates, will, deeds, census, etc.

Private User
2/28/2011 at 8:31 AM

http://www.sciway.net/afam/byname.html

Site sponsored by the State of South Carolina. This particular link will take you to notable African-Americans from Carolina history.

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