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Private User
5/17/2011 at 11:48 AM

Cemetery records online
http://www.interment.net/Default.htm

5/17/2011 at 10:19 PM

3,432 scanned books on Genealogy and Family History
http://openlibrary.org/search?q=genealogy&has_fulltext=true

5/20/2011 at 3:34 PM

Google Shuts Down Newspaper Archive Project

News article here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/05/google-shuts-...

Archive of what was digitized to date:
http://news.google.com/newspapers

Private User
5/20/2011 at 7:33 PM

That stinks about Google shutting down the newspaper archive project :(

5/20/2011 at 11:06 PM

A helpful introduction to and overview of Europäische Stammtafeln

http://habitant.org/tools/esnotes.htm

"The Europäische Stammtafeln is a collection of genealogical tables for important families that played a role in European history. Many genealogists researching Medieval noble, royal, and imperial families find it a valuable reference tool. Due to it being a German work, many English-speaking genealogists are either unaware of it, have been unable to find a copy of it, or shy away from it due to the language issue. My notes on the Europäische Stammtafeln are offered here to help you work with this useful well-done set of family trees. "

6/5/2011 at 4:34 PM

I can't keep track anymore of what's already been posted and what hasn't been, but if you're working in Cuba, http://www.cubagenweb.org/ is invaluable.

Private User
6/5/2011 at 5:20 PM

A little contribution, re: Armorial bearings/coats of Arms and three books about the Douglas's. :))

A collection of armorial bearings, inscriptions &c. in the parochial chapel of saint Andrew ... (1818)
http://www.archive.org/details/acollectionarmo01richgoog

Armorial families : a directory of gentlemen of coat-armour (1905)
http://www.archive.org/details/armorialfamilies02foxd

Armorial Bearings of the Surnames of Scotland
http://www.archive.org/details/armorialbearings00dona

The Heraldic Journal: Recording the Armorial Bearings and Genealogies of American Families
http://www.archive.org/details/heraldicjournal00whitgoog

The British herald, or Cabinet of armorial bearings of the nobility & gentry ... (1830)
http://www.archive.org/details/britishheraldor02robsgoog

Good one for those who want to know the ins and outs of heraldry, who has what, etc.

A collection of armorial bearings, inscriptions &c. in the church of st. Nicholas, Newcastle on ... (1820)
http://www.archive.org/details/acollectionarmo00richgoog

The symbolisms of heraldry : or, A treatise on the meanings and derivations of armorial bearings (1898)
http://www.archive.org/details/symbolismsherocad00wadeuoft

Courtenay family armorial, containing over two hundred coats of arms taken from those at Powderham Castle, with explanatory notes (1896)
http://www.archive.org/details/courtenayfamilya00cour

Illustrates Bjorn's point, really, that Arms change over time, re: the various holders/grantees.

Anecdotes of heraldry, in which is set forth the origin of the armorial bearings of many families (1864)

http://www.archive.org/details/anecdotesofheral00elvirich

The particular description of England. 1588. With views of some of the chief towns and armorial bearings of nobles and bishops (1879)

http://www.archive.org/details/particulardescr00smitgoog

The general armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; comprising a registry of armorial bearings from the earliest to the present time (1884)
http://www.archive.org/details/generalarmoryofe00burk

Scottish arms : being a collection of armorial bearings, A.D. 1370-1678, reproduced in facsimile from contemporary manuscripts, with heraldic and genealogical notes (1881)

http://www.archive.org/details/scottisharmsbein01stoduoft

Scottish arms : being a collection of armorial bearings, A.D. 1370-1678, reproduced in facsimile from contemporary manuscripts, with heraldic and genealogical notes (1881)
http://www.archive.org/details/scottisharmsbein02stoduoft

Genealogy of the Breck family : descended from Edward of Dorchester and his brothers in America : with an appendix of additional biographical and historical matter, obituary notices, letters, etc., and armorial bearings : and a complete index (1889)
http://www.archive.org/details/genealogyofbreck00brec

Armorial of Jersey : being an account, heraldic and antiquarian, of its chief native families, with pedigrees, biographical notices, and illustrative data; to which are added, a brief history of heraldry, and remarks on the mediæval antiquities of the island (1859)
http://www.archive.org/details/armorialofjersey00payn

A collection of armorials of the County of Orkney : being drawings of armorial bearings from tombstones, wood carvings, seals &c., with extracts from the Lyon Registers, and genealogical notes compiled from public records and other sources (1902)
http://www.archive.org/details/collectionofarmo00smitrich

Colonial families of the United States of America, in which is given the history, genealogy and armorial bearings of colonial families who settled in the American colonies from the time of the settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775; (1907)
http://www.archive.org/details/colonialfamilie00rhoagoog

Prestwich's Respublica, or, A display of the honors, ceremonies & ensigns of the Common-wealth under the protectorship of Oliver Cromwell : together with the names, armorial bearings, flags & pennons of the different commanders of the English, Scotch, Irish Americans and French : and an alphabetical roll of the names and armorial bearings of upwards of three hundred families of the present nobility & gentry of England, Scotland, Ireland, etc., etc (1787)
http://www.archive.org/details/prestwichsrespub00pres

The descendants of John Brockett, one of the original founders of New Haven colony. Illustrated with portraits and armorial bearings; an historical introduction relating to the settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut. The English Brocketts. "A pedigree of Brockett," published in England in 1860 (1905)
http://www.archive.org/details/descendantsjohn00unkngoog

The British herald; or, Cabinet of armorial bearings of the nobility & gentry of Great Britain & Ireland, from the earliest to the present time; with a complete glossary of heraldic terms: to which is prefixed a History of heraldry, collected and arranged .. (1830)
http://www.archive.org/details/britishheraldorc02robs

The peerage of Scotland : a complete view of the several orders of nobility, of that ancient kingdom; their descents, marriages, issue, and relations; their creations, armorial bearings, crests, supporters, mottos, chief seats, and the high offices they possess ... together with a list of the sixteen peers, from the union to 1767 ... (1767)

http://www.archive.org/details/peerageofscotlan00kimb
A complete body of heraldry: containing, an historical enquiry into the origin of armories, and the rise and progress of heraldry, considered asa science ... The proper methods of blazoning and marshalling armorial bearings ... The arms, quarterings, crests, supporters, and mottos, of all sovereign princes and states; as also the atchievements of the peers, peeresses, and baronets, of England, Scotland, and Ireland. An historical catalogue of all the differentorders of knighthood ... The arms of the counties, cities, boroughs, and towns corporate, in England and Wales; and of the abbies and religious houses founded therein: as also those of the royal boroughs in Scotland; and of the societies, bodies corporate, trading companies, &c. in London. The arms of archiepiscopal and episcopal sees in England and Ireland, and of those heretofore established in Scotland ... A discourse on the origin, use, and abuse, of funeral trophies. Glover's Ordinary of arms, augm. and improved; an alphabet of arms, containing upwards of fifty thousand coats, with their crests, &c. and a copious glossary, explaining all the technical terms used in heraldry .. (1780)
http://www.archive.org/details/completebodyofhe01edmo

A complete body of heraldry: containing, an historical enquiry into the origin of armories, and the rise and progress of heraldry, considered asa science ... The proper methods of blazoning and marshalling armorial bearings ... The arms, quarterings, crests, supporters, and mottos, of all sovereign princes and states; as also the atchievements of the peers, peeresses, and baronets, of England, Scotland, and Ireland. An historical catalogue of all the differentorders of knighthood ... The arms of the counties, cities, boroughs, and towns corporate, in England and Wales; and of the abbies and religious houses founded therein: as also those of the royal boroughs in Scotland; and of the societies, bodies corporate, trading companies, &c. in London. The arms of archiepiscopal and episcopal sees in England and Ireland, and of those heretofore established in Scotland ... A discourse on the origin, use, and abuse, of funeral trophies. Glover's Ordinary of arms, augm. and improved; an alphabet of arms, containing upwards of fifty thousand coats, with their crests, &c. and a copious glossary, explaining all the technical terms used in heraldry .. (1780)
http://www.archive.org/details/completebodyofhe02edmo

The Douglas book (1885)

Author: Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898
Volume: 1
http://www.archive.org/details/douglasbook01fras
The Douglas book (1885)

Author: Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898
Volume: 2
http://www.archive.org/details/douglasbook02fras
The Douglas book (1885)

Author: Fraser, William, Sir, 1816-1898
Volume: 4
http://www.archive.org/details/douglasbook04fras

Private User
6/12/2011 at 3:23 PM

http://www.from-ireland.net/irish-names/Latin-Names-In-English

After searching church records in Ireland that are written in Latin, I found this translation of common names to English.

Private User
6/12/2011 at 4:21 PM

I checked the listed URL out, intersting! Thank you! I'm sure this will be helpful, especially with translations and the so many different spellings of names that were originally written in Latin and later coverted to other languages...

6/12/2011 at 6:34 PM

Has anyone ever tried to Catalog all this into a ref Document so it would be easy to find the referances that apply to the profile your researching?

Maybe it could go on a Sky Drive or something that could be updated as new links come in.

Anyone up to the job?

Private User
6/12/2011 at 8:44 PM

Not I. I agree - server on the internet and a simple database like Access. Can we get one of our programmer types on it? Maybe we can use the Geni Community Wiki to host ...

http://wiki.geni.com/

Private User
6/14/2011 at 6:37 AM

There's an excellent article for all of us here:
http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/howto.html
"How To Read A 200-Year-Old Document And Other FAQs"

Private User
6/14/2011 at 5:41 PM

I'm reading this book at the moment (for my book about Anglo-Indians), and I have been astonished at how gossipy it is!! But this is a good thing, because in it, George, Lord Carew, updates Sir Thomas Roe as to births, marriages, deaths, etc. For example, there is a reference to twins being born to the Countess of Argyle (letter dated January 1615), which event I am not sure has been documented in the Peerages? :)

http://www.archive.org/details/lettersfromgeor00maclgoog

Private User
6/15/2011 at 8:01 AM

http://www.censusfinder.com/irish-census-records5.htm

Links to many Irish resources including census records, Tithe Aplotment, trade directories, etc.

6/15/2011 at 1:12 PM

Where have you been Mary Kathleen? We missed you.

Private User
6/15/2011 at 1:57 PM

Thanks Hatte. I was gone for 5 weeks, touring and researching in the British Isles, especially Ireland. Saw lots of Butler family sites, and found a little about my immediate family at the National Library in Dublin. Just didn't have enough time to do lots of research. Hope to go back to The Butler Rally in Kilkenny next summer. Mary

6/15/2011 at 3:06 PM

Mary - It sounds like a productive trip. Welcome back!

6/16/2011 at 1:10 PM

Marvin and Erica: How much effort are we willing to put in before we basically start replicating Cyndi's List, though? Maybe a good solution would be to pick some "best-ofs" and highlight those?

Private User
6/16/2011 at 4:26 PM

http://www.ifhs.ie/links.html

Irish links from the Irish Family History Society

Private User
6/18/2011 at 11:11 PM

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/royals/burials
Offiicial Westminster Abbey website.
Biographies of royals buried at Westminster Abbey and pictures.

Private User
6/18/2011 at 11:14 PM

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/people

List of all burials and memorials at Westminster Abbey.

Private User
6/20/2011 at 8:45 AM

http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/

Links to 1,985 sources of UK birth, marriage, and death records. Lots free, some require payment.

Private User
6/21/2011 at 7:27 PM

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/

Buildings in the UK of architectural interest and their history.

6/21/2011 at 9:36 PM

http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl
U.K. Parish Register Information. - sister to

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

Are all of these on a project somewhere?

6/22/2011 at 1:35 AM

Thanks for these, guys - my husband Anthony Robert Leach is always searching for UK records.

Private User
6/22/2011 at 4:14 AM

Would a project around those buried at Westminster Abbey be of interest? I just clicked a couple of "biography links" randomly and got interested. For instance:

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/people/thomas-willis

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/people/wang-zhiming

6/22/2011 at 4:46 AM

Somehow I suspect they're not buried there. Tony is pulling his hair out because they seem to have wandered into the industrial revolution without bothering to leave records - so he's betting they weren't literate!

6/22/2011 at 5:55 AM

Yes, there's one old lady who was officially recorded as 'pauper' on one of the mid-1800's UK census records, and resident in a workhouse!

Private User
6/22/2011 at 6:01 AM

That's amazing. I wonder if my first "Howton" was one of those -- since we've been talking about "illiteracy."

6/22/2011 at 8:38 AM

Erica, a lot of people who are said to be "buried" there actually just have small memorial plaques. Just something to keep in mind if you do a Westminster project.

One of my new favorites: Vermont in the Civil War: http://vermontcivilwar.org/

If you have any Vermonter ancestors, it's a good site for service information.

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