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Started by Erica Howton on Monday, August 23, 2010


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2/28/2011 at 9:19 AM

Here's a link to a project on the Heraldic Visitations - a set of genalogical census performed in the 16th and 17th centuries in England. The resources section of the project has direct links to the digitized books, which are all free domain.

Also, there is an Irish Visitation as well, but I couldn't find all the volumes of it online. Still, at least three volumes are available on google books and

Private User
3/9/2011 at 10:37 PM

Lots of great links here. My thought for today is that it's probably useful for most if not all projects to link to this public discussion, because not all project users may otherwise be aware. Also some of the links here could usefully be placed in individual projects as relevant. Many already are!

3/12/2011 at 4:25 PM

Jarrett Ross (112-1701-241-22), Private User

The two links below appeared on an External Links discussion.
They have been moved here, as this link also appears on Genealogy Specialists on Project.----

Jarrett Ross (112-1701-241-22) Both of these links are to Noble families in Spain which have many Sephardic descendants.

(2) Private User The Belmont-Belmonte family, a record of four hundred years, put together from the original documents in the archives and libraries of Spain, Portugal, Holland, England and Germany, as well as from private sources (1917) by Richard Gottheil is available as a free pdf at:
There are family trees in the back of the book.

Private User
3/20/2011 at 11:11 AM

List of many resources in Ireland, especially County Calre

Private User
3/20/2011 at 8:51 PM

Links for Ireland research from the Irish Genealogical Society

4/2/2011 at 12:09 AM

This site is totally up my tree. I'm always trying to figure out how places looked in the past.

One web site should interest any genealogist or historian. has a simple purpose: provide a platform where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year. If enough people upload enough photographs in enough places, together we will weave together a photographic history of the world.

4/2/2011 at 12:28 AM

PS We should move this discussion over to a project and get it organized and more searchable.

4/2/2011 at 12:56 AM

I agree, Erica!!!

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4/3/2011 at 3:57 PM
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4/3/2011 at 5:55 PM

I have a lot of info on clans that I got from a book I got years ago at the library and other places too but it's always good to have another place to go to.

Private User
4/8/2011 at 9:28 PM

Free searchable Griffith's Valuation for Ireland.

Private User
4/15/2011 at 12:17 PM

Nova Scotia Vital Statistics
Free view of actual records. Charge for copies.

4/15/2011 at 1:51 PM

Mary, thanks for the Nova Scotia links. Did you know some of my Jamaican Maroons were exiled there between 1795 and 1800?

Private User
4/15/2011 at 5:40 PM
Newfoundland Church Records

You can tell I'm researching Eastern Canadian provinces. Here is an extensive collection of Newfoundland church records. When I couldn't find census records for Newfoundland among Canadian records, I learned today that Newfoundland didn't become a part of Canada until after WWII.
Kenneth, I didn't know about the Jamaican link. I recently read that the British took slaves from the southern plantations to Canada during the War of 1812.

Private User
4/16/2011 at 11:29 AM
Missouri Digital Archives
Online death certificates and more

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4/17/2011 at 8:04 AM
4/17/2011 at 10:30 PM

I don't know if anyone has mentioned these before, but I've come across two sites on medieval history that may be very valuable.

(1) The first in is French (but can be translated if necessary) and deals with medieval Normandy: a journal called Tabularia.

Here is the description in English: Tabularia. Sources écrites de la Normandie médiévale (Tabularia. Written Sources of Medieval Normandy) is an online journal which is freely accessible on the CRAHM website hosted by the University of Caen network.

Tabularia aims at studying the medieval written sources of Normandy. It was launched in order to give instant access to available information on the topic. This journal also aims at fostering a debate around the proposed dossiers by allowing exchanges to take place between readers and authors. Ultimately, it also devotes much space to the circulation and publication of written documentary sources, whether published or unpublished. The scientific validity of the information content is guaranteed by the presence of an editorial board and by cross-reading of submitted contributions.

(2) The other site will be of great interest to Geni researchers, The Internet Medieval Sourcebook from the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.

It's been around since 1996 and is an amazing compendium of information on all things medieval, including

Saints' Lives
Law Texts
Studying History
End of Rome
Roman Church
Early Germans
Celtic World
10 C Collapse
Economic Life
Empire & Papacy
Celtic States
Intellectual Life
Medieval Church
Jewish Life
Social History
Sex & Gender
States & Society

Happy exploring!

4/18/2011 at 1:04 AM

Thanks Pam. Will bookmark

4/18/2011 at 10:01 AM

If someone already posted this, forgive me, but:

Great resource for Caribbean genealogy.

5/4/2011 at 1:11 PM

This site in fascinating me:

Moving Here explores, records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.

5/4/2011 at 2:01 PM

Thanks Ashley..My mom is a Yearwood from Barbados..still finding it difficult to find a couple of links.

Private User
5/4/2011 at 7:14 PM

Thanks Erica. I have found some interesting records on Moving There - such as a school record for a second great aunt.

It's a showcase site with examples of various kinds of records, not a comprehensive documentation record. So it's a bit of a lucky dip whether you find anything of relevance there. Certainly worth searching on names of people who you know to have immigrated to England over the last 200 years. Main search is at

Private User
5/5/2011 at 7:07 AM

I have just come across

Search, find, preview and order new copies of rare, out-of-print and hard to find books on every topic imaginable. Place your order and receive a printed and bound copy, delivered directly to your doorstep. There are also thousands of books available for online reading free of charge.

Private User
5/5/2011 at 6:16 PM

I apologize in advance if someone has posted this site already. The site was released Monday. Looks like a good resource for Jewish families. Good luck!

Private User
5/5/2011 at 6:34 PM

Thank you Lori - you posted it in a project - great to post it here too!

5/5/2011 at 8:33 PM

Thank you all! I have bookmarked all these recent ones. They are all useful!

5/11/2011 at 7:36 PM

I subscribe to the Oxford National Dictionary of Biography "Lives of the Day."

Anyone in the UK can use their resources with their local library card.

Anyone anywhere can browse their "Open Bookshelves"

Some of the wonderful ways they "collect" their biographies are by Themes and Essays such as "Myths, legends, and mysteries."

I think they've been looking at Geni Projects!

<private> Baldwin
5/12/2011 at 4:20 AM

YOU SHOULD REALLY LOOK AT THIS SITE. The Godfrey Library of the LDS center has finally agreed to open there volume of almost 6 MILLION records of people data for use. This info goes back to the immigration/emmigration to America and Eastern States (I believe also includes Eastern Canada) and is sourced from local & state libraries, local and state histories, family bibles, military records, vital records and numerous other sources.... the Godfrey Library is contracted with Ancestry to make available a catalog of sources on CD-ROM within a year and you can also access (as a member) the data at:

IT'S worth a LOOK!!!!!!!!

<private> Baldwin
5/12/2011 at 4:23 AM

P.S. Its called the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, or AGBI.

(It was cited as a source by one of MY sources...and I got curious)

<private> Baldwin
5/12/2011 at 4:29 AM

By the way:
Info is accessed by:
1.) Surname
2.) First names. (Married women are accessed by BOTH maiden name AND/OR married surname.
3.) Birth year
4.) State(s) of residence

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