Genealogy Links

History At Home: A Guide to Genealogy edited by Andrea Davis

A local girl scout troop from California along with their leader Cindy Powell wrote to our society about a new genealogical resource that should be shared with the general membership of the society.  These young girls should be applauded for their efforts as they stand by their motto to “Do A Good Turn Daily” to help the members of the Virginia Beach Genealogical Society.  The research guide linked above is a great source of information edited by Andrea Davis to help genealogists find additional places to search for their progenitors.  Conducting genealogical research will always begin at home.

Virginia Beach Central Library:

Go here for online access to America’s Obituaries & Death Notices, Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867 – 1970, and Heritage Quest for census records, Books, PERSI, and Selected Records from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land-Warrant Application A valid Virginia Beach Public Library card number is required to use these sources. The log-in will ask for a barcode. Your library card number is your barcode. Enter your library card number with a capital D and without spaces.

Genealogy Classes at Central Library:

These computer classes are designed for adults beginning genealogical research or new to family research in the Central Library. The first class discusses using the Census online and the second class discusses going beyond the Census. A Virginia Beach library card, basic knowledge of computers and the ability to use a mouse and keyboard are required. Registration is required. Participants will be met at the front door.

Genealogy Tours at Central Library

Tour the Central Library’s Local History & Genealogy Collection and receive information about basic research techniques and sources, and Virginia Beach Genealogical Society membership, programs and activities. Designed for youth and adults, ages 16 and up. Limited to 15 participants. Registration is required. For questions, more information, or to register, please call 757-385-0110.

Virginia Genealogy Sites

Library of Virginia Genealogy Page  The Library of Virginia has extensive records that are valuable resources for genealogy/family history research. This section of the Library of Virginia Web site provides an introduction to these records and links to additional information. Some of these links lead to indexes of the records, some to copies of the actual documents, and some to pages that describe the records and explain how to access them.

Tidewater Genealogical Society  Also known as the Hugh S. Watson Genealogy Society of Hampton, Va.

Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia, PO Box 367, Gloucester, Virginia 23601

Virginia Genealogical Society  The Virginia Genealogical Society was organized in 1960 to foster interest in genealogical, biographical, historical and heraldic research; to publish information pertaining to genealogy; and to share genealogical methods, techniques and knowledge among the members of the Society.

VAGenWeb This GenWeb page contains links to all current and former Virginia Counties.

VA-ROOTS (Virginia Genealogy listserv) VA-ROOTS is an electronic mailing list for discussion of research and writing about Virginia genealogy and family history. Through VA-ROOTS,participants can share the results of research, assist newcomers, inquire about the location of resources, and learn about current events in the field.

Princess Anne County / Virginia Beach VAGenWeb site The Princess Anne County / Virginia Beach GenWeb site contains links to many sites of intrest to genealogist.

Princess Anne County / Virginia Beach, Carol Shrader’s webpage contains cemeteries listed with photographs. Also a section for the Witch of Pungo and various historical buildings in the area.

A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia Library

Free Genealogy Databases for Virginia:

Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations: Primary Resources for Southern Genealogist

Online Virginia Death Indexes & Records:

“1790” / “1800” County Tax Lists of Virginia, Reconstructed 1790 and 1800 Federal Censuses

Petersrow  is a site Specializes in Transcriptions of Court and other Historical Documents, Family Histories, Area Histories All Related to Accomack and Northampton Counties and the Chesapeake Bay Area

Eastern Shore Heritage, Online Materials Relating to the Eastern Shore – its History, Genealogy and More

Eastern Shore Stuff for the genealogists

Surname Searches

Virginia Free Genealogy Look Ups    Virginia genealogy lookups can be obtained from these volunteers who will check their offline genealogy resources. If you have offline Virginia genealogy books or other resources, volunteer here to do look ups for others. Please do not use the volunteer form to request information. Links to other states are below the look up volunteers.

Family Search  The Mormon Church holds the worlds largest geaneolgy database. They have now made available their vast resources of ancestral information Free of Charge via the internet. Those researching their family ancestry should try this new page.

Family Tree Maker Online: This commercial site offers an extensive “how-to” guide, a genealogy mall, the 115-million-name Family Finder index, message boards, a biography assistant and more.

Family Tree Connection: The Family Tree Connection is a growing collection of data indexed from a variety of secondary sources such as high school and college yearbooks, city directories, local club member lists, church records and much, much more. We are excited to offer this unique and valuable resource to family researchers, and hope it will help you will make many “family tree connections” in the years ahead!
Famous Folks: has GEDCOM files for Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Boone, Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, Marlon Brando, Walt Disney, Buddy Holly, Betsy Ross, George Washington, Prince Charles, and my all-time favorite, Lizzie Borden. That is only a partial list; you will find many more at:

GenCircles was founded on the principle that community is what makes genealogy work. When you upload your genealogy to GenCircles, users can post messages on the individuals in your file. This offers an unprecedented level of interaction between you, your data, and other genealogists. This interaction leads to better connections, more accurate data, and a tighter-knit “circle” between all genealogists.

GENFORUM: Search or exchange queries for surnames, genealogy software, and other genealogy issues.

GENSEEKER:  A new search engine that accesses almost all sites at RootsWeb and many genealogical sites elsewhere on the Web. The amount of material accessed by GenSeeker is huge and will grow quickly as this search engine indexes an ever-increasing number of Web sites. Use GenSeeker often to find new items of interest. GenSeeker is a good example of free genealogical data accessible on the Web.

GENSERV Over 40 million names in a searchable database including links to submitters. Various reports formats available by e-mail.

LINKPENDIUM. Explore this genealogical information directory by surname and U.S. localities. Add your own or favorite website to its growing collection, which currently features more than 1,045,631 links.

NewspaperAbstracts, Finding our ancestors in the news!  Newspaper Abstracts your resource for family history research using newspapers. Our site continues to grow with an average of 900 new pages added each month and currently contains 38477 pages of abstracts and extracts from historical newspapers. These articles range in size from a single entry to an entire newspaper issue, all provided by site visitors like you and made available to everyone free of charge.

Rootsweb Surname Helper The Surname Helper is a search engine that is fast and will take you places you didn’t know existed. The Surname Helper contains more than 2.5 million entries with links to US Gen Web, World Gen Web and thousands of other web sites.

RootsWeb: The website of the genealogical data co-operative offers several different services to the genealogical community, including web-page hosting, search indexes and registries. This site tries to offer links to actual information, not just links to links.

Rootsweb WorldConnect  The webside of GEDCOM files that are searchable and displayed in several formats as well as being downloadable.

Genealogy Newsletters

The Allen County Public Library’s Historical Genealogy Department in Fort Wayne, Indiana is pleased to announce their electronic newsletter, “Genealogy Gems: News from the Fort Wayne Library.” There are two ways to subscribe. Visit the Friends of Allen County Web site at and fill out the subscription form at the bottom of the page.

Ancestry Learning Center Answers to your Genealogy questions.

About Ancestry – Genealogy Newsletter    This genealogy newsletter comes free to your mailbox each week and is chock full of genealogy articles, tips, news, forum conversations, humor and more!

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Blog “Events and Topics of Interest to Online Genealogists”.

Family Tree Magazine:
Tips and Updates from Family Tree Magazine. Receive updates about genealogy and genealogy products from Family Tree Magazine and Betterway Books by e-mail. Sign up online at

Genealogy Expert: Jeannette H. Austin, Professional Genealogist of over 30 years in GA and SE, lecturer, author of over 50 genealogical books, has a Free Online Genealogy Newsletter, “Genealogy Expert”, which is published weekly. It discusses all subjects of genealogical interest, including immigration, county records, family history centers, etc. To subscribe, go to

Internet Genealogy is your guide to successful genealogical research using the ever-increasing power of the World Wide Web. We also recognize, however, that the Internet isn’t necessarily the be all and end all of your research, so Internet Genealogy will also tell you what to do if you cannot find the records you need and how to confirm your findings. The magazine also covers advanced genealogical methods such as DNA analysis, as well as software and technology reviews, case studies, databases and other Internet-related family history topics.

National Genealogical Society:  “UpFront with NGS” is designed for members of the National Genealogical Society and the genealogical community. The online newsletter will bring you the latest genealogy news, information about upcoming events and brief articles to help you with your genealogical research. To subscribe or unsubscribe, send e-mail with only subscribe (or unsubscribe) in the message area to:

ROOTSWEB REVIEW: RootsWeb’s Genealogy News, Edited by Julia M. Case and Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG
To subscribe or unsubscribe from ROOTSWEB REVIEW and MISSING LINKS, send e-mail with only SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) in the message area to:

General Genealogy Information

Dick Eastman’s The Encyclopedia of Genealogy:

The American Family Immigration History Center has opened its doors (and Web site) after 4 years and millions of volunteer man hours were spent computerizing the records of 22 million immigrants who arrived through Ellis Island from 1892-1924. Plus tips on how to find your ancestor who did not arrive through Ellis Island.  A Fee-Based service that features extensive census records as well as one of the largest collection of databases for genealogy searchers, free lessons in genealogy research.

GenealogyBank.  A Fee-Based genealogical service that features a number of databases and resources to aid researchers in finding their family members.  Records from old newspapers to original government documents to obituaries.  This collection has many records that genealogists would find particularly helpful in their research.  Their Virginia records are superb.  To gain access, please inquire any libraries that subscribe to their collection.


Ancestors Resource Guide
The Ancestors Resource Directory features a state-by-state listings of resources that may be of help to you in your genealogy research. This directory is not a comprehensive source, but a general listing of resources available to you. Included are telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, URLs, mailing addresses for National and State resources such as archives, libraries, genealogy societies, churches.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet This is probably the most popular genealogy index on the web. Cyndi’s site features over 28,100 links, categorized and cross-referenced, in over 60 categories, and is updated with impressive frequency.

Expert Links: English Family History and Genealogy has links to over 500 sites by category (Census, migration, heraldry, military ,etc etc).

Genealogy On-Line  The following archives and services are available from Genealogy Online. Genealogy Chat, which is an easy to use, web-based chat board completely devoted to genealogy.;Catalog of microfilmed census schedules; Online 1880 census; home pages, and many other links.

US Genweb Project This site serves as the entrance to the massive US GenWeb project, wherein volunteers across the US maintain linked websites about their states and counties. This page contains information about the project and links to state-level GenWeb sites.

For the first time in the 10-year history of The USGenWeb Project, a project-wide search is being enabled on a State-by-State basis at http://www.USGenWeb-Search.Us with a great deal of success. The free-access USGenWeb, along with many of the state and county sites and Special Projects, are hosted by

The Genealogy Home Page
There is a wealth of both general guides to genealogy research and information about research in specific areas, which include: Genealogy Help and Guides, Libraries, Maps, Geography, Deeds and Photography, Newsgroups and Mailing Lists, Searching for related genealogists, On line genealogy information, Internet Guides and Genealogy Home Pages, North America and World-Wide Genealogy Resources.

Linkpendium a directory of everything relevant to genealogy on the Web.

ROOTSWEB’S GUIDE TO TRACING FAMILY TREES  (“RootsWeb Guide”)  Whether you are new to RootsWeb or new to genealogical research, the RootsWeb Guide is a good place to begin exploring. Lessons are brief and highly interactive, with links to resources at RootsWeb and elsewhere on the Internet being an integral part of each. Even experienced genealogists and/or Internauts will find useful tidbits.

ShoeString Genealogy provides Family Historians with information about how to research their ancestors both in the Internet and in libraries and other repositories. Besides how, it indicates where-locations for information and the relative value of each.

TreEZy, a new genealogically-focused search engine. The search engine indexes the full-text of genealogical and historical sites to assist genealogists and family historians in finding their roots. Genealogists can search using a variety of search techniques including proximity, case-sensitive, and wildcard searching, as well as, custom ranking of results

Virginia Genealogical Society’s Links to other locations. Here is a page with an extensive list of of sites to help you with your genealogy research.

Other Related Sites, Organizations

Volunteers for the National Park Service’s Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System Web site (CWSS; have completed the Name Index Project to post 6.3 million soldier records from 44 US states and territories

The University of Richmond has digitized the Richmond Daily Dispatch newspaper for the Civil War years The Richmond Daily Dispatch is the result of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and collaboration between the University of Richmond, Tufts University and the Virginia Center for Digital History. There are currently 1384 issues of the paper available online, ranging in date from November 1860 through December 1865.

The WWII Memorial website   It includes info on relatives and what they did during that War

You need to visit Dead Fred.This web site has thousands of old photos and surnames to search.
Go to and try it for yourself!

St. Louis County Library has links to many websites for records of Saint Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas.

The North Carolina Genealogical Society. NCGS is a membership organization dedicated to preserving and promoting genealogical studies in North Carolina. Founded in 1975, NCGS provides members and interested researchers with a variety of genealogical resources.

The Family Research Society of Northeastern North Carolina, Inc. welcomes you to a major source for genealogical and historical information for Northeastern North Carolina! Our Society was formed in 1992 and is focused on providing genealogical research for the counties of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans.

The National Genealogical Society  The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is a national membership organization with more than 17,000 members nationwide. Although most of its members are individuals, its institutional members include genealogical and historical societies, family organizations, libraries, and other organizations. NGS provides leadership and education through various programs, publications, and services. These include a library and library loan program, quarterly journal, bimonthly newsletter, home study course, annual conference, computer interest group, and much more. See their Web pages for the details. Founded in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society is the oldest and most respected nonprofit genealogical organization in the country. We invite you to learn more about how NEHGS can help you explore a wealth of resources and research tools to discover your family’s story today.

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society This site, home to the second-oldest genealogical society in the U.S. is an invaluable site for anyone with research in the state of New York. Alongwith pertinent information about the society, its library, publications, and membership benefits, there are helpful finding aids online, a query page, information about research services and upcoming events, and online images and information about the society’s portrait and heraldry collection.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published from 1841 to 1955 and was revived for a short time from 1960 to 1963. Because of the enormity of the collection, the digitization of the historic Brooklyn Daily Eagle from reels of microfilm is broken into more than one phase. Phase I, which can presently be found on this site, concerns the period from 1841-1902, representing half of the Eagle’s years of publication. This period includes all of the years for which there is no index as well as the eleven years during which an index was published. Access can be gained either by date of issue or by keyword searching.


The Daughters of the American Revolution
The NSDAR National Headquarters is located at 1776 D Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006-5303. Their fine research library is a comprehensive facility for historical and genealogical research. The collection includes local history in America, embracing state, county, town and church materials, genealogies, biographies and vital records. These histories provide the link in connecting ancestors of the Revolutionary period with today’s descendants. These resources are available at the DAR Library, the Seimes Microfilm Center, and the Office of the Registrar General, and include the following materials available for research: the Patriot Index, State, county and local histories, census records, tax records, vital records, cemetery records, family histories and bible records.

National Archives
The National Archives is located on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, N.W. in Washington, D.C. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) makes available to the public the historically valuable records of the three branches of federal government: executive (including the President), legislative, and judicial. The primary holdings of the National Archives include the following: Federal Census Records, Military Records, Immigration Records, Military Pension Records, Bounty Land Warrants, Ship Passenger Lists, and Naturalization Records.

Researching at the National Archives  This link provides useful information that should help you in beginning your genealogical research at the National Archives, and also at other research facilities in the Washington Metropolitan area. They provide helpful hints for solving difficult research problems. Many of their recommended resources are online or available for purchase.

Genealogy Links at the National Archives
Genealogists are the most numerous users of the Washington, DC, research rooms, and 13 regional records service facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This area provides many of the finding aids, guides, and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of their facilities or for requesting records from NARA. They offer the public a comprehensive program of genealogical workshops and courses. Topics include an introduction to genealogy and research into records such as census schedules, military service and pension records, and passenger lists. For information about workshops and courses in Washington, DC, researchers should consult the Calendar of Events. Separate genealogy programs are conducted by 13 regional records services facilities.

The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has one of the world’s premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications. The Library’s genealogy collection began as early as 1815 when Thomas Jefferson’s library was purchased. Today, the library contains many publications and records that are valuable for genealogical research, including: American and foreign genealogies, city directories and telephone directories, maps and atlases, newspapers, manuscript collections, and histories of localities in the US and other countries.

The Local History and Genealogy (LH&G) Reading Room is located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ G42. The entrance is on 2nd Street, S.E. between East Capitol Street and Independence Avenue, S.E. This reading room houses both card catalogs and computerized catalogs of indexes of family names, surnames, and US geographical locations. You will find many local history books in the open stacks in this room. Other materials are kept in stacks that are closed to the public. You may request these materials, and have them delivered to your research area. Be sure to bring a photo id with you, as all patrons of the public reading rooms of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress are required to have user cards issued by the Library. The cards are free, and they can be obtained by presenting a valid driver’s license, state-issued identification card, or passport at the reader registration station in Room G40 of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E.

Newspaper Room, Library of Congress
The Newspaper Room of the Library of Congress is located in Room LM-133 in the James Madison Memorial Building, entrance on Independence Avenue, between First and Second Streets, S.E., Washington, DC 20540-5590. Their collection of newspapers includes approximately 350 domestic and 1070 foreign titles are retained on a permanent basis. The collection includes loose papers, microfilm, microprint, and bound volumes. You can read the local newspapers for the time and places where your ancestors lived.

Search the Library of Congress Catalogs
The Library provides four different methods for searching its catalogs. You can search the catalogs by Word Search, Browse Search, Command Search, and their Experimental Search System (ESS), currently located in the LC WEB research and development area. I like to do my card catalog searching before I visit the library, so that I will have more time for researching my ancestors when I get there.

Point Lookout Prisoner Of War Homepage
This site is dedicated to those men, women, and children who suffered while imprisoned at Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates from 1863 to 1865 in the state of Maryland during the War for Southern Independence.

The Order of the Founders and Patriots of America 
Founded in 1896, the Order is made up of “Associates” who trace their ancestry back to those first colonists and who have forefathers in the same male ancestral line who served in the American Revolution. Today, as in the past, it is comprised of a wide range of individuals, all linked by a common heritage and dedicated to American ideals.

Sons of Confederate Veterans
The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 
The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit, United States 501(c)3, corporation that seeks to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.

Where to Write for Vital Records
Addresses and guidelines for contacting each U.S. state or territory for vital records and documents.

The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

British and Irish Genealogy Research, Origins Network features comprehensive and exclusive British and Irish record collections dating back to the 13th century, as well as rare and unique photos and books to browse.

The Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI). We are a non-profit genealogical society dedicated to assisting our members and others in the discovery of their Irish ancestry. Founded over 25 years ago by a small group of people interested in sharing their knowledge, IGSI has since developed into a well respected Irish genealogical society with over 1,700 members in 10 countries, and an extensive library and research facility.

The German Genealogy Group (GGG) is a not for profit organization that was established in early 1996 to provide mutual support among those interested in researching their Germanic ancestors. Members are eligible for the following:

Online Genealogy Dictionaries

Abbreviations Found in Genealogy:  and

Colonial Legal Terminology  Terms often found in court records, deeds, wills, grants, and other legal documents

UK Genealogy, Common Acronyms & Jargon:

Legal Dictionaries Online. Need to check a legal dictionary to see what your ancestors were really up to? A favorite of genealogists is Black Law Dictionary–first published in 1891. However, if you can’t get to a library to access it, there is some help on the Web at: Dictionary:

Legal Lexicon’s Lyceum:

Archaic Medical Terms:

RESEARCH TOOLS: Stumped on meanings of initials and symbols on tombstones, strange initials in obituaries or abbreviations found in public records? Need a perpetual calendar or birthdate calculator? Find these tools and more at:

A interesting online date calculator. Enter in any date using any of 25 different calendar systems and it instantly converts and displays that date using 29 different calendar systems plus solar position, lunar phase, and times of sunrise and sunset…

Glossar: Die Familie: An annotated English-German glossary of terms frequently found in genealogy research:

Meanings and origins of first names – an etymology (the origin of words) and list of the most popular names:

Books, New, Used, an Out of Print

Abebooks.Com (ABE) is the world’s largest web-based network of independent booksellers, owned and operated by its founders from Victoria, BC. Established in 1995, abe has provided its member booksellers with the online capability of selling their books worldwide.

 Alibris.Com     Books you thought you’d never find. Shop the inventory of thousands of booksellers from one secure and reliable source. Find a book and we’ll retrieve it, whether it’s from a tiny Alaskan bookshop, or plucked from our own shelves

Barnes and Noble Major retailer of books connects readers to over 15,000 booksellers from around the world with a real open marketplace for all their online book shopping needs.

Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., the largest publisher of genealogical reference books, text books, and how-to books in the world. Over the years, GPC and its affiliates, Clearfield Company and Gateway Press, have published more than 5,000 titles in genealogy and related fields. Their catalog contains an integrated list of all Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company books in print.  The company has added some nice features to the Web address, including the full text of Val Greenwood’s “Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy,” The Website also has a search capability that allows the user to search the catalogue by Title, Author, Keyword, Surname, ISBN

Half.Com , facilitates transactions between buyers and sellers of previously owned books, music, movies and video games. There is no bidding process, just an easy, private and secure way to buy and sell your stuff!

Hearthstone Bookshop , America’s oldest retail bookstore devoted entirely to Genealogy and related subjects. They opened for business in 1981.

Heritage Books the Internet bookstore with over 8,400 genealogy books, maps and CDs. If it is currently in print and available for a dealer to sell they should have it.

Higginson Books   Specializing in Genealogy and History. This website is a publisher who will reprint the books for you.

Quintin Publications is the only full-time American supplier of genealogical materials with specialties in American, British & Canadian genealogy and history. They carry a full line of historical and genealogical books, CD-ROMs and maps and are the only American publisher of out-of-print family genealogies on CD-ROM.

WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. WorldCat grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals.

A great resource for anyone doing genealogy is If you don’t know of it. it is an online catalog of libraries all over the world. After you type in the book on the search page, put in your location and it will tell you every library that has it and how far it is from you. Once you locate it, you can probably get your public library to do an interlibrary loan if it’s not close enough for you to get it.

Cemeteries and Interments

Norfolk City Cemeteries:  Forrest Lawn, Elmwood, Cedar Grove, Magnolia, Riverside and others.

Portsmouth City Cemeteries:  Cedar Grove, Portlock, Oak Grove and others

Suffolk City Cemeteries:  These cemetery listings are an outgrowth of the Southampton County Historical Society’s project. They are the property of the Southampton County Historical Society and may not be copied for any commercial purpose. In most cases, these files are incomplete but may provide useful information.

Buried Treasures in Old Princess Anne County, VA  These family cemeteries are located mostly in the southern part of old Princess Anne County, and have not been listed in any previous publications. This is a farming area and no doubt there are many more cemeteries, but time has taken its toll and they are no longer visible. A free online library of burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the world, for historical and genealogy research.

Find A Grave currently contains information for over 100,000 cemeteries, most with maps. Find A Grave has at least a partial listing of graves from over 20,000 of these cemeteries. Use the search form to locate a specific cemetery. This is a great site to find a burial. It would be wonderful if everyone put information into.

Cemetery Junction Directory
A directory of more than 20,000 cemeteries, arranged by state. Search by cemetery and family name. Links to obituaries and genealogical societies in the U.S, Australia, and Canada: Newspaper Obituaries from the U.S. and Canada

Online Obituaries at  ArrangeOnline’s National Obituary Archive makes millions of obituaries available to genealogists and family-tree researchers, You can find ArrangeOnline’s free database at:

Genealogy DNA Projects

Family Tree DNA – Their service is dedicated to helping genealogists find lost relatives when the paper trail ends and the brick wall takes its place. We use a painless cheek scraping to obtain DNA that can help accurately determine a relationship with either a 99.9% probability of YES or a 100% certainly that no near term relationship existed. Since its inception, in April of 2000, Family Tree DNA has been associated with the Arizona Research Labs, led by Dr. Michael Hammer, one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of Genetics. Having other renowned scientists on its advisory board, Family Tree DNA is the world leader and only organization in the field of Genetic Genealogy that has been constantly developing the science that enables many genealogists around the world to advance their families research.

The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the world’s foremost collection of DNA and corresponding genealogical information. SMGF is making their collection available for searching on this web site. Finding matching DNA results and pedigrees in the Sorenson Database can help you make new family connections throughout the world and across generations.

The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research is using primary sources, archaeology, oral histories and satellite technology to uncover the fate of the first English settlers. That path has led to present-day descendants. The Research Center is discovering some of the newest and most interesting findings of what happened to the Lost Colonists of 1587? Begun as The Croatan Group in 1993 with the finding of the capital town of the Croatan Indians, the grass-roots effort raises money for education, archaeology, and scientific research. Instructors, researchers, technicians, and friends have partnered together to unearth the migration of the Lost Colony. A multidisciplinary approach using geography, geology, history, biology, anthropology, and oceanography has been applied to investigate the clues that are still left behind. Prepared with an abundance of findings, the Center is poised for the next stage of discoveries ~ DNA evidence of possible living descendants, and archaeological findings of a presumed relocated English fort. The Center’s mission is to be self-funding to ensure this research continues well into the third millennium.


Maps for Genealogy

Early American Roads and Trails   Descriptions of 16 of the major early roads: The Boston Post Road; Braddock’s Road; The California Trail; The Fall Line Road; The Great Wagon Road; The King’s Highway; The Mohawk (Iroquois) Trail; The Mormon Trail; The Natchez Trace; The National Road; The Oregon Trail; The Pennsylvania Road; The Santa Fe Trail; The Upper Road; The Wilderness Road; Zane’s Trace.

AniMap 3.0 by The GoldBug County Boundary Historical Atlas with SiteFinder U.S. Place Name Database on CD

Other Sites of Interest:

The Archive CD Books Project exists to make digital reproductions of old books and other materials available to the public, to donate original publications to libraries and other institutions, and to cooperate with these repositories to preserve their existing collections for future generations.

Colonial Roots Contact Information: toll-free 1-800-576-8608, local 302-644-3798, e-mail Mailing/shipping address: 17296 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.

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