M. Carolyn Steele

Writer/Speaker

Links

This page is devoted to a few of the many great websites designed to educate and inform. Scroll to find sites for helpful genealogy research and useful writing aids.

Helpful genealogy sites:

Free forms for requesting records from the National Archives:
www.archives.gov/forms

Free forms for a variety of genealogy needs, such as individual and family group sheets, pedigree charts, research logs, and census blanks:
http://www.genealogysearch.org/free/forms.html
http://www.cs.williams.edu/~bailey/genealogy/

Free genealogy forms and charts. Free genealogy and family tree search tips, how-to articles and online genealogy tutorials and more:
http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps

A leading genealogical data subscription site with some free access:
http://www.Ancestry.com

A major genealogical data site with free instruction and reference help:
http://www.RootsWeb.com

A major genealogical data site sponsored by the LDS Church with instruction and reference help:
http://www.FamilySearch.org

A listing of ships and passengers entering US ports during the 1800’s (one ship in 1677):
http://www.actiondonation.org/articles/finding-family.html

Fun facts about names, including meanings and popularity:
www.names.org

A free website showing headstone photos from around the world. This site is dependent upon volunteers using Smartphones to take GPS tagged photos:
https://www.Billiongraves.com

A free database with millions of names, cemetery inscriptions, and photos:
http://www.FindAGrave.com

A website that catalogues genealogy website links. This vast website contains many ethnic sources listed on their “main menu”:
http://www.CyndisList.com

This easy-to-use site is dedicated to helping others locate their genealogical records, and lists numerous research sites which include a state vital records guide and links for additional digital research:
http://searchingforgrandfathers.com/#

On-line family histories organized by state, plus a message board and searchable records:
http://www.familyhistory.com

This website discusses how to find ancestor military records and lists a number of helpful resources:
http://www.justmilitaryloans.com/military-genealogy

Useful writing aids:

A free-content multilingual encyclopedia:
http://www.bartleby.com

A compilation of frequently asked questions about grammar, spelling, and word usage by Oxford word and language experts:
http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts

Free English, Medical, Legal, Financial and Computer dictionaries, thesaurus, acronyms, idioms, encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a search engine:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com

A free online reference source for answers to questions from a variety of encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries, and atlases:
http://www.answers.com

An unusual site containing thousands of quotes and sayings catalogued under a variety of topics:
http://www.wiseoldsayings.com

Medical research:

A government site that discusses symptoms and treatment of diseases, as well as injuries and other health events that could impact people (such as diseases from flooding):
http://www.cdc.gov/

A leading source for trustworthy medical news and information:
http://www.webmd.com