Monday, February 15, 2010

Joe Beine's Research Guides and Indexes

Genea-blogger Joe Beine has modified some of the URLs for his fine collection of genealogy guides and online database link websites. He has three main sites now --

1) Genealogy Research Guides, Tips and Online Records at There are links for:

* Birth, Marriage and Death Records - Vital Records:
** Birth, Marriage and Death Records - Finding Vital Records Research Guide

* Cemeteries and Obituaries:
** Cemeteries and Obituaries Research Guides and Online Records

* Census Records:
** US Census Records: Research Tips and Clues 1790-1930 with links to online indexes
** Some Free Online Census Records and Indexes - USA
** State Census Records Guide - Includes Some Online Indexes for censuses taken between or separate from the Federal census
** Genealogy Research Guide - Census Records

* Free Genealogy Software, Charts, Forms and Online Records:
** Free Genealogy Stuff - Free Online Records, Databases and Software
** Free Blank Genealogy Charts and Forms from includes an ancestral chart (or "pedigree chart" - this is a basic family tree chart), family group sheets, census and research forms, and more (these charts can be downloaded for free and printed out)

* Military Records:
** Online Military Indexes, Records and Rosters of Soldiers from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam, includes the Civil War, World War One and World War Two
** How to Find World War One Draft Cards 1917-1918
** Information about Ancestry's World War II Draft Cards Collection
** Civil War Pension & Service Records - the Basics with links to indexes

* Naturalization Records:

** Naturalization Records - Genealogy Research Guide

* Newspapers
** Historical Newspapers on the Internet
** for obituaries see the Obituaries and Cemeteries section

* Passenger Lists - Immigration Records

** Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Records - Research Guide for finding records online and off
** Early Immigrants to Pennsylvania 1600s and 1700s

* People & Places:
** Finding People - Tips for Finding Living and Recently Deceased People in the USAincludes online address and telephone directories, vital records indexes, and other resources
** Finding Places - Online Gazetteers & Town/County Locators

* Using the Freedom of Information Act for Genealogy Records:
** Research Guide: Using the Freedom of Information Act for Genealogy Records

* Genealogy Guides for Beginners:
** Genealogy Guides for Beginners

* German Genealogy Research:
** German Roots - German Genealogy Resources - Research Guides, Passenger Lists and More

* Irish Genealogy Research:
** Genealogy Research Guides - Irish Genealogy

* United Kingdom Genealogy Research:
** Online Census Records and Indexes for England, Scotland and Wales 1851-1901

2) Resources for German Genealogy on the Internet:

* German Genealogy Resources - a directory of online resources

* Search Online Genealogy Records- death indexes, military records, more...

* Finding People and Places - maps, phone books, town locators

* General Genealogy Resources - FamilySearch, Cyndi's List, more...

* Emigration & Immigration Records - passenger lists, naturalizations...

* Census Clues and Links - online records, soundex info...

* German Genealogy Bookstore - how to books, dictionaries...

* Online Searchable Military Records - includes the Civil War, WWI, WWII & more...

* Basic Research Guide for German Genealogy - for beginning & intermediate researchers - includes records in Germany

3) Genealogy Articles, Tips & Research Guides:

Most of the links for the first and second websites are referred to in the third website. A careful researcher will have to search all three, however.

I find these websites immensely useful, and they are usually my first choice to find information about one of the topics above. I appreciate Joe's hard work to organize these links into useful lists and to keep them updated.

If you haven't visited these sites before, please spend some time looking through them - then bookmark or favorite them and use them!

1 comment:

Joe said...

Thank you, Randy! :) I'm humbled to be in your cool blog. And now I can easily keep track of my websites :) I'm bookmarking this...