Saturday, May 24, 2008

ProGenealogist site has many links

One of my favorite "genealogy portal" sites is ProGenealogists at Their site description says:

"A professional genealogist with experience, knowledge and access to billions of records is ready to assist you in United States, Canadian and European research! We conduct family history and genealogy research in archives across the world, including the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our specialists are well-versed in the record collections of archives across the world. We know which records are readily available and which will best meet your research goals. ProGenealogists specializes in researching and documenting family histories; including all aspects of United States research, immigration, European, Canadian, lineage societies, colonial research, and Medieval British research. We can also help with detailed and thorough genealogy record searches, too. "

The company performs genealogy research for clients (you can see their list of services at

The real genealogy treasures on their web site are the organized links to databases on other sites, including:

* United States Genealogy Sleuth - research by state, record type, etc. - see

* International Genealogy Sleuth - see

* Specialty Sites for Genealogy Research (Belgium, Danish, German, Great Britain, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Swedish, Swiss and West Indies) - see

* Citation Guide - see (includes templates for some specific databases)

* Genealogy Articles - see

* Research Tools, Calculators and Dictionaries - see

* Genealogy Tools - see

* Search for Surnames - see

* Religious and Ethnic Groups - see

* More Sources and Resources - see

Of course, many of the links to specific databases go to commercial web sites such as, and they denote them using a $ sign. Resources that ProGenealogists will research from microfilms at the Family History Library are denoted by a red X.

The value of this site to researchers is that all of these links are in one place. You can determine from their lists if there is a web site that you have not visited. for instance, I wasn't aware of the Family Tree Searcher site ( until I saw it on their list and tried it for several of my brick wall ancestors (it didn't find them, however...).

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