Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday's Tip - Check out Cyndi's List!

Today's Tuesday's Tip is to use Cyndi's List (www.CyndisList.com) for links to record collections and educational material.  Cyndi Howells started her link list in the mid-1990's, and it currently has over 282,000 links.

The home page has a list of categories that includes topics (e.g., Acadian, Adoption, Names, Numbering Systems, Presbyterians, Land Records, etc.) and localities (e.g., Africa, Canada, Norway, Scotland, United States, etc.).

For a specific locality (I chose New Jersey from the United States category list), there are links to statewide sites, and links to sites in each specific county for research categories.

For a specific topic, the links are grouped logically.  for example, I chose Obituaries, and found that there are four major sub-categories, for General Resource sites, Locality specific, Mailing Lists, Newsgroups and Chat, and Online Memorials. 

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