Saturday, May 9, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your "Favorite" Genealogy Websites

It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 


Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)   What are your "Favorite" genealogy websites?  What ones do you have in your web browser "Bookmarks" or "Favorites" bar or listing?

2)  Please list them in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link to your work in a comment on this post.

Perhaps we can help each other, and our readers, find some new resources!

Here's mine:

A)  On my "Bookmarks bar" in Windows 7 on my Chrome browser, I have the following Bookmarks (left to right):

Ancestry.com (genealogy records, family trees, DNA matches)
FamilySearch.org (genealogy records, family tree, books, wiki)
MyHeritage.com (genealogy records, family trees, DNA matches)
Findmypast.com (genealogy records, family trees)
AmericanAncestors.org (genealogy records, family trees, journals)
GenealogyBank.com (genealogy records, newspapers)
FindAGrave.com (cemetery records)
Geni.com (family tree)
Google.com (search)
Feedly.com (RSS feed)
Twitter.com (social media)
Facebook.com (social media)

I visit these sites every day, and often several times a day.  This list takes me to these websites with one click of my mouse in about one second!

B)  I also have an additional "Bookmarks bar" list with about 100 more on the list that I can access.  These are links that I have saved but don't use quite as often as the list above.  For instance, I have 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, LivingDNA, Newspapers.com, Zoom, Pinterest, Scribd, Amazon, Genetic Affairs, DNAPainter, GEDmatch, RootsFinder, Legacy Family Tree, Family Tree Maker, GeneaNet, Puzzilla, Relative Finder, Mayflower Society, Elephind, Chronicling America, Old Fulton Postcards, my RootsMagic page, links to specific Ancestry or MyHeritage pages, etc. on this list.  

I visit these websites occasionally and I know where the link is on the list.  I put the most used ones at the top of the list.  This list takes me to these websites with one click, a scroll and another click of my mouse in about 3 seconds.

C) I also have a "Bookmarks" list with about 30 categories and hundreds of links to other websites, which I don't use very much any more.  I use the two "Bookmarks bar" lists almost exclusively.

This list takes me to these websites with two clicks, a scroll and another click of my mouse in about 10 seconds.

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6 comments:

Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's my list!

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2020/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

Seeds to Tree said...

I'm going to just create my list of favorites here:
familysearch.org (I volunteered there for over 10 years, so it's my go to.)
ancestry.com
newspapers.com
oldfultonpostcards (New York newspapers. My husband is from Buffalo area.)
findagrave
facebook
google translate
archion (German Protestant church records)
matricula (German Catholic church records)
geneanet.org (French, Luxembourg, Belgian research
proquest (Newspapers)
archive.org
familytreewebinars (webinars and classes)
genea-musings (read every day)
genealogybank (newspapers)

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Everyone has great lists with much overlap. Here's mine.

https://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2020/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

Lois Willis said...

Since I'm from Australia, my list is more focused on Australian resources.
https://loiswillis.blog/2020/05/10/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-your-favourite-genealogy-websites/

Lacie P said...

Here are my favorite genealogy websites. My post

Linda Stufflebean said...


Here are my bookmarked sites: https://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2020/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-91/