Saturday, March 21, 2009

Researching, Writing and Publishing YOUR Family History

Researching Your Family History:

Free online sites that you can access from home:

The National Archives:

The Library of Congress:

U.S. Army Military History Institute

Ellis Island:'s List is a huge index to every genealogy site online. Those that aren't in this index will be soon. It is so all-inclusive that it can be intimidating to first-time visitors. But if you think that a certain piece of information can be found online, using Cyndi's List can give you its address, and a click on its name can take you directly to the site. Cyndi is the queen of indexes for online researchers.

Visit your local libary's website. and click into databases. Then click on the History/Genealogy button. The link to my Suffern Database History/Genealogy:
In Rockland County library databases, I found several databases in including:
Ancestry Plus - AncestryPlus is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available.
HeritageQuest - Represents the most comprehensive collection of genealogical information available anywhere. (INCLUDES Census records, books, historical articles, Revolutionary War pension records, and records for African Americans)
Proquest Obituaries - You can use the collection to search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as The New York Times (dating back to 1851).

To learn how to publish:

To learn about my memoirs and historical work, visit my website at