Some of our speakers have given us a file containing their talk’s slides or handouts. All files are in PDF format. They’re listed here in reverse chronological order. Click on the title to download:
- May 2015: Charles Shults, “US Military Records after 1900”;
- March 2014: Amy Urman, “Hunting the Living: finding your relatives, classmates, and old flames”;
- March 2013: Betty Cook, “Cemetery and Tombstone Symbology”;
- January 2013: Sherri Hessick, “Making the Most of Ancestry.com”;
- May 2012: Sharon Scott, “Military Records 1840 – 1890”;
- October 2012: Patti Albaugh, “Turning Those Christmas Letters Into Something Worth Reading: Genealogy!”.
Speakers retain copyright to these; they should not be reproduced without permission.
- RootsWeb – oldest on the web, links to international, states, church, history, maps and much, much more; list-serves and message boards plus “how-to”.
- Cyndi’s List – of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.
- FamilySearch – search for families locally or internationally, find which records from states, counties and cities are available, how-to research, information on Family History Centers around the world.
- FindAGrave – Millions of cemetery records.
- The National Archives – page for Genealogists and Family Historians.
- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness USA – lookups from resources by state-based volunteers. Also RAOGK International.
- USGenWeb – dedicated to volunteer and free record information from census, tombstone insriptions and resource documents.
- Ancestry.com’s channel has instructional videos like How to Search for Historical Records.
- The National Genealogical Society’s channel includes the video Finding Your Family at the National Archives.
- The National Archives and Records Administration’s channel (NARA) has videos on a variety of topics. The one on Online Public Access is about their new software for searching their archives. The search page itself is available here.
- For general information on using YouTube, see the YouTube Help Page.
- FamilySearch Wiki – over 35,000 articles on a variety of topics.
- Ancestry.Com Wiki – includes online versions of The Source and Red Book.
- Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter – a daily newsletter.
- Genealogy Blog Finder – database of over 1,600 blogs from around the world. Our web site is listed there.
- The Genealogy Guys – George Morgan & Drew Smith’s weekly commentary.
- Ancestry.com – collections: family trees, newspapers, history records, immigration and passenger lists, census from 1790-1930, new features added frequently; cost based on collections chosen. Available at our club’s Research Center. Also available throughout the Pima County Library system including Oro Valley Public Library, but only at library computers.
- HeritageQuest – similar to Ancestry. Available via Oro Valley Public Library, not at our Research Center.
- Land Records – early (1820-1908) US land patents, printable copies of original documents.
- Ellis Island – records of immigrants coming through Ellis Island.
- One-Step Webpages – Great site for easy access to Ellis Island records; also, valuable Jewish research site.
There’s a non-profit organization, independent of those selling DNA tests, called The International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). The have a website which includes a page for Newbies (those “new to the field”) with a glossary and lots of other info. The organization also has an ISOGG Wiki (online encyclopedia) and a Yahoo! discussion group for asking and answering questions.