Tools Online for Genealogists

by Barbara Renick©2005

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Types of Tools on the Internet


Educational:  Online classes, essays, tutorials, free advice

Orange [CA] Regional Family History Center

Cyndi's List: How To

FamilySearch Internet's Research Guidance's Learning Center's Learning Center

USGenWeb Project

Treasure Maps


Geographic:  Demographics, gazeteers, maps, migration routes

U.S. Surname Distribution at

Bureau of Land Management: General Land Office Records [currently down]

U.S.G.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

GENUKI Gazetteer



Yahoo! Local Maps


History:  Military, cultural, social, regional, ethnic, religious

Horus' Genealogy Links for Historians [no longer in existence]

Tennessee Local History Network

FamilySearch Internet: Browse Categories

Medal of Honor Citations

Cyndi's List:  Religion and Churches


Language:  Dictionaries, thesauri, word lists, translations

OneLook Dictionaries

A Web of On-line Dictionaries

AltaVista's BableFish Translation



Locators:  Rare and out-of-print books, maps, auctions, libraries and archives, catalogs

Cyndi's List: Books (then see the Used Books, Rare Books, & Book Search Services)





Time:  Date, time, calendar information

CalendarZone  The 10,000-Year Calendar

Birthdate Calculator


Travel:  Plane, train, bus, auto, accommodations, discounts, medical alerts

The Polish Train Page


Utility:  Free file storage sites, software download sites, online maintenance

Blogger utility site to set up a blog

Typepad utility site to set up a blog

Tucows best known site for downloading utility programs

Microsoft Office Clipart and Media

WayBack Machine at

Yahoo! Briefcase

Census Finder

Census Online


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