The links that I have chosen to include here are those that I
have found particularly useful in my own research. My areas of interest
include both family and local history in the U.S. (to narrow it down even
further, New England), Canada (the Gaspe region and Maritimes), and the UK.
And then there are the sites that are national or worldwide in scope. I do
not personally endorse any commercial sites listed; I simply like what they have
This page will soon be sub-divided into categories.
Ancestry.com -- Find Your Ancestors Now!
Darlene's Genealogy Pages
Includes databases for Bonaventure Co., Quebec and Restigouche Co., New
- Includes Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor and Southport, Maine; home to Dodges,
Wylies and allied families
- Bridgton Historical
- Bridgton, Maine, in the Sebago/Long Lake region; home to Grays and
Counties, Parishes, etc for Genealogists
- National Cemetery
- Information on Veterans Administration national cemeteries
for Anglophone Social Action
- (CASA) to promote the culture of the English speaking people of the
Gaspe region of Quebec. Gaspe info, history, genealogy and links
Families - Through the Looking Glass
- A tremendous site - not to be missed! A great deal of information
on the early families, original documents and the history of the area.
- The Global Gazette
- Canadian online family history magazine. Excellent site.
Tons of info. Great articles.
- Danish Emigration
- For those with links to Denmark
- Dead Fred
- Genealogy Photo Archive
- Dodge Family Association
- An important site for my family, as we descend from both immigrant
brothers - Richard on our paternal side and William on our maternal side!
- Dyer Families
of New England
- English Origins
- A pay-per-view site for English records, in association with the Society
of Genealogists in London
- Terrific site for the collections of the Record Office at Chelmsford,
Essex, England. Be sure to check out SEAX - Essex archives
online. Americans should not overlook the wealth of information
available in English county record offices.
Family Tree Magazine
- Official UK government website for obtaining various records.
- Family Search
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon); extensive
collection of contributed information
- Free BMD
- UK Birth, Death and Marriage Records - online, free and searchable!
An on-going, vitally important project - one that is very welcome because
viewing English records online is otherwise costly or simply not available!
- Western Maine town society site includes cemetery, vital records,
history and more
- Fun Stuff for
- A commercial site of genealogy-related items
- Thornbury, Gloucestershire,
- Ancestral home of the Thayer and Wheeler families
- Horsmonden, Kent,
- Home of the Willard family, along with nearby Brenchley. There is
a drop-down menu that is titled "I'm only here for the- - - ". Click
on genealogy. And also on history. Simon Willard was
baptised at St. Margaret's Church in 1605. I have included photographs
of Horsmonden on my website.
- East of England
- Covering the counties of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire,
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
- US National
Archives and Record Administration
- A federal agency preserving the nation's heritage. For genealogy
info, use the 'Where is - - -' drop-down menu box on the top of the page.
- Heritage Books
- Historical and Genealogical sources
History of Hingham, Massachusetts
- by George Lincoln, et al. Entire text online. Part of US
GenWeb of Hingham, Mass.
- Hiram, Maine
- US GenWeb site. Juanita has transcribed the town's cemeteries for this
site. I've found lots of my family there.
- Alden Kindred of America, Inc.
& the Alden Historical Site
- Don't miss this site. Full of genealogy, biographies, documents,
Alden house tour.
- My family descends, down our maternal line, from John Alden and
Priscilla Mullins (via the Packard line)
- World Wide Web Genealogical Database. Valuable resource.
Some of it free, some for a fee.
- Genealogical Publishing Company
- "The World's Largest Publishers of Genealogical Reference Books"
- Genealogy Searching
- FREE online genealogy databases. Scroll down to the bottom of the
page for 'Genealogy Free Stuff'
- New France
- Early information on the colonists of New France from 1534 onward.
Fascinating historical background.
- Genealogy Today
- Genealogy help, essential information for everyone.
- Genealogy Today Canadian
- News, tips, articles and tools.
- Gen-Link UK
- Click on the country of your choice, then the county for links. Or
- Directory of Genealogy Lookup Volunteers. Also Genealogy in the
News and Research Forms.
- UK and Ireland genealogy resources
- Georgetown, Masssachusetts
- US GenWeb site. Home of Spoffords and related families.
- US GenWeb site. Home of such families as Otis, Spofford, Farrar
(Farrow) and others in our lineage.
- Historical &
Genealogical Books on CD
- Toni Feeney's commercial site has books on my wish list and also offers
some free downloads, including excerpts from 'The Libby Family in America',
which I found particularly useful.
- Genealogy Books
- Covering York, Cumberland and Oxford Counties. "My" counties!
I want every book on her list.
- I Dream of Genealogy
- A lot of great information here. Click on 'Databases'. I
particularly liked the Maine cemetery records.
- My Danish Roots
- In development. Should be great.
- Irene's Genealogy and
- Northern New Brunswick counties.
- Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
- A volunteer group that transcribes ship passenger lists. A
tremendous and valuable undertaking.
- Jean's Maine Genealogy Page
- Transcribed 19th century deaths and marriages in Ellsworth, Maine
- Conway Public Library
- Conway, New Hampshire. Click on 'Genealogy and History'. You
will find cemetery inscriptions and vital records. Many families went
back and forth from Maine to New Hampshire, so don't miss this site!
Cornwall - Kernow
- Terrific site of links for those whose ancestry extends to Cornwall.
- Resource for researching ancestors of the County of Kent, England.
Indexes, transcripts and links.
- Maine Genealogy & History
- A US GenWeb site. Lots of resources. Check the county you
are interested in, too.
- Society of Genealogists
- London, England. The place to go for a day when visiting from the
US. Admission fee. Library has manuscripts, family histories,
church registers, local histories, various indexes and much more.
S & N Genealogy Supplies
- UK supplier
- Phillimore & Co. Ltd
- British Local and Family History Books. UK site.
Family Records Centre
- London, England. Birth, death and marriage records of the UK since
1837. Census records 1841-1891. More. Replaces St.
Catherine' s House and Somerset House. Public Search Room.
- Public Record Office
- National Archives of the UK. Not the place for vital records, but
tremendously fascinating and priceless collections.
- The McKusick Family Association
- Maine Old Cemetery
- MOCA. Dedicated to locating, encouraging the preservation of and
gathering historical information on Maine's old cemeteries. A huge and
valuable undertaking. Unfortunately, the bulk of information gathered
was before the days of personal computers, so it is all down on paper;
therefore, not searchable by computer - but they will search by hand
for you. A master set is held at the Maine State Library in Augusta.
Check the site for location of microfilmed copies around the country.
I wonder if anyone has started a project of creating a computer database?
- Excellent and fascinating. Don't miss this in-depth look into the
life of our ancient English ancestors.
- Maine Memory Network
- Images from the past. A wonderful site. You can
send an image as an email postcard, or purchase a print.
- Oxford County,
- Of particular interest (to me anyway), scroll down to 'The Oxford County
MeGenWeb Register' which has some town vital records.
- US National Archives &
- NARA Preserving the nation's treasures.
Ancestors Down Home
- Northern New Brunswick and the Gaspe Peninsula.
- Portland Public Library
- Click on 'Site Index', then check out 'Search the Catalog' at the
top. Then you can choose by which method you wish to search.
Start with genealogy or a specific town. If you can visit the library,
don't miss the Portland Room, which houses the library's special local
history, document and genealogy section. Also, the library has an
excellent collection of old newspapers on microfilm. Time-consuming to
browse through, but they give a fascinating look at Portland and events in
days gone by. A great way to search for old obituaries and notices.
- Windham, Maine
- US GenWeb site. Vital records, cemetery listings, etc
Willard Family Association
- Maine Preservation
- Protecting Maine's heritage
Scots/Irish Immigration of the 1700s
- The Island Register
- Prince Edward Island's Premier Genealogy Home Page
- Sebago, Maine
- US GenWeb site. Great cemetery listings.
- The Family Jordan
- Memorial Hall Museum
Deerfield, Massachusetts. Click where is says 'collections on-line'.
Fabulous digital collection of images.
- The British Isles GenWeb
- BBC Your History
- Local and family history help and links from the BBC UK.