Internet Resources: Misc & Other
Castle Garden - America's First Immigration Center
CastleGarden.org offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor. Search for your immigrant ancestors here.
The village by village contact site for anybody researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland. Every UK county, town and village has a page for family history, local history, surname and genealogy enquiries. Use the search box to find your village or town.
CousinConnect was created out of the need for a website that allows genealogists to publish "pure" genealogy queries, and dedicates itself to helping them get responses. While the message board approach employed at Ancestry Boards and GenForum are excellent means of communication, the people who designed CousinConnect felt that online queries could be implemented much more effectively, to give genealogists the best hope for connecting with their cousins, relatives, and friends.
Lost Cousins - Putting Relatives In Touch
The Lost Cousins website enables you to find other people who share the same ancestors - and it does this by comparing the information you enter about your relatives with the information that other members have entered. Based on the 1881 Census of Canada, the 1881 Census of England & Wales, and the 1881 Census of Scotland.
Genes Reunited is the UK's largest family tree and genealogy website. Get started by registering FREE, try a search or build your family tree
Christopher Dunham's Genealogy Blog (funny!)
This web site generates truly fascinating personalized web pages for you. They show how your life (or the life of anyone else you choose - for instance, your descendants and ancestors) fits into history as we know it.
Myths, Hoaxes & Scams (http://www.cyndislist.com/myths.htm)
Common Genealogical Myths (from Cyndi's List)
So Your Grandmother Was a Cherokee Princess? (http://www.powersource.com/cherokee/gene.html)
Tribal Ties (http://www.whitemoonraven.com/articles/tribal.html)
Does your lineage lead to the first Americans? Connect your family tree to its native roots with our five-step guide to unearthing American Indian ancestry.
FAQ - What is the point of family trees? (Snobbery, etc.) by Mark Humphrys
"What is the point of making out your family tree? What are you trying to prove? Are you implying you are superior or something?" These are valid questions that occur to people when they see family trees. And they are not helped by the snobbery and wishful-thinking of many who do engage in the pursuit. Other people complain that proving someone descends from, say, Edward III through a long chain of people is meaningless - not only will they not have inherited a single piece of property, papers, or even the vaguest family stories, attitudes or behaviour from him, but they may not have even inherited a single gene from him. I thought I'd write a few words in defence of genealogy...