Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Internet Genealogy Research

In the world of ideal we could find our ancestors online by searching through published genealogies, county records, wills, estates, marriages, and so forth. But the internet is still in its infancy genealogy-wise. The freebie sites are not really cutting the mustard as they depend upon donated materials and most of them have very little information after ten years or longer. However, the websites listed below are emerging as small genealogy giants for researchers to find information they would otherwise have to search years to locate. In the interest of preservation I am publishing all of my personal databases and most of my books to these websites. The collection includes over 10 million names in the traced genealogies, bible records, county wills and estate images, revolutionary war pensions, civil war deaths, burials, obituaries, school graduates, and so on. A nominal subscription fee is charged to see the collections which helps to defray the enormous cost of website operations, however, I personally pay the bulk of the growing cost. As so many of you out there who have spent zillions of hours in the research field, genealogy is truly a labor of love.

Jeannette Holland Austin, author of over 100 genealogy books
North Carolina Pioneers

No comments: