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50Plus - Genealogy
- California Genealogical Society and Library
Features name look-up, genealogy links and suggestions for contacting local research professionals. Information about the society’s library facility in Oakland, CA – its holdings, hours, location, etc.
- Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
More than 260,000 well-organized links plus tips and tutorials for beginners as well as a wealth of information for more advanced searchers.
- Family Search
The largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. From the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' (LDS), this excellent site offers information on starting a family history, along with research guides plus downloadable forms and charts.
- Santa Cruz County GenWeb
Local entry point to the US GenWeb Project. Consists of volunteer operated Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The non-commercial Project is committed to free access. The network is centered at the county level. State Websites also provide important information, including such resources as queries, family reunion bulletin boards, state histories, and maps showing the changing county boundaries, among others. Many states also have ongoing projects as diverse as the transcription of Civil War regiments or the reuniting of families with lost photos, bibles, etc. All of the counties provide links for you to post queries, access the state's home page and access the archives. Click on US GenWeb to locate national and state resources. To find resources in other countries visit the World GenWeb Project.
- Starting Your Genealogy Research - The Basics
Easy to follow instructions, plus tips, downloadable forms and charts, links and more for the beginning researcher. From the US GenWeb Project.
- Where to Write for Vital Records
Contact information by state for obtaining birth, death, marriage and divorce records. From the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
Tease Your Brain!
1940's-50's Trivia: Can you choose the correct answer:
- In 1943, the world's largest office building, ________________ is completed.
(The White House, the Capitol Building, Buckingham Palace, or the Pentagon)
- In 1944, scientists at ___________________ invent the first automatic general-purpose computer.
(Harvard University, University of Virginia, UCLA, or Yale University)
- In 1950, the comic strip ____________ was started.
(Garfield, Dilbert, Simpsons, or Peanuts)