Free Genealogy/Dedicated Volunteers


The USGenWeb project is one of my favorite free resources to use online.  From the main page you can jump to one of the 50 state pages. From there you can select one of the many county pages for your state.  These pages (really sites unto themselves) are maintained by dedicated volunteers with a wealth of knowledge about their local area.

Many of the counties have various cemetery transcriptions, family histories, war records, property & tax records, local census records and much much more.  Many of the volunteers are also willing to look up local information you may not be able to get access to from out of the area or online..

I’ve used the pages for Missouri and Iowa and had great success.  Try looking through the area you’re currently researching and see what you might find.

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Im a husband, father of 4, amateur genealogist, technophile, attorney, gardener, and boy scout leader. I've taught several free courses for beginners on family history. I enjoy connecting with other genealogists & helping people discover their ancestors.
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7 Responses to Free Genealogy/Dedicated Volunteers

  1. Welcome to the Geneablogger family. Your blog is great! A couple suggestions for you. Put a subscribe button on your blog site so people can subscribe via RSS or email. And possibly an email address so people can email you directly. Amy Coffin’s We Tree Blog had a great post about leaving a contact email. See it here. http://wetree.blogspot.com/2011/01/genealogy-blogs-part-2-readers-weigh-in.html She is a good one to follow.

  2. Although many people use findagrave, some of my very best cemetery finds came from the GenWeb site. It is definately a ‘go to’ site for me.
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    • Khall says:

      Theresa – I couldn’t agree more. I’ve used the cemetery transcriptions on many of the GenWeb county sites with much success. Another big help has been using Epodunk.com to find cemeteries in the areas people lived. It’s helped to narrow down which transcriptions to go through.

  3. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)

    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/

    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”
    and “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

    http://www.examiner.com/x-53135-Springfield-Genealogy-Examiner

    http://www.examiner.com/x-58285-Ozarks-Cultural-Heritage-Examiner

  4. taneya says:

    agreed! that’s why I volunteer so heavily for them. I am involved with the NC, TN and FL projects. Have you ever considered becoming a county coordinator?

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