Genealogy Social Networks Part 3 charges a fee, but I found it worth mentioning here. The Jefferson-Hemmings case built on DNA testing and published in 1998 was one of the catalysts of what later became the field of Genetic genealogy. So, does your DNA match the Jefferson line? A lot of people are taking the DNA Genealogy highway these days.

cgar is Cool!!! Americas first immigration center, Castle Garden 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 ancestry to Ellis Island, now go further! Castle Garden hosts 10 million records! Yeah, pretty handy resource! is a place for Family Tree Software templates, forms, charts, searches, free trials, and more. Sign up for free with optional upgrades for a Family Tree maker site. More free charts can be found at

Also, for some family tree software, some freeware some shareware (fee charged)

Visit the site for a mass of cool Genealogy Clip Art links!


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February 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Castle Garden, Family Tree, Genealogy, My Family Tree, my heritage, Stephanie Haile, Wavecritter. 1 comment.

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Onto RootsWeb powered by πŸ™‚ I would say that this is probably one of the very top Genealogy/Heraldry sites out there and free to sign up to check it out with an upgrade option. You can sign up at,, or to create a site for your family to keep up with events, what’s new, photo’s, video’s, and a big bonus feature of sharing uploaded files! That is a very nice feature here πŸ™‚ And, of course, create a family tree πŸ™‚ This site is a bit different in that it’s focus seems to be photos and it allows site tagging or keywords.


Most Genealogy Family sites allow for private or public settings and has this feature as well. also has the choice of public or private sites with the click of a button. My Heritage has a video and photo area, a family tree creation section, and the “big Star” here (when it is completed) is the calendar! Much like a Google type Calendar system to include all of the family events! In the new video and photo sections of My Heritage, they have included the bonus of photo tagging much like Facebook has. As photos are entered, others can “tag” a photo with a person. Like, this photo is of Randy Ferris πŸ™‚ Neato! is your link to the past if you are hunting for your American or Canadian ancestors or your Immigrant ancestors. Free searchable genealogy transcriptions are at your fingertips at Olive Tree Genealogy created by Lorine McGinnis Shulze. Easy to navigate with helpful tutorials to get you your information from the site and help if your new to Genealogy! Thanks Lorine! Search all transcriptions by State, Year, or Keyword. This is a must visit site for Genealogy family History buffs πŸ™‚ While searching for ancestors the census information will be a bit limited but a great starting point or a great place to get “leads” to other branches n your tree.

Libraries of States like the NY State Library site. These type sites are Internet bibliographies; housing biographies, Genealogy Resources, Cemetary info, Census links, and much more relevant to the region especially.

From the Yahoo or Google search directories, type in US State Libraries. I have done that for you here and you can arrive directly at that search term by clicking the links here.

Or, visit for State Library links. Valuable links for Family Tree Creators and Genealogy History seekers!

I am not a huge fan of the standard “Bookmark” system on the PC, I use it, but actually locating my saved sites after a while, well… let’s say … I generally lose them lol πŸ™‚

I came up with a way to house and remember what links go to which sites πŸ™‚ Use a free blog platform (I use to hold all of the sites on a particular topic (like Genealogy). If you have a screen capture device this works best because you can hyper-link the photo to the cooresponding site but now you have a visual of the site you saved to better remember where you are going and actually why you saved that site at all. This too gives any visitors to your newly created “storage” blog or site the helpful advantage of not having to go searching for these “on topic” sites. Here they are! Anytime I research a given topic, if it is a big one, I create a wiki to house it all πŸ™‚

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February 27, 2009. Banner Fans, Family Tree, Genealogy, Haile family Tree, My Family, my heritage, Stephanie Haile, Wavecritter, wetpaint. 1 comment.

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Genealogy is such a time intensive, exciting, historical adventure and it seems to be a very popular quest for families to find their history.


We are listing some of the free to sign up and use Genealogy social networks, blogs, and other sites to help you in your Internet searchings to get your family tree filled up. Many of these sites also have an upgraded version, but always go free first, then if you just can’t live without the upgrades and you are sure this is the site for you, then consider it or jump right in πŸ™‚

Groups at MySpace and Facebook are also a place to network with and locate information or other lost cousins or people who know them. These groups have an abundance of link information as well to assure that you never run out of family “leads” or come to a dead end “)

Facebook has many Genealogy groups but one stood out (over 5,000 members) International Genealogy. With resource links for global searches to genetic research, making contacts, getting started (for the very new even :), Military and Religious records, Census information and much more. A definite useful resource for Family Histories. A tutorial group for beginners is listed here as well.

The group that stood out over at MySpace was called Genealogy. This group has a healthy forum for surnames and a list of good genealogy site links.

How about some great existing blog sites on Genealogy? We found Cyndis List of Genealogy Sites on the Net πŸ™‚ Cyndi has a major list of relevant sites to help you on your way through your families genealogy.

Where to go to find a great “Create My Family Tree” sort of site online? I began my journey at which is a free family tree maker site and is “medium” for me in the “happy navigation” meter but could rate higher for you as everyones “happy” is very different where navigating sites are concerned πŸ™‚

For example, I prefer Wetpaint sites over Ning (as a creator of these sorts of sites) but others prefer Ning over Wetpaint πŸ™‚ as far as navigating the construction and even navigating as a visitor. Speaking of the Wetpaint and Ning sites, we found a few very good examples of Genealogy networks that you could either join or for an example to start your own πŸ™‚

At Ning: GenMates


Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive

At Wetpaint:

This is our family site (we just began construction, so a work in progress πŸ™‚

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Inc

The Bookworm Choctaw County Public Library

Keywords can be very important when creating a “public” site. You will open a highway for Genealogy historians like yourself to actually find You! instead of always being the one on the lookout, people will be able to seek you out given the right set of keywords for your sites. Choose a base 5 keywords first that you will always use on most every post, article, or photo. Use your Last Name, Full Name, the words Genealogy, Family Tree, and your region ie: Germany, USA, Virginia, Bolster County. Possible less work for you searching alone can turn into others seeking an finding you πŸ™‚

Visit to search for more Genealogy sites. When I used this, I did not get any sites, but when I switched to searching for posts by clicking the post button, I found quite a few on the last name Haile πŸ™‚ isΒ  The Cemetery Blog a Free Online Library of burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the World for historical and Genealogy research, thanks to Steve Johnson and Maggie Rail. We have the Worlds cemeteries at our fingertips here.

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February 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . blogheiress, Blogs and Social Networks, Dead Fred, Family History, Family Tree, Genealogy, GenMates, My Family, my heritage, Stephanie Haile, stevie haile, Surnames, Wavecritter. 2 comments.

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