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My roots are from New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, V
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I also have a blog called Seeing New England. Why not visit it, to get a feeling for the area.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Find-A-Grave (52 million grave records, many with photos) at http://www.findagrave.com/
Google searches, Google Alerts and Google Books
DAR -- Daughters of the American Revolution (great site for seeing if your ancestor was a Revolutionary War patriot) at http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/
Family Search (LDS site with millions of records, many images of actual records).
Ellis Island site with emigration and naturalization records. http://www.ellisisland.org/
RootsWeb (site is free and owned by Ancestry.com (subscription site).
The US GenWeb Project. http://usgenweb.org/
Dutch Door Genealogy. http://www.dutchdoorgenealogy.com/
Internet Archive. http://www.archive.org/
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
Cynthia Shenette of Heritage Zen wrote a wonderful article in which she did a lot of research, and explains step by step what was done and what needs to be done. She doesn't subscribe to Ancestry either. Please read Researching the Coldbrook Tragedy (4 parts) Note: Cynthia has a very long list of genealogy sites at the end of her Heritage Zen home page. Scroll all the way down.
ADDITIONAL SITES RECOMMENDED BY OTHERS (See Comments.) They are excellent.
Nancy suggested: Cyndi's List
Gretta suggested: The Bureau of Land Management
Heather suggested: Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Stone reads: "Erected in memory of Capt. Jonathan Knap who was born in Redding, Conn. on the 17th March 1750 and died on the 25th of April 1828, aged 78 yrs. 1 month and 8 days in St. Armand, L.C."
Died: July 31, 1842, St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada
Jonathan and Mary Knap were my 4th great-grandparents.
Their daughter Anna Knap Pell, my 3rd great-grandmother.
Died: February 20, 1866, Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada