Sherry’s Research Toolbox

Thanks to Thomas MacEntee (www.Geneabloggers.com and Geneablogger’s Blog Talk Radio) and his Webinar “Building a Research Toolbox,”(not an affiliate link) I’m building my own research toolbox.

Why it never occurred to me before to put these on-line, I don’t know, but it looks like a great plan!  Now (I hope!) I’ll never wonder where I lost that link I was going to go back to!

Thanks, Thomas!

Ancestry.com

http://www.ancestry.com/
Census, books, soldiers records, death records, and much, much more!

African-American Research Resources

Cyndi’s List – African American Resources
http://www.cyndislist.com/african.htm

PRIMARY SOURCES

Primary Sources Online
http://primarysourcesonline.com/?goback=%2Egde_106885_member_146594687

BOOKS

“Brenneman/Breneman History”
by Albert H. Gerberich. 1217p. 1938

“Three Hundred Years With the Corson Families in America”
by O. Corson. 303+336p. 2 v. , 1939 

“The Hurlbut Genealogy” by Henry H. Hurlbut
Joel, Munsell’s Sons, Publishers, 1888
(Page 416-417 for my Stocking Ancestor)
“The Hurlbut Genealogy” – available on Google books.

“Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England …, Volume 1″  By Judith McGhan
Samuel & Abiah Boardman Stocking’s daughter Ruth info

“The Stocking Ancestry” by Charles H. W. Stocking and updated by Hobart E. Stocking

“Ancestors and Descendants of George Stocking: Founder of the American Family” by Charles H. W. Stocking;  205 pages; 1903

“MIDDLETOWN UPPER HOUSES: a history of the north society of Middletown, Ct. from 1650 to 1800
with genealogical and biographical chapters on early families” by Charles Collard Adams
New York: Grafton Press, 1908.

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Barren County

THE STOCKING FAMILY

Several books on the list below that I would like to add to my library!
Researchers’ Favorite Genealogy Books and History-Related Reads
http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/2013/02/28/ResearchersFavoriteGenealogyBooksAndHistoryRelatedReads.aspx?et_mid=605414&rid=2662853

Higginson Books

Some of these books are available at Higginson Books as reprints.

CENSUS

1940 Census – Steve Morse One-Step Enumeration Maps
http://stevemorse.org/census/xml1940edmaps.html 

About Our Freedom
http://www.aboutourfreedom.com/

GenJourney
http://genjourney.wordpress.com/

Mississippi to Africa – Melvin J. Collier
http://www.mississippitoafrica.com/

EDUCATION

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/webinars.asp
Nearly every week, Legacy Family Tree offers FREE webinars with the latest and greatest how-to info!  Set your cell phone to remind you, and make it a don’t miss opportunity!

GeneaWebinars.com
http://blog.geneawebinars.com/
Woo Hoo!  A place to go and find out all the great learning opportunities that are coming up on Webinars!  I Love it!

SOFTWARE

Free Transcription Software
http://www.jacobboerema.nl/en/Freeware.htm#Downloads

Facebook friend and blogging buddy (www.reflectionsfromthefence) Carol A Bowen Stevens shared info about the above software with me in August 2012.

Can’t wait to try it while transcribing family history stuff for me and for the Sumner County (Kansas) Historical & Genealogical Society.

FAMILY TREE SOFTWARE

There are several great software packages that can help you keep track of your growing family tree, document your resources, and determine the

Family Tree Maker
http://www.familytreemaker.com/
Very popular and easy to use software.  On-line tutorials to get you up and running.

Legacy Family Tree
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Reasonable, easy-to-use and powerful software!  Free download lets you check it out. On-line training makes it easy to get started and learn how to do all the stuff you always wish you knew how to do.

Roots Magic
http://www.rootsmagic.com/
Roots Magic has a free family tree software download that lets you decide whether or not you like the program, and the full version is very reasonable, too. Check out the on-line tutorials and webinars to help get you up and running.

FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS/WEBSITES

The Corson/Colson Family History Association
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ccfha/index.html

Society of the Hawley Family
http://www.hawleysociety.org/ 

Iain Laird’s Family History Project
http://www.laird.org.uk/

Laird Family Association
http://www.qcsi.net/lfa/index.htm

Rose Family Association
Christine Rose
http://www.rosefamilyassociation.com/ 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

ILLINOIS

Illinois State Gen Soc
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/

KANSAS

Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/kcgs/

Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society
Box 402
Wellington, KS 67152
http://www.ksschgs.com

KENTUCKY

South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society
P O Box 157
Glasgow, KY 42142-0157
http://www.barrencoky.com/Resources/SCKHistGenSoc.htm

Hart County Historical Society

P.O. Box 606
Munfordville KY 42765
http://www.feenerty.com/history.htm
PH: 1-270-524-0101

OKLAHOMA

Cleveland County (Oklahoma) Genealogical Society
PO Box 6176 (1119  E. Main)
Norman, OK 73070
PH: 405-329-9180 or 405-701-2100
E-mail: ccgs@csbi.org
Web site: www.rootsweb.com/~okccogs

GOOGLE

Google that Old Occupation is a “Genealogy Tip of the Day” blog post written by Michael John Neill at www.GenealogyTipoftheDay.blogspot.com.  It’s great advice, so I’m adding it into my Research Toolbox.

Here is Michael’s  “Genealogy Tip of the Day” – Google that Old Occupation post.
Can’t find anything on an occupation? Consider typing it into Google Books-http://books.google.com. You may discover more than you realized. Also consider typing it into Google Images http://images.google.co
ON-LINE TOOLS

MILITARY

TIME AND DATE
http://www.timeanddate.com

Civil War Information

Kansas State Historical Society – GAR Records
http://www.kshs.org/p/grand-army-of-the-republic-department-of-kansas-post-records-unbound/13762#Related
West Point Info

West Point General Information Number
1-845-938-4034

West Point Registrar’s office
1-845-938-3708

West Point Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy
1-845-446-1500

COUNTRIES

Germany

German Originality
http://www.germanoriginality.com/
(
I haven’t checked this website out yet, but it looks to have a lot of info on it, and links to more info about Germany)

STATES

Because this is my Research tool box, I’m not going to try to duplicate Cyndi’s List, (as if anyone could!) here, I’m just including the links that I use to search for my family, in the states that they lived in.  That way, hopefully, I won’t lose them!

ARKANSAS

Arkansas History Commission
http://www.ark-ives.com/ 

Arkansas Vital Records
http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/certificatesVitalRecords/Pages/default.aspx

CALIFORNIA

Several members of my family have settled in California, so I am just now collecting links to aid with research in that state!

California Genealogical Society & Library
http://blog.californiaancestors.org/

 

CONNECTICUT
My Ninth great-grandfather and grandmother, George and Anna Stocking, traveled with Thomas Hooker’s Puritan group to Connecticut and were some of the town of Hartford, CT founders.  Someday, I hope to travel there, and so am posting this link hoping to get to see some of the country someday, and meet my distant cousins who still live in the area!

Connecticut Farm Map
A Guide to Connecticut’s Agricultural Destinations
http://www.ctfarms.uconn.edu/

ILLINOIS

My family lived in Illinois, and in some of the same areas as Thomas MacEntee’s family, so many (all for right now) of the links below I copied from Thomas’ website, Destination Austin Family‘s Toolbox.

IOWA

Muscatine County, Iowa GenWeb

ALPL
http://www.alplm.org/library/library.html
The Abraham Lincoln Public Library & Museum

Diigo Illinois Genealogy
http://groups.diigo.com/group/illinois-genealogy

Illinois State Archives
http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html

Illinois State Gen Soc
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/

Illinois State Historical Society
http://www.historyillinois.org/

Illinois State Library
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/

Illinois State Library
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/

Historic Maps in Sangamon County, Illinois
http://www.davidrumsey.com/search?term=Sangamon+County%2C+Illinois
IRAD
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html

Newberry Library
http://www.newberry.org

OHIO

Newspaper Online – “Ohio State Journal”
http://www.ohiomemory.org

KANSAS

I almost forgot to include my Kansas sources.

Living near many of them, I tend to take accessing them for granted.  But if you are traveling to Kansas from elsewhere, you don’t want to miss anything fun or interesting when you come, so visit the Kansas Tourism site to get more info, click on the trip planner to help you plan your trip, and fill out the free Kansas Travel Guide form to get the free magazine!

And just so you know, once upon a time, Kansas was where the west was Wild!

Millions of buffalo ranged over the tall grass prairie, several Native American tribes called this home, and cowboys followed the Chisholm Trail through the heart of the state driving cattle to the railheads at Abilene, Newton, Wichita, and then Caldwell to provide Eastern markets with beef.

Caldwell, located on the southern border of Kansas in Sumner County, has preserved its western history and celebrates it each year.

Kansas State Historical Society
http://www.kshs.org/

Midwest Genealogy Center
http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy

Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society
http://www.ksscgs.com 

KENTUCKY

Kentucky – Rootsweb Page
http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/KY/Barren/

Kentucky – Census Diggins
http://www.censusdiggins.com/kybarren_a.html

Kentucky GenWeb – Barren County
http://www.kygenweb.net/barren/

South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society
P O Box 157
Glasgow, KY 42142-0157
http://www.barrencoky.com/Resources/SCKHistGenSoc.htm

South Central Kentucky Cultural Center
Address: 200 West Water Street
Mailing:  P. O. 1714
Glasgow, KY  421142
Phone: 270.651.9792
e-mail: sckculturalcenter@glasgow-ky.com 

Hatcher & Sadler Funeral Home 
801 North Race Street
Glasgow, KY 42141
E-mail: hatcher@glasgow-ky.com
PH: (270) 651-8821
http://www.hatchersaddler.com 

Southern Kentucky Genealogy Website

http://www.so-ky.com
I found pictures of death certificates at this website, and links to cemeteries with family burials.

Hart County Historical Society
P.O. Box 606
Munfordville KY 42765
http://www.feenerty.com/history.htm
PH: 1-270-524-0101

Barren County, KY Records
http://www.kygenweb.net/barren/

NEBRASKA

Omaha Digital Collections
http://www.omahapubliclibrary.org/books-and-resources/digital-collections

OHIO

Champaign County, Mad River Township, Ohio

Champaign County OHGEN Web

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohchampa/

1940 Census - Champaign County, Mad River Township, Ohio
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohchampa/1840census.pdf

Champaign County Tombstones
http://www.usgwtombstones.org/ohio/champaign.htm

U. S. Government
Bureau of Land Management
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ 

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/index.html 

Library of Congress
Local History & Genealogy
http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Cemeteries Index
Has GPS coordinates, but no other directions, and no lists of burials.

1895 Maps of the Twin Territories (Oklahoma)
http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/atlas-key.html

Oklahoma Post Offices
http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/xref/po/po-n.html

Oklahoma Historical Society
http://www.okhistory.org

TENNESSEE

Sullivan County (Tennessee) Genealogical Society Website
http://www.schgs.org/index.htm

MAPS

Sumner County Maps
http://www.davidrumsey.com/search/full?term=Sumner+County+Kansas

David Rumsey Maps
Has some older historic maps, and you can view them for free.

Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection:
http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/maps/index.html

Library of Congress Map Collection:
http://www.loc.gov/maps/?q=

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection:

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

 

ORGANIZATIONS

My parents raised registered Ayrshire cattle, and so I am hoping to resurrect some/all of their cattle records by contacting this group.

U. S. Ayrshire Breeder’s Association
1224 Alton Darby Creed Rd., Suite B
Columbus, OH 43228
PH: 614-335-0020
FAX: 614-335-0023
e-mail: info@usayrshire.com
http://www.usayrshire.com/index.html 

SURNAME

the Jones Genealogist & his blog links
http://www.blogger.com/profile/08384328568699198104

 

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