Genealogy Resource Roundup

Me (left) with genealogy rock star Cyndi Ingle.

Hopefully you have already read some of my blog posts — if not, they’re listed below, and there are more here — and you’re ready to explore your own family history.

Here are some genealogy resources for you to get started with.

This list is by no means exhaustive! If you want exhaustive, check out Cyndi’s List below. I have used  Cyndi’s List since its inception in 1996, and got to meet Cyndi Ingle in person when she came to visit the New Mexico Genealogical Society. See photo →

Please let me know if you find something here that helps you!

Org4life Services

Family History Research Services

Org4life Blog Posts

Hit a brick wall? 20 reasons why you can’t find your ancestor

Climbing your never-ending family tree

What’s a photo without the story?

How to do genealogy research at any budget

Top 10 Reasons Why Genealogy is for Everybody!

The Gift of an Organized Family Tree

Puzzling Out Your Family History

Family History Lost & Found

Mother’s Day — Gifts I Got from Mom

Who Do You Think You Look Like?

The Basic Genealogy Checklist

Family history: How to organize your genealogy research materials

Family history: Why organize it if you don’t care about genealogy?

Programs for Your Computer

Family Tree Maker (the one I use)

Roots Magic

(There are more, of course, but these two are very popular and they both now sync with Ancestry.)

Free Research Websites

Family Search

Google

Google Maps

Cyndi’s List

Albuquerque Public Library Genealogy Center

Paid Research Websites

Ancestry.com

Fold3.com

Newspapers.com

Tools & Forms

Family Group Sheet

Family Relationship Chart

Ancestry Clutter Flow Chart (Org4life)

DNA Match Chart (the green one)

Handwriting Helps (Family Search)

Books (other people’s)

Genealogy Standards Second Edition  — Board for Certification of Genealogists

Blogs (other people’s)

Organize Your Family History — Janine Adams

Modern Genealogy Made Easy — Amy Johnson Crow

Podcasts (other people’s)

The Genealogy Guys  — George G. Morgan & Drew Smith

Generations Cafe — Amy Johnson Crow

Getting to Good Enough — Janine Adams and Shannon Wilkinson (episode 20 is specifically about Genealogy)

Videos (instructional)

The Barefoot Genealogist — Ancestry’s Crista Cowan (series)

An Introduction: Genealogical Proof Standard — Ancestry

Is Everyone a Descendant of Royalty?

Facebook Group

The Genealogy Squad — George G. Morgan & Drew Smith, Cyndi Ingle, Blaine T. Bettinger

(There are groups for every ethnicity, religion, surname, timeframe, and location you can imagine.)

Conferences

(These offer both in-person and virtual sessions.)

Rootstech

Genealogy Jamboree

Webinars

Southern California Genealogy Society (you don’t have to be a member)

Family Tree Webinars

Genealogy Libraries

There are way too many to list! But for starters…

LDS Family History Centers

DIY Family Website

The Next Generation (TNG)

DNA

(under construction)

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