My Research Toolbox

updated January 2019

This is an ongoing project, and will updated often. Learn more about the Research Toolbox concept here.

General Research:
Family Locket website, Research Like a Pro (book & podcast) by Diana Elder, AG & Nicole Dyer (most records not free)
Find A Grave – Military Records (most records not free)
Internet Archive – non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music
Digital Public Library of America
Storytelling with Syd Leiberman
Ancestry research guide for each state
Ancestry research guides
International List of Causes of Death (ILCD)
Dead Fred  Genealogy Photo Archive
Maureen Taylor The Photo Detective
A Guide to Researching the History of a House by Home Advisor

Specific family information:
Williams Family (on the Reece/Montgomery/Pruitt line)
Hamptons (on the Reece line): Texas Tech has a collection of Hampton papers, plus there’s an online family tree here and here

Missouri Digital Heritage
Missouri Death Records
Missouri Penitentiary Records
Stone County Roots on Facebook
Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society
Missouri Genealogy Facebook Group
Missouri Genealogy Network Facebook Group
Missouri State Genealogical Association Facebook Group
The State Historical Society of Missouri
Missouri Digital Newspaper Project

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society Facebook Group
Arkansas Genealogy Network Facebook Group
Arkansas Genealogical Society
Arkansas Vintage Facebook Group
Arkansas National Guard Museum

North Carolina:
Rowan County NC Genealogy Facebook Group
North Carolina Genealogical Society
NC Digital Collections – best to not use Chrome
NC State Archives
Manuscript and Archives Record Search (MARS) – Youtube videos available on how to search for records found in the Archives
NC State Archives on Flickr
North Carolina Maps – historic maps
Digital NC – explore original materials from 189 libraries, museums, and archives in NC
State Library of North Carolina
NC Vital Records – not 1st choice when searching for genealogical information
History for All the People – a blog from the NC Archives

State Historical Society of Iowa

Mason County, Kentucky
Family Search Mason County Wiki
KY GenWeb for Mason County, KY
Kentucky Genealogy Trails
Mason Links & Miscellany
Genealogy Inc – Mason County

Binns Genealogy helps fill in for missing 1790 & 1800 US Census

Educational Resources:
Hack Genealogy (classes)
Genealogy Do-Over Facebook Group
Genealogy and Newspapers Facebook Group
Genealogy Cite Your Sources Facebook Group
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – RAOGK USA
Genealogy Gems
Dear Myrtle Facebook Group
Roots MOOC Discussion Facebook Group
Technology for Genealogy Facebook Group
Evernote Genealogists Facebook Group
The Organized Genealogist Facebook Group
DNA For Genealogy Facebook Group
NC State Library YouTube tutorials
Ancestry Academy
Ancestry YouTube
Ancestry Learning Center

Digital Scrapbooking:
Project Life App – super simple, for iPad or iPhone, very inexpensive

Newspapers: (not free)
Chronicling America – Historic American Newspapers

Other People’s Research Toolboxes: