Mendocino County Historical Society Genealogy Links

Local Genealogical Research Web Pages

Site Subject(s)
Mendocino County Genealogical Resources Part of the USGenWeb Project and the California USGenWeb Project.  Features links to some great resources.
Griffith Family History A few generations of Ukiahans mixed into the bag.
Prouty Family "Family history of our Prouty, Heiken, Lovejoy, and Duval Ancestors"
Gard's Grassroots Genealogy The Stanley Family from Ukiah and vicinity.
Dechman-Dightman Family Site index states, "Logging industry Mendocino County late 1800's"
Pages may change or move without notice.  MCHS is not responsible for content on third-party pages.

Genealogical Search Pages

Site Subject(s)
GenForum Forums (or message boards) relating to specific surnames, states, countries, or topics.
FamilySearch The official LDS family search site.  You can tap into the worlds largest genealogical source and find individual entries, full pedigrees, or links to family history pages.
RootsWeb Searches, message boards, family trees, mailing lists, and more.  Great metasearch engine.
Ancestry World Tree, online family tree, "printables", temporary free databases, etc.
USGenWeb Incredible volunteer effort across the US in an effort to get everything online.  They have census records, vital records, marriage bonds, wills, and lots more.  Because it's a volunteer effort, things are always being added.  Keep checking back and you will find something.
Cyndi's List Massive, amazing collection of links to everything relating to genealogy.  You could spend several hours browsing this page just to see everything she links to.
Family Tree Maker Home to the FTM software, but they have some very good search engines as well.
Kindred Konnections Although this is a commercial web site, it does have a useable search.
SSDI (Social Security Death Index) From Ancestry From FTM From Rootsweb
Pages may change or move without notice.  MCHS is not responsible for content on third-party pages.

Other Useful Search Pages

Site Subject(s)
Find A Grave Interesting tool for finding graves, cemeteries, and other fun stuff.
Ebay I know this is probably a surprising addition to a list for genealogical research, but there is a surprising amount of information on this web site.  For example, I was researching my grandfather, a coal miner from Frostburg, MD, and I found photographs for sale of coal miners in Frostburg, MD.  I also found old postcards, newspapers, and local history books from the area.  Check it out.
The Ultimates This is an incredible tool for finding people or businesses online.   If you want a book store in Sikes, LA or just want to see if there's anybody with your last name living in Goobertown, NJ, it's here.

Subject-Specific Search Pages

CensusLinks Rootsweb Birth Online Soldier Rosters Genealogy Book Search
USCensus.Org Rootsweb Death Vital Records Information Nicknames
Rootsweb Find A Grave USPS City/State/Zip Associations Cemetery Records Online
Census-Online Genealogy.Com Official Federal Land Patents Our Timelines
USGenWeb World Connect National Archives and Records Administration  
Census Images Cyndi's List National Archives Information Locator  

Useful (and FREE) Genealogy Research Forms

Census Research Forms 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820a/1820b, 1830a/1830b, 1840a/1840b, 1850, 1860, 1870a/1870b, 1880a/1880b, 1890a/1890b, 1900a/1900b, 1910a/1910b/1910c, 1920a/1920b/1920c
Forms from Ancestry.Com Ancestral Chart 
Correspondence Record 
Family Group Sheet 
Research Calendar 
Research Extract 
Source Summary 
Ancestors: The First Series

Pedigree Chart (45.7 KB, GIF format)
Family Group Record (11.7 KB, GIF format)
2nd Page Family Group Record (10.4 KB, GIF format)
Timeline Page (16.4 KB, GIF format)
Research Log (11.2 KB, GIF format)
Family and Home Information Sources Checklist (25.5 KB, GIF format)
Child's Pedigree Chart (26.4 KB, GIF format)

Pedigree Chart (PDF)
Family Group Record - both pages (PDF)
Timeline Page (PDF)
Research Log (PDF)
Family and Home Information Sources Checklist (PDF)
Activities Sheet for Using Forms (PDF)
RootsComputing.Com Checklist of Home Sources - Good check list for making sure you covered everything.
Easy Genealogy Forms Pedigree charts and family group sheets for PC or MAC.
Everton's Free Forms Very nice examples of family group sheets and pedigree charts (with color!)
U.S. Census: 1790 , 1800/1810 , 1820 , 1830/1840 , 1850 , 1860 , 1870 , 1880 , 1900 , 1910 , 1920 
Canada Census: 1851  1861  1871/1881  1891  1901
British Census Worksheet 
Family Group Record 
Ireland 1901/1911 
Pedigree Chart 
Research Log 
Genealogy Book Store Various free forms to download.
Family Tree Magazine Some excellent (and unique) forms to download and use.

There are many more web sites with free forms.  If you are trying to find a specific form, keep searching.  It's probably out there!

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