Thursday, February 15, 2007

More Links from 15 Feb Show

Thanks to all for listening to today's show. In addition to the links posted before the show, we talked about a couple of other sites we wanted to list for you. Matthew Helm mentioned the website We Relate as a very helpful place to search for surnames. We've linked to their search page, so you can experiment.

In our "Tip from the Pros" segment about using the Soundex code as a means of determining alternate spellings for your surname, we also mentioned the Name Thesaurus as a very helpful place to find alternate spellings, and even the spellings that match a Soundex code. They have a slick little program, so enjoy. If you need a refresher on the Soundex numbers, here it is:
1 = B,P,F,V
2 = C,S,G,J,K,Q,X,Z
3 = D,T
4 = L
5 = M,N
6 = R
The letters A,E,I,O,U,Y,H, and W are not coded.

The Salt List records were mentioned in GenWeekly. You can read the article at Genealogy Today.

We also discussed the great organization of sites under each county at Linkpendium. Here's a list of the topics, or subjects, for which they list different webpages:
[USA>State > County]
Bible Records
Biographies, Oral Histories, Diaries, Memoirs, Genealogies, Correspondence
Census Records and Indexes
Estate Records
Introduction and Guides
Land Records
Libraries, Museums, Archives
Mailing Lists and Message Boards
Maps and Gazetteers
Military Records and Histories
Miscellaneous Data
Newspaper Records
Obituaries and Funeral Home Records
Photographs, Postcards, Historical Images
School Records and Histories
Slaves, slave owners, and slavery in general – information
Tax Lists
Transportation and Industry
Vital Records

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