Genealogy

Genealogy Resources

Resource
Web Site Address
Large collection of genealogy sources https://familysearch.org
Free online genealogical courses https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html
Genealogical sites for
every state and county in the U.S.
http://www.usgenweb.org
Free genealogical resources from Ancestry http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
A directory of genealogical sources http://www.cyndislist.com

Berks County Resources

Resource
Web Site Address
A large collection of Berks County records http://www.berks.pa-roots.com
Berks County Genealogical Society http://www.berksgenes.org
The Historical Society of Berks County http://www.berkshistory.org/library
Berks County Register of Wills
(wills, marriages, deaths, births)
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/RegWills/Pages/Genealogy.aspx
Berks County Prothonotary
(immigrations, naturalizations, divorces)
http://prothy.co.berks.pa.us/search_genealogical
Berks County Recorder of Deeds
(deeds & mortgages)
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Dept/Deeds/Pages/OnlineRecordsSearchInstructions.aspx

Historical Maps and Locators

Resource
Web Site Address
Overlays of current maps with historical maps http://www.historicmapworks.com
A digital collection of historical maps http://www.davidrumsey.com
Library of Congress Maps http://www.loc.gov/topics/maps.php
A finding aid to obtain enumeration districts
for census records 1880-1950
http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html
Searchable surname distribution map of Poland http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa

Immigration

Resource
Web Site Address
Ellis Island http://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/genealogy

Free Census Records

Resource
Web Site Address
U.S. 1940s census http://1940census.archives.gov
Ireland 1901 & 1911 http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

Death Records

Resource
Web Site Address
Recent Obituaries http://www.legacy.com/ns/obitfinder/obituary-search.aspx
Cemetery transcriptions http://www.interment.net
Cemetery transcriptions and photos http://www.findagrave.com

Country & Translation Aids

Resource
Web Site Address
Google Translate https://translate.google.com
Latin Words and Phrases https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/key-words-and-phrases-in-latin-records/21
German Research https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place:%22Germany%22
German Script https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/german-script-tutorial/91
German Handwriting / Kurrent Pt. 1 https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-german-handwritten-records-lesson-1-kurrent-letters/69
German Handwriting / Kurrent Pt. 2 https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-german-handwritten-records-lesson-2-making-words-in-kurrent/70
German Handwriting / Kurrent Pt. 3 https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-german-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-kurrent-documents/71
Researching Hispanic Heritage http://genealogy.about.com/cs/hispanic/a/ancestry.htm
Spanish Script Tutorial https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spanish-script-tutorial/92
Searching En Espanol https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=languages:%22Spanish%22
Irish Research https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place:%22Ireland%22
Italian Research https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/basic-italian-research/246
Polish Research https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place:%22Poland%22
Russian Research https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place:%22Russia%22