Cedar County, Iowa
Links to Useful Websites

    BIOGRAPHY

    http://uipress.lib.uiowa.edu/bdi/Default.aspx (Biographical Dictionary of Iowa. It has search capabilities and full text.)

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/ (Iowa Biographies Project)

    https://www.biography.com/ (Biography Website---bios of famous people)


    CALENDARS FOR GENEALOGISTS

    https://www.timecenter.com/articles/the-history-of-the-western-calendar/ (History of the Western Calendar)


    CEMETERY PRESERVATION

    http://sapiciowa.org/ (State Association For the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries)


     

    CEMETERIES, DEATH INDEXES, GRAVESTONES

    http://www.interment.net/Default.htm (Cemetery Transcription Library)

    http://www.graveaddiction.com/symbol.html (Great Photos for Indentifing Grave Stone Symbols).

    http://iagenweb.org/ringgold/cemeteries/gravestonesymbols.html (Photos of symbols and engravings on older gravestones, compiled by Sharon R. Becker, Ringgold County IAGenWeb Coordinator).

    http://www.obitcentral.com/cemsearch/ (WebWide Cemetery Search)

    http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi" (California Death Records----1940 thru 1997)

    http://www.cem.va.gov/hmm/ (US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration)

    http://www.histopolis.com/ HISTOPOLIS is a free, collaborative source for genealogy and history information about people and places in the United States and Puerto Rico.

    https://www.jewishgen.org JEWISH GEN SITE (Search for your Jewish ancestors)

    https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/ Online Worldwide Burial Registry Project site which includes over 1.76 million burial records from over 65 countries worldwide


     

    CENSUS

    http://iagenweb.org/census/ (IAGenWeb STATE CENSUS PROJECT)

    http://www.us-census.org/index.htm USGenWeb FEDERAL CENSUS PROJECT

    Iowa, Non-Population Census Schedules, 1850-1880 found on FamilySearch.org


    GENEALOGY COPYRIGHT

    http://www.interment.net/column/commentary/19990915.htm (Genealogy Copyrights)


    GENEALOGY MAGAZINES

    https://www.familytreemagazine.com/ (Family Tree Magazine)

    http://www.history-magazine.com/ (History Magazine)


    GENEALOGY SCAMS

    https://www.cyndislist.com/myths (Myths, Hoaxes and Scams----On Cyndi's List)


    HELPFUL GENEALOGY WEBSITES

    FamilySearch.org has databases that contain census, vital records and probates on line. Go to https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Browse all Published Collections and click on UNITED STATES , then under Place click on IOWA

    https://www.familysearch.org/family-trees (Family Search Learning Center)

    https://www.findmypast.com/content/free-ancestry-resources (Ancestry Resources)

    http://www.respectourdead.com (Respect Our Dead)

    http://genealogy-quest.com/glossary-terms/diseases/ (Name of Disease and what it means)

    http://images.google.com/ (Helps in finding photos on the Internet—just type in what you want to search)

    http://www.pidcock.co.uk/gth/ (gedcomToHTML is a free program for converting a GEDCOM genealogical database into HTML files suitable for publishing on your web page)

    http://www.publiclibraries.com/iowa.htm Listing of Iowa's libraries. It gives the city, library name, address, phone number, etc and a link if they have a web site.

    http://www.worldcat.org (Find which library owns a book that you are looking for.)

    https://www.thoughtco.com/genealogy-4133308 (Family History Library System----A step-by-step guide to the Family History Centers, Family History Library and FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service.)

    http://www.islandnet.com/~cghl/" (Canadian Genealogy and History Links)

    http://www.censusdiggins.com/freebies.html (Freebies for Genealogists)

    http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/ (Treasure Maps------the How-to Genealogy Site)


    HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

    https://iowaculture.gov/history/ (State Historical Society of Iowa)

    https://ilgensoc.org/ (The Illinois State Genealogical Society Website)

    https://fgs.org/ (Federation of Genealogical Societies)


    IMMIGRANT SHIPS and PASSENGER LISTS

    https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/ (Explore your family history at Ellis Island)

    http://www.cleaningservicenewyorkcity.com/new-york-city-ellis-island.html ( Ellis Island Genealogy)

    http://www.theshipslist.com/ (List of ships that maybe brought over your ancestors)

    https://personal.uwaterloo.ca/marj/genealogy/thevoyage.html (Immigrants to Canada and the ships they came on)


    MAPS

    https://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ (If you like maps this URL is cool).

    https://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html (Historical Maps of the USA)

    https://www.old-maps.co.uk/index.html (Britian’s Historic Map Archives)

    https://www.mapquest.com/ (MapQuest---to find a U.S. map)


    NEWSPAPERS

    http://www.iowaoldpress.com/newspaperIAlist.html (List of Free Iowa Newspaper Archives with Scanned Images)

    http://westbranch.advantage-preservation.com/ West Branch Times Newspaper with searchable scanned images 1878 to 1934

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/ (The Des Moines Register Newspaper)

    http://qctimes.com/ (Quad-City Times newspaper)

    http://muscatinejournal.com/ (Muscatine Journal Newspaper in Muscatine, Iowa)


    OBITUARIES

    http://www.obitcentral.com/ (Obituary Central)

    http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi (Obituary Daily Times from Rootsweb)
    ( Most major newspapers have people listing the obits at this site. It will tell you the name of the newspaper if you follow the link to find out.)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives (Newspaper archives for not just Iowa, includes other states and lots of foreign countries.

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obitl/ (Volunteers to help find obituaries all over the world)

    http://www.arrangeonline.com/ (National Obituary Archive)

    http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/ (Obituary and Cemetery Directory for USA, Canada, and Australia)


    POPULAR WEBSITES

    http://www.bing.com/translator/ (This site converts other languages to English and from English to other languages….Works for websites also….Just type in a URL for an website that is in German, and this site will convert it to English.)

    https://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml (A very nice website with lots of links)

    https://www.familysearch.org/ (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-----very good genealogy website.)

    https://www.cyndislist.com/ (This is the best genealogy website out there---over 116,000 links---it’s a MUST!!)

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaphotos/ (Orphaned Family Treasures---Lost and/or Found)

    https://www.loc.gov/ (Library of Congress website)

    https://www.cwgc.org/ (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

    http://mayflowerhistory.com/ (Mayflowers Web Pages)


    PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGIST

    https://www.apgen.org/ (APG----Association of Professional Genealogists)


     

    SEARCH ENGINES

    http://home.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ (Rootsweb Search Engine)

    http://www.google.com/ (Search Engine)

    http://www.searchforancestors.com/ (An Interactive Directory of 400 Genealogy Search Engines)

    http://www.monstercrawler.com/ (MonsterCrawler-----another search engine)


    TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES

    http://www.superpages.com/ (This is a White and Yellow Pages Telephone Directory)


    USGENWEB AND RELATED LINKS

    http://www.usgenweb.org/ (The USGenWeb Project site)

    http://iagenweb.org/ (The IAGenWeb Project)

    http://iagenweb.org/state/archives.php (Iowa GenWeb Special Projects)

    http://iagenweb.org/state/links.htm (IAGenWeb links)

    http://iagenweb.org/state/countygrid.htm (IAGenWeb Genealogy Message Boards)

    http://usgwarchives.net/ (Search the USGenWeb Archives)

    http://iagenweb.org/state/jointeam.htm (The Iowa GenWeb Project----Join Our Team)


    Page updated May 20, 2018

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