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)

    http://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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iasapc/ (STATE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF IOWA CEMETERIES)


     

    CEMETERY, DEATH INDEX, GRAVESTONES

    http://www.interment.net/ (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.iowacivilwarmonuments.com (Photos of Civil War monuments and memorials according to County).

    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.

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

    http://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

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

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


    GENEALOGY SCAMS

    http://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://familysearch.org/search scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Browse all Publiched Collections and click on UNITED STATES , then under Place click on IOWA

    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.)

    http://genealogy.about.com/library/weekly/aa042400a.htm (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)

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

    http://www.fgs.org/ (Federation of Genealogical Societies)


    IMMIGRANT SHIPS and PASSENGER LISTS

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

    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

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

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

    http://www.davidrumsey.com/ (Old US maps)

    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

    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)

    http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/over-100-new-free-online-newspaper-links#.U6-1gUDu2d4 (The Ancestor Hunt.Com blog on free online newspaper links. Scroll down to the “Iowa” section, and you will find links to free online newspaper archives from 30 Iowa Counties.)


    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.)

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

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

    http://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)

    http://www.loc.gov/index.html (Library of Congress website)

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

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


    PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGIST

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

    http://www.bcgcertification.org/ (Board for Certification of Genealogists)


     

    SEARCH ENGINES

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

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


    Page updated August 18, 2016

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