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Helpful page on our website for beginning genealogists:
Young Chandler Descendants – basic genealogy, intended to provide information and help to younger genealogists but helpful to beginners of all ages.
|The sites linked below are provided for assistance with your research or for your enjoyment. The CFA makes no representation as to the accuracy of any information provided.
Classes and Help
Getting Started – from FamilySearch.com; page includes links on how to begin your research, research analysis (including “Rookie Mistakes”) and other helpful resources.
Online Genealogy Classes @ Genealogy.com
Research Series Classes Online – beginning research course for other countires, including England, provided by FamilySearch.org
Researching Your Family Tree – a free interactive tutorial
Searching for your Genealogical Records – some good links but also advertising (suggested by Mrs. Nill’s Genealogy Club in Colorado)
How To, Help, and Handouts from the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group (CFA President Jim Light is a member.)
Charts, Forms and Other Research Tools from ancestry.com
Encyclopedias, Wikis, Blogs
arleneeakle.com – Website of Arlene H. Eakle, PhD, a professional genealogist, with some free content, research tips, blogs for KY, NY, TN & VA, and more
Encyclopedia of Genealogy – “a free-content encyclopedia created by its readers”
Familypedia – “This Wiki is designed to let people create and improve articles about their ancestors and to help find and link records and relatives.”
Family Search Research Wiki – “Free family history research advice for the community, by the community”
|Genealogy and Family History Q&A
When someone asks a question at Genealogy and Family History Q&A, the community reviews, revises, and proposes answers to it. Answers are rated and ranked by the rest of the community. Members also vote for questions they find useful, or against those they see as unclear or unproductive. The more votes, the more visibility – so searches result in the best answers to the best questions.
WeRelate – “world’s largest genealogy wiki with . . . over 2,000,000 people and families”
|Definition of Wiki: “. . . an online encyclopedia, written by many authors. In fact, the original articles might be updated, re-written, or supplemented by still more authors. A wiki is a very democratic process where everyone who has any expertise in any related topic is invited to contribute whatever he or she can.” (Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter)
Genealogy Wise – a social network for genealogists