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A Biography of America
An Outline of American History
|The sites linked from this page are provided for assistance with your research or for your enjoyment. The CFA makes no representation as to the accuracy of any information provided.
|American Air Museum in Britain
An interactive archive of images and informationThe American Air Museum website is dedicated to recording the stories of the men and women of the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) who found themselves serving their country from the UK during the Second World War. At its peak strength in 1944, the USAAF employed 450,000 Americans in Britain. Most of us will immediately think of fighter pilots or bomber crews, but the majority of USAAF’s men and women were engaged on a much wider range of tasks, all of which were necessary to keep the aircraft flying. Nearly 30,000 never made it home. The site, which has just been launched by the Imperial War Museum, needs help to tell the stories, both of the members of the USAAF who served in the UK during the Second World War and of the memories of British people who befriended them.
Deciphering Old Handwriting
Examples of 17th Century Handwriting from Letters Found in Parish Registers @ rootsweb.ancestry.com
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy – provides general information and how to begin your research @ HomeAdvisor.com
The page above has links to many external sites. We have not checked them all. You should always exercise caution when browsing the internet.
Family History for Beginners – a guide to basic research principles at the Family Search wiki
HistoryOrb.com – searchable by keyword as well as specific dates, includes “Today in History,” “Historical Events,” “Famous Birthdays,” “Weddings,” and Famous Deaths”
National Archives – The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Taking Care of Your Personal Archives – originally published on the The Smithsonian Archives’ blog.
Young Chandler Descendants – this page on our website is intended to provide information and help to younger genealogists but could be helpful to any beginning researcher.
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1940 Census (INDEXED) – offered free by Ancestry.com
|NOTE for non-members of Ancestry.com: After you complete the search boxes and begin searching, you will be asked to establish a free account that will allow you to search Ancestry for free content – “View Free Records with a Free Account.” Whether you choose to establish this free account is up to you, but you will not be able to continue with your search unless you comply.
1940 United States Census (NOT INDEXED) – from United States National Archives
Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records – “access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States issued between 1820 and 1908”
Cyndi’s List – A genealogical research portal
Civil War Sailors & Soldiers System – a searchable National Park Service database of soldiers and sailors, with 2,300 Chandler soldiers included
Confederate Pension Records – Not searchable but does provide contact information
DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) – a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Documenting the American South – texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture
Early History of Middle Tennessee by Edward Albright, published 1909 – available as a free download from Google Book Search
Ellis Island Database – search passenger arrival records
Ellis Island – Significance, history, genealogy links
Family History Archive – The Lee Library at Brigham Young University
||The Family History Archive is a collection of published genealogy and family history books. The archive includes histories of families, county and local histories, how-to books on genealogy, genealogy magazines and periodicals (including some international), medieval books (including histories and pedigrees), and gazetteers.
|Family Lineage Societies
- Banks Family Association
According to the BFA website, Thomas Banks (1709-1789) married three times. The first two were Sarah “Sallie” and then Elizabeth “Betty” Chandler, daughters of Timothy Chandler (1685-1757).
- Graves Family Association
Numerous mentions of the Chandler name can be found by searching this site.
Family Search – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Find A Grave
- Find A Grave’s primary purpose is a graves registration website.
- Find A Grave’s secondary purpose is a memorialization/ remembrance site.
- Find A Grave’s tertiary purpose is a genealogical resource.
Genealogy Book Links – Online books, site is searchable by name or geographic location
Genealogy Trails – This site is organized geographically
GENUKI – UK and Ireland Genealogy
Historical Newspapers at Library of Congress – Search America’s historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922
Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
Lupo Family – History, genealogy and music of the Lupo Family
||Albiano Lupo, the first husband of John Chandler’s (born 1600) wife Elizabeth, was a member of a famous musical family whose patriarch arrived in England from Venice, Italy, in 1540. They were apparently Sephardic Jews of Spanish or Portuguese lineage. Albiano Lupo, possibly a non-musical member of the family, arrived in Jamestown with the second wave of colonists in 1610. Albiano was a shareholder in the Virginia Company and was among the first settlers of Kecoughton, later known as Elizabeth City County, one of the earliest colonies in Virginia after Jamestown. Following his arrival, Albiano was given the office of Lieutenent. Albiano died in Virginia in 1626. Source: http://www.lupo.org”
Mocavo.com – a genealogy search engine (Note: The free search function on this is very broad; upgrade costs $779 per year.)
||“Mocavo is a web site that provides the most effective genealogy search engine available today. It works in a similar fashion as other search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others) with the exception that Mocavo indexes only genealogy web sites and does so with extra software tools not available in the other search engines. As a result, it is very effective at finding historical information about people.”– Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, January 18, 2016
In 2016, Mocavo.com was incorporated into findmypast.com. The search engine is still free, but you might need to invest a little time to see if it lends value, unless you’re using findmypast.com for your ancestry records.
My Genealogy Hound – A free site to view thousands of family biographies from early and rare history and genealogy references.
Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 – 55,000 documents believed lost forever in an 1800 fire have been retrieved from repositories around the country and reconstituted into a fully-searchable database.
Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters
Surname Distribution Genealogy Search Engines – Locate areas where ancestors may have lived in selected years.
Treasure Maps Genealogy – Genealogy and Family Tree How-to Help
The U.S. GenWeb Project – Keeping Internet Genealogy Free
USCIS Genealogy Program – U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.
||The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records.
Vital Records Chart – A break-down of the years statewide vital-record-keeping officially began in each US state, on the Family Tree Magazine website
Where to Write for Vital Records – Presented by the Center for Disease Control