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Nelson County Links:
U.S. Gen Web Archives, Nelson County,KY

Kentucky Links

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates - KY

Forms to request birth, death and marraige certificates from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics.

Cyndi's List - Kentucky Links
General resource links, mailing lists, maps, military links, and more.
Filson Club Historical Society

Kentucky Adoption Registry
Allows patron to post own profile.
Kentucky Death Records

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Repository for state records, county histories and other Kentucky records
Kentucky Vital Records Index
Searchable indexes for marriage records for 1973-1993, divorce records for 1973-1993, death indexes for 1911-1986 and 1987-1992.
Kentucky Vital Record Information
Index to Kentucky Vital Records Offices - addresses and phone numbers for each county.
The Orphan Brigade
Historical and genealogical information about the largest Confederate unit from Kentucky to serve in the Civil War.
KY Gen Web Archives
Kentucky links from Gen Web
United States Resources: Kentucky
Good links from Roots Web for Kentucky genealogy researchers.
University of Kentucky World Wide Subject Catalog
A current listing of the best genealogy sites maintained by UK.
Mega Links - Free Webinars

Online presentations on different aspects of Genealogy research, provided free by Genealogy
An internet guide for genealogy, with feature articles, website links, and discussion forums.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Links on Internet

More than 205,000 links. One of the best resources on the net.

Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory

A page full of resources for U.S. and worldwide Genealogy.

Family Search
Internet genealogy service maintained by the Mormon Church.
Gen Forum
A wealth of information nicely arranged. Search by state, county, and/or family name.
Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative
A great place to start your genealogical research.
Sites Worth Browsing

Access Genealogy
Free includes information about Native American tribes by state, African American records, Bible records, cemetery records, old letters and military records.
Ancestor Hunt

Interesting easy-to-use format.

Ancestors on Board

Search for your ancestors in this database of ship passenger lists. 

Cemetery Records Online
Records from over 2,000 cemeteries from all over the world.
An Italian genealogy starting page.
Distant Cousin
Includes interesting collection of city directories.
Everton Publishers
Some free, mostly fee, but this is a very reputable publisher of genealogy materials.
Interesting browsing by state.
Genealogy Home Page
Another good browsing site.
Interment and Obituary Central
Cemetery search sites.
Olden Times
Historical newspapers
African American Links

AAGSNC Genealogical Resources Directory
More than 900 links from the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California.
African American Cemeteries Online
Cemeteries are listed by state.
African American Research
Slave records, military records, county deed books, local government records and more.
Afro-American Genealogical Research
Library of Congress provides a bibliography of resources for beginners or experienced researchers.
Christine's Genealogy Website
Several databases and many articles, links to other sites, and specific and open topic forums.
Census, Military  and Other Records

Census Links
6,000 plus links to birth, death, marriage and census transcriptions (including slave schedules.
Census Online & Other Diggins
Databases of census transcriptions, tax lists, marriages, Civil War soldiers and more.  Search the entire site or browse by state.
National Archives and Record Administration
Census information, ships' passenger lists, and naturalization, military, and pension records.
The Records Room
Search vital and military record links and publications through one directory.  Includes indexes of Native American and cemetery records, passenger ship arrivals and addresses/links to every US county's records office.
Search Systems
This site advertises access to over 17,000 free searchable public record databases.
Where to Write for Vital Records
Find out where to write for birth, death, marriage and divorce information - From the National Center for Health Statistics.
World War I Draft Registrations
Searchable database of more than 1 million records of World War I draft registration cards. 
Finding a Professional Genealogist

Association of Professional Genealogists
A searchable index of some 1200 members.  Includes information about how to become a professional genealogist.
For Beginners

Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site
Everything you need to get started in genealogy research.  A new topic is covered in each online issue.
Genealogy Today
Updated, searchable links plus a news center, site of the day, and guides for organizing your research.
Internet Genealogy
Teach yourself how to find genealogy resources on Internet.  Lessons for beginners and intermediate users.
Step-by-Step Genealogy How-To-Guide
Step-by-step instructions to locate family information, a dictionary of genealogy terms and addresses for and information about hundreds of archives and libraries.
Native American Websites

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
From the WWW Virtual Library - American Indians
Melugeon Heritage Page
An FAQ and a large ollection of links to Melugeon, Appalachian genealogy, and Native Americans
Preserving Records

Preservation of Scrapbooks and Albums
Provides advice on how to handle and care for scrapbooks and recommends sources for archival supplies.  From the Library of Congress.
Reference Tools
A listing of public libraries and their web sites organized by state.  Other links lead to the Library of Congress, presidential libraries, U.S. state libraries, national libraries of the world and subject specific libraries.
Genealogy Spot
Specialized search links by country, ethnicity, religion, and state.  Links for beginners, genealogists, kids, and teachers.
Search Engines

Newspaper Abstracts
Volunteers submit newspaper abstracts published in 1923 or earlier. 
RootsLink searches its database of family history-related sites.
Special Interests

International  Black Sheep Society of Genealogists
"This society supports the idea that public knowledge of murderers, thieves and other 'black sheep' in your family enhances the possibility of finding more about these ancestors, who otherwise might be genealogical dead ends."
Child Welfare Information Gateway - Adoption
Resources are organized by those of interest to professionals, adoptees, birth relatives and parents. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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