Tracing your European Ancestors - UK & Ireland
 Ben's links to useful sites on the internet
Worksheets for Genealogy and Family History

Useful links from Ben Franklin's Classroom Notes and References

A. Writing Quality Citations and Sources
B. Using Maps and Gazetters
C. US Census
D. US Immigration
E. Naturalization Records

F. Soundex

Writing Quality Citations and Sources

Creating Worthwhile Genealogies for our Families and Descendants

Quality Citations for Electronic Genealogy Sources By Mark Howells

How To Cite Sources by John Wylie

Skillbuilding - Citing Your Sources

The Value of Documentation in Family History

Maps and Gazetteers

The Gazetteer of British Place … articles about place names for genealogists.

A UK Gazetteer, associated with the Ordinance Survey

The Ordinance Survey … has a free map section called “Get A Map”

The NARA’s genealogy page is found at:

Many records … may be found by … by visiting:

The three main vendors of the US Census records are:

 US Immigration


One of the most comprehensive lists for that period.

RootsWeb Passenger Lists:.

The Olive Tree Genealogy - Ship’s Passenger Lists:

Ships’ Passenger Lists: by Donna Speer Ristenbatt:

Cyndi’s Immigration and Ship’s List:.

Irish Passenger Lists

Ports from Europe, a bibliography … by Joe Beine:

1820-1891 - the middle years

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild:

Shelia’s Links to Passenger Lists on the Net:

Passenger Lists on the Internet:

Addie’s Emigration / Ship Lists and Resources

Passenger Lists; Ships; Ship Museums: - [Not allowing entry]

Immigrants to Canada:.

Directory of Passenger Ship Arrivals.


National Archives web site for Record Group

Joe Beine … on-line catalog … includes the LDS microfilm numbers

Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online.

The Immigration Experience

1891 to 1957

“Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations” by Marian L. Smith

What Records are Available - National Archives for Record Group 85

Joe Beine website.

Tony Cimorelli’s Passenger List/Manifest web site.:

Steve Morse’s web site: “Searching the Morton Allan Directory in One Step” at

Ellis Island Passenger List Database

Louis Alfano’s web page - The Immigration Experience


Naturalization Records

Federal Court Records:


Soundex - calculate a soundex for a name.



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Rev 1.2 07-Nov-2004