Backing up your data—Preserving your digital legacy:
“NGS Magazine,” vol. 36, no. 1, Jan-Mar 2010, pp 67-69
Backup Services Online—resource roundup
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, issue 6, Nov 2011, pp 66-68
Bad Guys - see Skeletons in the Closet
Band Music—American Brass Band Movement: A Historical Overview
Band Music—Civil War Era-- http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwmhtml/cwmhome.html
Bank Records - from Musings Gleanings by Richard L. Hooverson
Everton’s Genealogical Helper, Vol. 61, No. 3, May/June 2007, p 15
Bankruptcy files - To Whom I am Indebted, Family history in bankruptcy files
by Loretta Dennis Szucs.
“Ancestry,” Vol. 12, No. 5, Sep/Oct 1994, pp 26-27
Banns - see also Marriage Banns
Banns - publication or posting of the announcement of a coming marriage, a period of time before
the actual marriage to allow advance notice to those that might have reason to protest.
In most churches the banns were read aloud on three successive Sundays.
Baptism records - Baptism Registers - English Parish Baptism Registers - Judith Batchelor shows what information can be found in these old records
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 11, No. 4, March/April 2007, pp 11-12
Baptism records - Title: Understanding and using baptismal records - by Humphrey, John T.
166 pages, ISBN 1887609105, R 929.1072 HUM 1996
Book is part of the Pomona City Library genealogical collection
Baseball Records – Hit a Genealogy Home Run! Researching baseball records. Cindy Thomson
looks at an unlikely resource for your family history research.
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 13, No. 1, Sep/Oct 2008, pp 25-27
Bastardy: from the 16th century onwards in England and Wales, the status of a child born to parents who were not married to each other had particular legal and social consequences. These consequences led to the creation of documents which exist today as archives. For example, a bastardy bond or recognisance could oblige the supposed father to appear at the Quarter Sessions or Petty Sessions court, or simply oblige him or another relation to provide for the child so that she or he was not supported by the parish authorities. A bastardy or affiliation order could be made by a Quarter Sessions or Petty Sessions court, requiring the father to pay for the child's upkeep - failure to pay could result in a prison sentence.
Benefits Records – see Retirement Records
BIBLES - See Family Bibles
Bible—The 1744 Strassburg Reprint of the 1536 Zurich Bible by David Luthy
“Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage,” Vol. 31, No. 2, April 2008, pp 20-27
Bible Records Online--Bible Records Online is a site dedicated to transcribing and digitizing the
contents of family records that were written inside family Bibles and in other important documents from as early as the 1500s through today. Often, these were the only written records of births, marriages and deaths of a family, and these remain solid components to proving a family genealogy. http://www.biblerecords.com/
Bibliographic Database - see also Resources
Bibliographic Database - see also WorldCat
Bibliographic Database - WorldCat - Explore the world with http://www.worldcat.org/ 24/7, the largest bibliographic database in the world. By Curt Witcher
“Forum” FGS quarterly, winter 2006, Volume 18, Number 4, pp 28-29
Biographical Outline chart—(Reference desk has genealogy forms available for you to copy)
A chart to record information on education, military service,
marriage, children illnesses, religious milestones, migrations, residence, jobs, family
events, land purchases, court appearances, deaths and buriesl etc for a member on you
Biographies—The heyday of publishing portrait and biographical histories was 1876-1920 when
some 30 commercial firms turned out “mug books” (as we call them). Paid canvassers
were sent door-to-door through the countryside to interview local farmers and
businessmen—making arrangements for photographs or sketches of their homes, farms,
businesses, and even their family members, including wives, children, and grandparents.
Although these bios are more common in the Midwest and the West, they include
numerous New England origins. To read more see :
“National Genealogy Society News Magazine,” vol. 34, no. 1, Jan-Mar 2008, pp 12-16
Biographies—on Writing Biographies by Kevin Fitzpatrick
“By looking into another person’s life, you need to look into your own. Whether you are the biographer or whether you are the reader. It’s like truth is stranger than fiction. When I am reading a biography, there is something more rewarding about reading about a real person’s life, rather than fiction.”
Biographies - Congressional Biographies - by Ricahrd L. Hooverson
“Heritage Quest” Vol. 18, No. 4, Issue 100, Jul/Aug 2002, p 79
Birth – Do you know how your ancestos were born – What were the conditions of their bith.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 11, issue 2, March 2010, pp 46-51
Birth Date Calculation - see Calendar
Birth Date Calculation—Tombstone Birthday Calculator --visit—
Birth Date Calculation – Figuring Dates When no Birth or Death Records Exist by Jennifer
Sheppard “Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 62, Issue V, Sep/Oct 2008, pp 16-18
Birthday – What happened on your birthday? According to David A. Norris, finding historic
Birthdays & anniversaries can make for a fascinating (and informative) diversion!
“Discovering Family History,” Vol. 2, No. 4, Nov/Dec 2009, pp 49-51
Birthdate errors—Usually, firsthand accounts are considered the most reliable & trustworthy. So for example, if we have 2 birthdates for an ancestor, one provided by the ancestor himself, say on
a civil marriage registration, and the other provided by a third party, say, in an obituary, we generally give greater weight to the first date. However, it pays to consider the motivations our ancestors might have had when answering such questions. In some cases, there might be good reasons for our ancestors to lie. For example, Halvor Moorshead’s ancestor gave an incorrect
birth date on his WWI draft card. The date he gave made him exactly one year older than he was: 40 instead of 39. As military tradition generally considers men ages 19-39 to be the most ideal candidates, the most likely reason for his incorrect age is that he hoped he would be considered
too old for service.
Birth Place - Using Occupation with surname and or birthplace can be powerful Census finding aid especially when the surname is common. Job Davidson, Cooper in Baltimore, Maryland, and his long lost descendants in Ohio and Indiana: Using Occupation and Birthplace as census finding aids by Helen Hinchliff, PhD., CG, FASG.
“NGSQ” June 2006, Vol.94, No. 2, pp 85-100
Birth Records - Before Record Keeping, Alternative Birth Records by Janet Elaine Smith
“Heritage Quest” Vol 18, No. 4, Issue 100, Jul/Aug 2002, pp 70-73
Birth Records - Born yesterday - by David A. Fryxell - Finding your American ancestors’ birth records doesn’t have to be as hard as, well, giving birth. We’ll help you deliver a bundle of ancestral answers
“Family Tree Magazine,” Vol 7, Issue 6, December 2006, pp 22-25
Birth Records - case study - circumstantial evidence but no absolute proof of fact
“Ancestry,” Vol. 12, No. 4, July/August 1994, pp 28-31
Birth Records - Directory of online birth indexes arranged by state and county
Birth Records - Research Techniques - My Favorite Sources - Donna Potter Phillips shares her personal experiences with a variety of record types.
“Family Chronicle” November/December 2003, pp 17-20
Birth Records - Proving Parentage: 25 Ways to Discover and Document a Parent-Child Link - Janice Nickerson shows there’s still hope even if there’s no birth certificate.
“Family Chronicle” May/June 2006, pp 44-49
Births—US Births in Newspapers—ancestry.com—“US Births in Newspapers” This collection
contains recent birth announcements from hundreds of online newspapers.
Bit House—The term “bit house” was a term used for a local tavern. The term “bit” applies to the
monetary value of the drink one purchased there. A typical drink would cost a “bit,” originally the
cutting of a section from a Spanish dollar or “piece of eight.” The coin was legal tender in the
United States until 1793. Thus “one bit” equaled 12 and a half cents, 2 cits 25 cents, and so on.
Blacksheep—Bad Deeds—these bad boys & girls truly put the black in black sheep.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, issue 7, Dec 2011, p 60
Blacksheep Records - see Skeletons In The Closet & also the Blacksheep web site - http://blacksheepancestors.com/
“Internet Genealogy,” Vol. 2, No. 5, December/January 2008, pp 9-11
BLOG - Robert Bradley explores how this new web technology, Blogs, can be used for genealogy, Family Chronicle, May/June 2004, Vol 8, No. 5, p 41
BLOG - Genealogy Blogs - Donna Pointkouski talks to bloggers about this social networking and genealogy tool.
Internet Genealogy, Vol. 2, No. 3, August/September 2007, pp 38-41
Blog - Blog Carnival - Creative Gene’s “Carnival of Genealogy”
“Internet Genealogy,” Vol. 3, No. 1, April/May 2008, p 7
Blogs—Fab Forty—Family Tree Magazine 40 best genealogy blogs
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 11, issue 3, May 2010, pp 42-47
Blogs—Genealogy Blog Finder http://blogfinder.genealogue.com/
Blogs—40 2011 Best Genealogy Blogs
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, issue 4, July 2011, pp 22-28
Blogs – Top Ten Genealogy Blogs—Janice Nicherson tells you what genealogy blogs you
“Internet Genealogy, “Vol. 3, No. 5, Dec/Jan 2009, pp 52-53
Blogs—Blogging your family’s stories—tools for taking care of your family’s legacy
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 11, Issue 7, November 2010, p 56
Blogs - Blogs & Podcasts: the next step in internet genealogy by Bonnie Sachritz Copeland
“The Searcher,” Vol. 44, No.4, Autumn 2007, pp 214-215
Blogs—start a genealogy blog—instructions to get started quickly
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 11, Issue 7, November 2010, p 58
Blue Collar Workers Records—Your ancestors’ work in the railroad, mining, automotive and
other industries produced heavy-duty paperwork. Discover how to mine the
genealogical fruits of their labors.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, issue 7, Dec 2011, pp 42-43
Bonuses—see Military Bonus Files
Book & CD-ROM reviews -by Paul Milner
“Forum” Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2007, pp 26-32
Bookmarking – Social Bookmarking –helps you highlight & share on the web –
Diigo – www.diigo.com
Book review -“The New England Historical and Genealogical Register” Vol. 154, July 2000 # 615, pp 375-379
Book review -“The New England Historical and Genealogical Register” Vol. 154, Oct 2000 # 616, pp 497-504
Book review - “NGSQ,” Vol. 88, No. 1, March 2000, pp 60-74
Book review - “NGSQ,” Vol. 90, No. 1, March 2002, pp 74-76
Book review - “NGSQ,” Vol. 95, No. 1, March 2007, pp 67-74
Book review - “NGSQ,” Vol. 90, No. 2, June 2002, pp 144-156
Book review - Family Tree Magazine, Vol.8, Issue 5, November 2007, p 69
Book reviews - “Forum,” Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 2007, pp 26-32
Book reviews - “Forum,” Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 2007, pp 28-35
Book reviews - “The Searcher” So. Cal. Gen Newsletter - Autumn 2007, Vol. 44, No.4, pp 206-207
Book reviews - “Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 61, issue III, May/June 2007, pp 86-113
Book reviews - “Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 61, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007, pp 114-144
Book reviews - “Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 62, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2008, pp 114-138
Book reviews - “Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 62, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2008, pp 110-135
Books—Archive CD Books Project—The Archive CD Books Project exists to make digital
reproductions of old books and other materials available to the public. Some of the areas
covered are USA, Australia, Canada, Fiji, Great Britain, Ireland, India, New Zealand,
Books—Catalog and share your book collection online—get organized with Collectorz.org—
Lynn Cassity looks at a Great Website for cataloging your resources.
“Internet Genealogy,” vol. 5, no. 6, February/March 2011, p 13
Books—Catalog and share your book collection online, easily, quicly and for free
Books—Research Checklist of Books form
(Reference desk has genealogy forms available for you to copy)
Books - www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page - free books (more than 20,000) online. These are older, hard-to-find books whose copy-right has expired in the US.
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 11, No. 4, March/April 2007, pp 53
Books - Finding Books online (History, Biographical Publications, Digitized books) by- Jeffrey A. Bockman - His Story & History
“Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 62, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2008, pp 100-108
Books – Google Book Search – learn how to crank up your ancestor hunt
By Lauren Gamber
“Family Tree Magazine,” Vol. 9, Issue 4, July 2008, p 78
Books – Wish list form--(Reference desk has genealogy forms available for you to copy)
Books - Written notes in the margin of books could have value. “Okay, Then, Write in Your Books!” - David Norris explains why breaking the rules is okay – if it’s 100 or 200 years later!
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 11, No. 4, March/April 2007, p 54
Books - see also E-Books
Books Online—over 250,000 books have been digitized—U of Toronto library
Boolean syntax - see Computer Aid – Boolean
Boone, Daniel Boone---Following the trails of Daniel Boone and other western travelers.
Daniel Boone is considered by many as the Columbus who led the movement of settlers across
the western North Carolina mountains to establish Kentucky & Tennessee. Looking closer at
Boone may sho us the routes that thousands of early settlers used to travel to the western frontier.
“NGS Magazine,” vol 36, no. 1, Jan-Mar 2010, pp 44-49
Border Crossings—from Canada to US 1895-1956 & from Mexico to US 1895-1957
Look to Canadian border crossings for American immigrants who traveled north before crossing the
border into America – at times a more affordable option. Mexico border crossings will include travelers,
immigrants and workers, too. And remember that not everyone who crossed the border was looking to
relocate: Americans who traveled to Mexico or Canada left their marks in the border crossing records
when they returned home.
Borders—What to do when they didn’t exist!—According to Diane L. Richard, some ancestors
were hard to pin down, and for good reason!
“Family Chronicle,” vol. 16, no. 2, Nov/Dec 2011, pp 20-23
Bounties – Records of Wolf & Predator Bounties – David A. Norris shows you another way of
hunting down your ancestors
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 12, No. 5, May/June 2008, pp 36-37
Bounty-Land Records - A lesson and a story by Donna Potter Phillips
“Heritage Quest Magazine,” Vol. 18, No. 6, Issue 102, Nov/Dec 2002 pp 36-38
Bounty-Land Warrants—Bounty Land Warrant Application files are another potential source of
information. From the Revolutionary War until about 1855, the federal government offered
public land as an inducement to join the military. Bounty-land applications are similar to
pension applications and my be obtained from the National archives. Some records may be
found online at Heritage Quest.
Brands & Marks - Livestock Brands - Another Iron in the Fire: Using Mark and Brand records in Genealogy - David A. Norris shares some hot tips on an overlooked resource
“Family Chronicle,” March/April 2008, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp 35-37
Brickwall advice – Nevery Say Never by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack – Hit a brick wall in your
search for immigrant and overseas ancestors? – Don’t throw in the proverbial towel—look
to these 13 ancestral adages for valuable genealogical advice.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 10, issue 5, Sep 2009, pp 28-32
Brickwall breakthrough - Age Problem – Gradpa’s Little Secret by Dave Johnson – That can’t possible be Grandpa—the dates are all wrong. But when all the other facts add up, it may be time to take a second look at the information you thought was right for so long.
“Ancestry,” Vol. 27, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2009, pp 42-43
Brickwall Busters—High Gear—Has your family history knowledge plateaued? Kick it up a notch; Go beyond the basics for new answers to old aquestions—by Lisa A. Alzo
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 10, issue 3, May 2009, pp 64-65
Brickwall Solutions – Family tree problem solver: proven methods for scaling the inevitable
brickwall by Marsha Hoffman Rising Call # R 929.1072 RIS 2005
Book is part of the Pomona City Library genealogical collection
Brickwall Solutions – Internet style – We excerpted a few internet-related brickwall solutions
from our best-selling book.
“Internet Genealogy,” Vol. 3, No. 3, August/September 2008, pp 9-12
Brickwalls—Basic Training—Simple follow our 6-step regimen to sharpen your research skills and get
results. Conquor those dreaded brick walls in your family history.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 11, Issue 7, November 2010, pp-42-46
Brickwalls - Breaking a Brickwall - Unraveling a Gordian Knot - by Patricia Dingwall Thompson
“Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 62, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2008, pp 28-30
Brickwalls—Brick Wall Busters—A Moving Situation—Our expert offers research tips for
keeping up with a third-great-grandma on the go by Lisa A. Alzo
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol.9, issue 5, September 2008, pp 64-65
Brickwalls – Bumps and Breakthroughs – Not all roadblocks in your research are bad. Some of
them can lead you to new directions. And to new breakthroughs that you would have
never realized if you’d kept on the other route.
“Ancestry Magazine,” vol. 27, no. 5, Sept/Oct 2009, pp 56-59
Brickwalls - Busting Out - by David A. Fryxell - Defy your research dead ends with these 31 time-tested brick-wall busters.
“Family Tree Magazine,” Vol. 5, Issue 5, October 2004, pp 26-33
Brickwalls—Detour to your roots—Have missing records stymied your genealogical search?
Follow our routes around 3 common research roadblocks to find the family information
you need.—by Lisa A. Alzo
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, Issue 2, March 2011, pp 30-32
Brickwalls – you many need to take a course in Genealogy to break through your brickwall –
Continuing Educations by Richard Crooks
“Internet Genealogy,” Vol. 3, No. 3, August/September 2008, pp 32-34
Brickwalls—Gang up on your research brick walls and watch them crumble with our eight
partnership pointers by Maureen A. Taylor
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol.9, issue 6, November 2008, pp 54-57
Brickwalls - It’s Not a Brickwall Until... - Emily A. Croom suggests a logical approach to tackling genealogical problems.
“Family Chronicle” January/February 2005, pp 21-24
Brickwalls - It’s not a brickwall until - some thoughts
1. If a family disappears, check the locations of the Wife’s family. People often moved
with the wife’s family.
2. If a family disappears, look westward. Pay attention to when homestead land opened
in various states.
3. Surname spelling doesn’t count; your family may not have known how to spell the
name, or the clergy entering their details into a record book may not have been familiar
with the language your ancestors spoke.
4. Always keep maps handy and pay attention to city, county, and state boundary
5. If your ancestor does not appear in a county history, try for their siblings or in-laws.
6. Your family may not have moved–the town or county line may have moved.
7. Don’t forget to look for the records of siblings. Those may hold some magic in the
form of maiden names, places or origin and may yield the descendant with the family
8. Create a timeline for the ancestor to plan your research.
9. Gather censuses, vital records and obituaries for members of the extended family.
10. Research in the counties where the ancestor lived and neighboring counties as needed.
11. Investigate “clusters” of relatives and neighbors with whom the ancestor may have
Brickwalls - Elusive place of Origin -
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 11, No. 3, Jan/Feb 2007, p 50
Brickwalls—Legal Aid—Beat your brick walls for following the law. Our guide reveals how
studying old statutes can lead to ancestor answers.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, issue 5, September 2011, pp 54-57
Brickwalls - Nuggets in Nooks and Crannies - by Jean Chapman Snow
“The Searcher” So. Cal. Gen Newsletter - Winter 2008, Vol. 45, No.1, pp 32-34
Brickwalls – Overcoming dead ends – by Nancy Ellen Carlberg
Call # R 929.1072 CAR 1991
Book is part of the Pomona City Library genealogical collection
Brickwalls – Recharge Your Research – Don’t let dead ends drain your genealogical batteries.
Jump-start your ancestor hunt with these 12 research boosters – by Sharon Debartolo Carmack.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 9, issue 4, July 2008, pp 16-21
Brickwalls - Research Techniques - Breaking Down Brickwalls with Family Heirlooms - A collection of solutions from genealogists and family historians who overcame research obstacles using their ancestors’ possessions.
“Family Chronicle” November/December 2003, pp 31-34
Brickwalls - Roads, Walls, and paths not taken - by Elissa Powell, CG
“NGS NewsMagazine” Jan/Feb/Mar 2006 pp 42-44
Brickwall Busters - Divide and Conquer - Research Plan by Maureen A. Taylor
“Family Tree Magazine,” Vol. 8, Issue 4, September 2007, pp 64-65
Brickwall Solutions - A collection of solutions from genealogists and family historians who overcame research obstacles
“Family Chronicle” July/August 2003, pp 31-38
Brickwall Solutions – Case study – Susan Groover chronicles her search for a girl in a picture
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 13, No. 4, March/April, pp 41-42
Brickwall Solutions – Case study – Emily A. Croom recounts her quest to identify the mysterious
girl named Gooly
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 13, No. 4, March/April, pp 18-20
Brickwall Solutions—Chancery court files: a rich resource—by Barbara Vines Little, CG—the answer to your brick wall problem may be in court papers that are folded, wrapped in paper, tied with a red string, and tucked away in metal file boxes. (Chancery (equity) versus law.
“NGS Magazine,” vol. 36, no. 3, July-September 2010, pp 28-33
Brickwall Solutions - Don’t let a little roadblock get in your way. Follow one of these alternate routes to your roots, by David A. Fryxell
“Family Tree Magazine” January 2006 Genealogy Guidebook, pp 6-13
Brickwall Solutions - Lesser-used records in your genealogical repertoire. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
“Family Tree Magazine” January 2006 Genealogy Guidebook, pp 66-72
Brickwall Solutions - More Brickwall Solutions - Marc Skulnick introduces an extract from our new book, More Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems.
“Family Chronicle” March/April 2005, pp 40-44
Brickwall Solutions - Research Rescue to tackle your toughest genealogical problems by Emily Anne Croom
“Family Tree Magazine” January 2006 Genealogy Guidebook, pp 52-59
Brickwall Solutions—Road map to your roots—want to make some ancestral breakthroughs? Bust some
brick walls? A research plan can guide you to your past.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, issue 1, January 2011, pp 7-9
Brickwall Solutions - Tatics to conquer the toughest research challenges by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
“Family Tree Magazine” January 2006 Genealogy Guidebook, pp 46-51
Brickwall Solutions - Toppling Genealogical Brick Walls, Part I by Nancy Peterson
“CGS News” Cal Gen Soc Pub., Vol XXXVII, No. 6, Nov 2006, pp 1, 4
Brickwall Solutions - Toppling Genealogical Brick Walls, Part II by Nancy Peterson
“CGS News” Cal Gen Soc Pub., Vol XXXVIII, No. 1, Jan 2007, pp 1-2
Brickwall Solutions - Turn to elusive forebears’ cluster of friends, relatives and neighbors for clues to your own ancestral ties, by Emily Anne Croom
“Family Tree Magazine” January 2006 Genealogy Guidebook, pp 60-65
Brickwall Solutions - What’s In A Name? Brickwall Solutions - Marc Skulnick
extracts from our best selling books, 500 Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems and More Brickwall Solutions to Genealogy Problems.
“Family Chronicle” July/August 2006, pp 35-40
Brickwall Solutions-- When stuck, try reading history—by Harold E. Hinds Jr., PhD—As a historian, I
always read introductions, forewards, historiographical discussions, and the like. It’s generally
difficult to assess the book’s content without doing so.
“NGS Magazine,” vol. 36, no. 2, April-June 2010, pp 62-63
Brickwall - Solving Dead-Ends - by James B. Hibbard
“Everton’s Genealogical Helper,” Vol. 60, No. 2, March/April 2006, pp 27-34
Brickwall - Southern USA Collection - The Leonardo Andrea Collections (South Carolina and other Southern collection containing thousands of pages of correspondence and reports)
“FGS Forum,” Vol 18, No 3, Fall 2006, p 30
Brides – see Marriage
British Genealogical Resources-
FreeCen (stands for free Census) has most of the census data from the 1841 census
up until the 1901 census. The data is being transcribed by volunteers and is not all uploaded yet. This covers England, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and northern Ireland.
FreeBMD (which means free BMD of course) has OPR baptisms, marriages and
death records from many parishes throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland – but this is a massive undertaking done by volunteers so not everything is available yet.
Brother’s Keeper--Brother's Keeper is a Windows genealogy shareware program that will help you input and
organize your family history information and let you print a large variety of charts and reports. BK6 works
with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7. There is no charge to download BK to try it
Browser Toolbars – Genealogy Browser Toolbars
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 11, issue 2, March 2010, pp 66-67m
Budget - Don't Break the Bank: Genealogy on a Budget - According to Judith Eccles Wight, you can fit family
history into any budget
“Discovering Family History,” Vol. 2, No. 2, Jul/Aug, pp 49-51
Bureau of Land Management - (BLM) - www.glorecords.blm.gov
Bureau of Land Management - Give me land—using the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) records.
“NGS NewsMagazine” October/November/December 2005 pp 18-20
Bureaucracy - In Praise of Bureaucracy - Halvor Moorshead defends the role of the lowly bureaucrat
“Family Chronicle,” Vol. 11, No. 3, Jan/Feb 2007, p 54
Burial Records – www.Deceasedonline.com
Burial Records – military burials & memorials – www.cem.va.gov/CEM/index.asp
Burial Registers—Canada—Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) Burial Registers,
WWI 1914-1919-- This database contains records from the Burial Registers for service personnel of the
Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) who died during the First World War in Belgium, France, and the
United Kingdom. The registers, also known as the 'Brown Binders', were created by the Ministry of the
Overseas Military Forces of Canada, the department of the Canadian government set up in London to
oversee the war effort. The registers were used to report all known information about the death and burial of
a soldier, nurse or other individual, and, therefore, many include details about the circumstances of death.
However, as the bodies of over 11,000 men were never recovered, many pages simply contain the words
“killed in action”. – database on www.ancestry.com
Burials - Finding that Final Resting Place by Heather Jones DeGeorge
“NGS Newsmagazine,” Vol 28, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2002, pp 84-87
Business Associations - Family Tree Connection serves up off-the-beaten-path records you won’t find elsewhere online - by Lauren Eisenstodt - www.familytreeconnection.com/
“Family Tree Magazine,” Vol 6, Issue 6, December 2005, p 76
BYU Family History Archives—The Brigham Young University (BYU) site has really taken off, with
more than 60,000 items at last count. You can search or browse family histories, county and
local histories, how-to books on genealogy, genealogy periodicals, medieval books & gazetteers.
It’s all courtesy of the collections of the Family History Library, Allen County Public Library, Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, the Midwest Genealogy Center, BYU libraries and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Church History Library.