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Top 10 FREE genealogy websites

1. Look for state specific blogs:

Dead Librarian Blog; or the Upstate New York Genealogy blog

2. Rootsweb: www.rootsweb.com

3. Check out local public Libraries, for example:

a. Monroe County [NY] Public Library: http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=971

b. Richland Library [SC] genealogy resources: http://rlpro2.richlandlibrary.com/polaris/Search/default.aspx?ctx=4.1033.0.0.6

4. Sciway genealogy [SC]: http://www.sciway.net/hist/genealogy/ (links to SC Genweb sites)

5. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/

6. Internet Archive (digital library of free books and collections): https://archive.org/

7. Look for digitzed local newspapers, for example:

a. Fulton County [NY] Newspapers: http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

b. Chronicling America: www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

c. Google News Archive:

Spartanburg Herald: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=lIeuKFitLToC

Sumter Item: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=xUT3DyvLuJwC

Herald Independent (Winnsboro): http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=kbDB7uaqCfAC

Horry County News: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=bB6ab1qDjH0C

Browseable list of newspaper titles: http://news.google.com/newspapers

8. Archives:

a. NARA: www.archives.gov

b. Georgia Archive: http://cdm.georgiaarchives.org:2011/cdm/

c. NC State Archive: http://digital.ncdcr.gov/

d. National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections: http://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/

9. NetroOnline: http://publicrecords.netronline.com/ public records database

10. Historical census browser: http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/ (Examine state and county topics for individual census years.)

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