Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2010 Best State Websites

Family Tree Magazine has compiled a list of the 75 "best" state websites for genealogy and is kindly making that list--complete with links to take you directly to the sites--available to everyone. What a great way to celebrate Family History Month and Archives Month! Check the list out at:
And, this Family Tree Magazine article reminds us “If you can’t visit your ancestor’s state archives in person, find out whether you can borrow materials or order photocopies through interlibrary loan. Many archives offer research services for a fee, or you can hire a local researcher to do lookups for you.”
Of course, our own state's Digital Archives site is included, as is the Washington Secretary of State's digital newspaper site.
Take some time (when the rains begin) to explore the state sites for places where your families resided. It's pretty amazing how many digital records some of the states have posted.

In other news, I'm thrilled to report that we have over 100 pre-registrations for our Fall Seminar this Saturday. I saw a copy of the syllabus this morning, and it's chock-full of great resources for genealogists at all levels of experience. I'm sure everyone will learn something useful this Saturday. Hope to see you all at the Nordic Museum.

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