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Help for Beginning Genealogists

Suggestions On How To Begin

Beginning Genealogy (Slide Show by Jean Cooper)

About.com's Introduction to Genealogy (Free)

Basic Resources

Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) offers many useful resources for the budding genealogist, in particular, free copies of forms used in doing genealogical research. Charts and forms can be found here: http://www.ancestry.com/trees/charts/ancchart.aspx

Cyndi's List (http://www.cyndislist.com) Created by Cyndi Howells, Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet is the original and most comprehensive index to websites pertaining to genealogy. It is updated daily.

HeritageQuest Online. Available only from U.Va. locations. (http://www.heritagequestonline.com/) Contains searchable access to the complete 1790-1930 U.S. Census, Periodicals Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, and ProQuest's Genealogy & Local History Collection of 25,000+ family and local history books.

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