Book Stores :
Picton Press: A Maine publisher
of genealogy books
Essex Books: A good
source for New England related books
Alibris ; Bibliofind
; Bibliocity : All
three of these are excellent sources for used and rare books
Amazon.com or Barnes
& Noble : For anything current, the selection and service
offered by these two companies are hard to beat
Amazon.co.uk : I loved Bookpages,
the British on-line bookseller for its great selection of Scottish history
books. Now they're owned by my favorite US bookseller, Amazon,
and known as Amazon.uk.
: It's not a bookstore, but Familytreemaker offers a great service
that allows subscribers access to hundreds of genealogy books on-line for
a small fee.
Societies & Organizations:
Ayrshire Family History Society : Nice resource for overseas
researchers. For a small annual fee, members can request look-ups
and other services.
and West of Scotland Family History Society : Same as above
for the Glasgow area.
Family History Society : Again, same as above but for southwestern
Rootsweb : Provides valuable
services like mailing lists and searchable databases to genealogical researchers
on the Internet, supported by members.
USGenWeb : A great volunteer
project presenting available resources at the town, county, state, and
NEHGS : Located in Boston,
the New England Historic Genealogical Society has a huge archive of research
materials. They also offer member services and have an on-line bookstore.
The Center for Maine History
: Located in Portland, Maine. Great source for Maine research
and an excellent place to start your research.
(My very favorite vice, other than chocolate. Here are a few I've
found either useful as a reference or for historical background information.)
Kittery and Her Familes -
E. S. Stackpole
|Vital Records of
Biddeford Maine prior to 1856 - by John D. Beatty
|Pepperrellborough - First Church
Records 1762-98 Published by York Institute, 1914
||History of Saco and
Biddeford - George Folsom
|Saco Valley Settlements -
||Early Families of Standish -
Albert J. Sears
|Pepperrellborough - Early Vital
||Villages of Glasgow Vol 1 &
2 - Aileen Smart
|Old Rutherglen - Rhona Wilson
||The Steel Bonnets - George
|Mining - Ayrshire's Lost Industry
- Guthrie Hutton
||A Century of the Scottish People,
1830-1950 -Thomas C. Smout
|Your Scottish Ancestry -
||History of the Family Millingas,
Millanges, etc. - G.T. Ridlon
|Maine Wills 1640-1760
- William M. Sargent
||Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire
- Libby, Noyes, and Davis
|The Hamiltons of Waterborough
- Samuel King Hamilton
Online Info and Lists:
Cyndi's List : Amazingly
complete listing of resources available for genealogists on the Internet.
Also see Cyndi's
Webpage Toolkit if you want comprehensive info on how to create your
own homepage. It's all covered here.
: I find their page layout to be a little awkward, but they offer
a lot of how-to info as well as searches.
Ancestry.com : Again, a
lot of nice how-to's, some searchable databases, an on-line store..Family
Search : The IGI and Ancestral File on-line. A great finding tool,
but do be sure and follow-up on sources.
Scots Origins :
I've had excellent results using this database. If you don't mind
the expense, it's a lot of fun.
Maine State Library
: Search their list of holdings online.
Genuki : Very
complete explanation of available genealogical resources for Scotland.
Revolutionary War Land Grants and Pension Applications : This is a
list veterans who were recipients and/or applicants for land grants and
pensions. It can provide some really interesting background on your ancestors.
This page provides all the addresses and other info you'll need to locate
Records Information for a particular area.
Universal Currency Convertor
: You'll probably need this, sooner or later, if you're doing research
Ruesch International : And
once you've figured out what you owe, this is a great inexpensive service
for converting your money to the currency you need.
Marriage Index : Maine marriage index for the years 1892-1960
Mayflower Families :
A lot of interesting info on early families
Records : Searchable, selected records put on line by USGenweb
Familytreemaker : I
used it for two years and enjoyed it.
The Master Genealogist :
I'm in the process of switching to this.
Paint Shop Pro : A powerful but relatively
inexpensive graphics program
WS FTP : I've found this
FTP software easy to use
This is a nice freeware program that locates parishes in Great Britain
Search Engines :
Infoseek : My everyday favorite
search engine and it has a nice child-friendly option to limit objectionable
Dogpile : Industrial strength...does
simultaneous searches with multiple engines.
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