Archive for the ‘Cyndi’s LIst’ Category

Cyndi's ListCyndi Howells has spent the last eighteen years creating, maintaining, and improving an index to websites relating to family history and genealogy on the Internet. When I  want to check what is available online for a specific subject, my first stop is always  CYNDI’S LIST (http://www.cyndislist.com).   As of 31 July she has 332,821 links and 204 categories.  She includes live links so you can jump to a website if you wish.  If you are checking out countries, remember that Cyndi also includes smaller geographical divisions  such as districts, counties, provinces, etc. listed below the country being indexed.

Otherwise I have a fairly scatter shot method of collecting websites.  I will find them in my precious books, in magazine articles, in Facebook postings, blogs, patrons.  I then try to immediately attach them to my lists.  I subscribe to the Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, a weekly compilation of his blog entries with original articles by him added. I get a number of sites from that. If you are curious, you can access his blog for free at http://blog.eogn.com.  But none of this is organized.  It’s catch as catch can.  If you want organized, trust me, Cyndi’s List is the place to go.

This is an extremely short posting for me.  I was looking around for other sites to add.  You know what?  This is the best.  I’ve been using it for years.  I don’t think you can do better.  But I open to suggestions. But if you have one, check it against Cyndi’s List first to see how it compares.

vea/7 August 2014
Newton Free Library
Newton, Mass
Library website:  http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net
Genealogy blog:  https://thecuriousgenealogist.wordpress.com
Genealogy LibGuide:  http://guides.newtonfreelibrary.net/genealogy

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