The following is a list of links and sources that I enjoy and use frequently:

DNA and/or Family Tree Sites:

www.ancestry.com

www.23andme.com

www.myheritage.com

www.familysearch.org

www.gedmatch.com

www.familytreedna.com

www.familyecho.com A family tree maker

www.dnapainter.com A fun way to map your chromosomes!

 

General Records:

www.archive.org A digital, free archive of books, movies, etc.

www.worldcat.org Search libraries

www.libertyellisfoundation.org Ellis Island Records

http://www.398th.org  Incredible website dedicated to the 398th Bomb Group, part of the 8th Air Force who was stationed in Nuthampstead, England during WW2. Tons of photos, interviews, mission descriptions, and more. My grandfather was a navigator in the 398th and ended up contributing some information to the site.

Ohio Naturalization Records On Family Search

https://www.johngrenham.com Website & blog by John Grenham which includes a section to search the surname of your Irish relatives.

 

By County:

www.co.westmoreland.pa.us Records for Westmoreland County, PA.

http://www.wallborough.com History of Wall, PA

http://traffordhistory.org/lookingback/ History of Trafford, PA.

 

Italian Records:

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/?lang=en&q=gallery  Absolutely the best site for Italian records that I have found. Easy to navigate (even in Italian) and with loads of scanned records to peruse. You can now research in Italian or English.

 

Newspapers:

www.news.google.com/newspapers?nid=djft3U1LymYC You can find loads of newspapers on google…for free!

www.newspapers.com …or you can pay to have access to even more!

 

Royalty:

www.search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48069 Charlemagne’s descendants

www.fabpedigree.com

www.tudorplace.com.ar

www.our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com

 

Fun Stuff:

www.classmates.com A huge database of yearbooks that you can peruse for free

www.famouskin.com  Do you have a famous ancestor? If you do, you may have more than you think!

www.futurelearn.com/courses/genealogy Free online genealogy courses

 

Old Hollywood Links:

www.immortalephemera.com

www.b-westerns.com

 

Websites of Family Members:

Family: DiBagno (2nd cousin)- Megan Elk – MeganElk.com – Megan is a singer, actress, and vocal coach

Family: DiBagno (2nd cousin) – Mike Elk – Payday Report – Labor reporting site run by Mike

Family: Mihalovich (2nd cousin 1x removed)- Malorie Parry – Chicago Blonde – Blog focusing on health/wellness, fashion, travel, and beauty

 

Frequently Used Sources:

Holbrook, Marjorie Ladd. Stauffer–Sauder Genealogy. L.C. Photoduplication Service, 1993.

Langston, Aileen Lewers, and J. Orton Buck. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne’s Descendants. vol. 2, Polyanthos Inc., 1974, (Chapter XLIII Mapes, Wines, Luse, Denny, Howard) https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/48069/CharlemagneDescII-000547-i?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=CharlemagneDescII-000549-iii 

Mann Boehler, Midge. The Family History of John J. Begert. 1992.

McCourt, Martha F. The American Descendants of Henry Luce of Martha’s Vineyard. Boston, MA : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1994.

White, Alvin D.. The Lyles of Washington County, Pennsylvania : being an account of the origin, migrations and generations of the family. Carlisle, Pa.: Baker & Gussman, 1934.