in finding out about family ancestors? You can shake your family
tree via the web or, by more traditional means.
This site's surname list is a collection of 700,000-plus family
names submitted by more than 75,000 genealogists. Pop a last name
into the search engine (choose the Soundex option, the "sounds like"
section because surnames were often altered to fit the whim of record
keepers) and review the lists of possible matches. This site's most
useful feature is simply the volume of users who add to its store
This site claims to have over 40,000 links, categorized and cross-referenced
in more than 90 categories. Alphabetized list of genealogy-related
sites in easily understood categories, as well as helpful links
to other resources such as the correct way to cite Internet sites
for research purposes
Local genealogical resources throughout the U.S. Categories range
fom States to counties Site offers useful tips such as English naming
patterns (a fourth daughter would often be named after the mother's
eldest sister) and explanations of historic job categories
The Bureau of Land Management's site containing U.S. land records.
Myra Vanderpool Gormley, a genealogist who writes a column called
Untangling The Web for Heritage Quest magazine, surmised that one
of her male ancestors had purchased land from the U.S. government
during the great westward expansion of the 19th century. In half
an hour, she searched the Bureau's site and found the elusive relative.
She estimates it would have taken years of poring over physical
land records to accomplish what took her 30 minutes on the Web.
This is a site devoted to family members who have been held "in
disgrace for acts of a significantly anti-social nature". More of
a general interest site than a rich genealogical resource, Black-Sheep
members communicate their villainous lineage through a mailing list.
Municipal Archives, Windsor Public Library located in lower level
of Central Resource Library, 850 Ouellette Ave., 255-6770, ext.
4414, fax 255-7207. Open Tues. & Wed. 10-5, Sat. 9-5 (closed
1-2). Appointments can be made for Mon., Thurs., & Fri. by phone.
Historic records of the City of Windsor from 1854, the year Windsor
incorporated as a village, and include documentation on communities
that became part of Windsor: Ford City/East Windsor, Ojibway, Riverside,
Sandwich, Walkerville and Townships of Sandwich East, West and South.
Material cannot be loaned but photocopying available for most documents.
Come prepared with paper and pencil.
Archives Genealogical Inquiries: 613-996-7458
as much information as possible in front of you before calling these
numbers, i.e., names, dates, locations.