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Search Guide for Resources at Rootsweb.com
(from the Rootsweb Review December 29, 1999 issue)
<ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/review/19991229.txt>

The following list is a template for doing a search on all of RootsWeb's search engines. To follow the same process, simply click on the URLs listed below.  New material is added to RootsWeb every day, so be sure to repeat your searches regularly. The information you have been looking for these past 45 years might be uploaded somewhere on RootsWeb five seconds after you've completed a search that came up empty.

Free Birth, Marriage and Death Index Search (England and Wales)
<http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl>

GenConnect Message Board Search
<http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi?search>

GenSeeker (Web sites on RootsWeb)
<http://seeker.rootsweb.com/search.html>

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild Search (ship passenger lists)
<http://istg.rootsweb.com/>

Mailing List Finder Search (specify the surname or location you are interested in)
<http://lists.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/findlist.pl>   See more detailed instructions on attached sheet.

Mailing List Interactive Search (mailing list archives)
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl> This tool allows one to search individually named mailing lists.  If the surname you are interested in is not listed, search the location lists.

Mailing List Threaded Archives Search (most RootsWeb lists)
<http://archiver.rootsweb.com/search.html>

Miscellaneous Database Searches (various state and newsgroup-related databases) <http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/searches/> Search by individual state or country.

(One can also search the USGenWeb Archives on a state-by-state basis. This capability is very useful for more common search terms.) <http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ussearch.htm>

UseNet Newsgroup Archives
o fr.rec.genealogie
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-ff.html>
o soc.genealogy.computing
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/gencmp.html>
o soc.genealogy.french
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-fr.html>
o soc.genealogy.german
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-de.html>
o soc.genealogy.medieval
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-medieval.html>
o soc.genealogy.methods
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/sgmethods.html>
o soc.genealogy.misc
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/genmsc.html>
o soc.genealogy.slavic
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/gen-slavic.html>
o soc.genealogy.surnames
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/sgsurnames.html>
o soc.genealogy.uk+ireland
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/genuki.html>

Obituary Daily Times Search (obituaries)
<http://obits.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi>

Roots-L Mailing List Archive Search
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/roots-l.html>

RootsLink Search (genealogy links)
<http://resources.rootsweb.com/~rootslink/search.html>

Roots Location List Name Finder Search (researchers by location)
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/Genea/rll>

RootsWeb Surname Helper (surname registries and Web sites)
<http://surhelp.rootsweb.com/srchall.html>

RootsWeb Surname List (surname researchers)
<http://rsl.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/rslsql.cgi#search>

Social Security Death Index Search (government-created database)
<http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi>

USGenWeb Archives National Search (large variety of material, including census records)
<http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/htsearch>

U.S. Town and County Database Search (location research)
<http://resources.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/townco.cgi>

WorldConnect GEDCOM Search
<http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi>
 


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