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ISTG Ship Lists Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. 1,000's of Searchable passenger lists. German Telephone Book Search Germany White Pages Telephone Book. (Select English.) Ellis Island Search the Immigration Records at Ellis Island, NY. Try name variations. IRAD IRAD records for Cook County, IL Lake County Library Lake County, IN Public Library. Genealogy Room. FT. WAYNE LIBRARY The well-renowned ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. 2nd largest genealogy resources in the USA. WORLD CONNECT Start Here with some tips on using World Connect, then follow the links to perform a database search for ancestor surnames. CENSUS TABLE Table showing which states were part of each census during 1790-1920. TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES List of telephone directories on the WWW. Find your country and do a name search. LDS SITE Church of Latter Day Saints. Tremendous on-line data, the NEW SITE provides original birth, death, marriage documents. GERMAN ARCHIVES List of Archives in Germany. MESSAGE BOARDS Main directory to ROOTS Message Boards. See if anyone else has posted an inquiry about your family name. Locate a board, (international, state, county, topic) and post your own message. (No subscription needed.) MAILING LISTS Main directory to ROOTS Mailing Lists. Anyone can browse or search the mailing lists to find a discussion on your surname, a location, or other specific topic. You must subscribe to participate/post messages. FREE WEB ACCOUNT Request a Free Web Account at Rootsweb. Personal sites, groups, or localities are welcome to create and share genealogy data on their own FREE web sites. HAMBURG EMIGRATION SITE The Official Hamburg Emmigration web site will eventually have all passenger records on-line. Initial name search to identify a passenger is free, you will need to pay a fee if you want complete details. On-line database is growing. INDIANA GENEALOGY Genealogy Research in Indiana www.google.com Getting to be my favorite search tool.
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NEWBERRY LIBRARY The Newberry Library in Chicago. Hit the "Genealogy" link. SSGHS South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, Hazel Crest, IL.
South Chicago, IL area (Cook County, IL). "Pullman Town" data, and more.
FEHMARN ISLAND, GERMANY Nice site about Genealogy on the Fehmarn Island, Germany. Over 140,000 names, searchable. Family genealogy reports on request. Photos, links, and more. OSTEUROPA INSTITUTE The Osteuropa Institute, Muenich. In German, but easy to search for names. PASSENGER MICROFILMS
Numerical list of the 675 rolls of microfilm at NARA, indicating passenger lists at the PORT OF NEW YORK (not Ellis) from 1820-1897. Sorry, the films can be viewed ONLY at a NARA office. (LDS & Allen County Library have the films too.) There is no index for this period. CYNDIS LIST The biggest reference, now with over 140,000 links to Genealogy resources. /a> BREMEN PASSENGER LISTS How to investigate the Bremen Passenger Lists. This is not an on-line database. SEARCH BREMEN 1920-1939 The English page to search select years of the Bremen Passenger Lists. BLM SITE Search records at the Bureau of Land management. NECROLOGY DATABASE St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, IN. Search Obit database of the South Bend Tribune, 1920-1969. MILITARY NOTES St. Joseph County Public Library. Search Military notes for names during WWll, or VietNam & Korean era. (1941-1979) 38,000 total entries. Illinois Land Sales Search the Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database. Also a link to a nice PDF map of Illinois counties and townships, showing Principle Meridians and Base Lines to help locate land areas once you have the description. TUTORIAL A tutorial to help locate land tracts in Illinois via tract maps. GERMANY FAMILY GENEALOGY Search some private Family Genealogy sites in Germany, by letter of surname (nachnamen). In German, but you may recognize a name. ON LINE CENSUS Well organized access to SOME of the census data that is available on-line. Don't let "some" fool you, there are 70,000+ links here. BUSINESS SEARCH Indiana Business Search Database CHURCH DATA German Evangical Church. Click on the map to find churches in that area of Germany. Some in English, most in German. Some results produce church name, address, city, pastor, phone, fax, web site, and e-mail address. EASTLAND The official "Eastland Disaster Memorial" website, the cruise ship that sank at the dock in Chicago, IL., July 24, 1915. Compiled list of the 844 casualites. Names and burial locations. LINKS TO RESOURCES or INFORMATION IN THE
MICHIGAN CITY, LaPORTE COUNTY, INDIANA AREA
LaPorte, Indiana is the County Seat of LaPorte County, for Courthouse & Health Dept. Records.
MC LIBRARY Michigan City, IN Public Library. "Indiana Room" for genealogy. LaPorte Library LaPorte County, IN Public Library LP Hist. Soc. LaPorte County, IN Historical Society Museum. Provides Genealogy assistance. COUNTY CEMETERIES A searchable database of ALL the cemeteries in LaPorte County, Indiana. Many have photos and maps. Read / sign the guestbook. Great site. MICHIGAN CITY Does your research give you a need to know about, or come to, Michigan City, Indiana? (LaPorte County) NO GENEALOGY HERE, but a nice introduction to the community. FUNERAL HOME RECORDS
Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana
Please limit your inquiry to a name and date that you know was handled by
a specific Funeral Home, and they will check their records.
Carlisle Funeral Home (219) 874-6209 Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel (219) 872-7291 Root Funeral Home (219) 874-6209 Coleman-Williams-Hicks Funeral Chapel (219) 872-8412 LINKS TO UNUSUAL or FUN THINGS www.missingmoney.com Entering a Name search by state will return the last known address if there is a match. A silly way to find a possible location of a living or decesed person(?).
Accuracy unknown. Good luck if you find some money too.
FREE TRANSLATIONS Free language translation site at Google. On-line translators provide questionable accuracy, but can help. FORMS Print forms to record your family data. Print blanks, or PDF format lets you key in data with your computer. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS If you've never been here, make a pot of coffee ..... and take your time. Millions of archives of American History. You may find something in an unusual category that relates to your family history. Practice digging into the many sub-categories. Photos, maps, scans, stories, MORE! * The Library of Congress Link (above) produced these subjects within the topic of "advertising history". SHIP LIST Scanned documents showing the list of 1st Class Passengers aboard the RMS "VIRGINIAN", sailing from Liverpool to Quebec on 27 Aug 1913. Ship photo and other data of the voyage included. (Not a manifest list.) FARES FOR VOYAGE Scan of advertisement listing passenger fares for ALLAN LINE Ships, Liverpool to Virgina, October, 1872. Was your ancestor aboard? RICKER'S SODA FOUNTAIN Nice photo at Trenton, NJ, State and Broad St., Ricker's Drug Store/Soda Fountain, May 1923. Hope the family knows about this one. BIZARRE PRODUCT Advertisement for an unusual coffin from 1844. FAMOUS PIX The most famous picture in our research. FRETTIN' POEM For those approaching the "Golden Years", these few words may make your day. MISC DATA TO SHARE (On this site)
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OBITS 74 Local Death Notices. (Transcribed, not scans) Earliest Birth shown - 1874, Poland. Latest Death - Apr. 2002. Friends of the family found in a shoe-box. Original copies available to interested families. Names range from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Iowa, California, and 1 Poland. PASSENGER LISTS Variations of passenger names with BLISSMER spelling "BLE - BLI", transcribed from the Germans to America Passenger records, Vol 1-67. Passenger names and age, Ship names, ports, and dates. BLIESMER FAMILY(?) A mysterious trail of name variations for a small family in LaPorte, Indiana. Leads from Germany, NY, Indiana, Illinois, California, Colorado and Arizona.. Resources cited, and a family tree guestimate. CAN YOU CONNECT TO THESE PEOPLE?
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