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THE BAHAMA ISLANDS (Commonwealth of)


— Updated for:  Jul 14, 2014
Capital of The Bahamas:  Nassau
Government of Cambodia (click on flag)


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  • Bahama Islands - A GenWeb site (Ancestry.com/Rootsweb)
  • Bahama Islands - A WorldGenWeb site
  • Bahamas - Historical Society
  • Bahamas - Nations Online
  • Bahamas DNA Project - Participation benefits genealogy & family history research
  • Bimini Museum - Dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the people of
             the Bimini islands






  • Coat of Arms


    F, L, N
  • Family History - Plan Showing Land Ownership in the Bahama Islands
  • Languages - Bahamian English
  • Nassau Library Services - Bahamas Library Service was established in 1999. Its main role is to
             unite the public libraries in New Providence and the Family Islands into one modern, automated
             system offering quality, standardized services in all islands.

    R, W
  • Registrar General - Links regarding Adoptions, Births, Marriages, Deaths and Deeds & Documents.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BAHRAIN (Kingdom of)


    — Updated for:  Feb 24, 2014
    Capital of Bahrain:  Manama
    Government of Bahrain (click on flag)


    B
  • Bahrain - Atlapedia
  • Bahrain - Historical Timeline
  • Bahrain Facts & Maps - (National Geographic)
  • Bahrain Maps - (University of Texas)
  • Bahrain Newspaper - The Gulf Daily News






  • Emblem


    R, U, W
  • Royalty in Bahrain - Bahrain is a small archipelago (island group) in the Persian Gulf. It has
             been ruled by the al Khalifa dynasty since 1783...
  • University of Bahrain - In English or Arabic, a searchable database
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BANGLADESH (People's Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Aug 6, 2012
    Capital of Bangladesh:  Dhaka
    Government of Bangladesh (click on flag)


    B
  • Bangladesh - A Virtual Toura: Virtual Bangladesh is an award winning site
             about the beautiful nation of Bangladesh.
  • Bangladesh - Cities within Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Altapedia - All about Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh - Portals Links & Information websites in Bangladesh. These
             websites offer detailed news, links to other sites, entertainment content and
             related information.
  • Bangladesh.com - Bangladesh Discussion Forum
  • BangladeshGenWeb - An AsiaGenWeb Project Website
  • Bangladesh Genealogy Forum - Genealogy message board
  • Bengali History & Heritage - Swadhinata Trust
  • Bengali Language - With a long and rich literary tradition, Bengali binds
             together a culturally diverse region and is an important contributor to Bengali
             nationalism. (Wikipedia)

    I
  • Infoplease - History (a narrative time-line).






  • Emblem


    L, N, R, W
  • Lakes of Bangladesh - lakes and reservoirs
  • National Archives and Library - Directorate of Archive and Libraries, Ministry of Cultural Affairs,
             Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. This Website has beet for information to
             the World viewers particularly for those who have in history and cultural heritage.
  • Nations Online - A virtual travel guide to Bangladesh. This page aims to give you a broad
             overview of Bangladesh's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and
             government.
  • Records in Bangladesh - Registering births, marriages and deaths is not mandatory in
             Bangladesh.
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BARBADOS (People's Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Feb 27, 2012
    Capital of Barbados:  Bridgetown
    Government of Barbados (click on flag)


    B
  • Barbados - Map
  • Barbados Culture - Abbreviated History of Barbados
  • Barbados Genealogy Forum

    C, F, I






  • Coat of arms

  • Christ Church - Baptisms; 1643-1646
  • Chronicle Barbados - Centre for Barbados Studies in History and Genealogy
  • Family Reference Guide - Barbados Department of Archives
  • Inhabitants of Barbados - those in possession of 10 acres or more land (in 1683)

    M, N,
  • Museum and Historical Society - History and Culture of the islands
  • Nations Online - This page aims to give you a broad overview of Barbados's art,
             culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.

    T, W
  • Tombstones and Burials - a Database
  • Tracing Ancestors in Barbados - a comprehensive guide to records held on the island.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BELARUS (Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Jul 2, 2012
    Capital of Belarus:  Minsk
    Government of Belarus (click on flag)


    A, B
  • Archives - of Belarus
  • Belarus - A country study
  • Belarus - Belarusan Genealogy
  • Belarus - Genealogy Forum
  • Belarus - History and famous personalities
  • Belarus - Belarus GenWeb; part of the East Europe GenWeb
  • Belarus Resources - links to many web sites
  • Belarusians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia






  • Emblem


    D
  • Demographics of Belarus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Dictionary - English-Belarusan Dictionaries with search facility, (also grammar and sounds)

    F, G, H
  • Famous Belarus Related Personalities - Belarus borders on Russia in the North and the East.
             On the Ukraine in the southeast, on Poland in the West and on Latvia and Lithuania in the
             northwest.
  • Genealogy & Ethnic Issues - Related to Belarus
  • History of Belarus - A Virtual Guide to Belarus (Great Litva)

    N, P
  • National Academy of Science - Academy, Science, Country and World
  • Portals to the World - Resources selected by Library Of Congress Subject Experts

    V, W
  • Virtual Guide - Belarusian history, Statehood, Laws, Culture, Politics and much more.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BELGIUM (Kingdom of)


    — Updated for:  Dec 17, 2012
    Capital of Belgium:  Brussels
    Government of Belgium (click on flag)


    B
  • Belgian Immigration - to the USA
  • Belgian Parish registers - Latin words from the Flemish part of the registers.
  • Belgium-Roots Project - Belgian Emigrants Abroad and Their descendants
             researching their roots in Belgium with the support of Belgian residents.
  • Belgium - U.S. Consular Information Sheet
  • Belgium Family Genealogy Forum - Rootsweb genealogy message board
  • Belgium photos - Sandwiched between France and Holland, a drive through Europe
             will take you past this country which has parts of it that speak French
             (Wallonia and Brussels), Dutch (Flanders and Brussels), and German in the
             eastern vicinity of the kingdom.
  • Belgium telephone books - with map and some links






  • Emblem


    F, G
  • Flanders - Life in the 18th and 19th Centuries
  • Genealogical and Demographic Central Services of Belgium - (in French)
  • Genealogy: Belgium
  • Généalogie in Belgie - (mostly in French)
  • German Burial Grounds - German Military Cemeteries in Belgium
  • GOEGEBEUR - family from Belgium (the site is in Flemish)

    H, J, M, N
  • Heratige of Belgium - The heritage of Belgium primarily dates back to the middle ages and the
             19th century, with the exception of the Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes, which is around 4,000
             years old.
  • History of Belgium - The Ancient Celts
  • Jewish Genealogy Museum - in Belgium (website in French)
  • Memorials in Belgium - Brussels Remembers (photos on Flickr)
  • Netradyle Center of History and Genealogy - Zalewski Family Genealogy web site

    W
  • Waasland - Emigration to North America 1830-1950
  • Wikipedia - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BELIZE (Kingdom of)


    — Updated for:  Dec 17, 2013
    Capital of Belize:  Belmopan
    Government of Belize (click on flag)


    B
  • Belize Genealogy Forum






  • Coat of arms

    N, W
  • Nations Online - Located on the Caribbean coast of Central America
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BENIN (Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Feb 11, 2013
    Capital of Benin:  Porto-Novo
    Government of Benin (click on flag)


    A, B
  • Atlapedia Online
  • Benin Armed Forces - constitutes the army, navy, air force, and national
             gendarmerie of Benin.
  • Benin Genealogy - Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network
  • Benin Page - Africa, south of the Sahara






  • Coat of arms


    G
  • GenWeb Project - an on-line data repository for queries, family histories, and source records as
             well as being resource center to identify other on-line databases and resources to assist
             researchers in Benin.

    W
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BERMUDA (overseas territory of the UK)


    — Updated for:  Jul 14, 2014
    Capital of Bermuda:  Hamilton
    Government of Bermuda (click on flag)


    B
  • Bermudian Genealogy & History - Historical Records, People & Places
              and Miscellaneous.
  • Bermuda Genealogy Forum - (Genealogy.com)
  • Bermuda Genealogy Queries - (CousinConnect.com)
  • Bermuda National Library & Museum - Adult and Youth facilities and services.
  • British Military Graves in Bermuda - Thousands of soldiers, sailors and
             families from Britain died from various fevers and were buried locally.

    C
  • Cemeteries - The Bermuda National Trust
  • (The) Compass - Passenger Lists (Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild)

    E
  • Ethnology - Bermuda.



  • Coat of arms


    W
  • Wikipedia - Bermuda (the free encyclopedia)
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BHUTAN (Kingdom of)


    — Updated for:  Feb 11, 2013
    Capital of Bhutan:  Thimphu
    Government of Bhutan (click on flag)


    A, B, C, E
  • AsiaGenWeb Project Website - This website was designed to assist
             researchers in their quest for their ancestry in Bhutan.
  • Butan - from Wikipedia
  • Country Studies - from The Library of Congress
  • Encyclopedia.com - Bhutan; also photos and videos.






  • Emblem


    J, K, M
  • Journal of Bhutan Studies - The Centre for Bhutan Studies is a research institute for social
             science and public policy, the one of its only kind in the kingdom. It conducts multi-disciplinary
             research on Bhutan's economy, history, religion, society, polity, culture and other related themes.
  • Kingdom of Bhutan - Genealogy and Families (AsianGenWeb)
  • Maps of Bhutan - WorldAtlas.com

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  • News Sites and Newspapers - Bhutan (in English)

    R, W
  • Royalty in Bhutan - prepared by the World of Royalty at Royalty.nu
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BOLIVIA (Plurinational State of)


    — Updated for:  May 6, 2013
    Administrative Capital of Bolivia:  La Paz
    Government of Bolivia (click on flag)


    B, G
  • Bolivia - Atlapedia
  • Bolivia Genealogy Forum - Message Board, (Genealogy.com)
  • Bolivian Newspapers - Bolivia newspapers for information on local issues,
             politics, events, celebrations, people and business.
  • Genealogy of Bolivia - Bolivia Historical Records.






  • Coat of arms


    H, J, N, W
  • (The) Jewish Community - The C"rculo Israelita de La Paz represents the Jewish community.
  • Nations Online - Bolivia
  • Note and comment:  SUCRE, Bolivia — Yes, the home of the president, Congress, central bank,
             government ministries and foreign embassies might be in La Paz, 250 miles to the north and
             with a population four times that of Sucre's 250,000, But, to the discomfort of some of the rest
             of the nation, residents here insist that the sign is correct. Still festering from a civil war in
             1899 that stripped the executive and legislative branches from Sucre and moved them to La Paz,
             leaving only the highest courts based here, this city is pressing ahead with a campaign to
             become Bolivia's full-fledged capital again. (By Simon Romero, SUCRE JOURNAL, published:
             Friday, September 14, 2007).
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BOSNIA—HERZEGOVINA


    — Updated for:  Mar 17, 2013
    Capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina:  Sarajevo
    Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina (click on flag)

    B
  • Bosnia Coat of Arms
  • Bosnian Institute - Located London, the Institute seeks to educate and inform on
             the history, present reality and culture of Bosnia-Herzegovina and promotes the
             growth of a pluralist democratic society in the region.
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina - Welcome to Bosnia Herzegovina Web Genealogy Project
             (EastEuropeGenWeb Project).

    E
  • Euro Documents - History of Bosnia & Herzegovina; Primary Documents






  • Coat of arms


    G
  • Genealogy Forum - Bosnia/Herzegovina Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
  • Genealogy Links - (Genealogy Links, Europe)

    I
  • International Jewish Cemetery Project - International Association of Jewish Genealogical
             Societies.

    N
  • Nations Online - information, facts, geography, news papers, travel, tourist information and map.

    P
  • Perry-Casteda Library Map Collection - Bosnia-Herzegovina (University of Texas)

    W
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BOTSWANA (Republic of)


    — Updated for:  May 4, 2013
    Capital of Botswana:  Gaborone
    Government of Botswana (click on flag)


    B, G
  • Botswana - A Brief History
  • Botswana - Maps:  Perry-Casta eda Library Map Collection, (University of Texas
             At Austin)
  • Genealogy in Botswana - This Botswana genealogy group is dedicated to
             helping people with researching their ancestors in Botswana, offering a
             genealogy chatroom, Botswana genealogy links and a Botswana genealogy
             message forum.






  • Coat of arms

    W
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BRAZIL (Federative Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Oct 24, 2011
    Capital of Brazil:  Brasilia
    Government of Brazil (click on flag)


    A, B
  • About Brasilia - (Non-English)
  • Arquivo Nacional do Brasil - (Non-English)
  • Brava Gente Brasileira - (in Portuguese)
  • Brazil Church Records - Roman Catholic Church records are among the most
             important records for genealogical research in Brazil.
  • Brazil Genealogy - (Portugese or English)
  • Brazil Surname Resource Center - The Surname Web search engine
  • Brazil Genealogy Forum - Genealogy message board (Genealogy.com)
  • Brazil GenWeb - (Portugese or English)






  • Coat of arms


    G, L
  • Genealogia no Brasil - Brazil Genealogy

    S
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil - Santa Barbara, North American Cemetery (Campo).
  • Society for German Genealogy - German Migration to Brazil

    W
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • World InfoZone - Brazil
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  • BRITISH ISLES (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
      ("British Isles" is a geographical notation, and should not be confused with United Kingdom, Britain, Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Province of Northern Ireland, Ulster or other political notations.)



    — England Updated for:  Jan 21, 2013
    Capital of The United Kingdom:  London
    Government of The United Kingdom (click on flag)


    United Kingdom
  • Channel Islands - Extended Database
  • Ireland - Extended Database
  • England - Extended Database (includes Territories)
  • Scotland - Extended Database
  • Wales - Extended Database
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  • BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS


    — Updated for:  Sep 30, 2013
    Capital of The British Virgin Islands:  Road Town
    Government of The British Virgin Islands (click on flag)


    B, C
  • British Virgin Islands - The "Islands Paradise"
  • Caribbean Genealogy Research - Vital Records, British Virgin Islands and
             St. George's Episcopal Church and more...

    I
  • Island History - Anegada, the "Missing Virgin Island".






  • Coat of arms

  • Island History - Virgin Gorda, means 'the Fat Virgin', as it is one of the larger islands.
  • Island History - Tortola, The main center of tourism in the British Virgin Islands is Tortola.
  • Island History - Jost Van Dyke, The 'Barefoot Island' because of the casual lifestyle.
  • Island History - Little Sisters, consists of Norman Island, Pelican Island, Peter Island, Dead Chest,
             Salt Island, Cooper Island and Ginger Island, along with a number of rocky outcroppings.

    N, W
  • Nations Online - comprises more than 40 Caribbean islands and islets
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BRUNEI (Negara Brunei Darussalam)


    — Updated for:  Mar 17, 2014
    Capital of Brunei:  Bandar Seri Begawan
    Government of Brunei (click on flag)


    B, G
  • BruneiGenWeb - An AsiaGenWeb Project Website:  designed to assist
             researchers in their quest for their ancestry in Negara Brunei Darussalam.
  • Brunei-Darussalam - The official name for Brunei is Negara Brunei Darussalam
             (i.e. 'Negara Brunei' (the state of Brunei), and '`Darussalam' (Abode of
             Peace).
  • Global Edge - Brunei.






  • Coat of arms


    I
  • InfoPlease - Maps and History of Brunei

    W
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BUKOVINA (The Duchy of)


    — Updated for:  Mar 17, 2014
    Capital of Old Bukovina:  Chernovtsi
    Government of Bukovina (click on flag)


    B
  • Bukovina General Information
  • Bukovina Germans - The term "Bukovina-German" refers to German Swabian,
             Bohemian, and Zipser emigrants who settled in Bukovina, a southeastern region
             of Austria-Hugary about two hundred years ago.
  • Bukovina Society of Americas - This website is about who our ancestors were,
             where they came from, and how we came to be who we are today.






  • Coat of arms


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  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Bukovina acquired its own name and identity only in 1774
             ...(read more).

    W
  • Wikipedia - (Languages: Romanian; Bucovina; Ukrainian; Bukovyna; German and Polish;
             Bukowina; see also other languages) is a historical region in Central Europe, currently divided
             between Ukraine and Romania, located on the northern slopes of the central Eastern Carpathians
             and the adjoining plains.
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  • BULGARIA (Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Jan 6, 2014
    Capital of Bulgaria:  Sofia
    Government of Bulgaria (click on flag)


    B
  • Bulgaria - Bulgaria Genealogy Links. Search 400,000,000+ Genealogy Records.
  • Bulgaria GenWeb - Content: GenConnect Bulgarian query board, How to search in
             Bulgaria and General information about Bulgaria.
  • Bulgaria Genealogy Forum - Genealogy Message Board (Genealogy.Com)
  • Bulgarian Language - Alphabet and link to vocal sounding of the alphabet.
  • Bulgarian Surnames - These follow the Slavic pattern of using the endings -ov
             and -ev for males and -ova and -eva for females.
  • Bulgaria's History - Bulgaria's Thracian Heritage - Ancient Gold Treasures

    G
  • Genealogy Queries - Cousin Connect.com

    J
  • Jewish Genealogy Blog - Tracing the Tribe



  • Coat of arms


    N
  • Nations Online - This page aims to give you a broad overview of Bulgarian art, culture, people,
             environment, geography, history, economy and government.

    P
  • Portals to the World - The "Portals to the World" Web project was taken down on September 16,
             2010 in order to perform a comprehensive review of its content. You may click on the "contact
             us" button... in order to access a search engine.

    W
  • Wikipedia - Bulgaria (the free encyclopedia).
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BURKINA FASO


    — Updated for:  Oct 24, 2011
    Capital of Burkina Faso:  Ouagadougou
    Government of Burkina Faso (click on flag)


    B
  • Burkina Faso - Countries and their cultures.
  • Burkina Faso - Facts and figures (Nation Master).






  • Coat of arms

    W
  • United States Embassy - Washington D.C.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BURMA (The Union of) aka Myanmar


    — Updated for:  Mar 24, 2014
    Capital of Burma:  Rangoon (Yangon)
    Government of Burma (click on flag)
    Note: since 1989 the military authorities in Burma have promoted the name
             Myanmar as a conventional name for their state; the US Government did not
             adopt the name, which is a derivative of the Burmese short-form name,
           Myanma Naingngandaw.


    B, E, M
  • Burma - Art and Culture
  • Burma (Myanmar) - Country Specific Information (U.S. Dept. of State)
  • Encyclopedia.com - The Union of Myanmar (Burma)
  • Myanmar - History
  • Myanmar - Myanmardotcom






  • Coat of arms

    O, U, W
  • Online Burma/Myanmar - History Library
  • Union of Myanmar GenWeb - This website was designed to assist researchers in their quest for
             their ancestry in the Union of Burma (Union of Myanmar).
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • BURUNDI (Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Jan 6, 2014
    Capital of Burundi:  Bujumbura
    Government of Burundi (click on flag)


    B
  • Burundi - Government, Politics, Law; Includes government sites, political parties
             and movements.






  • Coat of arms

    H, L
  • History of Burundi - (Infoplease)
  • Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Helping Hands Helping One Another With
             Our Family History & Genealogy Research.
    W
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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