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JAMAICA (Republic of)


— Updated:  Nov 19, 2012
Capital of Jamaica  Kingston
Government of Jamaica (click on flag)


C, F, G, H
  • Clarendon Parish - 1670 Census
  • Family History - Jamaica & West Indies; a Homepage
  • Genealogy of Jamaica
  • History and Geography of Jamaica

    J
  • Jamaica - Loyalists Who Fled to Jamaica (mainly from South Carolina)
  • Jamaica - Nations Online:  Countries of the World
  • Jamaica Archives - and Records Department
  • Jamaica Family Search - Proprietors/properties-Civil and Military, Almanics,
             wills, other registers
  • Jamica Genealogy - George Eliot: Inheriting the Empire after Morant Bay
  • Jamica Genealogy Forum - A GenForum


  • Coat of arms

  • Jamaica National Heritage Trust - To inspire a sense of national pride through the promotion,
             preservation, and development of our material cultural heritage, utilizing a highly motivated and
             qualified team in conjunction with all our partners
    . - web site quote.
  • Jamaican Family - Historical, Sociological, and Genealogy info.
  • Jamaican Genealogy - Jewish Genealogy
  • Jamaican Plain Historical Society -
  • Jamaicans.com - Brief History of Jamaica

    N, P
  • National Library of Jamaica
  • People of Jamaica

    S
  • St. Andrew's Parish - 1670 Census
  • St. David's Parish - 1670 Census
  • St. Katherine's Parish - 1670 Census
  • St. Thomas Parish - 1670 Census

    U, W
  • U.S. Embassy - located in Jamaica
  • Wills and Probate in Jamaica
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • World Vital Records - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • JAPAN


    — Updated:  Apr 11, 2011
    Capital of Japan  Tokyo
    Government of Japan (click on flag)


    B, C, H, I
  • Bridge of Migrations - from Japan and Brazil
  • Catholic Church - The Catholic Church In Japan Today
  • History of Japan - (japan-guide.com)
  • History of Japan - (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
  • Imperial Household Agency - an introduction to the official duties and various
             public activities of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, and other
             members of the Imperial Family.






  • Imperial Seal


    J, K
  • Japan - A GenWeb site (with links)
  • Japan Atlas - visual presentations on a variety of topics to anyone interested in the nature,
             traditions, and current social trends of Japan.
  • Japan Genealogy Forum - by Genealogy.com
  • Japanese-American - Family History Resources
  • Japanese-American Archival Collection - Guide to Japanese American Resources and Related
             Web Sites
  • Japanese-American Genealogy - A Homepage
  • Japanese Immigrants - to the United States (1887 to 1924)
  • Japan Queries - Surnames and Obituaries.
  • Japanese-Jewish Resources - links
  • Koseki - a Japanese Family Registry (Wikipedia)

    L, O, W
  • Library of Congress - A Country Study:  Japan
  • Ogasawara Clan Genealogy
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • JORDAN (Hashemite Kingdom of)


    — Updated:  Mar 11, 2013
    Capital of Jordan  Amman
    Government of Jordan (click on flag)

    C, E
  • Countries and their Cultures - Jordan Culture
  • Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Washington, D.C.

    G, J
  • General Genealogy Forum - Jordan (the country)
  • Jordan - History, an overview
  • Jordan - History, Lonely Planet
  • Jordan - Weather | Newspapers | Business | TV | Radio | Related Resources.






  • Coat of arms

    P, R
  • Petra - A rose-red city, half as old as time.
  • Royal Jordan - Hashemites Genealogy
  • Wikipedia - Jordan (the free encyclopedia)

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


    — Updated:  Nov 19, 2012
    Capital of Kazakhstan  Astana
    Government of Kazakhstan (click on flag)


    A, B
  • Atlapedia Online
  • Basic Facts - prepared by the University of Texas at Austin.






  • Emblem


    K, P, R, W
  • Kazakhstan - Countries and Their Cultures.
  • Kazakhstan History - Wikiipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • KENYA (Republic of)


    — Updated:  Mar 11, 2013
    Capital of Kenya  Nairobi
    Government of Kenya (click on flag)

    C, E, H
  • Countries and their Cultures - Kenya Culture
  • Ethnology of Kenya - A Comprehensive List of Kenya Chat Rooms on IRC
             and The Internet.
  • History of Kenya - Wikipedia

    I, K
  • Infoplease - Geography, Government & Culture
  • International Regions - Kenya Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
  • Kenya - People and Culture (The African Guide)
  • Kenya Page - Map, National Anthem et. al.
  • Kenya Regiment - pertaining to The Regiment (informational message board)






  • Coat of arms

    N, S, W
  • National Museums of Kenya - a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • KIRGHIZIA (Republic of)  formerly Kirghizia/Kyrgyzstan


    — Updated:  Jan 17, 2011
    Capital of Kyrgyz  Bishkek
    Government of Kyrgyz (click on flag)

    A, I, K, U
  • About Kirghizia
  • Images of Kyrgystan / Kirghizia
  • Kirghizia - (AudioEnglish.net)
  • U.S. Embassy - located in Kyrgyz






  • Emblem


    W
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • KOREA (The Democratic Peoples Republic of) 
    formerly North Korea



    — Updated:  Oct 3, 2011
    Capital of North Korea  Pyongyang
    Government of North Korea (click on flag)

    H, I
  • History of North Korea - Wikipedia
  • Inje University Genealogy Library - This page is to help English-speaking
             patrons access the Genealogy Library.

    N
  • Korea Genealogy Forum - Message Board (Genealogy.com)







  • Emblem


    W
  • Wikipedia - North Korea
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • KOREA (The Republic of) 
    formerly South Korea



    — Updated:  Mar 26, 2012
    Capital of South Korea  Seoul
    Government of North Korea (click on flag)

    H, K
  • History Timeline - South Korea, 2333 BC to 2011 AD
  • Korea's History/Background
  • Korea Genealogy Forum - Message Board (Genealogy.com)
  • Korea Foundation






  • Coat of Arms

  • Korea Research Hub - The Korea Research Hub, or KRH, is a collaborative project between
             the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield, both institutions being located in the
             county of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.

    L, M
  • Lonely Planet - Destination Korea
  • Maps of South Korea - Archaeological evidence on the Korean Peninsula indicates that humans
             inhabited this land some 500,000 years ago.

    S, W
  • South Korea - A GenWeb site
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • KOSOVO  (Republic of)


    — Updated: Oct 8, 2013
    Capital of Kosovo:  Pristina (Prishtina or Priatina)
    Government of Kosovo (click on flag)

    K, S
  • Kosovo Genealogy - Kosovo Message Board (Ancestry.com)
  • Serbian Genealogy Society - Rodoslovlje






  • Coat of Arms


    W
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
  • World Vital Records - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • KUWAIT  (State of)


    — Updated: Oct 8, 2013
    Capital of Kosovo:  Pristina (Prishtina or Priatina)
    Government of Kosovo (click on flag)

    K, S
  • Adminet - links to the Kuwait Government.
  • Kuwait - a country study by the Library of Congress
  • Kuwait - Family Genealogy Forum
  • Kuwait - History
  • Kuwait Ethnologue - and links






  • Coat of Arms


    W
  • Q8NRI.com - the ultimate internet home for non-resident Indians in Kuwait.
  • Surnames in Kuait - surnames changed for a better life & respect.
  • Wikipedia Encyclopedia - Kuwait - from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LAOS (Lao People's Democratic Republic)


    — Updated:  Sep 10, 2012
    Capital of Laos  Vientiane
    Government of Laos (click on flag)

    A, C, D
  • Archives: Laos - World Wandering Kiwi (Blog).
  • Country Reports - Cultural, Historical, Statistical, Country Information.
  • Demographics - This article is about the demographic features of the
             population of Laos, including population density, ethnicity, education level,
             health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other
             aspects of the population.

    E, G, H
  • Encyclopedia.com - Search over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • GenWeb - Your Portal to Laos and the Lao Genealogy. LaosGenWeb Project, an
             AsiaGenWeb Project Website
  • History of Laos - Cultural, Historical, Statistical, Country Information.






  • Emblem


    L, M, W
  • Laos - A Country Study, The Library of Congress Researchers
  • Laos - Atlapedia
  • Michigan State University, Global Edge - Laos is a landlocked country located in Southeast Asia
             bordered by Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most of the country is
             mountainous and thickly forested and the Mekong River forms a large part of the western
             boundary with Thailand. The government system is a Communist state. The chief of state is the
             President and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Laos has a mixed economy in
             which the government has implemented gradual economic and business reforms to liberalize its
             domestic markets. Laos is a member of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • Laos Map - Lonely Planet
  • Laos Net - LaoNet is an Internet Community of Lao Students and Professional and friends from all
             over the world. This website is just a small representation of that community.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LATVIA (Republic of)


    — Updated for:  Jan 13, 2014
    Capital of Latvia  Riga
    Government of Latvia (click on flag)


    B, C
  • Baltic Connections - Latvia State Historical Archives
  • Catholic Churches in Latvia - (in Latvian)
  • Courland 1907 Duma Voters List - List of Jewish Males (Including the
             1905 list of Windau Voters)






  • Coat of Arms


    D, E,
  • Dags' Latvian Genealogy Page - Intended audience for this site:  English- speaking individuals
             interested in tracing their Latvian ancestors. Links from this site are likely to be of interest to
             even experienced genealogists who are relatively new to the Web.
  • Embassy of Latvia - - Washington, D.C. (USA.org)

    G, H, J
  • Genealogy - Latvia Genealogy & Contemporary Society
  • History - Language, Culture, Customs & Etiquette
  • Jewish Web Index - making researching your Jewish roots ... easier.
  • Jews in Hasenpth/Aizpute - 1834

    L, N
  • Latvia - History, Language, Identity and Culture
  • Latvia Family Genealogy Forum
  • Latvian - Latvian/English Dictionary
  • Latvian GenWeb - Latvia (LAT vee uh) is a country on the Baltic Sea in northeastern Europe.
  • Latvian Language - This site provides Latvian Language learning materials and information
             about using Latvian on your computer.
  • Latvians.com
  • National Archives of Latvia

    T, W
  • Talsi Village - location, maps, cemeteries with focus on Jewish families.
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LEBANON (Lebanese Republic)


    — Updated:  Oct 4, 2010
    Capital of Lebanon:  Beirut
    Government of Lebanon (click on flag)

    C, D
  • Country & People of Lebanon - links to sites in Lebanon and Lebanon related
             sites.
  • Daily Star - Lebanon, English language newspaper.

    L
  • Lebanon - History and Politics
  • Lebanon.com - on-line resources
  • Lebanon Genealogy Forum - Message Board
  • Lebanon Genealogy Web - Lebanon GenWeb site


  • Coat of arms


    R, W
  • Researching Your Lebanese or Syrian Ancestry - Genealogy Today
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LESOTHO (Kingdom of)


    — Updated:  Sep 10, 2012
    Capital of Lesotho  Maseru
    Government of Lesotho (click on flag)


    A, G, L
  • Atlapedia - Kingdom of Lesotho
  • GeneaNet - Genealogy Search by Surname
  • Lesotho - Introducing Lesotho (Lonely Planet)
  • Lesotho page - African Studies Center (University of Pennsylvania)






  • Coat of arms


    O, W
  • Overview - Lesotho is a landlocked independent republic with a democratic government situated
             within the borders of South Africa and forms part of the Southern African region.
  • Wikipedia - History, Politics, Districts, Geography, Economy, etc..
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LIBERA (Republic of)


    — Updated:  Oct 13, 2013
    Capital of Liberia  Monrovia
    Government of Liberia (click on flag)


    C, E
  • Christine's genealogy website - Genealogy Links, Genealogy Forum, Census
             Links, and Freedmens Bureau.
  • Embassy of the Republic of Liberia - located in Washington D.C.
  • Emigerants to Liberia - 1820-1843, & Census data 1843






  • Coat of arms


    L, M, W
  • Liberia - History of the Republic
  • Liberia's History - Time Line
  • Maps of Liberia 1830-1870
  • Wikipedia - The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra
             Leone, Guinea, and Cxte d'Ivoire. Liberia, which means "Land of the Free", was founded as an
             independent nation by freed slaves from the United States.
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LIBYA


    — Updated for:  Apr 14, 2014
    Capital of Libya  Tripoli (Tarabulus)
    Government of Liberia (click on flag)


    C, H
  • Cemeteries - Tobruk War Cemetery
  • Find A Grave - Tobruk War Cemetery
  • Gateway to Libya - Website






  • Royal arms of Libya 1952-1969
    Libya currently doesn't have any official coat of arms, seal or emblem. (unstable Government)

  • History of Libya - The Barbary coast: Italo-Turkish War | World Wars and Fascism | Royal Libya |
             The Gaddafi regime.

    L, M, W
  • Libya - Libya profile (News Africa: BBC)
  • Libya Homepage PWP: (mostly photographs)
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LIECHTENSTEIN (Principality of)


    — Updated for:  Apr 14, 2014
    Capital of Liechtenstein  Vaduz
    Government of Liechtenstein (click on flag)


    L, P
  • Liechtenstein - a LiechGenWeb Project
  • Liechtenstein - History (and about the Country)






  • Greater Coat of arms of Liechtenstein

  • Princely House of Liechtenstein - «Hoi» and a very warm welcome!

    S, W
  • Swiss Genealogy on the Internet - Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LITHUANIA (The Republic of)


    — Updated:  Jul 22, 2013
    Capital of Lithuania  Vilnius
    Government of Lithuania (click on flag)


    B, G, H, K
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture - in Chicago ("Lithuania Through
             the Ages
    ")
  • Genealogy - The Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society
  • History - Official Gateway of Lithuania
  • History of Lithuania - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (English)
  • How to find relatives in Lithuania
  • Kedainiai - Lithuanian Civic Heraldry






  • Coat of arms


    L
  • Lithuania - Global Genealogical Society
  • Lithuania - Home Page
  • Lithuania Global Genealogical Society - MISSION STATEMENT:  To Collect, disseminate and
             preserve information on Lithuanian family history and to assist our members in genealogical
             research.

  • Lithuania / Lietvos - "Lithuania GenWeb is [also] available for adoption - only to serious person
             involved in Lithuanian genealogy"... website quote.
  • Lithuanian Genealogical Research - Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Lithuanian Genealogy Forum
  • Lithuanian Heritage - Magazine
  • Lithuanian Place Name Changes
  • Lithuanian Surnames - By tradition, Lithuanians have two names - the surname, inherited
             from one's father (more rarely, from mother) and the given name. Surnames appeared in
             Lithuania with the introduction of Christianity when at baptism people were given a
             Christian name which was, as a rule, used before the ethnic name. Listing pages:  A-C, D-G,
             H-K, L-O, P-S, T-Z.
  • Lithuanian State Archives - The mission of Lithuanian State Archival System is to ensure
             preservation of the National Documentary Fond and access to its documents, in order to protect
             legal interests of citizens, state institutions and provide public services. BothEnglish and
             Lietuviaka versija.

    W
  • Wikipedia - free-content encyclopedia on the Internet
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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  • LUXEMBOURG (The Grand Duchy of)


  • Civil Registration - Tables Decennales, 1853-1863
  • Geography of Luxembourg Family Names - (fee for service)
  • Luxembourg - History Culture and Travel
  • Luxembourg - Lonely Planet
  • Luxembourg 24th Intl Congress of Genealogic & Heraldic Science
  • Luxembourg Central - the World's Only Grand Duchy
  • Luxembourg Cultural Society
  • Luxembourg Genealogy - Luxembourg Society of Genealogy and Heraldry
  • Luxembourg Genealogy Forum
  • Luxembourgers in America
  • National Archives - Archives Nationales du Grand-Duch!" de Luxembourg (website in French)
  • World Factbook - prepared by the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Wikipedia - free-content encyclopedia on the Internet
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