Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
and Library, Inc.
2 children 1890s
Preserving KANSAS genealogy and its rich history at the crossroads of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.
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A Digital Archive of Slave Voyages Details the Largest Forced Migration in History. An online database explores the nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866 The Smithsonian Magazine
[Located in Category: African American Research]
Total coverage of educational information on genetic genealogy.
[Located in Category: DNA]
A list of free historical costume patterns including medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian patterns.
[Located in Category: History Related / Crafts]
Primary sources online from the Kansas Historical Society
[Located in Category: Kansas]
Cemeteries and Symbolism
[Located in Category: National]
Ever wondered how you're related to your half-cousin? How about your great uncle? And what is a second cousin twice removed, anyway? Ask the relatedness calculator.
[Located in Category: Resources]
Conversion tool for dates
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Random Acts of Genealogy offers a research guide to U. S. Court Records
[Located in Category: National]
The decision to take an adoption reunion journey is a big step! It is a search that can be full of bumps and hurdles, but can also be an exciting pilgrimage to self discovery. Your search may last just a few days or weeks, while others search for years without success. There is no way to predict how long your search will be, but careful planning and preparation can help you navigate your way through the search.
[Located in Category: Adoption]
Access to Records, Support Groups, and Other State-Specific Information Methods for access and/or reunions include: Affidavit System –With this system birth family members can file either their consent to the release of identifying information or their non-consent to be contacted or to release identifying information. Confidential Intermediary System. Petitioning the court for access to adoption records. Registries – either active or passive.
[Located in Category: Adoption]
Some tips on finding ancestors in Google.
[Located in Category: Resources]
[Located in Category: National]
Annual list of websites, grouped into 13 categories, both free and paid.
[Located in Category: Resources]
Ever wonder what those abbreviations in those city directories stood for?
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[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
ArchiveGrid connects you with primary source material held in archives, special collections, and manuscript collections around the world. You will find historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. ArchiveGrid also helps researchers contact archives to request information, arrange a visit, and order copies. ArchiveGrid now includes nearly 1.8 million archival collection descriptions in its index. More than 1.5 million of these are bibliographic records extracted from WorldCat, with the rest representing finding aids provided to ArchiveGrid in a mix of EAD XML, HTML, and PDF.
[Located in Category: Resources]
Kelly Wheaton's guide to genetic genealogy.
[Located in Category: DNA]
Name index of burial records courtesy of BillionGraves which is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries, all tagged with GPS locations. Volunteers around the world capture images of headstones in a cemetery and upload them to the site.
[Located in Category: National]
This is a handy tool developed by Ben Buckner to help calculate birth dates from the death date and age at the time of death. Many old tombstones and death records list only these two facts and leave it to us to figure out the birth date. This does it with a simple keystroke or two.
[Located in Category: Resources]
[Located in Category: Kansas City Area Libraries]
Basic information about the Kansas City Public Library.
[Located in Category: Kansas City Area Libraries]
The Chronicling America website ia free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 5 millionth page. Launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2007, Chronicling America provides enhanced and permanent access to historically significant newspapers published in the United States between 1836 and 1922. It is a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a joint effort between the two agencies and 32 state partners.
[Located in Category: Resources]
A link to the resources and volunteers in Liberty, Missouri. Find out about the lives, homes, family and friends of ancestors in Clay County.
[Located in Category: Kansas City Area Links]
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
National Conferences - Major conferences held annually across the United States. State Conferences - State by State listings, or use the Regional pages for a broader look. International Conferences - Currently holds lists for Australia, England/Wales, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands.
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
Any woman who is a citizen of either the United States of America, The Dominion of Canada, or Mexico, of good moral character, who is not less than sixteen years of age, shall be eligible to membership, provided that she shall be personally acceptable to the Society and shall be the lineal descendant of a Native or immigrant American ancestor who participated in any capacity in actual hostilities, one against the other, or in any other activity with each other, during the period May 14, 1607 to 1900.
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
The list of all lists.
[Located in Category: National]
Gaining in popularity and availability are the many tours and cruises built around genealogical classes and education.
[Located in Category: Tours and Cruises!]
Open to women lineally descended in the male or female line from an ancestor who, from the time of the settlement at Jamestown (May 13, 1607) to the battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775).......see their site for further requirements.
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
The applicant shall be of lineal descendant from those men and women who were actual residents of America when it was under foreign government as colonies and who served prior to July 4, 1776 in any of the twenty-six categories listed on their website.
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
National Society
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
The historical map collection has over 57,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.
[Located in Category: Maps]
Images of material from the Missouri Valley special collection. The Local History Index has over 36,000 entries.
[Located in Category: Kansas City Area Libraries]
The angels at dnaadoption.com explain the process of finding birth parents. These are indeed angels. They have classes and work tirelessly to help adoptees find their kin.
[Located in Category: DNA]
These incredible ladies and gentlemen have all sorts of educational classes available for a very low cost. These are the Adoption Angels of whom you may have heard. Classes are great. You don't have to be adopted to use their methodology.
[Located in Category: DNA]
GedMatch.com is a place you should become familiar with after you get your test results. They maintain a little links page for learning about DNA and will be updating it as they can.
[Located in Category: DNA]
This awesome suite of tools created by Rob Warthen and other volunteers automates many processes to make it easier to identify relationships with your matches. Features are always being updated and added.
[Located in Category: DNA]
More from Kelly Wheeler
[Located in Category: DNA]
Descriptions and timelines for the trails that helped settle America. From Kansas City's own Beverly Whittaker.
[Located in Category: Resources]
The DAILY genealogy technology newsletter for genealogy consumers, packed with straight talk - hold the sugar coating - whether the vendors like it or not!
[Located in Category: National]
A free-content encyclopedia created by its readers. The Encyclopedia of Genealogy is available to everyone, free of charge. Everyone can also contribute information, again free of charge.
[Located in Category: Resources]
Family Tree DNA offers FREE webinars (online seminars) on genetic genealogy and DNA ancestry testing related topics. All webinars are open to both our customers and the general public with registration. They are recorded, so that they may be attended live or viewed later.
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses to help you discover your family history.
[Located in Category: Learning Centers]
Check here for Seminars and conferences of member societies belonging to FGS. Great list!
[Located in Category: National]
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave.
[Located in Category: National]
Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
[Located in Category: Lineage Societies]
Explore US Military Historical Records by War. Fold3 is the place for the web's premier collection of original US military records. Many from the US National Archives and many other archives. Some free, some not.
[Located in Category: National]
These are forms that you can download and type in your information and save!
[Located in Category: Resources]