Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Great New Internet Resources are Out There!

by Janet Crain

With gasoline prices competing with the heat index to see which can rise faster, now is an excellent time to set up a corner of your home or office as a Virtual Research Library.

Some of you genealogists have, no doubt, already done this. We are fortunate to have the entire World Wide Web at our fingertips. Just equip your research station with your desktop or laptop pc, a scanner and printer and you are ready to discover and record new facts at any hour of the day you are free.

Next you need some great new URL's to join the old favorites. And this new site looks like a wonderful free-content resource just getting started. Best of all you can contribute some of your own research to add to the body of information on the Internet.

Check out the Encyclyclopedia of Genealogy and see what you think. Send us new URL's also if you run across something good!

Encyclopedia of Genealogy

Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Genealogy, a free-content encyclopedia created by its readers, people like you. The Encyclopedia of Genealogy is available to everyone, free of charge. Everyone can also contribute information, again free of charge.

You can search this encyclopedia at any time by clicking on Search in the menus. You can also click on Index to view a list of all the entries.

The Encyclopedia of Genealogy serves as a compendium of genealogical tools and techniques. It provides reference information about everything in genealogy except people. Look to the Encyclopedia of Genealogy to provide explanations of how to look up your family tree, explanations of terms found in genealogy research,

including obsolete medical and legal terms. It will describe locations where records may be found. It also will describe how to research Italian, German, Polish, French-Canadian, Jewish, Black, Indian and other ancestors. In short, the Encyclopedia of Genealogy will serve as your standard genealogy reference manual.

The Encyclopedia of Genealogy is created by genealogists like yourself. In fact, YOU can help by adding content: your own knowledge and expertise can help others. If you see anything in this encyclopedia that is incorrect, YOU can change it! If you see anything that is incomplete, YOU can add to it! If you note anything that is missing, YOU can add it! This encyclopedia will succeed because people like you contribute nuggets of information. When enough "nuggets" are added, the Encyclopedia of Genealogy will become a gold mine.


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