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Genealogy Resources and Recommended Links

Preserving Your Family Heritege


Translation Resources

Webster's Online Dictionary: The Rosetta Edition A multi-lingual, online dictionary that has worked well for me in Swedish, Danish, German and Welsh
Free Translation to Professional Translation (good but has a limited number of languages)
Online Swedish-English translator

Click here to see a good discussion of what to look for when chosing a translation company

Scandinavian Genealogy Resources

Dansk biografisk Lexikon Danish biographies and historical data
Disbyt another extensive Scandinavian genealogy source
Father Unknown - What to Do? An informative article at SweGGate by Elisabeth Thorsell. This situation can make your research grind to a halt-- here are some ideas on how to work around it.
Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies- this was useful when I first started consulting original sources
Genealogy Society of Sweden
Goteborgs-Emigranten -Immigrants from Goteborg
Hans Högman's Genealogy and History Page In addition to his personal genealogy, the author provides explanations of how to read various Swedish archives (e.g.-what is in the first column in the usual format of Swedish birth records, marriage records, etc.) This is a wonderful site for people who are starting to research their families with original sources and find the combination of Swedish language/old manuscripts/old-style-writing somewhat overwhelming.
links page of Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies
Parish Files for Genealogical Research
Project Runeberg a massive collection of Scandinavian historical and genealogical data
Records of Old Tombstone Inscriptions in Sweden
Skane, Halland and Blekings- scanned church books, census, etc.
Society of the Descendents of the Waloons
Stockholm City Archives
SVAR Swedish archives. A place you can order microfilm

Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon Swedish biographies- originally a book, presented here in the form of scanned images (in Swedish)
Swedish Church Records a huge online archive of church records in jpg format (i.e.- text search tools won't work. You have to read them)
Sveriges Land och Folk Swedish biographies- originally a book, presented here in the form of scanned images (in Swedish)

General Scandinavian Information (maps, historical outlines and other links for placing your data in a historical context)

Brief outline of Swedish history (in English)
List of parishes by poximity to nearby cities -Useful when you want consult church records about an ancestor born in _______ [you know the name of the city but not its parishes]
Map of The County of Värmland 1890
Maritime Museum of Stockholm
Swedish-American Historical Society
Swedish History

Welsh and Irish Genealogy Resources

(I haven't had much luck in this area yet, but I'm working on it. Please feel free to send me good Wexford links!)

website for the Archdiocese of Dublin
CuriousFox (Rosetown, Co. Kildare)
Genforum Message Board for the Devlin Family
Index to Griffith's Valuation of Ireland, 1848-1864 - No, you don't have to pay to see this. It's online for free. - a link collection assembled by the Ireland Times
theOriginsNetwork - on line genealogical records portaining to Irish and British families
Poorhouse Union, Athy Co., Kildare
Rootschat for County Kildare
TIARA Index of Irish Death Notices
The Wexford Surnames List A database of surnames associated with Wexford Co., Ireland


General European Resources

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


Historical Resources- New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland

All Info About Genealogy - A list of useful links
Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page (the maps section)-19th century maps of New York City
DeWitt Historical Society, Ithaca, NY
Erie County, New York Online Cemetery Listings
Luzerne County Genweb (central PA)
Maryland Public Records
19th century Mine Disasters in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Town of Sheldon, Wyoming County, NY
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Well-known Genealogy Resources that are Extremely Useful
Church of Latter Day Saints Family Search
Cyndi's list (the ultimate collection of genealogy links- more than 214,950 as of April 2004)
Ellis Island Records- a database of manifests
Genealogy4free- list of useful USA/Canadian links

Kindred Konnections
Social Security Death Index (SSDI) (United States)

Martin Family Genealogy

The following are links to research I've found online concerning specific members of my family. Their inclusion on this page doesn't imply that their authors have "endorsed", "approved" or even seen my research. It simply means that I admire their work on our families (which are extensions of my family). These sites are in a variety of languages.


Bratt, Christina af Brattfors & family
Bure family
Bure, Olof Laurentii & family
De Besche family (this site is actually more about Louis de Geer, who was a business partner of the de Besche's)
Drake, Arvid Knutsson
Estridsson, Sven
Fulding, Mary Ann
Johannesson, Karl Isak & family
Martin, Petter
Martin/Robsahm/Schwinger (many surnames in common with mine)
Martin, Rudbeck family (scanned images beginning with II:129)
Merlau family A "Birthday Book" concerning residents of Erie Co., New York , early 20th c.
Strokirke (includes general discussion of family history)
Svenske, Peder Larsson
Svenske-Broms research
Tackbary family research
Tackaberry Family of Co. Wexford
Tor Smed/Tersmeden/Fincke families


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