This page will keep you up-to-date
with the fast moving interest in Genealogy/Family History.
people just getting started please visit the BEGINNING RESEARCH
page, which contains some hints and tips regarding how to get started, local genealogy
sites and recommended books.
the Internet for researching Family History has become overwhelmingly popular.
Our purpose is to encourage Ocean Hills Residents (and others, too) to use these
pages as a reference for your own research. Our workshop meets the first Thursday
of each month at 10:00 am in the Computer Room and is led by Hal McCawley.
Check the Computer Club Calendar for actual times and days.
includes speakers and workshops, followed by problem solving. We will also, spend some time
going on the Internet to show good genealogy sites.
Family History is about who we are.
The social context in which our ancestors lived is a vital part of who they were,
just as the world around us today is part of what shapes who we, who our children,
are. Gathering the names, dates and places of those who came before, those
who created us, is only a part of the wholeness of life.
To know our ancestors, we need to spend
time studying their world; we need to become familiar with their time. Doing all
of that is putting together the puzzle, the picture, that is your family. Come
join the Genealogy Group to learn ways to help you in your search for yourself.
Other programs will be announced at
a later time, so be sure to check back with us to see what other helpful and interesting
programs are planned.
also, that each session will end with help on Family Tree Maker and other computer
programs. If you have questions or suggestions bring them to the next computer
of Land Management - General Land Office Documents
documents at American Memory from Library of Congress
Island Ship Passenger Arrival Records
Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
State Archives Online Collections
Digital Library of Georgia
of Maryland Online
Death Certificates, 1910-1955
Birth & Death Certificates pre-1910
Public Library Digital Library
- Pennsylvania's Digital State Archives
State Digital Archives
Virginia Vital Records
The following links should be interesting to beginners
and experts alike:
Latter Day Saints' Latest & Greatest Web Page!
good page for Ancestry!
List--Probably the world's best index for Genealogical Research!
& Records Administration
US GEN WEB--USA State & County Records
My Family--Start a Family Website
Web Site--6 different languages for Surname searching
Treemaker Site--325 million names, some info free!