Friday, October 15, 2010

Favorite Websites - October 2010

As genealogists we need diverse websites to serve us.  Besides the Fulton County History website already mentioned, we utilize the Tompkins County, NY website for much of our research. We love the Past, Present, Future link which shows the newest additions to the site, as well as the cemetery link which gives burials of all the cemeteries in Tompkins County by town.  My husband frequently visits the Newfield cemeteries while I am scouring the cemeteries in Ulysses.   Another great resource for New York genealogical research is This is the site for the Association of Public Historians of New York State, and from there you can find a historian in the area in which your ancestor lived.

Linkpendium – hosts information on all states, and when using this site my husband has been heard blurting out, “I Love Michigan!”  In Linkpendium he clicks on the state he is searching, and then Statewide Resources, and from there he finds a wealth of information he never expected to find online.  Another gem is a paid (but affordable) site, the Godfrey Memorial Library located in Middletown, CT. For such a small building, it houses a large collection, and an even larger online collection. The Godfrey site is, and for $10 you can get a one-day pass to their entire online collection. Our Genealogy Club of Newtown (CT) enjoyed a talk on the resources available at the library. Folders are set up for each state, many countries, city directories, vital records, well, too much to mention here. I do encourage you to check them out for whatever state you are researching. They also have a volunteer, Ed Laput, who is photographing cemetery stones in CT, and wherever he vacations. 


  1. I love Michigan, too. Welcome to the world of geneablogging.

  2. I'm another lover of Michigan and have done research there, New York and Connecticut. I look forward in reading more of your posts. Welcome.