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Barry’s GenSites: Edmonton Public Library (Alberta)

Posted on Nov 28, 2012


An index to obituaries published in the Edmonton Journal from 1959 to 1982 can be found here.  Search results provide the name of the deceased and the date the obituary was published.

URL:  www.epl.ca/EPLExtVor.cfm?id=64
Category:  Canadian Libraries

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Barry’s GenSites: eBay

Posted on Nov 26, 2012


Although not officially dubbed a genealogy or family history website, eBay should be on your list of “underused sources”.  Whether you are trying to track down a long-lost family Bible, a collection of old photographs or postcards, a yearbook from your ancestor's high school or perhaps a rare book or map, keep an eye on eBay.  As of this writing, there were some 3,900 items found for genealogy listed in the "Everything Else", "Books" and "Computers & Networking" categories.

Don't have time to routinely check if an item you desire has been listed on the site? .  Then, let eBay do the work for you.  Once you sign up for a eBay user ID (it's free), and type in a search term such as "genealogy", you will see the link "Add to my Favorite Searches".  From there you can type in key words and specify other search criteria, tell eBay to notify you when new items with yo

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Barry’s GenSites: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Posted on Nov 23, 2012


Why do we have the feeling our first-ever 101 Best Web Sites blogs category won't be our last—or that next time we'll find even more worthy entries? .  This one, updated almost daily by the knowledgeable Dick Eastman, is a good place to start.  It's packed with genealogy news and product reviews, and you can jump from here to the reader-created Encyclopedia of Genealogy.

URL:  http://blog.eogn.com/
Category:  Blogs

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Barry’s GenSites: EastEurope GenWeb

Posted on Nov 22, 2012


The EastEuropeGenWeb Project is a free online data repository for queries, family histories, and source records, as well as being a resource center to identify other online databases and resources to assist researchers.  It's the regional branch of the WorldGenWeb Project and hosted by Rootsweb. You can easily browse by country.  You will want to begin your search by exploring the country websites.  Each of the hosted countries maintains a system for submitting queries, so you'll want to utilize the country-specific query board, if available.

URL:  www.rootsweb.com/~easeurgw
Category:  Eastern Europe

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Barry’s GenSites: Eastern Slovakia Genealogy Research Strategies

Posted on Nov 20, 2012


A very informative set of web pages that aid English-speaking researchers of immigrants from Eastern Slovakia and surrounding areas.  One of its newest additions is "A Guide for Locating Military Records" for the various regions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire by Carl Kotlarchik.

URL:  www.iabsi.com/gen/public
Category:  Eastern Europe

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