QUICK LINKS TO FAVORITE SITES
These are some useful links to other sites. You will find helpful information, reference, out-of-print books and research at the websites listed below. If you know of other sites you think may be useful and of interest, please, let us know. We will be happy to add any appropriate links. Simply click on "E-Mail" and enter the web address (url) or the name of the site.
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- EXPLORING WESTERN MARYLAND
A wonderful travelogue that appeared in the Washington Post (1998) describing the many sites and beauty of Western Maryland.
- DATING OLD PHOTOS
How To's for dating old photographs.
- FASHION ERAS
Period Fashions from early 1800's to 20th century. This site has information on the different styles of clothing worn, which may help in dating an old photo. Another link sent to me by JaniceCooper http://www.ooshirts.com/guides/Fashion-Through-Time.html Some information for those interested in fashion, though not really for those hoping to date old photos.
- The National Road
A very interesting and informative history of The National Road.
- TMG Family History
Todd Gerkin's site with information about Western Maryland families.
- VietNam Memorial Virtual Wall
Find loved ones who lost their lives in the Viet Nam War. The Virtual wall displays photos and/or medals along with military service.
- ALLEGANY CO ROOTSWEB
Contributor based information on Allegany County families. Since Garrett Co. was once a part of Allegany Co., make sure you check both Allegany & Garrett Counties. Many families also lived in both counties, at one time or another.
Allegany County Cemeteries
An index of links to all Allegany County cemeteries.
Pages are broken down by US states and by Canadian province. Click on a state/province and you'll get a state map with county listings, and state census links on the left.
- Civil War Research Project
An ongoing project
Somerset County Men and Women involved in the Civil War consisting of over 6000 names span.
- CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS & SAILORS
The (U.S.) National Parks Service website indexing the names of over 5.4 million Civil War Servicemen, who fought for the Union or the Confederacy. You can search by name and location, etc. This is a work in progress and not all those who served have been indexed/listed.
- Family Search (LDS)
One of the largest collections of family records in the world, provided by the Church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). Data is added constantly by volunteers. You will find obits, vital records, wills/probate, member family trees and much more. This site and all the information is completely free, though links [i.e. Fold 3, Ancestry] off site, may charge a fee, to view actual document images.
- GARRETT CO ROOTSWEB
Contributor based information on Garrett Co. families. Since Garrett Co. was once a part of Allegany Co., make sure you check both Allegany & Garrett Counties. Many families also lived in both counties, at one time or another.
- THE GODFREY LIBRARY
This site has an online library for researching newspapers, etc. for a membership fee.
- HALLER'S ARMY
If you have Polish ancestors you might want to check out HALLER's ARMY for information on these forgotten POLISH soldiers
Thousands of Ships' lists (manifests) transcribed to date. Check back often with this ongoing project.
- MARYLAND DEATH INDEX
State of Maryland's Vital Records Online. This site is frequently down and can be slow. Be patient and check back often.
- MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES
All kinds of records can be found here, from throughout the state of Maryland, dating back to the 17th century.
- Meyersdale Special Collection
Obituaries from many local area newspapers.
- Mineral Co. GenWeb
You'll find lots of helpful information on the Mineral Co., W.Va. GenWeb site, including a vast collection of area newspaper articles which often cover Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia news and obituaries. Patti McDonald has done a fantastic job with transcribing the papers. You'll find sources for marriages, cemeteries and much more. .
- MT. SAVAGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Beautiful pictures of Mt. Savage, then and now, along with lots of historical information for the area. Many of our families lived in Mt. Savage.
- Penn People
- This site requires approved membership to view.
- PA Roots
Over 846,000 records as of today. We also have static pages for many of the counties which have their own search system. Be sure to use the ADVANCED feature on our databoard search system to find records going back further than one year.
- VETERANS GRAVE LOCATOR
US Department of Veterans Affairs ~ Locate burial sites for those buried in National Cemeteries throughout the United States. Listings go back as far as the Civil War.
- HIGGINSON BOOKS
Many out-of-print books can be found here as reprints. They have an extensive collection of Family Histories and Genealogical books.