We hope having direct access to these links will make your search easier.
Using This Guide
Subscribe to Family Chronicle Magazine – Click Here
Hiring a Professional Genealogist – This Irish Genealogist is available for hire and personalized assistance.
Family Tree Magazine – This group has a great index of professional forms you can use to quickly get yourself organized.
Subscribe to Family Tree Magazine – Click Here
Family Search – This website database is supported by the LDS (Church of Ladder Day Saints) and is considered by some to be the best place to start.
Genealogical Database Network – “Our Mission is to set up a worldwide register of genealogical resources and make the power of the internet available to our users.”
Social Security Administration – You can search the records of the US Social Security Office from a number of sources. One popular source is at RootsWeb.
Search Social Security Death Index – Click here
Library of Congress
Index of United States Genealogy Libraries
Halifax County Cemetery Index
Michael Graves – Cleaning headstones
National Cemetery Administration > Gravesite Locator – “Search for burial locations of veterans and their dependents in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries and various other Department of Interior and military cemeteries.”
Searching Public Records
Social Security Death Index
Vitalrec – A comprehensive resource for ordering vital records online and off line.
Google Online Search Engine
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran Affairs Offices by State:
The National Archives, National Personal Records – For military records from the 20th century.
National Archives, Military Records Holding – For military records prior to the 20th century.
National Cemetery Administration, Gravesite Locator
Obtaining Military Records and Medals
US Census – Genealogy Information
RootsWeb.com Soundex Converter
US Census – Age Search Service
Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records; Kimberly Powell
Knights of Columbus
Freemasons – there is not a lot of top level organizational information available about Freemasonary. A good overview and starting point can be found at:
Family Reunion Activities
Family Reunion Planning Site
Steps to a Successful Family Reunion
Considering a Family Reunion Location
Help with family reunions
Family reunion checklist
The LDS Utah Center
LDS Library Information
LDS Family History Library System