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Previous Meetings -- November 2006

 

 

November 2006 

Ron Arons 

The Internet beyond JewishGen & Steve Morse

 

 

JewishGen and Steve Morse’s website provide the Jewish genealogist with fantastic tools to help with your research. But there is so much more. Ron Aron’s presentation demonstrated other "best bet" websites that allow you to find many other materials online, including historical documents, newspapers and articles, living people, maps and photos, foreign language translators and aids, and more. Ron provided numerous examples of how the Internet has worked for him.

 

Ron provided a list of the websites he demonstrated and more websites he has used. This list is copied below.

 

Ron spent a good deal of his time explaining how to find both living and deceased people. Ron used an example from his experience to humorously demonstrate finding himself. Ron read an article about some very sophisticated technology that he thought the US Armed Forces could apply in Iraq. He wrote to (former) Defense Secretary Rumsfeld about this technology and signed his email indicating he was a Princeton University graduate just like Secretary Rumsfeld. In response, he received an email from a Rumsfeld staffer asking for Ron’s mailing address. Ron used many websites cited in his list to track himself down. Ron wondered why a sophisticated organization like the Defense Department could not use Internet tools available to all of us to find him.

 

 

The Internet Beyond JewishGen & Steve Morse’s Website

Presented to Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia November 13, 2006

Ron Arons, reaxprs@ix.netcom.com

 

Genealogy Tutorials & Link Sites

www.cyndislist.com

www.jewishgen.org (FAQs)

www.familysearch.org (Research Guides)

www.ancestry.com

www.genealogy.com

www.myheritage.com

 

US Federal & NY Censuses

HeritageQuest via NYGBS (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org )

www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org

www.ancestry.com

www.stevemorse.org

www.familysearch.org

 

Immigration & Naturalization

www.stevemorse.org (NY, Phil, Boston, Baltimore, Galveston,, Philadelphia, San Francisco Passenger Lists)

www.stevemorse.org (NYC Naturalizations)

www.hamburg.de  (Hamburg Passenger Ship Lists)

www.schiffslisten.de (Bremen Passenger Ship Lists)

www.genealogy.com (Russians to America)

 

Old City Directories

www.uscitydirectories.com

www.GRAonline.com

 

Records in the Old Country

www.jewishgen.org

www.rtrfoundation.org (Miriam Weiner’s site)

http://www.archiwa.gov.pl  (Polish State Archives)

 

Newspapers

www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org (NY Times via ProQuest)

www.godfrey.org (NY Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Wash Post, Miami Herald, Boston Herald, Atlanta Constitution via Proquest)

www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/ (New York State History Project)

www.NewspaperArchive.com (via Godfrey Library)

www.ObitsArchive.com ($$$)

NewsBank Obits (via Godfrey Library)

www.ancestry.com

www.loc.gov

www.nypl.org

 

People Finders

www.infospace.com

www.intelius.com

www.knowx.com

www.ussearch.com

www.people-finders.ws

www.zabasearch.com

www.lookupusa.com

www.findusa.com (No longer available via Godfrey Library)

www.teldir.com (Int’l telephone directories)

www.NumberWay.com (Int’l telephone directories)

www.192.com (UK telephone numbers & voter registration list)

 

Professional Directories

-                      Attorneys:

o       www.martindale.com

o       www.findlaw.com

o       www.searchsystems.net  (Links to state Bar associations)

o       State client protection fund websites

-                      Doctors:

o       http://webapps.ama-assn.org/doctorfinder/ (AMA website)

o       www.healthgrades.com

o       State medical boards

-                      Dentists:

o       http://www.ada.org/public/directory/index.asp

o       www.doctoroogle.com

-                      Stockbrokers:

o       www.nasd.com

-                      Other Professions & Trades:

o       www.searchsystems.net

 

Other People Finders:

www.classmates.com

www.weddingchannel.com

www.stevemorse.org (finding couples)

 

Current Maps, Directions, Photos

www.mapquest.com

maps.google.com

maps.yahoo.com

www.expedia.com

http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/mp/Portal.do (NYC Map Portal)

www.hopstop.com (subway & bus directions for NYC, elsewhere)

www.multimap.com (Int’l)

Earth.google.com

Local.live.com (Microsoft’s new worldwide mapping facility)

images.google.com

www.loc.gov

www.traffic.com

www.propertyshark.com

 

Old Maps & Photos

www.feefhs.org

www.bklyn-genealog-info.com

www.avotaynu.com/maps.htm

www.avotaynu.com/postcards

www.generationspress.com

www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk

sanborn.umi.com

www.oldyorklibrary.org  (Postcards with photos of old New York)

www.davidrumsey.com

 

Languages & Translation Aids

Babelfish.altavista.com

www.YourDictionary.com  (Links for many languages)

www.leo.org    English German

www.poltran.com

www.translate.ru

www.ectaco.com/online-dictionary/  (Yiddish, many other languages)

www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com

www.stevemorse.org

JewishGen’s ViewMate facility

 

Finding Books (Old & New)

www.bookfinder.com

www.alibris.com

www.bibliofind.com

www.abebooks.com

 

Other:

www.ebay.com

www.google.com

www.grokker.com (Graphical representation of Yahoo search results)

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/rambi/  (RAMBI – Index of articles on Jewish studies)

www.frappr.com (Building your own family community online)

 

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