Resources: Etc

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Links  to useful resources I have found in my family history research and blog preparation that don't really fit on the country specific pages 
will be listed on this page (so as not to lose track of something helpful). Hope you find  something to help you, too.


TOOLS
U.S. Census Instructions
Index of U.S. Census Questions
Blank Census Forms (U.S., U.K., Can.)

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms
Historylines.com, a new tool for genealogists and family historians launched this week. It helps you build a life sketch about your ancestor. 
Genealogical & Historical Groups/Pages on Facebook (list of over 3000 with links, created by Katherine R. Willson)
Geneabloggers.com  huge directory of over 3000 genealogy and family history blogs and a way to search all 3000 at once
Rootsweb huge free genealogical community, with lots of information and message boards
One Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse - "This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites."
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO)
A Transcription Toolbox by Worldwide Genealogy blog  – fascinating blog post with links to resources to help us figure out medieval handwriting, Scottish handwriting, etc.; an online Latin dictionary, and other transcription tools

List of Genealogical Societies in the Federation of Genealogical Societies  and their websites and contact info; 438 of them.
YouTube.com
Checklist - 77 places to look for family history information
PDF2JPG.net - PDF to JPG free online converter

HOW TO
How to Locate Free Case Law on the Internet
How To Use Evernote For Genealogical Research
Using Ancestry.com like a Pro
How to Successfully Use Chronicling America
Hot Tips on How to Use Google for Genealogy Searches by Genealogy In Time Magazine – long article, helpful explanations
My Cheat Sheet for Genealogy Boolean Searches from the On Granny’s Trail 

ODDMENTS
Your Family Past, Present, & Future, by Tim Urban on the 'Wait, But Why' blog - just fascinating!
Historic Asylums (U.S,. with links)
Women And The Insane Asylum


IMAGES - for blog
Creative Commons Search
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection - 55,000 18th and 19th century maps and images available under creative commons license
Library of Congress - Maps
OpenPhoto.net - photographers offer their images free of charge under terms of Creative Commons licensing
Photopin.com - free photos for bloggers and creatives, under creative commons license. My favorite.
Pixabay.com - a repository for public domain pictures: free vectors, free drawings and free photos. Any Pixabay image can be used without attribution in digital and printed forms.
The British Museum Library images on Flickr - release of millions of images to the public domain
Flickr: The Commons – List of Participating Institutions [click on each institutions’ icon to get to their collection] hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives, with no known copyright restrictions. Includes images from Internet Archive Book Images; Museums from Great Britain, France, Finland, Sweden, Finland, Australia, USA, Mennonites, Ireland, NASA, Scotland, etc.; the Law Society of Upper Canada, etc.

COPYRIGHT -U.S.A.
Copyright and Plagiarism, Olive Tree Genealogy blog
Copyright Fundamentals for Genealogy, by Mike Goad
Copyright and the old family photo, The Legal Genealogist blog
Copyright and the Photo Negatives  the Legal Genealogist’s blog
Copyright and the sale of rights, the Legal Genealogist blog
Awesome images; Copyright free, the Legal Genealogist blog
Copyright and the Quilt, the Legal Genealogist blog
What You Should Know About Copyright and Genealogy, by Thomas MacEntee
Resources on Blog Copyright and Content Theft, collected by Thomas MacEntee
Can A copy of a public domain document be copyrighted?, Genealogy Star blog




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