Books, Tools and Random Stuff

Some books, products and other favorite resources:

(While I always try to use "free stuff," some of the products and services are not free, and I may receive monetary compensation if your click turns into an order)

Geneabloggers is a network of genealogy bloggers. I especially enjoy the weekly "Newly discovered blogs" posts.

Find a Grave is a database of user submitted cemetery, burial info and grave stone photographs.
My Find a Grave profile
Check out my "Virtual Cemeteries"

Search Pamela Schaar Burleson's cemetery records at by entering a surname and clicking search:

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GenealogyBank - a historical newspaper archive. This is a site that I accidentally joined, but was happy I did. Whether or not I renew the subscription depends on how many new newspapers they add.

Enter First Name:
Enter Last Name:
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Don't forget to check Google's historic newspapers first. Although they no longer have the "News Timeline," all the newspapers are still there and searchable. Go to, then click the arrow on the right side of the search box to bring up the advanced search. On the option to choose "date added to Google News," choose "in archive." Once you have conducted a search, click "Free Only" in the left pane.

This is a nice portable scanner for the library or courthouse.


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