01 August 2012

Getting started in family history: Cyndi's List

I was speaking to a neighbour the other day who knows I'm into family history, he even knows about this blog, but finds it too advanced. So this month the blog will include a few short posts on some of the resources old-timers take for granted. They are oldies but goodies -- resources we sometimes overlook as we get enchanted by the next new thing.

Cyndi's List
http://www.cyndislist.com/,with the tag line "Your genealogy starting point for more than 15 years!" is where to go when you find yourself researching an area or topic with which you're unfamiliar. With 189 categories, from Acadians to Writing Your Family History, and 319,675 links, if you can't find something to meet your needs it is indeed your unlucky day.

Cyndi's List also offers a way to keep up with new developments via daily lists of new and updated links at http://www.cyndislist.com/whatsnew/.

If you've just opened up a new family history website register it with Cyndi's List
to let the genealogical world know about it.

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