This page contains a selection of links I find useful. There are a zillion websites related to genealogy, and Cyndi’s List has many of them if you’re looking for something that is not here.
Some handy-dandy reference sites to keep near:
- Genetics Home Reference – Your government has already answered many of your questions.
- James Lick’s mtDNA haplogroup utility – Go-to spot to see where you mitochondria fit in the tree.
- Irish Genealogy – Because many of us have some Irish in us.
- National Archives of Norway – the source for Norwegian research.
Here are some other blogs that are worth checking out. I may not agree with all the authors, but that doesn’t matter:
- Your Genetic Genealogist – CeCe Moore is one of the best known “genetic genealogists” around today.
- Genes and Trees – Angie Bush is another well known crossover between genealogy and genetics.
- Yahoo! DNA-NEWBIE list – A place to start.
- The Genetic Genealogist – Blaine Bettinger is yet another well known worker at the intersection of genealogy and genomics.
- Kitty Cooper’s Blog – Kitty is a distant Norwegian cousin. She’s also got lots of stuff about genetic genealogy and Norwegian genealogy.
- Taneya’s Genealogy Blog – Taneya Koonce knows a bit about Southern (that would be US) genealogy and has gone down the DNA path.
- DNA Footprints (The Rose Bush) – Kasandra Rose is an ardent activist for adoptees wishing to use DNA to help them in their searches.
- Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy – Kelly Wheaton has some useful step-by-step guides for newbies.
- GenealogyBlog – Leland & Patty Meitzler compile copious ins and outs of new books and stuff related to getting money out of you, in the name of genealogy.
- Cruwys news – Debbie Kennett stays on top of the UK genealogy scene, with a special interest in DNA in that fair land. She seems especially level headed.
- The Ancestry Insider – If you want to know about what is happening at ancestry.com and FamilySearch, then this a good first stop.
- Genea-Musings – Randy Seaver not only has learned a thing or two about genealogy but he is an advocate for pushing the window on using technology in traditional genealogy circles. See also The Geneaholic.
- Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog – Harold Henderson has local knowledge about those states in fly-over country, in which many of our ancestors settled or passed through.