Here is a list of 27 Colonial-era newspapers available online. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “27 Colonial Newspapers to Trace Your Early American Ancestry.”

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This image shows the original homes of the Pilgrims in England before coming to America. John Carver was a passenger of the Mayflower in 1620. Carver is said to have written the Mayflower Compact, and was its first signer as well as the first governor of the new colony. Another famous Pilgrim is William Bradford. He also signed the Mayflower compact and served as governor. #colonies #famousPilgrims #history

"Genealogy in Time" has published a top 100 list of genealogy websites. Pictured here is an excerpt of that list. Also check out AmericourtPride .us and LegacyStories .com

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Free Genealogy Tools Looking for your ancestors? Here are the best *free* family history tools that the web has to offer. Search US and international records, at no cost.

In Search of Your German Roots: Research your German ancestry and family tree. Readers can navigate searches based on last name, region of US settlement, and the areas in Germany or European German settlements where their family originated. #German #Germany #Ancestry #Genealogy #familyhistory #heritage

100,000 Family History Books now Online - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

The best introduction to using the Internet to search for your ancestors! Quillen's Essentials of Genealogy series examines one topic per book so you can really go in-depth in the search for your ancestors. Mastering Online Genealogy covers the use of computers and the Internet to successfully do your own genealogical research.

3rd article in a series: Have you ever found a female family member on the 1880 Census and wanted to trace them forward to learn more? There is a challenge between 1880 and 1900 because the 1890 US Census was almost completely destroyed leaving a 20 year gap between 1880 and the next complete census in 1900; the challenge is greater if you do not know the married name. #genealogy

American Colonies pre-Revolution

If you are exploring your ancestry all the way back to the Colonial period in U.S. history, this Infographic will help—providing a timeline and facts to help you better understand the times your ancestors lived in. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic.”

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Directory of newspapers online by state

Top 50 Genealogy Websites

Oh my gosh! This is the exact one that my Gran had (and I have now). I haven't seen another one like it until now.

"The Library of Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications. The Library's genealogy collection began as early as 1815 with the purchase of Thomas Jefferson's library."

Golden Rules of Genealogy - I came across this neat graphic on the Got Genealogy? FB page. A simple summary of some “Golden Rules of Genealogy.” on the National Genealogical Society blog. Editor’s Note: the graphic contains a statement “You have our permission to use/publish these Golden Rules as much as you like. Just give us credit for them, okay?”

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The Online Historical Directories Site: city, county, rural, business, Masonic, and other historical directories transcribed or digitized online at free and subscription sites. #genealogy