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Of course you know how old you are. But wouldn't it be fascinating to find out exactly how old? As in up to the day, hour, minute, or even second? It would be truly special to celebrate your 10,000–day birthday. And imagine the party you'd have in honor of your 1 millionth second on Earth! Well, if you were born in 1986 or so, that moment is almost here, so it's time to start planning! Don't wait for another second—try the age calculator now.
Last Updated: 14 May 2018
To access lessons about doing genealogy research, scroll to the bottom of this web page and type "lessons" (without the quotes) in the search rectangle.
Last Updated: 29 October 2020
This site organizes lists of links by types of records, such as cemetery sites, military, vital records, surname records, newspaper obituaries, and land records. Some web sites are fee-based.
Last Updated: 29 October 2020
This site provides a variety of "how to" guides on topics such as starting research, organization, using wills, researching female ancestors, and library resources. Guides are linked in the middle and right side columns. The site also offers several newsletters.
Last Updated: 23 August 2018
Provides help with writing a family member's biography, organization and computer programs, using vital records, and tips for beginners, among other information. Archived versions from the Internet Archive.
Last Updated: 23 August 2018
Written for the Central Colorado Library System, this site provides gateways to genealogy research, tutorials, and census information, among other help aids.
Last Updated: 23 August 2018
Background Checks.org is operated as a public service to individuals. It is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. It provides free access to safety and security resources, guides, and Open Government from leading experts. No information may be used for any "permitted purpose."
Last Updated: 23 March 2017
This guide provides many practical tips.
Last Updated: 23 August 2018
Genealogical study of your family background and other historical investigations may require reviewing and obtaining birth and death records, other public records and documents, libraries’ and historical societies’ information and naturalization records.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Provides thousands of weblinks that can by searched by locality and types of records
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Scroll down for county links. Research tips and links.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Genealogy Articles, Tips and Research Guides by Joe Beine
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
This magazine maintains the most complete list available on the internet of the newest genealogy record sets from around the world.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Gateway site, organized at the county level by topic.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
Resources for Genealogists: Getting Started, Genealogy Guides, Tools for Genealogists, and More Ways to Learn. These are introductory answers to frequently asked questions about the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and our holdings and services.
Last Updated: 31 March 2017
Last Updated: 29 October 2020
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.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide for books, DVS, and CDs, letting you know what is available and how to locate it. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016