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 This is just the beginning of the links...more will come. However, this list of links will never  be anywhere near as complete as Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet, which is by far the most comprehensive listing of anything and everything to do with online genealogy that you will find anywhere. In any event, I've collected a few items that are of particular interest to our little family and where we come from.

Here are a couple of Czech family research sites that I have found particularly useful:

Free Online Resources

  • The USGenWeb Project
  • FamilySearch.org (The LDS-sponsored site that also includes links to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City as well as a location tool to find the local Family Research Center nearest you. The Mormons have without a doubt the largest collection of genealogy materials in the world that they offer to everyone without any kind of "preaching" to convert to their beliefs. The online searches are free, but there is a minimal fee to request a microfilm be sent to your local FRC. All in all, it's a wonderful resource.)
  • The National Archives (This is a great source of information. The actual records are not kept online, but they offer a catalog and links to help find where the records are located as well as many tips and articles to help get you started.)
  • The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (This site contains scanned immages of thousands of ship manifests listing millions of immigrants. The search function is a bit awkward to use, but this is where I found records of the Lamza's immigration to the U.S.)
  • Galveston Immigration Database at the Texas Seaport Museum (Requires Free Registration) Note: I have yet to find anything useful here about the Lamza line.

Commercial Online Resources

  • Ancestry.com (This is the site I subscribe to, they do a good job of adding new source material on a regular basis. Many (if not most) of the records that the National Archives offers are available to be viewed online. Their searches are getting better all the time.)
  • Genealogy.com (From the makers of Family Tree Maker. I don't subscribe, so I don't have the details.)

Historical Sources

Genealogy Organizations

Software:

  • Legacy Family Tree Software: This is the software I have been using for the past couple of years (I switched over from Family Tree Maker). They recently released Version 6.0. The interface isn't as "pretty" as FTM, but it is extremely powerful and highly customizable and I love it. One of the biggest benefits - it lets you generate web pages that can be posted on your own site (unlike FTM, which only lets you post things on their commercial site). Oh, I almost forgot. They offer a free version that doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but is a GREAT way to get started and try it out before committing to the very reasonable price of the full version.
  • Family Tree Maker: Another good program and still the the big boy on the block.


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