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Personal Essay: Information Resources
Ancestry (K-12 edition)
This will be the best resource for tracking down your family tree. Please note that Ancestry can only be used in school, you won't be able to access the site from home.
Climb Your Family Tree
Search through historical records, census data, and more to find your ancestors. Note: this site requires you to create a free account
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This resource can only be accessed at school.
Free family history and genealogy site
Requires a free BPL account. See Ms. Forfa for help accessing this resource.
Search newspaper archives from across the country to find articles about your relatives! This resource can only be accessed in school.
United States Census Bureau- Genealogy Page
Search portions of the census from past years
US Census Records :1940
Complete records from the 1940 census- this is the most recent census to be made publicly available.
Template for Family Tree
Use this sheet to track names of family members as you find them.
Countries of Origin
Online encyclopedia providing basic information about countries
Research in Context
Use this database to find reference articles, maps, and more relating to your family's country or countries of origin.
Coat of Arms and Family Crest Search
International Heraldry and Heralds
Family Traditions: The Ties That Bind
Background information on the importance and meaning of family traditions
Research in Context
InfoTrac Student Edition
Meaning of First Names/Surnames
CT State Library List of 18th and 19th Century American Nicknames
Forebears- Surname Meanings
The Internet Surname Database
Last Name Meanings (from Ancestry.com)
Behind the Name: the Etymology and History of First Names
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