If you are looking for lost family members, old past photographs or stories about where your family first settled, then the Internet could help you begin your search as you retrace the footsteps of your ancestors. The Internet has made it easier for beginning and advanced genealogists to build or expand their family tree.
For those who had family that who once traveled Georgia, the Georgia Genealogy website would be useful for beginning a search. Its website holds one of the largest collections of historical digital images for the county of Georgia. There is also a rare selection of books that can be researched online that has access to many old family names who might have once lived in Georgia county. The rare books store information such as old government documents, personal letters and first-hand personal stories with photographs. The Georgia Genealogy website also has some first-time tips for beginning genealogists to use as well. It shares tips about ordering family information and searching for information using church or colonial records. The website a basic free membership and paying memberships for more advanced users.
Genealogists who want access to free tools can visit the US GenWeb Project. It has links to all of the state websites that offer assistance in searching for past family members. There are genealogical links for all of the counties and states in the U.S. The US Gen Web Project website also has several specific projects that can help groups of people find who they are working for. Some of the current projects include the African -American Griots Project, USGenWeb Kidz Project and the Tombstone Transcription Project.
A website that offers plenty of free or low-cost resources is Kindred Trails.com. Some of the resources include free genealogy charts and forms, pedigree charts, downloadable forms and ideas for creating and displaying your family tree. Another resourceful tool of Kindred Trails is the free surname distribution map. It offers details such as the meaning and history of your name, where your family migrated from, civil war information, life expectancy and occupations. For those just getting started, the website offers many useful tools, resources and downloads as you begin your family search.
If your family is thinking about getting out the books and researching their family history, the Internet could be a useful tool to tap into. With links to several online state and county websites, organizational tools and access to photographs and downloads, it can make the hunt for past family members much easier.