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Searching for your ancestors on the web

First let me say that I have had minimal success searching for my ancestors on the web.  This is probably due my lack on knowledge about my immediate ancestors (beyond my grandfather).  If you are starting out searching for ancestors the closer links are the ones to try to find first. A lot of that information is not on the web, and should not be on the web.  The reason that you don't usually find this kind of information is that the mother's maiden name is used a lot by banks to identify customers.  So I would suggest that when you do collect your information do not publish relatives that are within four or five generations of you.

Start your search with older relatives, and get as much information as you can prior to any web search.  Ask your relatives if there is already a list, like a family bible.  Research the hall of records where your ancestor(s) live(d).  If you are not near the town where your relatives live(d), then the best thing is to plan a trip to go there (No one has as much interest in your information as you do).  Often you may find someone on the web who is doing research in, or near that town who may be willing to lookup some information for you.  Finally the hall or records may also perform some service for a fee. 

With that said, here is my list of genealogy related web pages.  I am placing more emphasis on Gee related resources, but I have a few links of a general nature.


Gee Related Web Pages

Genealogy of the Gee family Mike Gee has done an extraordinary job on this web site.  He has everything from the Gee surname history, Notable Gees and family branches.
Gee Surname Web Resource Center The Primary Goals of this Site:
To list all Gee individuals researching the Gee surname.
To link to all sites of interest to people researching the Gee name.
To collect all information pertaining to this surname.
To provide this information in a format that it can be freely accessed by anyone, any time, from any place. 
its In building this site index it is my hope you will be able to get around my site and quickly find what or whom you are looking for. There and many and varied pages here so I have tried to group them together to make your search easier. 
Deb Smyre's Genealogy Page My Ancestors. My longest direct lines are GEE and MASSENGILL. My adoptive line is WALKER.
The Family History of Ian Stanley Here you can read about my one name study of the Stanley family. This has been ongoing for several years and I welcome your participation. See also some of the research done on some of my other family lines.
Tammy's Place I have been working on my genealogy for about 4 years now, with a lot of help from my Grandmother on the Mumm side and my Aunt Peggy on the Dufur side. I hope my site can be of some help to those of you working on your research.
Burge Family Genealogies Hello and welcome to our web site. We are currently working on the history of our family, and trying to put together the most complete ancestry of our boys, Andrew and Ryan. The information presented here represents many hours of work done by several people, and is intended to be fun and informative for everyone.
Graham and Jill Hadfield - Their Home Page Summaries of the main results of our research into our Family History. Searchable Family History Database.


General Genealogy Web Pages

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet More than 98,000 links! 
89,750 categorized & cross-referenced links
More than 150 categories
Another 8,250+ new, uncategorized links in the works
GENDEX -- WWW Genealogical Index Welcome to the GENDEX WWW Genealogical Index. This server indexes thousands of World Wide Web databases containing genealogical data for over twenty million individuals, and gives you the ability to locate and view data of interest to you on any of these databases, without having to go and visit each of the databases separately.
Online Genealogical Database Index The Online Genealogical Database Index contains links to all known genealogical databases searchable through the Web. It is limited to searchable databases and does NOT include links to sites devoted to a family unless a database is available for searching. Welcome to, the No. 1 Source for Family History Online.  This site provides free and subscription services.
The USGenWeb Project We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.
Helm's Genealogy Toolbox Helm's Genealogy Toolbox premiered on the World Wide Web in February 1995 with a mere 134 links. Now, it includes not only the largest categorized list of genealogical links, it has genealogical software profiles, search engines, digitized images, how-to articles, queries, and genealogical news stories.