Genealogy Resources

There are many members in a family and each has a rich, wonderful history. The challenge is to locate the stories and information on the members that make up the family.

Tools of the Trade include Lineage Charts, Group Sheets, census forms, logs, and transcript and abstract sheets.  The Lineage Chart is your road map to your direct ancestors.  For each couple on the lineage chart use a Group Sheet to record more information about the make up of your ancestor’s family. 

Free charts and forms can be found Here

Federal Census Records have been taken every ten years since 1790. States have often taken a census when their need arose.  The Federal Census between 1790 and 1840 are head counts that list the name of the head of the household and numbers of people in the household by age.  After the 1840 census, more information is given about each member of the household.

Military and Pension Records often provide a wealth of information. Draft Registration Cards for World War I and World War II have additional information about your ancestor.  Fold3 is a resource but it is by subscription.

Marriage Records can include consent letters, licenses and bonds, and ministers’ returns.

Obituary Records are a record of a person’s death published in newspapers and other publications.   GenealogyBank is a resource but it is by subscription. 

Genealogical Research Toolbox

If a link below is broken, please let me know. 

Chesterfield County, Virginia Links
Chesterfield Historical Society
Chesterfield County Public Library(to get information about the History Room)  (804) 748-1603 (Reference) or (804) 748-1774(Circulation)

Chesterfield County Virginia GenWeb page link 
Jeffrey O’Dell Research Papers Collection
Jeffrey O’Dell Research Papers Outtakes
Contact list for County Clerks – not available at this time

DNA Painter

Cyndi’s ListDARDigital Library – Georgia
Ellis Island Database

Evidence Explained – not available at this time

Family Search (LDS)  

 Find A Grave 

 Free African Americans   Paul Heinegg’s site

 Georgia Gazeteer 1860

GeneabloggersGenealogical Publishing Company (book catalog and information) 

 Genealogy Book Links

  Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA)

  Google Books  (Search Google Books)

Facebook Government & Heritage Library (GHL) (North Carolina)

webpage address:

   How To Scan

   Immigration Information reading the manifest and notations on the manifest

   Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild


   A Resource for Italian Military Records 

Jeffrey O’Dell Research Papers Collection

Jeffrey O’Dell Research Papers Outtakes


Mary Tedesco  Article:

FamilySearch Blogs re Italian Genealogy:


Mail Lists –

Yahoo and Google, Google+ have groups 

PIE – Pointers In Email  (P stands for Pursuing our Italian Names Together)

Trafford Cole author Italian Genealogical Records (How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical & Other Records)

John Coletta  author Finding Italian Roots, They Came in Ships

Sharon DeBartolo Carmack author Italian-American Family History 

Jewish Genealogy:



Calabrian Exchange

Italian Archive in English:

Family Tree Magazine  – links

Italy Magazine

LDS Family Search

Surname Research in Italy:

National Archives for info:

National Archives – charts and forms: