Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cyndi's List


 www.cyndislist.com

When I first started researching many years ago, Cyndi's list was one of my most frequently visited websites.  If I wanted to know where to look for information, then her website would guide me in the right direction.

There are now over 320,000 genealogy related links on her website, which is free to use.  It is very important to spend time browsing the categories and to open every link in a new tab.
"I find that often people just automatically use the search engine on the site and don't explore the categories and sub-categories. I have had feedback from people telling me that they learn about new record types, new sources, and new ideas just by browsing." Cyndi Howells
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My theme in the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge is my favourite websites for family history research.

18 comments:

  1. I'll definitely have to check that out. Thanks.

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    1. Cyndi has done an amazing job of updating and gathering links. I hope that you find something new.

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  2. You visited me yesterday and I asked to see a picture of the walking stick from the battle above the clouds. I found one and posted it....on the B letter day. I am a big history searcher so thank you for Cyndi's list today. I am always looking for cool websites.

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    1. Fantastic. Thank you. I will be back shortly to take a look.

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  3. I don't think I ever browsed. Sounds like a good idea.

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    1. It was so helpful to me when I was starting out and I often head back to Cyndi's list to locate alternate sources to look for information.

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  4. What a great resource! I've left genealogical research to my elders mostly, but one day--when there's a little less crazy (meaning the littles have all moved out), I'm going to be on this bandwagon.

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    1. Try and record the memories of your relatives as soon as you can, before it is too late!

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  5. Great tip. Have never heard of this site. Thanks!!

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    1. I hope that you find something new Sharon.

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  6. What a lovely shout out to a great site! Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Good luck with the challenge!
    My best,
    Terri

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Terri and good luck to you too.

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  7. We have two members in our family who keep all the records and research on ancestry.com. I'm going to pass this information on. Thanks for sharing.

    Chontali Kirk
    chontalikirk.blogspot.com

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    1. It is an amazing site, which just keeps getting better and better.

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    1. I should have included Coraweb too.

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  9. Sharon, thank you so much for supporting Cyndi's List! CL is now 17 years old and still free for everyone to use. I intend for it to be a jumping off point for genealogical research. Thanks again!
    Cyndi

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    1. You are most welcome and THANK YOU for helping me and so many others with our research.

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