Professional Genealogical Sources
How to document and publish genealogy and family history;
listing of scholarly Internet tools, resources and examples.

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 [Books & Materials: Marketplace - Genealogy & Family History]
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 [Business Occupations - Business Resources]
 Calendars & Clocks  |  Citing Sources   |   Copyright, Patents & Trademarks   |  Currency & Money: Weights, Measures & Symbols
 Documentation & Identity Records  How Do I Begin To Document & File Family History?
 Indexers & Genealogists  Relationship Charts
 Research Tools, Articles & Forms  Writing Systems & Handwriting

Collaborative Real-Time Editor -- List of Current Editors: Browser-Based:
Apache Software Foundation: Apache OpenOffice - Free & Open Productivity Suite
Google™ Drive: My Drive - Your Memories, Safe & Secure
LibreOffice Productivity Suite: Free
Download and Install
SkyDrive (
) | Office Web Apps (Office Web Apps):
[Microsoft Excel:
Excel Tutorial - Links - Vertex42 | Excel]

* Becoming a Professional Genealogist (pdf)
  Academic Supervisory Relationship Specialist - Adoption Specialist
  Agency Historian - Archivist - Bibliographer - Biographer - Bookseller
  Building Historian - Business Historian - Columnist - Communicator
  Conference Planner - Consultant - Curator - Digital Preservation Expert
  Documentation Specialist - Editor - Elderly Care Advisor - Ethnic Specialist
  Expert Witness - Family Historian - Family Relationship Expert - Genealogist
  Geneticist - Heritage Specialist - Indexer - Inheritance Researcher - Instructor
  Internet Researcher - Kinship Specialist - Lecturer - Librarian - Lineage Specialist
  Local Historian - Oral Historian - Personal Resource Specialist - Photographer
  Professor - Publisher - Recorder - Rehabilitation Aide - Reference Consultant
  Researcher - Reunion Planner - Social Touring Specialist - Society Historian
  Student - Surname Specialist - Teacher - Tech Expert - Translator - Web Designer
  Webmaster - Writer.
Become a Genealogist - Start a Genealogy Business
    Become a Professional Genealogist.
    Genealogy jobs and volunteer opportunities.
    Search or browse by date, category or location.

Genealogist Career Information
Genealogy as a Career (pdf)
  - Transitional Genealogists Forum
  Help other interested organizations and individuals easily find information
  on current issues in international academic and professional mobility,
  and on procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications.
Forrester Blogs
  Making leaders successful every day
* Infobase
  Global source for the best minds for application consulting,
  technical consulting, outsourcing and engineering services
Knowledge@Wharton High School
  Online journal for students interested in finding out more
  about the world of business.  Explore feature stories about
  teen-run companies and business trends; read articles on
  how the economy works and how careers take shape; listen
  to and view audio and video podcasts spotlighting business’s
  most creative and colorful characters in fields like sports,
  entertainment, retail and hi-tech.
Globalization ‘Defines the Modern World’
Life, Physical & Social Science Occupations
  Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Career Resources | AHA
    Historians as consultants and contractors. (
  - Historians
Survey Researchers

American Society of Genealogists
  Recognition of genealogy as a serious subject of research
  in the historical and social fields of learning.

* Association of Professional Genealogists
* Association of Scottish Genealogists & Researchers in Archives
Board for Certification of Genealogists and Roster
Category:Genealogists - Wikipedia: Thomas Milton Tinney, Sr. - Google+
  - American Genealogists by Source Wikipedia; LLC Books (Paperback)
Cyndi's List - Professionals, Volunteers & Other Research Services
* Directory of Genealogists
* Genealogy Professionals and Genealogist Service Directory - genealogyPro™
Global Alliance of Professional Genealogists
  Specialized family history research assistance.

Global Speakers Federation
Global Speakers Federation Member Associations
National Speakers Association - United States of America
: Speaker - Magazine
SpeakerNet News
Genealogical Speakers Guild
    - GeneaSpeak
Speakerpedia: Encyclopedia of Speakers
Genealogy Speakers

* Great Aunty Alice's Researchers
  Family history researchers based across the UK and around the world.
International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists™
Find an AG® Professional | ICAPGen

Professional Genealogist Finder™
  Genealogy research professional genealogist finder.
ProGenealogists: Genealogy Search Resources
* Society of Australian Genealogists
* USA: Find a "genealogist"; use "genealogists" and "family historian",
  or, other key words, in
Google™ Maps and Yahoo!® Local.

Cyndi's List - Occupations
* Dictionary of Old Occupations - Index
* DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles Index
Guide to the World of Occupations (GWO)
  - Alphabetical List of Occupations
  - Lists of People by Occupation
Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen
  1607-1783 Dictionary
Historical International Classification of Occupations (HISCO)
  Central to history is the world of work in the past. This can be understood
  through an evaluation of occupational activities
, using an occupational
  information system that is both international and historical, simultaneously
  linking to existing classifications used for present-day conditions; thus,
  a combination of various kinds of information on tasks and duties
  in historical settings, as well as images on the history of work.
Collaboratories in Social & Economic History
    - Historical Life Courses
      Large-scale, public databases of life histories from the past.

History Of Work Information System: Links
  Tens of thousands of occupational titles from countries and languages
  around the world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

    Images on the world of work in the past,
    taken from various books and collections.

North American Industry Classification System: NAICS Association - Links
NAICS - SIC updates, manuals, reference files and database enhancements.
Free NAICS & SIC Code Lookup
O*NET OnLine: O*NET Resource Center - Related Sites
  Tool for career exploration and job analysis.
Ranks, Professions, Occupations and Trades
* Vocational Information Center:
  Career and technical education resources.

Management -
Topic Outline of Business Management
* BBB - Better Business Bureau®
  Fairness and Integrity in the marketplace: US and
Canadian BBB®.
  - Identity Theft | Email Scams | Online Privacy & Safety | Microsoft®
Business Owner's Toolkit from BizFilings
  Total know-how for small business and entrepreneurs.
    Business plan software and free sample business plans.
  - Financial and Employment Information
  - Home Business® Magazine
    Work from home.
    Where to start and grow your business.
MLM Genealogy Leads
    New genealogy lists and reports.

Small Business Trends
    Daily updates on trends that influence the global small business market.
U. S. Small Business Administration
Yellow Pages by Superpages®.com (USA)
Conferences and Event Planning: Meeting
    Directory focusing on conferences, conventions, trade shows,
    exhibits, workshops, events and business meetings.
Event Planning
    Find USA wedding hall, party rooms,
    conference rooms, meeting and event space
  - Global Meetings Industry Portal
    Congresses, conferences, conventions, incentives, meetings and special events.
    Search for corporate meeting rooms, event venues and banquet facilities.
* Entrepreneur®: Sitemap & Index
  Business news and Strategy for entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial Resources
  Comprehensive listing of entrepreneurial resources on the Internet.
* Family History Based Education Resources
  Study history's greatest texts as sources of knowledge of leadership
  and find out how to
enable greatness.
globalEDGE - Global Business Knowledge: SiteMap
* Google™ for Entrepreneurs
  You have an idea.  Make it happen.  Discover local programs
  and online resources to launch and scale your business.
Management & Organization Studies Information Resources
Management Information Systems Information Resources
  - Technology & Operations Management Information Resources
  - The Connected Business: How Businesses Use Technology -
* Marketing:
Topic Outline of Marketing
    Advertising agencies, TV commercials, commercial ads and award winning ads.
    Technology foundation for digital advertising.
Google™ Partners - Find a Google™ Partner
Inside Network
    Providing original market research, critical analysis, data services, and news
    on the Facebook® platform, social gaming, and mobile applications ecosystems.

    Marketing tutorials, news, how-to and resources
  - Market Research World:
Market Research Resources & Links
    General information about market research.
Marketing and Advertising
Marketing Strategies & Ideas For Your Business |
  - Portal - Global Marketing
    Marketing, market research, Internet marketing and advertising.
Advertising: Advertising -
Public Relations: Oxford Analytica - International Relations
  - Public Relations Society of America (PRSA):
Site Map
    National and international public relations related online sources.
Global Alliance: PRSA Global Affairs Committee Resources
    - Public Relations Student Society of America

  Small business advice, help starting a business and entrepreneur forum

  Suite of online applications (services), that are free for individuals;
  some organization fees. 
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Educational Exhibits about Time, Clocks, Daylight Saving & Calendars
* Current Time:
Clock - NIST: A Walk Through Time
Official US Time: UTC: Worldwide Day and Night
  - World Clock
  - World Time Server

* General Calendar: Calendar (
Calendar - GeneaWiki)
Calendar Conversion
  Module supports the following calendars:
    Gregorian (current civil), Calendar week (ISO), Julian (old civil),
    Islamic (Moslem), Hebrew (Jew - Jewish), Mayan,
    French Revolutionary, Old Hindu, Achelis', Coptic, Ethiopian,
    Jalaali (incomplete) and Kyureki (Japanese traditional with CE)
Calendar Calendar Links
Calendar Wiki: Calendrical Software
  - Calendar Zone
Calendars Through The Ages | Calendars
  - Calendopaedia - The Encyclopaedia of Calendars
Cyndi's List - Calendars & Dates
Interfaith Calendar for World Religions
Old Style and New Style Dates
* Worldwide History and Social Studies:
  - Timelines, Date Conversions & Period Resources
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Citation Builder

Creates citations for you in APA or MLA format.
Citation Guides - LibGuides at UC Davis
  Library Instruction Services, University Library - University of California, Davis.
* Citations & Style Guides | University of North Texas Libraries
  - APA Style (Sciences)
    Research in linguistics; human, behavioral, social, and political sciences; education;
    computer science and information management; business and management;
    also, environmental and physical sciences.
  - Chicago / Turabian Style (Humanities)
    Academic writing in history, political science, business and the humanities.
  - MLA Style (Humanities)
    Writing about language and literature,
    the arts, the humanities and some sciences.
  Harvard referencing generator
: Harvard APA.
* CiteULike: Everyone's Library
  Free service for managing and discovering scholarly references.
Citing Sources
  Documentation guidelines for citing sources and avoiding plagiarism.

* Cyndi's List - Citing Sources
* EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator
  MLA, APA, Chicago; more citation styles.

Evidence Explained (Book)
  Citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace. 

* Genealogical Proof Standard
* How to Cite Sources
* Internet Citation Guide for Genealogists
* OttoBib
  Automatic Easy Bibliography Generator: MLA, APA, Wikipedia & Bibtex Citations
Professional Genealogy
  Manual for researchers, writers, editors, lecturers and librarians.
Research & Documentation Online 5th Edition
* Research Strategies: Internet Evaluation
Son of Citation Machine™
  Interactive web tool designed to assist high school, college,
  and university students, their teachers, and independent researchers
  in their effort to respect other people's intellectual properties.

Sources, Citations, Documentation & Evaluating Evidence
* Why Bother?
  Value of documentation in family history research.
* Zotero:
standalone [Zotero Documentation]
  Free, easy-to-use tool, inside the web browser itself;
  to help collect, organize, cite and share research sources.
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Copyright - Patent - Trademark
* Copyright Information and International Resources
International Copyright Resources
U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright Renewal Database
Understanding Fair Use | University of Minnesota Libraries
* Intellectual Property:
Directory of Intellectual Property Offices
  Worldwide patent offices, IP organizations, official databases,
  official guidelines, case law databases, IP courts, etc.

World Intellectual Property Organization: Member States
    Essential information on intellectual property by means
    of individual country profiles.  References to creations
    of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols,
    names, images and designs used in commerce.

Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets Worldwide
Delphion Research Intellectual Property Network
    International and US patent search database, with
free basic search.

  - Google™ Search Patents
Intellogist: Resource Finder - Patent Searching - Trademark Resources
    Patent search questions.  Expert answers.
ipHandbook of Best Practices
Patent & Trademark Information
- Patent Searching Database
™Web and Thomson CompuMark - Global
    Search, registration, global trademark and brand protection.

  - United States Patent & Trademark Office

Patent law | Patent Search | Historic Patents

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NUMISMATICS: Portal:Numismatics
* Collection of Useful Numismatic List of Starting Points
Currency & Banking
    - The Universal Currency Converter™
fxHistory® Classic | OANDA®
Historical Exchange Rates | OANDA®
    - Inflation Calculator
  - Money (
"money"): History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Ancient Coins: Roman, Greek, Byzantine and Celtic
      Numismatic reference for attribution and values
    - Banknote World - Paper Money Collecter
      Offers images and information on tens of thousands of past and present notes.
      Find specific issues using the Search fields, or explore notes
      from all over the globe by clicking the geographic links.
    - Coin and Conscience - Baker Library Historical Collections
      Popular views of money, credit and speculation.
Current Value of Old Money
      How much would a specified amount of money
      at a certain period of time be worth today?
Cyndi's List - Money
Historical: American Currency Exhibit
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit online.
Measuring Worth
      Relative worth calculators and data sets.
    - Paper Money & Bank Note WWW Directory
* Organizations:
American Numismatic Association: American Numismatic Society
    - Online Resources
Royal Numismatic Society:

WEIGHTS, MEASURES and SYMBOLS: Units of Measurement and Symbol
Cyndi's List - Weights & Measures
Dictionary of Units
  - How Many?  A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
NIST: Weights and Measures
    National Institute of Standards and Technology;
    USA Weights and Measures Division.
    Online encyclopedia that contains everything about symbols, signs,
    flags and glyphs arranged by categories such as culture, country, religion, etc.
  - World Weights and Measures
    Past and present, units and systems of units, indexes and scales.
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* Ancestor Roots Information: Inheritance - Vital Records: A to Z Country Index
  OneSource Genealogy and Family History Searchable Databases.
  - Church Institutional - Historical Resources and Records
    - Religious Denominations
Cyndi's List - Genealogy Standards & Guidelines
Cyndi's List - Primary Sources
  - Driver's License
  - Identity Document:
List of National Identity Card Policies by Country
  - Newspapers
  - Notary Public & Civil Law Notary
  - Passport
  - Tax & Taxation
  - Voting & Voting Registers
Association for Documentary Editing: Resources
  Links to the practice of publishing collections of writings, letters, and/or speeches.
GeneaWiki (fr): articles en français
Portail:Sources généalogiques
  Find offline genealogy records
and documents.
* Manuscript Sources for Genealogists: Manuscript Archives
Northwestern University: Libraries
  - Google™ Custom Search
    Non-governmental organizations search.
Government Information
List of Foreign Governments
    - List of IGOs: Intergovernmental Organizations
International Resources by Region
International Resources by Theme
Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization
    - UNPO Members
  European public records and legal system.
  Public records directory; free court, criminal,
  property, business, birth, death and marriage records.
Universitetet i Tromsø: Historical Microdata around the World
* USA: Identity Documents in the United States
Public Record™
  - Public Record Research Library (BRB Publications)
Free public record sites.  Major United States federal, state and county
    public record research guides and information manuals that explain
    how to use effectively the available databases.
  - Public Records Search:
    Encyclopedia of official state and county public records,
    with review and publication of user-contributed resources.
Birth Records
    - Cemetery Records
    - Census Records
    - Court Records
    - Criminal Records
    - Death Records
    - Divorce Records
    - Genealogy Records
    - Marriage Records
    - Obituaries
    - Public Records
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TheAlphaIndex - Internet Web Indexing A To Z
Indexing Associations
  Professional indexing, classification and cataloguing associations.

  - American Society For Indexing: A – Z Index -
Special Interest Groups
A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Professional Organizations: Indexing Associations
      - Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers Inc
Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers
China Society of Indexers
      - German Network of Indexers
Indexing Society of Canada
      - Netherlands Indexing Network
      - Society of Indexers (British - Irish)
  - A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Indexers Available Online Directory
* PROJECTS - Genealogy and Family History:
FamilySearch Indexing: FamilySearch Indexing
    Preserving Family Heritage: Join thousands of other volunteers who are finding
    and preserving worldwide family history; free worldwide access to the indexes.
    - FamilySearch™ Indexing: Partner Projects
      Free family history and genealogy records
  - Open Source Indexing
    Build a tool that can be used by libraries, archives, museums, historical sites,
    genealogy and heritage societies to run and control their own indexing projects.
Transcribing, Abstracting, Extracting & Indexing
World Archives Project -
Free historical record collections with searchable record indexes.
    Periodical devoted specifically to all aspects of indexing.
ipl2: Information You Can Trust
    Example of Internet indexing resource.
List and Index Society
    Serving and representing the British historical community

School of Library, Archival and Information Studies - UBC
    - Indexing Resources on the WWW
      Supporting working professionals.
Archival Indexing
Back-of-the-Book Indexing
Database Indexing

        Controlled  vocabularies and thesauri.
Indexers and Indexing
Indexing Special Formats
      - WWW Indexing
Indexing Software
Indexing Software Vendors
* WEB (WWW - INTERNET): Index (Search Engine) - Web Indexing
GenDex Network
    Genealogical index searches for persons in family trees on the internet.
HTML Indexer™: Site Index

    Professional's tool for creating and maintaining real indexes for web sites,
    intranets, HTML Help, JavaHelp and other HTML documents.

Indexing the WWW
Creating a public Internet index.
Swish-e: Download Information
    Fast, flexible, and free open source system for
    indexing collections of web pages or other files.

  - Web Indexing SIG
    - Resources for Indexers on Web Indexing

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* Ahnentafel Charts
* Cousin
Cyndi's List - Cousins & Kinship
Free Genealogy Charts
* Genealogical Charts & Family Trees Online

Kinship: Kinship Glossary: Symbols, Terms & Concepts (archived)
Kinship Degree Systems
  - Systematic Kinship Terminologies
Martha Stewart: Scrapbooking and Memorykeeping Crafts (Pinterest)
  - Make a Family Tree - Birds of a Feather, Etc.
    Different types of creative family trees.
* Pedigree & Lineage Networking: Family Trees
Tree Seek
  Create a quality family history chart, using the unverified data from
  FamilySearch.  Validate all charts created quickly with your mouse.

WayBack . Family Ties | PBS KIDS GO!
Grow A Tree
    Online and downloadable versions.
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BBC - Family History - Record Sheets
* BYU Family History Library: Print Forms & Research Helps
Charts for Reference in Genealogy Research
* Cyndi's List - Supplies, Charts, Forms, Etc.
* Family History Research Wiki - Tools | Organize Your Genealogy
Family Tree Magazine - Free Forms
* Foreign Languages: Translations & Translators
* Free Family Tree Template | Printable Blank Family Tree Chart
* Genealogical Tool Kit
  Tools for that important research trip when visiting archives, libraries & town halls.
Genealogy Toolbox - Genealogy Research Sources Checklist

Glossary: Portal:Contents/Glossaries
  - Dictionary of Genealogy & Archaic Terms
  - Encyclopedia of Genealogy
A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z É

Genealogy Encyclopedia :: Genealogy Inc.
      Terminology and meanings of genealogical terms.
  - Genealogy Quest: Glossaries
  - Glossary
A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Glossary of Genealogical Terms
A B C D E F G H  I  J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  - The TAO of Topic Maps

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Historical records appear immediately after the appearance of writing, in all socially
connected societies, since the time of Adam and Eve.  Oral history derives from area
geographical population "islands", devoid of advanced civilization, both in ancient
and modern times.  When oral history is later recorded, the "oral history" is no longer
"oral history", but established tradition handed down from generation to generation.
All "preliterate societies" are actually branches, (oral societies are then "post literate"
societies), the linguistic degenerated sub sets of older civilizations from which they
came or out migrated, due to wars and other contentions (from Egypt, Mesopotamia,
China, the Hebrew Biblical ancestry, etc.).  Modern genealogical research findings
reveal a similar pattern wherein approximately one-third of the world's secluded
populations are illiterate.

The nature and history of human language, by definition, requires the subject
to be limited to records produced by humans; i.e., the preserved genealogies
and associated documents, rather than modern speculative theories.  The basic
thrust of all primary ancient centers of civilization has recognition of religious
authority and ethical lessons, associated with administrative secular documents.
History is properly concerned with causality, or why a certain outcome happened
and how it is linked to earlier events.  History teaches that the world's writing systems
have not been independent of immediate, ongoing, factual group conflicts that create
generational illiteracy, unconnected to any linguistic epochs.  The kept, handed down
genealogical pedigrees, fragmented and incomplete, show language corruption that
began in the 2944 - 1994 B.C. time period, altered through group regional population
movements and the subsequent family group isolation, in dynastic genealogies.

World's largest and most comprehensive directory and search engine
  for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms on the Internet.
Abbreviations & Acronyms for Genealogy

Genealogy Abbreviations
* English and Literature: Reference Writing
  Includes book sources, dictionaries information, English studies,
  foreign languages, grammar, literary resources, reading and writing data.
* HANDWRITING: Palaeography
  - Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
    - Script, Image and the Culture of Writing in the Ancient World
Cyndi's List - Handwriting & Script
  - Cynscribe: Calligraphy Directory

    Art of fine handwriting and penmanship.
  - Deciphering Old Handwriting
  - English Handwriting 1500 - 1700
Examples of Old Handwriting
Guidelines for Reading Old Documents
How To Read A 200-Year-Old Document and Other FAQs
List of Languages by First Written Accounts

  - Medieval Writing: History, Heritage and Data Resource
Palaeography: Palaeography Tutorial (How to read old handwriting)
InScribe: Palaeography learning materials (free course)
      Free course from the Institute of Historical Research.

  - Reading Early American Handwriting (Book)
  - Script Tutorials
    Paleography, old documents, and family history research.
    Languages: English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
  - Scriptorium | English Handwriting
* How Do I Begin To Document & File Family History?  An Introduction

* ISFHWE - International Society of Family History Writers & Editors
  - Family History Writers - Google+
* List of Languages by Writing System
* Technology Of Writing
* Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians
  General introduction to Web content creation.
* Writing Systems and Manuscripts

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