Internal Links: Sources Created for PGSA
Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions of the beginning researcher
How to Trace Your Family Tree
Suggestions for the beginning researcher
Develop a Research Strategy based on the data you find
Napoleon Ledochowski — A Research Example
Brief guide to getting started in genealogy
Basics of genealogical research; how PGSA can help
Moving On: More Advanced Topics
A potpourri of tips from experienced genealogists
Compiling an Oral Family History
Suggestions for gathering information through interviewing.
A Guide to Cheapskate Copyright Law
A lawyer introduces copyright law, with implications for genealogists.
Primer on Emigration and Immigration
Distinguishes between immigration and emigration; finding ship’s lists and naturalization records.
Military Links and Record Sources
A list of online links to records of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.
EXTERNAL LINKS: Sources Created Outside PGSA
How to Guides
Genealogy Research in the National Archives: Getting Started
The Archives’ guide to researching their holdings, including census, military, and land records, and ships’ lists.
Arkansas Research—and More
Based on Allen’s Beginner’s Guide to Family History Research; useful to anyone, not just Arkansans.
A series of lessons provided by this leader in the field of family research.
Brigham Young University
Access to a variety of free courses, including genealogy, offered through Brigham Young University.
A series of lessons offered online by an experienced genealogists/teacher.
Tutorials from Genealogy.com
Tutorials on a variety of subjects, such as immigration, civil registrations, and research on the Internet.
Genealogy Learning Center
Learn how to find types of records online, then apply to your family.
RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees
Over 30 tutorials, plus information on ethnic communities.
Forms to record research
Family Group Sheet
Family Search (LDS/Mormons)
A variety of forms from FamilySearch.
A variety of forms from RootsWeb.
Family Tree Magazine
A particularly large variety of forms.
Free Genealogy Forms and Charts
Another large variety of forms, including other countries.
LINKS to sources of forms
Family Search (LDS/Mormons)
How to use PAF (Personal Ancestral File), the free software from Family Search.
Family Tree Maker
Introduction to Family Tree Maker; watch for updates.
The Master Genealogist
An anthology of articles on The Master Genealogist software.
The Master Genealogist II
More help with The Master Genealogist software.
Crash course in Polish heraldry
Polish Heraldry and Nobility
A brief introduction
Russian College of Heraldry
An overview of the re-established College.
Titled Families of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
An introduction, with a listing of key names.