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Researching Families at genealogytrails.com

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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.

We started out way back in March 2000 by providing data for the state of Illinois and expanded to cover the other states in March of 2006. Since then, we've been very pleased to welcome the many new hosts who have joined our original Illinois volunteers, and to continue to bring free transcribed data to our websites.
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Project Start Date
March 1, 2006



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With all the changes going on in the genealogical world, we feel it's important to state that
Genealogy Trails is an independent group of volunteers. We are not affiliated with any for-profit company, nor do we have any intention of ever affiliating with one (yes, we've been asked). Our volunteers made the decision at our group's beginnings to fund and support our group's needs themselves and that's what we have every intention of continuing to do.

Be assured that the data you contribute to our websites will remain free on our sites for all researchers' use, now and in the future.

We welcome your feedback and
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Keeping Genealogy Free at Genealogy Trails

How are we different from other online projects?
Our hosts are required to add data to their sites, so you won't see hosted sites that sit for years and years with no changes. As for our unhosted sites, our group works as a team to add data to them on a rotating schedule. So even though a site doesn't have its own host, it will still get data added to it... just not on as regular a schedule as our hosted sites.

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping to keep Genealogy Free.

If you are interested in joining our group,
view our
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If you do not feel you have the webpage skills to adopt a county as its host,
consider joining our
Transcription Team.
No commitments, no special skills needed other than accurate typing :-)


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perform personal research for anyone.

We're getting hundreds of emails a day, so we're sorry, but
requests for research help will not be responded to.
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NOTE: For Obituary Submissions:
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This includes funeral home sites... unless the obituary is for your family and/or someone from your family wrote it.
If that's not the case, don't copy other sites' data to submit to us.
Thank you for helping us to stay on the right side of the copyright laws!

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Unlike other online genealogy projects, we have data on this main site,
though these topics are usually broader in scope.
Click any of the buttons below to view the data available here...

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historical Events

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If you're looking for specific states and county data, click any of the states on the left side bar to go visit those websites.
From the state sites, you'll be able to navigate to our county sites.
 

Welcome to our Newest Hosts:


Mary Dutcher - Grant Co, WI

Phillip Pitzer - Reno Co, KS

Helen McKnight - Cochran Co, TX

Rick Evans - Crawford Co, KS

Tammy Clark - Northumberland Co, PA

Julie Schadek - Osborne Co, KS

April James - Tallapoosa Co, AL

Susan Rogers - DeWitt Co, IL

Christi Boyer - Clay co, MO

Betsy Lusby - Richmond Co, VA

Sally Hammond - Putnam Co, IN

Debbie Oberst - Dyer Co, TN

Fred Coleman - Steele County, ND

Rachael Hudnall - LaSalle parish, LA

Sue Ann McKnight - Cullman Co, Ala

Tammie Rudder -
Halifax Co, VA

Diana Wingerter -
Medina Co, TX

Candace Reed -
Wyoming Co, WV



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 RECENT DATA ADDITIONS ON OUR MAIN SITE

Indexed under MILITARY:

  
Names of Soldiers who received Military Headstones from the Government
All done! Over 160,000 names of soldiers.

Burial Places of Rev. War Soldiers

List of Distinguished Cadets of the Graduating Class of 1956 US Military Academy

Report of Deaths of Active and Retired Military Personnel

Muster roll of the Brig "General Armstrong" in 1814

Military Obituaries, from 1899

Ladies of the GAR

Miscellaneous Military News from 1900

Battle at Blue Licks, KY - last battle of the Rev. War

List of Union Prisoners at Richmond, Sept. 1861

Casualties of Battle of the Little Big Horn

Widows still alive in 1922

Mexican War Veterans still alive in 1922



Indexed On President's page:

Obit of Mrs. Hoover
Obit of Mrs. James Polk

Biographies of Presidents Grant, Garfield, Cleveland and his wife Frances Cleveland

Timeline of
Abraham Lincoln's Life


Slavery and African-American Data

Lynchings from January to June, 1903

Biography of
Frederick Douglass

HEROES
1811 German Coast (Louisiana) Revolt
African American Facts and History
- 1920's

Indexed Under
EVENTS:
Events of 1875
Car of Commerce Steamboat Disaster, 1828
Events of 1894
Snowstorms of the Past
Greatest Maritime Ship Disasters

Indexed Under HISTORICAL DATA:

1850 Gazetteer
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer - COMPLETE!
Description of the United States in 1850 -- States, counties, cities/towns, post offices

Heirloom Recipes from around the Country

Chuck Wagon Recipes

Names of Fame in Framing America:
Obituary of Susan B. Anthony
Biography of Daniel Boone
Biographies of the Men who signed the Declaration of Independence



Indexed Under Miscellaneous Data:

Common Terms in Estate Records
Common Terms in Legal Records
Genealogy Dictionary
Dating Tombstones
How to Read Land Records


Indexed Under State Data

Prisoners of Alcatraz
Prisoners of Leavenworth

Newspaper Items concerning Rivers/Boats

Biography of Pioneer Stagecoach and Rail man Capt. Silas St. John

1850 Gazetteer

State Archives and Historical society websites


Indexed Under Native American Data


Trail of Tears Data

Indian Raids in Lincoln County, Kansas

Indian Traders at Pittsburg in July 1760

Obituaries and Death Notices - Death of Lyncoya Jackson

Newspaper Stories on Cherokees and Creek Nation

 

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