Genealogy Trails History Group
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.
~ We're all Volunteers ~
~ We provide server space to our volunteers to display their county websites under our domain name. The volunteer chooses what data to display on their sites. ~
~ We're completely independent - no big corporation tells us what to do ~
~ We do not accept advertising. NO BANNERS or POP-UPs ALLOWED! ~
~ We're pretty much insane about transcribing data (we don't want to post scanned images!!!)
~ We do NOT write the history, we just transcribe it ~
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.
for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are
interested in helping to keep Genealogy Free.
If you are interested in hosting a website,
view our Volunteer Page for further information.
And now for the sad part:
We regret that we have
no time to
perform personal research for anyone.
We're too busy transcribing data to stop and do research for folks!
If you would like to be kept
informed of our state and county website updates,
Subscribe to our MAILING LISTS
and check out our
DATA ON THIS NATIONAL SITE
Unlike other genealogy projects, this national site has data on it.
These are more general topics -- for specific state data,
you'll want to visit our state sites from where you can access the county data.
NOTE: For Obituary Submissions:
Do not take data from funeral home sites to submit to our volunteers unless the obituary is for your family and someone from your family wrote it.
RECENT DATA ADDITIONS
TO THIS MAIN SITE
Indexed under MILITARY:
Revolutionary War Pensioners in 1813
Pensioners on the Rolls as of Jan 1, 1883
Soldiers who received Military
Headstones from the Government
160,000 names of soldiers.
Burial Places of Rev. War Soldiers
Distinguished Cadets of the
Graduating Class of 1956 US Military Academy
Report of Deaths of Active and Retired
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
Obit of Mrs. Hoover
Obit of Mrs. James Polk
Biographies of Presidents Grant, Garfield, Cleveland and his wife
Timeline of Abraham Lincoln's Life
and African-American Data
Lynchings from January to June, 1903
Biography of Frederick Douglass
1811 German Coast (Louisiana) Revolt
Facts and History - 1920's
Indexed Under HISTORICAL DATA:
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:
Beginning Your Family History
Common Terms in Estate Records
Common Terms in Legal 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
State Archives and Historical society websites
Indexed Under Native American
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
Indexed Under EVENTS:
Events of 1875
Car of Commerce Steamboat Disaster, 1828
Events of 1894
Greatest Maritime Ship Disasters
since March 8, 2006
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Genealogy in Time
ranks us as the 48th most popular genealogy site WORLD-WIDE in 2016
ProGenealogists Ranked us as #15 on their Top 50 Most Popular U.S. Genealogy Websites in 2014
(and then ancestrydotcom bought them and that was the end of yet another free, unbiased website.)
Genealogy Trails provides webspace to our volunteers for their county sites and those volunteers are responsible for the content they place on their sites with us.
The domain owner, Kim Torp, is responsible for maintaining this main national site and is responsible for that data, as well as for the data on her own county sites within various states.
The data you find on our sites is free to copy to your computer or print out for PERSONAL USE ONLY. "Personal use" DOES include privately sharing data you found on our sites with other family members.
Please respect the transcribing work our volunteers have done and do NOT take ANY data and send it to, copy it to or place on any website, especially for-profit sites (which includes Findagrave, due to its affiliation with ancestrydot com.).