19 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The Yahoo! of Genealogy – Cyndi’s List

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the InternetOne woman has taken on the great task of creating a website that holds almost 300K links to genealogy resources. Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites is a free, categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. You will find anything and everything there. What is truly astounding is that Cyndi has been doing this for over a decade and pretty much does it all on her own! I remember when Yahoo! started out and it was basically the same thing – a categorized index of websites. That’s why I like to think of Cyndi’s List as the Yahoo! of Genealogy.

When I started to trace my family tree almost all the searches I did led me to Cyndi’s website. There are sections about every geographical location (including Antarctica!), sections on ethnicities, languages, religions and much, much more. Here are some examples:

Orphans: One of the toughest topics to research in genealogy in my opinion. Cyndi has 151 resources that deal with orphans – all on one page and all broken down into subcategories.

Family Bibles: Always a great place to find unique family information, Cyndi has 171 Family Bible links.

Wills & Probates: There is a lot of information that can be found in these types of sources – Cyndi has 371 links to Wills & Probate resources.

I could go on an on, but you should just check it out for yourself. And if you have a link to add or update, Cyndi has a process for that as well.

Happy researching!

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