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Rumen-ations from the Southwest

Genealogy Research Links


NEW!  A Guide to Researching the History of a House

Thanks to Charlene at the Hampton, New Hampshire Public Library for the tip!

Pima County Library Online (E-Library):

Genealogy: Links to 7 genealogy resources
Full issues of Time magazine back to 1923
A-Z listing of electronic resources

Reference USA – Business Development & Directory
Reference Shelf: Britannica, World Almanac

Library of Congress Chronicling America:
Good source for weather, gossip, hotel registry, public announcements & more

The People History: Popular history for specific decades and years, including such things as the price of gas, popular songs, home prices, etc.


Public Profiler: (English, Scottish, and Irish names in the U.K. in 1881 and 1998

The USGenWeb Project:
This is a free site, and there is a section on nearly every county in the United States. These are maintained by volunteers and often contain information unavailable from other sources, as well as links to other helpful sites.

Time and Date:
Weekday Calculator:
What day of the week was it?

Baby Name Wizard:
Click on Name Voyager to see a graph of the frequency of a particular name from the 1880’s forward. (You may have to sign up at some point.)

Google Earth:


Wikimedia Commons:

The Tornado Project:

e-Bay Look for books, photographs, counties

Books and Videos

Julia Cameron: The Artist’s Way, a Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

James A. Owen: Drawing Out the Dragons: A Meditation on Art, Destiny, and the Power of Choice

Neil Gaiman: (With collaborator Terry Pratchett, he was the best-selling author in the U.K. in the 1990’s.) His 2012 commencement speech at the Philadelphia University of Arts can be seen on YouTube, and has also been adapted into a book, Make Good Art.

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