(Vicki’s Note – More about this great site – the information is from the Genealogy Trails History Group site – click on the general link below to get to all of their other helpful resources.
Look at all of the treasures to explore! “Unlike other genealogy projects, this national site has data on it.“ Every state is covered and lots of special subjects.
If you ever wanted to volunteer transcribing history books, or take on a Genealogy Website Project, this is the place to do it. The link is also under my BLOG’s Genealogy Links and Electronic Helps Banner.):
Genealogy Trails History Group – http://genealogytrails.com/
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’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 – HOWEVER – 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.
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 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.
(Research tips are here)
Native American Data
Visit our State Sites
NOTE: For Obituary Submissions:
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE DATA OFF OF OTHER WEBSITES to submit to us.
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!
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
Over 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 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
1811 German Coast (Louisiana) Revolt
African American 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 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
Indexed Under EVENTS:
Events of 1875
Car of Commerce Steamboat Disaster, 1828
Events of 1894
Greatest Maritime Ship Disasters
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.)
© 2016 Genealogy Trails
All data on our domain of genealogytrails.com is copyrighted as a compilation of data
Data is free to copy to your computer for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
Please do NOT take ANY data you find and send it to, copy it to or place on any other website.