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This page contains links to Genealogical, BCGS Member Personal Home Pages and Historical Web Sites or Pages. The Sites are not necessarily endorsed by the BCGS or the Webdesigner and should be viewed with that in mind. Please feel free to email us the URL of your site suggestion or if you find a broken link.
The information is divided into the following categories:


CANADIAN Web Sites

               CANADA-FEDERAL

                CANADA - All PROVINCES

                 CANADA-PROVINCIAL

            CANADA - TOWN & CITIES

            GENEALOGICAL and HISTORY SOCIETIES

     

      ARCHIVES

       SPECIALIZED & INTERESTING CANADIAN GENEALOGY/HISTORY WEBSITES

       LIBRARIES

       DATABASES

            VITAL STATS

          CENSUS

           PASSENGER LISTS, IMMIGRATION/EMIGRATION RECORDS

 

          ARCHIVES           OBITUARY          CEMETERY          MISCELLANEOUS

          GENERAL HISTORY

            CEMETERIES, BC             MAPS and PLACE NAMES

            HOUSE HISTORIES - mostly Vancouver BC

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USA Web Sites

            GENEALOGICAL and HISTORY SOCIETIES, USA

            ARCHIVES, USA

            LIBRARIES, USA

            BROAD GENEALOGICAL DATABASE WEBSITES - some free material even on pay sites.

            IMMIGRATION & PASSENGER DATABASES, USA

            OBITUARIES, USA

             VITAL STATISTICS, USA

          CEMETERIES

            MISCELLANEOUS, USA

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GREAT BRITAIN and NORTHERN IRELAND Web Sites

            MISCELLANEOUS

            GENEALOGICAL and HISTORY SOCIETIES

            ARCHIVES

            LIBRARIES

            DATABASES

            GENERAL HISTORY

            GENEALOGY RELATED TOUR PROVIDERS

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EUROPEAN Web Sites

            MISCELLANEOUS

            SWISS

           GENEALOGICAL and HISTORY SOCIETIES

           ARCHIVES

            LIBRARIES

            DATABASES

            GENERAL HISTORY

            FRANCE             BELGIUM             GERMANY            ITALY

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  OTHER COUNTRY Web Sites A listing of Genealogical and Historical Web sites in Other Countries.

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BCGS MEMBER PERSONAL HOME PAGES

If you are a British Columbia Genealogical Society member, please submit your website information to the BCGS Webmaster.

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MISCELLANEOUS REFERENCE MATERIAL Web Sites,

A listing of Web Sites with Reference Material or Databases useful to individuals in writing a Bibliography, query letters or just general information.

            MISCELLANEOUS

            DICTIONARIES

 

            DIRECTORIES

            LIBRARIES

            RESEARCH AIDS

            GENEALOGY PUBLICATIONS

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Sites with MULTIPLE LINKS

A listing of Web Sites which specialize in collecting Web Site URL's for a specific interest such as genealogy

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MISCELLANEOUS and REQUESTED Web Sites

A listing of Genealogical & Historical Web Sites of Other Countries and Sites requested by BCGS Members.

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INTERNET Search Engines

 A listing of some of the available Internet Sites dedicated to searching for specific interests or key words. Each has their own unique method of searching, storing and displaying website addresses (URLs) for search purposes.

           New in 2010

         ·     BLEKKO: http://blekko.com

 

 

Other Search Engines: meta searches and special-purpose search tools.

 

·       DOGPILE, meta search, gives results from several search engines at once – including Google, Yahoo!, Bing and Ask: http://dogpile.com

·       FIND WEBS, meta search for 15 search engines, : http://www.findwebs.com

·       MAMMA.COM, one of (or the) first meta-search engines (1996), originally Canadian: http://www.mamma.com 

·       ZUULA: http://zuula.com

·       WOLFRAM APHRA, an 'answer engine' - answers factual queries by computing the answer from structured data. (Needs an up to date browser): http://www.wolframalpha.com

·       GOOGLE GROUPS (Formerly DEJA NEWS) searches newsgroups, more than 700 million Usenet postings from a period of more than 20 years: http://groups.google.com

·       TWITTER SEARCH: http://search.twitter.com

·       ACRONYM FINDER – for abbreviations, acronyms, initialisms and : http://www.acronymfinder.com 

·       SEARCH ENGINE COLOSSUS -  search engines for 311 countries and territories: http://www.searchenginecolossus.com 

·       The WAYBACK MACHINE, InternetArchive.org, search for websites and pages no longer on the 'Net. (150 billion web pages archived 1996 on): http://www.internetarchive.org

·       ASK, search engine and new* ask questions for real people to answer: http://www.ask.com

·       AARDVARK, ask questions for real people to answer: http://vark.com

 

     More about Search Engines On-line

 

·       The 10 Best Search Engines of 2010, Paul Gil, About.com: http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/navigatingthenet/tp/top_10_search_engines_for_beginners.htm

·       Research Buzz – a webmaster favourite -  “news about search engines, digital archives, online museums, databases, and othe Internet information collections since 1998”: http://www.researchbuzz.org/r/

·       CyndisList, Search Engines, links to search sites and to information about searches: http://www.cyndislist.com/search.htm

 

 

     Genealogy and Search Engines

 

·       Easy Genealogy Google Searcher: http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.html

·       Yahoo, MSN, Google Genealogy Internet Search: http://expertgenealogy.com/free/search.htm

·       Genealogy Power Search and Tips Blog, from Dan Lynch, author of Google Your Family Tree: http://www.googleyourfamilytree.com/genealogy_powersearch.php

·       Genealogy Search videos, YouTube, 5 Minute Internet Genealogy, Robert Ragan (he is also the 'Genealogy Guy' on YouTube): http://www.youtube.com/user/5minutegenealogy

 

 

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NEWSGROUPS

A listing of Genealogy related Newsgroups (note:- Links only work with Netscape 3.0 or higher news reader. Tested with MS Internet Explorer, but load's up Netscape instead if installed on same computer)

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COMPUTER Related Resources 

SOFTWARE/HARDWARE WEB SITES

             MS WINDOWS

            APPLE MACINTOSH (Dec 1, 2008)

            Genealogy Software

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COMPUTER MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS WITH A WEB SITE

Most of the Magazine Publishers have Web Sites with some of their current articles included, plus links to software, reviews of software & hardware, downloadable software & many other features.

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WWW SITE AUTHORING,TUTORIALS, NETIQUETTE

The following are useful websites to help you be polite on the internet, learn how to create your own web page, make it interesting, add graphics and animation, and then let everyone know about it. (This and the following site information is an excerpt from the Spring Catalogue 1997 of The Future Shop Corporation (19/06/97), delivered to homes throughout the Vancouver Area

Business Website Development

Webmaster Online URL:- http://www.web-master.com/ The Executive's Guide to Mastering the Web in Business.

HTML

The Bare Bones Guide to HTML URL:- http://werbach.com/barebones/ The Bare Bones Guide to HTML by Kevin Werbach is one of the best sites on the web for learning about HTML. It is updated regularly, is available in English and has been translated into many other languages (French, Japanese, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Turkish, Korean, Finnish, Russian, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Icelandic, Slovenian, Indonesian, Estonian) all accessible from this site.

HTML Tutorials

This document, by Andrew B. King is a reference to the new HTML 3.2 specification. URL:- http://webreference.com/html3andns/ The use and syntax of elements and attributes are shown through examples. Netscape 4.0-specific tags are also included in the appropriate page. This document is a living one, and will be updated as the specifications and browsers change.

Webmonkey URL:- http://www.webmonkey.com/ the web developer's resource

The HTML Writers Guild URL:- http://www.hwg.org/resources/html/ Loads of links for HTML tutorials, references, validation sites, style guides, test pages, and specifications and standards sites.

TONIC: The Online Netskills Interactive Course URL:- http://www.netskills.ac.uk/onlinecourses/tonic TONIC: The Online Netskills Interactive Course is offered by Netskills, UK, in conjunction with The University of Newcastle, the University of Bristol, ITTI and eLib. It is an excellent online learning course.

HTML Validation

Doctor HTML URL:- http://www.fixingyourwebsite.com/drhtml.html Doctor HTML will retrieve and analyze your page and signal any problem it finds.

WebTechs HTML Validation Service URL:- http://validator.w3.org/  The WebTechs HTML Validation Service will cheHTML ran style="font-family: Arial"> http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html   Netiquette is net etiquette--how to be civil on the net. This is Albion's website dealing with Netiquette. It contains excerpts from Virginia Shea's book on netiquette. It has links to other Netiquette sites.

Beginner's Guide to Effective Email URL:- http://www.webfoot.com/advice/email.top.html A Beginner's Guide to effective email by Kaitlin Duck Sherwood is another good site on how to communicate politely online.

Dear Emily Postnews URL:- http://www.clari.net/brad/emily.html Dear Emily Postnews answers your netiquette questions in English, French, German, Italian and Dutch in a wry and facetious manner.

Online Documentation

Style Guide for online hypertext URL:- http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Provider/Style/Overview.html A good tutorial on how to use the web to produce online documentation. How to make the document user-friendly and informative.

Site Advertising

Submit your site everywhere for free, using one form! FREE URL:- http://www.addme.com/

Web Standards

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) URL:- http://www.w3.org/ The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded in 1994 to try to be the clearinghouse for web standards so that things don't degenerate into chaos(or at least degenerate a little more slowly). This is a particularly important site for developers who want to make certain their sites conform to technical specifications and who want to keep up on the latest information about the world wide web.

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