Have you explored Google Directory? It’s like Google the search engine but is categorized as a directory, helping you find information and resources by category, topic, and subject rather than keywords. It’s more like a Yellow Pages for websites.
Based upon the Open Directory Project (dmoz.org), there is a lot of genealogy information categorized by subject and topic, which may help you find genealogy research searching with a search engine might overlook. Under Genealogy Research can choose references and resources such as the following:
The Genealogy reference section covers a wide range of genealogy information, resources, databases, and references:
- Genealogy By Ethnic Group
- Emigration and Immigration
- Genealogy Resources
- Genealogy By Region
A fascinating reference section is called Time and includes links to A Walk Through Time covering the history of timekeeping throughout time, Today’s Calendar and Clock Page hosting a wide range of information on calendars and time throughout the past, This Day In History, The Calendar and Calendar: A History, which also showcase the history of the calendar.
The Archives reference section hosts a wide range of historical information, collections, libraries, and databases to help the family history researcher including Electronic Text Archives and Special Library Collections.
You never know what resource you might find when you search through a directory that you may miss with a keyword search. Consider services like the Google Directory to be like digging through the online yellow pages for genealogy research.
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