Saturday, July 22, 2006

Society Hill

Society Hill is the first place I go to find info on historical societies. They have listings for nearly 6,000 societies in the United States, Canada, and Australia—many of which have no web-presence. An online submission form is provided if omissions are found. Some entries fail to link to society websites, but undoubtedly this too could be remedied by dropping a line to the webmaster.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Linkpendium

Linkpendium is a website that proves the adage "Still waters run deep." Without a lot of hoopla and promotion, founders Karen Isaacson and Brian Leverich (the brains behind RootsWeb) have created a massive collection of nearly 5 million genealogy links—all from a California cabin "equipped with indifferently reliable indoor plumbing." In addition to accepting user submissions, the proprietors mine USGenWeb and other genealogical catchalls for resources easily missed by Googlers. Resources are arranged by geographic location (USA only) and surname (worldwide), though even the surname-specific sites are geographically located whenever possible. All in all, a worthy complement to Cyndi's List.