Welcome to the Links Page
These links are provided as a service to all readers of the Root Cellar – Sacramento Genealogical Society website.  The links come from members who have found them to be helpful in their quest for ancestors.  Lynne Roberts is managing this page and welcomes your submissions – please submit them by email to comment@lynnesgenealogy.com or info@rootcellar.org .  Thank you! 
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  Everyone can use this special link to make any purchase and support Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society.
  One of the largest national and international genealogical websites out there. It is a subscription (annual cost) site that is truly helpful.
  Ancestry.com Search Tips
  Ten search tips from Ancestry.com, December 2012.
  BLM Land Records
  US Government (Bureau of Land Management) site with US land patents and some surveys.
  Cyndi's List
  A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. A great, free jumping–off point for your online research.
  Family Search
  FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. This service is provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints, and is open to all people interested in family history research.
  Site holds a large number (and constantly growing) of filmed records from the National Archives and Records Administration, including military pension and service records. Generally considered subscription (paid) site, but offers many records that are free to the public to view.
  Geographic Names Information System
  GNIS is a searchable database to identify historic names and their specific locations. Contains information about physical and cultural geographic features of all types in the United States.
  Military Records Links
  Site lists and describes various sites that hold military records and the types of records held. Other helpful information such as military terminology.
  National Archives
  Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry. Many genealogists request census records, military service records, immigration records, naturalization records, passport applications, and land records.
  A place to share your family history. The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb.com is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on RootsWeb.com are designed to facilitate such connections.
  Steve Morse One-Step Research
  The history, philosophy, explanation, demonstration and access to Steve Morse excellent process of using his one step databases. Databases cover searching Ellis Island, Castle Garden, US, British and New York census records, Vital Records, Jewish, Holocaust and Eastern European records. Plus - how to create your own one-step research tool.
  USGenWeb Project
  The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.
  World Cat - The Book World Catalog
  Site that locates books worldwide for either personal use of interlibrary loan purposes. Really essential if you use books for genealogical sources.