Genealogy Only Directories
A good way to begin looking for family history Web pages is to start with
genealogically-specific directories and search engines. While these will
by no means encompass every family history site on the Internet, they do
provide an easy way to weed out sites which do not contain genealogy-related
Genealogy Directory at About.com
If you are looking for information on a specific genealogy topic such as census
or online lessons, then this
genealogy directory is an excellent place to start. The genealogy sites
listed in this directory have been selected as being outstanding in their topic.
They are organized into over 60 categories and each Web site includes a brief
description/review so that you know what to expect before following the link.
If you are unsure which category to look in, then you can search the entire
directory for specific keywords (use the search box above this article).
One advantage to using this type of genealogy directory is that the Web sites
which are included have been organized and compiled by a human, not a computer.
A real person has reviewed these sites and found them useful. What some
consider to be a disadvantage of directories, however, is that they do not
include all Web sites on a specific topic. So if you are looking for every
last Web page on the Internet which relates to your surname, a genealogy
directory will not provide you with what you want. A second disadvantage of
directories is that the definition of "useful" used by the compiler of
the directory may differ from yours. They are, however, an excellent place
to go when you don't have a specific surname or site in mind and want to
discover and explore the many great Web sites available for genealogists.
Choose a subject of interest, click on a link, and you are off!
In addition to the Genealogy Directory at About.com, some other genealogy
directories which you may want to try include: