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The Kimball Family Association

Kimball/Resources Links

If you know of a good source for Kimball genealogy or history, please contribute by emailing us by clicking here.

Be careful using any of these site as proof of source. The reason is that errors are common - even on official documents such as vital statistics and registrations. Censuses are full of errors. Most books have the same issue. In general, books are good only for giving you an idea where to look - they are not sources. Also, many of the online trees are copied from incorrect information and don't list even one source.

Kimball Family Sites

Kimball Family Sites

A copy of the Kimball Family newspaper produced by the Internet Archive, a non-profit that is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Free access is available to to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

A free family tree building website.

A copy of the Kimball Family newspaper produced by the Internet Archive, a non-profit that is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Free access is available to to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Information about Kimballs involved in the trades of carriage making, wheelwrights, blacksmiths. Richard Kimball the 1st Kimball immigrant to America was a wheelwright.

At the top right corner pull down the menu and select “Names”. Type Kimball in the “Select by Name” field.

An account of the Morman apostle of Joseph Smith.

Full text of the book – “Life of David Patten Kimball and Other Sketches” 1877. An early Mormon settlor of Salt Lake City.

General Genealogy Links

General Genealogy Links

General Genealogical Research

General Genealogical Research

A comprehensive collection of links and articles on every aspect of genealogy. It is free, but is supported by ads which can be hard to discern from regular content. A good site overall.

The quick and sloppy way of finding some “proof” online and reproducing it as genealogy fact is not only not accurate it’s harmful to real genealogy. Here are the basic must-do’s with a little helpful information thrown in for good luck.

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The Directory of Historical and Genealogical Societies

Genealogy Resources

Genealogy Resources

Find Census, immigration, and military records, and record-finding aids for genealogists and family historians.

Check out their Links page

MAPCON’s Web site is mainly about Custormer Maintenance Management software, but there is a great article by Sean Spenser on researching your ancestors with links to many really useful sources including a link to the National Archives Resources for Genealogy, and the CDC Vital Records for each state & territory. Thanks go to Emily and her teacher Maura for submitting this link.

The Museum’s focus is on modern Jewish history, the Jewish people and the Jewish family unit in particular.

Contains 90283 pages of abstracts and extracts from historical newspapers. The articles range from a single entry to an entire newspaper issue, all provided by site visitors and made available to everyone free of charge. 

Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials

There are many Kimballs buried near Haverhill, MA including Benjamin Kimball2 (Richard1). John Hardy, this Web site’s owner, helped Barron Tenney clean up the burial ground and then spent 2 years taking pictures of each of the 700 plus gravestones that includes original documentation on the stone’s inscriptions from the Haverhill Public Library. In an effort to help people outside the area have access to information on past relatives, he published these images to Web. Since then, he has been transcribing the original Bradford Town Records placing this information on the Web site as well. 

Old family photographs hold lots of clues for genealogy researchers. Use these tips to help date photographs and unlock the stories they tell.

A good site using mostly fashion to identify the decade a photograph was taken. It has a number of links to other sites about fashion going back to 1830.

A very unusual resource from a company who really does tree removal, but must have had enough inquiries to put up this page. It has a number of useful links (scroll to the bottom), that refer to other genealogy links (a litle like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland). Kindly submitted by Mary Lowe and her mother Susan. Thank you!

An article about general genealogy topics written by Andrea Davis for The Home Advisor Web site – a home improvement site. It has a collection of helpful genealogy links at the bottom of the page. Contributed by the students at Colonial Academy and their tutor, Barbara Kelley, as a thank you for this KFA Links page.

This is a handy tool developed by Ben Buckner to help calculate birth dates from the death date and age at the time of death.

Learn which nicknames may have been used by your ancestors in this list of common nicknames in genealogy.

Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses to help you discover your family history. All the courses offered are free.

Since its beginning in 1964, the BCG has promoted standards in genealogical research.

Genealogical Societies

Genealogical Societies

“The NGS, a nonprofit organization founded in 1903, is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian.” It provides education and training, fosters increased quality and standards, and promotes access to and preservation of genealogical records. If you care to join, basic membership is $60/year.
“The California Genealogical Society, organized in San Francisco on February 12, 1898, is one of the premier genealogical resources in Northern California. The Library is rich in genealogy reference materials, both standard and unique, covering people and places in California and the rest of the country. The Society offers research services, online one-of-a-kind genealogical indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world.”
“The California Genealogical Society, organized in San Francisco on February 12, 1898, is one of the premier genealogical resources in Northern California. The Library is rich in genealogy reference materials, both standard and unique, covering people and places in California and the rest of the country. The Society offers research services, online one-of-a-kind genealogical indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world.”
The Wabash Valley is a region with parts in both Illinois and Indiana.The society sponsors workshops, seminars and field trips that will assist in member skill development. They also have many links to regional genealogical sites.
The DAR Genealogical Research System is a combination of several databases created in recent years to organize the large quantity of information that the DAR has collected since its inception in 1890.

Source Citations

Source Citations

Keeping track of your sources of information may seem like unnecessary paperwork, but it’s essential to your research now and for future generations.
These user submitted records may or may not be verified or contain original source references for the information submitted or collected.
How to cite everything from web sites and e-mails to newspaper articles to personal letters. Find out why citing your sources in an essential part of genealogy.

Source citation book – Evidence Explained

Elizabeth Shown Mills’ stunning book, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 2nd Edition, provides the family history researcher with a reliable standard for both the correct form of source citation and the sound analysis of evidence for print, documents, and Internet sources.