Just as it’s labeled, this is My Toolbox. It isn’t intended to be a complete list of everything genealogy or history related — it’s what I’ve found useful.
- Family History Books – 100,000+ digitized genealogy and family history publications searchable at FamilySearch
- Internet Archives: eBooks and Texts – 3 million public domain books
- Google Books – Save books in your own library with a Google Account
- Gutenberg Project – All free eBooks, all in public domain
- HathiTrust Digital Library – 11 million total volumes, 1/3 in public domain
- MLibrary Digital Collection
- Open Library – 1 million free eBook titles plus an eBook lending library
- Geography & Map Reading Room – Library of Congress
- Google Earth – Not Google Maps. It’s software you download to your computer.
- England & Wales Jurisdictions 1851 – Family Search
- National Association of Counties – County/City Search
- All You Can Read – top 50 Canadian Current Newspapers
- D’Addezio – Canadian obits: name, age, DOD, newspaper. Not full obits, but helpful.
- Elephind – Search the World’s historic newspaper articles
- Canadian Historical Newspapers Online – Links to free online historical Canadian newspapers
- Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pgs – Old Fulton NY Postcards site
- World Newspapers – Canadian section of current newspapers and news sites
- Your Life Moments – Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan selected newspaper obits
Tools (calculators, apps, etc.)
- Currency Converter – from The National Archives [United Kingdom]
- Elapsed Time – Determines Time between Two Events in One Step by Steve Morse
- Hot off the Press – WordPress.com News
- Mobile Apps – A no brainer – couldn’t live without it
- Sams Teach Yourself Word Press – Podcasts & articles, old but still useful
- Tutsplus – Tutorials: software and tools
- WordPress TV – Video tutorials
By no means is this all of the blogging prompts related to genealogy. I’ve put the ones that interest me in My Toolbox for handy reference.
For a great list of blogging prompts, go to Geneabloggers Daily Blogging Prompts. That’s where all of these came from!