Links - One of my favorite sites for researching genealogical data. With, you have access to millions of records, both free and with paid subscriptions. Birth, Marriage & Death Records in the United Kingdom - Birth, marriage and death records provide the crucial places and dates for your family tree, and often also reveal further generations. The key records are the official indexes, which let you order your ancestors’ certificates. (May require a paid subscription to view results of search.) Court, Government & Criminal Records in the United Kingdom - Search all records for your ancestors. (May require a paid subscription to view results of search.) Military Records in the United Kingdom - Military records provide some of your most emotional discoveries. Find the war heroes in your family in millions of service records, medal records, casualty lists and other Army records and Navy records. (May require a paid subscription to view results of search.)

A Barrel of Genealogy Links - Links to over 300 websites related to genealogy.

An American Adventure - A personal genealogy website maintained by Sue Phillips. She has 42 primary surnames with locations in 9 states, Canada and England. Some Lerch info was found on her website.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Links to over 236,000 websites related to genealogy.

Family Search - Records submitted to and maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They have a database that contains over 35 million names. - Another favorite of mine, this site provides extensive online genealogy resources. Accessed with paid subscriptions.

Genealogy Research Guides, Tips and Online Records - The basics of online genealogy research for beginners and beyond. A good site with many informative links.

GenForum - A part of, GenForum provides a means for you to communicate with other genealogists. A lot of information can be found here.

Higginson Book Company - A book company with a vast inventory of books all related to genealogy. I've purchased books from this company many times and highly recommend them.

MyCinnamonToast - A huge index of links to genealogy websites and databases, classified by surname and by region. I wasn't really aware of this site but since finding it and using it, I've discovered a lot of information about my ancestors.

NARA (U.S. National Archives & Records Administration) - I have ordered some of my ancestors civil war records from this site.

Researching Your Family Tree - A free interactive tutorial to help you research your family history. - A free site for genealogists. The RootsWeb Surname List has more than one million surnames.

Social Security Death Index - If your ancestor had a social security number and died after 1962, they are listed here.

USGenWeb Project - Volunteers maintain this website which provides information on every county in every state.

Non-Genealogy Links

Sugarplums & Tea - A personal favorite! This bakery and tea room is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and although you can't purchase their baked goods online, you can buy their loose teas. They have 120 varieties of loose teas from all over the world. (My favorite is Star of Africa.) Note that they sell loose teas so you will need a teapot with an infuser basket. They sell those too!

Whiff Roasters - If you're like me, you can spend hours in front of the computer researching your family history. At such times, nothing can beat a good cup of coffee. Whiff Roasters has the best coffee around! It's a family run business that roast their own coffee beans to assure quality and freshness. This site has nothing to do with genealogy but I had to list it here. Try it - you won't be disappointed.

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Home Surnames

Created March 27, 2005 by Carol Rhead Tessen

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"A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots."