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General links for European genealogy and family history research
(see also lists for Eastern Europe and for individual countries)
Note that commercial/$ websites mentioned here usually offer some free information or services.
The European Library, searchable digital collections and catalogues of 48 national libraries in Europe, and links to other libraries and collections: http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org
Europeana, digitized content includes text, images, video and sound: http://www.europeana.eu/portal
CenEuroGenWeb, includes Belgium, Denmark, Greenland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Liechenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ceneurgw
MediterraneanGenWeb, includes Andorra, Azores, Cyprus, France, Gibraltar,
Greece, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Holy See
(Vatican City): https://sites.google.com/site/mediterraneangenweb
Gazetteers, burial registry, many other databases, JewishGen: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/
Articles and links for research in these countries, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland. ProGenealogists: http://www.progenealogists.com/specialtysites.htm
Historical maps of Europe, Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_europe.html
Historical Maps of Europe, ReiseNett AS (TravelWeb AS, Oslo): http://www.reisenett.no/map_collection/historical/history_europe.html
The Map as History, includes Europe 1815-1914, 1918-1942, 1945 on. Animated maps of the world, some free, most by subscription: http://www.the-map-as-history.com/
Euratlas, historical maps of Europe, some free, by Christos Nussli: http://www.euratlas.com
Curated links to maps, ebooks, etc. Subscription, Genealogical Research Library: http://www.GRLresearch.com
Toporopa, a fun free site with quizzes about European geography and more, by Sonja Snoek: http://www.toporopa.eu
Displaced Persons’ (DP) Camps (mostly Europe): http://www.dpcamps.org
For information, including locations and photographs, on British Columbia War Memorials, search the Canadian National Defense Department’s War Memorials database.
The British Columbia War Memorial‘s website has photographs and transcriptions of names from many of BC’s war memorials.
A number of British Columbia Genealogical Society members will undertake research for a fee, on terms and conditions to be individually arranged. Please note that any arrangements you make with them are entirely your responsibility and the BCGS. does not in any way warrant the quality or correctness of their work.
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