Europe – Links

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

Remembrance Day, 2012

War Memorial, Victoria, BC. Postcard.War Memorial, Victoria, British Columbia, Parliament grounds. Postcard; private collection.

Patriotic World War I Postcard, illustrating Allies' flags. Private collection.Patriotic World War I Postcard, illustrating Allies’ flags. Private collection.

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.

Private Researchers

PRIVATE RESEARCHERS

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.

 Alice Marwood

211 – 14981 – 101A Avenue
Surrey, B C
V3R 0T1

Phone: 604.582.1548

E-mail: amarwood@shaw.ca

British Columbia Sources, Indians, Ship’s Lists

 

David Jackson

306-225 E. 13th Street
North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L6

E-mail: wittedj@hotmail.com

Research in Greater Vancouver area.

 

Betty Allen

E-mail: allenbb@shaw.ca

Research in Langley and Chilliwack area.

 

J. Amy Newman

PO Box 54604,
7155 Kingsway,
Burnaby, BC Canada V5E 4J6

Phone: 604.521.3463 (604.521.FIND)

fax: 604.521.3460

toll free: 1.877.521.3463 for callers outside the Vancouver area

E-mail: info@nrsfind.com

Research in Vancouver area; professional heir-tracer. Locate heirs all over North America.

 

Barbara Jones

2929 West 6th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V6K 1X4

604. 731.4975

E-mail: barbcjones@gmail.com

15 Years experience in Genealogy; Researching for probate and family

History in BC, Great Britain.

 

Celia A. Lewis

2075 W. 48th Avenue,
Vancouver BC V6M 2P4

Phone: 604.996.7335

Email: calewis@telus.net

Research interests: England, Scotland

Page updated September 2013

Israel – Links

Genealogy – Israel

Israel Genealogical Society, guides and aids to research, and a list of archives in Israel: http://www.isragen.org.il

Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA), free articles, databases: http://genealogy.org.il

Israel GenWeb: http://www.israelgenealogy.com

Israel’s Documented Story, English-language blog of the Israel State Archives (ISA): http://israelsdocuments.blogspot.co.il

Israel State Archives: http://www.archives.gov.il/ArchiveGov_eng

Scottish Voices From the West – oral history project launch, April 4, 2012, Vancouver

On April 4, 2012, in time for Tartan Day (6 April), Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies will launch the first part of the on-line oral history project, “Scottish Voices From the West.”

Join the the launch and demonstration which will coincide with SFU’s Tartan Day Celebration, including piping and fabulous entertainment by the Gaelic Choir and the Vancouver Branch of the Royal Scottish Dance Society, and a short presentation by Dr. Alison Sheridan on the brand new Museum of Scotland.

The launch and celebration will take place Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm in Room 1420 at SFU at Harbour Centre, 515 East Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.