This week’s featured county webpage from USGenWeb is Cattaraugus County, New York. I often use this webpage when researching my Downer line. It is full of useful details, hints, and helpful resources. The team that works on this webpage (and yes, it truly is a team) has done an incredibly job.
To the left is the top of the webpage. It has a map of the entire state of New York that points out where Cattaraugus County is. It also has a clickable map of the towns in Cattaraugus. When you click on a town name, you will be taken to a new webpage devoted to that specific town.
To the left is a screen view of an incredibly useful feature for genealogists: The search feature. This search box is made of search the entire county webpage. You can enter surnames, key words, occupations, etc and see a list of results that apply to the search terms – it is just like a regular search engine, except that it only searches the Cattaraugus County webpage.
The webpage also features a section of helpful starting points. This is a must read for any new genealogist or anyone who is unfamiliar with the county website.
The webpage also highlights the very helpful mailing list and query boards.
The webpage also lists resources that are helpful when doing research in this county.
The webpage also features two biography books that are fully searchable.
Anyone with ancestors from Cattaraugus County should be using this webpage. This is one awesome county webpage made possibly by a team of dedicated genealogists with interests of providing helpful resources for free.
As part of a new series, every week I will be featuring a county website from the USGenWeb Project. I feel that it is important to spread the word about this helpful and free resource (free is my favorite price). I will not feature every county, but instead feature the counties that I find to be the most useful.
What is The USGenWeb Project?
The USGenWeb Project is a collection of free webpages that are created and updated by volunteers who are willing to post helpful genealogy information. The website is divided up by state and then by county. Each county and state has different amounts of information and the quality of information really varies. The more involved the genealogy community is to share information on the county and state webpages, the better the webpages will be. To read more about the USGenWeb Project, click here.
Featuring… Carter County, Tennessee.
This week’s county website is Carter County, Tennessee.
The webpage may look plain but don’t be fooled. It is so full of useful and helpful information.
Possibly one of my favorite resources is the “Carter County Pensioners – 1835″. It is a list of the men that were recieving this pension and living in Carter County.
The webpage also has the free census indexes for the 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860 Federal Census for Carter County.
Another feature of the Carter County, Tennessee USGenWeb Project webpage is the Query section. You can either view Queries or you can submit a Query. It is a very good idea to submit a query because it gets your genealogy research out there. It also gives prospective cousins and other researchers a chance to find you and send you some information.
While this is not all of the great features that the Carter County, Tennessee USGenWeb Project webpage offers, it is a great start. I highly suggest that you check out the this website if you have ancestors that lived in Carter County.