Once again, it would be easy to list resources such as FamilySearch.org or Heritage Quest or all the Google tools. But that would be too easy. Instead, I thought I’d probe a little more deeply. I have two free resources to suggest:
Tami Glatz’s RelativelyCurious Community Toolbar. The RelativelyCurious Toolbar serves the function of a genealogy toolbox. The menu buttons include: “Resources” (22 categories, 138 links); “Free” (5 categories, 414 links — including both US and International links); “Subscription” (9 links); “In Print” (7 categories, 42 links); “Connect” (15 categories, 21 links); “Gadgets” (16 links). A couple of examples: Resources >> Search & Directories >> Steve Morse One Step Search Engines OR Free >> United States >> Ohio >> OH Ohio Obituary Index OR In Print >> Libraries >> World Cat OR Connect >> Google +.
A personal favorite resource has been the “Interment Database” of Woodlawn Cemetery (Dayton, Ohio). Some of my ancestors came through Dayton and are buried at Woodlawn. Furthermore, my wife is from Dayton. Some of her ancestors are buried there. A recent trip to Dayton provided me the opportunity to find the graves of my 2g-grandfather’s extended family. The database provided me section # and lot #, as well as a list of who was buried in the lot (along with their death and burial dates and age at time of death). Thanks to Woodlawn and the Montgomery County Genealogical Society.