Sources

We'll add our favorite on-line sources on this page.  Links provided to FREE sites.

General Information
Ancestry - $$, but check with your local library for free access.
Betty's Boneyard - one of our very distant OTWELL cousins writes this page/blog
Billion Graves
Family Search - our tree is posted there, but you need to sign in for a free account to see it; check out their WIKI, too (FAVORITE)
Find A Grave - online memorials (FAVORITE)
Heritage - $$, but check with your local library for free access
National Archives
Old Fulton Postcards - newspapers (FAVORITE - Boolean filter)- mostly NY, but expanding
  • For the Boolean filter, type in: "Sim" and (Filename contains (BuffaloNY))
  • That example is to search for the word Sim in any Buffalo newspaper - change the surname or the file name if you are doing different families or locations. 
  • An Exact search will usually give you more items, but it will take longer to weed through them.
  • Exact search works really well for addresses.  Let's say you know the address from the 1920 census.  Search it and then scan the titles for the 1920s.
OTWELL Manuscript by Rev. Edward H. OTWELL and Edward Bregenzer, 1998 "The Otwells in America Since 1619"- we are trying to link our OTWELL line to William b. 1717 on page 7.
Rootsweb


Australia
South Australia Archives
Trove - historical newspapers


Canada
Canadian Library and Archives - get your censuses here
Cemetery Project - look here if you can't find it on Find A Grave
  • Grey County
  • Middlesex County 

United Kingdom
Free BMD (Birth Marriage Death)


United States