Linkpendium: A Source You Should Know

Linkpendium is a wonderful search site, brought to you by Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich.

This immensely useful site is a catalog of links to United States genealogy information, records, pages and sources, organized by geography. You can search by a surname, and get links within every state, or you can start your search in a specific state or specific county. Links to obituaries, cemetery lists, wills, biographies and more will be the result.

A quote from the site:

Linkpendium‘s goal is to index every genealogy, geneology, :) family history, family tree, surname, vital records, biography, or otherwise genealogically-related site on the Internet. PLEASE HELP! When you find a useful new resource, go to the right Linkpendium page and click on the “Add your favorite Websites to this page” link. Thanks from all of us at Linkpendium!

The site’s perpetrators are part of online genealogy history, being two founders of the venerable and still indispensable  RootsWeb genealogical community/information/data/search site. RootsWeb started as a few pages that a bunch of genealogists who worked together created to help each other. For more than a decade, RootsWeb was THE starting place for online genealogy. When Rootsweb merged with Ancestry in June 2000, this site had 600,000 registered users, was serving 100,000,000 Web page views monthly, and was delivering 160,000,000 pieces of email monthly to the subscribers of its 18,000 mailing lists. My book, Genealogy Online 9/E  has a chapter devoted to all the ways you can use RootsWeb.

About the page owners:

Before founding RootsWeb, Karen was a member of the research staff at The RAND Corporation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Karen’s hobbies include genealogical research, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. She is a rated leader of the Sierra Club and past Chairman of the Hundred Peaks Section.

Before founding RootsWeb, Brian was a member of the research staff at The RAND Corporation. He has also served on the faculty of the University of Southern Californiaand as Director of Statistical Systems and Credit Marketing Research at The Zale Corporation. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy Analysis from The RAND Graduate School. Brian’s hobbies include genealogical research, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. He is a rated leader of the Sierra Club, past Chair of the Hundred Peaks Section, and past Administrative Chair of the Angeles Chapter’s Leadership Training Committee.

Contact Information:

e-mail webmaster@linkpendium.com
Mailing address Linkpendium
P.O. Box 6798
Frazier Park, CA 93222-6798 USA
Telephone (voice)               (661) 242-1953         (661) 242-1953
Telephone (fax)               (661) 242-1955         (661) 242-1955


About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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