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If you know of a good source for Kimball genealogy or history, please contribute by emailing us at mykimball AT kimballfamilyassociation DOT com.

Be careful using any of these site as proof of source. The reason is that errors are common - even on official documents such as vital statistics and registrations. Censuses are full of errors. Most books have the same issue. In general, books are good only for giving you an idea where to look - they are not sources. Also, many of the online trees are copied from incorrect information and don't list even one source. See the sourcing guidelines below.
- Barbara Kimball Lewis

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Kimball Family Sites

The Kimball Family News
A copy of the Kimball Family newspaper produced by the Internet Archive, a non-profit that is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Free access is available to to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
Ancestry.com Kimball Family History Facts
Kimball Family History and Genealogy Facts. Search Immigration, Birth, Marriage, Death, Military and Census Records. Find Kimball Family History Facts at Ancestry.com
Wiki Tree - Kimball Genealogy
A free family tree building website.
The Kimball Lineage
An excerpt from "The History of the Kimball Family in America". The update of this book and additional volumes are only available in our KFA Store.
Kimball Family
Peter Kimball's personal site of his Kimball Family. It draws its information from the book "The Kimball Family in America".
Kimball genealogy - Carriage Museum of America
Information about Kimballs involved in the trades of carriage making, wheelwrights, blacksmiths. Richard Kimball the 1st Kimball immigrant to America was a wheelwright.
Kimballs from Vermont in the Civil War
At the top right corner pull down the menu and select "Names". Type Kimball in the "Select by Name" field.
Life of Heber C. Kimball, an Apostle
An account of the Morman apostle of Joseph Smith.
Life of David P. Kimball, and other sketches
Full text of the book - "Life of David Patten Kimball and Other Sketches" 1877. An early Mormon settlor of Salt Lake City.

Kimball Family Forums

Kimball Family Association Facebook page
This is KFA's FB page so our viewers can post pictures of Kimball ancestors, start discussion about their research, ask questions to get help from others, and add links to helpful genealogy sites.
Genealogy.com Kimball Family Gen Forum
Explanation
 
Ancestry.com Kimball Family Message Board
This board gets A few posts on Kimball family question per month.

General Genealogy Links

Ancestry.com
Charges a monthly fee. Free use at some libraries. Check your local library.
 
Cyndi's List
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Family Search
Latter Day Saints Web site. Requires registering, but is free.
 
Genealogy.com
Annual membership fee ranging from $70 to $200.
HeritageQuest Online
Check if your local library subscribes to this service. It's available only to libraries through ProQuest. Search Census records, Books, PERSI, Revolutionary War, Freedman's Bank, U.S. Serial Set. There is more information on Encylopedia of Genealogy.
Roots Web
An Ancestry.Com community site
US GenWeb Project
A group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

General Genealogical Research

About.com Genealogy
A comprehensive collection of links and articles on every aspect of genealogy. It is free, but is supported by ads which can be hard to discern from regular content. A good site overall.
Genealogy - The Basics
The quick and sloppy way of finding some "proof" online and reproducing it as genealogy fact is not only not accurate it's harmful to real genealogy. Here are the basic must-do's with a little helpful information thrown in for good luck.
Genealogy Sites: 101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free
Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free
Society Hill
The Directory of Historical and Genealogical Societies

Genealogy Resources

USA.gov - Family History and Genealogy New
Find Census, immigration, and military records, and record-finding aids for genealogists and family historians.
Hereditary Society Community
Check out their Links page
MAPCON Genealogy Resources
MAPCON's Web site is mainly about Custormer Maintenance Management software, but there is a great article by Sean Spenser on researching your ancestors with links to many really useful sources including a link to the National Archives Resources for Genealogy, and the CDC Vital Records for each state & territory. Thanks go to Emily and her teacher Maura for submitting this link.
Museum of Family History
The Museum's focus is on modern Jewish history, the Jewish people and the Jewish family unit in particular.
Newspaper Abstracts : Main
Contains 90283 pages of abstracts and extracts from historical newspapers. The articles range from a single entry to an entire newspaper issue, all provided by site visitors and made available to everyone free of charge. 
Find A Grave -
Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials
Old Bradford Burial Ground, Haverhill, MA
There are many Kimballs buried near Haverhill, MA including Benjamin Kimball2 (Richard1). John Hardy, this Web site's owner, helped Barron Tenney clean up the burial ground and then spent 2 years taking pictures of each of the 700 plus gravestones that includes original documentation on the stone's inscriptions from the Haverhill Public Library. In an effort to help people outside the area have access to information on past relatives, he published these images to Web. Since then, he has been transcribing the original Bradford Town Records placing this information on the Web site as well.
Tree Removal - Trace Your Family Tree New
A very unusual resource from a company who really does tree removal, but must have had enough inquiries to put up this page. It has a number of useful links (scroll to the bottom), that refer to other genealogy links (a litle like falling down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland). Kindly submitted by Mary Lowe and her mother Susan. Thank you!
ProGenealogists' Birth Date Calculator
This is a handy tool developed by Ben Buckner to help calculate birth dates from the death date and age at the time of death.
Common Nicknames Used By Our Ancestors
Learn which nicknames may have been used by your ancestors in this list of common nicknames in genealogy.
FamilySearch.org - Learning Center
Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses to help you discover your family history. All the courses offered are free.
Board for Certification of Genealogists
Since its beginning in 1964, the BCG has promoted standards in genealogical research.

Genealogical Societies

National Genealogical Society
"The NGS, a nonprofit organization founded in 1903, is the premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian." It provides education and training, fosters increased quality and standards, and promotes access to and preservation of genealogical records. If you care to join, basic membership is $60/year.
California Genealogical Society
"The California Genealogical Society, organized in San Francisco on February 12, 1898, is one of the premier genealogical resources in Northern California. The Library is rich in genealogy reference materials, both standard and unique, covering people and places in California and the rest of the country. The Society offers research services, online one-of-a-kind genealogical indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world."
New England Historic Genealogical Society
A stellar site that has many databases specific to this region "featuring manuscript items from the fourteenth century to the present. This vast collection represents New England and other regions of the country. Some of the items in the collection include unpublished genealogies, Bible records, diaries and journals, 19th and 20th century photographs, cemetery, church, and town records, and other family papers."
Wabash Valley Genealogy Society
The Wabash Valley is a region with parts in both Illinois and Indiana.The society sponsors workshops, seminars and field trips that will assist in member skill development. They also have many links to regional genealogical sites.
Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogy Research
The DAR Genealogical Research System is a combination of several databases created in recent years to organize the large quantity of information that the DAR has collected since its inception in 1890.

Source Citations

Genealogy Sourcing Guidelines
Keeping track of your sources of information may seem like unnecessary paperwork, but it's essential to your research now and for future generations.
Compiled Sources & Where to Find Them
These user submitted records may or may not be verified or contain original source references for the information submitted or collected.
Genealogy.com: How to Cite Sources
How to cite everything from web sites and e-mails to newspaper articles to personal letters. Find out why citing your sources in an essential part of genealogy.
Source citation book - Evidence Explained
Elizabeth Shown Mills' stunning book, Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, 2nd Edition, provides the family history researcher with a reliable standard for both the correct form of source citation and the sound analysis of evidence for print, documents, and Internet sources.

Date icon LAST UPDATE: 7/2/14