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
- Barbara Kimball Lewis
Kimball Family Sites
- The Kimball Family
- 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.
- 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.
- DeadFred.com Genealogy Photo Archive: Kimballs
- A collection of Kimball photographs identifying the person by name, and sometimes the place, but not a date.
- 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
of Heber C. Kimball, an Apostle
- An account of the Morman apostle of Joseph Smith.
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
- 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
- This board gets A few posts on Kimball family question per month.
General Genealogy Links
- 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
- Family Search
- Latter Day Saints Web site. Requires registering, but is free.
- 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.
- 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
- USA.gov - Family History and
- 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
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
- Genealogy.com: Follow the Clues — Dating
- An article by Maureen Taylor, "The Photograph Detective",
covering elements of a photograph like architecture, props, national and personal events, and clothing to help
you identify and date photographs
Family & Friends: "How to Date Your Old Photos"
- Old family photographs hold lots of clues for genealogy researchers. Use these tips to help date photographs and unlock the stories they tell.
Dating vintage photographs by clothing & hairstyles
- A good site using mostly fashion to identify the decade a photograph was taken. It has a number of links to
other sites about fashion going back to 1830.
- Tree Removal - Trace
Your Family Tree
- 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.
- History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
- An article about general genealogy topics written by Andrea Davis for The Home
site - a home improvement site. It has a collection of helpful genealogy links at the bottom of the page. Contributed
by the students at
Colonial Academy and their tutor, Barbara
Kelley, as a thank you for this KFA Links page.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.