50 Websites To Find Vital Records

Gena Philibert-Ortega
Aug 10, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
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Subscription Websites
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Free Genealogy Sites
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Government Sites
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Finding Aids
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Libraries Archives Societies
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Digital Collections
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Where do you find vital records? That simple question doesn’t always have an easy answer. In this presentation, we will explore online finding aids, indexes, vital record alternatives and digitized copies of vital records. This information is a must for anyone researching US ancestors.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women’s history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Rel
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    A great webinar, thanks

    A lot of information and places to search presented in a logical, engaging way. Thank you!

    Although I have used several of the sites she mentioned, there were many “gems” in the presentation. Thanks for all the new places to search.

    Always good to review, and happy to learn new things too. Thanks

    Always great presentations by Gena. Look forward to her next webinar. Thanks.

    An excellent webinar, very well presented and with “tons” of valuable hints and links. Thanks so much for this one.

    Another fantastic webinar!! Great information and fabulous handout. I’ll be busy for weeks to come. 🙂

    Awesome list of resources finding aids especially for those of us just starting our research.


    AWESOME…so much wonderful information…can’t wait to dig in!

    Can’t wait to listen to this again (& most likely again). Great presenter! Thank you.

    Chalked FULL of great information. Gina was easy to follow and very knowledgable.

    Don’t bother me. I’m searching. 😉

    EXCELLENT So much information – so little time!!

    excellent !

    excellent as always for Gena and the others!

    Excellent presentation

    Excellent presentation! A great resource for sure!

    Excellent presentation, New information as well as a refresher on websites forgotten.

    Excellent resource. Presented a bit fast to keep up, but no harm done since it’s recorded. Many thanks.

    Excellent webinar. All of Gena’s webinars and talks are great. Thanks so much.

    Excellent webinar. Excellent presenter who really knew her subject.

    Excellent website summary


    Excellent, well organized and presented, she is very knowledgeable and I am previledged to be able to learn from her

    Excellent. I will use this information a lot. Thanks.

    Fabulous – another wonderful webinar.


    Fantastic….she covered so many sources!

    Gena had a whole lot of sites that I didn’t know about or had forgotten about, and has re-energized my search. Geoff did an amazing job of trying to keep up with her and answering some of the simple questions about sites. This was one of the best overall, general researching webinars I’ve attended.

    Gena is always a good presenter, and we learn a lot.

    Gena is always such an excellent speaker! Wonder how many websites will crash today because of this webinar??? haha

    Gena is amazing, what a great webinar…full of websites for researching our ancestors!

    Good info

    Good speaker and good presentation – thank you!


    Great information well presented

    Great information! Glad to have the syllabus as I couldn’t keep up writing all the great sites! 🙂

    Great list of websites and information

    Great presenter & very helpful syllabus & webinar content!!!

    Great presenter and Love all the links.

    Great presenter!!

    Great resource!

    Great resources and excellent webinar! Thanks!

    great speaker, good sources

    great tips for searching the websites in the syllabus and as a newbie lots of good information about alternative ways and sites to find the so necessary Vital Records. Gena’s presentation was clear, and easy to follow. Thank you

    Great topic and presenter! I learned some new tricks to search for ancestors online. Gena is one of my favorite presenters, thanks for a great webinar.

    Great webinar — worthy of a repeat!!

    Great webinar and handout. Had trouble getting some of the things she mentioned about the websites, but hope I can fill them in from the Chat Log. Thank you, again!

    Great webinar speaker. Thanks Gena.

    Great webinar that gave some really good information about sites I didn’t even know existed. Especially liked the Finding Aids part which gave places to find the records you are missing. Ms. Ortega is a great presenter!

    Great webinar with many ideas for research.

    Great webinar! I learned a lot and want to watch it again to pick up more tips. Gena is so knowledgeable and such a great presenter! She speaks very clearly and sets a good pace.

    Great webinar! I’ve being doing genealogy for over 10 years, but I always learn something from Gena’s talks. Thanks to Gena, Geoff & Legacy for these great webinars.

    Great webinar! I learned so many new sites to go to

    Great. I discovered some Web sites that I didn’t know about and learned about content on some Web sites that I currently use. This was well worth our time.

    Heard many sites that I wasn’t aware of, such as vitalrec.com, deathindexes.com, and rootsweb wiki. Some webinars I fall asleep, but during this one I stayed awake the whole time.

    Her webinars are always so full of information with extra gems. Delightful

    High quality webinar. Information was thorough and helpful. Thanks!

    I am afraid I was pulled away from the webinar several times at work today. I hope that this will be archived so I can come back and fill in the blanks. This was the first time I have done a family tree webinar.


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