I receive no financial compensation for sharing these websites, just the distinct pleasure of knowing many of the authors!

Alice Martin Bishop: Motherhood and Murder in Plymouth Colony Here is where I cut my teeth as a family historian!  In 2010, I discovered my 10x GGM was executed for the murder of her young daughter.  A few years later, I was joined by Kristin  Luce, another Martin-Bishop descendant. This blog contains over 40 entires that highlight how important contextual history is when there are very few records about your ancestor. 

Asylum Project Wiki: Dedicated to the preservation and record collection of asylums worldwide. 

Black Sheep Ancestors Numerous US trial, execution, prison and asylum records.

Cardinal Creations Are you into period costuming?   Erika Hepler offers multiple classes to build your sewing and design skills.  She is also the patient-with-me web designer for this site.  Please contact her for fees on either opportunity. 

CSI Dixie One of the coolest websites around for family historians and I wish every state had one of these! A beautifully designed website showcasing South Carolina coroners' inquests, 1800 and 1900.

Genealogy on Facebook Katherine Wilson is the savvy curator of the mighty Genealogy on Facebook List which currently has 10,000+ entries.  

Heritage Trackers This professional firm is led by two genealogists I’ve learned a great deal from — Billie Fogarty and Rick Fogarty.  Both are popular nationwide genealogy educators. Along with their colleagues, this is a great place to pursue Native American reseach, DNA education and analysis as well score fabulous speakers! 

Historical Crime Detective is a collection of lesser known, historical crimes — lots to search through! 

Killer Kin on Facebook Along with four women — who have the perfect mix of detective skills and black humor — I founded Killer Kin as a Facebook community for those researching a serious crime, pre-1950, in their ancestry. 

Life in the Past Lane My very distant Carolina cousin, Beth Garison Wylie, has a sumptuous website that thoughtfully shares her experiences as a family historian and blogger.

My Maps Dr. Greg Plumb has decades of expertise in cartography and a great resource to map a cemetery, ancestral homestead or genealogy travels. 

The Skeleton Whisperer A California based genealogy research service led by Killer Kin co-founder Sara Cochran. Affordable and timely, I’ve seen Sara do great work with California, Wyoming, German and Irish research requests but she’s certainly not limited to these!

The Vault at the FBI This web site shares cases through their digital Freedom of Information Act Library.