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Genealogy: Genealogy Websites

Website Evaluation Tutorial

Website Domain Types

.com – Commercial websites

  • Generally created by a business or corporation and is for profit.
  • Provides information on products or is motivated by sales.

.edu – Educational websites

  • Created by a college, university or grade school.
  • Information is provided for academic purposes.
  • Highly regulated and can only be owned by an educational organization.

 .gov – Government websites

  • Created by local, state, and national goverments.
  • Information is provided for the public.
  • Highly regulated and can only be owned by a government organization.

 .org – Organization website

  • Used by both non-profit organizations, for profit corporations and individuals. 
  • Organization websites can be owned by a corporation and be sales motivated, owned by an individual or owned by a non-profit organization that provides information supporting a specific cause or viewpoint.
  • Carefully evaluate non-profit organizations as they can have a particular viewpoint on an issue, so the information they provide can be biased or slanted in order to support their viewpoint.

Family Relationship Terms

Birth Indexes

Los Angeles, Riverside & San Bernardino County Genealogy Resources

Useful Government Websites for Genealogists

Immigration Records

Death Indexes and Cemetery Record Links

Free Genealogy Charts and Forms

Local Museums

Chaffey College • 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737 - 3002 • 909/652-6000
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