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Genealogy toolkit: Linkpendium

In the continuing series “Dayna’s Genealogy Toolkit”, I introduce you to, “The Definitive Directory” of genealogy links online. I liken it to Cyndislist, except that Cyndislist is organized by subject, and Linkpendium is organized by locality, and then by subject, so each index has a different function. Since I tend to organize my research by locality, I find myself turning to Linkpendium first.

You will get a bonus tool in this blog, because I am using the Penultimate app to illustrate the use of Linkpendium. To get started, go to Linkpendium and click on a state.


Check out the statewide resources or select one of the counties below:


A list of subjects will now appear, with links below each subject. To the right you will see the name of the website. A dollar sign indicates a subscription site, but there are links to many free sites.


Linkpendium should be one of your first stops as you identify each locality where your ancestors lived. I’d be interested to know if you have any luck with the site. Let me know what you find!


I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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