A blog site, maintained by Don VandenBosch and Robert Essenburg, on Borculo, Michigan, an unincorporated area in Ottawa County and located along Port Sheldon Street west of 96th Avenue. Essenburg writes on topics like farming, churches, businesses, homes, roads, Native Americans, land and geology, and the Interurban Railway. The blog is rich in historic photos and accounts of individuals and families who lived in Borculo. Photos are clear and accompanied by detailed identification of the subjects.
Govinfo.gov provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Legislative, executive, and judicial content includes bills, statutes, congressional committee materials, proceedings of Congress, presidential and regulatory materials, opinions from U.S. courts, along with curated collections and digitized historical content.
Searchable databases of genealogical data (births, marriages and deaths) from the State Archives Service, recorded in the Netherlands 1811-1955. Limited access for free; full access requires subscription.
As of 1 January 2013 the Genlias database is no longer available. The data has been migrated to the new site WieWasWie.
The Utrecht Archives managesa collection of prints, maps, photographs, films, publications, and family history on the city and province of Utrecht. The Archives is also the national center for church archives and those of the Dutch Railways.
A database of information from headstones in some cemeteries in the following Dutch provinces: Drenthe, Friesland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Overijssel, Utrecht, and Zuid Holland. Useful in providing 20th century data not available via other databases.
Links to up-to-date resources available to digital genealogical data in the Netherlands and Belgium. Some of the data are available on-line, the rest via compact disks. Some of the online site are free, others are subscription services.
A database from the archives of the Province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, which is continually updated. The data since 1811 is also containe din Wiewaswie, but this sight provide access to numberous other provincial sources. The site is in Dutch.
Searchable databases of births (1811-1902), marriages (1811-1922) and deaths (1811-1942) from the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages, as well as data on marriages, births, and deaths prior to 1812 in the Province of Friesland. Available in Frisian, Dutch, or English. Death certificates become public after 50 years, marriage certificates after 75 years, and the birth certificates after a 100 years.
Fully linked website with information on 40,000+ families in the municipality of Ferwerderadeel, located in the northern part of the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. Available in Dutch and English.
'Dutch Cemeteries' project makes infornation of dutch cemeteries available without charge for Genealogical researchers. Provided birth and death dates, age at date, spouse'ssurname, and a photo of the garve marker. The site is mostly in Dutch.
A site that is building a database of vital records from all public archives in the province of Groningen from the 17th century until c1920. Results can be sorted in a variety of ways and wildcard keys can be used to deal with spelling variants. The site is in Dutch. Does not include birth records, 1811-c1920. A scan of a certificate can be viewed, copied, saved, and printed via photo editor software.
A site that is building a database of registers of birth, marriages, and deaths from Frisian municipalities since 1811. Death certificates become public after 50 years, marriage certificates after 75 years, and the birth certificates after a 100 years. Can be searched by name. A scan of a certificate can be viewed, copied, saved, and printed via photo editor software. Available in Frisian, Dutch, or English.
A database from the archives of the Province of Drenthe, the Netherlands, which is continually updated. Searches a number of sources, including church registers back to 1600 and links to a site that has some records as early as 1040. The site is in Dutch.
Medline Plus is an open-access version of the MEDLINE database, geared toward the public consumer, with information from the National Library of Medicine about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. It also contains extensive references and articles, from 1966 to the present, with special collections on different health topics, medical tests, drugs and supplements, and more.
Tropes are storytelling devices and conventions that a writer can
reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and
expectations. While called "TV trope", this wiki covers not only television but also film, literature, comics and more. Giving a multitude of examples, this site will help you critique your favorite TV show.
The African Development Information site has a list of many socio-economic research centers--private, university, governmental--with hot links. This can lead to many reports which often can then be located free of charge through a scholar.google.com or www.google.com search on the titles in quotes.
Among its more than 3,600 terms covering all aspects of art, ArtLex provides basic definitions of art terms, numerous illustrations, quotations, and pronunciation notes, and links to other Web resources. The site defines more than 1,700,000 words found in more than 200 dictionaries and glossaries.
PAIR brings together a scholastic, eclectic group of Internet materials in a tightly organized, well-cataloged, and easily accessible format. Covers Asia from Turkey to Japan including links in English and local languages. PAIR includes a wide variety of social science and humanities disciplines.
CONELRAD is the creation of writers who grew up in the shadow of the BOMB and all its attendant pop culture fallout. The website offers numerous short subject educational motion pictures dealing with the Cold War that were produced for civilian and government audiences.
Web site of the Economic Freedom Network of 71 research institutes, including the Cata Institute and the Canadian Fraser Institute. Their annual "Economic Freedom of the World" report is available free as a pdf, along with extensive excel downloads of the data which ranks 130 economies on a 1-10 scale in five categories: size of govenment; legal structure/security of propertyrights; access to sound money; freedom to exchange with foreigners; and regulation of credit, labor and business.
Portal to valuable, free Internet resources relevant to global business. Sections are divided into such categories as Country and Regional Data, Company and Industry Data, etc. All links are updated every 20 days, so this site is very current and very accurate. Especially valuable to locate industry information and market opportunities for all countries of the world, including the developing countries.
Science.gov is a search engine for government science information and research results. Currently in its fourth generation, Science.gov provides search of more than 50 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 1,800 scientific Web sites.
Chemistry Central provides access to peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry, from BioMed Central - the leading biomedical open access publisher. This site features chemistry-related articles published in Chemistry Central Journal and independent journals utilizing BioMed Central's open access publishing services.
A new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia
is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars,
professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each
other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and
will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well
as to the general public.
A portal designed to conduct broad-based academic investigation of Islamic topics. Includes annotated links to scholarly Muslim sources, Western academic bodies, Arabic news media, and nongovernmental organizations.
The Community Research Institute gathers, analyzes, interprets, and shares national
and local West Michigan data through partnerships with nonprofit and
neighborhood groups in an effort to assist local and
regional nonprofit leaders with decision making, grant
writing, and program evaluation.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in the United States. It is updated each quarter with new measures for different sectors of the economy replacing data from the prior year. The overall ACSI score for a given quarter factors in scores from about 200 companies in 43 industries and from government agencies over the previous four quarters. The Index is produced by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in partnership with the American Society for Quality and CFI Group, and is supported in part by ForeSee Results, corporate sponsor for the e-commerce and e-business measurements.
Beautiful architectural drawings of thousands of tall buildings around
the globe, contributed by members of the SkyscraperPage Illustrators
Association, can be found on this site. Users can browse by city,
country, or continent. The site includes completed buildings, as well as those proposed, under
construction, canceled, or destroyed. Drawings are initially displayed
with basic building data. A lively discussion forum is also provided.
This site contains a list of core issues related to globalization with some supporting full-text reports. It also includes many significant and high quality video clips. Of particular value is YaleGlobal Online, which includes a history and definition, along with academic papers, book reviews and exerpts, links to external Web sites, and multimedia presentations.