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Types of Tools
Mailing Lists - Send an email to a single address and everyone subscribed to the list receives the email. Archives are frequently searchable. Genealogy lists are often organized by surname, location, or topic.
Message Boards - Think of an electronic bulletin board organized by date that the message was posted. Also searchable and organized by surname, location, or topic.
Databases - Databases are searchable collections of information such as web page indexes, birth/death information or any other type of information you can imagine.
Software - A lot of software is available for free online and can be downloaded.
- Port Arthur News Obituary Index - Obituary Index for the Port Arthur News available from Febuary 1, 1969 - 2013
- Social Security Death Index
- Tombstone Transcription Project - part of RootsWeb, which is currently undergoing significant maintenance (5/9/2018)
- Jefferson County Section: Tombstone Transcription Project - part of RootsWeb, which is currently undergoing significant maintenance (5/9/2018)
- HeritageQuest (Provided by the Texas State Library's TEXSHARE program):
- Family Treemaker CDs - Available on the library's computers (confirm after Hurricane Harvey)