Genuki - UK & Ireland Genealogy
Vast resources for information on the British Isles - be sure to check out this site.
Idaho GenWeb Project
Lots of good information on Idaho resources.
Franklin County Idaho - Genweb
Information on Franklin County History, Cemetery Records on line, Census information, "The "Old Fort" at Franklin, Idaho, Family File Cabinet: Information on various Franklin County families; pedigree charts; one-name studies, Photo Gallery, The gallery highlights Franklin County photos, Communities (Under construction) The communities are: Battle Creek, Bridgeport, Clifton, Fairview, Franklin, Mapleton, Mink Creek, Preston, Riverdale, Treasureton, Weston, Whitney.
LDS FamilySearch Site
The Cadillac of genealogy research sites. Check this for resources before making a trip to your local Family History Center.
Everything you ever wanted to know about genealogy can be found here.
We're listed here along with thousands of other surnames you may be looking for!
Two good books for understanding the times our ancestors lived in: The Lives and Times Of Our English Ancestors, Volumes 1 and 2 written by Frank Smith, F.S.G. Mr. Smith did research on the Swainston family many years ago. I especially enjoyed Volume 2.
These two books are available at the Family History Library or they can be ordered online to view at your local LDS Family History Center:
Historical scrapbook of Preston and vicinity, Authors: Peterson, Baltzar William (Main Author) Utah State Historical Society, Cache Valley Historical Society. FHL US/CAN Film 237808. History of early Preston, Authors: Hansen, Lorenzo (Main Author), FHL US/CAN Film 237808 Item 12.
Hometown Album: a pictorial history of Franklin County, Idaho, horse and buggy days and early auto era, editor Newell Hart, Authors: Hart, Newell (Main Author), Includes bibliography. Subjects: Idaho, Franklin, Preston - History, Call No. 979.642 H2n, FHL US/CAN Book. (This book contains pictures of a number of Swainston's and has a picture index which makes them easy to find. Another valuable feature of the book is the list of the owners of the pictures.)
Preston, Idaho: Cache Valley Newsletter Pub., 1973, 1 v. (unpaged): ill., ISBN/ISSN: 094146203X, Subject Class: 979.642 H2.
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