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Links.

Do you have a family web site, or a favorite genealogy site? I'd be glad to add it here if you email me!

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Surname message boards and mailing lists.

"Rootsweb Surname List search page.The RSL is a listing of reserachers who have registered their interest in certain lines at Rootsweb. Use the search function to find others working on your surname.
"Slaven" board at Genforum.
"Slavens" board at Genforum.
"Slevin" board at Genforum.
"Slaven" board at Ancesty.com. (The successor to the Rootsweb boards.)
"Slavens" board at Ancestry.com.
"Slavin" board at Ancestry.com.
"Slevin" board at Ancestry.com.
Rootsweb mailing lists & info: Slaven/Slavey Slavens  Slavin

Family and Other Slaven-related Sites.

Yahoo! group for descendants of Felix Slavin. David Slavin invites descendants of Felix Slavin to join this Yahoo discussion group. Felix was born in Ireland and came to America approximately 1845, probably arriving in Rhode Island. He married a Rosanna O'Brien in Providence, and bought a farm in the village of Chepachet in the town of Glocester, Rhode Island.

Slevin Family of Kentucky and Peoria, Illinois. Mel Green has this page dedicated to a line descending from Tully Slevin, who emigrated from Ireland to America in 1811. The site also has group sheets for the family.

Descendant Report of John Slavin of Garrard County, Kentucky. John Slavin of Missouri has a great site for charting the descendants of "John of Garrard." Be sure to visit the sources page for John's analysis of historic documents. Great work!

The Slaven and Slavey Family Web Site. Robert Slavey's site has a variety of information on the Slavey and Slavey families, including an excellent veterans' page with a ton of names of soldiers from the Revolutionary War through Phillipine Insurrection. If you think an ancestor--Slaven(s), Slavin(s), Slavey, Slavon, any spelling, Union or Confederate-- may have served in the Civil War, stop here!

Slaven Family of Fentress County, TN site. Chird Bobbitt's site has much information on the Slaven family of Tennessee, and other Slaven information from Kelly Smith. UPDATE: It's back online at a new domain!

Thurman's Quest homepage. Loren has well over 300 Slaven entries in his database.

Slevin - Stanley, Tipperary, Ireland. Jennifer Slevin Gleeson's genealogy site for her Slevin family in Tipperary.

Samuel Slavens and the Great Locomotive Chase. Excellent site dedicated to telling the story of Andrews Raiders, a group of Union soldiers who went behind Confederate lines to steal a locomotive and destroy the railroad back to Chattanooga. This link goes to the page on Samuel Slavens, but be sure to check out the rest of the site.
For the earliest report on the raid, read a scanned version of Ohio boys in Dixie: the adventures of twenty-two scouts sent by Gen. O. M. Mitchell to destroy a railroad aka "the Holt report."

Journal of Davy K. Capps, written 1874-1885.Capps was the husband of Harriet Slavens, daughter of Thomas J. Slavens, and lived in Lincoln County, Missouri.

James Slavens Family. My other site, for James Slavens of Hendricks County, Indiana, and descendants.

Slaven of County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland. Courtney Shinaberry, a descendant of John Slavin, has a nice page of the early "legend and lore" of Colla da Crioch, from whom all with our surname are (reputedly) descended.

Earls Families of Slavin. This page isn't about a Slavin family, but rather, a family living in the parish of Slavin, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, but many will find the bits of infomation about the area interesting.

Midwifery in West Virginia. An online version of a story in "West Viriginia History" magazine, featuring information on Jenny Belle Slaven of Pocahontas County.

Frank Slaven-The Man Behind the Roadhouse by Doug Beckstead, Historian, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.Sitting on a high bank of the Yukon River in Alaska is a two-story cabin called Slaven's Roadhouse. Since its construction in 1932, it has served as a beacon to travelers plying the Yukon. It is now one of the historical landmarks within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, part of the National Park Service. Doug sorts fact from fiction and offers some clues as to Frank's family.
Note: The preceding link has been broken but I'm keeping it around in case the NPS brings it back. In the meantime, here are some other links about Frank and the roadhouse: NPS on Frank and the roadhouse,   a different NPS page, and  more from the NPS.

Slaven School, Denver, Colorado.The web site for Slavens elementary school in Denver, named for a descendant of John Slavin of Highland County, through the Isaiah Slavens to William Stuart Slavens to William Nida Slavens to Benjamin Franklin Slavens. Hmm, I wonder if they have any "Slavens Explorers" t-shirts in adult sizes?

Mount Slaven Public School, Simcoe County, Ontario. The Mount Slaven school in Ontario, Canada, has a history dating back more than a century, but evidently the future is questionable. The site hasn't been updated since spring 2003, and according to the history page, the school may be replaced...

General genealogy links.

Frank Beacon column on giving back to the genealogical community by transcribing records.

Genealogy columns by Donna Murray Allen. Read what she has to say about learning from obituaries and from the census, why you shouldn't ignore collateral lines, why you should check alternate spellings, where to look for evidence outside of the census and obituaries, and a little bit about DNA testing and genealogy. Donna is a columnist for the St. Petersburg (Florida) Times and has graciously allowed me to reprint a few of her columns. To read more, go the Times' search page and enter "Donna Murray Allen" in the search box. NEW! Visit Donna's new website for more information and genealogy tips.

Illinois State Archives online databases The State of Illinois has marriage records, soldiers, public domain land tract sales, and many other public records indexes online. Too bad every state doesn't have such a site...

Bureau of Land Management general land office records. An online database for original land patents between the federal government and individuals, many with .tif images of the actual patent.

Irish and U.K. genealogy links. A collection of links for Ireland and the U.K.

Links for county genealogy sites.

Highland County, Virginia Archives USGenWeb site.

Highland County, Virginia VAGenWeb site.

Genealogies of Highland County, Virginia families.

Cyndi's List - Virginia Sites.

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