Writing Resources on the Internet

Cyndi’s List – Writing Your Family History

Evidence Explained: The website partner to Elizabeth Shown Mills’ book about citations.

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.: Full text of this classic reference book is available online.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: A reference site for grammar and punctuation rules that also has a fun grammar quiz.

Merriam-Webster: The online dictionary to help you when spellcheck can’t.

Thesaurus: An online thesaurus to help you find just the right word.

Common Errors in English Usage: The online presentation of Paul Brians’ book by the same name will help you to avoid common errors in writing.

Abbreviations found in Genealogy: A fairly comprehensive list of abbreviations you are likely to find in your genealogy research or that you may want to use in your genealogy writing.

Grammar Girl: Tips and articles that cover grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. Grammar Girl’s punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer.

Daily Writing Tips Blog: A new article is published every day with topics ranging from grammar to punctuation, from spelling to usage and vocabulary.


Updated July 2017