This page is reserved for links to friends, families, and other special sites that have been a great help. There are also links to organizations that are either extremely useful or that have gone out of their way in support of the Cullen Genealogy Homepage. Their help is always greatly appreciated. There is also a section for homepages maintained by Cullen Family members around the world. If you're a Cullen and have a homepage on the web - genealogy related or not - contact me and I'll get it listed (if I don't find you first)! General genealogy links have been removed from this page and placed in a separate area of the site; Searching for Your Ancestors Online.
Links Specific to Cullen Genealogy
Cullen Family History & Genealogy: This site features the family genealogy and descendants of John Cullen who emigrated from Killinkere, Co. Cavan to Bytown, Upper Canada in 1826 and resettled to Templeton Township, Lower Canada c1829 as one of its early pioneers. By the mid 1850s, John and his family had become important farmers and squared timber operators in the Township and were leaders in church and community affairs.
The Cullen Geneological History Page: This is a brand new site run by Rob Cullen, of Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand. It contains a genealogy of one of the Cullen families of Co Wexford, Ireland; the earliest generation being one James Cullen. His son, also a James Cullen, was born in Bannow in 1885 and was married to Bridget Jones (1890-1974). Current family members are now in Co Wexford, Ireland and also in Aukland, New Zealand. Check back for updates to Rob's site. He has plans for photos and other information to be posted in the near future.
DejaCullen: This is a bookmark for a Dejanews search that I check frequently. It saves quite a bit of typing and configuring for me! Spelling variations Cullen, Cullin, and Cullan are included. The search results are ordered by date so that I catch the latest postings. Dejanews is an excellent source of information from the various genealogical newsgroups.
The Cullen Research Center: Rich Cullen maintains this site as an aid for Cullen researchers and it will concentrate on the West Saxon, Norman Gaelic, and Scottish branches of the family. Since Geocities was acquired by Yahoo!, changes have been made during the first half of 1999 which made Geocities a much friendlier place to visit.
The Cullens of Somerset Co., Maryland: Rich Cullen's other site! His family settled in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Maryland around the time of the Mayflower. His ancestors, according to family tradition, came over from Co. Surrey, England in the early 1600's.
TJ's Home Page: James Family History & Geneology, from Ireland, by way of Erie County, Ohio and points west... The James family is related to my own Cullen family through the marriage between Enos Cullen and Betsy James abt.1855. Other US locations mentioned for this James family are: Washington State, Kansas, and Colorado.
Jim Roache's Home Page: The names Roache and Cullen share a history in Co. Wexford, Ireland. To read more about the history of the Roache's, Cullens, and other families - visit Jim's site. Jim has a unique view of people and history which, with his excellent writing style, leads one to believe these are firsthand accounts! This man is very sharp and shoots from the hip; if he says it, you can bet your beans he has good reasons for it.
Lincolnshire Genealogical Research: Okay, this page isn't Cullen specific but is still a good place to go for information on the families of Lincolnshire, England. The site is maintained by Nan Clark and she has done an excellent job of indexing the surnames.
Cullen Web Page: Pat and John Cullen's page on the descendants of Richard Cullen of Kent England. Richard Dodge Cullen and Lee Roy Cullen and their families were very close to being the first anglo settlers in New Mexico Territory. 4000 names in a computer database and not a bad looking set of pages, either!
The Cullinan & Cullinane Family Genealogy Project: Friends of CCFGPW. Some say there is some connection between the names Cullen and Cullinan(e) so why not check it out? Tons of info on the families, where they lived, where they went, even what they looked like. Try out the wave files to hear how the different variations of the name are pronounced! The page has moved and the link above has been updated.
Posting Pages for the name Cullen
Local Ireland's Cullen Post: Post your queries on Irish Cullens here. Very useful site for any Irish surname. These kind people have also awarded the Cullen Genealogy Homepage with the Recommended Stamp of Approval. Visit also Local Ireland, the opening page of their website; it's one of my favorite sources of Irish news and information and well worth a visit. Lots of information arranged by topic or by County. Try the search boxes below for a global search of Local Ireland or a surname search at Local Names and see what turns up!
Cullen Family Genealogy Forum: Another excellent page for posting your genealogy queries on the name Cullen or just about any other surname for that matter (just go to the Genforum homepage.
Mayo-Ireland BBS: A bit sluggish at times but very good. Scroll down for the County's folder where you'd like to make a post. If you scroll down further you will find buttons, one of which is labelled Search. Use this search to locate posts for your surname of interest in any of the Irish County folders. The Sysop will make posts of current events in Ireland that will show up in your search if your surname is mentioned! An interesting twist!
Cullen Board at familyhistory.com: This one has not been around as long as the others but has been getting a steady stream of Cullen posts ever since the board appeared on the Internet. One note about these surname boards; there are many, many boards and it will take your browser quite a while to load the list of surnames. Expect to wait. The opening page of this site is familyhistory.com.
General Information on Ireland
St-Patricks-Day.com: "Hello and welcome to St-Patrick's-Day.com, the largest Parades, Festivals & Events website!. This is a fun site with links in several different areas; Parades and Events, Irish Pubs, Dancing, Literature, Hotels, Restaurants, Arts & Culture, Travel, and of course Genealogy. There are many features to explore and you're sure to find something that suits your taste. Genealogists may appreciate the Genealogy Assessment Service, provided by Eneclann. For a small fee you are provided an appropriate researcher who can offer individual advice and attention. In their words, "As part of the assessment we will evaluate the information that is given to us, see if any further research is possible and quote for undertaking this research. We can normally tell whether there is a realistic chance of finding information on a family, and will only recommend research when we think it can be justified." There is an online form to get your own assessment into motion. All in all, a very enjoyable site. My personal favorite is the Irish e-cards section (under Quick-links, at the top of their homepage) with some very nice pictures; be sure to take a look.
Island Ireland: Island Ireland is an Internet directory to Irish art, culture and environment. There are several categories of hand-picked links and the sites are checked out thoroughly before the URLs are posted so that you can be sure you are visiting worthwhile sites. The categories are: Archaeology, Architecture, Around Ireland, Arts & Music, Cultural Resources, Enviroment, Folk Culture, History, Irish Language, and Literature. This is a well designed and fast loading site so your tour will be pleasant as well as rewarding.
Browse Ireland Directory of Irish Sites
General Information on Scotland
Electric Scotland: Need information on Scotland? Start here. They've been around in one form or another since 1994. You will find articles and links in many categories; too many to be listed. For the genealogists in the crowd, be sure to check out the 200+ clan webboards and the clan chat forums. There are sections devoted to Clans, Travel, History, Music, Games, Links, Shopping, Business, Books, and much more. Read the history section if you have the time and read the Clan Histories; both contain numerous and very informative articles. Just clicking the link for the Clans section will lead you to a dozen subcategories and enough information and articles to keep you busy for hours! Very friendly site and very well done. Electric Scotland is the eyes on the world for anyone with an interest in Scotland.
Special Online Resources
The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA): Based in Massachusetts but now an international nonprofit organization, TIARA was founded in 1983 to develop and promote the study of Irish history and genealogy. Their website has been online since 1996 and contains some very useful link pages. My favorite is the Links to Sites for Irish Research and Other Information - The categories are: General Information, National Resources, Local and Regional Resources, Maps and Geography, Emigration and Passenger Lists, Family and Clan Associations, Databases and Search Engines, Professional and Commercial Services, History and Archaeology, Celtic and Gaelic Culture, and Miscellaneous Sites. Their link page for Books, Publications, and Libraries is also very good and includes links to newspapers and journals that have an online version. Please note that TIARA is not a genealogical research organization. Although genealogy is an important part of your Irish heritage and many members are genealogists, there is much more to TIARA than just family history research.
Internet Genealogical Bookshop: British genealogical publications with hundreds of titles available, among the major publisher's collections are: British Genealogical Library Guides, Raymond`s Original Pollbooks, Books by Colin Chapman, The Domesday Book, Federation of Family History Societies, Public Record Office, Society of Genealogists, National Index of Parish Registers, Phillimore, Darwen County Histories, Photographs and Family Historians, and others. These are reasonably priced books for the serious British genealogical researcher. I was particularly impressed with the 38-volume Domesday Book of the year 1086 (detailing land ownership) available in modern paperback form, about £10.00 for the volume of your choice, arranged by County. Books will be sent with an invoice for payment on receipt. Payment accepted in Sterling, US dollars and Australian dollars. Visit the site for further information and ordering details.
Ron Taylor's UK Census Finding Aids and Indexes: This is a another go-there-now site! Ron's site is an extremely useful resource for anyone who is researching their family history in the United Kingdom. An online search for the occurences of a selected surname was especially interesting since it indicates the locations of the surname throughout the UK. I couldn't possibly describe them all here (stop by and see!) but many indexes besides the census are also available and includes locations in Ireland. If you need help after you've exhausted the resources in the LDS libraries and other standard sources, you need to stop by Ron Taylor's Census Aids and Indexes site! You will find examples of the available data in the Records Archive. Ron was kind enough to forward the data for posting to this site.
Latter Day Saints: Brought to you by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Finally the International Genealogical Index (IGI) and other resources of the worldwide LDS libraries are now available online. This is an extremely useful site and you'll find yourself going back often to search their extensive collection of records. For as large a body of data there is available, this site is still quite speedy and accessible at nearly any time; a definite plus for researchers!
Links to Cullen Home Pages Non-genealogy related sites unless otherwise notated so please restrain yourself!
Joshua Cullen: Concert Pianist: Fourteen-year-old Joshua Cullen has the lion's share of talent in the Cullen Family! A Concert Pianist who has performed world-wide as well as locally in the US, Joshua has an extensive repertoire of classical artists and is a frequent concerto performer with many well-known orchestras. Have RealAudio? Get to the Sound Clips page for a sizable sampling of his work! Full versions of the samples are available now, or are planned for release, on three separate CD's that he's recorded. Joshua obviously has talents outside of the music hall; his website is a fine creation that shows Joshua's attention to detail.
Ralph Cullen's Web Page: Ralph is a member of the Maungaturoto, New Zealand branch of Cullens descended from the Rude Forefathers of Nottinghamshire, England. There are a few photographs of the Cullen family so it's definitely worth a visit. The graphics are moderate and very attractive; a well authored site.
James and Emilia Cullen: Do you like Winnie the Pooh? So do these folks! If nothing else, check out the background image! Beautiful family pictures and all the trimmings that make for a pleasant visit. Heavy graphics so get comfortable; Walt Disney would love this page!
Jim Cullen's Model Railroad Pages: Another Jim Cullen? Yup; very popular name! Nice photos of his N-Scale model railroad layout located in Frederick, Maryland. If you like trains then this is a nice station to pull into. By the way, notice that he and I are sharing the animated e-mail gif ... having the same name does have it's advantages!
R&R Cullen Manx Cats: This is a site run by Dick Cullen, who is the brother of the John Cullen with the Cullen Web Page above. Dick's site is graphics intensive but very fast; take the time to visit if you are fond of cats. Dick has been working with the purebred Manx since 1970. Lots of pictures to view and, before you start to wonder, it is true that a Manx is without a tail!
Lisa Cullen: Welcome to My Resume: I ran into this site and just liked the look of it. Lisa Cullen is a technical writer and even gets her hands dirty in computer programming. She has an impressive resume; everything from writing technical manuals and help guides, to internet development and application testing.
Links to Other Interesting Places on the Internet
Jordan Welding of Ohio: Certified portable welding. This is a site I created for Dave Jordan, a highly qualified welder with 24 years experience in field and industrial welding. Certified SMAW Structural and SMAW Pipe, MIG Structural, and Flux Core Structural. Service is available in most areas of north-central Ohio. Jordan Welding can be contacted via e-mail at JordanWeld@webtv.net. Visit the website for more information.
Johnny Castaway's Home Page: Sierra's screensaver, Johnny Castaway, is my all-time favorite. This poor soul is marooned on a desert island (the size of your average bathroom) with nothing but a palm tree to keep him company but he still manages to fall into enough mischief to be highly entertaining. Actually, the screen saver is an animated cartoon (with sound) that takes ten days to play out the full story - then the fun begins all over again! There are constant variations and surprises to watch for and a virtual cult following on the screen saver's homepage to spell out each and every one. Be sure to watch for special events on Christmas, New Years, etc.; Johnny gets festive just like anyone else. Download is small believe it or not (the programmer is a very clever fellow - probably Irish), installation is a snap, the price is absolutely free, and it runs fine on Win95 and Win98. Constantly amazes and the kids love to watch Johnny's antics. Download it from Sierra's Goodies Page or from another source listed on Johnny's Home Page above. In the ever-expanding universe of screen savers, this classic is still the best!
Be careful, though... you just might learn something!!!
GedHTree GEDCOM to HTML converter: Here's an interesting site. Gary Welker has written, in Visual Basic, an excellent program which converts most types of GEDCOM files to HTML. Here's the excellent part - the HTML files are rich in color graphics and much more attractive than the usual "Netscape Gray" outputs you get from most programs. The pages load rather quickly though, since the graphics come in pieces which are reused often so only downloaded once. All the expected outputs are there; trees (three styles), family groups, notes, sources and photo pages. All of this is extensively cross-linked and options are available to customize the output. Even the graphics are optional; you may use your own! The unregistered version is free and can be downloaded directly from Gary's site. Stop by to learn more!
The Studio: Stew's Original Music: Stewart Mattox is a good friend I've known since I started working at a thermoforming facility in Sandusky, Ohio. For a year or so we worked side by side as process technicians and, after visiting his new website, you'll find out about a talent that I didn't even know about! You'll need RealAudio to hear the original music. Stew has been a big help to my own site since he owns the scanner that made my internet photo collection possible!
Feel free to forward any links that you feel should be included on this page.
As always, your help is very much appreciated