Off-Site Genealogical Resources
- AfriGeneas - African
Ancestored Genealogy - AfriGeneas provides leadership,
promotion and advocacy for the mutual development and use
of a system of genealogy resources for researching African
- American-French Genealogical
Society - The American-French Genealogical Society,
is a genealogical and historical organization dedicated
to the study and preservation of the French-Canadian culture.
- American Immigrant
Wall of Honor, The - The wall celebrates American immigration
from its earliest beginnings until today, and soon even
more names will be added.
- Ancestral Findings
- Birth, Census, Death, Land, Marriage, Military, Passenger,
Immigration Lists and State Records Indexes and a chat room.
- Ancestry.com -
search 240 million names in 1630 databases
- Ancestry Search
- An Interactive Directory of over 400 Genealogy Surname
- Ancestry's Social
Security Death Index
- Behind the Name
- the etymology and history of first names
- CLIO - The National Archives
- Cemetery Junction
- This site is about helping the genealogy community
find information about their ancestors. Thousands of cemeteries
- Cemetery Records on
the Internet - The site is a resource of burial records
and links to cemetery webpages. Browse over 2.8 million
cemetery records across over 54,00 cemeteries worldwide
online, all searchable. Special collections included veterans
cemeteries and cemeteries flooded by dams.
- Censuslinks - Resources
to help with your genealogy research with a database of
7102 links and 2955 categories.
- Commonwealth War Graves
Commission - includes personal and service information
for 1.7 million soldiers who died in the First and Second
- Cyndi's Lists of
Genealogy Sites on the Internet - "More than 264,550
links! 254,900 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in
over 180 categories. Another 9,600+ uncategorized new links
in the works."
- Ellis Island
Passenger Lists - Between 1892 and 1924 over 22 million
passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis
Island and the Port of New York. Now you can research passenger
records from ships that brought the immigrants - even see
the original manifests with passengers' names.
- Family Census
- Family Tree
- Find a Grave
- graves of noteworthy people
Genealogy Resources and Records - Has actual records
as well as thousands of categorized links to other resources
on the web and off.
Occurring Names in America
- Genealogy Today
- Genealogical Database
Index - Contains links to genealogical databases
- Genealogical Reasearch in
the Former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
Help Network, The
- Genealogy Gateway
- Genealogy Home Page
- Genealogical research tools and an annotated directory
Index to the WWW
- Courtesy of Yahoo
Learning Center - Tracing your family's history is a
fascinating journey. This site will guide you along the
way by offering how-to articles, genealogy classes and other
resources that will help you dig deeper into your family's
Organizations - Courtesy of Yahoo
Resources on the Internet
- Genealogy Register,
- GenSource - Free
resources for genealogy research.
Home Page - Creates genealogy database
- Genwriters -This
site is designed to help genealogists begin writing their
- Helm's Genealogy
Your Last Name - Site provides links to some of the
largest sets of surname data available for searching. You'll
need to enter at least a surname to get results. Find out
how common your name is in different parts of the United
States and do historical research on your family name.
- Irish Family
History Foundation - Genealogy Ireland
- JewishGen - "The
primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish
- Kindred Konnections
- "Family History Research Center" - search 100
- Lineages - "Genealogy
reference library and resource center built and maintained
by professional genealogists who understand the needs of
beginning researchers and experienced family historians."
Project, The - Directory of links for kinship studies
and genealogy material used in a university anthropology
- LookupUK.com -
"The Resource Centre for finding that Lost Friend or
Relative in the UK."
- London Ancestor
- Genealogy & Local History in Greater London. A Journal
of source data for Genealogy & Local History in Greater
- Mayflower Passenger
- Mormon Church Genealogy
- MyFamily.com -
"MyFamily.com is the easiest way to stay in touch with your
family and friends using the Internet."
- National Genealogical
Society Home Page
- National Obituary
Archive - This site offers a repository of obituaries
and death records with more than 56 million individual entries
- "The focus of obitpage.com is the lure of the obituary
both as history and as literary art form. This site is the
result of a life-long habit of reading the obituary page,
collecting obituaries and sharing the most unusual with
a cadre of friends writers, lawyers, actors, educators,
historians, among others."
- Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy
online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries
archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable
family tree charts.
- Obituary Daily
Times - Search for over 4 million obituary death dates
(full-text obits not included) from nearly 2,000 publications
around the United States. Entries typically include name,
age, city of residence, source of obit, and death date.
- Online Searchable
Death Indexes & Records - This website gathers together
links to online death indexes by state and county. Included
are death indexes, obituary indexes, probate indexes and
cemetery & burial listings.
Graveyard, The - "The Web Site That Tells Where
the Dead Politicians are Buried"
- Popular Baby
Names - The Social Security Admin. publishes popular
baby names as new data become available. In the top 1000
names per decade list, names are limited to births in the
U.S.A. Unless stated otherwise, all other lists are from
all Social Security applications, whether the birth occurred
in the U.S. or elsewhere. Children born to U.S. military
personnel, diplomats, tourists, and citizens working overseas
are included as long as a Social Security number application
- RAND Genealogy
Club - This site supports the Roots Location List, Roots
Surname List and a Soundex converter, as well as many links
organized either by type or by regional, ethnic or religious
Home Page - Information on genealogical resources found
at U.S. archives and libraries, including the Library of
Congress. Includes Revolutionary War and other military
records, as well as state by state genealogical resources.
Terms - Sometimes, especially when working on your family
history, it's handy to know how to describe your family
relationships more exactly. This site helps you understand
lesser known relationship terms such as 'second cousin'
and 'first cousin, once removed.'
Your Roots - Researching your roots can be a lifelong
project. With so many records and resources, it's not easy
to find a starting point. While every family history follows
a different path, there are general guidelines that every
beginner should know. The site summaries these guidelines.
- Rootsweb - The
website of the genealogical data co-operative offers several
different services to the genealogical community, including
web-page hosting, search indexes and registries. This site
tries to offer links to actual information, not just links
to links.the British royal family, American presidents,
and other notables. Includes a database and information
on doing genealogical research on the Internet.
- Social Security
Online - official Web site of the Social Security Administration
- Soc. Security
- State by
state Vital Records Links - This site has links to
every State and instructions on ordering vital record info
such as birth, marriage, divorce and death records.
- Surname Guide
- Your research guide to surnames and lists of family genealogy
homepages on the Internet.
- Genealogy Surname Research in The United States And
- SurnameWeb - The
Genealogy Web Portal - The largest surname site on
the web, search from over 1 BILLION persons! Now featuring
70,000 links to over 32,000 surnames; and over 2,200 one-name
Ways to Avoid Genealogical Grief
Genealogy News - monthly online newsletter covering
all aspects of UK genealogy.
- UK + Ireland Genealogy
- Comprehensive site covering genealogy and family history
in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Includes an introduction
to genealogy, information on getting started, hints for
working from outside the U.K., a calendar of events, and
continually growing databases organized by country, county,
parish, and district.
- USGenWeb Archives
- US Genealogy, census, marriage, wills
- U.S. Surname Distribution
- Take a look at this surnames database to find out whether
your last name (if it's among the 50,000 most common) is
more prevalent in Minnesota or Florida. Helpful for someone
trying to determine a starting point for a genealogy project.
- Vital Records -
This site contains information about where to obtain vital
records such as birth, death & marriage certificates and
divorce decrees from each state, territory and county of
the United States.
in Your Name?
to Write for Vital Records - The links on this National
Center for Health Statistics site provide you with direct
access to individual State and territory information. To
use this valuable tool, you must first determine the State
or area where the birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred,
then click on that State or area.
- Who's Alive and Who's Dead
- the site that helps you keep track of which famous
people have died and which are still alive!
- WorldGenWeb Project,
The - "The goal of the WorldGenWeb Project is to
have every country in the world represented by an online
website and hosted by researchers who either live in their
own country or who are familiar with their country's resources."
- genealogy and family member resources
War Soldiers from Sharon, Connecticut.
Donation's Finding Family- Great Resource that has ship
passenger lists for most of Europe. Thank you Emily from
Northern California for forwarding this great resource.
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