Genealogy Research

If you're interested in genealogy but not sure how or where to start on the Internet, here are some sites that you may find helpful. I'll add more sites as I find them and will gladly welcome any recommended sites from visitors.

I will be adding information particular to the surnames that I'm researching here, too. So far that includes Arnold, Buckingham, Randolph, Cree, Stevens, Johnston, Hayden, Hazen, Johnson, Brown, Dennis, Toole, Parmer, Cecil, Gilmore, Yost, Smith, Pittman, Taylor, Bauchener, and Cain. Please visit again (or e-mail me!) if you're also looking for information on these names.

Thanks for visiting and happy hunting!

P.S. Just for Christmas, please read this little poem....enjoy!

 
Research Aids for the Family Historian
US Gen Web Project
Includes Archive and State Projects
Treasure Maps -
The How-to Genealogy Site
U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
Olive Tree Genealogy
Ship Lists
Ohio Genealogy
Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site:
Genealogy Help & Resources
Gendex-WWW Genealogical Index
This server indexes hundreds of WWW databases and gives you the ability to locate and view data of interest to you without having to go and visit each of the databases separately.
Everton's Genealogical Helper
U.S. National Archives And Records Administration
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:
Family History - How Do I Begin?
WWW Genealogy Databases
Cyndi's List
Anything and everything that is related to doing
genealogy can be located at this site...unbelievable!
Rand Corporation Genealogy Club
Everyone is welcome to submit information to the
Roots Location and Roots Surname List.
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
Online Genealogical Database Index
The Genealogy Home Page
Genealogy Online
Genebase.com

Genealogy, Ancestory, and Family History Search

Ellis Island Records

Map Your Ancestors

Family Search
Family History and Genealogy Records
clanhuston.com
For resources and information on History
of family names and Family names
RootsWeb's Guide to
Tracing Family Trees
GeneaBios
Biographies for Genealogy
Genealogy Research Source List The National Archives
Genealogists/Family Historians
GeneaSearch Research Tools
Free Genealogy data to help find your Ancestors
GenealogyLinks.net
The types of records you can find include parish
registers, censuses, cemeteries, marriages,
passenger lists, city directories, military records,
obituaries and more
About: Genealogy
Various sources of information and guidance;
free newsletter signup available
GenealogyPortal.com
Features eight separate search engines to assist
in researching your family history
Are you sure you're the first historian in the family? The Library of Congress
has more than 40,000 family histories.
The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has an extensive genealogical collection. Also explore state archives and historical societies.
   

Every 10 years, the feds make a record of the country's inhabitants by name. You can see those records through 1930 (there's a 72-year privacy cutoff), as well as some state and special censuses. For an index, visit www.census-online.com or www.us-census.org. Images of census pages are available to ancestry.com subscribers, or for sale on CD-ROM. You can also view pages on microfilm at the National Archives and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Family History Library, both of which have branches around the country.

Passenger lists spanning six centuries are available in reference books, on CD-ROM, and on fee-based genealogy sites; many are also searchable for free, thanks to sites like www.immigrantships.net and www.olivetreegenealogy.com. The Ellis Island site offers a searchable database of passenger manifests. The U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Service site also offers extensive tips and databases.

Look to the U.S. armed forces for vital records, a physical description, and much more. Try the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System and the United States Internet Genealogical Society Military Collection Site. Look for a pension file (maybe under a widow's name) and bounty land warrant application files (land was sometimes awarded to vets). The National Archives and Records Administration should have both.

Sites with organized links to scads of databases. Some include: www.usgenweb.org, www.worldgenweb.org, www.genealogyhomepage.com, and www.genealogyportal.com.

 


 

 

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