Database containing information on more than 35,000 slave voyages involving over 12 million Africans transported to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Provides links to U.S. marriage and genealogy records archives and databases.
Photographs, books and pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, and other archival material drawn from the collections of Harvard University that document voluntary immigration to the United States ???from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression,??? and related quantitative data and contextual information.
Information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Answers many basic genealogy questions, particularly in the realm of government information sources. Provides an age search service, list of surnames, and links to related sites.
This comprehensive resources provides links to information on almost all aspects of family history research. The mission is to promote scholarly educational access to all key worldwide Internet genealogical and family history databases and resources. It is divided up by region as well as by topic. There is also a feature to search the website.
This site provides free searches of Ellis Island passenger lists, offers free genealogy charts and family history materials.
“Genealogists are the most numerous users of the Washington, DC, research rooms, and 13 regional records service facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This area provides many of the finding aids, guides, and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of our facilities or for requesting records from NARA. …
Virginia Memory is part of the online presence of the Library of Virginia, the state archives and reference library. The Library maintains vast and varied collections of print materials, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and ephemera, maps and atlases, rare books, and fine art that tell the history of the commonwealth and its people.
Early Virginia Religious Petitions
Petitions to the General Assembly were the primary catalyst for legislation in the Commonwealth from 1776 until 1865. Public improvements, military claims, divorce, manumission of slaves, division of counties, incorporation of towns, religious freedom, and taxation were just some of the concerns expressed in these petitions. The petitions often contain hundreds of signatures and are a useful tool in genealogical research. Frequently, the petitions contain supplementary support documents useful in research, including maps, wills, naturalizations, deeds, resolutions, affidavits, judgments, and other items.
The Library of Congress : Local History & Geneology Services
The Library of Congress has one of the world’s premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications. The Library’s genealogy collection began as early as 1815 with the purchase of Thomas Jefferson’s library.
Archives Canada – your gateway to Canada’s past
Archives Canada is a gateway to archival resources found in over 800 repositories across Canada. Useful for school and ancestral research via digitized maps, documents and online exhibits.
The Valley of the Shadow
The Valley of the Shadow Project is a hypermedia archive of thousands of sources of information created during the period before, during, and after the Civil War in Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Sources include diaries, newspapers, maps, photographs, church records, populations cenuss and official records,
The Carpathian Connection
“Premier independent genealogy and historial reference site for those researching ancestors from the Carpathian Mountain regions of Eastern Europe. A fantastic resource for students to gain information on the various heritages and cultures who inhabited these territories.” Contains information on Eastern European villages, customs and folklore,
Irish Genealogical Society-International
“A non-profit organization dedicated to the study and advancement of genealogy in Ireland, North and South, and around the world.” Website includes items of interest to Irish genealogists, including church records, census substitutes, cemetery lists, and Irish surname info.
San Francisco Genealogy
Find a wealth of information at the San Francisco Genealogy web site! Get links and full text for vital records, census information, historical texts, maps and much more. Check out the information on how to begin genealogical research, or share your memories of San Francisco and its surrounds.
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
Jewish genealogical information and contacts. Includes databases of meetings, Websites, families and publications, plus an FAQ and other useful information. Additionally, visitors to the site are capable of creating identities and engaging in special interest and discussion groups with other members of the site.
The DiCammilo Companion to British & Irish Country Houses
The Database of Houses is a continuing effort to list every country house built in Britain and Ireland, standing or demolished. The Database is updated daily and currently lists over 6,500 houses. This undertaking will compile as many details as can be found about the houses, families who occupied them, and their estates,
Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records
This website gathers links to online death indexes by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery and burial records. Information about searching the Social Security Death Index online is also included.
“Afrigeneas is a Website focused on genealogical research and resources in general and on African ancestry in particular. This page serves as a focal point for information about African-ancestored families and for pointers to genealogical sources worldwide.” This site contains many links to web sources on African-American genealogy and genealogy
Coats of Arms from Ireland and Around the World
“Over 2000 FREE coats of arms from Ireland and around the world in GIF format.” Also “articles relating to Proto-Heraldry in Early Christian Ireland, Heraldry in Ireland, Gaelic Irish Heraldry and Heraldic Practice, The Coats of Arms of Irish Septs, The Meaning of Coats of Arms, Clans and Chieftains in Ireland, Mac and O in Irish Surnames,
Italian Genealogy Online
“Hand-picked Italian genealogy links, surname boards, links to Italian and Italian-American sites, plus plenty of general interest items on Italy. The best genealogy tools to help those of you research your roots including information on various genealogical techniques for finding your family.”
Links to genealogical information and resources for Ireland and the entire United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man). Information on accessing public records (divided by county). Help on getting started with genealogical research.
Joan’s Royalty in History Site
The facts about “non-Royal behaviour of Royals in history.” Articles detail some of the strangest and most notorious European rulers on record. Also, find a genealogy of Dutch royalty and suggestions for further reading.
Roots Television: Where History Meets Heritage
A website featuring a variety of shows that will interest genealogists and family history lovers of all types, including kids.
Archivi di Stato / State Archives
Portale dell’amministrazione archivistica nazionale. Propone servizi quali un motore di ricerca per l’accesso al portale degli Archivi di Stato e delle Soprintendenze Archivistiche. Permette inoltre, la consultazione online degli elenchi alfabetici per i documenti conservati presso gli Archivi di Stato, oltre ad alcuni inventari di fondi archivisti .
Pagina utile per iniziare una ricerca genealogica. Presenta un dizionario dei nomi italiani, indicazioni su come effettuare le ricerche, mappe di distribuzione dei cognomi italiani e risorse bibliografiche (in “biblioteca”). Presenta inoltre delle schede regionali con cartine fisiche e geopolitiche e una selezione di links ai siti culturali
Graveyards of Chicago
Information and photographs of over six hundred Chicago tombs, organized by cemetery.
Society Hill: The Internet Directory of Genealogical and Historical Societies
Web directory. Directory of addresses and websites (where available) for thousands of historical and genealogical societies in the United States, Canada and Australia. Browseable by geographic location.
Find a Grave – Millions of Cemetery Records
A resource for finding information about and locations of grave sites of famous people, searchable by name and biographical keywords, and graves of non-famous people. Site users can also add and modify information on their family members or local cemeteries.
Beginner’s Guide to Family History Research
“If you can’t even spell the word g-e-n-e-a-l-o-g-y, this is the place for you to start. Everyone has ancestors, and if you’re wondering who yours are, it’s time to get involved in family history and genealogy research.” This resource is divided into 13 short chapters that will take a beginner through the basics of genealogy research.
The Genealogy Home Page
An annotated listing of scores of Internet resources for genealogical information.
Social Security Death Index Search
“The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) contains over 50 million records created from SSA payment records. This file includes the following information on each decedent, if the data are available to the SSA: Last name, First name SS# (State issued) b. Birth date d. Death date lr. Last residence lp.
Federation of Genealogical Societies: Society Hall
The Society Hall is a directory of genealogical and historical societies. It allows you to search for genealogical associations by name and geographical location.
The USGenWeb Projec
Non-commercial, free access to genealogical research organized at state and county levels. Provides county and state histories, maps, family history projects, research tips.
A guide to doing genealogy research, both on- and off-line. Includes tutorials on deciphering old handwriting, the U.S. Census, and how to use the LDS research outlines.
Louis Kessler’s Genealogical Program Links
An organized and annotated list of web sites with a comprehensive selection of computer software programs for genealogists. Included is the author’s subjective opinion about each program.
Genealogy Today monitors a variety of sources and search engines for new and updated genealogy information. The site contains articles, links to specific genealogy websites, and offers free seaching on the Genealogy Meta-Search. Resources are divided into the following groups: Getting Started, Family History, Research Tools, and Advanced Topics
How to Find an Obituary
Lists steps, suggestions and hints, and provides resources for anyone searching for an obituary that is not online. The author also provides a list of links to sites that offer free obituaries online.
Genealogy Buff is a free genealogy website designed especially for novice researchers of genealogical information. Its key features include a thorough surname search tool and an easily navigable homepage organized by topics that link to both free and subscription based genealogy websites.
GeneaBios: Biographies for Genealogy
A free website with a searchable database of biographies for genealogy research and links to biographies on other sites.
Genealogical information about the Romany people, or Gypsies, in Britain. Includes Census, civil registrations, and parish records, as well as many galleries of photographs. Also includes message board and chat room.
Australian Family History and Genealogy on the Internet
Includes links to Australian family history and genealogy sites, Aboriginal family history, military records, etc. Part of the National Library of Australia Internet Subject Lists project.
Vital Records Information
“This page 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. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. If you are looking for vital records from a foreign county,
“ROOTS-L is a mailing list for people who are interested in any or all aspects of genealogy, anywhere in the world. [T]he original Internet genealogical mailing list . . . and the largest.” Includes a searchable archive of list traffic, and a large collection of files and databases, including the impressive ROOTS-L library.
“The Internet’s Oldest and Largest Genealogy Community” RootsWeb offers a host of genealogical resources, including search engines and databases (surnames, county and state records, the Social Security Death Index, discussion groups, and related links.
Finding Female Ancestors
Finding women in historical records can be difficult, as maiden names can be difficult to locate and different laws applied to men and women before the last century. This article provides an overview of how to find information about women in historical records. While it focuses on finding your female ancestors,
Roots Surname List Name Finder
The Roots Surname List (RSL) is a list of surnames with associated dates and locations that is intended to help genealogical researchers locate others interested in sharing and comparing data about the same families.” This is a searchable front end to the RSL database. Be sure to read the README file first, so you’ll understand the output.
Information and resources on Virginia’s immigrants, descendants, and blood kinship.
Offers software for a family tree for free to connect with living relatives.
Ireland Australia Transportation
Contains a database of Irish citizens who were transported to Australia produced by the National Archives of Ireland.
Online hub for publishing and searching for family trees and records. Includes pictures and genealogy maps.
Site dedicated to family records. Includes genealogy links and name and married name indexes.
Online database for genealogy research with historical records and message boards.
First Fleet Australia
Features a searchable database of 780 First Fleet convicts.
Free family history and genealogy photo search and database. With newsletters and testimonials.
Lists every town and village in the UK, and many in Ireland, each with a page where local history and genealogy enquiries can be added. Includes both old and modern map links for each location and surname search by village, area, county or overall.
Directory and searchable compilation of genealogy queries. View listings and details by region or surname.
Convict Transportation Registers Database – Australia
Find information on the British Convict transportation registers 1787 to 1867 database. Includes a section on finding a convict ancestor.
Free civil war and genealogy databases and census and marriage records.
Collection of ancestor records that include alumni documents and city and rural directories.
Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America
Institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the country to the Polish-American community. Details news, events, and publications.
Polish Genealogical Society of America
Organization that collects, disseminates, and preserves information on the Polish-American community and genealogy.
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Contains news, membership information, maps, and links to related pages.
Ancestry: The Polish Connection
Provides information on the lineage and heritage of people in the country