Genealogy Research Internet Sites 
  1. This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites.
  2. Cyndi's List has beea trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.
  3. Olive Tree Genealogy, created by Lorine in February 1996 was started to bring genealogists FREE genealogy records. Olive Tree Genealogy has more than 1,900 pages of free genealogy records to help you find your brick-wall ancestors and build your family tree.
  4. Valuable records are preserved in the National Archives and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family's history, need to prove a veteran's military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.
  5. Searching for maiden names in old marriage records should be one of the first priorities of all genealogy research. Half of our ancestors were women that changed their surname when they married. One maiden name brings a whole new set of ancestors and their stories into focus....
  6. This collection of life histories consists of approximately 2,900 documents, compiled and transcribed by more than 300 writers from 24 states, working on the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers’ Project, part of the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) 1936-1940.
  7. Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress
  8. Discover your family history. Explore the world's largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.
One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse 
Cyndi's List
National Archives Records  Administration
Olive Tree Genealogy
 American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 to 1940​
Chronicling America 
Family  Search 
Homestead Acts 
Godfrey Memorial Library
The Homestead Acts were several United States federal laws that gave an applicant ownership of land, typically called a "homestead," at no cost. In all, more than 270 million acres of public land, or nearly 10% of the total area of the U.S., was given away free to 1.6 million homesteaders; most of the homesteads were west of the Mississippi River.
Godfrey Memorial Library is the owner and publisher of the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) which contains more than four million names, statistics, and sources for research including local histories, church, and vital records, military lists, and more. It also includes over two million records from the Boston Transcript. AGBI is the largest and most important genealogical reference set ever published and clearly the best starting point to find any early New England settlers. This is an index to the books and periodicals on our shelves.
Bureau of Land Management -  General Land Office  Records 
​​The GLO - Eastern States Office is the custodian of millions of title documents, maintaining and protecting the Secretary of the Interior's official copies of over 9 million GLO records. These records are considered vital to the core responsibilities of the BLM. Some of these records date from the late 1700's.
Access  Genealogy 
AccessGenealogy has been online since 1999. What started out as a small 50-page website has evolved over the years to one of the leading websites in providing free genealogy. With over 240,000 links it is also one of the largest directories of genealogy websites found online. It’s crowning achievement though is in providing Native American researchers an avenue for research online. With partnerships between it and Fold3, Native American data has finally been provided to the masses electronically.
Free Indian Census Rolls -Access Genealogy
Since most Indians were not recognized as citizens until 1924 and not represented in Congress, the United States Government did a special census enumerating the Native Americans who lived on reservations.
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)
Native Web 
DAR has some 3,000 chapters nationally and internationally, feel free to contact your local chapter. DAR offers teams of volunteers ready to help you locate that Revolutionary War soldier in your family's history. 
NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about native or Indigenous nations, peoples and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving native peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate native use of this technology.
SAR (Sons of the American Revolution)
This database is a “works in progress” and as such, we continue to make additions when new data becomes available and add new records for Patriots as they are approved by NSSAR. 
New York Public Library Digital Collections
Dawes Rolls -NARA
This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.

Lists of people accepted between 1898 and 1914 by the Dawes Commission as members of these five Indian tribes: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole.

Library of Congress 
Allen County Public Library 
The ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large. We have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world. Our staff specializes in genealogy and is always available to help. 
Library of Congress home page gives access to online research tools and aids -to find copies of federal records and historical resources.  While searching the website on our website and/or information about the records and their historical context, you should look in multiple places.  
Heritage Quest 
Genealogy Trails
Free to your home computer courtesy of your library card via participating institutions, HeritageQuest is now “powered by” (but not owned by) This partnership has dramatically expanded its half-dozen collections to a sort of “ lite,” including the complete US census, military and immigration records, and city directories. Click Search and scroll all the way to the bottom to unlock more US records as well as selected foreign databases.
Our Goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.
National Arhives of UK
1,000 years of United Kingdom history. The National Archives searches over 2,500 archives across the UK.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will soldier over time.
Billion Graves
BillionGraves is the world′s largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data and is growing bigger and better every day. You can help by collecting headstone images from local and other cemeteries, and then by transcribing the personal information found on the images.
Libary and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) combines the holdings, services, and staff of both the former National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada.
GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.
Internet Library-Library of Congress
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
National Archives of Ireland Census 1901/1911
Google Books 
Census of Ireland 1901/1911 and Census fragments and substitutes,1821-51. The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books, many valuable genealogical resources can be found within these digital books. 
Library Archives Canada
National Archives of Ireland
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) combines the holdings, services and staff of both the former National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada.
Welcome to the National Archives Genealogy Website. From this page, you can now access the Census Records for 1901 and 1911, Census survivals for 1821-51, Census Search forms for 1841-51, the Tithe Applotment Books from 1823 to 1837, the Soldiers’ Wills from 1914 to 1917, and the Calendars of Wills and Administrations from 1858 to 1922.

Free Reg (Search UK Parish Records)
Irish Genealogy ie
Irish Genealogy ie
Irish Genealogy ie
The aim of FreeREG is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been extracted from parish registers, non-conformist records and other relevant sources in the UK.

 The website is now home to the historical records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the General Register Office. These records join the Indexes to the historic records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths that were already available on the website.
Free  BMD (Search UK Civil Registrations)
Transcribed the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.
Irish Placenames Database
This site has three ways to find placenames: place names can be searched one by one, browsing the interactive map, looking at their existing places and names, and placenames lists can be obtained according to certain criteria. 
Free  CEN (Search UK  Census Records)
Volunteers are working tirelessly to provide U.K. Census data centrally available on ONE database. Includes census returns from 1841 to 1891.
Irish Surname (Paid Site)
WieWasWie (Netherland Ancestor Research)
 A public resource for Irish people at home and abroad, and for all those who appreciate the rich heritage of Irish placenames.  Note: It may come up in Gaelic but you can switch it to English. 
Search old documents for your ancestors and download a copy for your family research file. 
National Library of Ireland 
Find a Grave 
This website contains images from the NLI’s collection of Catholic parish register microfilms. The registers contain records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880.
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.
Chronicling America - Historical Newspapers 
Ellis Island  Passenger and Ship records 1892-1924
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
Search  Ellis Island online ship manifests for the period from 1892 to 1924.  These ship manifests could be quite detailed and were used to examine immigrants upon arrival in the United States.
Illinois  Digital Newspaper Collections
Castle Garden Passenger 1820-1892
 This collection contains 118 newspaper titles, 140,474 issues comprising 1,488,968 pages and 6,887,660 articles. is a free database developed and funded by The Battery Conservancy. It contains and makes available eleven million records of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from 1820 - 1892. 
Fulton History (U.S. and Canada Newspapers)
​​Over 43,000,000 digitized historic newspapers from U.S and Canada. Fun Site!​​
This site offers newspaper articles about train wrecks, fires, floods, shipwrecks, plane crashes, accidents, and other disasters. Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the search box to search for your ancestors or browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year. 
Historic Oregon Universities - University of Oregon
Search historic Oregon newspapers that have been digitized as part of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP). This full-text searchable database contains over 1,000,000 pages from Oregon newspapers dated 1846 - 2018, and we are continually adding new titles.
Minnesota History People Records Search
 Search birth, death, and state census records, as well as Veterans Graves Registration and World War I Gold Star Rolls.
Obituary Indexes Seventh Day  Adventist 
Wisconsin  Historical Society 
Hundreds of thousands of obituary entrees from the Seventh Day Adventist Library. 
Search over 3,000,000 records including birth, death, and marriage record indexes; newspaper clippings;
photographs and other visual materials; and property records from National Register and
State Register of Historic Places and the Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory (AHI).

A Genealogists Guide to Using Catholic Records in Genealogy Research
Where extant, church records can be an enormous boon to genealogical research. Catholic records, in particular, are some of the best in the world for three reasons: first, because of the level of family detail they tend to include; second, because of their far reach into the past—sometimes as distant as the late 1500s; and third, for their generally high level of accessibility to researchers today.
Understanding  US Census - Enumerator's Instructions
Information on the logistics of the US census and the instructions given to enumerators.  
Linn County, Oregon WPA interviews 
Nebraska  Photographs and Family Letters 
1862 -1912
"This digital collection integrates two collections from the holdings of the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Solomon D. Butcher photographs and the letters of the Uriah W. Oblinger family. Together they illustrate the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Approximately 3,000 glass plate negatives crafted by Butcher record the process of settlement in Nebraska between 1886 and 1912. Butcher photographed actively in central Nebraska including Custer, Buffalo, Dawson and Cherry counties. The approximately 3,000 pages of Oblinger family letters discuss land, work, neighbors, crops, religious meetings, problems with grasshoppers, financial problems, and the Easter Blizzard of 1873. Uriah Oblinger came from Indiana to Fillmore County, Nebraska in 1873 to claim a homestead for his family. In the eloquent letters exchanged between Uriah and his wife Mattie, and in letters to other family members, Oblinger expresses very personal insight into the joy, despair, and determination in their struggle to establish a home on the prairie." (Description from the site)

The Work Projects Administration (WPA),  was created during the Great Depression to create jobs for the large numbers of unemployed Americans.  One program under the WPA was the Federal Writers Project (FWP). The goal of the FWP was to provide jobs for writers unemployed during this national crisis. These writings are anecdotal in nature and invaluable for the genealogist.  Here you will find Linn County WPA /FWP that have been transcribed and digitized. 

Immigrants to Canada, 
The Female Immigrant's Guide  
Female Emigrants Guide of 1854 (CIHM #41417)
(The following extracts from this publication, published in 1854, and written by Catharine Parr Traill, show a different side of the emigration process. Traill was the sister of Susanna Moodie and Samuel Strickland all of whom wrote books on their experiences in Canada.)

Family History Centers Going Digital 
French Records -Common words translated to English 
"FamilySearch is discontinuing its microfilm circulation services in concert with its commitment to making billions of the world’s historic records readily accessible digitally online" ( )
Glossary of Old Mediclal Terms
Free Irish Ancestry Search Site  
National Archives - Access to Archival Databases 
​Full List of Ireland  Online Genealogical  Records
The Laurel Hill & Barlow Trail Guide 
Glossary of  Common Land and Property  Terms