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Online Records and Surname Searches

  • US GenWeb The largest free online record databases. This should be your main starting place, along with Rootsweb. You will find copies of census records, marriage bonds, wills, and other public documents.
  • Rootsweb 500,000+ documents, 180,000+ Researchers Willing to Exchange Information with You, and more!
  • Italian, Scottish, German and Irish Ship Passenger Lists By Firstmom's Genealogy
  • LDS Searchable Database The Official LDS Search! It is totally FREE and includes many of the Latter Day Saints Resources. Do NOT accept sites that say you have to pay for this search!
  • Making of America Searchable scanned books and papers online...interesting site!
  • FirstFamilies Database containing 14,000 names of ancestors from the 1600's.
  • Ancient Faces Searchable Database of over 2700 photos online.
  • General Land Office-Eastern states Over 2 million land records.
  • Land Record Sites Online
  • Census Online Links to transcribed census's (all states) on the web, a MUST check item!
  • Interment.Net Cemetery Records and Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Cemetery Junction: Obituaries in the United States Listed by state with links to obit sources.
  • US GenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
  • Ancestral Trails Site has a lot to offer...records, civil war rosters, state pages etc.
  • SurnameWeb
  • Surname distribution in the USA How many people had the same surname as you in 1990/1920 and other years? Knowing where the most are can give a clue to where yours settled
  • Search by surname to see if anyone else is doing research on your family name.
  • DanaRae's Little corner

    Genealogy Tools and Guides

  • Family Tree Magazine Discover, preserve, and celebrate your family history with Family Tree Magazine, your complete online genealogy toolbox featuring SuperSearch, free email, downloadable forms, a bookstore and more.
  • Genealogy Tools of the Trade A vast listing of miscellaneous genealogy links to various resources to aid in your genealogical research.
  • GenHelp - Genealogy Help at Your Fingertips free interactive articles, research tips and Genealogy Tutorials
  • LDS Family Search Tutorials Tells how to use the LDS Library information.
  • Vital Records Info-USA Click on state to get step-by-step info on obtaining Vital Records.
  • Family Chronicle Magazine Free trial issue, plus there is lots of other information for searching at their site. Worth checking out.
  • Copyright info relating to Genealogy Finally a site dealing with this!
  • What's In a Name? Meanings of hundreds of surnames, including by Nationality of the names.
  • Use Gedpage for your Gedcom to HTML I prefer Gedpage over all other Ged to HTML converters, easy to read family page format! Supports Gendex and uses less disk space than other well known Ged to HTML converters.
  • Genealogy Email Lists Categorized by Country, State, topics, etc.
  • Search Rootsweb Mailing Lists See if someone has mentioned your surnames.
  • US GenWeb KIDS Genealogy section Directed at kids doing genealogy for school or fun.
  • GenForum GenForum is a great message board center with categories ranging from specific surnames to states etc.
  • National Genealogy Society's Home Page
  • Midwest Genealogy Society
  • The PBS Genealogy Series
  • Journal of Online Genealogy Great source for online genealogy research
  • Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
  • Books We Own-Lookups
  • Libraries and other addresses 9000+ libraries, 1500 newspapers etc listed
  • Dave Wilks' free gedcom server
  • Your Past Connections
  • Genealogy Researchers List List of researchers in various states. Find one, or list yourself in your own area.
  • Ancestry Corner Has free forms, a library and much more..lots of info.
  • Oldbuck Press Inc. Publisher of genealogical and historical materials
  • Archaic Medical Terms for Genealogists Very indepth and interesting site!

    Historical/Regional Sites of Interest To Genealogists

  • - Sign up to get a free this-day-in-history fact delivered to your inbox every weekday. Topics include the most intriguing and humorous events from the past.
  • Salem Witch Trials 1692 A Chronology of Events.
  • Old Maps
  • Notable Women Ancestors
  • Resources on Cemetery History and Preservation
  • United States Catholic Historical Society
  • The Carpathian Connection

    Genealogy Link Sites

  • A Thousand Genealogy Links More like 4300, but who's counting? Excellent site!
  • Distant Site has everything under the sun, including tons of ship passenger lists, all organized wonderfully!
  • GeneaSearch Your internet genealogy guide. Huge site full of links, searchable.
  • What's New in Genealogy...Today!
  • GenealogyQuest Online A Genealogy Search Engine!
  • Resource Central - Genealogy
  • BaiCon Genealogy
  • Genealogy Mining Company I did not see anything about mining but it has good links to sources of more genealogy info.
  • AOL Members' Genealogy Related Pages
  • NGS NetGuide
  • Journey to my Genealogy Links
  • Barrel of Links A full barrel I might add!
  • Free For All Genealogy Links Page
  • Links to Help You Climb Your Tree Links for research and also post your web page links.

    Genealogy Humor and/or Unique Sites of Interest/Misc

  • Comical Family Tree
  • The OUTHOUSE - Genealogy Humor Don't go here if you have ZERO humor ;)
  • Firstmom's Freebies for Genealogy & More! Includes free forms and letters, family websites, graphics, samples, all kinds of stuff!!
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    Submit your family website to 40 search engines for FREE!

    More Free Stuff Includes tools/forms for genealogists as well as samples and fun stuff!

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