Genealogy Web Sites
Whether you're looking for marriage records,
birth records, death records, land records, census records, immigration information,
historic maps, old newspaper records, biographies, or published family trees, there are
thousands of web sites with genealogy information at your disposal. If you're new to
genealogy research on the Internet, here are just a few of the ones that we use often and
which we'd recommend you visit.
Our Recommended Genealogy Web Sites
- Genealogy.com is one of the premier genealogy web sites that offer a wealth of genealogy
databases, passenger immigration records, census records, family histories and access to
thousands of published genealogy books. Published family trees from other users are also
posted on their web site.
- Ancestry.com is another of the largest and most complete collections of genealogy
records available on the Internet. Their genealogy database records include everything
from census records, marriage records, social security death records to complete
newspapers records dating back into the 1800's. Published family trees from other users
are also posted on their web site.
- This excellent site will gives you access to many of the records that have been compiled
by The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (Mormon Church) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Although their complete microfilm library is not available online, the content of their
freely accessible genealogy databases is incredible. Included are marriage records, birth
records, baptism records, social security death records and census records.
- The US GenWeb
Project - Their main site has a clickable map that will take you to any state, and
then in turn to any county. The individual county sites have been put up by volunteers and
their content varies widely. Many of the better county genealogy sites are tremendous
sources of a wide variety of genealogy information including transcribed census records,
marriage records, land records, cemetery records, biographies and old maps. We have
personally found a large amount of our own family's genealogy information on these US
GenWeb county sites.
- This site features one of the most popular genealogy message boards on the Internet
which is fully searchable using a variety of advanced search criteria. You'll also find a
repository of published family trees posted by other users.
- Historic U.S. Maps -
Having access to maps from the 1800's is an essential part of doing genealogy
research. Our own personal collection includes maps of each state, each county, and (in
most cases) of each township where our ancestors lived. Having access to good maps helps
bring your ancestor's to life as you can clearly see the locations where they and their
spouses were born, migrated, and lived. This particular site has numerous collections of
maps dating back to the settling of America. Of particular interest are the excellent maps
of each state from 1895.
This short list is meant to serve only as a
starting point if you're new to genealogy and trying to find some excellent web sites to
begin your genealogy research. Other good sources of genealogy information on the Internet
are the genealogy societies within every county, local, county and state libraries that
have a genealogy collection, and state sponsored sites that provide searchable databases
for marriages, land records and deaths within the state.
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