Online Genealogy Resources
Online Genealogy Resources by QR Scanner - Tips and info on how to start your genealogy search, as well as links to external research sites - special thanks to Mrs. McVey's 5th grade class for submitting this!
Genealogy Resources by VeritasPrep Information on how to begin your quest and what type of data to gather and links to external research sites - special thanks to Mrs. Bloomdale's Genealogy Club kids in Tennessee for this link!
GenealogyPortal.com - Excellent searchable site for locating other resources on the web, including libraries, historical sites, primary records, etc.
RootsWeb.com - Sister site to Gensite above; searchable web directory in all areas of genealogy; good place to start.
Genealogy.com - Most services by subscription; the "learning center" is especially valuable for new researchers.
GoTo Family Tree - Commercial site listing resources for purchase; this includes software, print guides, retrieval services, and internet resources.
www.familysearch.org - the Family History Library's database, which contains millions of names; a project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Gen Web Projects:
US GenWeb Project - Group of volunteers working together to provide Internet
websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States; non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone
The UKGenWeb - Part of the World GenWeb project; provides query boards, resource assistance for searches in the United Kingdom.
WorldGenWeb - Free world-wide research assistance from volunteer professional genealogists.
American Family History Immigration Center on Ellis Island - Research the Immigration records
available at Ellis Island.
Online Census Information:
1790-1960 University of Virginia Census Browser
1930 Census Census Bureau
1990 & 2000 Censuses Census Bureau
Geographic Names Information System (US & territories) - Query form from the United States Geographic Survey; locate any known geographic or place name in the United States.
National Archives (Washington DC) - Searchable; provides many of the finding aids, guides,and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of Washington's facilities or for requesting records from the National Archives.
Social Security Death Index - Ancestry.com site; some services by subscription only; searchable social security death index with links to some free features.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management land patent database - Image access is provided to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908.
State Vital Records:
United States: State Vital Records - Web directory for internet vital statistics
for all states.
Search your ancestors: Vital Records - Sub-directory of the site above which provides a free search of the Ancestry.com site for vital records.
UC Berkeley, 1970 Census. Selected files from the 1970 Census available by FTP.
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison 1970-80 Census available for download by FTP.
Examples of on-line Vital Statistics:
CA Birth Index 1905-1997
CA Death Index 1940-1997
IL Statewide 1763-1900 Marriage Index
KY Death Index 1911-1992; Marriage & Divorce Index 1973-1993 - Kentucky vital Records Index
NV: Clark County (Las Vegas) Marriage Index from 1988
OH Death Index 1913-1937