Genealogy Websites

BEST SEARCH SITES
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Family SearchRecord Search Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS)
RootsWeb  Mailing lists on surnames, locations, and topics
U.S. GenWeb Project  (choose state, then county)
World Connect  (family trees-always double check info)
 

CEMETERY RECORDS (also check the County GenWeb sites)

Find a Grave 

 

COUNTRY or ETHNICITY

African American
African-American Newspapers University of Georgia
Freedmen’s Bureau establish 1865 by War Department
 
Great Britain / United Kingdom, and Ireland
CuriousFox CuriousFox
Jewish Family History
Native American
Native American Archives  US National Archives
Trace Indian Ancestry US Department of the Interior
 

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries   Newberry Library Scholl Center
County Formation Maps, etc.  Family History 101
Digital State Archives  (links to many state archives)
Florida Historical Collections & Spanish Land Grants State Library and Archives of Florida
Footnote   Original documents (some free, some require subscription) 
Georgia’s Virtual Vault  Digital Treasures from the Georgia Archives
Land Records  Bureau of Land Management
Mississippi Archives  Mississippi Department of Archives & History 
State Facts   (substitute desired state name in url or select County)
 

IMMIGRATION

CastleGarden (1820-1892) – Before Ellis Island
Ellis Island (1892-1924) – Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation 
 

LOCAL AREA RESOURCES

 

MILITARY

Alabama Military Records   Alabama Department of Archives and History
American Revolution: (see also Heritage Quest database)
Daughters of the American Revolution  Patriot Index Lookup Service
Civil War:
Florida Confederate Pension Application Files State Library and Archives of Florida
Soldiers and Sailors Systems  National Parks Service 
 

NEWSPAPERS & BOOKS

Books Online Internet Archive Organization (many genealogy titles; includes Google books)
Chronicling of America Early Newspapers – Library of Congress 
Historical Newspapers Online University of Pennsylvania
 

OTHER Interesting Websites

Family Tree Creator Free to use online tool through Ancestry.com
Creating a Family Tree Online (free – $3.95 per month)
LinkPendium Directory of links
Everton Sources of Genealogical Information in Florida
Fifty Questions for Family History Interviews
Fee-Based websites reviewed by http://genealogy-websites.no1reviews.com/ 
Genealogy.com (partner site of Ancestry.com, $70-200/yr)
World Vital Records (competitor of Ancestry.com, $40-100/yr)
 

Genetics

Genebase DNA Testing Laboratory
How To… (also look on FamilySearch.org)
Dear Myrtle (lessons)
Roots Television “How To Channel” (short videos)
RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees
Photo websites to post old family photos including mystery photos
Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive  
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – Volunteers around the country
Vital Records (including birth certificates, death records, and marriage licenses) may be requested directly from the City or County Offices that the event took place in. There is a One-Stop-Shop (fees) that may be used for multiple requests in various states.