Internet Resources

This is a long list of resources I have personally used for my family history research. You can scroll through the list or follow the following Category links.

Book & Book Resources
Bible Records
Census Records
Cemetery & Burial Records
Database Resources
Death Records
Family Trees
FamilySearch Related
Genealogical Societies
Historical Resources
Immigration Resources
Land Records
LDS (Mormon)
Library Resources
Location Specific
Maps & Gazetteers
Military Records
Newspaper Collections
Photo Archives & Resources
Surname Resources
Vital Records
Webinar & Learning Resources


Book & Book Resources
  • Family History Books: https://books.familysearch.org/ - A collection of Family History books.
  • FullBooks.com: http://www.fullbooks.com/ -  Thousands of full-text free books.
  • Genealogy Gophershttps://www.gengophers.com - provides access to one of the world’s largest collections of online, searchable, genealogy-only books and other family history publications. It currently contains more than 80,000 digitized family histories, regional and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, newsletters, and medieval histories.
Bible Records
  • Ancestor Hunt: http://www.ancestorhunt.com/family_bible_records.htm - There are over 500 pages of Bible records and images accessible from this page.
  • Bible Records Online: http://www.biblerecords.com/ - A site dedicated to transcribing and digitizing the contents of family records that were written inside family Bibles and in other important documents from as early as the 1500s through today.
  • Genealogical Research System: http://services.dar.org/ -The GRC Reports identify Bible register transcriptions that are present. Approximately 40,000 family register entries from Bibles are now available as a subset of the national collection of the Reports.
  • Index to Early Bible Records: http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/biblerecords.htm - This site provides a free index to over 17,000 online and offline pre-1830 Bible records.
  • North Carolina Digital Collections: http://digital.ncdcr.gov/ - The Bible records come from the State Archives of North Carolina's 2500+ holdings. North Carolina did not officially record births and deaths until late in 1913.
Census Records
  • Census Reporter: http://censusreporter.org/ - Although a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easier for journalists to write stories using information from the U.S. Census bureau. The place profiles and comparison pages provide a friendly interface for navigating data, including visualizations for a more useful first look for genealogists.
  • MortalitySchedules.com: http://mortalityschedules.com/ - Search a database of deaths in the year preceding the taking of the census in years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880.
  • Nevada Census Database: http://nvshpo.org/ - Search a database of Nevada State census records ranging from 1860-1920.
Cemetery & Burial Records
  • Billiongraves: http://billiongraves.com/ - Uses modern technology to capture images of headstones, with their GPS locations, so users worldwide can access those records anywhere.
  • Deceased Online: http://www.deceasedonline.com/ - Searchable database for UK burial records, cremation records, grave maps.
  • *Find-A-Grave: http://www.findagrave.com - Memorials may contain rich content including pictures, biographies and more specific information.
  • Gravestone Photo Project (GPP): http://arkansasgravestones.org/gpp-info.php - Began in 2003 as a modest single county gravestone photo archive. It has grown to include dozens of independent state projects and millions of searchable gravestone photos from over the United States.
  • Interment.net: http://www.interment.net/ - An online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ - Burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.
  • Utah Cemeteries & Burials Database: http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries - Database to locate the sites of burials and cemeteries throughout the state.
Data Resources - Multiple (The big guns)
  • AccessGenealogy: http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ - With over 240,000 links it is 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.
  • The ACPL Genealogy Centerhttp://www.genealogycenter.org - a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large.  They have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world.
  • *Ancestry.com: $ http://www.ancestry.com/ - Discover billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.
  • *Cyndi's List: http://www.cyndislist.com/ - A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
  • Digital Public Library of America: http://dp.la/ - Brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.
  • *FamilySearch.org: https://familysearch.org/ - The largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world.
  • Family Tree Searcher: http://www.familytreesearcher.com/ - Search family trees at nine online family tree databases by entering your ancestor information just once. This free service creates the best family tree searches based on your ancestry. Get started by entering what you know about your ancestor.
  • Findmypast.comhttp://www.findmypast.com -  Search English wills and probate indexes, and UK parish records. Thom’s Directory 1844-1900, a street directory and almanac for Dublin. Plus the site has a growing US collection (including censuses) and is linking its searchable Periodical Source Index (PERSI) to the original genealogy journal articles.
  • Free Genealogy Search Help for Google: http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/ - This free genealogy site helps you use Google for your research. It creates a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your results using Google to find ancestry information on the Internet.
  • Genealogy.com - Resources by State: http://www.genealogy.com/ - Available genealogical resources by State.
  • Genealogy Trails History Group: http://genealogytrails.com/ -  Finding Ancestors wherever their trails led.
  • Library of Congresshttps://catalog.loc.gov/ - Contains 17 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.
  • Linkpendiumhttp://www.linkpendium.com/ - This site is being developed by the founders of the RootsWeb genealogical community site. Their goal is to index every genealogy, family history, family tree, surname, vital records, biography, or otherwise genealogically-related site on the Internet.
  • MyHeritagehttp://www.myheritage.com - MyHeritage now offers a wealth of searchable databases as well—6 billion historical records in all—including millions of new Scandinavian records such as Danish censuses and Swedish household examination rolls.
  • National Archiveshttps://www.archives.gov/ - Explore the history of the United States and family members through documents, photographs and other records of America.
  • Olive Tree Genealogyhttp://www.olivetreegenealogy.com - With more than 1,900 pages of free genealogy records you'll need to allow yourself lots of time to look around. Collection includes: Passenger Lists, Ships Search, Immigration Tips, Canada, Military, Genealogy Guide, Loyalists, New Netherland, Native American, Palatine Genealogy, Photo Albums, Almshouse, Orphan Records, Huguenots, Mennonites, Quakers, UK Ireland, Genealogy Secrets! & Odds 'n Ends.
  • *One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse: http://www.stevemorse.org/ - Tools for finding records on other websites.
  • RootsWeb: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ - The primary purpose and function of this site is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources are designed to facilitate such connections.
  • The USGenWeb Project: http://usgenweb.org/ - volunteers working to provide free genealogy websites for research in every county and every state of the United States.
  • U.S. State Archives Online: http://genealogy.about.com - online digitized records collections of the historical and genealogical holdings of state archives across the United States.
  • The WorldGenWeb Project: http://www.worldgenweb.org/ - a volunteer based organization dedicated to providing world wide genealogical and historical records and resources.
Death Records
  • DeathIndexes.com: http://deathindexes.com/ - This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery and burial records.
Family Trees - Online Sharing
  • Ancestry.com: $ http://www.ancestry.com/ - Discover billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.
  • *FamilySearch.org: https://familysearch.org/ - Family Tree allows users to cooperate in building a family tree.
  • Family Tree Searcher: http://www.familytreesearcher.com/ - Search family trees at nine online family tree databases by entering your ancestor information just once. This free service creates the best family tree searches based on your ancestry. Get started by entering what you know about your ancestor.
  • Genihttps://www.geni.com - Users add and invite their close relatives to join their family tree. All Geni users can share photos, videos, and documents with their families. 
  • Treelines: https://www.treelines.com/ - Helps you turn your tree into stories your friends & relatives actually want to read. Winner of the 2013 RootsTech Developer Challenge.
  • WeRelate.org: http://www.werelate.org/ -  Create wiki pages for your ancestors, upload GEDCOM files, upload and annotate scanned documents and photos, include family stories and biographies, view maps of your ancestors' life events, view multi-generation pedigree and descendancy charts on the left side of the screen while displaying detailed person or family information on the right, and research over 400,000 place wiki pages. 
  • WikiTree: http://www.wikitree.com/ - A community creating a single shared family tree.
FamilySearch FamilyTree Related Products
  • Ancestor Squares: http://ancestor-squares.fhtl.byu.edu/ - A game that allows you to interact with the names of your relatives and learn about their relationships.
  • The Family Nexushttp://thefamilynexus.com/ - This site provides resources for helping you interactively engage with the places where your ancestors lived, worked, and died. 
  • Geneopardyhttps://geneopardy.fhtl.byu.edu/ - Jeopardy style questions specific to your family tree.
  • One Page Genealogy: http://opg.fhtl.byu.edu/ - allows you to layout your family tree and format it for printing.
  • Pedigree Piehttps://pedigree-pie.fhtl.byu.edu/ - An interactive Pie chart that shows where your ancestors are from and the slices that make up your heritage.
  • Puzzilla.org: https://puzzilla.org - Visualize compact symbols reveal patterns of incomplete research for ancestors and descendants.
  • Relative Finder: https://www.relativefinder.org/ -This would be wonderful for sharing with cousins if all of the data in the FamilySearch Family Tree was correct.
  • RootsMapper: https://rootsmapper.com/ - Allows you to easily visualize the migration patterns of your ancestors. It utilizes the data that already exists in your FamilySearch Family Tree to plot your ancestors onto an interactive map.
  • TreeSeek: https://treeseek.com/ - Easily create charts with your data gathered from FamilySearch.org. Charts include fan charts, pedigree charts, name clouds, census source tracker, and vital source tracker. 
  • Virtual Pedigree: http://virtual-pedigree.fhtl.byu.edu/ -allows you to navigate your genealogy with a new and revolutionary fluid interface. Simply click and drag, and begin exploring!
  • Wheel of Family Fortunehttps://wheel.fhtl.byu.edu/ - Wheel of Fortune style game about your family.
Genealogical Societies
  • Alabama Genealogical Society: http://algensoc.org - the only genealogical society in Alabama that serves all 67 counties.
  • California Genealogical Societyhttp://californiaancestors.org/ - Rich in genealogy reference materials, both standard and unique, covering people and places in California and the rest of the country.
  • Coleraine Family History Society: http://colerainefhs.org.uk/ - a branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society. A group of people researching family names in the Coleraine area, or in other parts of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Colorado Genealogical Societyhttp://www.cogensoc.us/ - this will give you some places to start. One of the best ways to keep up with the latest genealogical research for Colorado.
  • DAR Genealogical Research System: http://services.dar.org/ - Search for Revolutionary Era Ancestors.
  • Iowa Genealogical Societyhttp://www.iowagenealogy.org/ - Their mission is to create and foster an interest in genealogy and to aid others in researching their family history.
  • N.S.U.S.D. of 1812 Ancestor Database: http://www.usdaughters1812.org - Database contains over 38927 records that have been officially verified by the National Society United States Daughters of 1812.
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War: http://www.suvcwdb.org - National Graves Registration Project for final resting places of Civil War veterans.
Historical Resources
  • European History Primary Sources (EHPS): http://primary-sources.eui.eu/ - The purpose of EHPS is to provide an easily searchable index of scholarly digital repositories that contain primary sources for the history of Europe. 
  • Europeana: http://www.europeana.eu - Explore millions of items from a range of Europe's leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings, they’re all here.
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog: http://catalog.loc.gov/ - Contains 15 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.
  • Louisiana Purchase, 1682-1815: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/purchase/index.html - Included are books published during the period, including travel accounts, political tracts, scientific and religious works, maps, pamphlets and government records and publications.
Immigration Resources
  • Avotaynu: http://www.avotaynu.com/ - the leading publisher of products of interest to persons who are researching Jewish genealogy, Jewish family trees or Jewish roots. The books we sell are meant to assist you in your research—from beginner guides to books about Jewish surnames.
  • Bremen Passenger Listshttp://www.passengerlists.de - Search more than 738,000 entries from this popular German departure port, spanning 1920 to 1939. You’ll also find some mid-19th century emigration lists.
  • Castle Garden: http://www.castlegarden.org - Search an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
  • *Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Clerk: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NR/ - more than 500,000 naturalization petitions covering 1871 to 1929, primarily declarations of intention. Search by name or partial name, birth date, birthplace and even occupation.
  • Ellis Island Foundation http://ellisisland.org/ - From 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. The ship companies that transported these passengers kept detailed passenger lists, called "ship manifests."
  • Emigrant registerhttp://www.migrationinstitute.fi/en/genealogy/emigrantregistercreated in 1989 to serve both Finnish genealogists and the descendants of Finnish emigrants abroad searching for their roots.
  • Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives: http://www.gjenvick.com/ - The GG Archives Collections Features Historical Ephemera for Immigration and Steamship Voyages from the 1880s through 1954.
  • Immigrant Ancestors Project: http://immigrants.byu.edu/ - Uses emigration registers to locate information about the birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries, which is not found in the port registers and naturalization documents in the destination countries.
  • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/ - a collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Serviceshttp://www.uscis.gov/historyandgenealogy - The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program that provides researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.
Land Records
  • The Official Federal Land Records Site: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ - Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued since 1820 and images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.
LDS (Mormon) Specific Resources
  • Early Latter-day Saint Database: http://earlylds.com/ - records of people, places and events of the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Encyclopedia of Mormonism: http://lib.byu.edu/collections/encyclopedia-of-mormonism/ - Hard copies of the Encyclopedia are no longer available. It appears here on the web in full, searchable form, complete with original pagination and illustrations, free of charge. Its entries will be occasionally updated, especially the bibliographies at the end of each article.
  • L.D.S. Biographical Encyclopedia Index: http://www.mendonutah.net - upwards of 15,000 Latter-day Saint Biographical sketches.
  • Mormon Migration: http://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu/ - first person accounts of Mormon converts who migrated toward Utah from 1840-1932.
  • Mormon Missionary Diaries: http://lib.byu.edu/collections/mormon-missionary-diaries/ - beyond the daily cares and cycles of the lives of common people are insights into the economic and political worlds they inhabited. Poverty, inflation, population mobility, family and community structure, as well as religious attitudes are just a sample of the knowledge that can be gained through the study of these missionary journals.
  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel: http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/home - a compilation of names of individuals who immigrated to Utah between 1847 and 1868.
  • Mormon Places!: http://carto.byu.edu/mp/ - an interactive gazetteer of thousands of places of interest to Latter-day Saint history, including settlements, congregations, cemeteries, buildings and events.
  • Mormons and Their Neighbors: http://lib.byu.edu/collections/mormons-and-their-neighbors/ - an index to over 100,000 biographical sketches appearing in 236 published volumes. These sketches include persons living between 1820 and 1981 in northern Mexico, New Mexico, Arizona, southern California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and southwestern Canada.
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: http://pioneers.rstebbing.com/ - was originally published as a book in 1913 and contained 6,482 biographical summaries and photographs of civic, political and religious leaders in Utah. Many Mormon Pioneers and their families are included.
  • Tracing Mormon Pioneers: http://user.xmission.com/~nelsonb/pioneer.htm - The purpose of this website is to provide tips for those tracing their Mormon Pioneer ancestry from Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and South Africa to Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been over 160 years since the arrival of the first pioneer company to Salt Lake City in 1847 and many have not traced their pioneer heritage. 
  • Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846–1869: http://overlandtrails.lib.byu.edu/ -  a collection of the original writings of 49 voyagers on the Mormon, California, Oregon, and Montana trails who wrote while traveling on the trail.
  • Welsh Mormon Immigrant project: http://welshmormon.byu.edu/ - this site contains information about early converts to Mormonism who were born in Wales and came to America in the 19th-century.
  • Winter Quarters Project: http://winterquarters.byu.edu/ -an ongoing effort to identify and publish information about members of the LDS Church who lived in the Winter Quarters, Nebraska, and Middle Missouri areas between the years 1846 and 1853.
Library Resources
  • Allen County Public Library:  http://www.genealogycenter.org/Databases/FreeDatabases.aspx - The ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large.
  • ArchiveGridhttps://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/ -  includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.
  • Digital Library on American Slaveryhttps://library.uncg.edu/slavery/ - an expanding resource compiling various independent online collections focused upon race and slavery in the American South, made searchable through a single, simple interface.
  • Digital Public Library of Americahttps://dp.la/ - DPLA connects people to America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and more are free available in digital format.
  • Genealogy Gophershttps://www.gengophers.com - provides access to one of the world’s largest collections of online, searchable, genealogy-only books and other family history publications. It currently contains more than 80,000 digitized family histories, regional and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, newsletters, and medieval histories.
  • Harvard University Open Collections Program (OCP): http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ - Six subject-specific, web-accessible collections that can support teaching and learning around the world. Today, OCP collections account for over 2.3 million digitized pages, including more than 225,000 manuscript pages.
  • HathiTrust Digital Libraryhttps://www.hathitrust.org/ - a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog: http://catalog.loc.gov/ - Contains 15 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.
  • LOUISiana Digital Library: http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ - The LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials.
  • Midwest Genealogy Centerhttp://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy/digital-collections - providing access to almost three-quarter of a million on-site materials. The Midwest Genealogy Center is full of genealogy and historical resources that are now being digitized and made available through cooperative projects with Familysearch and the Missouri State Archives.
  • National Library of Irelandhttp://www.nli.ie/ - Thousands of items from collections which have been digitized are also accessible though the online catalog. This includes over 33,000 glass plate negatives from the Lawrence Royal and Cabinet, Poole Whole Plate, Independent H, Clarke, Eason, Keogh, Stereo Pairs, Tempest and Clonbrock photographic collections.
  • The Newberry Genealogy and Local Historyhttp://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history - The Newberry has been collecting genealogy and local history materials since 1887. Explore the Newberry’s rich collections of family histories; local histories; censuses, probate, deed, court, tax, and cemetery records; military rosters; periodicals; genealogical guides; and reference works.
  • New York Public Library: http://www.nypl.org/collections -  Research with over 300 databases providing online access to journals and magazines, historical newspapers, and reference works. Over 800,000 images including historical maps, vintage posters, photographs, and more.
  • WorldCathttp://www.worldcat.org/ - connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.
Location Specific [Online Genealogy Records by Location

    States:
  • Alabama Department of Archives and History: http://www.archives.alabama.gov/ - Where they tell the story of the people of Alabama by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Alabama history.
  • Alabama Genealogical Society: http://algensoc.org - the only genealogical society in Alabama that serves all 67 counties.
  • AlabamaMosaic: http://www.alabamamosaic.org/ - Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.
  • Encyclopedia of Alabama: http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org - free, online resource on Alabama history, culture, geography, and natural environment. This site offers articles on Alabama's famous people, historic events, sports, art, literature, industry, government, plant and animal life, agriculture, recreation, and so much more. 
  • Alaska's Digital Archiveshttp://vilda.alaska.edu - Established in 1900, the collection held in the Alaska State Library is a major repository for historical manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, books, and other publications, along with significant personal collections.
  • Alaska State Archives: http://archives.alaska.gov/ - Resources for genealogists include indexes to naturalization records (1888-1972) and probate records (1883-1960) and guidelines for requesting information from the archives.
  • Arizona Biographical Databasehttp://apps.azlibrary.gov/bio/ - There are over 111,000 entries in the database. Entries refer to persons in our collection of books, newspaper articles, periodicals, obituaries and vertical files. This is not a complete listing of the names of people who appear in our records nor does this list include all of the records in which an individual may appear. This list is being constantly updated.
  • Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates: http://genealogy.az.gov/ - this site makes it a snap to search for PDFs of a birth certificate (1855-1938) or death certificate (1870-1963).
  • Arizona Historical Societyhttp://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/ - The Library & Archives online catalog now includes information on collections housed at all four locations: Flagstaff, Tempe, Tucson and Yuma.  Check it out at http://catalog.azhsarchives.org/.
  • Arizona Memory Project: http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/ -  provides access to the wealth primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions.
  • Arkansas Gravestones Project: http://arkansasgravestones.org/ - a privately sponsored, non-commercial, non-profit, educational site, the success of which depends on volunteers and other individuals who contribute photographs to be archived.
  • Arkansas State Archiveshttp://www.ark-ives.com/research/search-records.aspx -  You can search for county records, military records, maps, newspapers, land records, church records, manuscript materials on microfilm, the State Archives' vertical and printed ephemera files. 
  • The Encyclopedia of Arkansashttp://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ - Browse our text entries and media galleries to learn more about the people, places, events, legends, and lore of the 25th state. This site is a work in progress. We are continually adding new entries, photographs, maps, videos, and audio files
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection: http://cdnc.ucr.edu - A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers containing 61,412 issues from 1846 to the present. 
  • California Genealogical Societyhttp://californiaancestors.org/ - Rich in genealogy reference materials, both standard and unique, covering people and places in California and the rest of the country.
  • California Historical Societyhttps://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/ - This collection comprises a diverse body of materials including: 50,000 volumes of books and pamphlets; 4,000 manuscript collections; 500,000 photographs; Printed ephemera, periodicals, posters, broadsides, maps, and newspapers; The Kemble Collection on Western Printing and Publishing; 5,000 works of art, including paintings, drawings, and lithographs; and Artifacts and costumes.
  • Online Archive of California: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ - free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and collections maintained by the 10 University of California (UC) campuses.
  • Colorado Genealogical Societyhttp://www.cogensoc.us/ - this will give you some places to start. One of the best ways to keep up with the latest genealogical research for Colorado.
  • Colorado Historic Newspaper Collectionhttp://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org - includes more than 600,000 digitized pages, representing 160+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.
  • Colorado State Archives: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/archives-search - There are many records available for your research needs that are not searchable online. Check this List of Records included in the Archives Search to see what is searchable online.
  • Denver Public Library Genealogy Collection: http://digital.denverlibrary.org - includes Colorado obituary, mortuary and cemetery indexes, census and tax lists, naturalization files, military, pioneer, marriage, and divorce indexes as well as biography listings.
  • Connecticut Historical Societyhttps://chs.org/ - collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations.
  • Connecticut State Library: http://cslib.cdmhost.com/ - collections feature materials from the State Library, the Museum of Connecticut History, and the Connecticut State Archives.
  • Delaware Heritage Collectionhttp://cdm15323.contentdm.oclc.org - Documents, artwork, maps, newspapers, slides, photos, audio/video and other important items documenting Delaware’s rich history and culture 
  • Delaware Public Archives: http://archives.delaware.gov/ - access Civil War records, naturalization records, historical maps, bastardy bonds, death registers and probate records, and more.
  • Florida Digital Newspaper Library: http://ufdcweb1.uflib.ufl.edu/ - provides access to over 1.5 million pages of historic and current Florida newspapers. Freely available with zoomable page images and full text.
  • Florida Memory Project: http://www.floridamemory.com/ - The State Archives of Florida is the central repository for the records of Florida State Government. The Archives is mandated by law to collect, preserve, and make available for research the records of the State of Florida, as well as private manuscripts, local government records, photographs, and other materials that complement official State records. 
  • Digital Library of Georgia: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu -  Gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.
  • Georgia Archives: http://www.georgiaarchives.org/ - The Georgia Archives identifies, collects, provides access and preserves Georgia’s historical documents.
  • Georgia's Virtual Vault: http://vault.georgiaarchives.org/cdm/ -  portal to some of Georgia's most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.
  • Hawaiian Electronic Libraryhttp://ulukau.org/ - Contains documents and other cultural and artistic treasures in native the Hawaiian Language. Dictionaries, Genealogical Indexes, Hawaiian Newspapers, Books, and Maps will help you to learn about and research your family.
  • The Hawaiian Historical Societyhttps://www.hawaiianhistory.org/ -  contains an outstanding collection of photographs, newspapers, magazines, journals, books, pamphlets, and manuscripts made available to scholars and the public.
  • Hawai‘i State Archives: http://ags.hawaii.gov/archives/ - records date from the monarchy to the current legislative session, and also include the papers of individuals and organizations, photographs, maps, artifacts, rare books, 19th-century newspapers.
  • Idaho Government Documentshttp://idahodocs.contentdm.oclc.org/ - Contains Idaho Digital Resources from county images to library holdings. You can narrow your search by Creator, date, format and subject.
  • Idaho State Historical Society: http://history.idaho.gov/ - preserves and provides access to a wide number of resources and materials related to Idaho History. On-line indexes include: The Biographical Index, Reconstructed 1890, Civil War Veteran records, Inmate Catalog, Naturalization Records, and the Mothers' Pension Records.
  • Illinois Digital Archives (IDA): http://www.idaillinois.org/ - a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as the State of Illinois. You can find photographs, slides, glass negatives, oral histories, manuscripts and letters, federal government documents, postcards, videos, newspapers, maps and much more.
  • Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections: http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/ - This collection contains 45 newspaper titles, 93,011 issues comprising 1,112,621 pages and 7,160,392 articles.
  • Illinois State Archives: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/home.html - serves by law as the depository of public records of Illinois state and local governmental agencies which possess permanent administrative, legal, or historical research values. Its collections do not include manuscript, newspaper, or other nonofficial sources.
  • The ACPL Genealogy Centerhttp://www.genealogycenter.org - a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large.  They have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world.
  • Indiana Digital Archives: http://www.in.gov/iara/2358.htm - Browse through the indexes to many of the most popular State Archives collections.
  • Indiana Memoryhttps://digital.library.in.gov/ - A wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. 
  • Indiana State Library Genealogy Collection: http://www.in.gov/library/genealogy.htm - The collection includes family histories, indexes to records, how-to books, cemetery transcriptions, family history magazines as well as microfilmed federal census records, Indiana county records, passenger lists, and military pension information.
  • Iowa Digital Libraryhttp://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/ - Features more than a million digital objects created from the holdings of the University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners. Included are illuminated manuscripts, historic maps, fine art, historic newspapers, scholarly works, and more.
  •  IAGenWeb: http://iagenweb.org/ - this Iowa genealogy based site has more than a million gravestone photos, more than 2,900 family group sheets, state census transcriptions (1836-1925) and more.
  • Iowa Genealogical Societyhttp://www.iowagenealogy.org/ - Their mission is to create and foster an interest in genealogy and to aid others in researching their family history.
  • Iowa Heritage Digital Collection: http://www.iowaheritage.org/ - an online repository of Iowa history and culture, which brings together digital resources of Iowa libraries, museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions to preserve long–term accessibility of these valuable materials.
  • State Historical Society of Iowahttps://iowaculture.gov/history - The society preserves and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources through a variety of statewide programs, exhibitions, and projects while serving as an advocate for Iowa’s past and connector to the future.
  • Kansas Historical Society: http://www.kshs.org - offers a number of indexes that can aid in tracing family history as well as other research projects. Explore names, counties, townships, post offices, cemeteries, newspaper database, county records, Civil War to post World War II military records, databases and indexes.
  • Kansas Memory: http://www.kansasmemory.org/ - The value of the site is in its rich content; letters, diaries, photographs, government records from the State Archives, maps, museum artifacts, and historic structures in Kansas.
  • Kentucky Digital Library: http://kdl.kyvl.org/ -  built to enhance scholarship, research and lifelong learning through the establishment of access to shared digital archival collections in the state of Kentucky.
  • Office of the Kentucky Secretary of State: http://www.sos.ky.gov/admin/land/resources/Pages/default.aspx - The resources on this website provide everything from background information on Kentucky's history to research aids to links to groups and events that will allow you to further your research.
  • Bayou State Periodical Indexhttp://www.libris.ca/cgi23/go.exe - An index to Louisiana popular periodicals from 1958 to 2016. 
  • Know Louisianahttp://www.knowlouisiana.org/ - KnowLA: The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture. Organized into six main contextual categories; Architecture, Art, Folklife, History, Literature, and Music.
  • LOUISiana Digital Library: http://cdm16313.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ - The LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials. 
  • Louisiana State Archive: http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/ResearchHistoricalRecords/Pages/default.aspx -  a perfect destination for those interested in Louisiana's written historical record. Governmental records, as well as those donated by private individuals, combine with the family histories and census materials held in the Research Library to provide a great resource for both the academic researcher and the genealogist.
  • Digital Mainehttp://digitalmaine.com/ - Maintains approximately 95 million pages of official State records considered to be permanently valuable. These include maps from the Land Office, photographs from the Dept. of Economic Development, trademarks registered with the Secretary of State, Civil War soldiers’ portraits returned to the Adjutant General and numerous gifts of historically important materials donated by individuals, to list a few.
  • Maine Genealogy: http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ - This site’s extensive resources for researching vital records, obituaries, passenger lists, military records and court records.
  • Maine Memory Network (MMN): http://www.mainememory.net/ - Developed and managed by the Maine Historical Society enables historical societies, libraries, and other cultural institutions across the state to upload, catalog, and manage digital copies of historical items from their collections into one centralized, web-accessible database.
  • Osher Map Libraryhttp://oshermaps.org -  committed to preserving the cartographic heritage of the state, region, and nation for future generations, and to making that heritage accessible to the University, the people of Maine, and to all other students, scholars, and visitors.
  • Digital Marylandhttp://www.digitalmaryland.org/ - A statewide digitization program with the mission is to facilitate the digitization and digital exhibition of the historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.
  • Maryland Historical Societyhttp://www.mdhs.org/ - The library is able to offer an array of digital resources, finding aids and subject guides to help with your research. 
  • Maryland State Archives: http://msa.maryland.gov/ - serves as the central depository for government records from Maryland's founding in 1634, and include colonial and state executive, legislative, and judicial records; county probate, land, and court records; church records; business records; state publications and reports; and special collections of private papers, maps, photographs, and newspapers.
  • Digital Commonwealth: https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/ - Provides access to photographs, manuscripts, books, audio recordings, and other materials of historical interest that have been digitized and made available by members of Digital Commonwealth, a statewide consortium of libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies from across Massachusetts. [That's how you burying the lead]
  • Massachusetts Historical Societyhttps://www.masshist.org/ - Many of the Society's collection guides—narrative descriptions of the context, arrangement, and contents of manuscript, photograph, and other collections—are now available online, and more are added regularly.
  • Massachusetts Archives: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcgen/genidx.htm - the repository for Massachusetts records generated by state government. Archives holdings date from the beginning of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1628 and document the settlement of lands in Maine and Massachusetts, the arrival of immigrants, and the development of state government.
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusettshttp://www.sec.state.ma.us - A treasure trove of information from Census to Vital records. You can also search the State Archives, Passenger Manifest lists (1848-1891), Public Records, Registry of Deeds, and Historical Commission.
  • The Michigan Archival Associationhttps://miarchivists.wordpress.com/ - An informal group of special collections librarians, university archivists, state records administrators, and historical society members who were evolved into the primary organization devoted to the archival community in Michigan. 
  • Seeking Michigan: http://seekingmichigan.org/ - Ihttps://miarchivists.wordpress.com/-n addition to death records, there are a number of collections ranging from pre-statehood to the late 1960s, and these include letters, diaries, photographs, postcards, and video. 
  • Western Michigan Genealogical Society: http://data.wmgs.org/ - 1,000,000 records in the Newspapers Database and passed 2,700,000 online records. 
  • Iron Range Research Center: http://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org - located in the Minnesota Discovery Center, the IRRC contains one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest and includes census, naturalization records, passenger arrival records, mining company newsletters, book collection, maps, photographs, oral histories and microfilmed newspapers.
  • Digital Horizonshttp://digitalhorizonsonline.org/ - provides, maintains, and preserves a wide range of historical and significant content related to North Dakota and Minnesota. This project creates teaching, learning, and researching opportunities for life-long learning.
  • Minnesota Historical Society: http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/ - preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. 
  • Minnesota Reflectionshttp://reflections.mndigital.org/ - digitized materials shared by organizations located across Minnesota. Materials include images, text, audio, film, and more. Minnesota Reflections is the premier project of the Minnesota Digital Library.
  • Mississippi Department of Archives and History: http://mdah.state.ms.us/ - The online catalog allows users to browse the descriptions of most materials at the state archives—from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers.
  • Mississippi Digital Library (MDL)http://www.msdiglib.org/ -  an online portal for discovery and access of digital collections throughout the state. More than 150,000 items, 100+ digital collections, over 30 partners and growing.
  • Midwest Genealogy Centerhttp://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy/digital-collections - providing access to almost three-quarter of a million on-site materials. The Midwest Genealogy Center is full of genealogy and historical resources that are now being digitized and made available through cooperative projects with Familysearch and the Missouri State Archives.
  • Missouri Digital Heritage: http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/ - More than 9 million records, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.
  • State Historical Society of Missouri: http://shs.umsystem.edu/ - The Society's mission is to collect, preserve, make available, and publish materials that enhance research and support learning opportunities in Missouri studies and the history of the Midwest.
  • Montana Memory Project: http://mtmemory.org/ - provides access to digital collections and items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage and government. Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, some items are contemporary. All serve as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning. This is a statewide project of the Montana State Library and the Montana Historical Society Research Center. 
  • Montana State Genealogical Society: http://montanamsgs.org/ - several on-line databases are available which include: Index of the 1930 US Federal Census for Montana, Montana State Death Index, Indexes of Earliest Montana Death Records through 1953, Indexes of Montana Death Records 1954 - 2002, Deaths Recorded in the Montana Workman Newsletter March 1892-February 1899, and Civil War Veterans.
  • Nebraska State Historical Society: http://www.nebraskahistory.org/ - collects, preserves, and opens to all, the histories they share.
  • Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records Digital Collections: http://www.nsladigitalcollections.org/ - Look for your family name in the original Territorial Census. Read handwritten documents signed by Abraham Lincoln. Research water rights and learn about farming in Nevada. Review past and present State Budgets and much, much more.
  • New Hampshire County Registries of Deeds: http://www.nhdeeds.com/ - Links to New Hampshire counties that have index and/or image records of their land deeds online. Many of them include historical deeds as well as current ones.
  • New Hampshire Genealogy & Historyhttp://www.nh.searchroots.com/ -  a guide for people researching history and genealogy in the State of New Hampshire, USA.
  • New Hampshire GenWeb: http://www.usroots.com/usgwnhus/ - developed to provide free online data for genealogical research.  
  • New Jersey State Archives: https://wwwnet1.state.nj.us/ - provides access to over one million database entries to nearly 500,000 documents and photographs in the State Archives' collections. Current focus is post-1886 death records, early land records, and Records of the Supreme Court. Archives staff add and edit database entries daily.
  • New Mexico Digital Collections: http://econtent.unm.edu/ - a central search portal for digital collections about New Mexico. A service of the University of New Mexico Libraries, provides access to digitized photographs, manuscripts, posters, oral histories, videos, maps, and books from libraries, museums, and cultural centers across the state.
  • New Mexico USGenWeb Project Archives: http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/deaths.htm - provides free online data for genealogical research. resources include the New Mexico Death Index Project (1899-1940).
  • Old Fulton NY Post Card Website: http://fultonhistory.com/ - Search Over 26,108,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages. 
  • North Carolina Digital Heritage Centerhttp://www.digitalnc.org/ -  a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center works with cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.
  • North Carolina Digital Collectionshttp://digital.ncdcr.gov/ - contain over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The Collections are free and full-text searchable, and bring together content from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.
  • State Archives of North Carolina: http://www.ncdcr.gov/archives/Home.aspx - reflects the dual role of the division: to provide guidance concerning the preservation and management of government records to state, county, city and state university officials; and to collect, preserve and provide public access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina.
  • Digital Horizons: http://digitalhorizonsonline.org/ - provides, maintains, and preserves a wide range of historical and significant content related to North Dakota and Minnesota. This project creates teaching, learning, and researching opportunities for life-long learning.
  • Ohio Memoryhttp://www.ohiomemory.org/ - Contains over 400,000 digital images from a variety of primary source material types, including; Archaeological & Historical Objects, Manuscripts, Maps, Newspapers, Photographs, and Video. A Collaborative Project of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio.
  • Oklahoma Digital Prairie: http://digitalprairie.ok.gov/ -  Resources include documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps and audio/visual content. Content ranges from the late 1800s to the present day.
  • University of Oklahoma Digital Collectionhttps://digital.libraries.ou.edu - Site includes digitized books, newspapers, photos, and documents; including Confederate pension records and cards.
  • Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP): http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ - an initiative to digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it freely available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database.
  • South Carolina Department of Archives and History: http://archives.sc.gov -  Database of records indexed by topics, including: Will Transcripts (1782-1855); Records of Confederate Veterans (1909-1973); Plats for State Land Grants (1784-1868); Legislative Papers (1782-1866); Criminal Court Records (1769-1891); School Insurance Photographs (1935-1952); and National Register Properties.
  • Portal to Texas History: http://texashistory.unt.edu/ - Almost 600 newspapers in this collection, Many of the newspapers have short runs, but the sheer magnitude of the collection is outstanding.
  • Utah Digital Newspapers: http://digitalnewspapers.org/ - This collection holds over 1,000,000 pages of historic Utah newspapers. 
  • Utah State Archives: http://archives.utah.gov/research/ - The Utah State Archives preserves and provides access to records of enduring historical value from state and local government agencies.
  • Online Catalog Library of Virginia: http://lva-linux-temp.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com - combines the "Books & Journals" catalog, the "Archives & Manuscripts" catalog, and the "Images & Indexes" databases. You can search these catalogs simultaneously by using the "Full Catalog" page. You may also search each catalog separately by clicking on the catalog name.
  • Virginia Memory: http://www.virginiamemory.com - the Library maintains vast and varied collections of print materials, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and ephemera, maps and atlases, rare books, and fine art that tell the history of the commonwealth and its people. Since the mid-1990s, the Library has digitized parts of the collections in an effort to make these materials more widely available to online users.
  • Washington State Archives: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ - delivers broad public access to both digitized and born digital records of state and local government. This provides government accountability to the citizens and, in the case of digitized documents, helps preserve the originals.
  • Wisconsin Historical Society: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ - Search more than 3 million records all at once. Filter your results by subject, type, date, and more. Uncover photos, maps, essays, books, newspaper clippings, biographies and more related to your keyword.
  • Wyoming Newspaper Project: http://wyonewspapers.org/ - More than 800,000 newspaper pages have been converted from microfilm to a digital format.  
     Countries:
  • National Library of Australia - Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ - Find and get over 384,796,519 Australian and online books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
  • Library and Archives Canada: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca - Genealogy and Family History resources in Canada.
  • EastEuropeGenWeb: https://www.easteuropegenweb.org/ - Provides guidance and advice to researchers who are trying to trace their ancestors in Eastern Europe.
  • Europeana: http://www.europeana.eu - Explore millions of items from a range of Europe's leading galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings, they’re all here. 
  • Geneafrance: https://www.geneafrance.org/ - civil status, parish registers, cadastre, censuses, minutes of notaries, of France and much more.
  • 19th Century Germanic Immigrants to USA: http://www.germanimmigrants1850s.com - This site contains an extensive searchable database of records on 461,811 passengers who arrived at the United States between 1850 through 1859 and identified their country of origin or nationality as German or Germanic.
  • Bremen Passenger Listshttp://www.passengerlists.de - Search more than 738,000 entries from this popular German departure port, spanning 1920 to 1939. You’ll also find some mid-19th century emigration lists.
  • Bundesarchiv: http://www.bundesarchiv.de/index.html.en - Maintains the civil and military archives of the Federal Republic of Germany and its predecessors, the German Confederation, the German Reich and the German Democratic Republic, on the basis of the Federal Archives Act, and supplement these with archives of private origin. 
  • German Genealogy Server: http://compgen.de/ - Search and present complete ancestral lists or tribal trees. Complete local family books, historical address books, family ads from daily newspapers, gravestones in cemeteries, burial collections, and casualty lists of the First World War.
  • Meyers Gazetteerhttp://www.meyersgaz.org - The goal of the Meyer’s compilers was to list every place name in the German Empire (1871-1918). It gives the location, i.e. the state and other jurisdictions, where the civil registry office was and parishes if that town had them. It also gives lots of other information about each place.
  • National Archives of Irelandhttp://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/ -  holdings relate to all parts of Ireland and have enormous research potential as they provide essential primary source material for people seeking to understand the political, economic and social forces which have shaped our nation. The records also permit the study of Government policy and encourage greater use of our archival heritage by the general public.
  • National Library of Irelandhttp://www.nli.ie/ - Thousands of items from collections which have been digitized are also accessible though the online catalog. This includes over 33,000 glass plate negatives from the Lawrence Royal and Cabinet, Poole Whole Plate, Independent H, Clarke, Eason, Keogh, Stereo Pairs, Tempest and Clonbrock photographic collections.
  • LitvakSIG: https://www.litvaksig.org/ - contains data from original records in a number of languages and alphabets including Old Cyrillic, modern Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish and Old German.
  • Maps of Mexicohttp://www.maps-of-mexico.com/ - With over 4,000 pages of free Mexico Maps. The 31 States of Mexico are the most detailed available. Interactive map of Mexico help to easily find area you are looking for.
  • Peter's Blog: http://patmcast.blogspot.com - Peter is a blogger from Castricum, NH, Netherlands. His blog has general genealogy information but also specif information relative to the Netherlands.
  • Digital resources Netherlands and Belgium: http://www.geneaknowhow.net/digi/resources.html - As of September 2013 the English pages on the site are no longer updated. However, new additions will continue to be listed on our "New" ("Nieuw") page in Dutch and English.
  • Digital Archives of Norway: http://www.arkivverket.no/eng/Digitalarkivet - Here you can search databases/tables, read transcripts and browse digital images as well as listen to digitised sound from the archives.
  • $ Quebec Records: https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en - The Genealogical Site of French America. Powerful search tools, millions of images and files. There are something to suit all tastes.
  •  CANMORE; http://canmore.org.uk/ - The online catalog of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland The database contains a wealth of information on archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage.
  • Scotland BDM Exchangehttp://www.sctbdm.com - free resource for Scotland genealogy and Scottish family history. For anyone researching their family history in Scotland, the aim of the Exchange is to provide a free resource for sharing information about ancestors found in Scotland.
  • ScotlandsPeople: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ - one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, we have almost 90 million records to look through.
  • $ ArkivDigital: http://www.arkivdigital.net/ - is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other Historical Records online! All images are newly photographed images of the original document.
  • CuriousFox: http://www.curiousfox.com/uk/ - CuriousFox, the village by village contact site for anyone researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland.
  • FreeREG: https://www.freereg.org.uk - 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.
Maps & Gazetteers 
  • AfricaMap: https://worldmap.harvard.edu/africamap/ - Historical overlays and geographical data trace the slave trade across the Atlantic and the continent.
  • Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project: http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/index.html - Maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States.
  • Atlas of the Historical Geography of the U. S.http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/ - Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data.
  • Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records: http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ - provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. Also has images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.
  • *David Rumsey Map Collectionhttp://www.davidrumsey.com - This historical map collection has over 77,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st-century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the World. Popular collection categories are celestial, antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall & case, children's, and manuscript maps. Search examples: Pictorial maps, United States maps, Geology maps, California map, Afghanistan map, America map, New York City map, Chicago map, and U.S. Civil War maps. 
  • Historical Atlases and Maps of U.S. and States: http://www.mapofus.org/ - Contains animated maps showing all of the county boundary changes & all of the county boundaries for each census year. Past and present maps of US are overlaid so that you can see the changes in county boundaries, downloadable County D.O.T. Maps, and state atlas maps.
  • Historical Topographic Map Collection: http://nationalmap.gov/historical/ - The goal is to scan all scales and all editions of the more than 193,000 topographic maps published by the USGS since the inception of the topographic mapping program in 1884.
  • Library of Congress Mapshttps://www.loc.gov/maps/ - Collection includes over 18,000 maps ranging from 1100 to 2017 A.D. Easily searchable by location, date, collection, contributor ot subject.
  • Maps of Mexicohttp://www.maps-of-mexico.com/ - With over 4,000 pages of free Mexico Maps. The 31 States of Mexico are the most detailed available. Interactive map of Mexico help to easily find area you are looking for.
  • Meyers Gazetteerhttp://www.meyersgaz.org - The goal of the Meyer’s compilers was to list every place name in the German Empire (1871-1918). It gives the location, i.e. the state and other jurisdictions, where the civil registry office was and parishes if that town had them. It also gives lots of other information about each place. 
  • NYPLDigital Collections: http://maps.nypl.org/warper/ - More than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. 1,100 maps of the Mid-Atlantic United States and cities from the 16th to 19th centuries; a detailed collection of more than 700 topographic maps of the Austro-Hungarian empire created between 1877 and 1914; a collection of 2,800 maps from state, county and city atlases; a huge collection of more than 10,300 maps from property, zoning, topographic, but mostly fire insurance atlases of New York City dating from 1852 to 1922.
  • Old Maps Online: http://www.oldmapsonline.org - an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. Allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
  • Osher Map Libraryhttp://oshermaps.org -  committed to preserving the cartographic heritage of the state, region, and nation for future generations, and to making that heritage accessible to the University, the people of Maine, and to all other students, scholars, and visitors.
  • US Geological Survey: http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/ - The National Atlas and Geographic Names Information System will find "Depp River" or "Hoot's Hollow" or any other place, however obscure. Then you plot it on the customizable National Map or find it in the growing Historical Topographic Map Collection.
Military Records
  • American Battle Monuments Commission: http://www.abmc.gov/ - This website is dedicated to American war dead buried in overseas cemeteries. You can search records of military buried in military cemeteries abroad, plus those missing that are commemorated on memorials.
  • The American Revolutionary Warhttp://www.myrevolutionarywar.com/ - Includes battles, leaders, documents, time-lines, and war records.
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Databasehttp://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm - 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.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org/ - Commemorating the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution: http://www.dar.org - DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War.
  • Fold3: $ http://www.fold3.com/ - Collection includes more than 444 million records, this site continues its focus on military history. Access Revolutionary War papers and pension applications, Civil War service records (especially from the Confederacy) and much more, all searchable with images.
  • Louisiana State Archives: http://www400.sos.louisiana.gov - Confederate Pension Applications Index Database. 
  • Nationwide Gravesite Locator: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ - Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. 
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ - Burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.
Newspaper Resources
  • *The Ancestor Hunt - Newspapers: http://www.theancestorhunt.com/newspapers.html - 1000's of free links, some tips, about 50 tutorials, and lots of other information and resources to guide and help you. And it is all about newspapers.
  • Historical Canadian Newspapers Onlinehttp://libguides.bgsu.edu/CanadianNewspapers - Bowling Green State University links to historical Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet.
  • The British Newspaper Archive: $ http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk - a partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitize up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years.
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection: http://cdnc.ucr.edu - A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers containing 61,412 issues from 1846 to the present.
  • Chronicling Americahttp://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
  • Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection: http://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org - includes more than 600,000 digitized pages, representing 160+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.
  • The Digital Library of Georgia: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ - a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.
  • Elephind.com: http://www.elephind.com/ - Search the world's historic newspaper archives. Clicking on result takes you to the site where it’s hosted—often a lesser-known university or archive site you might never have thought to check.
  • Florida Digital Newspaper Library: http://ufdcweb1.uflib.ufl.edu/ - provides access to over 1.5 million pages of historic and current Florida newspapers. Freely available with zoom-able page images and full text.
  • GenDisastershttp://www.gendisasters.com/ - 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.
  • Google News Archive: http://news.google.com/newspapers - Cover a surprising number of smaller newspapers around the country.
  • Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections: http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/ - This collection contains 45 newspaper titles, 93,011 issues comprising 1,112,621 pages and 7,160,392 articles.
  • Kentucky Digital Library - Historic Kentucky Newspapers: http://kdl.kyvl.org/ - 200 newspapers from 1868-2012.
  • ObitsArchive: $ http://www.obitsarchive.com - Index of matches with dates for free. 
  • Old Fulton NY Post Card Website: http://fultonhistory.com/ - Search Over 26,108,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages.
  • Online Historical Newspapershttps://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/ -  A place where they were listed by county and city so you could find the newspapers your ancestors read?  This is the purpose of the Online Historical Newspapers Website. It is meant to be used as an aid to genealogists, historians, and other researchers.
  • Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP): http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/ - an initiative to digitize historic Oregon newspaper content and make it freely available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database.
  • Portal to Texas History: http://texashistory.unt.edu/ - Almost 600 newspapers in this collection, Many of the newspapers have short runs, but the sheer magnitude of the collection is outstanding. 
  • Quebec Records Obituaries: https://www.genealogiequebec.com/en/avis-deces - This database contains 1 305 642 obituaries beginning in 1999 from more than 250 internet sources.
  • Rayogram: http://www.rayogram.com/news - Downloadable & readable newspapers.
  • Small Town Papers: http://www.smalltownpapers.com/ - Choose from over 250 small town newspapers; including news, photos, sports & obituaries.
  • U.S. Historical Newspapers Online by State: http://genealogy.about.com - This listing of historical newspapers online by state includes many, but not all, of the available U.S. historical newspapers online. Most historical newspapers listed here are free, but those that require a subscription are marked accordingly.
  • Utah Digital Newspapers: http://digitalnewspapers.org/ - This collection holds over 1,000,000 pages of historic Utah newspapers.
  • Wyoming Newspaper Project: http://wyonewspapers.org/ - More than 800,000 newspaper pages have been converted from microfilm to a digital format. 
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Surname Resources
  • AVOTAYNU: http://www.avotaynu.com/ - Your gateway to information about 699,084 surnames, mostly Jewish, that appear in 42 Different Databases . These databases combined contain more than 7.3 million records.
  • The Original Record: $ http://www.theoriginalrecord.com/ - Surname-indexed ancestry and genealogy historical records, books and documents containing 10 million entries. Scans directly available on-line.
  • Leo S. Taylor Family: http://www.myfamily.com/group/leostaylor -  
  • Sorted By Name: http://sortedbyname.com/ - A collection of links to genealogy details mentioned on other websites. This website uses a purchased copy of the Social Security Death Master File, updated through 1 January 2014.
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