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United States Sources

  • Old Fulton New York Postcards Local archived newspapers from New York State. Great for obituaries, wedding announcements, etc.
  • New York Historic Newspapers Provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s history. You can search by county.
  • Access Genealogy  researchers in every state walk through the oldest cemeteries and transcribe names along with birth dates, date of death and family members.
  • AfriGeneas – education and resources for those researching African-American roots. Start under the Records tab, then search marriage, death, surname and slave data databases.
  • Chronicling America  The Library of Congress’ portal to digitized newspaper pages (1836-1922) from 25 states and Washington, DC, and an index to all known newspapers published in the United States and where to find them today.
  • Cyndi’s List – a list of links to genealogy sites on the web.
  • GeneaBios  A list of biographies created by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted thorough investigations of their subjects.
  • Genealogy Today – Unique records such as ration books and business cards along with death and census
  • Heritage Quest  click to search US censuses, Freedman’s Bank records (for African-American ancestors), Revolutionary War materials, local and family history books, articles and more.
  • Home Advisor  A great article and a list of resources to start you on your genealogical journey.
  • Family Search– Mormon Church genealogical research site.
  • Family Tree  Searcher – offers a reference interview and will create a research plan for you.
  • Fold3  If your ancestor served in the military, you can locate their records here. See Mrs. Jones for a username and password.
  • Library and Archives of Canada  Canadian census records with searchable 1871, 1881 and 1891 enumerations, plus others. 
  • Newspaper Archive  Access more than 120 million newspaper pages dating to 1607.
  • The Olive Tree– A great source of genealogy links, ship passenger lists and a great research guide for beginners.
  • Rootsweb– Ancestry research with collaborative message boards.
  • U.S. National Archives – US record archives and genealogical research advice
  • Vodien: Getting Started with Genealogy on the Web – a great page submitted to the Vodien web host offering step by step instructions for genealogy research on the internet. 

Immigration Sites

  • Castle GardenA database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820-1892.
  • Ellis Island  If your ancestor passed through Ellis Island, you can locate their records here!
  • One Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse –Beginners looking for passenger and immigration information won’t want to pass up this site.

Global Sources

  • Interment – Cemetery records from around the world.
  • World Cat–  A global catalog of library catalogs
  • World Gen Web – Worldwide wide volunteers have gathered genealogical information.
  • U.K. National Archives – United Kingdom records archived all the way back a thousand years.