Provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) this is a great site with tons of information. It contains the Family History Library Catalog, local library contact info, extensive research guidance, and searchable databases such as Ancestral File, International Genealogy Index (IGI), Pedigree Resource File, 1880 Census, Social Security Index, and Vital Records Index for
One of the oldest and most comprehensive websites for genealogy. Many other worthwhile websites are linked from the RootsWeb pages. A free site.
This is a commercial genealogy site that provides free access to some databases such as the Social Security index and user submitted pedigree files. Most included databases can be searched for free, but you need a subscription to access the full records. Allows for the free creation of family trees.
An extremely comprehensive collection of links to genealogical web sites. Strongly recommended by genealogy researchers.
You can send away for your ancestors application for a social security card.
The Ellis Island database provides access to the passenger arrival records of about 22 million people whose names appear in the original ships passenger manifests for the
This site contains information about where to obtain marriage, birth, divorce or death records from each state and county in the
are among one of the best and most often utilized tools for genealogy
research. Locating free census records online can present a challenge. With
a bit of patience, you will find thousands of census links to free
census transcriptions, census indexes and census images in this categorized directory. Includes records for the U.S., United Kingdom and
Canada which have been categorized all the way down to the county
A volunteer coordinated web site of state and county projects dedicated to putting full text genealogical materials online. Includes cemetery records, census data, family histories, diaries, church records, obituaries, etc. Queries may be posted to local counties.
Provides information about the kinds of records held by the US National Archives, icluding information about US military records, census, immigration and naturalization records. Some materials are now online such as the WWII Army Enlistment Records, the Dawes Rolls of American Indians, and the arrivals in NY during the Irish famine. The National Archives and Footnote.com are working as partners to digitize their resources.
These sites give general information on searching for family information from various churches and religions.
(Also check the sites listed in the "General Family Religion" box)