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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 Geneaology -  researchers in every state walk through the oldest cemetaries and transcribe names along with birthdates, 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 genaeology sites on the web.


GeneaBios - A list of biographies createde by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted thorough investigations of their subjects.


Geneaology 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 reaources to start you on your genaeoliogical journey.


Family Search- Mormon Church geneaological 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 geneaology 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

U.S. Gen Web - Volunteers in the U.S. have gathered geneaological information.

Vodien: Getting Started with Genaeology on the Web - a great page submitted to the Vodien web host offering step by step instructions for genaeology reserach on the internet. Thank You, Brittany!


Immigration Sites

Castle Garden-A 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.

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