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  • 1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Slave Census(3160 clicks)
    Slave Inhabitants in the 8th District in the County of Lawrence, State of Alabama, enumerated by J. B. Speaks, Asst. Marshall
  • 4GenealogyOnLine(4411 clicks)
    4GenealogyOnLine Research Engines and Databases Quick Fast Linking
  • A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrant(643 clicks)
    A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 : with a statement of the names of ships, whence they sailed, and the date of their arrival at Philadelphia, chronologically arranged, together with the necessary historical and other notes, also, an appendix containing lists of more than one thousand German and French names in New York prior to 1712 (1876)
  • A to Z Surnames(6643 clicks)
    A-Z Surnames/Add your site
  • Afrigeneas(3450 clicks)
    African American genealogy with an e-mail list thanksponsored to Don Mabry.
  • AfriGeneas Mail List(3079 clicks)
    The AfriGeneas Mail List is a moderated and screened discussion list operated for the pleasure and enjoyment of its members and at the discretion of its owners. Sponsored by Don Mabry of Mississippi State University.
  • Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy(2623 clicks)
    "In 1984, a professor at Rutgers University stumbled upon a trove of historic data in a courthouse in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Over the next 15 years, Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, a noted New Orleans writer and historian, painstakingly uncovered the background of 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries making fortunes for their owners. "
  • American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC)(1653 clicks)
    "More than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Information about each person was written down in ships' passenger lists, known as "manifests." Manifests were used to examine immigrants upon arrival in the United States."
  • American Plantations & Colonies(3062 clicks)
    Ships & Passengers Currently over 800 voyage & passenger lists which include more than 25,000 passengers.
  • Ancestor Search(4311 clicks)
    An interactive directory of the top genealogy search engines including Ellis Island and the Mormon library that can be searched from this website.
  • Ancestry - The Polish Connection(2229 clicks)
    History without ancestry tells only half of the story of the past. Poland's history is rich in culture and tragedy being located central to the battlefields of European conflicts. Learn about the Poles who endured through this and connect with their families.
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    Major commericial site with search capabilities.
  • Ancestry101.Com(2106 clicks)
    Ancestry Search Engines,Genealogy Research
  • Austrian Genealogy(2030 clicks)
    From Rootsweb. Excellent source.
  • Bedford County, Pennsylvania(1589 clicks)
    Part of the USGenWeb project.
  • Before the exodus(1002 clicks)
    Our ancestry
  • Black Forest Genealogy(1875 clicks)
    "The Black Forest, or Schwarzwald, is a section of Southwestern Germany that borders on Switzerland on the south, on the Neckar River to the East and on France to the West. The Northern gate to the Black Forest is Pforzheim."
  • Blount County, Alabama Geneaolgy(1608 clicks)
    Alabama GenWeb
  • British Isles DNA Project(821 clicks)
    The aims of the British Isles DNA project are twofold: first, to aid genealogists in the task of identifying ancestral origins and distribution of descendents; secondly, to assemble a detailed haplogroup map of the British Isles by county, corresponding to the DNA profile of the region's early history and settlement.
  • California Pioneer Project(1725 clicks)
    The California Pioneer List (CPL) is a list of settlers to California who migrated to or were born in California prior to 1880 (included in the 1880 California Census) and obtained from those sent (e-mailed) directly from individuals doing genealogical research.
  • Canadian History & Genealogy(2094 clicks)
    A listing of Genealogical and Historical Web sites from East to Western Sea.
  • Castle Garden(1511 clicks) offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
  • Cemetery Transcription Library(1620 clicks)
    Cemetary records
  • Center for Life Stories(1774 clicks)
    Not strictly genealogy but a fascinating site because of the stories.
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    Welcome to, a free website where you can find and share historical information about Chicago. Are you researching the history of a neighborhood? Looking for the church where your great-grandparents got married? Interested in mapping the places where your ancestors lived? We might be able to help.
  • Christine's Genealogy Website(1799 clicks)
    African American genealogy.
  • CinnamonToast Parenting & Genealogy(1504 clicks)
    Free genealogy newsletters
  • Clans and Tartans of Scotland(2212 clicks)
    Also has info om myths.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission(1553 clicks)
    Graves of military in WWI and WWII.
  • Confederate Ancestors(1718 clicks)
    Genealogical resource.
  • Convicts to Australia(1499 clicks)
    Most family historians in Australia regard a convict in their ancestry as enormously desirable. "Convicts to Australia" is intended to guide, inform and entertain those just starting the hunt as well as the more experienced researcher.
  • County Mayo, Ireland(1599 clicks)
    Info about families.
  • Cyndi's List(1590 clicks)
    The list of lists
  • Darlene Gadley’s Nez Perce Genealogy Page.(1428 clicks)
    A Nez Perce tribe family tree with over 2200 tribe members going back to the early 1800s. I got my information from the Nez Perce allotment records. The allotment records recorded many family members and how they interconnected to others in the tribe.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution(1857 clicks)
    Direct descendants of those who participated in the Revolution.
  • Davini Genealogy(1537 clicks)
    Info about DAVINI surname in the world
  • Digital Librarian: Genealogy(1890 clicks)
    Annotated links to genealogy resources.
  • Directory of Royal Genealogical Data(1840 clicks)
    "the genealogy of almost every ruling house in the western world because of the intermarriage that took place between them at some time or another. There are in excess of 30,000 individuals from the earliest times to the present in the database. "
  • DNA From the Beginning(815 clicks)
    DNA from the Beginning is organized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.
  • Dowling Funeral Records-Barbour County Alabama 1938-1948(1512 clicks)
    11 yrs.of death records from Dowling Funeral Home in Barbour County Alabama. Transcribed by Bonnie Greathouse Tharpe in 2001. Over 500 African Americans that died in Barbour with family information listed! African American and White separate searches! The all new webpages on CD! You do not have to have the Internet to view the pages, only a browser, such as Internet explorer loaded on your computer!
  • Earnshaw Family Letters(1235 clicks)
  • Ellis Island(1759 clicks)
    Point of entry for many immigrants to the USA.
  • Entire Neanderthal genome finally mapped(388 clicks)
  • Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine(2039 clicks)
    Since 1947, this magazine has helped genealogists.
  • Family History(1537 clicks)
    Excellent site to find your ancestors
  • Family History UK(2039 clicks)
  • Family Search(1957 clicks)
    The Mormon site. Has a lot of information but you need to double check.
  • Family Tree Maker(1847 clicks)
    Very large site. Sells genealogy programs and CDs as well.
  • Federation of East European Family History Societies(1565 clicks)
    Search engines and Web pages
  • Genealogy Document Searches(1679 clicks)
    Professional help.
  • Genealogy Guide(1119 clicks)
    Welcome to the Genealogy Guide, where you can find useful advice regarding family history and ancestry in the UK. Genealogy involves studying and tracing family pedigrees, with the purpose of tracking down ancestors, creating a family tree or learning about family history. If you are interested in genealogy then this is the place to find out about the different sources available to help you learn about your family history.
  • Genealogy in Russia(1471 clicks)
  • Genealogy Notes(1048 clicks)
    The 1930 Census in Perspective By David Hendricks and Amy Patterson
  • Genealogy Roots Blog(1232 clicks)
    The Genealogy Roots Blog is for finding online genealogy databases, records and resources. The focus is on vital records (birth, marriage, divorce & death records), obituaries, census records, naturalization records, military records and ship passenger lists. The Genealogy Roots Blog is based in the USA, but online European, Canadian, and other records sources are sometimes included.
  • Genealogy Search Engines and Quick Links(2091 clicks)
    Genealogy Search Engines and Quick Links.
  • Genealogy Tips(1596 clicks)
    Good start for beginners. Useful for experienced hands as well.
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    Claims to be the number one source for German genealogy.
  • GeneaSearch(1593 clicks)
    Find genealogy lookups, family surname newsletters, books from genealogy societies and individuals, surname queries, female ancestors, announce new sites, beginner's genealogy guide, free clip art. Other genealogy resources are free genealogy tools, links, and lists of societies. See our state genealogy pages for free genealogy databases and genealogy resources for each state
  • General Genealogy Sources(2351 clicks)
  • Genforum(1987 clicks)
    Search for surnames as well as in countries and regions.
  • GenKeys Unlocking Your Ancestry(1510 clicks) Unlocking Your Ancestry
  • Genographic Project(1131 clicks)
    From the National Geographic, this is essential for understanding one's ancestry.
  • Gentree(1880 clicks)
    Various links
  • GENUKI(1602 clicks)
    British Isles genealogy
  • Georgia Salzbuger Arrivals: Charles Town Galley(737 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 5th Palatine Transport Arrival - 2 October 1749 Charles Town Galley - Captain Peter Bogg
  • Georgia Salzbuger Arrivals: Purysburg(752 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 1st Salzburg Transport Arrival - 12 March 1734 Purysburg - Captain Tobis Fry
  • Georgia Salzbuger Arrivals: Two Brothers(705 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Palatine Transport Arrival - 7 October 1738 Two Brothers - Captain Thompson
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 1st Swabian Transport(782 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 1st Swabian Transport Arrival - 29 October 1750 Charming Martha - Capt. Charles Leslie
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 2nd Swabian Transport(744 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 2nd Swabian Transport Arrival - 23 October 1751 Antelope - Captain John McClelland
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Palatine Transport(726 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Palatine Transport Arrival - 7 October 1738 Charles - Captain Haeramond
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Swabian Transport(815 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Swabian Transport Arrival - November 1752 Unknown Ship - Captain Brown
  • Georgia Salzburger, 2nd Transport(714 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 2nd Salzburg Transport Arrival - 28 December 1734 Prince Of Wales - Captain George Dunbar
  • Georgia Salzburger, 3rd Transport(725 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Salzburg Transport Arrival - 17 February 1736 London Merchant - Captain John Thomas
  • Georgia Salzburger, 4th Palatine Transport(683 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 4th Palatine Transport Arrival - 22 January 1746 Judith - Captain Walter Quarme
  • Georgia Salzburger, Unknown Ship(696 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers Other Settlers at Ebenezer Arrival - November 1752 Unknown Ship - Captain not listed
  • Georgia Salzburgers(1997 clicks)
    Phliip Strobel, The Salzburgers and their descendants : being the history of a colony of German (Lutheran) Protestants, who emigrated to Georgia in 1734 and settled at Ebenezer, twenty-five miles above the city of Savannah (1855)
  • Georgia Salzburgers, 4th Transport(727 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 4th Salzburg Transport Arrival - 2 December 1741 Loyal Judith - Captain John Lemon
  • Germany GenWeb Project(1859 clicks)
    Part of the World GenWeb project. German genealogy.
  • Helm's Genealogy Toolbox(1800 clicks)
    Resources on the Genealogy Toolbox include a list of over 70,000 links to genealogical resources on the Internet.
  • History in a Cell(1437 clicks)
    Atlantic Monthly interview with Steve Olson, author of Mapping Human History
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild(1799 clicks)
    Great source to find the ships on which your ancestors traveled.
  • Immigrants to Canada(1932 clicks)
    "The information on these pages has been extracted from various government records, as well as the odd shipping record (mostly from the Allan Line). It contains, voyage accounts, emigration information, lists of ships sailing to Canada, information on the ports, and on the people. Many of these lists give the name of the ship, Master, Port of Departure, Port of Arrival and other such information."
  • International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists(1811 clicks)
    "The International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG) is an Association of Genealogists who have found "blacksheep ancestors" in their direct family lines, or under the "One Degree Rule" of the Society. "
  • Internet Genealogy(2033 clicks)
  • Internet Sources of German Genealogy(1526 clicks)
    In English or German
  • Irish Genealogy and Coats of Arms(1785 clicks)
    Good genealogical site.
  • Isbell(1544 clicks)
  • JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy(1567 clicks)
    "JewishGen®, Inc. is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide. Its most popular components are the JewishGen Discussion Group, the JewishGen Family Finder (a database of over 200,000 surnames and towns), the comprehensive directory of InfoFiles, ShtetLinks for over 200 communities, and a variety of databases such as the ShtetlSeeker and Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. JewishGen's online Family Tree of the Jewish People contains data on nearly two million people."
  • John Rawlet: Poet and Preacher(1250 clicks)
    17th century England
  • Local Catholic Church History and Catholic Ancestors(1904 clicks)
  • Map Your Ancestors(1410 clicks)
  • Mayflower Web Pages(1578 clicks)
    Did your ancestors arrive on the Mayflower?
  • Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses From 1790 to 2000(1323 clicks)
    Guide to what was asked. In pdf format.
  • Native American Genealogy(1663 clicks)
    Significant site.
  • Naturalization Records, National Archives of the US(1845 clicks)
    Explains the process and the location of records
  • New England Genealogy(1528 clicks)
    by Ray Brown.
  • New Zealand Family History(1548 clicks)
    New Zealand Family History Research on the Internet
  • Notable Women Ancestors(1500 clicks)
    Genealogical site with aids to researching our female ancestors. Critical because we are more from the maternal than the paternal line.
  • Obituary Daily Times(1708 clicks)
    The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries.
  • Ohio Death Certificate Index, 1913-1937(1485 clicks)
    years, useful for determining date of death and certificate number. Using the index information, a researcher can later obtain a copy of the certificate itself, which holds further information.
  • Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records(1466 clicks)
  • ORGenWeb(1529 clicks)
    Great site from the USGenWeb group full of historical as well as genealogical resources.
  • Oxford Ancestors(1512 clicks)
    For those with any European ancestors! "Oxford Ancestors is the world's first company to harness the power and precision of modern DNA-based genetics for use in genealogy. DNA is the genetic material that flows from one generation to the next with no need for written records."
  • Passing It On(1676 clicks)
    A site dedicated to preserving, celebrating and sharing family and personal history.
  • Past Meets Present(1623 clicks)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch History, Genealogy and Culture(1573 clicks)
    " This website is dedicated to the Swiss Mennonite and German Palatine immigrants who settled southeastern Pennsylvania and became referred to as the "Pensilfaanisch Deitsch" or Pennsylvania Dutch as well as the Quakers and Scotch-Irish with whom they intermarried. The primary focus of this site is Lancaster county history, culture, and genealogy including: the Tulpehocken region, Brecknock and Caernarvon townships areas of Berks county."
  • Pioneer Publishing Company(2194 clicks)
    We presently have genealogy books in seven categories - New Releases, Alabama, Georgia, Indian, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, but we are rapidly increasing and expect to have books from other Southern States soon. AUTHORS WANTED -- We welcome manuscripts of genealogical interest from Southeastern States by new or experienced authors. We also accept some reprints. We publish at no cost to authors, and pay them a royalty.
  • Political Graveyard(1400 clicks)
    Where dead politicians are buried.
  • Population schedules of the ninth census of the United States, 1870, New York(520 clicks)
  • PrairieBluff. Com(1408 clicks)
    African American genealogy in Alabama.
  • Putting the Gene Back in Genealogy(1729 clicks)
  • Race: Are We So Different?(1090 clicks)
    "Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people."
  • Roads Home to Florida(1603 clicks)
    Genealogy site, mostly Southern.
  • RootsWeb(1483 clicks)
    The Oldest and LARGEST Genealogy site on the Internet
  • RootsWeb Guide to Tracing Family Trees(1599 clicks)
    Guide by one of the foremost genealogy sites on the Web
  • Royal Genealogies(1451 clicks)
    British monarchs.
  • Savannah City Dirctory-1859(1329 clicks)
  • Scotland Genealogy(1812 clicks)
  • Sealing the Sacred Bonds of Holy Matrimony(1116 clicks)
    Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Records By Reginald Washington
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    A research tool for Sephardic (Iberian-Jewish) genealogy. Thousands of Sephardic names with points of reference for each name. Also Sephardic heraldry, history, and links.
  • Shaking Your Family Tree(1680 clicks)
    Military Information Online. Learn how to find those relatives who served in the United States armed forces.
  • Ship's Passenger Lists and Indexes(620 clicks)
    This Page is an introduction to some of the resources available for Genealogists, Family and Social Historians, and Geographers of all persuasions, whether they are interested in finding their ancestor or in studying broader patterns or concerns. It has a Canadian focus, but people from elsewhere in North America will find it useful This Page is maintained and is being actively expanded by Bruce Murduck.
  • Ships Manifests Departing from Bremen and Bremerhaven, Germany(1518 clicks)
    [1820s] [1830s] [1840s] [1850s] [1860s] [1870s] [1880s] [1890s]
  • Social Security Death Index Interactive Search(2437 clicks)
    "The most full-featured and up-to-date SSDI search engine on the internet."
  • Southern and Scottish Historical and Genealogy Society(1549 clicks)
    "The purpose of the Society is to explore and discuss the events of history, and to educate the general public. The primary focus of the organization was originally on Scottish and Southern history. Primrily this is still the case. The Celtic peoples have dispersed to almost all areas of the globe. With this dispersion our histories have become intertwined with other people. We seek to tell the story of the "brave Scots". Throughout history they have fought to remain free wherever they settled."
  • Southern Trails resource Page(565 clicks)
    This is a resource page for the Southern-Trails list at This page is preliminary, and more will follow. For more information, contact: What is Southern Trails? It is a list to discuss the travels of our ancestors in the US South, from other places into the south, and for those just passing through. We discuss migrations, historical problems, and useful research items for research in the South.
  • Southwest Arkansas Genealogy(1489 clicks)
    Genealogy related links, census, history of counties and towns, cemetery transcriptions, famous people, maps, land records, scanned images of court documents
  • SS New York(687 clicks)
    Bremen, Germany & Southampton, England to New York 26 June 1860
  • Sullivan and Cheshire Counties, New Hampshire(1925 clicks)
  • Surnames Search(2004 clicks)
  • SurnameSearch(1521 clicks)
    Ancestry Genealogy Surnames Free Lookups
  • Switchboard(1669 clicks)
    Find those relatives!
  • The Brown Family Gazette(1385 clicks)
    Family news and genealogy of the Brown and Gibson Family of Virginia. Family History, Fauquier Marriage Bonds, little known facts about Fauquier County.
  • The Calendar Home Page(1782 clicks)
    The 10,000-Year Calendar plus more.
  • The Carpathian Connection(1536 clicks)
    Genealogy and historical reference for those researching ancestors from the Carpathian Mountain regions of Eastern Europe. Major focus on Slovakia and all regions of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • The Genealogy Page of the US National Archives(1438 clicks)
    A guide.
  • The Irony of Family History as a Source of Identity(7 clicks)
  • The Journal of John Mabry(1427 clicks)
    An early settler of Christian and Trigg County, Kentucky
  • The Mabry Family(1655 clicks)
    Descendants of Francis Maybury [ca 1650 - 1712] who came to Virginia by 1679
  • The New England historical and genealogical register (1852)(227 clicks)
  • The Society for Danish Genealogy and Biography(1445 clicks)
    Starting point for Danish genealogical research.
  • The Surname Web(1671 clicks)
    "Welcome to the world of surnames. This is the largest collection on the web of surname genealogy sites and surname origins available. "
  • The Tree Maker - Elegant family tree fans(1614 clicks)
    Display over 500 family names in elegant calligraphy on this beautiful 8-generation fan shaped wall chart.
  • Tracing Your American Indian Ancestors(1658 clicks)
  • Treasure Maps(1616 clicks)
    The How-to Genealogy Site
  • Tyneside Family History and Kane surname Celtic Origins.(1464 clicks)
    Local and family history in the north east of England during the 19th century. Pages include transport, housing, work, migration, photographs of churches, schools, and public buildings. also family interests of Kane, Wake, Pyle and Dinning.
  • U. S. Immigration(636 clicks)
  • U.S. Surname Distribution(1658 clicks)
    "The source of this data is the 1850 Census, 1880 Census, 1920 Census, and 1990's phone books. Note that the Census data is a sampling of 1 in 100 names, so the 1990 data is the most accurate."
  • UK Family History Online(1513 clicks)
    This site, provided by the consortium, aims to give you easy access to information and links to the main UK family history sites on the web.
  • USGenWeb(1873 clicks)
    Great site. Each state has its own site, each county does as well.
  • Vanished Worlds, Enduring People(1209 clicks)
    Cornell University Library celebrates its acquisition of a spectacular collection documenting America ’s native peoples. Purchased from the Huntington Free Library in the Bronx, New York, the Native American Collection arrived at Cornell in 2004. With more than 40,000 volumes and thousands of manuscripts on the aboriginal peoples of the western hemisphere, the collection is among the most distinguished of its kind in the United States.
  • Vermont Genealogy(1510 clicks)
    Vermont History and Genealogy
  • Victorian London A-Z Street Index(1451 clicks)
    Street guide to Victorian London
  • Vital Records Information: United States(1611 clicks)
    "This page contains information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death & marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States. See the guidelines for information on how to order vital records. If you are looking for vital records from a foreign county, see my links to foreign vital records web sites. "
  • Wayne Cook's Genealogy and Historic Plaques Page(1545 clicks)
    Thousands of plaques have been erected by various Government, Historical and private organizations in Ontario. I'm attempting to transcribe all these plaques and have almost 800 online so far.
  • Yahoo genealogy guide(1797 clicks)
    Links and more links