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  • 1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Slave Census(3138 clicks)
    Slave Inhabitants in the 8th District in the County of Lawrence, State of Alabama, enumerated by J. B. Speaks, Asst. Marshall
  • 4GenealogyOnLine(4390 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(607 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(6625 clicks)
    A-Z Surnames/Add your site
  • Afrigeneas(3420 clicks)
    African American genealogy with an e-mail list thanksponsored to Don Mabry.
  • AfriGeneas Mail List(3061 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(2601 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)(1630 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(3040 clicks)
    Ships & Passengers Currently over 800 voyage & passenger lists which include more than 25,000 passengers.
  • Ancestor Search(4279 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(2210 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(2087 clicks)
    Ancestry Search Engines,Genealogy Research
  • Austrian Genealogy(2011 clicks)
    From Rootsweb. Excellent source.
  • Bedford County, Pennsylvania(1572 clicks)
    Part of the USGenWeb project.
  • Before the exodus(981 clicks)
    Our ancestry
  • Black Forest Genealogy(1856 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(1588 clicks)
    Alabama GenWeb
  • British Isles DNA Project(800 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(1697 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(2069 clicks)
    A listing of Genealogical and Historical Web sites from East to Western Sea.
  • Castle Garden(1475 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(1593 clicks)
    Cemetary records
  • Center for Life Stories(1743 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(1774 clicks)
    African American genealogy.
  • CinnamonToast Parenting & Genealogy(1482 clicks)
    Free genealogy newsletters
  • Clans and Tartans of Scotland(2179 clicks)
    Also has info om myths.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission(1505 clicks)
    Graves of military in WWI and WWII.
  • Confederate Ancestors(1696 clicks)
    Genealogical resource.
  • Convicts to Australia(1477 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(1580 clicks)
    Info about families.
  • Cyndi's List(1569 clicks)
    The list of lists
  • Darlene Gadley’s Nez Perce Genealogy Page.(1406 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(1835 clicks)
    Direct descendants of those who participated in the Revolution.
  • Davini Genealogy(1518 clicks)
    Info about DAVINI surname in the world
  • Digital Librarian: Genealogy(1868 clicks)
    Annotated links to genealogy resources.
  • Directory of Royal Genealogical Data(1814 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(797 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(1490 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(1211 clicks)
  • Ellis Island(1741 clicks)
    Point of entry for many immigrants to the USA.
  • Entire Neanderthal genome finally mapped(346 clicks)
  • Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine(2013 clicks)
    Since 1947, this magazine has helped genealogists.
  • Family History(1514 clicks)
    Excellent site to find your ancestors
  • Family History UK(2013 clicks)
  • Family Search(1934 clicks)
    The Mormon site. Has a lot of information but you need to double check.
  • Family Tree Maker(1807 clicks)
    Very large site. Sells genealogy programs and CDs as well.
  • Federation of East European Family History Societies(1547 clicks)
    Search engines and Web pages
  • Genealogy Document Searches(1651 clicks)
    Professional help.
  • Genealogy Guide(1095 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(1451 clicks)
  • Genealogy Notes(1021 clicks)
    The 1930 Census in Perspective By David Hendricks and Amy Patterson
  • Genealogy Roots Blog(1210 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(2070 clicks)
    Genealogy Search Engines and Quick Links.
  • Genealogy Tips(1573 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(1573 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(2329 clicks)
  • Genforum(1962 clicks)
    Search for surnames as well as in countries and regions.
  • GenKeys Unlocking Your Ancestry(1492 clicks) Unlocking Your Ancestry
  • Genographic Project(1113 clicks)
    From the National Geographic, this is essential for understanding one's ancestry.
  • Gentree(1852 clicks)
    Various links
  • GENUKI(1578 clicks)
    British Isles genealogy
  • Georgia Salzbuger Arrivals: Charles Town Galley(720 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 5th Palatine Transport Arrival - 2 October 1749 Charles Town Galley - Captain Peter Bogg
  • Georgia Salzbuger Arrivals: Purysburg(731 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 1st Salzburg Transport Arrival - 12 March 1734 Purysburg - Captain Tobis Fry
  • Georgia Salzbuger Arrivals: Two Brothers(685 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Palatine Transport Arrival - 7 October 1738 Two Brothers - Captain Thompson
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 1st Swabian Transport(765 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 1st Swabian Transport Arrival - 29 October 1750 Charming Martha - Capt. Charles Leslie
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 2nd Swabian Transport(724 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 2nd Swabian Transport Arrival - 23 October 1751 Antelope - Captain John McClelland
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Palatine Transport(705 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Palatine Transport Arrival - 7 October 1738 Charles - Captain Haeramond
  • Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Swabian Transport(796 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Swabian Transport Arrival - November 1752 Unknown Ship - Captain Brown
  • Georgia Salzburger, 2nd Transport(695 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 2nd Salzburg Transport Arrival - 28 December 1734 Prince Of Wales - Captain George Dunbar
  • Georgia Salzburger, 3rd Transport(705 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 3rd Salzburg Transport Arrival - 17 February 1736 London Merchant - Captain John Thomas
  • Georgia Salzburger, 4th Palatine Transport(665 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 4th Palatine Transport Arrival - 22 January 1746 Judith - Captain Walter Quarme
  • Georgia Salzburger, Unknown Ship(672 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers Other Settlers at Ebenezer Arrival - November 1752 Unknown Ship - Captain not listed
  • Georgia Salzburgers(1969 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(705 clicks)
    Original Georgia Salzburger Settlers 4th Salzburg Transport Arrival - 2 December 1741 Loyal Judith - Captain John Lemon
  • Germany GenWeb Project(1839 clicks)
    Part of the World GenWeb project. German genealogy.
  • Helm's Genealogy Toolbox(1780 clicks)
    Resources on the Genealogy Toolbox include a list of over 70,000 links to genealogical resources on the Internet.
  • History in a Cell(1416 clicks)
    Atlantic Monthly interview with Steve Olson, author of Mapping Human History
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild(1776 clicks)
    Great source to find the ships on which your ancestors traveled.
  • Immigrants to Canada(1905 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(1791 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(2012 clicks)
  • Internet Sources of German Genealogy(1509 clicks)
    In English or German
  • Irish Genealogy and Coats of Arms(1769 clicks)
    Good genealogical site.
  • Isbell(1522 clicks)
  • JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy(1545 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(1228 clicks)
    17th century England
  • Local Catholic Church History and Catholic Ancestors(1885 clicks)
  • Map Your Ancestors(1389 clicks)
  • Mayflower Web Pages(1557 clicks)
    Did your ancestors arrive on the Mayflower?
  • Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses From 1790 to 2000(1309 clicks)
    Guide to what was asked. In pdf format.
  • Native American Genealogy(1641 clicks)
    Significant site.
  • Naturalization Records, National Archives of the US(1811 clicks)
    Explains the process and the location of records
  • New England Genealogy(1509 clicks)
    by Ray Brown.
  • New Zealand Family History(1527 clicks)
    New Zealand Family History Research on the Internet
  • Notable Women Ancestors(1480 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(1688 clicks)
    The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries.
  • Ohio Death Certificate Index, 1913-1937(1465 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(1447 clicks)
  • ORGenWeb(1511 clicks)
    Great site from the USGenWeb group full of historical as well as genealogical resources.
  • Oxford Ancestors(1492 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(1651 clicks)
    A site dedicated to preserving, celebrating and sharing family and personal history.
  • Past Meets Present(1604 clicks)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch History, Genealogy and Culture(1557 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(2169 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(1381 clicks)
    Where dead politicians are buried.
  • Population schedules of the ninth census of the United States, 1870, New York(503 clicks)
  • PrairieBluff. Com(1389 clicks)
    African American genealogy in Alabama.
  • Putting the Gene Back in Genealogy(1702 clicks)
  • Race: Are We So Different?(1065 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(1585 clicks)
    Genealogy site, mostly Southern.
  • RootsWeb(1464 clicks)
    The Oldest and LARGEST Genealogy site on the Internet
  • RootsWeb Guide to Tracing Family Trees(1578 clicks)
    Guide by one of the foremost genealogy sites on the Web
  • Royal Genealogies(1434 clicks)
    British monarchs.
  • Savannah City Dirctory-1859(1307 clicks)
  • Scotland Genealogy(1789 clicks)
  • Sealing the Sacred Bonds of Holy Matrimony(1086 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(1651 clicks)
    Military Information Online. Learn how to find those relatives who served in the United States armed forces.
  • Ship's Passenger Lists and Indexes(601 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(1499 clicks)
    [1820s] [1830s] [1840s] [1850s] [1860s] [1870s] [1880s] [1890s]
  • Social Security Death Index Interactive Search(2418 clicks)
    "The most full-featured and up-to-date SSDI search engine on the internet."
  • Southern and Scottish Historical and Genealogy Society(1531 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(548 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(1470 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(666 clicks)
    Bremen, Germany & Southampton, England to New York 26 June 1860
  • Sullivan and Cheshire Counties, New Hampshire(1897 clicks)
  • Surnames Search(1984 clicks)
  • SurnameSearch(1503 clicks)
    Ancestry Genealogy Surnames Free Lookups
  • Switchboard(1621 clicks)
    Find those relatives!
  • The Brown Family Gazette(1368 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(1747 clicks)
    The 10,000-Year Calendar plus more.
  • The Carpathian Connection(1517 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(1421 clicks)
    A guide.
  • The Journal of John Mabry(1410 clicks)
    An early settler of Christian and Trigg County, Kentucky
  • The Mabry Family(1636 clicks)
    Descendants of Francis Maybury [ca 1650 - 1712] who came to Virginia by 1679
  • The New England historical and genealogical register (1852)(206 clicks)
  • The Society for Danish Genealogy and Biography(1427 clicks)
    Starting point for Danish genealogical research.
  • The Surname Web(1652 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(1584 clicks)
    Display over 500 family names in elegant calligraphy on this beautiful 8-generation fan shaped wall chart.
  • Tracing Your American Indian Ancestors(1638 clicks)
  • Treasure Maps(1596 clicks)
    The How-to Genealogy Site
  • Tyneside Family History and Kane surname Celtic Origins.(1447 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(616 clicks)
  • U.S. Surname Distribution(1637 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(1497 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(1851 clicks)
    Great site. Each state has its own site, each county does as well.
  • Vanished Worlds, Enduring People(1189 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(1490 clicks)
    Vermont History and Genealogy
  • Victorian London A-Z Street Index(1432 clicks)
    Street guide to Victorian London
  • Vital Records Information: United States(1593 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(1522 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(1776 clicks)
    Links and more links