Other Valuable Databases


The internet contains a wealth of information and makes it easy to contact and stay in touch with others who might be working on your family roots. Whether you are experienced or a novice in tracing your family roots using the Internet, these personally-reviewed and singled-out-for-excellence web sites will empower you in your search for your treasured family heritage.

A virtual treasure trove of empowering, irreplaceable knowledge and information – much of which had been essentially “lost” to mankind in dusty archives around the world – is now instantly available to you at your fingertips at any time.

We are living in exciting times because old records are being indexed to electronic formats at an ever increasing rate.

This is changing family history dramatically. An enormous number of old records still exist which are very difficult to research right now because they have not been digitized, but sometime in the future essentially all old records will be converted to electronic formats. This means that we will most likely be able to connect with ancestors and solve family history problems in the near future that may still be very difficult today.

NewEnglandAncestors.org

www.newenglandancestors.org $
The New England Historical Genealogical Society research library provides access to some of the most important and valuable genealogical resources available anywhere in the world that are not available anywhere else. It is home to more than 2,400 searchable databases containing over 110 million names, over 12 million original documents, artifacts, records, manuscripts, books, family papers, bibles, and photographs dating back more than four centuries. And every week, they add at least one new database on-line. Although their name says New England, they also offer an extensive collection of resources for New York, Canada and Europe as well. $75.00/year

Tribal Pages.com

www.tribalpages.com $
This innovative collaboration site hosts more than 175,000 pedigree files, a database of more than 80 million names and 2 million photos. Plus, you can store your own family tree data here and generate charts and reports right from the site.

HeritageQuest Online.com

www.heritagequestonline.com
You can't subscribe to this website yourself, but your local library can. If your library subscribes, you can use your library card at home to access the complete U.S. Census (1790-1930), over 24,000 family and local histories, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Applications, Freedman's Bank records (1865-1874), the PERSI index to 2.1 million genealogy articles, and the U.S. Serial Set of Memorials, Petitions and Private Relief Actions of Congress.

New England Early Connections

www.genealogyne.com $
A 73,000+ name database containing connected names for those searching for ancestors from the early New England period of 1600-1700+/-. No individual name is included unless it has at least one connection to another, through father, mother, son, daughter, spouse, sister, brother with accompanying basic data when available: birth, death, marriage dates, towns of residence, citations documenting sources. An annual subscription is required for full access. $34.95

FamilyHistoryOnline.net

www.familyhistoryonline.net
The Federation of Family History Societies publishes records compiled by over 210 family history societies – quality data from experienced researchers with local knowledge providing more accurate details. You can now search over 67 million records including parish registers, memorial inscriptions, censuses, poor law documents and others. Search the name index for free, and pay a small fee to view the details if desired.

American Memory Library

www.memory.loc.gov
The Library of Congress’ friendly web site to a wealth of digitized historical documents and photos – more than 9 million items in all, organized into more than 100 thematic collections. The library's regular catalog is also an excellent place to look up pretty much any book in existence.

Canadian Genealogy Centre

www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy
Library and Archives Canada collects and preserves Canada's documentary heritage including publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents such as websites. It offers genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and searchable databases for vital, census, immigration and naturalization, military, land and people records, all in both official languages.

UK NationalArchives

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
The official archive for England, Wales and the central UK government, containing 1,000 years of history. Provides searchable databases for vital, census, passenger lists, military, citizenship and naturalization, wills records, and more

WorldCat

www.oclc.org > US English Site > WorldCat
Tap into the treasures of more than 69,000 libraries worldwide with this one-click search of more than 1.3 billion holdings in 112 countries.

Genealogy.com Library

www.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/odl_browse.cgi?SUBDB=GLC $
One of the largest online genealogy collections in the world with over 100 million records spanning five centuries. Requires subscription. $9.99/month $49.99/year

WorldGenWeb.org

www.worldgenweb.org
This is the global counterpart of US GenWeb dedicated to providing family history and historical records and resources for world-wide access. Most countries have their own sites and many, especially for European ancestries, are packed with advice for beginners.

SearchSystems.net

www.searchsystems.net $
A directory of public records and a resource for background checks and criminal records on the Internet. A good resource of business information, corporate filings, property records, deeds, mortgages, criminal and civil court filings, inmates, offenders, births, deaths, marriages, unclaimed property, professional licenses, and much more. Offers a database of over 300 million state, national, and international criminal records, and a database of over 100 million bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens. Easy access to billions of records. $9.95/month $29.95/year

Genealogy Today.com

www.genealogytoday.com
They track new and exciting resources for family historians, and host some features and unique databases themselves. It utilizes Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web which is a combined index for family history research that contains over 10 million names across 5,000 sites. You'll find hundreds of articles on a variety of family history topics, a community of amateur and professional genealogists, plus a store filled with unique items.

 

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