ROOTS-L Home Page »
http://www.rootsweb.com The main genealogy discussion list Web site. It contains: the ROOTS-L library with hundreds of files including how to obtain vital records; useful tips for beginners, book lists, etc. ; the Roots Surname List (RSL), a list of over 350,000 surnames and contact information for almost 50,000 people researching them ; GENSERV, a massive database comprised of the GEDCOMs of over a thousand submitters ; the U.S. Civil War Units file ; United States Resources, a Web page for every state in the U.S. with links to genealogical and historical resources ; and the ROOTS-L archives which are searchable.
USGenWeb Project »
This comprehensive site provides links to all the state genealogy Web sites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. They also sponsor special archiving projects that include putting all U.S. census data online; transcribing cemetery tombstone information; tracking single lineage; and genealogy for kids. In addition, there is an excellent guide to doing genealogy research that includes such information as caring for old documents, repairing old books, preserving old photographs and publishing your results.
Source for African American ancestry information. This site has links to cemetery, death, military, and census records and also provides several forums for discussions.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet »
The ultimate guide to genealogy sites on the Internet: 170,000 links and counting, organized by category.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family Search »
The Mormon church's family history centers are well-known resources for genealogists and its website is a must for any genealogy searcher. Free registration is necessary to access some, but not all, of the resources.
Death Indexes and Records »
Death indexes searchable by state, also links to some probate records, cemetery records, obituaries, and funeral home records.
Genealogy.com Learning Center »
Provides free instruction in starting research, developing research skills, researching with the Internet, ideas for sharing your family story, deciphering handwriting, census documents, and much more.
Iowa Genealogical Society »
Great source of info about Iowa genealogy resources, plus a helpful glossary of outdated medical terminology.
Source for Jewish genealogy information including how-tos, resources to use, finding ancestral towns, and performing Holocaust research. JewishGen also hosts the Holocaust Global Registry, which serves as a source for anyone researching family or friends who survived the holocaust.
hGenealogy Spot »
An all-in-one portal of genealogy resources, including how-to information, articles, newsletters, and forms.
Ellis Island Online »
Passenger records and ship manifests for immigrants who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892-1924. Free registration required.
Social Security Death Index »
From the records of the U. S. Social Security Administration.
Native American Indian Genealogy »
This is a fairly comprehensive resource for Native American genealogy. It covers hundreds of tribes, their original and current locations, reservations, history, chiefs, census records, and how-tos.
The National Archives, Genealogists and Family Historians »
Comprehensive source for all things genealogy including a beginner's guide to genealogy research, forms, tools and aids. Information is also available regarding census, bankruptcy, immigration, and military records. Copies of records may be ordered online for a fee.
United States GenWeb Project »
A massive volunteer effort to provide transcripts of genealogy records for no charge on the Internet.
World GenWeb Project »
Similar to the United States GenWeb Project, but worldwide in scope.