Genealogy Links


Genealogy Resources on the Internet
Genealogy Databases | Genealogy Reference Tools | Census Resources | Regional, National, and World Sites | Immigration and Passenger Records | Land Records | Military Resources | New York State Sites | Volunteers and Surnames | Genealogy Forms

Ethnic and Country Resources
African American Genealogy | Jewish Genealogy | Native American Resources | UK, Ireland, & Scotland | Italy | Romania and Germany

African-American Genealogy
Christine’s Genealogy Web Site
Links to many African-American and other genealogy sites.

Census Records
Access to all census records from every state.  Many indexes are also available. A subscription database.

Census online
The web’s largest directory of links to online census transcriptions.

Family History Library
Search the 1880 United States, 1881 British Isles, or the 1881 Canadian Census for free!

The National Archive’s comprehensive guide to the 1930 census.

Obtain enumeration districts for the 1930 census.

Censuses are also available to borrow through the Family History Center at Huntington Library.


Includes Social Security Death Index and American Marriage Records.  Also a subscription service which offers scanned images of the U.S. Federal Census and many other resources.

Heritage Quest Online
A  subscription database which offers access to scanned images of the U.S. Federal Census and several print resources.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Search the Mormon Church’s International Genealogical Index and Ancestral file.  Huntington Library is now a Family History Center and patrons may borrow microfilm listed in the Family History Library Catalog.

American Memory Project
A virtual library of The Library of Congress makes available scanned images of more than 7 million historical documents, including photographs, maps, books, and pamphlets.

An index to genealogy databases.

Find funeral homes and cemeteries around the country.  Even gives directions!

A genealogical database which is organized by country.

National Archives Archival Databases
Includes the Famine Irish Data Files 1846-1851, WWII Prisoners of War file, and more.

Newspaper Abstracts
Find newspaper articles reporting on a variety of topics prior to 1923.

Obituary Central
Link to thousands of obituaries, cemetery inscriptions, birth, death, and marriage notices, and divorce records.

The Poorhouse Story
Includes lists of poorhouses, historical descriptions, and records!

Dead Fred
An archive of 20,000+ photographs. Your ancestor may be here!

Genealogy Toolbox
Links to resources for genealogical research.

Search family trees and the Rootsweb surname list.

GenWeb sites include location specific surname links.

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
Find a mailing list pertaining to your surname.

Genealogy Forms

Family Tree Magazine – Download forms
This site provides the forms you need in either Word or PDF format.

Cyndi’s List – Online charts
Link to several sites which offer charts and forms you may print or download.


Immigration and Naturalization Records & Passenger Arrival Records

Canadian Immigration Records
Index to Canadian passenger lists from 1925-1935.

Castle Gardens
Passenger index from Castle Gardens.  Continues to be updated.

Cyndi’s List
Ships and passenger lists.

D’Addezio Italian Genealogy
Alphabetical list of passenger ships, when and where they traveled.

Ellis Island
Scanned images of the original ship manifests from Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Transcriptions of lists from the 1600s on.  Over 5,000 manifests transcribed!

Immigrants to Canada
Information on ships sailing to Canada.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
Formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).  History, Genealogy, and Education.

Immigration and Ships Passenger Lists Research Guide
How and where to find ship passenger lists.

National Archives and Records Administration
Ship passenger arrival records in NARA’s holdings.

The Olive Tree
Indexes a variety of online passenger lists.

Searchable passenger list database.  Search by ship, port, date, or surname.

St. Albans Lists
NARA’s description of U.S. records of immigration across the U.S.-Canadian border, 1895-1954.

The Ships List
Passenger lists, ship data, and links!

Italian Resources

Italian State Archives

Italian Genealogical Group

Includes lists of addresses, sample letters, names of provinces, communes, and parishes, telephone directories, searchable surname database, message boards.

Cyndi’s List
Includes links to maps, lists of professional researchers, mailing lists, societies, history, and how-to.

Italy’s Genweb Site
Contains links to actual records, including passenger lists and ship indexes.  Also lists communes and parishes for each province.

Italian Genealogical Research Service

Italian Yellow Pages

Links to Information and Records
e.g., passenger list indexes, vital/census records, local societies, surname studies and databases, and military records.


Jewish Genealogy

Includes searchable databases, a discussion group, and many other resources.

Land Records

National Archives Guide to Land Records
Everything you need to know about the what, where, and why of federal land patent files. 

General Land Office Records
Search the Land Patents database and access scanned images to more than two million Federal land title records.

National Archives Land Records
Locate records for each state and each land office.

Military Resources

New York State Military Museum
The New York State Unit History Project is an attempt to make military history available to the public. For the moment this site focuses on the Civil War.

Civil War Rosters Online

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
This Names Index Project is putting the names and facts from 5.4 General Index Cards in the Compiled Military Service Records at the National Archives.  Names from more than 30 states and
territories have already been added.  Check this index if you have a Civil War ancestor.

Civil War Talk
A message board for Civil War researchers, genealogists, and historians.

Includes timelines, battle outlines, biographies, images and maps.  View the full text of the multi-volume set “Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies” for a complete history of the Civil War.

American Revolutionary War Soldiers Surname Index
Provides e-mail links to people who are willing to share information about Revolutionary War Soldiers.

National Cemetery Administration
Provides information on the Veteran’s Affairs national cemeteries and other burial benefits.

Native American Resources

Federally recognized tribes
Healing-arts web site lists all recognized tribes.

National Archives and Records Administration
List of records created by the federal government.  Includes many Indian census rolls.

Native Culture 
“A comprehensive portal to Native American resources on the web.”  Don’t miss their list of links to individual tribal web sites.


New York State Sites

New York State Department of Health
Find out how to obtain NY State vital records information.  Includes forms.

New York USGenWeb Project
Here you can find links to county resources in New York State.  Links include records that researchers have posted on the Internet.

New York State Archives
Search the Archives’ database.

New York State Library
Inventory of collection held at New York State Library, including newspapers and GAR Papers.  (Look for the New York State Newspaper Project.)

New York Historic Newspapers

The New York City Department of Health – Office of Vital Records
How to obtain birth certificates post 1910 and death certificates post 1949 for the five Boroughs of New York City.

New York City Vital Records at the Municipal Archives
The Municipal Archives has records of births reported in the five Boroughs prior to 1910, deaths prior to 1949, and marriages prior to 1930.

New York Map Portfolio
Copyrighted maps of early New York.

New York State Historical Association

US Genweb Site for Otsego County, N.Y.
Link to Otsego County Resources on the Web.

US Genweb Site for Delaware County, N.Y.
Link to Delaware County resources on the Web.

Otsego County Court Buildings
Otsego County Clerk’s office holds land records, naturalizations, and other records.  Check the Surrogate’s Court for wills and probate records.

Reference Tools

Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet

Discover your family history

Genealogy Resources on the Internet 
Extensive links to genealogy related mailing lists, Internet sites, and world-wide resources.

Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory
Links to key Internet genealogy resources and family history databases


Lineage Societies

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

A Soundex Converter!

Translates from one language to another.

Link to thousands of online dictionaries and translation tools.

Regional, National, and World Sites

USGenWeb Project
Provides links to county resources around the country.

WorldGenWeb Project
This project was started in order that genealogical resources from around the world could be made available.

Includes surname lists, newsletter, mailing lists, links, and more.

Vital Records Information
Information about where to find vital records for each county of each state.  Addresses and locations of repositories provided.

National Archives and Records Administration
Offers instructional leaflets and searching tips for genealogical research.  Includes link to NARA’s holdings and some electronic records (e.g. Korean War Casualties list).

Romanian Resources

Romania Genweb

Romania Family Genealogy Forum

Romania Genealogy Links

German Resources

German Genealogy Net
Site includes sample letters, regional resources, societies, databases, lookups, and emigration records.

German genealogy resources

Cyndi’s List

Society for German Research in Eastern Europe



England, Ireland, & Scotland Resources


The British Library

British Isles Genweb

Cyndi’s List
England’s resources on the Web.

Genuki – Civil Registration

Find Registration Districts

Birth, Marriage, and Death Database
Free Internet index to civil registrations.

The Domesday Book Online!

Historical and genealogical information!  A great site!

Office for National Statistics
General Register Office.

The UK National Archives

England’s GenWeb project.

British Isles Family History Society-U.S.A.

Society for Genealogists
Foremost genealogy library in the British Isles.


Ireland’s General Register Office

Cyndi’s List of Irish Resources

A-Z of Ireland Family Surname Pages

Ireland’s GenWeb

Locating Ancestors in Ireland

Irish Roots
Irish Family History Foundation for Irish Roots.

Irish Ancestors Site
Discover your Irish American ancestry.

National Archives of Ireland

Centre for Irish Genealogical and Historical Studies


Scotlands Family

General Register Office for Scotland

National Library of Scotland

Cyndi’s List of Sites for Scotland
Volunteers and surname finders