Genealogy Web Resources

Archives/IndexesCemetery/Funeral Homes
Obituary ResourcesVital Records
6 Places To Read Old Newspapers and Archived News Online
Access to Archival Databases (AAD): National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)  [ View Description ]The Access to Archival Database collection is home to many searchable files of content from the National Archives and Records Administration.
Archives of the Mennonite Church USA
City Directories of the United States
DAR - GRC Index Search (Genealogical Records Committee Index)  [ View Description ]Genealogical Records Committee Index
These typescripts contain a tremendous amount of unique genealogical material, much of it gleaned from gravestones, family Bibles, and personal collections.
Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada
Directory of State Archives and Records Programs – (EPL subscribes to this)
Old Directory Search
Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records
Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Search SSDI (Social Security Death Index) for Free -  [ View Description ]Completely free and updated weekly!
The National Archives of the United Kingdom  [ View Description ]The National Archives is also the UK governments official archive, containing 900 years of history with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. The National Archives makes open records available to all, either onsite or online, continuously developing new tools to make history tangible for everyone.
Western States Marriage Record Index (Genesis Project)
Cemetery/Funeral Homes
Cemeteries and Cemetery Symbols
Cemetery Junction
Cemetery Records Online
Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records
FuneralNet - Obituary, Funeral Home & Cemetery Search  [ View Description ]Welcome to FuneralNet, an online obituary, funeral, cremation, and cemetery resource.

How to Do Tombstone Rubbings
How To Read a Graveyard
Michigan Cemetery Sources
1940 Census
1940 Census Enumeration District Finder
Census Finder
Census Links
Census Sites on the Web
Census Transcript Request - Age Search Service - Census Bureau  [ View Description ]The only information relating to an individual that the Census Bureau might maintain would be in the records of the censuses of population taken every 10 years. Many people who do not have birth certificates do request copies of their information collected in the censuses; these copies can be used as proof of birth in the absence of a birth certificate. These records are not covered by the FOIA, but the census law authorizes the release of census information under very specific conditions. Thus, an individual may obtain or authorize release of his or her own census information. The law directs us to collect a fee to cover the cost of providing this information and, unlike the FOIA, does not authorize us to waive payment.
Soundex Indexing System
The USGenWeb Census Project (us GenNet)
United States Historical Census Browser
USGenWeb Census Project at RootsWeb
Ancestor Hunt - Free Genealogy Search Engines  [ View Description ]Compilation of genealogy resources.
Ancestors (PBS)  [ View Description ]The companion web site to the PBS family history and genealogy television series.
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION (EPL subscribes to this: accessible from the Main Library and all Branch locations only)
Archives - Family History Made Simple & Affordable
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Digital Librarian - Genealogy
Family Search  [ View Description ]The largest collection of free family history,family tree and genealogy records in the world. Provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Findmypast (free to search, $ to view)
Genealogy Gateway
GenealogyBank (free to search, $ to view)
HERITAGE QUEST ONLINE (EPL subscribes to this)
IPL2 (Internet Public Library) - Genealogy
Rootsweb - genealogy finding tools  [ View Description ]This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites.
UsGenWeb Project
WorldGenWeb Project
Canadian Genealogy Centre
Family History Site - British National Archives
Freedmen's Bureau Online:Black History
German Ancestors Research
How Do I Trace Indian Ancestry? (Native American)
Immigration History Research Center
Irish Land Registry and Registry of Deeds
National Archives: Census of Ireland 1901/1911
Native American Genealogy
Ontario GenWeb
Scottish Archive Network
Scottish Genealogy (some free content, some fee based)  [ View Description ]Genealogy,census and family research - Official government source
Selected Hispanic Genealogical Resources - Indiana State Library
UK Family History Online
UK Local History Legacies - BBC
USF Africana Heritage Project. Rediscovering Records of African American Genealogy and History
Forms - Census Forms
Family Tree Magazine--Free Downloadable Forms
National Archives Charts & Forms
Online Chart & Forms to Print
Rootsweb Charts & Forms
Adoption Search and Reunion - Child Welfare Information Gateway
American Ancestors, New England Historic Genealogical Society
American Memory, Library of Congress
Family History and Genealogy:  [ View Description ]Official information and services from the U.S. government for genealogists and family historians: Learn how you and your ancestors interacted with the government.
Family Tree Magazine
Free State Research Guides (
Genealogy Today
Mocavo (free to search, some free to view)
Nine Free Genealogy Search Engines
Original Documents on Footnote
WeRelate (genealogy wiki)  [ View Description ]WeRelate is a free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. It has pages for over 2,692,000 people and growing. WeRelate is currently in beta. It is supported by volunteers and your tax-deductible donations.
American Family Immigration History Center (Ellis Island Records)
California Bound - passenger lists for ships and wagon trains
Castle Garden - before Ellis Island
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG):
Palmer List of Merchant Vessels
The Ships List (passenger lists)
Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne) - Genealogy
Berrien County, Michigan Obituaries
County Records of Indiana Microfilm Project (CRIMP)
Elkhart County Cemeteries (Elkhart County Genealogical society)
Elkhart County Cemetery Sextons
Elkhart County Genealogical Society
Elkhart County Historical Museum and Rush Memorial Center
Elkhart County IN Genealogy Home Page
Elkhart County Indiana History and Pioneer Genealogy  [ View Description ]~About Elkhart County ~1849 Retrospect ~Polk 1882-83 Directory Elkhart ~1938 Retrospect ~Our Neighbors Map ~Our Covered Bridges ~Our Round Barns ~Our Stories ~County Maps ~Elkhart Carriage & Harness
Elkhart County Online Cemetery Index
Generations the Magazine (free pdfs)  [ View Description ]Dedicated to telling the stories of those who shaped our nation, one generation at a time!
Hoosier State Chronicles (Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program)  [ View Description ]Hoosier State Chronicles is operated by the Indiana State Library and funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. We seek to provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana's historic newspapers by digitizing our collection, and assisting other organizations in making their collections digitally available. Follow our blog to learn more about Hoosier State Chronicles, and read posts about yesteryear's news.
Index of Indiana Marriages through 1850
Indiana and Elkhart County Survey History
Indiana Civil War Records  [ View Description ]Each record contains information about a soldiers age, muster in and out dates and location, company, regiment, and any additional available notes. These notes may include ranks, transfers, desertion information, punishment, mortality status and cavalry or battery unit.
Indiana Genealogical Society
Indiana Genealogy Society
INDIANA HISTORY ONLINE (EPL subscribes to this)
Indiana Memory - Indiana digital library  [ View Description ]Indiana Memory, the Indiana digital library, is a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, archives, and related cultural organizations to enable access to Indianas unique cultural and historical heritage through a variety of digital formats and free distribution over the Internet. Indiana Memory seeks to support and enhance education and scholarship for all Hoosiers for increased understanding of Indianas past and its role in preparing for Indianas future.
Indiana Naturalization Records Abstract Database (Pre-1951)
Indiana Obituary Links
Indiana Roots  [ View Description ]Geographic areas include: Lake, Porter, Elkhart and Kosciusko counties. Libraries involved are: Lake County Public Library, Middlebury Community District Library and Nappanee Public Library.
The site is sponsored by the Northern Indiana Computer Consortium for Libraries Plus (NICCL Plus).
Indiana Sanborn Historic Maps 1883-1966 (IU Indiana Spatial Data Portal)
Indiana State Digital Archives - SEARCH THE DIGITAL ARCHIVES  [ View Description ]» Death Records
» Institution Records
» Military Records
» Misc Historical Records
» Naturalization Records

Indiana State Library - Newspaper Holdings by Indiana County
Indiana State Library: Genealogy Collection
Indiana WWII Servicemen Database
LOCAL HISTORY INDEX: ELKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY (EPL maintains this)  [ View Description ]A searchable index of articles from the Elkhart Truth (local newspaper) covering topics such as persons, businesses, and events that have current and historical significance to the Elkhart area.
Michiana Memory
Obituary Depot - Indiana listings
Society of Indiana Pioneers (fee for membership)
St. Joseph County Public Library (South Bend)- Genealogy & Family History
St. Joseph County Public Library (South Bend)- Local History
The Black Women in the Middle West Project
The Elkhart Truth Archives (free search, pay to view article)  [ View Description ]The Elkhart Truth & website1860 - Present: Scanned Newspaper Image2007 - Present: Article Text Only
Genealogy Lessons from Learning Center
How to Start Researching Your Family Tree  [ View Description ]from the Genealogy Center at the Allen Co. Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Indiana State Library: Third Saturday One-on-One Family History Consultations (free, registration required)
Legacy Family Tree - Free Public, Live Webinars
Practical Tutorial in Medieval / Early Modern Latin (1086-1733)
Researching Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy
Researching Your Revolutionary War Patriot Ancestor
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Historic Map Works (free to search & view, pay to print)  [ View Description ]Based in Portland Maine, Historic Map Works, LLC is an Internet company formed to create a historic digital map database of North America and the world. Drawing on the largest physical collection of American property atlases of its type, it is our aim to be the single best online destination for map enthusiasts and researchers alike. - Find Historical Landowners (interactive map)
Indiana Sanborn Historic Maps 1883-1966 (IU Indiana Spatial Data Portal)
Library of Congress Maps
National Atlas: printable maps
U.S. Surname Distribution - Map  [ View Description ]The sources of the surname data are the 1850 Census, 1880 Census, 1920 Census, and 1990s phone books. Note that the Census data is a sampling of 1 in 100 names, so the 1990 data is the most accurate.
WhatWasThere - tying historical photos to Google Maps
American Battle Monuments Commission
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Dept. of Veteran's Affairs - Nationwide Gravesite Locator
Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center - American Red Cross
Indiana Civil War Records  [ View Description ]Each record contains information about a soldiers age, muster in and out dates and location, company, regiment, and any additional available notes. These notes may include ranks, transfers, desertion information, punishment, mortality status and cavalry or battery unit.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War : Grave Search
The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919
War of the Rebellion official records - Cornell University Library Making of America Collection  [ View Description ]Civil War documents
Bureau of Land Management, Official Federal Land Records Site  [ View Description ]We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. We also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
Burkes Peerage (some free content)
Can You Copyright Your Family Tree?
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (The Library of Congress)  [ View Description ]Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
Common Genealogical Myths
Cyndi's List - Kids & Teens  [ View Description ]Genealogy sites for kids and teens.
Deciphering Old Handwriting
Family Associations, Family Organizations, and Family Societies (FamilySearch)
Family Relationship Chart
Genealogy Blogs and Bloggers
Google Books - some digitized family history resources available
Historypin - A global community collaborating around history
How to get Social Security records for genealogical research
How to Read Probate Records
In the First Person - An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories and Personal Narratives
Last Names [Surnames] in the United States  [ View Description ]... presented here with their ranks, and some of them augmented with common meaning, origin and history behind the names.
Michigan County Histories
Minnesota Historical Society
National Genealogical Society - Genealogical Standards
New York Public Library
Online U.S. State and Local Historical & Genealogical Societies
People Finder Guide (find someone locator )
Prison, Prisoner and Convict Records in the US
Railroad Retirement Board - Genealogy Info after 1936
Seeking Michigan (Michigan Historical Center)
The Newberry - world-renowned independent research library in Chicago
Tips for Scanning and Restoring/Editing Old Photos
U.S. State Libraries
USCIS - Genealogy Program  [ View Description ]The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records... Choose the Correct Form or Request Type: Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), form instructions, and other information on this website before sending any money.
What is a First Cousin, Twice Removed? (Figuring Out Family Relationships)  [ View Description ]"Figuring Out Family Relationships At, we get asked about how to determine relationships all the time. Here, you'll learn how to figure out the relationships between family members using a simple chart."
Ancestry Insider
Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter (some free, some $)
GeneaBloggers (genealogy blogs)
GenealogyInTime Magazine
Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems
RootsTech Conference Videos
The In-depth Genealogist
The Legal Genealogist
Obituary Resources
Mennonite Church USA Archives: MennObits
Obits Archive (free to search, $ to view)
Obituaries Help  [ View Description ]Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
Obituary Depot
U.S. Obituaries by Newspaper
Vital Records
Best Websites for Vital Records
Births, Deaths, and other Vital Records from One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse
Indiana Marriage License Public Lookup (beta)
Vital Records
Where to Write for Vital Records - CDC
WorldVitalRecords (free to search, $ to view)
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