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Getting Started

Starting Genealogy and Family History Research
from The National Archives

Getting Started
from the USGenWeb Project

RootsWeb Guide to Tracing Family Trees
A comprehensive set of guides to aid in beginning as well as specific types of genealogy research. Highly recommended.

Genealogy Classes
Interactive slide and video classes by country for beginners to advanced search levels.

Genealogy Records - How to Find Them in Google


Genealogy Libraries, Organizations and Societies

Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the U.S.
Society Hall
Find genealogy & historical societies in the U.S. 

Lineage Societies on the Web


Genealogy Glossary, Definitions and Abbreviations


Dictionary of Genealogy & Archaic Terms 

Genealogy Abbreviations

Local Sources

Mt. Clemens Public Library Genealogy

The Making of Modern Michigan Digitizing Michigan's Hidden Past 

SLC Digital Media Archive – library database

Sources for Ethnic or Regional Genealogy

African American genealogy website.

Archives of Ontario
An excellent starting place for Canadian genealogy.
The number one site in German genealogy.

General Register Office for Scotland
Official government source of Scottish genealogical data.

How Do I Trace Indian Ancestry?
Information provided by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior.

Irish Ancestors
A fun and informative place to search for Irish surnames, surname history and placenames from the Irish Times.


Genealogy Mailing List

Provides a forum for various topics of discussion through e-mail. 

Popular Online Reference Tools

Family Search
Hosted by the Mormon Church, searchable databases at this site include compilations of  ancestors, census records, family histories, military records, surnames, family organizations, and vital records.

Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. Site also has helpful research hints and information about preservation of old documents.

This site has a RootsWeb Surname List (RSL) which is a list or registry of more than 1 million surname entries.  World Connect is often mentioned as being one of the most useful of the RootsWeb sites.

Ellis Island Passenger Record Search
Search by passenger name or by ship. No charge however you will need to create an account.

Vital Records Information
Information on how to obtain vital records – birth, death, marriage – in the United States and its territories.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
There are a variety of helpful indexes including a Category Index.

Military Hall of Valor
A great resource for searching decorated US Military personnel. Transcribed citations surrounding the award of medals giving soldier's hometown, unit, death date and an occasional photo of the soldier..

Library of Michigan Genealogy

Seeking Michigan
Site provides access to naturalization indexes, newspaper article indexes and digital Michigan Death Certificates dated 1929-1939.

Chronicling America Newspaper Project Search American newspapers digitally from 1836-1922.