Starting Genealogy and Family History Research
Guide to Tracing Family Trees
A comprehensive set of
guides to aid in beginning as well as specific types of genealogy
research. Highly recommended.
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
Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the U.S.
genealogy & historical societies in the U.S.
Societies on the Web
Genealogy Glossary, Definitions and Abbreviations
Genealogy & Archaic Terms
Mt. Clemens Public Library Genealogy
The Making of Modern
Michigan Digitizing Michigan's Hidden Past
Digital Media Archive – library database
Sources for Ethnic or Regional GenealogyAfriGeneas
African American genealogy website.
Archives of Ontario
An excellent starting place for Canadian genealogy.
The number one site in German genealogy.
Office for Scotland
Official government source of
Scottish genealogical data.
How Do I Trace Indian
Information provided by the U.S. Dept. of the
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
Hosted by the Mormon Church, searchable databases at this
site include compilations of ancestors, census records, family
histories, military records, surnames, family organizations, and
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
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
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.