365 Sites to See

By Family Tree Editors Premium


Where would genealogists be without the Internet? That’s easy — driving along highways and back streets, one eye on the map, looking for the local library in an ancestor’s hometown. Maybe getting lost on the way to an unfamiliar library is inevitable when doing genealogy. But the Internet cuts down on such unpleasant occurrences. The plethora of information on the Web means you can do much of your research from home, then go to the library prepared for an efficient, productive visit (and with an online map, maybe you won’t get lost). We’ve picked 365 of our favorite genealogy Web sites, from databases to fascinating history pages to indispensible research tools. And the best part: They’re all free (or in some cases, offer valuable free resources in addition to paid content). Resolve to investigate one site every day and see where it takes you (and that won’t be down the wrong road to the library).

1. 1901 Census of England and Wales Online


2. The 1911 Edition Encyclopedia


3. The 1st-Hand-History Foundation


4. Acadian Memorial


5. Adams, NY History and Genealogy


6. African American Cemeteries


7. The African-Native American History and Genealogy Webpage


8. AfriGeneas


9. Alaska Historical Collections


10. Albumen Photographs: History, Science and Preservation


11. All About Polish Genealogy


12. All Surnames Genealogy


13. America From the Great Depression to World War II

<lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ fsowhome.html>

14. American Civil War Portal


15. American FactFinder


16. American Life Histories

<cweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/ wpahome.html>

17. American Medical Association’s Family History Tools

<ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/ 2380.html>

18. The American West


19. America’s First Families


20. America’s Quilting History


21. Ancestor Genealogy Photo Archive


22. Ancestor Search


23. Ancestors in the Americas


24. AncestorSuperSearch.com


25. AncesTree


26. Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

<f urrondy.net>

27. Anchorage Museum of History and Art


28. AncientFaces


29. Animated Atlas: Growth of a Nation


30. AntiqueJewelryOnline.com


31. Archaic Medical Terms

<www.paul_smith.doctors.org.uk/ archaicmedicalterms.htm>

32. Archival Research Techniques and Skills


33. Archives of Ukraine


34. Archiving Early America


35. Association of Professional Genealogists


36. Auctions for Genealogists


37. Avotaynu — Postcards and Photographs


38. AwesomeGenealogy.com


39. Babylon.com


40. The Batch Institute for Ethnic Studies of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania


41. Bastard Nation


42. Behind the Name


43. Bible Records Online


44. Bill Tarkulich’s Eastern Slovakia Genealogy Research Strategies


45. A Biography of America


46. Bits of Blue and Gray: An American Civil War Notebook


47. British Pathe Film Archive


48. The Brownie Camera @ 100: A Celebration

<www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/ brownieCam>

49. The Bukovina Society of the Americas


50. California County History

<csac.counties.org/counties_close_up/ county_history>

51. California State Parks


52. Camping With the Sioux

<www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/fletcher/ fletcher.htm>

53. Caribbean Genealogy Research


54. Carolina Histories


55. The Carpathian Connection


56. Cemetery Studies


57. Cemetery Transcription Library


58. Census Entries for the Rich and Famous


59. Census Finder


60. Census Tools


61. The Chinese American Museum


62. The Chinese in California 1850-1925

<memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/ cubhtml>

63. Chronology of the Picture Postcard


64. Cinnamon Toast Genealogy


65. City Directories of the United States of America


Free Web Resources

66. City Gallery


67. Civil War Discussion Forum


68. Civil War Mysteries: Home of the Unknowns


69. Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System


70. Clash of Culture in the 1910s and 1920s

<www.history.ohiostate.edu/projects/ clash/Introduction/I ntro.htm>

71. Classy Image


72. Collected Memories


73. Colonial Ancestors


74. Common-Place


75. Complete List of Fraternal Organizations


76. Computer Scrapbooking


77. Conservation/Preservation Information for the General Public

<palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/ genpub>

78. Cool Genealogy


79. The Costumer’s Manifesto


80. Crater Road


81. Creating a Family Cookbook


82. Cuban Heritage Collection

<library.miami.edu/chcdigital/ collections.html>

83. CultureCanada — Family History

<culturecanada.gc.ca/chdt/interface/ interface2.nsf/engdocbasic/8.3.html>

84. The Currency Gallery


85. Cyndi’s List


86. Dad’s War


87. Database of Polish Soldiers in France


88. Dead Fred


89. DearMYRTLE


90. Deciphering Old Handwriting

<amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/ oldhand.html>

91. DePauw University Archives and Special Collections


92. Dictionary.com Translator


93. Digital Library of Historical Directories


94. Discovering Lewis & Clark


95. Dismuke’s Virtual Talking Machine


96. DistantCousin.com


97. Ditto


98. Documenting the American South


99. Documents Online


100. DoHistory


101. The Dred Scott Case


102. DutchGenealogy.com


103. E-Transcriptum


104. Early Las Vegas


105. Elderhostel


106. Electric Scotland


107. Emigrant Tracking — Finnish and Scandinavian Resources


108. Empire2Britian


109. English Origins


110. Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project


111. Eye of the Storm


112. Eyewitness to History


113. FamGen.net


114. Family Foto Finder


115. FamilyHistoryProject.com


116. Family History Questionnaire


117. Family History Radio


118. FamilyOldPhotos.com


119. Family Records Look-Up Assistance

<groups.yahoo.com/group/ lookup_assistance>

120. Family Reunion List


121. Family Story Generator


122. The Family Tree of the Jewish People


123. Federally Recognized American Indian Tribes <www.indians.org/Resource/FedTribes99 fedtribes99.html>

124. Federation of East European Family History Societies


125. A Few Scanning Tips


126. Find a Grave


127. Find Your Family Tree


128. Find Your Hard-to-Find Female Ancestors


129. Find Your Swedish Roots


130. Finnish Family History Research


131. FirstGov


132. The First Ships Discussion List


133. Florida Memory Project


134. The Food Timeline


135. Forgotten NY


136. Foundation for Medieval Genealogy


137. Free-B-Kins


138. The Freedman’s Bureau Online


139. Free Genealogy Stuff


140. The Free People of Color of New Orleans


141. From Colony to Country: A Reader’s Guide to Canadian Military History


142. From Domesticity to Modernity: What Was Home Economics?


143. Fun Genealogy Gifts


144. Gazetteer of British Place Names


145. GEDCOM Estimator


146. GenCircles


147. Gene@Star


Free Web Resources

148. Genealogia


149. Genealogical Journeys in Time


151. Genealogical Publishing Company


152. Genealogy and the American Civil War


153. Genealogy Family Tree Builder


154. Genealogy Frauds


155. Genealogy Look Up Forum


156. Genealogy.net


157. Genealogy.org


158. genealogyPro


159. Genealogy Quest: Latin Terms

<genealogy-quest.com/glossaries/ latin.html>

160. The Genealogy Register


161. GenealogySearch.org


162. Genealogy Software Springboard


163. GenealogySpot


164. Genealogy Today


165. Genealogy Wheel Chart


166. GeneaNet


167. The General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church


168. Generational Health


169. Genetic Genealogy


170. GenieSpeak


171. GenLookups


172. GenSource


173. The Gentleman’s Page




175. GenWed.com


176. Genwriters


177. GEOnet Names Server


178. Ghost Towns


179. Graceful Bee


180. Groundhog.org


181. The Gypsy Lore Society


182. Hall of Black Achievement


183. The Handbook of Texas Online


184. HeirloomsLost.com


185. HereditaryTitles.com


186. Historical and Genealogical Societies of the United States


187. The Historical New York Times Project


188. History Detectives


189. The History of Jim Crow


190. History of Rations


191. HistorySeek!


192. History World


193. Holiday Traditions


194. Home Economics Archive


195. Honoring Our Ancestors


196. How Far Is It?


197. Huguenots of France and Elsewhere


198. Hungarotips


199. Illinois Emancipation and Servitude Records Database


200. Immigrant Journeys


201. The Inflation Calculator


202. lnstantPublisher.com


203. Institute of Migration


204. International Soundex Reunion Registry


205. Irish Heritage Trail


206. Irish in New York City


207. Irish Songs by Donal O’Shaughnessy


208. Irwin I. Cohn Michigan Jewish Cemetery Index


209. Island Ireland


210. Island Routes: Portuguese Hawaiian Heritage and Genealogy


211. Italian-American Museum


212. ltalianAncestry.com


213. It’s All Relative


214. The Japanese Immigration Index

<abish.byui.edu/fhc/ Japan/about. htm>

215. JewishEncyclopedia.com


216. JewishGen


217. Jewish Funerals, Burial and Mourning


218. Just Genealogy


219. Korean War Database

<koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_data bases.html>

220. Language Dictionaries and Translators


221. Language Translation


222. Last Name Meanings


223. LesArchives.com


224. Life Interrupted


225. Lifespan Age Calculator


226. Lineagelinks


227. A List of Occupations


228. LittleSicily.net


229. LoneStar Genealogy


230. Louisiana Plantation & Historic Home Tours


231. Lutherans Online Genealogy Exchange


232. Luxembourg Gedcom Project


233. MaidenName.net


234. Maine Memory


235. Making of America


236. Map Collections: 1500-2003


237. Map History


238. Maritime History Archive

<www.mun.ca/ mha>

239. Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN and VA


240. Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project


241. McMartin’s GedReporter


242. Memorial Hall Museum’s American Centuries


243. Mexico/Arizona Biographical Survey


244. Migrations.org

<migrations. org>

245. Minnesota Genealogy Research


246. The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation


247. Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database


248. Missouri’s Ozark Heritage Region


249. The Moonlit Road

<themoon litroad.com>

250. MuseumSpot


251. The National Archives of Ireland Transportation Records Database


252. National EMS Memorial Service


253. National Genealogical Society


254. National Liberty Museum


255. National Library of Scotland’s Maps


256. National Register of Historic Places


257. National Storytelling Festival


258. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


259. National Women’s History Museum


260. NewEnglandAncestors.org


261. NJ (and PA) Place Names


262. New York Emigrant Savings Bank Project


263. Newspaper Abstracts


264. Nineteenth Century British and Indian Armies and Their Soldiers


265. Norwegian-American Dictionary

<home.online.no/~otjoerge/ files/word.htm>

266. Norwegian Digital Archives

<digitalarkivet. uib.no/index-eng. htm>

267. Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook


268. The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria


269. Old Fashioned Clip Art Collection


270. The Olden Times: Historic Newspapers Online


271. The Olive Tree Genealogy


272. Online Vital Records


273. Oregon Blue Book


274. Oregon State Archives Land Records


275. Oroitzapenak Memories: Voices from Basque America


276. OurTimeLines.com


277. ParishesOnline


278. Passenger Ships History Service

<freespace.virgin.net/donald. hazeldine/history.htm>

279. Past Voices


280. Pennsylvania Digital State Archives’ Military Card Files

<www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/ archive.asp>

281. Picturetrail


282. Pilgrim Hall Museum


283. The Pine Cone and Tassel


284. Pioneer Living History Village


285. Places Where Women Made History


286. The Poorhouse Story


287. Popular Baby Names

<www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/ index.html>

288. Portals to the World


289. Posters American Style

<nmaa-ryder.si.edu/collections/ exhibits/posters>

290. Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photos and Family Letters 1862-1912

<memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ nbhihtml/pshome.html>

291. Preservation Week


292. Preserving My Heritage


293. Presidential Families of America


294. Presidents of the United States


295. Prior and Norris Troupe Photographs

<content-dev.lib.washington.edu/ norrisweb>

296. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834


297. PublicLibraries.com


298. Puerto Rican Family History


299. Race — The Power of an Illusion


300. RailRoad Genealogical Society


301. Ray’s Place for New England History and Genealogy


302. Reading Hebrew Tombstones


303. The Records Room


304. Researching the History of Your House


305. Roots in the Sand


306. Rural Roots


307. The Santa Fe Trail Research Site


308. Save Our Sounds


309. Saving Graves


310. Scotland’sPeople.com: General Register Office for Scotland


311. ScreenGenes


312. ScripTrans


313. The Seeker


314. Sephardim.com


315. Serendipity: Genealogical Discoveries


316. The Shelburne Museum’s 1950 House

<www.shelburnemuseum.org/htm/museum/buildings_collections/buildings/ 1950s_house/fifties.htm>

317. Slovak Links


318. Slovakia.org


319. Snips and Clips


320. The Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe


321. Soldier Quest


322. Some Notes on Medieval English Genealogy


323. Spanish Genealogy


324. Speech Accent Archive


325. Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation


326. Stones of Faith: Pennsylvania Germans & Their Gravestones


327. Surname Heirlooms


328. Surname Search Utility

<surnames. obitlinkspage.com>

329. Sweden Genealogical Gate


330. The Sweetest Sound


331. The Talking History Book Company


332. Tartans of Scotland


333. The Tax History Project


334. Terry’s Texas Rangers<terrystexasrangers.org>

335. The Texas Seaport Museum’s Galveston Immigration Database

<tsm-elissa.org/ immigration-main.htm>

336. The Textile Museum’s Guidelines for the Care of Textiles

<textilemuseum.org/care/brochures/ guidelines. htm>

337. The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society


338. Time Tales


339. Timelines of History


340. Tips for Preserving Your Photographs and Documents


341. Tom’s Big Chest of Old Irish Maps

<homepage.ntlworld.com/tomals/ lrish_maps_of_S_Lewis_1839.htm>

342. TopoZone


343. Tracking Your Roots


344. Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869


345. TribaiPages


346. UK Genealogy, Heraldry and History


347. The Unwritten: Saving Your Photo Stories for the Future


348. US Civil War Center — Chalmette National Cemetery

<www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/projects/ dbases/chalmla>

349. The US GeoGen Project


350. US Railroad Retirement Board


351. USA and Canadian Naturalization and Citizenship Records


352. The Valley of the Shadow


353. Vermont Genealogy

<cat.middlebury.edu/~lib/ genealogy.html>

354. The Victorian Dictionary


355. Victorian Prisoners in Buckinghamshire


356. The Village at GenDir.com


357. Virginia’s First People Discussion List

<groups.yahoo.com/group/virginia_ first_peoples>

358. The Volunteer Search Network


359. War Diaries of the First World War


360. War of 1812 Roster of Ohio Soldiers

<ohiohistory.org/resource/database/ rosters.html>

361. White Pages Phone Directory


362. Wisconsin Name Index


363. World Genealogy Project


364. World Repository of Manufactured Items


365. World Vital Records

From the January 2004 Family Tree Magazine.