Our Favorite Genealogy Links

Beyond Kin Project
Project facilitating the documentation of enslaved populations, particularly by recruiting the resources and efforts of the descendants of slaveholders.

BLM Land Patents
Database of images of more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908.

Chronicling American
A searchable database of America's Newspapers from 1789-1943.

County History and Biographies
From the late 1870s to the early 1920s, many counties published county histories which included detailed biographies of their citizens. 

DAR Research
Daughters of the American Revolution genealogy research databases.

Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive
A free research web site devoted to orphan photos.

Digital Public Library
Discover 44,218,811 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.

Early Colonial Settlers of Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
A family tree of early British Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties along the Potomac and Rappahannock River Valleys.       

Family Search
Extensive databases of the LDS church. All of their microfilm is now digitized and available online. The indexing of those records is an ongoing project.

Find A Grave
A volunteer created database of graves.

Fulton History
One of the largest collections of old newspapers from New York state. To search by date range for example James McCarter from 1790 to 1860 you select 'boolean search' and then enter "James McCarter" AND (Filename contains (1790~~1860)).

Galax, Virginia Local History 1932-1987
Digital newspaper archive from Galax, Virginia. Galax is an independent city that is bounded to the southwest by Grayson County and to the northeast by Carroll County.

Genealogy One-on-One
Professional help for those who are just getting started on their genealogy or for those who have hit brick walls in their research.

Google Books
A comprehensive, searchable, catalog of books including many that are out of print.

How Much is that Worth Today?
A program that calculates what an amount of money from sometime in the past is worth in today's dollars.

Library of Virginia
Contains numerous records useful in family history research including Virginia bible, church, land, tax, and military records.

A site of surname and location links developed by the founders of RootsWeb.

Making of America
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the ante-bellum period through reconstruction.

North Carolina Digital Newspapers
A collection of historic North Carolina newspapers maintained by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.

National Archives Genealogists Archival Research Catalog
Records include applications for enrollment in Native American tribes, court records, fugitive slave cases, land records, military personnel records, and naturalization records.

New Horizons Genealogy
Specializes in New England and New York Colonial American Genealogy, Ancestry and Family History

New River Notes
An invaluable site for anyone researching families in the upper New River area. It contains numerous transcripts of census, birth, marriage, military, and death records from Grayson County, Virginia and Ashe County, North Carolina.

NYS Historic Newspapers
The New York Historic Newspapers project exists to digitize and make freely available for research significant runs of historic newspapers for every county in the state.

RootsWeb Red Book
American state, county and town sources

Unified Census ED Finder
Find the 1880-1950 Census Enumeration District for a location from a rural area to a house number and street in large city.

A collection of genealogy sites for every county in the United States.

USGS Maps Query Form
Search page for features such as places, cemeteries, creeks, rivers, reservoirs, and mountains.

Way Back Machine
An archive of the internet dating back to 1996. Useful for looking up pages of web sites that are no longer active.

Will Indexes
Sampubco's national index to probate material which can be used to look up wills at familysearch.org.

The world's largest library index.