Internet Reference Library


Canadian Genealogy & History
A listing of genealogical and historical websites dealing with Canada.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
"The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. ... Other information includes: histories of regiments in both the Union and Confederate Armies, links to descriptions of 384 significant battles of the war, and other historical information. Additional information about soldiers, sailors, regiments, and battles, as well as prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, will be added over time." (LII)

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
Hundreds of thousands of links related to genealogy, organized and cross-referenced in over 100 categories. This site is one of the richest resources for genealogy studies. (LII)

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
This Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) site has a search engine for over 35 million names in its "vast record collections," including its Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index, census and other vital statistics sources, and a directory of family history websites. Also provides genealogical search advice. Free registration allows additions of websites, family record retention in the LDS vault, email list access, and other services. (LII)

Federation of East European Family History Societies
Promotes family research in eastern and central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions.

Genealogy (Digital Librarian)
A selection of genealogy resources selected and maintained by a librarian from New York.

The Genealogy Home Page
A collection of briefly annotated links to information about genealogy, including online catalogs, family and personal pages, maps, genealogy-related discussion lists, and newsgroups. (LII)

GENUKI, UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service
A genealogy site with a focus on the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The primary Internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy. The most popular parts are its Discussion Group, Family Finder (a database of over 60,000 surnames and towns), Infofiles (comprehensive directory of information resources, organized by both topic and country) and a variety of other databases like the ShtetlSeeker. This excellent site also contains information on genealogical techniques and allows you to search by country as well as by topic, such as Holocaust, Immigration, Sephardic, Libraries and Archives, etc. (LII)

Library of Congress, Genealogy Division
The Library of Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications. The Library's genealogy collection began as early as 1815 with the purchase of Thomas Jefferson's library.

National Archives of Ireland
The National Archives holds a wide variety of records which are relevant to Irish genealogy and local history.

Newberry Library
An independent research library open to the public, the Newberry Library in Chicago is known for its extensive genealogy materials, as well as its history and literature collections for Western Europe and the Americas. Visit the Web site to search the online catalog; learn which services are available by mail or in person; and check current schedules for programs and exhibits. (LII)

New England Historic Genealogical Society
New England Historic Geneaology Society webpage is a membership site which contains information on geneaology in the New England area.

PBS Ancestors Series
The companion web site to the PBS family history and genealogy television series.

Public Records Office, United Kingdom
The National Archives is the UK government's 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.

Social Security Death Index
The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is a searchable database of the Death Master File (DMF) from the U.S. Social Security Administration. DMF contains over 60 million records created from SSA payment records (mostly from the mid-1960s to date) and is updated monthly. The database can contain name, social security number, date of birth, date of death, and last residence/lump sum payment information when available, and can be searched on those criteria. (LII)

U.S. GenWeb Project
This comprehensive site provides links to all the state genealogy Web sites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. They also sponsor Special Archiving Projects that include putting all U.S. census data online; transcribing cemetery tombstone information; tracking single lineage; and genealogy for children. In addition, there is an excellent guide to doing genealogy research that also includes such information as caring for old documents; repairing old books; preserving old photographs; and publishing your results. (LII)

U.S. National Archives & Records Administration
Leads to presidential libraries for George Herbert Walker Bush, Jimmy Carter, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald R. Ford, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman; genealogy information (in the Research Room ; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) information (including frequently requested records in the Electronic Reading Room ); and more. Some materials available in Spanish. (LII)

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