Genealogy Websites

A collection of websites for researching local and family history.

 

  • General Genealogy

    • African American Research | FamilySearch.org A wiki of articles about researching African American genealogy. From FamilySearch.org.
    • AncientFaces.com A genealogy site that allows users to upload family photos. Also includes military and mystery photos “along with military stories, family stories, recipes, personal family spaces, special collections of submitted photos, and message boards.”
    • Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet A HUGE index of genealogy websites.
    • FamilySearch.org – Free Family History and Genealogy Records From the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Search for family records, user-submitted genealogies, and books. Add your own family tree, photographs, or family stories. The family tree tool is intended for collaborative use. Other users can change or update the information, although they are encouraged to provide reasons and documentation for their changes. To protect their privacy, only you can see the information of living family members that you add.
    • Find A Grave – Millions of Cemetery Records This free site relies on contributions from volunteers for its database entries.
    • Local History & Genealogy Reading Room (Library of Congress) Guides to the Library of Congress’s genealogy collections.
    • RootsWeb.com  Home Page Allows you to communicate with other genealogists on message boards. The Family Tree tool lets you look up your ancestors to see if anyone else has entered them on their family tree. You can then contact the tree owner. This free site is owned by Ancestry.com.
    • The USGenWeb Project According to the site, the USGenWeb Project is “a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.” A good starting place for researching by state.