Documents the history of African people living within the Indian nations of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminoles.
Genealogical research and resources focused particularly on African ancestry.
Search by last names to find links to valuable resources.
A visual genealogy exchange. A place to share family, military, and unidentified photos. People add stories and recipes that have been passed down through their families to ensure the preservation of these treasures for generations to come.
A genealogy site from the United Kingdom which will attempt to post the names of three million slaves held across the British Empire in the early 19th century.
Includes the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). Claims to have the largest collection of searchable marriage records on the internet. Has an archive of GENNAM-L, a surname searching mailing list; an American biographical library, chronology of American history, early American immigration library, geographic reference library, and many free databases. Norfolk Public Library does not currently subscribe to any of the paid databases.
Free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
Over 10,000 links to free census records. Includes the ability to search by personal name and state. Also has special links to search resources in the United Kingdom and Native American records.
Over 7,000 links to census information around the world.
Searchable index of burial records and tombstone inscriptions from over 1,800 cemeteries all over the world.
These types of records are useful when researching genealogical information and land or estate divisions and may contain correspondence, lists of heirs, or vital statistics, among other items.
A very comprehensive index to all sorts of genealogy-related Internet resources, including an exceptional list of African-American links.
This site attempts to identify all printed, micorfilmed, and online directories and their repositories for the United States.
A computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers.
Search over 54,000 records in the Confederate Pension claims held by the Texas State Archives.
From the American Family Immigration History Center at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, this site allows visitors to explore their collection of immigrant arrival records. Registration to view the records is free but you must have an email account in order to register.
Other Ellis Island links include:
Not a place to find ancestors, this site serves as a clearinghouse of genealogy techniques: where to find records, how to organize the data found, what the terminology means and how to plan your next research effort.
Includes quick links to: Births, marriages and deaths; Census; Citizenship and naturalization; Divorce; Passenger lists, and Wills.
From Family Tree Maker, this index lists the names of more than 115 million individuals who appear in centuries of state and federal records, actual family trees, and other resources. Simply type in an ancestor's name -- the FamilyFinder Index searches for matching entries and tells you exactly which historical records contain more information about individuals with that name.
From Brigham Young University, the Family Histories in this collection are scanned from paper or microfilm copies. The pages you view are facsimiles, or copies, of the original pages. The quality of the images depends on several factors, beginning with their original creation. Many of the histories were created using old technologies such as typewriters, carbon paper and even mimeographs.
Internet genealogy service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Ethnic, Religious and National Index page. Lists everything from Albanian to Volhynian genealogy sites.
Links to obituaries, mostly from newspapers in the United States and Canada, all available for free.
Created in 1865, the Bureau supervised all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen, including issuing rations, clothing and medicine. The Bureau also assumed custody of confiscated lands or property in the former Confederate States, border states, District of Columbia, and Indian Territory.
This site includes links to cemetery lists and directories of descendants, specific cemeteries and sites, and more.
Has a National Gravesite Locator where most of the 120 Department of Veterans Affairs' national cemeteries may be searched for burial locations.
Provides support services to online genealogical activities such as ROOTS-L and other mailing lists. Has a full 279,595-name surname list, links to state resources (including Virginia) with a keyword surname search.
This form from Rootsweb will return the soundex code for the entered surname, plus other surnames/spellings sharing the same soundex code.
Information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages, including the names of ships, voyage dates, captain and crew, numbers of slaves and slave characteristics. Under the "Resources" tab are the name, age, height, sex, age, origin, ship name, voyage date, and disembarkation point for over 67,000 slaves.
A quick link to genealogical sources in all 50 states. Click on the virtual map of States or select from the printed list of states.
A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia.
Includes nearly all pre-1900 marriages for Arizona, Idaho and Nevada. Also includes many Utah, Wyoming, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, western Colorado, and California marriages. Search by the name of the bride or groom. An ongoing project of the Brigham Young University, Idaho Family History Center.
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