A running list of genealogy websites I’ve actually used recently

National
www.ancestry.com (free and $)
www.familysearch.org (free)
https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_Genealogy (free)
www.ellisisland.org (free and $)
www.findmypast.com (free and $)
http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html (free)
http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ (free) This one tells you where county and state boundaries were on any given year – VERY useful
http://www.cyndislist.com/ (free, but many links are broken)
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/ The library of Congress’s endeavor to collect newspapers from around the country (free)
news.google.com (free)
books.google.com (many of the History of Such and Such County books can be found here)
http://www.gengophers.com (database of books and records before 1923 mostly that will look for common abbreviations of names (i.e. Wm. for William)
http://www.dar.org/national-society/genealogy (free)  find applications for soldiers in the American Revolution

Newspaper Archives
genealogybank.com ($, weak on Missouri newspapers)
www.archives.com ($, 7 day free trial) I myself was disappointed with the amount of Michigan newspapers they had to offer, but someone looking for newspaper archives from elsewhere probably wouldn’t be. Tip: Use the free trial to see how many newspapers they carry of the places you’re interested in.
legacy.com ($)
newspapers.com ($)
usobituaries.com ($)
www.findagrave.com (free)
www.billiongraves.com (free)

By State

IL
http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriageSearch.do (free)

MI
http://seekingmichigan.org/discover/ (free)
http://www.co.genesee.mi.us/vitalrec/ (free)

MO
http://www.deathindexes.com/missouri/index.html (free)
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ (free)
http://m.dailystatesman.com/search (free)
http://www.standard-democrat.com/obituaries/ (free)

OH
http://www.galliagenealogy.org/resources.htm (free)

OR
http://odnp.wordpress.com/
http://library.uoregon.edu/diglib/odnp/online.html

NY
http://raims.com/censusmenu.html (Ontario County 1865 census)
http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/friends/hazard/ (A list of Quaker marriages in NY)

WV
http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/tmarry/RaleighCountyMarriagePage.htm

Military
http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm

Australia
http://trove.nla.gov.au/(free)

Canada
http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/
https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/search.aspx
Other
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgwkidz/oldjobs.htm (A list of olde tyme occupations)
http://www.searchforancestors.com/records/censusabbreviations.html (a list of common census abbreviations
http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyResources/Tools/free-family-tree-search-engine.html
http://www.genealogyintime.com/GenealogyResources/Tools/free_genealogy_search_engine.html

2 thoughts on “A running list of genealogy websites I’ve actually used recently

  1. Great resources! Thanks for the compilation . . . will have to check some of these out and get back to MY family trees.

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