Resources

Web Resources

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Genealogy Search Engines
Ancestryancestry.com
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FamilySearchfamilysearch.org
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FamilySearch Wiki
Find My Pastfindmypast.com
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My Heritagemyheritage.com
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Cyndi's ListCyndislist.comFree
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Chronicling Americachroniclingamerica.loc.govFree
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GenealogyBankgenealogybank.comSubscription
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Roots Webrootsweb.com
Genealogical Societies
AmericanAncestors (NEHGS)americanancestors.orgMembership fee
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National Genealogical Society (NGS)ngsgenealogy.orgMembership fee
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New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B)newyorkfamilyhistory.orgMembership fee
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Research Guides Now in the FamilySearch WikiFamilySearch Wiki Research GuidesNeed help with U.S./Canada Research? Ever struggled with U.S. Military Immigration and Naturalization records? Are you a descendant of American Indians or Quakers? Did your ancestor buy land in Ontario? The Research Specialiists at the Family History Library have created Research Guides on thse subjects and more just for you? All of these guides are available for free and can be accessed on the Internet through the FamilySearch Wiki.
Repositories & Resources
Billion Gravesbilliongraves.comBillionGraves is the world′s largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day. You can help by collecting headstone images from local and other cemeteries, and then by transcribing the personal information found on the images.
British National Archivesnationalarchives.gov.ukNational Archives FAQs
Facebookfacebook.comSearch for "genealogy" and related terms.
FamilyTree Magazine, "9 Genealogy Libraries You Should Visit Before You Die"Genealogy Libraries You Should VisitNo matter where your ancestors lived, you'll find family history answers inside these major genealogical libraries.
Find A Gravefindagrave.comFrequently asked questions
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The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.libertyellisfoundation.orgAbout the Foundation
United States Archives & LibrariesU.S. Archives & LibrariesThese record repositories have major collections and services helpful for genealogical research. Before you visit an archive or a library, contact the organization and ask for information on the collection, hours, services, and fees.

Reference Books

Albright, Lee, and Helen F. M. Leary, “Designing Research Stratagies,” in North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996.

Dollarhide, William. Census Substitutes & State Census Records: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Name Lists for all 50 U.S. States and State Censuses for 37 States. Vol. 1, Eastern States. Bountiful, UT: Family Roots Pub., 2008.

———. Census Substitutes & State Census Records: An Annotated Bibliography of Published Name Lists for all 50 U.S. States and State Censuses for 37 States. Vol. 2, Western States. Bountiful, UT: Family Roots Pub., 2008.

Eichholz, Alice, ed.. Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources. 3rd. ed. Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2004.

Greenwood, Val D. The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 3rd. ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 2000.

The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America. 10th ed. Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002.

Jones, Thomas W. Mastering Genealogical Proof. National Genealogical Society Special Topics Series, No. 107. Arlington, VA: National Genealogical Society, 2013.

Leary, Helen F. M., “Evaluating Research Data,” in North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996.

Mills, Elizabeth Shown. Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 2015.

———, ed. Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecuters, and Librarians. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 2001.

New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer. New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2014.

Stratton, Penelope L., and Henry B. Hoff. Guide to Genealogical Writing: How to Write and Publish Your Family History. Boston: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 2014.

Szucs, Loretto Dennis., and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, eds. The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 1987.

Wright, Norman Edgar. Building an American Pedigree: A Study in Genealogy. Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1974.

Journals & Periodical

American Ancestors (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

Crossroads (Utah Genealogical Association)

National Genealogical Society Quarterly

NGS Magazine (National Genealogical Society)

The New England Historic Genealogical Register: Journal of American Genealogy

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (New York Genealogical & Biographical Society)

The New York Researcher (New York Genealogy and Biographical Society)

The Searcher (Southern California Genealogical Society)