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Bubl Link Genealogy: BUBL Information Service at the Centre for Digital Library Research provides a broad selection of links in Genealogy.


California Pioneer Project: This is a directory of resources for genealogical research in California. Includes a California Pioneer List, county information, libraries and databases, historical and genealogical societies and a bibliography of diaries and journals.


Council of State Archivists: "Working collectively through their membership in CoSA, the State Archivists encourage cooperation among the states on matters of mutual interest, define and communicate archival and records concerns at a national level, and work with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives (NARA), and other national organizations to ensure that the nation's documentary heritage is preserved and accessible."

Death Indexes: "This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records."


Federal Land Records: Maintained by the Bureau of Land Management and the General Land Office, this site offers researchers a source of information on the initial transfer of land titles from the Federal government to individuals. Also available is image access to more than three million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Although very comprehensive, the site does not currently contain every Federal title record.


Genealogy Center: A directory of annotated links for genealogy resources compiled by state archives and state libraries. Includes annotated list of international resources. Maintained by the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Ind.


Genealogy Links: "This site consists of 1,800 pages of more than 21,000 links; most of them to online surname searchable records such as ship's passenger lists, church records, cemetery transcriptions, military records and censuses for USA, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand."


Genealogy and Family History Databases: A comprehensive genealogy site for searches in U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS RECORDS, birth, marriage and death records, plus military records and other vital statistics.


Genealogy Forum: African-American websites: Provides an abundance of resources for the genealogy of African backgrounds.


Genealogy Portal: Started as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database, this "One Step" website has continued to evolve and today includes over 100 web-based tools that provide easy to use interfaces for searching multiple databases. Also includes material about creating your own search forms. Created by genealogist and speaker Stephen Morse.


Gravesite Locator: The site enables researchers to locate burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.


Obituary Links: State-by-state directory of obituaries and obituary resources.


Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild: A group of volunteers dedicated to making our ancestors' immigration records easy and convenient to find has developed this site to make ships' passenger lists available online, at no cost to the researcher. They have transcribed more than 5,000 ships' passenger lists, citing over 1/2 million passenger arrivals.


Marriage Record Index: This site allows researchers access to thousands of marriage records by the name of the bride or groom. "Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included ... for Arizona, Idaho and Nevada." Also includes many records from other western states. It is an ongoing project of the Brigham Young University-Idaho Family History Center.

Mortality Schedules: "In 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census enumerators were directed to secure in addition to the usually required census data, information as to all persons dying within the 12 months preceding the census taking. These lists became known as the 'Mortality Schedules.'" Mortality Schedules are searchable, or browsable by state. Listings include name, age, sex, marital status, state or country of birth, death date, occupation, and cause of death.

National Archives: "The National Archives offers insight into the lives of people, their families and our history. Because the records at the National Archives come from every branch of the Federal government, almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community in the archives. Knowing how a person interacted with the government is key to a successful search."


Olive Tree Genealogy: "This site offers hundreds of free genealogy databases including ship passenger lists, family surnames, and church, military, land, and census records."


Race and Ethnicity: An excellent index to links on race and ethnicity and migration maintained by the Department of Sociology at Trinity University.


RootsWeb: A good website for beginners who are learning how to conduct geneological research and developing a family tree.


SFGenealogy: "This site contains a browsable and searchable list of birth records, marriages, obituaries, and death records "transcribed from historic San Francisco newspapers," mainly before 1906. Includes related articles and full-text books; research tips; a profile of San Francisco cemeteries; maps; and research tips and annotated links to libraries, archives, museums, and government agencies."


UK Family History Online: "This site, provided by the consortium, provides access to information and links to the main UK family history sites on the web." Records include public, general, archives, libraries, birth, death, marriage, migration, military, adoption, census, wills, and India Office Records.


USGenWeb 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."


U.S. State Historical Societies & State Archives Directory: A good index for genealogists and historians.


WorldGenWeb: This online resource for international genealogists "is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access." Divided into eleven world regions, it is searchable by countries, provinces, states, and other administrative divisions.

About Genealogy: "Explore your family history online at About Genealogy, your complete online guide to genealogy with lessons, articles and tools for tracking down family records, locating long-lost relatives, etc."


American Family Immigration History Center: "Between 1892 and 1924 over 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. Now you can research passenger records from ships that brought the Immigrants -- even see the original manifests with Passengers' names."


California Genealogical Society: "The California Genealogical Society, organized in San Francisco on February 12, 1898, is one of the premier genealogical resources in Northern California. The Society offers research services, online one-of-a-kind genealogical indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world."


California Historical Society: The North Baker Research Library, housed at the CHS headquarters in San Francisco, provides an extensive collection of manuscripts, maps, posters, printed ephemera, books, and pamphlets that can be utilized in genealogical research.


Castle Garden: This website offers free access to a database of information on over 12 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period. From 1855 to 1890, the Castle was America's first official immigration center, a pioneering collaboration of New York State and New York City. Sponsored by the Battery Conservancy.


Daughters of the American Revolution: "For more than a century, the members of the California State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890."


Early California Population Project: The Early California Population Project (ECPP) provides public access to all the information contained in California's historic mission registers, including baptism, marriage, and burial records of the Indians, soldiers, and settlers of Alta California from 1769 - 1850.


Family History Questionnaire: "The purpose of this questionnaire is to provide you with assistance in making notes on your own life or to guide you in recording the life experiences of another member of your family. The information you record ... will serve as a means of conveying a picture of what your life has been like and a sense of what has been important to you." From the Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University System.

FamilySearch: For over 100 years, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records of all peoples worldwide. Patrons may freely access resources and service online or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Genealogist Certification Board: "This site is an overview of what it takes to become a certified genealogist. Also includes background on the history and purposes of the BCG, a searchable roster of members, links to genealogy organizations and other resources. Use this website to learn how to create a family tree by accessing online data collections and vital historical records.


Mayflower History: "Information about the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony. Read passenger lists, wills of some of those on board, crew lists, the Mayflower Compact, and other early letters and documents. Also includes genealogy resources and links to related museums and societies. Maintained by Mayflower descendent, researcher and author Caleb Johnson."


Monarchies of Europe: "This site provides genealogical tables for European royalty, including royalty from Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Greece, and more. Also includes supplemental information on topics such as hemophilia and intermarriage in Queen Victoria's descendents, and links to related sites."


23 and Me: This site provides a collection of educational materials as a guide to personal genetic discovery. Learn about DNA and the role it plays in discovering an individual's ancestry. 23andMe also provides analysis service, information and tools for individuals wishing to learn about and explore their own or their family's DNA.


U.S. Census Bureau: Gateway to Census 2000 and Census 1940; excellent links to minority statistics and some geneology information. This site also gives the latest economic indicators.