1. FamilySearch: largest collection of free genealogical records in the world
2. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree
3. Fulton History: historical newspapers from the US and Canada
4. Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe
5. Google News Archive: millions of archived newspaper pages
6. US National Archives: official US National Archives site, many free genealogy databases and resources
7. Automated Genealogy: indexes of the Canadian census
8. FreeBMD: civil registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales
9. USGenWeb Project: massive free genealogy resource directory by US state and county
10. WorldGenWeb Project: genealogy resources by country and region, not to miss
11. Cyndis List: highly respected directory of free genealogy resources and databases online
12. Library and Archives Canada: official archives of Canada, census records and more
13. Ellis Island: immigration records, free indexes and original records, fee to download copies
14. FreeReg: baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK
15. Crestleaf: various genealogy records
16. RootsWeb: worlds largest genealogy community, huge amount of free information
17. Castle Garden: immigration records, pre Ellis Island
18. Chronicling America: giant database of archived US newspapers from the Library of Congress
19. Dead Fred: genealogy photo archive
20. African Heritage Project: records on former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants
21. Family Tree Now: various genealogy records
22. Daughters of the American Revolution: military service records and more
23. JewishGen: Jewish ancestry research
24. FreeCEN: transcribed census records from the UK
25. Access Genealogy: vast family history directories and more, good Native American resources
26. British Library, India Office: records on British and European people in India pre 1950
27. Guild of One Name Studies: extensive surname research site
28. Geneabloggers: massive directory of genealogy related blogs with a huge amount of free information
29. NativeWeb Genealogy: list of Native American genealogy resources and searchable databases
30. Viximus: member submitted biographical information
31. WieWasWie: for researching ancestors from the Netherlands (in Dutch)
32. UK National Archives: official National Archives of the UK
33. The National Archives of Ireland: official National Archives of Ireland
34. GENUKI: reference library of genealogical resources for the UK and Ireland
35. German Genealogy Server: German ancestry research (many sections in German)
36. Preserve the Pensions: War of 1812 pension records access
37. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: Civil War records from the National Park Service
38. LitvakSIG: Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy databases and resources
39. Italian Genealogical Group: Italian American genealogy resources and databases
40. Internet Archive: a large amount of information useful to genealogists, but youll need to do some digging
41. Billion Graves: headstone records
42. Open Library: good place to find family history books, search for surnames or locations
43. GenDisasters: for researching disasters and other events your ancestors might have been involved in
44. RomanyGenes: Romanichal ancestry research
45. Patriot and Grave Index: revolutionary war graves registry and patriot index from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
46. Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection: vast number of archived US newspapers
47. Seventh-day Adventist Obituary Database: hundreds of thousands of obituary entries
48. Slδktdata: genealogy records for Sweden (in Swedish)
49. Hispanic Genealogy: wonderful list of resources for researching Hispanic ancestry
50: Free Genealogy Search Engine: search hundreds of free genealogy resources at one time on Family History Daily
Posted by Sandi Gorin - South Central Kentucky Mailing
List, March 12, 2015 (Posted with Permission)
There are many websites where you can search for data for United States records. I am listing the
top sites and indicating if they are for a cost or for free. Most of these I have tried myself. These are ranked in order. Thanks to
GenealogyInTimeMagazine.com for the compilation of this list.
1 ancestry.com: records of all categories, Pay. <http://www.ancestry.com>www.
2 Family search: records of all categories. Free.
3 Find A Grave: Cemetery records that have been submitted. Free.
4 MyHeritage.com: Family trees. Pay.<http://www.myheritage.com>www
5 Geni.com: Family trees. Pay. www.geni.com
6 Genealogy.com: Records of all categories. Pay.
7 Newspapers.com: Old newspapers. Pay.
8 Archives.com. Records of all categories. Pay.
9 Family Tree DNA. DNA testing. Pay.
10 Wiki Tree. Family trees. Free.
11 Genealogy Bank. Old newspapers. Pay.
12 Ancient Faces. Forum. Free.
13 Cyndis List. Links to thousands of sites. Free.
14 Mocavo. Search engine. Pay.
15 Fold3. Military records. Pay.
16 Newspaper Archive. Old newspapers. Pay.
17 USGenWebArchives. Records. Free. http:/Usgwarchives.net
18 Eastmans Genealogy Newsletter. Blog. Free.
19 GEDmatch. DNA testing. Free.
20 FindMyPast.com. Records. Pay.
21 JewishGen. Ethnic heritage. Free.
22 Billion Graves. Cemetery records. Free.
23 Genealogy Today. Records. Pay.
24 World Vital Records. Records. Pay.
25 American Ancestors. Society. Pay.
26 Family Tree Magazine. Magazine. Pay.
27 MyTrees Family trees. Pay.
28 Daughters American Revolution: Society. Pay. <http://dar.org>http://dar.org
29 Genealogy About.com. Articles. Free. http:/genealogy.about.com
30 Tribal Pages. Family trees. Pay.
31 Genealogy Trails. Records. Free.
32 Steve Morse. Search engine. Free.
33 Legacy Family Tree. Software. Pay.
34 FamilyTreeNow. Family trees. Free.
35 Fulton History. Newspapers. Free.
36 ProGenealogists. Services. Pay.
37 Family Link: Records. Pay.
38 Crestleaf: Family trees. Free.
39 Access Genealogy. Search engine. Free.
40 RootsMagic. Software. Pay.
41 Interment. Cemetery. Free.
42 We Relate: Wiki. Free.
43 Death Indexes: Links. Free.
44 sysoon: Cemetery. Free.
45 Family Tree Webinars. Magazine. Pay.
46 The Legal Genealogist. Blog. Free.
47 Geneabloggers: Blog. Free.
49 Heritage Quest Online: Records. Pay.
50 Historic Mapworks: Records. Pay.
51 Family Tree Maker. Software. Pay.
52 ObituariesHelp.org: Links. Free.