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Starting Places

Link Pages

Christine's Genealogy Website
Christine's Genealogy Website offers a good starting place for African-American researchers.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Over 23,200 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 70 categories!
Family Tree Maker's Family Finder
Search the internet and/or their CD-ROMs for listings of your relatives by surname and given name.
Genealogy Resources on the Internet
An extensive list of web sites, ftp sites, mailing lists and other resources.
GenSource: I Found It
Search engine designed to locate pages on; surnames, one name studies, ship passenger lists, genealogical societies and associations, researchers, software, books, family mailing lists, online records of churches, census data, and cemeteries, and more.
GenSource: Common Threads
Search engine designed to find other genealogists researching your family name
Historical Genealogy Collection
Allen County (IN) Public Library offers links to genealogy informatin by state and much more.
International Internet Genealogical Society University
Instruction for the genealogist plus lots of links.
Info for beginners and experienced searchers, queries, "Next of Kin" search, various records.
LinkMonster Genealogy Catalog
A browsable or searchable collection of genealogy links.
Top Genealogy Sites
Over 40,000 Links, Tools, Search Engines, Books, Etc.
Root Diggin' Dept.
A good collection of links for beginners to experts by Janyce.
Yahoo - Arts/Humanities/History/Genealogy
Links to genealogy from Yahoo.

Surname Registries

Surname Helper
A search engine for queries and surname registrations posted on various genealogy sites. Participating sites include many USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb sites, all GenConnect boards and more.
Searchable surname registry. Their goal is a multilingual database indexing all the genealogical resources over the world, on-line as well as off-line.
Searchable surname registry with query and data boards.
Browsable surname registry - grouped by alphabetical order and by region/state.
Genealogy Gateway to the Web
Surname links and other resources.
Helm's Surname Queries
Quarterly grouping of queries for browsing or searching.
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
Database of surnames, info from various researchers and more. Search Rootsweb surname list archives.
Snap! Online: Living: Genealogy: Lineages & Surnames: Surnames
Extensive surname links by alphabet.
Surname Web
Browsable links to surname pages and a surname webring.

Primary & Secondary Documents

Ancestry Home Town
A membership-based service hosting a variety of databases.
Archiving Early America
Digitized primary source material from 18th Century America including newspapers, maps and personal stories.
Censuslinks on the Internet
Links to sections of the Census which have been uploaded from various sources, indexed by State.
Genealogical Research at the National Archives
Find the NARA Center nearest you.
The 1790-1890 Federal Population Censuses
Catalog of National Archives Microfilm (from Genealogy Online).
US GenWeb Archives
Census data, Tombstone Transcription, Military Records and lots more.
United Kingdom Census
Information on what census records were taken.
Ron Taylor's UK Census Finding Aids and Indexes
Indexes to UK Census Data, mainly from the 1851 Census. Fee-based lookup service on full record.
Ancestral Findings
Meta search of a number of databases and other resources.
Vital Records Information - US
Concise nformation about where to obtain vital records from each state territory and county of the United States. Excellent guidelines tell you the information you should include in your request. Links to Foreign Vital Records sources and Adoption resources.

Good general starting places

Helm's Genealogy Toolbox
Site focuses on area-specific (atlas) and family/surname resources (white pages) and commercial resources (yellow pages).
The Genealogy Home Page
The National (US) Genealogical Society
NGS offers lots resources for the genealogist from tips on getting started to how to preserve old documents.
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
An ever-growing site hosting not only a database of surnames, but mailing lists for geographical and surname search and many other services.
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project
A collection of family trees provided hundreds of people uploading to Rootsweb. Many millions of names are represented!

Geographical Pages

North America - General

North American Genealogy Resources
Genealogy related information for various States and Provinces is available from a variety of servers which may be official government services, genealogy society efforts, or maintained by interested individuals.
USGenWeb Project
Pages arranged by State on which volunteers have uploaded a variety of Census records, family bible info, marriages, wills, ship lists, church records, documents, etc. Search the USGenWeb archive.

Southern United States - General

Southern Queries Genealogy Magazine
Queries, links and a chat room for discussing Southern genealogy.
Cindy's Southern Genealogy
A very good set of links for the Southern genealogist.
Don Chesnut's Genealogy Page
Some good KY & NC info and his family tree info.
Traveller Southern Families
Links, queries, searchable gedcoms and other resources for the Southern genealogist.
Mississippi State Historical Text Archive
Hosts a wide range of materials for the study and teaching of history. Also home of Afrigeneas a mailing list focused on genealogical research and resources in general and on African ancestry in particular.
Geographic Name Server
Put in the city name and get current county information.
Heading South
A resource page for the Southern-Trails list at with resources on the migration to and through the South.


Links to US GenWeb archives for Kentucky Counties.
Kentucky Biographies
A searchable collection
Dayna's Kentucky Resources
Links to many KY resources.
Kentucky Birth Lookup
State birth records from from 1911 until 1997.


Maryland State Archives, Marriage References, MSA S 1527
A list of early Maryland marriages from church and meeting records and, after 1777, county records.


MoGenWeb main page; Missouri genealogy
Links to US GenWeb archives for Missouri Counties.
Cooper County, Missouri USGenWeb
Cooper County, MO - surnames, queries, lookups.
'Gone But Not Forgotten'-Missouri Pioneers
Lists of early Missouri pioneers.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - U.S. - Missouri
Cyndi's links to Missouri sites.
IIGS MO page
Links to societies, churches and other Missouri resources.
Anne Hood's Missouri Page
Information on MO records available (by county) and Missouri links.

North Carolina

Dayna's North Carolina Resources
Links to many NC resources.
NC GenWeb
Links to US GenWeb archives for North Carolina Counties.

West Virginia

WV GenWeb
Links to US GenWeb archives for WV and other WV links.
Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants
Dedicated to the history and genealogy of West Virginia concentrating on central West Virginia. Lots of good resources.
WV GenWeb for Upshur County
Upshur County resources, of course.
Upshur County, WV
County description is from Hardesty's 1883, early marriages, and more.

Immigration/World Genealogy Pages

Ships Lists/Ports of Entry

The "Great Emigration"
Ships lists (17th c.) from the book "Planters of the Commonwealth" and other sources.
Cunard Archives at Liverpool University
Information on ships of the Cunard lines.
Immigrant Ship Information
A compilation of ship descriptions from various Internet mailing lists.
Passenger Lists
18th, 19th and 20th c. passenger lists for emigrants from Ireland to the United States and Canada.
Ship's Passenger Lists and Indexes
Searchable 19th-20th c. passenger lists for ships arriving New York, Baltimore and elsewhere.
Immigration Manifest Microfilm
19th c. Canadian and North American information by a professional researcher offering lookups.
Ellis Island
The Ellis Island group plans to have a variety of resources for the researcher.
OCFA - The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid - Genealogy
Canadian immigrant info.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Group founded to search, copy, decipher and type passenger lists and make them freely available.

German/Dutch Genealogy

The Olive Tree
Resources for Dutch/German settlers in North America - passenger lists, registries and more.
The Palatines to America Homepage
An article on who the Palatine (German) settlers were.
Donna Speer Ristenbatt Genealogy Home Page
Dutch Research Corner and a variety of resources for Dutch searchers.
German Genealogy Home Page
Tips for beginners and information for German research.
German Migration Resource Center
Offers a place for German migrant queries, bibliographies and links.
Internet Sources of German Genealogy
Lists, links, secondary sources and many resources for the German researcher.
German Genealogy: Alsace / Elsass
The Alsace was sometimes German and sometimes French, so there are special issues for the Alsatian researcher.
Pennsylvania Dutch genealogy
A variety of resources, links, mailing list and more.
OMII Genealogy Project
The Ohio Michigan Indiana Illinois Genealogy group focusing on mostly Swiss Mennonite and German Amish descendants.

United Kingdom Genealogy

UK/Ireland Genealogy
Getting started and doing geneaological research in Great Britain and Ireland.
Cornish Family History Society
Lots of information for the genealogical researcher.
Ireland Genealogy - World GenWeb Project
Queries, passenger lists and lots of resources for the researcher.
Genealogical Guide to Ireland
Information on the process of tracing Irish roots.
Irish Roots Magazine
A magazine for Irish genealogists.
Ireland Genealogy Course
An online class for researchers, with good info and pointers for anyone doing Irish genealogy.
Northern Irish References
A site for researching Scots-Irish Ulster Province family histories.
Scottish Genealogy Society
Membership organization for those tracing roots in Scotland. Many publications for sale.
Wales Genealogy
Information for getting started on genealogy research in Wales.
North Wales Genealogy Info
Information on digging for your roots in North Wales.
Free BMD
Births, Marriages and Deaths - a project to upload Civil Registration index information for England and Wales.

Quaker Genealogy

Quaker Corner
Rootsweb's resource for researching Quaker ancestors. Search Quaker Monthly Meetings
Jerry Richmond's Quaker Collection
A collection of Family Group Sheets of a number of early, significant Quaker families. Plus other resources for Quaker research.
Quaker Queries
Info on the Quaker Queries journal and Ruby Simonson McNeill's genealogy.

Other Countries

Heritage Quest Europe
Connect online with genealogists researching areas of interest to you working in towns in European countries.
Italian Genealogy, Heritage, Culture & Databases on the WWW Resources for the Italian researcher.

Family Pages


Rowan's Amick pages
Descendants of Johannes Amick and Eva Dorothea, Palatine immigrants who gave over on the Pink George & William in 1732. GER>PA>NC>MO.
Mieth Family Genealogy Database
Mieth, Clapp, Amick, Kobel, Albrecht, Cortner, etc. of Guilford Co., NC
Name origin speculations, family group charts and more.
Climbing Jeremy's Family tree
A family site with quite a few WV Amick links.
Zopp Family in Cyberspace
Quite a few Amicks, but not much information on them. Probably WV line.
Pitsenbarger & Amick
This site is about the WV line, also descended from Johannes and Eva Amick. See also the Desc. of Abraham Pitsenberger for this line.
The Emigh Database
Donna Kilroyd's Emigh ancestors (PA>NE).


Apperson/Epperson Index
A variety of information including church records, excerpts from books, and an area for queries.
Descendants of Peter Apperson
Melanie Nolan's Apperson pages.


The Bush Family - 1568-1999
Desc. of John Bush b. 1568 in Hampshire England.


Barry Comer's genealogy
Not related to me, but one of the few Comer pages I've found.


Dean Estes pages
Descendants of Nicholas Eastes, b: 1495 Deal, Kent, England.
My Elusive Ancestors
Descendants of Nicholas Estes, born 1495 in Deal, Kent Co., England.


James Eubank's genealogy pages.


Farnsworth Index
Farnsworth One Name Study pages.
Rowan's Farnsworth pages
Descendants of Thomas and Susannah Farnsworth who arrived in America in 1677. Eng>NJ>WV>MO.
Don Norman's Farnsworth page
A page on the WV Farnsworths from Henry. One of the 700 families Norman has documented.
Farnsworth Family Tree Project
Collected Farnsworth genealogy info and Farnsworth Family Newsletter archive.
Farnsworths of Vermont
Farnsworth Family who settled in Vermont, U.S.A. Descendants are traced back to the early American settlements of the 1700s.


Ferguson Home Page
Ferguson Files is a quarterly surname newsletter which hosts query boards at this site.
Clan Fergusson Society
Information on the Perthshire Fergussons.
Clan Fergusson Society of North America
The society has genealogical records submitted by their members. If you join, you are sent information they have on your line. See also Region XII for info on activities in the Pacific Northwest.
Ferguson Genealogy
A page of lineages and queries from the members of the Ferguson-L list.
Ferguson Genealogy
Paul Cales Ferguson site.
Fergusons of Ireland
A variety of information on Fergusons of and from Ireland.


The Harvey Genealogist
A Harvey Surname Resource and Family Organization dedicated to all things Harvey including Harvey Genealogy, Ancestory, History, and lineage.


The Hunt List
Searchable archive and other resources for Hunt researchers
Hunt Archives
Collecting original records and gedcoms from all Hunt lines.
Hunt Family History
The Lineage And Ancestry Of Ralph Hunt of Long Island, New York prepared by Sanford Hunt. surnames and Mitchell J. Hunt summary
Early Northeast U.S. Hunt Families
A variety of New England Hunt lines are followed.


Jones Family Research
Some Jones families of Indiana, Missouri & Texas.
Jones-White family
The Descendants of William Jones, Wales>NC.
Rowan's Jones-Hunt pages
Descendants of Jabez Jones and Nancy (Bean?) Beck, NC>KY>MO.
Keeping up with the Jones's...
A resource for Jones researchers.

Kuykendall information, chat room and more.
Kuykendall Genealogy Page
Genealogy for Coykendall, Kirkendall, Keykendall, Kikendall, Cuykendall, Kuykindolph, Kirkendol, Curkendall, Kuyrkendall, or Kuykendal, including the text of George Benson Kuykendall's 1919 book on the family.


Steve Lacy's Family Homepages
Lots of Lacey/Lacy material, links to other Lacy pages and a site search engine to make it easy to find queries.
Elton & Bonnie Lacey's Family Homepage
Thomas Lacy of VA, de Lacys and more.
Allen Lacy's pages
Descendants of Thomas Lacy who immigrated to Virginia from Wales some time between 1680-1685.


LeMaster Family Page
Descentdants of Abraham Lemaster, who was born between 1636-1639 in Ste. Marie Parish, Isle of Jersey and immigrated to St. Mary's Co., MD.
Bob LaMaster's genealogy pages.


The Lykins Info Site
Bobby Lykin's site has over 35,000 names plus other data and links. For another view of the data see his Family Tree Maker pages
The Likins Family Homepage
Descendants of Peter Nilsson Lycon/Laicon.
Ross Family Generations
Descendants of Nils Laicans.


Moore-L mailing list page
Some back issues of the mailing list for researchers of the surname MOORE anywhere, anytime, any spelling variation.
Mohr, Moore, Maurer Melting Pot
Genealogy and history of Mohr, Moore, Maurer & Mowrer families and the Mohr one-name study, including various spelling variations. Check out the Links.
Moore/Moor Family Genealogy
A page on mostly Alabama Moores.


Poindexter Descendants Association
American descendants of the Poingdestre Family, Isle of Jersey, Channel Islands. George Poingdestre, arrived in the Colony of Virginia in 1657.
Howard J. Poindexter
Howard has written biographical sketches of several Poindexters.


Christina Adams' Quisenberry Tree
Desc. of John Quisenberry, b 1627.
Quisenberry research/Desc. of Humphry Quisenberry
My Southern Family's Quisenberry site.
Descendants of Lord Herman Von Questenberg
Drawing on the work of Anderson Chenault Quisenberry this site details the line.


Stouts in America
Information on both English and German Stout progenitors and their descendants.

Van Der Veer/Vandiver

The Van Der Veer Name
Lots of information on Van der Veers and other variations on the surname.
Vandever, Van De Ver, Vanderver, Vandeveer, Vandevier Research

Genealogy Software and User Groups

Gene Macintosh Genealogy Software
A shareware program for the Mac - GEDCOM compatible.
GEDCOM to HTML translator plus surname registry and webhosting services.
Silicon VAlley PAF Users Group Home Page
PAF user group with over 6,000 members.
Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site
Yes, they are selling their product - but they are offering lots of services as well. Check it out!
PAF Review - Home Page
A newsletter for PAF users with links to shareware add-ons.
Reunion 5.0
Commercial family tree software for Macintosh.

Publishers and Journals

Everton's Genealogical Helper
The Magazine Dedicated To Helping Genealogists Since 1947.
Journal of Online Genealogy
The Journal is a free e-zine which focuses on the use of online resources and techniques in genealogy and family history.
Lineages, Inc.
Several free databases - 1820 pension rolls, VA, KS, Vietnam & Pearl Harbor. Books and other products.
S-K Publications: Your Genealogy Experts on the Web
They sell 1800-1850 Census books - photocopies of the original census pages. They also have a fee-based GEDCOM exchange program.
Westland Publications Genealogy
Specializing in publications is to provide information on immigrant ancestors.


Notable Women Ancestors
A quirky collection of interesting women throughout history.
Deciphering Old Handwriting
An excellent essay on deciphering the handwriting on old records.
Genepool Webring
A webring of genealogical sites.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Check out the State Societies - they often have links to local genealogical resources.

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