Short List of Genealogical Web Sites

LDS Family History:
  • · Search for ancestors in the IGI, Ancestral File and various other databases.
  • · Learn about how to conduct genealogical research
  • · Order Family History materials and software
  • · Submit names for temple, coordinate work, etc
  • · Search records – location of records from indexing

Free Sites:

Cyndi's List
  • · This is the premier miscellaneous genealogical research site on the Internet. This is must site to visit and to bookmark. You will return!
  • · This site has thousands upon thousands of potential links to other sites all arranged by topics, etc.
  • · You can have Cyndi post your web site address at her site.
  • · If you are interested, Cyndi posts information on how to put up a web site.

  • · This is the Internet’s oldest and largest genealogical web site.
  • · This site plays host to many of the other family history sites on the Internet such as Cyndi’s.
  • · Rootsweb has search engines that will provide the user with the ability to survey a variety of databases, lists, and archives that are available at this and other sites.
  • · Many of the sources available at this site are invaluable to the genealogical researcher.

The USGenWeb Project
  •   Every state and every county in the United States is being covered by this project to provide genealogical data and help on what is available in each area.
  • · Able to post queries and surname research data at the county level in each state.
  • · Most counties will post your email address and some post your web site address as a link.
  • · This is a massive project with unlimited possibilities.

The WorldGenWeb Project
  • · This is to the world what the USGenWeb project is to genealogical research in the United States.
  • · The world is divided into eleven geographical regions and those are subdivided even further.
  • · This is a site that will only get better and better as the years go on. It will eventually become a must site just like the USGenWeb site has become.

National Archives and Records Admin
  • · Information about information held by the National Archives.
  • · Naturalization records for foreign-born ancestors.

Ellis Island

  • · Ellis Island Immigration Data

Access Genealogy

  • · Free site with large emphasis on Native American research.


  • · .Free online hub for African American research

Commercial Sites:

My Family

  • · Place to put up a family web page. Have a trial for free.

  • · This is a commercial site that offers a large number of databases.
  • · This site, too, has millions of names and is growing. Worth checking out.
  • · Potential to add your research.
  • · For a subscription, this site has census images available on line.
  • · Also offers free trial subscriptions for 14 days

World Vital Records

  • · A commercial site that was established by the original founder of
  • · Databases include early LDS records, early newspapers and more international records.
  • · Subscription price is relatively inexpensive
  • · Includes access to the Everton website records (Everton was one of the earliest database sites created. Contains much info submitted by others.)
  • · Available at Family History Centers

  • · A commercial site that covers images from the National Archives
  • · Digitizes the records the government can't afford to: documents about the Revolutionary War, Civil War and both World Wars, historical newspapers, naturalization documents and more.
  • · Available at Family History Centers

Genealogy Bank
  • · A commercial site that focuses on newspapers and obituaries
  • · Large collection of historical newspapers and historical books..
  • · Has Social Security Death Index

Utility Sites:


  • · The largest genealogy message board site that allows you to work with others online.
  • · Over 1.5 million messages already on GenForum.
  • · You can access specific surnames, states, countries, and general topics.

Hamrick Software
  • · Insert surname & get a map of distribution of that surname in the U.S

Family Treemaker

  • · Online Classes in Genealogy--many topics—Excellent

Vital Records
  • · Links to information to order vital records in the U.S
  • · Can also order vital records online with credit card

Multnomah County Library
  • · Multnomah county library
  • · Access to census records through Heritage Quest
  • · Other databases
  • · Need a library card to log in

National Genealogical Society- US
  • · Suggestions for Beginners & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  • · Information about genealogy conferences

Genealogy Links
  • · Over 6,000 links to ship's passenger lists, church records, cemetery transcriptions, military records and censuses for USA, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.
  • · Mormon genealogy censuses

Genealogy information
  • · Information on various genealogical topics
  • · Links to websites

Mac Genealogy
  • · Resources for mac users

Family Tree Magazine

  • · Education resources, best website listing

BYU Continuing Education
  • · Free family history classes 

Fun Site:
Time capsules

  • · What happened on a specific date