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American Family Integration History Center - Ellis Island
Search for immigration records for anyone who passed through Ellis Island. Courtesy of the Ellis Island Foundation.
This commercial site assembles many links to genealogy resources on the web.
Another site that assembles links, but also contains some transcribed records that can be examined without charge.
Christine's Genealogy Website
Discussion forum and also a guide to resources. Includes access to some data, and focuses primarily on Afro-American genealogy.
Cyndi's List
Possibly the largest collection of online links to genealogy related sites, organized and indexed courtesy of genealogist Cyndi Howell. A very valuable resource.
DAR Library
The Daughters of the American Revolution are one of the major collectors of genealogical information in North America. Their library catalog is accessible online, though most of the materials themselves are not online at this time.
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is perhaps the world's largest accumulator of genealogical data. This web site gives free public access to some of their major data files that used to be available only on microfiche.
Family Tree Maker
This is a very commercial site, but does contain useful information as well. Sponsored by a commercial marketer of data on CD-ROM.
Heritage Quest Online
A subscription service provided by Harvard Diggins Library for our patrons, Heritage Quest includes access to US Census data, Revolutionary War records, a large collection of family histories, and the PERSI genealogical index. Anyone may use this resource from terminals inside the library. Home users with a valid Harvard Diggins library card may also use it from their internet connected home computers.
Illinois State Archives
The Illinois State Archives hold information of interest both to historical researchers and to genealogists. This web site is a guide to some of the available resources there.
Internet Genealogical Directory
This site provides links especially useful for genealogical research in French Canada, Belgium, and France.
Web site focused on Jewish genealogy and family history.
McHenry County Historical Society
The MCHS has a library with local history and genealogical data as well as a collection of photos and portraits of early pioneers in the area.
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society
The local organization most concerned with genealogical research in McHenry county.
National Archives and Records Administration
NARA is the official federal government archive in the US. Census, land, and military records are all administered by the National Archives, and made available to the general public at several locations as well as by mail and over the web.
National Genealogical Society
This organization is concerned with promoting and aiding the study of genealogy in the US.
This non-profit web site contains a very large amount of freely accessible information of value to genealogical researchers.
USGenWeb Project
Not for profit website providing data and communication forums for genealogical researchers working on US families.
Vital Records Information
Vital records information: what is it, what dates are covered, how to get it for each state.
World GenWeb Project
A non-profit site providing data and communication forums for international genealogical research.
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