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Genealogy Resources

Ancestor Help

Online collection of family documents, naturalization and immigration records, and military muster rolls.

Books We Own

Volunteer-run resource and online service for international genealogical research.


Resource for family historians searching for ancestors involved in the 19th Century Chartist movement in the UK.

Colonial Ancestors Database

Contributor-built repository of colonial genealogy records and history information.


Presents answers to genealogy questions, books, podcasts, blogs, articles, and lessons.

Web archive of genealogy records and digitized historical documents from various sources such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, and census records.


Online family tree builder that also maps out surname distributions across the United States and Europe.


Genealogy site created for individuals or families who are researching their roots in South Africa.

Family Relatives

Offers family records for Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

Famous Roots

Presents the family trees of several deceased celebrities or famous people. With links to other related resources.

Genealogical Journeys in Time

Provides a wide range of genealogy and surname resources, guides, links, and research tips.

Genealogy Help

Site dedicated to helping genealogists of all skill levels in improving their research skills.

Genealogy Images of History

Growing compilation of scanned images of articles published in magazines, newspapers, and books featuring people from the past.


Genealogy resource offering unlimited uploads, family tree merging, and collaborative genealogical projects.


Compilation of genealogy seminar and family research resources.


Directory of genealogy lookup volunteers. With forms, information on rules for volunteers, and related links.


Online platform for creating private family networks. Enables the building of genealogical family trees and the uploading of GEDCOM files, photos, and documents.

Irish Roots

Guide for finding Irish ancestry and the origins of Irish surnames.

Italian Genealogy Online

Comprehensive Italian ancestry resource. Links to surname searches, different Italian dialects, and a variety of tips for successful researching.

Know Thy Place

Professional archaeologists that work to decode Ireland's past and makes family genealogies come alive.

Live Root

Genealogy search engine featuring more than 239,000 resources catalogued.

Look to the Past

Genealogy and historical preservation resource focusing on Missouri records. Also offers records for Kansas, Illinois, and surrounding states.

Offers free genealogy tools, relationship calculators, charts, and terminology definitions.

One-Step Webpages

Portal for online genealogy offering a simpler and shorter way for searching genealogical data available on the web.

Ship Index

Genealogy resource with an index to ships in books. Free access to 143,937 entries with premium access to even more.

Your Family Tree

Provides information on genealogy and ancestry along with a useful resource for researching family history.

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