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Compiled Genealogies

  • FamilySearch
    Search for family ancestors. Billions of free family tree, family history, ancestry, genealogy and census records.
  • First Settlers of New England
    A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England before 1692 in four searchable volumes.
  • GenForum
    A searchable compilation of genealogy related forums hosted by
  • RootsWeb
    RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest free genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.

Government And Archives

  • United States National Archives
    The National Archives offers insight into the lives of people, their families and our history. Because the records at the National Archives come from every branch of the Federal government, almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community in the archives. Knowing how a person interacted with the government is key to a successful search.

Land And Map Links

  • 1895 State Maps
    Digitized atlas originally printed and copyrighted in 1895 by the Rand McNally Corporation, called: "The New 11 x 14 Atlas of the World". Contains state and county maps for all states and index of towns & cities by state.
  • County Formation Maps
    Links to county formation and state census maps for Ohio and all states.
  • Historical Map Collection
    The David Rumsey Collection includes 18th and 19th century historical North and South American atlases, globes, school geographies, maritime charts, and separate maps including wall, pocket, and manuscript.
  • US Bureau of Land Management
    Provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. Also provides image access to more than three million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908.


  • 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
    Contains information on the 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, including roster, grave sites, maps, monuments, and unit history.
  • Andersonville
    Website of the Andersonville National Historic Site. Offers links to Civil War prisoner lookup pages.
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
    The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration. Other information includes: histories of regiments in both the Union and Confederate Armies, links to descriptions of 384 significant battles of the war, and other historical information. Additional information about soldiers, sailors, regiments, and battles, as well as prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, will be added over time.
  • Early American Wars
    Offers links to military records and research information dating as far back as the Pequot War.
  • Making of America
    Materials accessible here are Cornell University Library's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The project represents a major collaborative endeavor in preservation and electronic access to historical texts
  • Pennsylvania Military Records
    The Pennsylvania State Archives website offers archival records relating to military service in Pennsylvania.
  • Valley Forge National Park
    Valley Forge National Historical Park's website contains directions, events, visitor information, park tours and links to other websites.
  • World War I Indexes & Records
    A directory of online World War I indexes & records
  • World War II Memorial
    The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. Symbolic of the defining event of the 20th Century, the memorial is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. The Second World War is the only 20th Century event commemorated on the National Mall’s central axis.


  • Birthday Calculator
    Calculate birth date from death date on tombstone or death certificate. Also calculates birthdate from census and birthdate from marriage date and age. Begin your genealogy search here. Find your ancestry and build your family tree.
  • Current Value of Old Money
    A frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?" The sources listed on this site are useful in attempting to answer this question.
  • CyndisList
    More than 264,550 genealogy links. 254,900 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 180 categories. Another 9,600+ uncategorized new links in the works.
  • NewsVoyager, hosted by the Newspaper Association of America, is the official gateway to local newspaper sites on the Web
  • Poorhouse Records
    Contains poorhouse records by state and suggestions on how to find poorhouse records.

Vital Records

  • Family Search Digitizing Project
    To obtain digitized images of Ohio Death Certificates 1908-1953 and other vital records information, select the Search tab, followed by Record Research Pilot.
  • US GenWeb Archives
    In June 1996, the USGenWeb Digital Library was developed to present actual transcriptions of public domain records on the Internet.
  • Vital Records Information
    Information about where to obtain vital records such as birth certificates, death records and marriage records from each state, territory and county of the U.S.