Genealogical Websites This is a selection of websites that may be useful in your research. They may change without notice or the site address may change. Adoption: http://www.adoption.com/ This database is dedicated to helping an adoptee and willing biological parents find each other. AGLL (American Genealogy Lending Library): http://www.cyndislist.com/lib-lending.htm AGLL is the American Genealogical Lending Library. It is a private (family owned) company that is a great asset to those trying to do Genealogy in an area without access to an LDS Family History Center, and to those who are homebound. From their catalog: "AGLL was established to provide libraries, genealogical and historical societies and other institutions with a low cost and efficient microfilm circulation and sales service." AGLL publishes a fairly large catalog in 2 volumes (and on disk) listing all of the microfilm and fiche that you can buy or rent from them. Volume I contains the Federal Census Films 1790-1910, and Soundex Indexes. Volume II contains Early Military Records, US Ship Passenger Lists, Federal Mortality Schedules, State Census Records, Vital Records Collections, Family and County Histories and all other records in the AGLL collection. Before AGLL, only LDS Family History Centers had films circulating for us to use. AGLL made them available to our Genealogical Libraries. NOW there is also AGLLA (The American Genealogical Lending Library Association) that "was established to provide INDIVIDUALS with a low cost and efficient microfilm sales and circulation service...for use in the privacy of their homes." AGLL (American Genealogical Lending Library) P.O. Box 244 Bountiful, Utah 84010 (801)298-5358 Bible Archives: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/2403/index.html This site contains an archive of thousands of names found in family bibles. Canada GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~canwgw/ The Canada GenWeb Project is based on the USGenWeb Project; the purpose of The GenWeb Projects is to create a global library for genealogy research on the Web. Canada researchers are very fortunate in that there is already an enormous amount of Canadian information available on the Internet. The role of the Canada GenWeb Project is to assist researchers in locating this information, as well as to add to the existing online data. Cyndi’s List http://www.cyndislist.com/ This is on of the better sites on the Internet. You can spend hours searching the various sites listed. There is a list of libraries, archives, and museum websites worldwide. Maps, Gazetteers, and geological information can also be found here. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS): http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss 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 site also includes histories of 384 significant battles of the war. American Civil War Research Database: www.civilwardata.com Has a $25 fee for Soldier's records: 4,263,692 Civil War regimental rosters: 4,639; Regimental chronicles: 3,279; Officer profiles: 1,010; Civil War Soldier Photographs: 15,800 Civil War battle synopses: 3,386; US Civil War Center: http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/ The Center publishes the Civil War Book Review online and promotes use of research materials at LSU and elsewhere to further study of the Civil War. The Center is not a museum or library, but facilitates preservation of Civil War documents and artifacts by putting potential donors in touch with libraries, archives, and museums dedicated to preserving America’s cultural heritage. US Army Center for Military History: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/default.htm The Center of Military History traces its functional lineage to the Civil War era. An 1864 congressional authorization for the War Department to collect and publish the military records of the Civil War resulted in the appearance of 131 volumes of documents and maps between 1880 and 1901—a collection that remains an essential source for the study of that great national conflict. In a separate project, the War Department between 1870 and 1888 published a study (two volumes in six books) of the Union Army's medical experience, the first official histories of the U.S. Army. Colonial Williamsburg: http://colonialwilliamsburg.org This is a great site for researches and historians who wish to obtain information on everyday life during the colonial era. Everton’s Genealogical Helper: http://www.everton.com This site is the Everton Publishing Company and contains links and a searchable data base and free genealogy center for genealogy research. Family Research http://www.familytreeresearch.com Has links to other web sites and free stuff. http://www.familysearch.org The Church of the Latter-Day Saints provides this research site. The database contains the following research tools: Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Military Death Index (Korea and Vietnam only), and Family History Library Catalog. They even have FREE downloadable Family History Software. Family Tree Maker www.familytreemaker.com Go to FTM user forum on the right side of the page. http://www.genhomepage.com/ The link “What’s Really New in WWW Genealogy Pages” have many interesting links to research data. There are research tips, maps, and family genealogy homepages. http://www.electricscotland.com/ The main purpose of the site is to help educate our visitors on the history of Scotland, the Scots and Scots-Irish, as well as people and places of Scottish descent. This means you'll get to learn about the history of the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scottish Borders, Central Scotland and the Scots who lived there. Genealogy Today: http://www.genealogytoday.com/ This site offers a selection of both free and fee-based databases (clearly marked with a dollar sign). The name indexes of all fee- based databases can be searched without a subscription. National Archives Research: http://www.archives.gov/index.html Primarily this web site provides research tools, such as microfilm indexes and finding aids, articles and information on where to find the records and how to access them. However, there are a few exceptions. Below are some of the records of genealogical interest that are available on the web site. Casualty lists for the Korean and Vietnam Wars Selected Chinese exclusion lists Fugitive Slave Case Papers, 1850 - 1860 and Petitions Filed Under the Fugitive Slave Act (Fugitive Slave Petition Book), 1850-1860, Search in ARC Fort Smith, Arkansas: 50,000 Criminal Case Files, Search in ARC Appointments and Oaths of U.S. Marshals and Deputy Marshals, 1864-1912, Search in ARC Alien Registration Affidavits from the U.S. District Court, Phoenix Division, Search in ARC Chinese Exclusion Act files, Search in ARC Sample Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, ca. 1800 - ca. 1900, Search in ARC Records of Death and Interment at Camp Nelson, KY, 1864- 1865, Search in ARC Sample Case Files of Members, Battle Mountain Sanitarium, 1907-1934, Search in ARC Spanish-American War Compiled Military Service Records for 1,235 "Rough Riders", Search in ARC State Summaries of War Casualties for the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard during World War II, 1946, Search in ARC World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel, 1946, Search in ARC Dawes Rolls Index and Final Rolls, Search in ARC Casualty lists for WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War, Search in AAD (Access to Archives Databases) Prisoner of War lists from WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War, Search in AAD Passenger lists into the Port of New York, 1846-1851, the "Famine Irish data files", Search in AAD Japanese-American Internee File, 1942 - 1946, Search in AAD Records of Duty Locations for Naval Intelligence Personnel, 1942 - 1945, Search in AAD Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Death Records, 1979 - 1991, Search in AAD Records of Awards and Decorations of Honor During the Vietnam Conflict, 10/1968 - 12/1972, Search in AAD Note: The National Archives has a subscription to Ancestry Library and Heritage Quest, which have digitized many of NARA's holdings with genealogical interest, and made them available online. There is unlimited access to these services, free- of-charge, from any NARA facility nationwide. German Roots: http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/ This site contains a directory of links to a wide variety of German research. Heritage Quest: www.heritagequest.com This has both free and fee-based information. If you have a Lee County Library Card, you can access the site for FREE. http://lee-county.com/library/ref/history.htm Hispanic Links www.hispanicgenealogy.comThis site will connect to other site on the Internet. International Internet Genealogical Society: http://www.iigs.org/ Dedicated to: The promotion and maintenance of genealogical resources through the medium of the Internet; The encouragement of ethical genealogical practices and accurate research; and The promotion of international cooperation among genealogists throughout the world. Irish Research: www.nationalarchives.ie The National Archives holds the records of the modern Irish state which document its historical evolution and the creation of their national identity. Italian Research: http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/ This site presents a broad selection of articles and resources for research of Italian families. Jewish Research: http://www.jewishgen.org/ The primary Internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide. Land Records www.glorecords.blm.gov This site provides image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Images of Serial patents (land titles issued between 1908 and the mid-1960's) have been added to this web site. National Genealogical Society www.ngsgenealogy.org\ The National Genealogical Society is an indispensable resource for genealogists and family historians seeking excellence in educational offerings, publications and materials, research and research guidance, and opportunities to interact with others. National Archives of Canada www.archives.ca This website has been designed to provide optimal access to Library and Archives Canada resources for both the experienced researcher and the general user. Rootsweb Genealogical Data www.rootsweb.com This website contains useful sections for beginners and access to a wide variety of mailing lists and chat rooms. Social Security Search http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com A direct link to the Rootsweb site and a great source of birth and death dates. State Records www.vitalrec.com This web site provides information on how to obtain vital records (such as birth certificates, death records, marriage licenses and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States. http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_vitals/cadeathm.htm Free access to death records in California. United Kingdom and Ireland Genealogy www.genuki.org.uk This site is for research in the British Isles. United States GenWeb Project www.usgenweb.net Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level. World GenWeb Project http://www.worldgenweb.org/ The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for worldwide access. An excellent site. United States Veterans Administration and National Cemetery Administration http://www.cem.va.gov/ This site has a national gravesite locator and is searchable with a last name.