Source Checklist

Genealogy Sources Checklist

The purpose of this page is to provide a checklist of North American genealogy resources and records websites on one convenient page. The sites shown here are generally not limited to a specific time period, or a specific place. If you run your ancestor's name through the checklist of sites below you will end up with an excellent initial survey of what's out there online about your ancestor. All the websites on this page are free, or have a free section. None of the sites will require you to input a credit card in order to view the free part of their databases. 

 


    2. Wiki's
    1.   Wikipedia
    2.   We Relate   

      3. Books and Manuscripts, with readable books
      1.   Google Books
      2.   Internet Archives Genealogy Collection
      3.   HathiTrust
      4.   LDS Family Search - Family History Books

      5.   Heritage Quest Books (Library card)
      6.    Genealogy Gophers
      7.   Genealogy Book Links
      8.   Early Canada Online
      9.   Canadiana Discovery Portal


      4. Books and Manuscripts, catalog index only
        1.   WorldCat
          1.   LDS Family Search - Catalog
          2.   D.A.R. Library
            1.   NEHGS

              1.   Every Name Index.com

                    5. Periodicals, with readable journals
                      1.   Google Scholar
                      2.   JSTOR
                         

                        6. Periodicals, catalog index only
                          1.   PERSI
                            (Library card)
                          2.     Hait and Henderson's State Genealogy Journals
                          3.   BCGS's Provincial Gen. Society Journals


                            8. Message Boards, Mailing Lists, and Query Boards
                              1.   Roots Web Message Boards
                                1.   Roots Web Mailing Lists
                                  1.   GenForum
                                    1.   Cousin Connect



                                        11. Land
                                          1.    Historic Mapworks

                                          2.   BLM GLO

                                            12. Immigration
                                              1.   Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild
                                              2.   The Ships List
                                                1.   Castle Garden
                                                  (1820-1892)
                                                  1.   Ellis Island
                                                    (1892-1924)
                                                  2.   BYU Immigrant Ancestors Project
                                                  3.    USCIS (Info only)


                                                      13. Census Images and Transcriptions
                                                        1.   CensusLinks.com
                                                        2.   USGenWeb Census Project
                                                        3.   Internet Archive US Census Images
                                                        4.   Heritage Quest Censuses (Library card)



                                                        14. Government Archives

                                                          15. Searchable Free Family Trees
                                                              1.   LDS Family Search - Family Tree
                                                                1.   Roots Web 'World Connect' Family Trees


                                                                  16. Surname Search Engines
                                                                      1.   Genealogy In Time
                                                                      2.   Mocavo

                                                                        17. Images
                                                                          1.   Google Images
                                                                            1.   Bing Images
                                                                              1.   Dead Fred
                                                                                1.   Ancient Faces
                                                                                2.   Family Old Photos
                                                                                  1.  
                                                                                    Flikr



                                                                                  18. Miscellaneous
                                                                                  1.  
                                                                                    RYRWPA - Bible Records
                                                                                  2.   D.A.R. Bible Records

                                                                                  3.   Sampubco Wills
                                                                                  4.   Online Military Indexes and Records





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                                                                                  This page last updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
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