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Social Security Death Index (SSDI) : The Death Master File from the Social Security Administration (SSA) contains over 77 million records of deaths that have been reported to SSA.
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1840 US Federal Pensioners Census. Search or browse.

1850 United States Census : Search Population Schedules - Browse Population Schedules - Search Mortality Schedules - Browse Mortality Schedules - Search Slave Schedules - Browse Slave Schedules

1860 United States Census Search

1870 United States Census : Search or browse images.

US 1880, British and Canadian 1881 Censuses

1880 U.S. Census Index - African Born Blacks & Mulattos

1900 United States Census Search. Also browsable.

United States Census Population Schedules 1910. The 1910 census covers 95 to 97 percent of the population.

US Cemetery Records Online.

Digital Library of Free Surname Books : Mainly U.S. published genealogies.

American Genealogy. Being a history of some of the early settlers of North America and their descendants, from their first emigration to the present time with their intermarriages and collateral branches including notices of prominent families and distinguished individuals with anecdotes, reminiscences, traditions, sketches of the founding of cities, villages, manors, and progerssive improvements of the county from its wilderness state to the present era illustratde by genealogical tables. Free online edition of this book by Jerome B. Holgate published in 1851.

Seamen's Protection Certificate Register Database (U.S.). The data (sailor names, ages, birth and residences places) included on these pages is taken from the original "Registers of Seamen's Protection Certificates" issued at the Custom Houses of Fall River, Gloucester, Salem, New Haven, Newport, and Marblehead. There are entries for 23,436 certificates issued from 1796-1871.

USGenWeb Archives Marriage Project. This project endeavors to provide actual transcriptions of Marriage Applications, and other Marriage Records, as found recorded in county court houses and state archives.

The US Tombstone Transcription Project : Misc. cemetery transcriptions listed by state.

The USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project. Misc. obituary transcriptions listed by state.

Obituaries Today. Internet Obituary and Memorial Source (USA and Canada).

Obituaries 101. Links to recent newspaper obituaries broken out by state.

The USGenWeb Census Project Completed Transcirptions. The USGenWeb Census Project is an all-volunteer project to transcribe census records in a standard format in order to make them available to genealogical researchers on the Internet. This is a directory of the thousands of transcriptions currently online, sorted by State and by County.

Brigham Young University Family History Archives. Access to a repository of histories created by families to record and celebrate the lives of their ancestors.

Online American Names Directory. A collection of names being researched by family historians.

How Many of Me?. How many people in the United States share your name? Enter it and find out how many of you there are.

Who Attended the 1621 First Thanksgiving?

Circuit Rider Database. The purpose of this database is to compile information on the early pastors in pioneer churches all over the United States--circuit riders as well as those who stayed at one station (pre-1920), otherwise known as a "settled pastor." This will allow researchers to track that pastor from church to church, county to county, and state to state.

US Biographies Project. This page was created to provide a single entry point to all the biography projects.

USGenWeb Archives Search Engine : Nationwide Search or search by State. The USGenWeb Archives are a "virtual library" of historical documents that have been transcribed and donated by folks like you. you may find items such as wills, obituaries, letters, biographical sketches, county and township histories, census, cemeteries, etc. This will vary by state and county, dependant upon what has been submitted.

The Church Records Project of the USGenWeb Archives Project. This project and its all-volunteer staff are dedicated to free, online access to church records for the general public.

The Immigrant Ancestors Project. The Immigrant Ancestors Project, sponsored by the Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University, uses emigration registers to locate information about the birthplaces of immigrants in their native countries, which is not found in the port registers and naturalization documents in the destination countries. Volunteers working with scholars and researchers at Brigham Young University are creating a database of millions of immigrants based on these emigration registers.

The Immigrant Servants Database. The Immigrant Servants Database is a project designed to help Americans trace the European origins of their colonial ancestors. Historians estimate that over 75% of colonists who settled South of New England financed their voyages to the New World as indentured servants, convict servants, and redemptioners. This project aims to identify all immigrants described by these terms in American and European sources from 1607 through 1820 and to reconstruct their lives and families. It is predicted that over 100,000 immigrant servants will be identified.

The Family Group Sheet Project (USA). Charts that have been submitted by visitors.

List of Colonial Immigrants (pdf document) The names of the seventeenth-century immigrants whose Plantagenet ancestry is the subject of the book Plantagenet Ancestry - A Study in Medieval and Colonial Families (Royal Ancestry), together with several immigrants after 1701 who have been incidentally noted in the text or a footnote.This book is available from (United States), (United Kingdom) and (Canada)

Name Index to the book Plantagenet Ancestry - A Study in Medieval and Colonial Ancestry (Royal Ancestry) (pdf document). This book is available from (United States), (United Kingdom) and (Canada)

1871 Southern Claims Commission Disallowed Claims Index

NARA's Access to Archival Database (AAD) : AAD gives you online access to a selection of nearly 50 million historic electronic records created by more than 20 U.S. federal agencies on a wide range of topics.

Family Tree Legends Records Collection. Now 100% FREE!

USGenWeb Lineage Researcher Pages : Lists researchers who are looking for descendants of one particular ancestor who must have lived in the US at one time and must have been born before December 31 1850.

Freedman Bank Records 1865-1874. Name index and images of registers for 67,000 people who opened accounts in the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company.

Freedmen's Bureau Records Relating to Murders and Outrages 1865-1868 : Most of the reports pertain to crimes committed by whites against freedmen, but crimes of whites against whites, freedmen against freedmen, and freedmen against whites were also reported. Area covered : Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D. C.

Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedmen's Saving and Trust Company 1865 - 1874

Search AfriGeneas African Ancestored Genealogy

A Partial Listing of Negroes Lynched in the United States since 1859.

The Lynching Century : African Americans who Died in Racial Violence in the United States 1865 - 1965. From 1865 to 1965 more than 6,000 African-Americans died in racial violence in the United States. This inventory includes the names of around 2400 of the African-Americans who were lynched in the United States from 1865 to 1965.

USF Africana Heritage Project Records Database. The mission of the University of South Florida (USF) Africana Heritage Project is to rediscover documents that document the names and lives of slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and make that information available on the Internet site for free.

Slave Archival Collection Databases Of The International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 : Search an assortment of trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, examinations of cases and decisions, proceedings, journals, and other works of historical importance.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1897-1910. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

United States Genealogy Search at GeneaNet

Slavery Petitions Database : Legislative petitions offer immediate testimony on a broad range of subjects by a variety of southerners--black and white, slave and free, slave owner and non-slave owner, women and men--over nearly a century of time. all except a few petitions are from seven states: Delaware, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Index to the book New England Captives Taken to Canada Between 1677 and 1760 During the French and Indian Wars by Emma Lewis Coleman and published by The Southworth Press, Portland, Maine, in 1925.

Early American Pioneers Held Captive or Killed by Indians

Official Federal Land Patent Records : Live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, and image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. : A searchable public database that collects and analyzes migration data in the United States, providing migration patterns for genealogical, historical and educational research.

U.S. Pioneer Industrialist Database. Often the first enterprising business established in a pioneer community was a mill to grind corn and wheat. Almost simultaneously a shopkeeper opened a store in the front room of his home to supply settlers with much needed staples. Taverns were needed to provide shelter for weary travelers making their way to their new pioneer homes. Was your ancestor a miller, whose brother was also a miller in a nearby county, like their father had been a miller in a different state? With the results of contributions to this database researchers can easily track this type of family business.

American Casualties at Pearl Harbor. This is an index to the 2,408 American casualties during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

US Public Records Online : An information portal to official state websites

Name Index to the book Fifty Years on the Mississippi. Lists many Riverboat Captains. 700+ entries.

Roots of the Sixty Colonists : F.L.Weis collected a set of lines from sixty colonists, who came from New England between 1623 and 1650. These lines are entries into the world of higher nobility of Europe.

Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England before 1692 by James Savage. Originally Published Boston, 1860-1862.

A Genealogical Cross Index of the Four Volumes of the Genealogical Dictionary of James Savage. Digitized edition of this book by O. P. Dexter published in 1884.

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project. This Plymouth Colony Archive presents a collection of fully searchable texts, including: court records, colony laws, seventeenth century journals and memoirs, probate inventories, wills, town plans, maps, and fort plans; research and seminar analyses of numerous topics; biographical profiles of selected colonists and more.

Records of the Colony of New Plymouth: Division of Land, 1623

The Division of Cattle, 1627 recorded in the Plymouth Colony Records. Contains the names all the members of each household, including women and children.

Guide to similar surnames : for use in the Adjutant-General's Office, War Department. Free online edition of this booklet published in 1920.

First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1988. Researchers now have access to the complete text of Rabbi Stern's monumental volume that was published in 1991.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - 2005 (pdf documents)

Historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington D.C.. Search or browse obituaries, death notices, death certificates, interment lists, gravestone photos, family histories, and more.

National Obituary Archive. Over 55 million records (United States).

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund : Search for a Fallen Officer.

U.S. National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Memorial. Names and brief biographies of the men and women of America's EMS systems who have made the ultimate sacrifice and given their lives in the line of duty.

USFA: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Database

International Group Sheets with US connections

Genealogy of the US Presidents This database is a web browsable version of the published Gedcom of the genealogy of the US Presidents. The data was extracted from the book published by Funk & Wagnell's called "The Presidents".

Master Index to Presidents Genealogical Data - ordered by lastname

Bible Records Online.

The Jonestown and Peoples Temple Tragedy of 1978 : Lists of those who died in Jonestown and Georgetown, 18 November 1978; those who survived in Jonestown and Georgetown; those who have died since 18 November 1978; and those who died in Jonestown before 18 November 1978. On November 18, 1978 in Guyana a U.S. Congressman was assassinated, along with four other individuals, at a jungle airstrip; these tragic killings were followed by the mass suicides/murders of 900 men, women, and children, all members of the Peoples Temple, a religious group based in California which moved to Guyana in the late 1970s.

Great Lakes Maritime Personnel Online Database

Biographical Directory of Federal Judges : The Biographical Directory of Federal Judges provides information about all judges who have served since 1789 on the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Supreme Court, and the former U.S. Circuit Courts.

US Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975)

The Salem Witchcraft Papers The 1692 Salem Witch Trials: Search the complete court documents and the lists of accusers, defenders, accused, "afflicted" girls, jurors, Puritan ministers, and judges

Approved Ancestors of the Associated Daughters of Early American Witches

The Farber Gravestone Collection. This is an unusual resource containing over 13,500 images documenting the sculpture on more than 9,000 gravestones, most of which were made prior to 1800, in the Northeastern part of the United States. The late Daniel Farber of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Jessie Lie Farber, were responsible for the largest portion of the collection. This online version is sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society.

Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters : List of Approved Ancient Planters. The term "Ancient Planter" is applied to those persons who arrived in Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three years, paid their passage, and survived the massacre of 1622. They received the first patents of land in the new world as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618 for their personal adventure.

Trade Goods : Biographies, histories and genealogies of traders, merchants, chiefs, officers, voyageurs of the mid-North American fur trade prior to the 1840's.

Postmaster Finder. A database of most United States postmasters appointed after 1986 and some postmasters appointed before 1986.

U.S. Surname Distribution: Enter a surname into the form and you'll get a map of the United States showing the distribution of people with this surname within the United States in 1850, 1880, 1920 or 1990.

GENS-US Surname map. Type in a surname and get a map of the United States showing the distribution of this surname within the 50 States.

Search Archiving Early America Historic Documents from 18th Century America

AFRA Pedigree Tables. Between 1990-1992, the American Family Records Association [AFRA], published their members' ahnentafel charts in six volumes entitled AFRA Pedigree Tables. These charts are now searchable online on the Mid-Continent Public Library web site.

U.S. Ship Register Search 1857-1900. Search for a vessel or a shipmaster. You may also browse register lists included in the database.

The Political Graveyard. The Web Site That Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried. Nearly 200,000 US Politicians, Judges, Diplomats listed. A comprehensive source of U.S. political biography

Livingston's Law Register 1851. Containing the name, post office, county and state of every lawyer in the United States. Digitized edition of this directory published by The Merchants' Union Law Company.

Data contributed by RootsWeb users: Birth Records - Book Indexes - Cemetery Records - Census records - Church Records - City Directory records - Death records - Marriage Records - Newspaper Indexes - Obituary Records - School Alumni Lists - Atlas/Gazetteer Indexes

Search American Life Histories This collection includes 2,900 documents representing the work of over 300 writers from 24 states. Written from 1936 to 1940.

List of Territorial Official Appointments, 1789-1872 (United States)

Popular Given Names in the US, 1801-1999

Riders of the Pony Express. "Wanted : Young, skinny, wiry fellows, not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Irish welcome to apply."

Pony Express Riders

Roster of Personnel from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the American West, 1804-1806

A Roster of the Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Northwest (1804)

Where the Stars Are Buried

The Internet Broadway Database : The official archival database for Broadway theatre information. The IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics.

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present

The Library of Virginia Coat of Arms Index collection : This finding aid indexes 32 published sources containing information and illustrations pertaining to family coats of arms.

USGenNet's Safe-Site Searches Search USGenNet's entire web site

Making of America : Search Cornell University's digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints, for a total of over 900,000 pages.

Search All American Memory Collections: A multimedia collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, moving pictures, and text from the Library of Congress Americana collections.

The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources 1745-1799 : More than 17,400 papers in 37 volumes plus two volumes of indexes are now oline.

1820 U.S. Pension List. Names of Persons placed on the Pension Roll of the United States, under the act of the 18th of March, 1818; showing the rank and line in which each served (16,067 pensioners)

Information Wanted : A Database of Advertisements for Irish Immigrants Published in the Boston Pilot. From October 1831 through October 1921, the Boston Pilot newspaper printed a “Missing Friends” column with advertisements from people looking for “lost” friends and relatives who had emigrated from Ireland to the United States. This extraordinary collection of more than 31,438 records is available here as a searchable online database, which contains a text record for each ad that appeared in the Pilot.

Notable Ancestors Lineage Societies accept members based upon lineal descent from a specific group of ancestors, this list provides the names of some of those ancestors and the society that may accept you if you are able to prove direct descent.

Deed Data Pool. Download deed files contributed by users. Mainly deeds from Virginia, but also from Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

DAR Library Online Catalog : The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library is one of the largest genealogical library in the world. What is unique about their online catalog is that the DAR Library cataloging staff makes extensive subject tracings to identify the major families mentioned in every family history or genealogy processed into the collection. To search for your surnames of interest, select SUBJECT from the drop down box and then just type in a surname.

DAR Genealogical Research System. The DAR GRS is a combination of several databases created in recent years to organize the large quantity of information that the DAR has collected since its inception in 1890.

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prison Inmate Locator. The database includes all Federal inmates from 1982 to present.

Scots and Scots Descendant in America. Free online edition of this book by D. MacDougall published in 1917.

Mennonite Archives : Obituaries 1864-2005. Nearly 75,000 obituaries from the Herald of Truth (1864-1908), the Gospel Witness (1905-1908), the Gospel Herald (1908-1998), The Mennonite (1998-2005), and the Mennonite Weekly Review (1897-2005).

Biographical Sketches of Deceased Clery and Laypeople published in the Universalist Register 1862-1882 (United States)

Lutheran Roots Family Registry. Use the "Lutheran Roots" Family Registry to research family names. Scan current names listed to see if you can offer information to another genealogy buff, or list your family name to see if someone can help you.

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia - Ancestors List. This genealogy database has been developed from the family history data submitted by members of AHSGR.

Mormon Pioneer Search

Unclaimed The purpose of this web site is to provide information to the public regarding a deceased loved one for whom next of kin has never been located.

Family Old Photos. Over 9000 photos, representing more than 20000 surnames.

Ancestor Archive : Photos found in antique stores, flea markets, and other sources, are posted on this site to return them to their families for free.

Dead Fred - Genealogy Photo Archives. The Archive contains nearly 20,000 surnames. If you find a relative and the photo is owned by, they will send it to you free!

The Erie Railroad, Linking Chicago and Jersey City-New York : Misc. records extracted from Company and employee magazines, some dating back to the 1850s : employee rosters, retirements, obituaries, photo index, and much more.

The Frisco Employee Cards (Saint Louis - San Francisco Railway). These employee cards, dating from 1940 forward, include the employee's name, address, birth date, race, gender, parents' names, location of assignment and job title. Not all Frisco employees are represented.

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