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[Located in Category: Miscellaneous]
Everything you wanted to know about alien registration. A PDF from the National Archives tells you who, when, where and why.
[Located in Category: Naturalization & Citizenship]
Church records are at the center of Archion’s activities. The portal makes it possible to search for your ancestors in original sources from anywhere in the world and at any time of day – and from the comfort of your own home.
[Located in Category: German Research]
This site is in German, but much of the main page can be figured out. Lots of links and resources for German ancestors.
[Located in Category: German Research]
Government website detailing the instructions given to the U.S. Marshalls that performed the federal census. Instructions for each census year are listed separately. Great resource to understand why some of the information on the census form doesn't match what you know about your family.
[Located in Category: Beginning Genealogy]
An awesome resource for newspapers! All digitization funded by donors. See the list of donors on the site.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
This county was established on October 29, 1801, created from Grainger and Hawkins counties and extended the southern boundary to Anderson County. It was named for Virginia tidewater aristocrat William Charles Coleman Claiborne, one of the first judges of the Superior Court and one of the first representatives in U.S. Congress from Tennessee. The county seat is located at Tazewell, TN.
[Located in Category: Kentucky/Tennesee]
Claiborne County Historical & Genealogy Society in Tennessee. Links and resources available.
[Located in Category: Kentucky/Tennesee]
Index to various Cleveland newspaper obituaries.
[Located in Category: Ohio Records]
The Columbus News Index (CNI)Obituary Search is an index of the Columbus Dispatch obituaries from 1931 thru 1997. The asterisk (*) can be used at the end of a name as a substitute for any number of characters (Field* will display results for Field, Fields, and Fielding).
[Located in Category: Ohio Records]
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
This is a list of online newspaper archives and some magazines and journals, including both free and pay wall blocked digital archives. Most are scanned from microfilm into pdf, gif or similar graphic formats and many of the graphic archives have been indexed into searchable text databases utilizing optical character recognition (OCR) technology.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
Tons of newspapers and you can browse the list of papers available. Papers from around the world.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
Eloise Cemetery was the name applied to cemeteries used by the Eloise hospital complex located in what is now Westland, Michigan. The patients buried in the cemetery were from the Infirmary Division, the William P. Seymour General Hospital, the T.B. Sanitarium and the Eloise Hospital (Psychiatric Division). There are no tombstones on the graves, only numbered markers indicating a burial. Many have Find A Grave memorials thanks to dedicated volunteers. (Wikipedia)
[Located in Category: Cemetery Indexes]
FEEFHS was organized in 1992 as The Federation of East European Family History Societies, an international organization to promote genealogical research in Eastern and Central Europe without any ethnic, religious, or social distinctions. Originally set as an umbrella organization for societies with similar interests, the organization changed their name in 2014 to The Foundation for East European Family History Studies with a new focus.
[Located in Category: Eastern European]
Free UK Genealogy provides free, online access to family history records. We work with a team of dedicated volunteers to create high-quality transcriptions of public records from governmental sources, parish churches, and other trusted institutions.
[Located in Category: United Kingdom]
The French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan (FCHSM) was organized in 1980 as an educational, historical, cultural, and genealogical non-profit organization, committed to make people aware of the rich culture and history of French Canadians in North America.
[Located in Category: French-Canadian]
Search more than thirty-seven million newspaper pages for free.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
Guide to German language, handwriting and script.
[Located in Category: German Research]
You can search for death records from 1930 and marriage records from 1963 in Genesee County, MICHIGAN.
[Located in Category: Death Indexes/Records]
Info on burial practices in Germany.
[Located in Category: German Research]
German naming practices explained.
[Located in Category: German Research]
Gives lots of results, including less formal translations and slang terms.
[Located in Category: German Research]
Another site for folks beginning their journey in genealogy. Lots of links and suggestions for research. Thanks to Tim for the link!
[Located in Category: Beginning Genealogy]
A great German dictionary that has archaic terminology not found in other dictionaries. In German, so a German to English translation will be needed.
[Located in Category: German Research]
Grosse Pointe Public Library Obituary Database From the Grosse Pointe News and Grosse Pointe Review
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
A guide to getting started in genealogy with links to many sources. Thanks to Tim for the link!
[Located in Category: Beginning Genealogy]
E-Book and Quick Reference Guides to Help You Become a Master Newspaper Researcher! Link to downloadable PDF that gives hints and tricks to become a better newspaper researcher.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
The purpose of the Hungaricana project is to share Hungarian cultural heritage including contents that have never been accessible before.
[Located in Category: Eastern European]
The Indiana State Library offers free digital access to more than 270 newspaper titles at the “Hoosier State Chronicles” website. The full-text images and transcriptions can be searched or browsed. To determine which newspaper titles and date ranges are covered, view the alphabetical list under the “Titles” tab or by the location under the “Counties” tab.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the international "standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes". Its full official name is International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. The ICD is revised periodically and is currently in its tenth revision.
[Located in Category: Death Indexes/Records]
The Kentuckiana Digital Library is a digital library of primary sources and access aids selected by Kentucky archivists representing Kentucky colleges, universities, libraries and historical society repositories. It contains electronic texts, books, indices, digitized photographs, audio files, digitized oral histories, newspapers, maps. and a wide array of other historically and genealogically significant materials. This impressive site provides an excellent insight into Kentucky life over the past 200 years.
[Located in Category: Kentucky/Tennesee]
Part of FamilySearch Wiki. Has AWESOME sources including a list of emigrants from Lippe and census info (fully searchable).
[Located in Category: German Research]
Find out the latest genealogy news, listen to podcasts, and more.
[Located in Category: Blogs & Webinars]
Index of several cemeteries in Macomb County, MI. On the Macomb County Library website.
[Located in Category: Cemetery Indexes]
Index to several Macomb County, MI newspapers.
[Located in Category: Obituary Indexes]
Index to deaths that occurred in Macomb County, MI after 1945.
[Located in Category: Death Indexes/Records]
Each book contains a list of the towns in that particular area of Germany. Great for verifying spelling of the town name. Use the book to find the parish where the church records are located (if the village in question isn't in the LDS catalog). Remember, not all church records in Germany have been microfilmed by the LDS, some have been digitized and are available on-line.
[Located in Category: German Research]
Search for towns in Germany to get information on where records are held. Has information in English and has a map function! Allows wildcards in search.
[Located in Category: German Research]
An awesome reference for cemetery preservation. Great information on restoring markers, plants to include in a cemetery and other resources. Thanks to Nancy Taylor for this link!
[Located in Category: Cemetery Indexes]
Michigan death certificates from late 1897 through 1952. Certificates are viewable through 1944. Certificates must be 75 years old before they can be viewed on-line.
[Located in Category: Michigan Records]
Miscellaneous free newspaper sites grouped by state.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
New Jersey Deaths from May 1848 through May 1878 can now be searched on the New Jersey State Archives website.
[Located in Category: New York & New Jersey]
Early New Jersey Land Records are being added to the State Archive's online database. Survey Books L & L2 dating from 1682 to 1685 are now on the on line database.
[Located in Category: New York & New Jersey]
New York State land records have been digitized by FamilySearch. Again, there is no search mechanism yet, but the indexes have also been digitized. Just like using the microfilm, only you can do from HOME!
[Located in Category: New York & New Jersey]
Fully digitized by FamilySearch! Not indexed, yet, but the indexes to the probate records have also been digitized, so search there first. Then find the volume and page number for the actual record.
[Located in Category: New York & New Jersey]
Wyandotte Oakwood Cemetery’s death register is available online for genealogical research at your convenience. Thanks to Nancy for passing this along!
[Located in Category: Cemetery Indexes]
No actual obituaries here, but thousands are indexed giving you the name of the newspaper and date of publication.
[Located in Category: Obituary Indexes]
The Ohio History Connection also provides a catalog of “Ohio’s Digitized Newspapers”. The title list can be searched alphabetically by title, city, county, or region, as well as by time period and by type of paper, such as African American, Republican, Democratic, Independent, etc. Hyperlinked titles are linked directly to the newspaper collection, which can be searched or browsed.
[Located in Category: Newspapers- FREE sites]
This collection includes probate records created in Pennsylvania counties. The records include wills, estate records and indexes. NOT indexed, but the indexes to the records have also been digitized.
[Located in Category: Pennsylvania]