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Family History Pathfinder

Internet Sources
Meta Sources and Portals

Ancestor Roots Information - Cemeteries, Funeral Homes, Obituaries; Census Records; Databases; Immigration and Migration; Inheritance; Social Security Records.

General Genealogy Sources - Lists and portals; directories and guides; projects; mailing lists; societies; essays and articles.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Genealogy and Family History Internet Web Directory

Getting Started

Getting Started in Genealogy

How to Get Started in Family History Research

Professional Genealogy and Family History Research - Good for listing of sources and locating professional genealogists.

How to Start Your Family History

Getting Started

"How To" Guide

How Do I Begin to Document and File Family History? An Introduction

Family History and the Internet - This cite contains practical tips plus online sites.

Ancestors - This site is a companion to the PBS series.

Ethnic Connections

Ethnic Sites

United Kingdom


Continental Europe


Moravia, Bohemia, Czech Republic, Germany - Scroll down a bit.

Immigration History Research Center - Lists several ethnic sites.


Passenger Lists

Ship Passenger Lists and Passenger Lists Online

The Ships List

Ship Passenger Arrival Records


Ancestors: Glossary of Terms

Pedigree Charts and Famiy Trees

Pedigree Chart

Family Group Record

Build Your Family Tree


Maps and Gazetteers - primarily Europe

Maps, Gazetteers & Geographical Information


Federation of Genealogical Societies


The Genealogy Home Page - Maps, libraries, news groups, societies

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service

Family History and the Internet

Heritage Quest

Ellis Island:The American Family Immigration History Center


Computer Files

Personal Ancestral File - This is a free computer file to help researchers keep track of their information.

Genealogy Software -There are some genealogy software vendors on this page. Scroll down a bit.


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Dan Ring
Reference Librarian


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