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Selected Internet Resources in Genealogy

Below is a selection of links to internet resourses, a list of primary and secondary materials, useful in genealogy and family history research. The resources are divided into the following categories: Getting Started; General Resources; Blogs; Cemeteries; Census; Historical Newspapers; Immigration & Ships Passenger Lists; International; Libraries and Archives; New York City; Obituaries; Societies and Organizations and Vital Records (Birth, Deaths & Marriages). This list can be used in conjunction with the Milstein Division's guide to Genealogical Research at the New York Public Library. This list will be updated from time time. If you have any suggestions for resources that you think might be useful, please email the Milstein Division at histref@nypl.org.

[Woman and man sit in Walt Whitman farmhouse kitchen], Digital ID 1636029, New York Public Library

Getting Started

Ancestors: Beginning Your Research
Companion website to the PBS family history and genealogy television series

Cyndi's List How-to, Tutorials & Guides

Encyclopedia of Genealogy
Provides reference information about everything in genealogy except people.

Free Family History Software
Available through the FamilySearch Website. Link at the bottom right.

Genealogy Classes (Family Tree Maker)

Genealogy Software Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons

Genealogy Today.com
Genealogy Today has been publishing unique information and offering innovative services since 1999. Our goal is to help everyone that visits, and hope to become one of your favorite providers of genealogy and family history resources.

Genealogy.com: Genealogy Learning Center
Offers how-to articles, genealogy classes and other resources.

Getting Started in Genealogy: a guide from Allen County Public Library

History Detectives - Genealogy (PBS)
Do it yourself - How-to Guide

How do I begin?
Family history research involves 5 basic steps: Each step briefly explained at Family Search.

Rhodes High School,11 West 54th Street - Fifth Avenue, Digital ID 1558253, New York Public Library

General Resources

1 Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse
Easy to use search forms for a wide variety of genealogical resources.

African American Genealogy Resources
African American Family History Resources at Family Search.

African American Lives (PBS Program)
Companion website to the PBS African American genealogy television series

Afrigeneas.com
A site with specialized resources, links, and message boards dedicated to the particular challenges of researching African-American ancestors.

Ancestry.com
A searchable collection of family history records such as U.S. Federal Census records. Also includes free family tree software, downloadable charts and forms, message boards and research tips. Searching is free but to view most results requires a subscription. Free access to Ancestry Library Edition is available on-site at all New York Public Library locations.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
An extensive list of links that point you to genealogical research sites on the Internet.

DAR's Genealogical Records Committee National Index
Indexes genealogical records collected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members. Complete set housed at the DAR Library and is available for purchase. NYPL has the complete set for New York.

Downloadable Genealogy Charts and Forms
From Family Tree magazine.

Encyclopedia of Genealogy

Guiseppi Creatore and his band, Digital ID 1636067, New York Public Library

ePodunk
Provides in-depth information about more than 46,000 cities, villages, and towns around the U.S.A. Also includes geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America.

Family History Archive
Digitized full-text family histories.

FamilySearch.org: Family History & Genealogy Records
Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), this site provides access to family history information including transcriptions of 1880 U.S. and British Censuses and the 1881 Canadian Census.

Federal Land Patent Records Site
This site offers researchers a source of information on the initial transfer of land titles from the Federal government to individuals.

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Searchable images of millions of historical documents many from the National Archives. Searching the index is free but to view you can either pay by member subscription or a per download basis. Includes Naturalization Records, Southern Claims Commission, Investigative Case Files of the Bureau of Investigation, 1908-22, etc.

Genealogical Research at The New York Public Library

Genealogical Resources at the National Archives
Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.

Fifth Avenue - Ice Cream Vendor,Parks - Central Park, Digital ID 1558534, New York Public Library

Genealogy & Family History Internet Web Directory
Scholarly Family History Mega Site of Internet Resources

Genealogy Resources, by State: USA.gov
Information about genealogical records available at state archives.

Genealogy.com
This company designs, develops and markets genealogy software applications and online resources.

GenealogyBank.com
A searchable collection of genealogical material such as obituaries, military records, newspapers and social security records. Searching is free but to view most results requires a subscription.

HeritageQuest.com
A searchable collection of family history records such as U.S. Federal Census records. Searching is free but to view most results requires a subscription. Free access to HeritageQuest is available on-site at New York Public Library’s Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy.

JewishGen InfoFile
JewishGen InfoFiles provide information at your fingertips on topics of relevance to Jewish genealogical research.

Linkpendium USA: Genealogy and Family History
A compendium of links to U.S. genealogy-related information on the World Wide Web.

Roots Television
Videos about genealogy.

RootsWeb.com
Features numerous search engines and databases, family trees, mailing lists, and message boards.

USGenWeb Project
The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

WeRelate
A free public-service wiki for genealogy sponsored by the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy with the Allen County Public Library. You can upload GEDCOM files, upload and annotate scanned documents and photos, include family stories and biographies, and generate maps of your ancestors' life events.

WorldCat
Lets you search for books and other materials in libraries all over the world at once, then locate a library near you that owns it.

WorldGenWeb Project
"The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access."

Robert Burns Tree, Digital ID 1640905, New York Public Library

Blogs

Christine's Genealogy Website: African American Genealogy

Creative Genealogy

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

Genealogy Blogs and Newsletters Directory

Genealogy Insider

GenealogyBlog

Genea-Musings

New York Irish History Roundtable

The Ancestry Insider

The Footnote Blog

The Genetic Genealogist

The Practical Archivist

Think Genealogy: genealogy, software, ideas, and innovation

Long Island National Cemetery, Digital ID 1636035, New York Public Library

Cemeteries

Cemetery Junction Directory
Directory of cemeteries within the United States (over 20.000); family cemeteries (over 16,000); and those of Australia (over 300). Search by cemetery or family name.

Find A Grave

See the graves of ancestors, and thousands of famous people from around the world.

Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn)
Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. It was the place most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the 19th century were buried. Look for the search form under “Burial Inquiry.”

Interment.net: Cemetery Transcription Library

Mount Carmel Cemetery (Queens, NY)
Mount Carmel Cemetery has been meeting the burial needs of the Jewish Community since 1906.

Mount Hebron Cemetery (Queens, NY)
Mt. Hebron Cemetery has been serving the Jewish community of NYC since 1909 when it was established on the grounds of the non-sectarian Cedar Grove Cemetery in Flushing. The interment search allows for a search of all individuals buried at the cemetery.

Mount Zion Cemetery (Queens, NY)
Mount Zion Cemetery has been meeting the burial needs of the Jewish Community since 1893.

Nationwide Gravesite Recorder
Search for burial locations of veterans and their dependents in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries and various other Department of Interior and military cemeteries.

New York Cemeteries Past & Present

Occupations - Census takers., Digital ID 732277F, New York Public Library

Census

Census Online
Links to online Census Records, U.S. and Canadian.

Enumeration Forms
Contains facsimile copies of the enumeration forms used in the decennial census of the United States from 1850 through 2000.

Obtaining AD/ED for the 1905/15/25 New York State Census

Obtaining EDs for the 1910 or 1930 Census in One Step

Searching the Brooklyn 1925 Census
This is a work in progress. Currently only a small portion of the records have been transcribed.New York State took its own census in 1925. This form searches all the Kings County (Brooklyn) records.

Soundex: One Step
Generating American and Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex Codes in One Step.

Street scenes - Newsboy - False Armistice Day., Digital ID 733316F, New York Public Library

Historical Newspapers

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online
Developed by the Brooklyn Public Library, this free database provides access to the full-text of the Eagle from 1841 to 1902.

California Digital Newspaper Collection
The searchable database provides online access to The San Francisco Call (1900-1910), and The Daily Alta California (1846-1891). The Amador Ledger (1900-1910), Imperial Valley News (1900-1910), and 3 years of the Los Angeles Herald coming soon.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Includes New York City newspapers, The Sun and the Evening World.

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection
Statewide historic newspaper database

Freedom's Journal
The "first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the United States. The Journal was published weekly in New York City from 1827 to 1829. All 103 issues have been digitized and placed into Adobe Acrobat format."

Georgia Historic Newspapers
Searchable issues of 3 important historic Georgia newspapers, the Cherokee Phoenix, the Dublin Post, and the Colored Tribune.

Google News Archive Search
Search through the archives of newspapers, magazines and other publications and uncover material that in some cases dates back more than 200 years.

Historical African American Newspapers Available Online

This guide provides a list of historical African American Newspapers available online as part of digitization projects at libraries and historical societies as well as digitization projects done by Google.  The content is available for free, though it is at the discretion of the institution providing the content. The newspapers contained within guide are those that have ceased to operate or are currently running papers with archives available.  It does not include papers that are currently running and only offer access to the most recent articles.

Historical Newspapers in Washington (State)
Statewide historic newspaper database

Hudson River Valley Heritage Historical Newspapers
Access to digitized copies of historical newspapers from the Hudson River Valley region of New York State.

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
Contains digital facsimiles of historic Illinois newspapers. You can browse by date or search by keyword across articles, advertisements and photo captions. Currently the Daily Illini from 1916 to 1928 and the Urbana Daily Courier from 1916 to 1925 are available, with plans for expansion.

Legacy.com - Obituaries and Death Notices
Online obituary search of newspapers enhanced with guest books and funeral home information.

Missouri Digital Heritage: Collections: Newspapers
Historic Missouri newspapers

New York City Newspapers, 1900–1967
A chart of newspapers in general circulation from 1900 to 1967.

Parks - Central Park,Central Park Zoo Seal Pool, Digital ID 1558538, New York Public Library

New York State Newspaper Project
Locate New York State Newspapers on microfilm and in print.

Newspaper History Archives
Links to free newspaper archives

Newspaper Indexes, Archives & Morgues
Contains links to national and international newspaper archives and indexes available over the Internet.

Northern New York Historical Newspapers
The online collection currently consists of 25 newspapers.

Pittsburgh Jewish Newspapers Project
In progress - composed of The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present).

Queens County newspapers on microfilm at the Queens Library

Richmond Daily Dispatch
Ranging in date from November 1860 through December 1865.

Suffolk County New York Historic Newspapers
A searchable digital collection of Suffolk County, New York 19th century newspapers. Currently includes: Long Islander (Huntington) 1839-1859, Corrector (Sag Harbor) 1858-1871, and South Side Signal (Babylon) 1870-1883.

Utah Digital Newspapers
Statewide historic newspaper database

Wyoming Newspaper Project
Searchable full-text and page images of newspapers printed in Wyoming between 1849 and 1922.

Harbor View from St. George, Staten Island, N.Y.  [sailing yacht, Statue of Liberty in background], Digital ID 105149, New York Public Library

Immigration & Ships Passenger Lists

1 Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse

AncestorsOnBoard.com
Outward Passenger Lists for long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles from 1890-1960.

Castle Garden Immigration Center, 1820-1892
Database of more than 10 million immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from 1830 through 1892.

Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online
Online collection of databases comprised of the Morton Allan Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals, National Archives microfilm publications, and other sources. This is not a database of passenger names but of ships.

Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals: American Family Immigration History Center
Covers the period 1892-1924 when 22 million passengers entered the Port of New York through Ellis Island. Search for an immigrant's name and view a digitized page of the passenger manifest.

Immigrant Ancestors Project
Sponsored by the Center for Family History & Genealogy at Brigham Young University, this database uses emigration registers to locate information about immigrants in their native countries. Work in progress.

Immigrant Servants Database
Historians estimate that more than 75% of the colonists who settled south of New England financed their voyages to the New World as servants. Nine out of ten individuals identified as indentured servants, convict servants, and redemptioners in colonial sources were immigrants.

Irish Famine Immigrants to New York 1846-1851

Manifest Markings - A Guide to Interpreting U.S. Passenger List Annotations

Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot
From 1831 through 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 collection of 31,711 records is available here as a searchable online database.

World War Commission. Japan. 1917. Fifth Avenue., Digital ID 1804020, New York Public Library

International

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service

Canadian Genealogy Centre
This website reflects the integration of genealogical content from the National Archives of Canada, the National Library of Canada, and the Canadian Genealogy Centre.

Canadian Immigrant Experience
Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) online exhibition and resource Moving Here, Staying Here.

Digitalarkivet [Digital Archives]: National Archives of Norway
Provides archival resources for tracing your Norwegian heritage. In English and Norwegian.

Direct.gov: Family history and research [United Kingdom]
Records of births, marriages, deaths, civil partnerships and adoption certificates, and advice on family history and research.

FamilyRelatives.com (British)
Search all British Overseas Births, Deaths & Marriages, from 1761 to the present.

Findmypast.com (United Kingdom)
One of the most popular genealogy web sites in the U.K., this commercial service provides birth, marriage, death, military, census, and migration records including indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales from 1837 to 2004.

General Register Office for Scotland
Help researching your Scottish ancestors. Includes Statutory records from 1855, Old Parish Registers, 1553-1854, and Census records, 1841-1901.

Griffith’s Valuation
First full-scale valuation of property in Ireland published between 1847 and 1864. It allows researchers to locate 'occupants' to see who lived where.

Historical Directories (England)
A digital library of local and trade directories from England and Wales from 1750-1919.

Index to the Enciclopedia Heráldica Hispano-Americana (García Carraffa)
The 88 volumes of this work, available at the New York Public Library Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy, lists of over 15,000 names with their respective genealogical histories (with color illustrations of representative crests) of Spanish and Spanish-American families.

National Archives (United Kingdom)
Records - including census returns, wills, military records and other materials - of the UK government

PolishRoots®: The Polish Genealogy Source
"[...] Covers all areas that were historically part of the Polish Commonwealth, from the 16th through the 18th centuries, throughout the years of partitions by Prussia, Russia, and Austria, through its rebirth in 1918, subsequent domination during World War II and post-War occupation, to its present freedom and struggle for independence through the latter 20th Century."

Scotlands People
The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland.

UK & Ireland Genealogy
Site dedicated to genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Island, and the Isle of Man.

Fifth Avenue - West 42nd Street,The New York Public Library Building, Digital ID 1557923, New York Public Library

Libraries and Archives

Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Genealogy Center
One of the largest genealogical collections in the county, including useful subject guides [pathfinders] and advice.

Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library
Historically the collection largely consists of genealogies, biographies, church sermons, histories of New England, and war histories. Laterly the library's focus is on the history of Brooklyn. Materials range from primary source materials such as directories, municipal reports and maps to secondary resources such as dissertations and published books.

Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Collection is Brooklyn Public Library's local history division, providing a range of information and services about anything and everything Brooklyn. Our rich assortment of research materials and archival documents includes maps, photographs, ephemera, prints, and the full run of the  Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Canadian Genealogy Centre
This website reflects the integration of genealogical content from the National Archives of Canada, the National Library of Canada, and the Canadian Genealogy Centre.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library
The DAR Library was founded in 1896 as a collection of genealogical and historical publications for the use of staff genealogists verifying application papers for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Shortly after 1900 the growing collection was opened to the public and has remained so ever since. Non-members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, or the Children of the American Revolution pay a small daily user fee to help maintain and to expand the Library's collections.

Directory of State Archives

Lauria Restaurant interior,Third Avenue - East 89th Street, Digital ID 1557861, New York Public Library

Directory of State Libraries

Family History Library
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints runs the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The FHL has the largest collection of genealogical records in the world. The library is open to the public and access to most of the microfilm resources are available through their network of Family History Centers located around the world.

Library of Congress, Local History & Genealogy Reading Room
Research guides, what to do to prepare for your genealogical research at the Library of Congress, hours and services.

Long Island Division - Local History Collection at the Queens Library
The Long Island Division of the Queens Borough Public Library collects, preserves, and makes available resources that document the social, economic, and political history of the four counties on Long Island - Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.

National Archives, Genealogists/Family Historians
Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.

New York City Municipal Archives
Part of the NYC Department of Records & Information Services

Springtime cherry blossoms - 72nd Street lake,Parks - Central Park, Digital ID 1558540, New York Public Library

New York Public Library
Learn about the resources and services of the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy.

New York State Archives
The New York State Archives was established in 1971 and opened its doors to the public in 1978. It is a program of the State Education Department, with its main facility located in the Cultural Education Center on Madison Avenue in Albany. There it cares for and provides access to more than 200 million documents that tell the story of New York from the seventeenth century to the present.

New York State Library
The Research Library, which was established in 1818, collects, preserves and makes available materials that support State government work. The Library's collections, now numbering over 20 million items, may also be used by other researchers on-site, online and via interlibrary loan.

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL)
The Newberry Library is a privately funded research library with a special strength in genealogy.

WorldCat
Lets you search for books and other materials in libraries all over the world at once, then locate a library near you that owns it.

George Washington Bridge - Paramount Building - Times Square - Central Park - Broadway,General View - Aerial View - Rivers - Skyline - Hudson River, Digital ID 1558497, New York Public Library

New York City

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online
Developed by the Brooklyn Public Library, this free database provides access to the full-text of the Eagle from 1841 to 1902.

Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page
Myriad information, resources, guides and links pertaining to Brooklyn history and genealogy.

The Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history.  Located in Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach.

Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Collection is Brooklyn Public Library's local history division, providing a range of information and services about anything and everything Brooklyn. Our rich assortment of research materials and archival documents includes maps, photographs, ephemera, prints, and the full run of the  Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Center for Jewish History Genealogy Institute
NOTE: The Genealogy Institute administers a microfilm loan agreement with the Salt Lake City Family History Library, so family researchers can order microfilmed international vital records through the Institute and study the films at the Center.

Crime in New York 1850-1950
This collection offers access to primary materials documenting nearly a century of investigation, arrest, judgment and incarceration of many famous and unknown criminals in New York City. Materials have been gathered from the Lloyd Sealy Library's Special Collections at John Jay College and includes photographs and trial transcripts.

Genealogical Repositories In The New York Metropolitan Region
A comprehensive list of repositories in the metropolitan New York region. Including addresses and contact information to more than 100 significant research facilities in New York City and vicinity.

Hispanic Genealogy Center
a Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York Website

Parade, Digital ID 1636157, New York Public Library

Long Island Division - Local History Collection at the Queens Library
The Long Island Division of the Queens Borough Public Library collects, preserves, and makes available resources that document the social, economic, and political history of the four counties on Long Island - Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.

National Archives, Northeast Region (New York City)
Located in Greenwich Village, NARA's Northeast Region, New York City office is an integral part of the tri-state area's internationally renowned network of research and cultural institutions, such as universities, libraries, archives, and museums. Holdings consist of Federal records from New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Naturalization Indexes for Greater New York
Indexes to naturalization records for Brooklyn 1907-1924, the Southern District (Manhattan & Bronx) 1906-1959, Bronx 1914-1952, Nassau County 1899-1986, Suffolk County 1853-1990, and Military Naturalizations for the New York Tri-State Area.

New York City Department of Health
In the Office Of Vital Records, Birth Records (1910+) and Deaths Records (1949+)

New York City Municipal Archives
Part of the NYC Department of Records & Information Services

Digital Gallery (NYPL)
Provides access to over 450,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including old photographs of NYC buildings and street scenes.

Columbus Avenue - West 82nd Street,Endicott Pharmacy, Digital ID 1557889, New York Public Library

New York City Naturalization and Vital Record Databases
Created by the Italian Genealogical Group, a searchable index of records held by District, Supreme and County courts.

New York City Police Museum's Archive
Contain records on former members of the NYPD (1898-1970).

New York Irish History Roundtable
Founded in 1984, the New York Irish History Roundtable promotes interest in and research on the 300-year history of people of Irish heritage in New York City. Its purpose is to provide opportunities to exchange information, and for members to learn from each other, about the complex relationship between the Irish and New York City since the colonial period.

New York State Census 1905/15/25 - Obtaining AD/ED for NYC
The 1905/15/25 New York State census records are arranged by Assembly District (AD) and Election District (ED) and are only available on microfilm. In order to locate a person, you first need to know their address and then you need to convert that address into AD/ED. This website will help you obtain this information.

New York State Unit History Project
Digital library of New York State military unit histories including Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, and Korean War.

Queens County newspapers on microfilm at the Queens Library

Searching the Brooklyn 1925 Census
This is a work in progress. Currently only a small portion of the records have been transcribed. New York State took its own census in 1925. This form searches all the Kings County (Brooklyn) records.

Westchester County Archive
Repository for the historic public records of Westchester County, NY, dating from 1680 to the present.

[Powell and Mason Streets cable car], Digital ID 1646961, New York Public Library

Obituaries

Internet Public Library – Finding Obituaries
An updated guide on searching for obituaries.

Legacy.com
This site allows you to search for recently published obituaries. A small fee is required to view most results.

Obituary Central
A database that searches for obituaries and performs cemetery searches.

Obituary Daily Times
Free citations to published obituaries in newspapers contributed to and updated by volunteers.

Obituary Links Page:
State by state directory of obituaries & obituary resources

Obituaries Research Guide
A guide for online obituary indexes, death notices and other finding aids.

Obituaries Search
Research guides for individual states.

Social Security Death Index
This index contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration.

Suffolk County Historical Society, Digital ID 1636229, New York Public Library

Societies and Organizations

Association of Professional Genealogists
Includes directory of professional genealogists for hire.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Board for Certification of Genealogists
Includes directory of professional genealogists for hire.

Daughters of the American Revolution National Society

Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals: American Family Immigration History Center

Federation of Genealogical Societies

Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York

Hispanic Society of America

Index of Online U.S. State and Local Historical & Genealogical Societies

Jewish Genealogical Society

National Genealogical Society

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Free access to New England Ancestors Database is available on-site at New York Public Library’s Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy.

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

New-York Historical Society

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital interior,West 168th Street - Broadway, Digital ID 1558380, New York Public Library

Vital Records (Births, Deaths & Marriages)

All States Index to Vital Records Information

Death Indexes and Records for the USA
Directory of online death indexes listed by state, including death certificate indexes, obituaries, cemetery burials & probate records.

FindMyPast.com (England & Wales)
One of the most popular genealogy web sites in the U.K., this commercial service provides indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales from 1837 to 2005.

Hayes Obituary Index (Ohio)
An index to over 800,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices from Ohio from the 1830s to the present day.

Massachusetts Death Index , 1841-1910

New York City Birth & Death Records at Dept. of Health
Information on how to order NYC Birth Records (1910+) and Deaths Records (1949+).

New York City Brides Index (1866?-1937)
A searchable database of selected marriage indexes by Brides' name consisting of: Manhattan 1866-1937; Kings County (Brooklyn) 1871-1910; 1931-1937; Bronx 1899-1937; Queens 1905-1937; Richmond (Staten Island) 1898-1937. Not all years are 100% complete.

New York City Death Index (1891-1948)
A searchable database of the death indexes for Manhattan (1891-1894), Manhattan and Brooklyn (1895-1897) and All Boroughs (1898-1948) created by volunteers at the Italian Genealogy Group and the German Genealogy Group.

New York City Grooms Index (1864-1936)
A searchable database of the marriage indexes for Brooklyn Grooms (1864-1907), Manhattan Grooms (1866-1897), and Grooms of All Boroughs (1908-1936). Created by volunteers at the Italian Genealogy Group.

New York City Marriage Records at the City Clerk
Marriage records from 1930 to the present. Records 50 years or older are public records obtainable by anyone

New York City Vital Records At The Municipal Archives
Records of births reported in the 5 Boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens & Staten Island), prior to 1910; deaths reported prior to 1949, and marriages reported prior to 1930.

New York State Vital Records (outside of New York City)

Obituary Daily Times
Free citations to published obituaries in newspapers contributed to and updated by volunteers.

Obituary Index for Columbia, South Carolina
This database contains obituary and death notice information from the Columbia, SC newspapers: The State (1892-1923, 1960-1963), The Palmetto Leader (1925-1928, 1930. Columbia's foremost African American paper) and the Obituary Index to The State for World War II servicemen killed in action (1941-1949).

Social Security Death Index