Research Sites for Genealogy and Family History

 

by

Jerry Merritt

for

 

West Florida Genealogical Society

 

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Links to PowerPoint presentations given to the WFGS are here.

 

LDS Family History Web Site

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

 

Family Search Learning Center

https://familysearch.org/learn

 

LDS Beta Site

https://www.familysearch.org/

 

WorldConnect

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

 

GenForum

http://genforum.genealogy.com/

 

Heritage Quest just enter your Santa Rosa library card number to enter.

http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/login/barcode?aid=13599

 

Rootsweb Archives Search Engine

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search

 

The Official Federal Land Records Site (BLM)

http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/

 

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

 

Online Military Indexes & Records

http://www.militaryindexes.com/

 

Ellis Island Genealogy

http://www.cleaningservicenewyorkcity.com/new-york-city-ellis-island.html

 

Social Security Master Death Index

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=ssdi/search_ssdi.asp&clear_form=true

 

County Formation Maps and Other Stuff

http://www.familyhistory101.com/maps.html

 

U.S. Board on Geographic Names

http://geonames.usgs.gov/

 

Genealogy By State

http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/History-Family/State-Genealogy.shtml

 

Digital State Archives

http://www.digitalstatearchives.com/home

 

Google Books Search

http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search

 

Access Genealogy

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/

 

Find a Grave

http://www.findagrave.com/

 

Linkpendium

http://www.linkpendium.com/

 

Search Early Newspapers

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/

 

Florida Historical Collections & Spanish Land Grants

http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/

 

Florida Confederate Pension Application Files

http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/PensionFiles/

 

Search Early Georgia Newspapers

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html?Welcome&Welcome&Welcome&Welcome

 

Georgia's Virtual Vault

http://content.sos.state.ga.us/index.php

 

New York City

http://newyork.com/resources/history-new-york-city

 

 

 

Sites Specializing in African American Genealogy

 

AfriGeneas

http://www.afrigeneas.com/

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. GenWeb Project Home Page

http://usgenweb.org/

 

       Escambia County, FL GenWeb Site

       http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flescamb/index.htm

 

       Santa Rosa County, FL GenWeb Site

       http://www.db229.com/

 

       Walton County, FL GenWeb Site

       http://www.fl-genweb.org/how/walton/walton.htm

 

       Baldwin County, AL GenWeb Site

       http://www.algenweb.us/baldwin/index.html

 

       Escambia County, AL GenWeb Site

       http://www.algenweb.us/baldwin/index.html

 

       Mobile County, AL GenWeb Site

       http://www.algenweb.us/mobile/

 

 

Quick Connections to Other Sites

Related to Local Genealogy

 

Pensacola Public Library

http://www.cityofpensacola.com/library/

 

Pensacola Historical Society

http://www.pensacolahistory.org/

 

UWF Special Collections

http://library.uwf.edu/About/SpecialCollections/index.cfm

 

West Florida Photo History

http://palmm.fcla.edu/wfp/