World Wide Web Links



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Top Sites and Link Collections

Cyndi’s List - http://www.cyndislist.com/  This is really the only link you need. This is a huge site with links to over a quarter million (!) web pages. There are links for beginning to advanced genealogists, and everyone in between. How-to pages, history articles, and family recipes. Preservation tips, humor columns, and printable genealogical forms. Links to over 11,000 personal web pages. Pages arranged by every conceivable region, religion, and occupation. Newsletters, message boards, and family reunion notices. By the time you visit every page, people will be searching here for your obituary.

Rootsweb.com - http://www.rootsweb.com/ Another large portal to numerous sources of information. (Now part of Ancestry.com)

GenealogyLinks.net - http://www.genealogylinks.net/index.html As the name promises, many genealogy links to be found here.




Reader Submitted Links

History At Home, A Guide to Genealogy - An introduction-to-genealogy article with numerous helpful links at the bottom.


(Thanks to Isabella for this one! :)

This page is titled “NYC Genealogy” but is actually a collection of general helpful links, many of which are aimed at beginners:


(Thanks to Mrs. Gold’s homeschool students! :)



Search for Information

Social Security Death Index - http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/

Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records - http://www.ellisisland.org/

National Archives Genealogy Page - http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/start-research/index.html

Immigrant Ship Passenger Lists - http://www.immigrantships.net/

Immigrant Genealogical Society - http://www.immigrantgensoc.org/If you need information from a hard-to find volume,

this library will look it up for a small fee. Specializing in German records, but many others available.

Bureau of Land Management - http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/  Search for land records of homesteaders and others.

FamilySearch.org - http://www.familysearch.org/




Search for Cemetery Information

Find A Grave - https://secure.findagrave.com/

Gravesite Locator for Military Veterans - http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/

Transcriptions of Gravestones - http://www.interment.net/Default.htm

Coalition To Protect Maryland Burial Sites - http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdcpmbs/coalition01.htm

(scroll down and try clicking “County Pages” and/or “Related Links”)




Message Boards

Search by both location and surname to find information

and make contacts with fellow researchers

Rootsweb/Ancestry.com - http://boards.ancestry.com/

Genealogy.com - http://genforum.genealogy.com/




Maryland Information

Maryland Genealogy - http://www.mdgenweb.org/  Links to all sorts of Maryland-related web sites.

Howard County Historical Society - http://www.hchsmd.org/

Montgomery County Historical Society - http://www.montgomeryhistory.org/




Other Sites

AncientFaces - http://www.ancientfaces.com/

DeadFred Genealogy Photo Archive - http://www.deadfred.com/




Photo and Archival Supplies

Gaylord - http://www.gaylord.com/

Your Family Legacy - http://www.webyfl.com/index.asp






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