Records Research

U.S. Family History Records

While I enjoy assisting other’s with research I also enjoy helping others learn how to investigate their own ancestry I have started a list of sites that I find helpful in my research.

Check Back Often for Updates!

Searching within a budget has forced me to get creative in the sites that I use. As I result I have created a list that is an ever growing list of free resources. I have made mention of paid sites if I find them of significant value. Paid sites are denoted with $$.


Large Records/Information Databases

The large databases have the most information gathered together in one place. They cover the nation or world and many of them have great resources for starting research and building a tree.

Ancestry.com in my opinion (not a paid endorsement I am a longtime customer) is the easiest site for just starting out and the availability of hints are useful for the beginner and experienced alike. The membership for ancestry can be a strain on a tight budget so check out my Ancestry Hacks for saving money.

FamilySearch is a wonderful genealogy site operated by the LDS chuch. FamilySearch is completely free. It also has an amazing library of records. The major drawback on this site is that there are no private trees. The goal is to build one giant tree and to that end anyone can edit your tree.


Regional Records Databases


Newspapers


Specialized Records

Advertisements
Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 148 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 8,569 hits
Advertisements
Webinar Starter Blueprint

The place to learn about doing webinars

Our Many Pasts

Sharing ancestors, one person at a time. Genealogy and history

Find the Factors

A Multiplication Based Logic Puzzle

Wilser Family Genealogy

Williams-Simonet family of Minnesota and Slusser-Scheck family of Ohio

MarileeWein.com

DOUBLE GENEALOGY: the ADOPTION WITNESS

Darpity Jean's Blog

Matching Up Hand-me-Down Postcards to A Limb on the Family Tree.

humblegenealogy

Research, Family History, Locating Primary and Secondary Information

GV Genealogy

Enjoying history, research & writing