Monday, September 7, 2009

Free Genealogy Tools: Our Story So Far



A quick recap. 


The Free Genealogy Tools blog is devoted to discovering genealogy resources that are free, high-quality, and not always well-known, even to aficionados of family history research. Here's what we've highlighted so far:

Google News Archives -- 300 Years of Free Newspaper Articles

Immigration Records from Ellis Island, Castle Garden, etc.

SSDI -- More than 80 million death records

Free Civil War Military Records

FamilySearch.org from the Mormons

Free Newspaper Archives and Historical Articles

Free World War II Military Records

Medieval Soldier Military Records (That's right...Knights!)

Millions of Family History Records from Canada

Immigrants from Europe

New York City Family History

National Gravesite Locator for Veterans

World War I and World War II British Commonwealth Deaths

Search Millions of Ancestor Records in an Instant (with free Census info, to boot)

Search 35 Million Grave, Burial, and Cemetery Records for Free

Half a *billion* free records from Ancestry.com, at WorldConnect

Five Centuries of British Family History Records

Proceedings of the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London

Finding Free Obituaries

Finding People Who Are Still Living

Searching for Family History in Old Books, Online and For Free

Some Civil War Genealogy Resources You May Not Know About

Family History in Free Online Photo and Film Archives: Part I

What's In a Name? More Than You Think!

Some Military Family History Resources That You May Not Know About

Family History Grab Bag!

The Painful-Yet-Worthwhile Making of America

Family History Research at the National Archives: More Online Than You Know

Free Lexis-Nexis for Family History Research

Anacleto Ebooks: Worth a Look for a Quick Family History Search

How Popular Are You? (In a Family History Sense, That Is)

What the Bourne Identity Can Tell You About Your Family History (Really!)

Happy Birthday, Ancestors

Free Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

The Family History Archives at BYU

Searching Ships Passenger Lists

Forces Reunited: Searching UK Military Records


Visit the main page of Free Genealogy Tools for more, umm, free genealogical tools. 

And don't forget to also check for your family history at Ancestry.com and NewspaperArchive.com.These are subscription databases, but they are among the most powerful research tools available for looking into family roots.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

Ancestry. Dot.com is the only site thats has a full and detailed list of Australian history and family trees.
But i feel TOTALLY DISGUSTED to know they want to charge me $$$ to look at pictures of my own grandfather and father that came from our albums which were taken from the house at the time of death by persons unknown.. I THINK ITS A DECEITFUL AND DISHONEST ACT TO MAKE A LIVING OUT OF EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL AND SHOULD BE PUBLICLY SHAMED!!!
Who goes to such an effort to snavel up everones family history and memories in a premeditated and calculated way so as to gain a monopoly on personel items/ information then sell it back to their own family members or rewrite their own history..

David said...

Anon...Ancestry's a great resource, but it does cost you! There are places where you can get free access, though. Some local libraries offer it, and the National Archives has branches around the country with free access as well. I think the LDS genealogy folks also make it available. If nothing else works, though, send me an email and I'll see what I can do with your Aussie family history.

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