The Nationwide Gravesite Locator can help you find burial locations of veterans. Search it to find family members who entered the United States through the famous port. They can help you refine your research skills and find new sources. Every 10 years, it conducts the Population and Housing Census, in which every resident in the United States is counted.
The agency also gathers data through more than other surveys of households and businesses every one to five years. You can explore the results of the surveys or find popular quick facts. The Census is currently underway. Discover a detailed snapshot of your British ancestors' lives at a time of great social and industrial change in the United Kingdom. Your family history journey starts here. It costs nothing to get started.
Search for free in this comprehensive name index to more than 32 million individuals who lived in England and Wales in This free genealogy index includes the individual's name, age, place of birth, and occupation. While the index is free, viewing transcribed data or a digitized image of the actual census record will cost you. A daily index of published obituaries from around the world, this free genealogy index grows by approximately 2, entries per day, with obituaries dating back to This is just an index, so if you would like the actual obituary you will need to request a copy from a volunteer or track it down for yourself.
You can access the list of indexed newspapers and publications here. Associated with each surname are dates, locations, and contact information for the person who submitted the surname. You can search this list by surname and location, and limit searches to recent additions. You can also add your own surnames to this list for free. Find dates and places of births, christenings, and marriages for more than million deceased people. Discover yourself. Sign in. Learn about your family Pick a family member, and see what FamilySearch can find.
They file a freedom of information FOI requests for documents and take the matter to court if the records are not released. All the records they gain access to are digitized and placed online and are available at no cost. Links on their page take you to the records that can be viewed and downloaded.
If your ancestors were Jewish, this website has more than 20 million records from all over the world to help you trace your Jewish heritage. Their searchable databases include Jewish family trees, community data, burial registries, holocaust data, and country-specific information such as birth, marriage, death, military, and census records.
This site is dedicated to genealogy research for African Americans. There is an online interactive guide for beginners, searchable online records, forums, chats, and links to additional resources. A unique approach this site takes is collecting slave data from descendants of slaveholders to help break through the lack of public records for African Americans prior to the Civil War.
Seeing the faces of your ancestors gives genealogy research a little extra excitement. A free genealogy photo archive, Dead Fred lets you search for photos of your ancestors, and provides a forum to post photographs for other researchers to find.
If the original photo is owned by the Dead Fred archive, and you can show you are a direct descendant, they will send you the original for free, all you pay is postage. It tells you where to go to find records and other genealogy-related information on the internet — many of which are free websites. Categorized and cross-referenced, this comprehensive database is a great starting point when doing research. You can search for links by location such as Minnesota birth records or search by topic such as Organizing your Research.
The Daughter of the American Revolution website has a genealogy section with information on starting a family tree. The results will give you basic information found in the records, and a link to purchase associated records.
The biggest free site by far though is FamilySearch. Yes, FamilySearch is completely free to use and tops my list of free genealogy websites. Note that some record collections have special licensing terms that require you to view the collection at a local Family History Center or affiliate library. Thank you for the list. I have taken note of the Congress Library in particular the Chronicling America for newspapers and tomorrow will look at the Sanborn Map Link.