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Adoption

Adoption.com
The (Texas) Bureau of Vital Statistics' Central Adoption Registry

 

African-American Research

AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
Christine's Genealogy Website
Freedmen's Bureau Online

Associations, Societies and Organizations
http://www.gravestonestudies.org/ Association of Gravestone Studies
http://www.austintxgensoc.org/ Austin Genealogical Society
http://www.dmwv.org Descendants of Mexican War Veterans (Texas)
http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/dewitt.htm Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmclenn/ Central Texas Genealogical Society
http://www.dallasgenealogy.org Dallas Genealogy Society
http://www.fgs.org Federation of Genealogical Societies
http://www.gths.net/ German-Texan Heritage Society
http://www.hispanicgenealogy.com/ Hispanic Genealogical Society
http://www.hgs.org Houston Genealogical Society
http://www.iigs.org/index.htm.en International Internet Genealogical Society
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org National Genealogical Society
http://www.newenglandancestors.org/rs0/Default.asp New England Historic Genealogical Society
http://www.pgst.org Polish Genealogical Society of Texas
http://www.onr.com/user/cat/TCHS.htm Texas Catholic Historical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txsgs/ Texas State Genealogical Society
http://wendish.concordia.edu/ Texas Wendish Heritage Society
http://www.amateurheralds.org/ Association of Amateur Heralds
http://www.bchm.org/ Brazoria County Historical Museum (Old Three Hundred) (Austin colony)
http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, New York, NY

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Cemetery and Related Records
http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us Texas State Cemetery
http://www.funeralnet.com/ FuneralNet Directory of US Funeral Homes
http://www.funeral-dir.com The National Directory of Morticians, The Red Book
http://www.interment.net Internment. Net More than 5,600 cemeteries worldwide

Census Records
http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/genealogy/www U.S. Census Bureau : Genealogy
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census/FamilyHistory/default.asp 1901 British Census U.K.'s Public Record Office
http://www.census-online.com Census On Line: Census Sites on the Web (links to indexes of censuses, arranged by state, county, and year)
http://www.familysearch.com FamilySearch site. Click on US 1880 and British and Canadian 1881 Census.

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Charts and Forms
http://www.pbs.org/kbyu/ancestors/teachersguide/charts-records.html Ancestors Charts and Records
http://www.ancestry.com/trees/charts/ancchart.aspx Ancestry.com Ancestral charts and census forms.

City Directories
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/misc/directory.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/citydirs.html Texas State Library and Archives.

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Civil War Records
http://www.cwc.lsu.edu The United States Civil War Center, Louisiana State University
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.html Confederate Pension Records (Texas State Library and Archives) Can search by name or county the Confederate Pension claims held by the Texas State Archives.
http://www.civilwararchive.com/regim.htm Civil War Regimental Histories
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ National Park Service Soldier & Sailors System

Databases
http://www.cah.utexas.edu/ The Center for American History Texas Newspaper Collection
http://www.familysearch.org Family Search Internet Genealogy Service (LDS)
http://www.gendex.com/gendex GENDEX - WWW Genealogical Index
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online The Handbook of Texas Online
http://ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm Social Security Death Index
http://www.gentree.com/gentree.html Online Genealogical Database Index (Over 500 Family Database Links. This site contains links to all known genealogical surname databases searchable through the web)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituary Obituary Daily Times
http:// www.archives.gov/aad/ National Archives' Access to Archives Databases
http://www.geneanet.org Genealogical Database Network (Built from family trees submitted by subscribers.)

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Discussion Groups, Mailing Lists, and Exchange Groups
http://genforum.genealogy.com GenForum
http://www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_states-tx.html Texas Mailing Lists (Genealogy Resources on the Internet)
http://www.genhomepage.com/communications.html Newsgroups and Mailing List (Genealogy)

Ethnic Genealogy Research
http://republika.onet.pl/ Polish Ancestral Research
http://www.library.ci.corpus-christi.tx.us/lhhispanic.htm Corpus Christi Public Library (Local History and Genealogy Hispanic Links)
http://www.texasczechs.homestead.com Texas Czech Ancestral Research (surnames, passenger arrivals, and more)
http://home.att.net/~Alsosa/ Al Sosa's Hispanic Genealogy page
http://feefhs.org/ Federation of East European Family History Societies (from homepages of member organizations)
http://www.jewishgen.org/ JewishGen: Official Home of Jewish Genealogy (Surname & town searches)
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/index.html Ancestors from Norway
http://www.ping.be/picavet/ Belgium - Immigrants in America
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/cghl.html Canadian Genealogy & History Links
http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html - German Genealogy
http://www.genuki.org.uk GENUKI - UK & Ireland Genealogy
http://www.ireland.com/ancestor/ Irish Ancestors
http://www.lusaweb.com Lusa Web - a meeting place for all of Portuguese Ancestry
http://hometown.aol.com/bbbenge/front.html Native American Genealogy
http://www.itv.se/~a1089/genealogy/gen-sv.htm Swedish Genealogy / Svenska slaktforskarlankar

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General Sites
http://www.pbs.org/kbyu/ancestors Ancestors, A Family History and Genealogy Television Series
http://www.CyndisList.com Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
http://www.gengateway.com Genealogy Gateway to the Web
http://www.genealogytoolbox.com Helm's Genealogy Toolbox
http://www.kindredkonnections.com/ Kindred Konnections : Family History Research Center
http:// www.rootsweb.com/ RootsWeb
http://www.ahgp.org/ American History and Genealogical Project
http://www.ancestry.com/main.aspx Ancestry.Com.
http://www.familysearch.org/ Family Search

Geographical Genealogy Research
http://www.usgenweb.org The USGenWeb Project
http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historic Sites Atlas
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/historic_tex_cities.html Historical Maps of Texas Cities Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

Getting Started
http://www.rootsweb.com/~newbie Gen-Newbie
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/beginners/5step.htm The Five-Step Genealogical Research Process

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Guides and Search Engine(s)
http://www.genealogyportal.com/help.html GenealogyPortal.com - Guides to Research
http://www.gensource.com/ifoundit/ I Found It
http://www.genhomepage.com/guides.html Internet Genealogy Guides

Immigration and Passenger List
http://www.tsm-elissa.org/immigration-main.htm Texas Seaport Museum (Includes information about the Galveston Immigration Database)
http://home.att.net/~arnielang/shipgide.html Immigration and Ships Passenger List Research Guide
http://www.immigrantships.net/ ISTG - Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
http://www.TheShipsList.com The Ships List
http://www.ellisislandrecords.org Ellis Island Immigration Records

Journals and Magazines
http://blog.eogn.com/ Eastman's Online Weblog
http://www.onlinegenealogy.com Journal of Online Genealogy

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Land Records
http://www.glo.state.tx.us/archives/landgrant.html Texas General Land Office Archives
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management
www.glo.state.tx.us/archives/landgrant.html Search for land grants by name of original grantee or patentee, county where the tract is located, file numbers, county and abstract numbers and more. A complete index to records in the Land Office's Spanish Archives and Special Collection will be added later this year.


Libraries and Archives
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~piercescga/archivereferral.html Links to State Archives and Libraries
http://www.gwest.org/gen_libs.htm Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the U.S.
http://www.onr.com/user/cat Catholic Archives of Texas
http://dallaslibrary.org/ Dallas Public Library
http://www.drtl.org Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library (DRT)
http://www.godfrey.org Godfrey Memorial Library (New England)
http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Houston Public Library. Clayton Library. Center for Genealogical Research
http://www.lva.lib.va.us The Library of Virginia
http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/branch/ge/ Mid-Continent Public Library Genealogy and Local History
http://www.archives.gov/index.html National Archives and Records Administration.
http://www.nara.gov/regional/ftworth.html National Archives and Records Administration. Southwest Region (Ft. Worth).
http://www.nutrias.org/~nopl/spec/speclist.htm New Orleans Public Library. Louisiana Division and City Archives.
http://www.sanantonio.gov/library/texana/?res=1024&ver=trueSan Antonio Public Library. Genealogy Dept.
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/index.htmTennessee State Library and Archives. Tennessee History and Genealogy.
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/lobby/genfirst.htm Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Genealogy Collection http://www.ark-ives.com Arkansas History Commission
http://www.cah.utexas.edu Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin
http://www.fspl.lib.ar.us/fsplonline.html Sebastian County Fort Smith Public Library (cemeteries, marriages, birth, deaths)
http://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/nucmc.html Library of Congress National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc/special_collections_home.html Alexandria (VA) Library

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Military Records
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/reference/records.htm US Army Center of Military History - Master Index of Army Records
http://www.no-quarter.org No Quarter : The VietNam Casualty Search Page (A searchable database of American casualties of the Vietnam War. Can search by name, city, branch of services or state.)
http://www.nps.gov/vafo/mropening.htm Valley Forge Muster Roll Database
http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/military.html Online Searchable Military Databases

Norwegian Genealogy Research
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/ Ancestors From Norway
This site is excellent for beginners. It will explain Norwegian record keeping, political boundaries, customs, etc., and it has a multitude of links.

http://www.vesterheim.org Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

http://digitalarkivet.uib.no National Archives of Norway. Digital Archives
This site has Norwegian census, emigration and church records which are searchable. It is sponsored by the University of Bergen, Norway. It takes a while to learn to use it, but it can be very helpful.

http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/ Norwegian-American Historical Association
The text of many of the NAHA publications can be accessed at this site. It is primarily about immigration history but can also be valuable for genealogical purposes.

http://www.sonsofnorwaywaco.com/ Sons of Norway Canuteson-Reierson Lodge #1-660 Waco, Texas
Here is a link to the local lodge. It will also link with the International headquarters.

http://www.bosque-norsemen.com/ Bosque County Chapter. Norwegian Society of Texas
Bosque County is the site of the largest Norwegian settlement in the South. The City of Clifton has been designated the Norwegian Capitol of Texas.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~maggiebakke/ulvestad.html Nordmændene i Amerika by Martin Ulvestad Volume I 1907
This a translation of a book containing information about thousands of Norwegian immigrants in the USA.

http://www.norwayheritage.com/pasquest.asp Norway-Heritage : Hands Across the Sea Includes passenger list from 1825-1873 with data for 62,000+ passengers from 425 journeys.

http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/genealogy/index.htm NAHA online from the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA). Includes access to Volumes 1-33 of the Norwegian-American Studies.

People Finder
http://www.teleauskunft.de/ Das Telefonbuch
http://www.switchboard.com A free national directory of U.S. residential information.
http://www.cousinconnect.com Cousin Connect Search for surnames database.
http://www.gengateway.com Gengateway. Searchable surname site.

Professional Genealogist
http://www.apgen.org/directory/index.php Association of Professional Genealogists Directory

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Swedish Researchhttp://www.foark.umu.se/folk/ 1890 census - free searches for five counties - click on the English version. Other counties require a subscription If the person one is researching was living in Sweden in 1890, you can use this source to identify the parish where they lived. This census is searchable by name.

http://www.slaktdata.org/en Transcription records for some Swedish parishes. This site has excel files of transcribed Swedish church records for some parishes within Sweden. While it is not the original source, this may be a good place for someone to look if their parish is included in this list. This list is continually being updated and it is a free website.

http://www.ddss.nu/english/default.aspx Births, marriage and death transcribed records for Skåne (Kristianstad and Malmöhus) and Blekinge - These are transcribed records but again this is a free database and some individuals may wish to start here if their research is in this area.

http://www.swedesintexas.com Swedes in Texas website documents those who emigrated from Sweden to Texas from 1850 to 1930.

Vital Records

http://vitalrec.com/tx.html Texas Vital Records Information (A comprehensive site for Texas Vital Records information, including courthouse information, prices, and more.)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm Where to Write for Vital Records Statistics National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
http://www.sos.mo.gov/records/ St. Louis City Digitized Probate Records http://vitalrec.com/index.html Vital Records Information United States (This site gives information on where to find vital records in the different states, territories and countries. Gives guidelines on how to order records and what the cost will be.)

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