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Research Support

Our society is dedicated to supporting our members in their research efforts. Thanks to today’s technology, that support continues beyond each monthly meeting. This site is always open for our members and provides a broad range of resources, news and reviews.

In this section we have gathered information on numerous research helps and sources.  If you know of one that should be added, please Contact Us!

General Resources

  • Cyndi’s List – Cyndi’s List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years. Cyndi’s List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.

  • Internet Archive – a non-profit library with millions of free books, movies, software, music and more from around the world.

  • Library of Congress has a huge collection of maps, books and photographs.

  • National Archives. Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family’s ancestry.

  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has a large collection of digitized family Bibles, Civil War records and photographs.

  • New York Public Library has an impressive collection of private family papers and photographs.

  • The Commons at Flickr provides free access to photographs from from a growing number of archives worldwide.

  • Florida GenWeb – provides state-wide research resources as well as a directory to Florida GenWeb county sites.

  • USGenWeb Project – a directory to the state GenWeb sites.

  • Guild of One Name Studies – provides information on surname project studies. Use it to connect with others researching your surnames.

Cemetery and Burial

Immigration and Vital Records

  • Ellis Island offers passenger list searches along with immigration information.

  • Castle Garden preceded Ellis Island for immigrants to America.

  • Free BMD – offers free access to transcriptions the civil registration index of birth, marriage and death records in England and Wales.

  • Slave Societies Digital Archive include baptism, marriage and burial records from the 16th century into the 19th century. It is hosted at Vanderbilt University.

Maps

Specialized Research

Kimberly Powell as put together an amazing collection of Genealogy Online resources. These include family history databases, indexes and digitized records collections. Many of them are free.

Looking for a Professional Researcher?

Most of the members of our Society are researching their own family histories.  If you are looking for a professional to do the research for you, the Association of Professional Genealogists has a directory of professionals.

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