- Ellis Island
- Castle Garden
Two database sites allowing you to search immigration records from two major historical ports.
- FamilySearch FamilySearch is a website produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, containing a lot of genealogical records.
An ongoing transcription of the United Kingdom Birth Marriage Death index
Databases of records from Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Germany and other nations, focusing on Jewish communities.
- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
An index by state and county of volunteers willing to look up obituaries and local records, as well as take photographs of tombstones, only charging for copying fees and in some cases mileage. For vital record lookup, don't forget to check the county where the state capitol resides, because there are often statewide records there. Sometimes local counties might be more restrictive on access to records than the state archives are, even though the records are identical.
A resource for creating and finding memorials to your ancestors.
Social Security Death Index, Surname message boards and mailing lists.
- National Archives Archival Databases
The National Archives has Enlistment records for military personnel, lists of prisoners of war, passenger lists, and other information.
- Online Directory Site
An index of available City, County, and Rural Directories. Operated by Miriam Midkiff of the Ancestories genealogy blog, the website was created in May of 2009, and is a work in progress. The ultimate goal of the website is to be complete for US and Canada.
- Online Searchable Death Records and Indexes (US)
A state-by-state index of online indexes and databases of death certificates, obituaries, etc.
- Numerical Listing of World War II APO's between 1942-1947 For security reasons, during World War II, US Overseas Army Personnel often weren't allowed to include their location in letters home - Just the APO (Army Post Office) number. This listing can help you decode where your relative was stationed.
- Old Diseases and their Modern Definitions What does the cause of death on that death certificate mean?
A large collection of databases including the US Census indexed through 1930; Birth, Marriage and Death Records; Military Records; Immigration Records.
- Fold3 (Formerly known as Footnote)
Databases include, but are not limited to, Civil War, WWII, and Naturalizations
Historical Newspapers (1690-1977), Obituaries (1977-current)
- National Archives of the United Kingdom
Census, Wills, Migration Records (fee per record downloaded)