American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC) - Located in the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and on the World Wide Web, the AFIHC allows visitors to explore the extraordinary collection of immigrant arrival records stored in the Ellis Island Archives. More than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the U.S. through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. Information about each person was written down in ships' passenger lists, known as "manifests." Now you can search these millions of records for information on individual Ellis Island passengers.
Ancestry - One of the largest collection of family history data online.
AncientFaces - The largest visual genealogy exchange on the Internet providing a free location for the exchange of photos. Thousands of photos are being scanned by their owners and then added to AncientFaces so that others researching their family trees can place faces with the names of ancestors.
California Pioneer List (CPL) - The California Pioneer List (CPL) is a list of settlers to California who migrated to or were born in California prior to 1880 (included in the 1880 California Census) and obtained from those sent (e-mailed) directly from individuals doing genealogical research.
Compuology - A geneology company, geneology resources.
Cemetary Junction Directory - Directory of cemetaries in the U.S., family cemetaries, Australian cemetaries, and obituaries sources and citations.
Debrett's Limited - Publishes Peerage & Baronetage, the genealogical reference guide to the British aristocracy and Debrett's Handbook, recording successful business people alongside titled families and the landed gentry. Debrett's provides the ultimate comment on all aspects of British society, past and present.
Digital Library of Historical Directories - The University of Leicester is creating a digital library of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century local and trade directories from England and Wales. Directories of counties and towns are among the most important sources for local and genealogical studies. They include lists of names, addresses and occupations of the inhabitants of the counties and towns they describe, and successive editions reflect the changes in the localities over a period of time.
WikiTree - On a mission to connect the human family on one free and accurate tree using traditional genealogical sources and DNA testing.
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