Some of Our Genealogy Research Favorites

Terrific Research Websites

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    Family Search

    FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.

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    Find A Grave

    Over 180 million memorials created by volunteers since 1995. 

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    Cyndi's List

    A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

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    Ellis Island Foundation

    American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC) allows visitors to explore the collection of Port of New York Passenger Immigration Records 1820-1957.

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    USGenWeb Archives

    Archives for the USGenWeb Project.

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    RootsWeb

    Search Billions of Historical Records.

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    Genealogy.com

    Genealogy.com is a source for family history buffs to find genealogical research originally posted in GenForum and popular genealogy articles. 

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    National Archives

    National Archives holds historical U.S. government documents (federal, congressional, and presidential records) that are created or received by the President and his staff, by Congress, by employees of Federal government agencies, and by the Federal courts in the course of their official duties.

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    Ancestry.com ($)

    Ancestry® helps you understand your genealogy. New collections. Innovative features. And over 1.8 billion records added in 2019.

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    Newspapers.com ($)

    The largest online newspaper archive. 16,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s, millions of additional pages added every month.

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    Fold3 ($)

    Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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    Findmypast ($)

    Over 2 billion historical records from around the world, including the largest collection of Irish records anywhere online.

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    Heritage Quest ($/Free)

    Free with Wake County Public Library card or by subscription)

Family Heirlooms

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    eBay

    Search for family heirlooms

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    Etsy

    Find historical photos and more

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    Facebook Groups

    Facebook host lost/found family heirlooms groups.

Book Resources

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    Google Books

    A searchable repository of more than 40 million titles, some downloadable as a PDF or ePub.

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    HathiTrust Digital Library

    HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items.

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    Higginson's Books

    Higginson Book Company provides archival-quality reprints of rare and out of print genealogies, local histories and Civil War regimentals. 

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