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Genealogy Links

  • AfriGeneas - AfriGeneas provides resources, leadership, promotion and advocacy for the mutual development and use of a system of genealogy for researching African related ancestry.
  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center - The ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large. We have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world. Our staff specializes in genealogy and is always available to help.

  • Ancestral Findings - Free genealogy research of birth, census, death, land, marriage, military and state LDS records indexes.

  • Ancestry - The largest collection of family history records on the web, with access to more than two billion names.  PPL has a subscription to this site which you may access in the library.
  • Bremen Public Library - Bremen, Indiana public library has obituaries (from the Bremen newspaper) and cemetery records online.

  • Castle Garden - offers free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
  • Chronicling America - Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

  • Cyndi's List - A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
  • Ellis Island - More than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States 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." Manifests were used to examine immigrants upon arrival in the United States.

    Now you can search these millions of records for information on individual Ellis Island passengers.
  • Family Search - Search the world's largest family history library.

  • Fold3 - Footnote The web's premier collection of original military records. If asked use library card for ID number.

  • Genealogy Blog  - A great site for all the latest genealogy news.

  • Genealogy Page of the US National Archives - This section of the National Archives site provides links to genealogical research guides, genealogical data, microform catalogs and finding aids, information about policy issues affecting genealogists, genealogy workshops and courses, genealogical resources on the internet, and descriptions of the National Archives research facilities.
  • Genealogía Española - The Spanish GenWeb site.
  • HeritageQuest Online - an online repository of sources for patrons researching family and local history. Records available include images and indexes of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 - 1930, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) compiled by the staff of the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library, selected records from the Revolutionary War, the Freedman's Bank, and over 20,000 books.  Access it here, with your Plymouth Public Library card.
  • Hoosier Heritage - Indiana history and genealogy online.  Browse collections of historical materials (text, images, video, and more) from libraries across Indiana.

  • Indiana Genealogical Society - Fostering an interest in all peoples who contributed in any way to the establishment and perpetuation of the state of Indiana.
  • Indiana Memory - Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.

  • Marshall County Historical Society and Museum - The museum houses the Marshall County genealogy and historical research library. There is a surname index file with over 700,000 entries, microfilmed county newspapers dating back to 1844, Sanborn fire maps, census records, and naturalization records.

  • Marshall County INGenWeb - INGenWeb sight created  in cooperation with the Marshall County Historical Society.  This is a great page for local genealogists.

  • National Genealogical Society -  the National Genealogical Society is a dynamic and growing membership of individuals and other groups from all over the country—and the world—that share a common love of the field of genealogy.
  • Online Searchable Death Records, Indexes and Obituaries
    A directory of online death indexes listed by state, including death certificate indexes, obituaries, cemetery burials and probate records.
  • Online Searches - is your gateway to public records. Use their free Public Records Directory to quickly find the public record sources you need.
  • Plymouth Pilot Newspaper Obituary Indexes


  • RootsWeb - The oldest and largest FREE genealogy website.

  • The Society of Indiana Pioneers - For people with ancestral ties to Indiana.   
  • South Bend Area Genealogical Society - The South Bend Area Genealogical Society was established in 1976, to promote the collection, preservation and dissemination of knowledge and information with reference to genealogical and related historical data, and to instruct in research and documentation of said data.
  • Stephen P. Morse Search Engine  - Stephen has created alternate ways of accessing the Ellis Island and Castle Garden websites. In addition he has developed some of his own databases and programs to facilitate doing genealogical research. These are all collected together under what he calls the One-Step website.
  • USGenWeb - The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

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