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- AfriGeneas provides resources, leadership, promotion and advocacy for the
mutual development and use of a system of genealogy for researching African
Findings - Free genealogy research of birth, census, death, land,
marriage, military and state LDS records indexes.
- 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.
Library - Bremen, Indiana public library has obituaries (from
the Bremen newspaper) and cemetery records online.
Garden - CastleGarden.org 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.
- A categorized &
cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
- 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.
- Search the world's largest family history
Fold3 - Footnote The web's premier collection of
original military records. If asked use library card for ID number.
- A great site for all the latest genealogy news.
Page of the US National Archives -
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.
Española - The Spanish GenWeb site.
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.
Heritage - Indiana history and genealogy online. Browse
collections of historical materials (text, images, video, and more) from
libraries across Indiana.
- Fostering an interest in all peoples who
contributed in any way to the establishment and perpetuation of the state of
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.
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
Genealogical Society -
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.
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.
Plymouth Pilot Newspaper
- 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.
- 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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