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Genealogy: Genealogy on the Web

Introduction

Canadian Resources

Europe

Note: Some of these collections do not have significant genealogical content, but may be useful for general historical and geographical information.

Austrian Literature Online

"ALO is a digital library with more than 15.000 documents from the 11. Century up to the present. Books, journals, newspapers, manuscripts, theses and scientific essays are available in digitized form or as PDF."

Czech and Moravia Heraldic Library / Böhmische und Mährische Heraldische Bibliothek

"Only a fraction of the general production of the Czech heraldic literature can be found on the internet; [we] believe that the wider availability of professionally-styled texts will be of benefit to those who wrote and those who seek information. Texts are scanned and saved in PDF format. We welcome assistance and cooperation on the part of publishers, authors and owners of prints."

Digital Library of Poland / Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa

Hungarian Electronic Library / Magyar Elektronikus Könyvtár

"the Hungarian Electronic Library became one of the most popular and most significant text-archives of the Hungarian webspace. Technically a civil movement has formed around it, due to the fact that anyone, even with the simplest of methods and means can contribute to the development of the collections."

National Library of Latvia — Digital Collections

"The aim of the Latvian National Digital Library is to ensure digitizing collections of the NLL and partner organizations, by making them accessible on the Internet. At present the Digital Library holds digitised collections of newspapers, pictures, maps, books, sheet-music and audio recordings. Coming soon - Audio & Video."

Russian State Library / Российская государственная библиотек

Digital National library of Serbia

Digital Library of Slovenia / Digitalna knjižnica Slovenije

Exlibris: уkраїнсьkа елеkтронна бібліотеkа історія, публіцистика, художня література

[Ukrainian electronic library of history, journalism, and literature]

 

Federation of East European Family History Societies

"Do your ancestors come from Eastern Europe? Do you have records that you cannot read? Are you aware of the vast collection of genealogical records from Eastern Europe on microfilm in the Family History Library, located in Salt Lake City, Utah? Do you know about the images of original church, census, and tax records found on the Internet for countries like the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, and Latvia?"

American and International Resources

African Ascestry: Find the African in Your American.

African American Genealogy Records

Ancestor Hunt
"The Mormon Church (LDS or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) is well known for their collection of genealogy records.  Search the Mormon Church's huge genealogy record collection in the free genealogy search engine."

Cyndi's List - Main
"A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online."

GenealogyBank
"GenealogyBank's 6,100+ historical newspapers include letters, speeches, opinion pieces, advertisements, hometown news, photographs, illustrations and more. These unique primary documents go beyond names and dates, providing first-hand accounts that simply aren't available from census or vital records alone." Requires membership.

FamilySearch
"Our records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. Resource of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

JewishGen
"JewishGen, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, was founded in 1987 as a bulletin board with only 150 users who were interested in Jewish genealogy.

Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
"GAMEO provides reliable information on Anabaptist-related (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations. Secular topics from an Anabaptist perspective and full-text source documents are also included."

US GenWeb
Volunteer-driven site offering "free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone."
 
Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
"As one of the leading genealogical collections in the country, the Library has more than 50,000 genealogies and 100,000 local histories. The collections are especially strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources. These international strengths are further supported and enriched by the Library's incomparable royalty, nobility, and heraldry collection, making it one of a few libraries in America that offer such collections."
 
Federation of East European Family History Societies
"Do your ancestors come from Eastern Europe? Do you have records that you cannot read? Are you aware of the vast collection of genealogical records from Eastern Europe on microfilm in the Family History Library, located in Salt Lake City, Utah? Do you know about the images of original church, census, and tax records found on the Internet for countries like the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, and Latvia?"
 
Internet Archive
"The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections."
 
 

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