American Ancestored Genealogy
Get started on your own genealogy with these resources:
Wisconsin Local and County Histories The Wisconsin Historical Society offers a search resource that includes the 72 counties located in the state of Wisconsin. Researchers can search the database and access documents for download and/or print.
Start Your Genealogy Research
Paths to Your Past The National Genealogical Society offers a video with information about researching genealogy and suggestions for getting started.
Starting Your Family History The Allen County Public Library has published a guide for genealogy research, including information about getting started with research into family history.
Start With What You Know The Daughters of the American Revolution assist people with genealogy research, suggesting that the first place to start is with the information already known about family history.
Getting Started Getting started can be the most difficult step in beginning to research family history. The Genealogy Today website offers assistance with using the Internet for family research.
Genealogical Research Researchers conducting genealogy research in the state of Illinois can use these resources to find and request information, including birth and death records.
Genealogy Techniques PBS offers assistance with genealogy research, including tips and guidance for how to conduct research into extended family history.
Genealogy Resources Receive information provided by the Houston Public Library for genealogy research, including newspaper archives, a Civil War database, and access to more than 10 million obituaries.
Get Started Researching Your Family History A genealogy project often begins at a local library because many libraries offer genealogical information to help patrons research family history.
Family History and Genealogy The U.S. government offers links and resources for genealogy research to assist researchers with delving into family history.
Genealogy and Local History The Newberry provides access to an extensive genealogical library to assist researchers. Utilize online research tools and explore publications designed to guide researchers through the process.
The USGenWeb Project Find a state-by-state database of genealogical information and resources on this site.
Resources for Genealogy and Family History Explore various online databases that contain newspaper archives, directories, and access to microfilm repositories with microfilm available for review and borrowing.
Prepare for Your Research Trip to the History and Genealogy Unit This guide provides tips and instruction for conducting genealogical research using maps, archives, and databases.
Genealogy Tips The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation provides assistance with genealogical research to help people find information about family history.
Genealogy: How Does the Process Work? Researchers might utilize resources provided by the USCIS Genealogy Program to learn about immigration and naturalization records of deceased family members.
Nationwide Grave Site Locator The National Cemetery Administration provides a grave site locator tool, which researchers can use to find nationwide information about grave sites located within the United States.
A Guide to Tracing American Indian and Alaska Native Ancestry
FamilySearch The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints maintains and provides access to an extensive collection of genealogy information about people of all faiths.
Genealogy Services: Frequently Asked Questions Utilize resources provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to locate family history information within the state of Wisconsin.
Genealogy Research Resources The Vermont Historical Society assists researchers with information about family history that occurred within the state of Vermont.
HeritageQuest Online Multnomah County Library offers the HeritageQuest research tool to find ancestry information dating back to 1790. You can also download information you find.
Tips for Locating Genealogical Resources in the Library of Congress Online Catalog Explore genealogy and research tips and guidelines provided by the Library of Congress to help you conduct Internet searches for historical family information.
Genealogy Research at the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan Genealogists researching Michigan resident history can utilize Library of Michigan online resources or the brick-and-mortar Library of Michigan.
Searching for Vital Records Learn tips for searching for historical information, including where to look, what information you will need to have initially, and what data you can expect to uncover.
Genealogy Records and Resources The New York State Department makes information available for genealogy researchers, including vital records from 1881 onward.
Genealogy Resources at the Archives The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has archived marriage licenses from 1911 onward and birth and death certificates from 1915 onward.
Genealogical Research Learn the basics of genealogy research with information provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior, including suggestions for where to find information and tools to use to find it.
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Basic Genealogy: This article outlines the core principles of genealogical research and sources of information.
Starting Your Genealogy Research: The USGenWeb Project offers step-by-step instructions with links to useful tools and a list of common research mistakes.
Top Ten Tips for Starting Your Family History: Try one or more of these tips to break into genealogy.
Be a Family History Detective: The PBS show History Detective Special Investigations solves historical mysteries, and this article shares their detective techniques for finding family history clues.
Genealogy 101: Family History and More: This article introduces methods for collecting and organizing family research and ways to improve these skills.
Ancestry Charts and Forms: Download an ancestral pedigree chart, a family group sheet, and other forms to organize genealogical research.
Genealogy Research in Military Records: The National Archives site offers many resources for genealogists, and this article is a guide for researching military records.
Personnel Records, Muster Rolls, and Genealogical Research: The U.S. Coast Guard explains how to access service records for officers, enlisted and civilian personnel, and lighthouse keepers.
Researching Individual Immigrant Records: Finding the right immigration and nationality records is simplified by this outline of dates and resources from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Genealogical Research Tips: The U.S. Department of Interior explains how to begin a search for ancestors, with a special emphasis on Native American genealogy.
Genealogical Research at the Library of Congress (PDF): This article describes what type of research genealogists should do before going to the Library of Congress and what resources they can expect to find in its Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.
Ellis Island Immigration Records: Information on millions of ship passengers arriving at Ellis Island and the Port of New York can be accessed through this site: Just click the blue "Passenger Search" button in the upper right corner.
Compiling a Family Medical History: The Mayo Clinic identifies the health reasons for knowing three generations of your family history.
Learning About Genetic Health: This article details specific medical problems that can be affected by genetics and family history.
What is Genealogy?: The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation merges traditional genealogy with DNA to find more connections in the family tree.
Public Health Genomics: Frequently Asked Questions: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers advice on topics such as how adoptees can locate information and how knowing family history can lower one's health risk.
The Surgeon General's Family Health History Initiative: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the majority of Americans do not have a record of their family's health history, and they can begin to create that record by accessing the My Family Health Portrait Tool on this site.
Using Maps in Genealogy (PDF): Maps are an important tool in tracing the movement of a family, and the U.S. Geological Survey discusses how to use maps, the best types of maps, and where to find them.
Take a Genealogy Quiz: Have a little fun and test your family research knowledge.
Oral History Interview, Questions, and Topics: This is a list of 83 questions that can be used to generate a family history interview.
Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History: Check out a comprehensive outline of the process of planning and recording an interview, including tips on how to ask questions, pinpointing problems, and self-evaluation.
Genealogy and Homestead Records (PDF): The National Park Service put together this useful guide to researching land records that pertain to the family tree.
Ten Things You May Not Know About the Roosevelts: This fascinating article about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt highlights some of the very things a genealogist looks for: interesting relatives, a marriage certificate, and juicy family stories.
Family History Research: This introductory guide includes cautions for wise use of the Internet, verifying information, and respecting the privacy of relatives.
Caring for Your Family Papers (PDF): Historical documents can be fragile, and this article gives practical advice for preserving photos, papers, and books.
Family Business: How You Find It and How You Keep It: This expansive article covers surname origins, cemetery searches and how to take an impression of a gravestone, the difference between primary and secondary sources, African American and Native American genealogy resources, and more.
History of Genealogy and Family History: An explanation of the British tradition of recorded genealogies and the development of family history societies can be found here.
How to Trace A House Genealogy: Knowing the history of a home can yield clues to the families that occupied it, and this guide demonstrates how to track down the information.
Preserving Your Photographs: Windows to the Past (PDF): The curator of sound and visual collections at the Minnesota Historical Society gives advice on how to identify and store photos.
Preservation of Artifacts: Discover the factors that can damage historical memorabilia, and learn how to preserve textiles, paper, photos, and items made of metal, leather, or wood.
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