Genealogy

Heritage Quest
This database includes census records, books, Revolutionary War records, and magazine articles. It also has data from the Freedman’s Bank which was open from 1865-1874 to help African Americans.

Rootsweb
The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb  is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. To that end, it hosts many of the largest volunteer genealogy projects on the Internet.

Cyndi’s List
Cyndi’s List is a cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet, including American and International sources.

Family Search
Family Search was designed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but includes genealogical information on people of many religions and nationalities.

AfriGeneas
This site is devoted to researching African Ancestry in the Americas.  It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring a mailing list, message boards and opportunities for chat.

Ellis Island
The site gives the year of arrival, age and place of residence for passengers arriving in the United States by way of Ellis Island. It also includes charts and search tips. Researchers can also search by the name of the ship. Ellis Island opened in 1892.

Castle Garden
This website has information on 11 million immigrants between 1820 and 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. It lists many items such as the date of arrival, point of departure, and the ship the person arrived on.

National Archives
The National Archives website has some lists, but the site is more helpful for the information it has on how to research your genealogy and prepare for a trip to one of the National Archives sites.

US GenWeb
This site is staffed by volunteers who organize genealogy sites by state and county. Coverage varies.

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