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General Resources

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
An impressive total of over 50,000 genealogy links maintained by one dedicated individual. Information on specific countries is subdivided by province/state.

Family History
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) has earned the title of "the world leader in family history". Their website provides material for the novice researcher and includes a prominent link to FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service -- the LDS genealogy search engine and information resource.

Genealogy Gateway
The Gateway provides access to large collections of family web pages, surname listings, obituaries, military records and more.

International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists
To qualify as a member of this society, you must have an ancestor "ostracized from the family or society" for "acts of a significantly anti-social nature. Weirdness counts". A member of the RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative.

RootsWeb
RootsWeb claims to be the "original Internet genealogical site." Not only can users subscribe to genealogy mailing lists but they can search the Roots Surname List (RSL) database, consult passenger lists and access many more links.

WorldGenWeb
The WorldGenWeb is a nonprofit, volunteer genealogical organization "dedicated to the free access of genealogical information". Locate resources on particular countries by conducting a search or consulting subject directories.

Canada

Canada GenWeb Project
This bilingual site is based on the USGenWeb project, the purpose of which is to create a "global library for genealogy research on the Web". The site provides a comprehensive and well organized starting point for Canadian genealogy research.

Canadian Adoptees Registry Inc.
The authors of this site offer a free registry service to individuals searching for their birth or foster relatives. The site provides searchable databases, FAQ lists, information request forms, addresses of Canadian Adoption Disclosure Registries and links to a wealth of material needed to conduct research.

Canadian Genealogy and History Links
Over 1,600 listings organized according to national, provinical and territorial relevance. The site includes links to personal pages, cemetary records, military records and much more.

Genealogy and Family History at the National Library of Canada
National Library resources include "published histories of Canadian families and communities, transcriptions and indexes of parish registers, cemetery records, Canadian newspapers and directories, journals of Canadian genealogical and historical societies, genealogical reference tools" and much more.

NA - Genealogy Research
This National Archives of Canada site offers the family history researcher information on how to get started, FAQ lists and links to important genealogical resources in Canada.

Manitoba

East European Genealogical Society
Based in Winnipeg, this group offers valuable information for those with an interest in eastern European genealogy.

Hudson's Bay Company Archives
The Archives stores a vast body of "information on the human and natural history of western and northern Canada and the western USA". The collection includes maps, architectural drawings, photographs, documentary art and a microfilm catalogue.

Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism
Family history resources on this provincial government site include links to Archival Services, Historical Services and Library Services.

Manitoba Genealogical Society
This local site offers tips for starting your genealogical research as well as information on how to submit a search request to the Society's professional research staff.

Winnipeg Free Press Obituaries Online
This online index provides a searchable database of obituaries originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press from September 7, 1999 to date.

Military

The Books of Remembrance
Online reproductions of the six books "listing the names of Canadians who died during or after fighting in the wars". The books vary as to the additional information they include (i.e. rank, regiment, date of demise).

Canadian Virtual War Memorial
This site allows you to search a database of over 110,000 surnames of Canadians and Newfoundlanders who died in World Wars One and Two.

Ontario

Ontario Genealogical Society
The Ontario Genealogical Society provides an online provincial index that attempts to contain information about "every person who ever lived in the province of Ontario".

Special Cultural / Ethnic Groups
First Nations

Aboriginal Peoples Guide to the Records of the Government of Canada
The National Archives of Canada admits that their repository reveals how much work remains outstanding in regard to collecting and organizing Aboriginal genealogical information and documents. This site provides information and referral for interested researchers.

Assembly of First Nations
In addition to offering glimpses of Original Peoples' views of their own history, the AFN site contains a page entitled "Tracing Your Ancestors," that provides a couple of addresses and tips for researchers.

Acadian & French-Canadian

Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History
This site offers history and genealogy for both Acadian and Cajun cultures, including online links to genealogy sites, a magazine article index, a book list and more.

African-American

AfriGeneas: African Ancestored Genealogy
AfriGeneas supports and assists African-American and African-ancestored individuals, especially those in the U.S.A., in tracing their family histories.

British Isles

The Gathering of the Clans
An excellent database for information about Scottish Clans, culture, history and events. The site includes a basic guide to family history research, discussion boards and links to family mottoes, badges, tartans, Gaelic names and more.

GENUKI Home Page
The UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service website directs searchers to both online and print reference sources on the British Isles as well as to specific resources for each country (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands).

NA - Home Children
A searchable database containing names of children who were sent to Canada from Great Britain between 1869 and the early 1930s. The file lists an individual's age, gender, year of arrival, port of departure and other pertinent details.

Jewish

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada
This Manitoba-based centre is a member of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. It houses an archival collection dating back to the 1960s which consists of a database of newspaper articles, taped interviews, vertical files, books and photographs.

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
This comprehensive site includes a database of over 200,000 surnames and place names, discussion groups, the JewishGen Info Files, a subject directory of resources and links to Jewish genealogical societies worldwide.

Mennonite

California Mennonite Historical Society
The Society's site displays membership and annual meeting information, back issues of publications and items available for purchase.

Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society
Find genealogical resources - migration, land, court, school and church records, for instance - for International, Canadian, Prussian and Russian Mennonites.

Mennonite Historical Society of Canada
Outlines and defines the relationships between Prussian and Russion Mennonites, Amish and Hutterites. The site also provides a list of websites that document Canadian Mennonite surnames.

Métis

Métis Resource Centre
The Winnipeg-based Centre focuses on assisting Métis, particularly those in Manitoba and Western Canada, with their genealogical research.

Ukrainian

Ukraine WorldGenWeb
This specialized site includes general information and research aids to assist users in genealogical searches, regional histories, maps, addresses of dioceses and Internet links.

InfoUkes Genealogy
This site features some introductory tip sheets and articles to get started on Ukrainian family history research.

United States

Genealogical Research at the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration site acts as a guide to American online and print texts that contain census, military, immigration and miscellaneous records.

USGenWeb Project
The American counterpart of the WorldGenWeb Project is divided into regions by state, and by county. The information displayed varies to some degree but one can usually find surname indexes, cemetary, military and census records.




Last update: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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