Genealogy

Access Genealogy, New Jersey page: Provides extensive lists of links to New Jersey genealogy data and resources.

Baby names finder: Includes 10,000+ names; search alphabetically or use their “find it” to narrow your search; includes meanings and origins of names.

Cemeteries of Morris County: From GenWeb, includes listings from four Chester cemeteries.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Classified gateway to online genealogical resources.

Daughters of the American Revolution Library Page: The starting point for researching materials at the DAR. Use the links on the left navigation bar to search different areas of the site.

Ellis Island: Online searchable database of over 22 million passenger names covering roughly 70% of the immigrants processed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. Set up a free account.

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service: From the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a search engine that looks through records of over 35 million names in its Ancestral File, over 360 million names in the International Genealogical Index (Britain, North America, and Finland), and the Family History Library Catalog with records from more than 2 millions rolls of microfilm, as well as thousands of indexed Web sites; free registration brings access to more that 17,000 collaboration mailing lists.

Find A Grave: A place to start when seeking to locate the final disposition information of an ancestor.

Genealogy.com: Where to start if you are new to genealogical research. The Learning Center provides tutorials and tips.

Heraldry on the Internet: Arms and armor, clan plaids, insignia, flags, heraldic clip art; search for coats of   arms by surname; links to other sites.

JewishGen: The Official Home of Jewish Genealogy: Includes a database of 60,000+ surnames and towns; discussion group; topics such as Holocaust, Immigration, Sephardic.

Midwest Genealogy Center: The largest free-standing genealogy center in the country, with three-quarters of a million on-site materials. The reference librarians will provide limited research, but in case you’re in the area, the center is located in Independence, MO.

National Archives and Records Administration Genealogy Page: Features essays on genealogical research, how to use NARA’s Census microfilm catalogs, naturalization records. Includes access to the 1940 U.S. Census.

One-Step Website: The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes over 100 web-based tools divided into a dozen separate categories.

Roots-L Home Page: Links to resources developed by participants in the Roots-L mailing list.

RootsWeb WorldConnect Project: The Internet’s largest collection of family tree files; contains more than 460 million names; people can upload and search family trees; contains contact information for submitters; users can add electronic notes to family trees.

Where to Write for Vital Records: Information for each state and territory; includes address and fee for obtaining each type of certificate; from the CDC.

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