Resources and related sites
Resources and internet sites that may be of interest to genealogy enthusiasts.
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- 1 Genealogy organizations
- 2 Family information sites
- 3 General information sites
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Australian
- 4.2 French
- 4.3 Italian
- 4.4 Netherlands
- 4.5 German
- 4.6 Russian
- 4.7 United States of America
- Campbelltown District Family History Society Inc (NSW, Australia). We are a community organisation born out of the need to help others in our area learn how to do their genealogical research. We also raise money to help provide more resources in the local library's Family History Room.
- Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. This is an informal group of Genealogists who voluntarily assist others by doing look ups of U.K. records we have collected over the years. They call themselves "online parish clerks" because the major resources they use are the (ecclesiastical) parish records of births, deaths and marriages. The group concentrates on Cornwall.
- The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access.
Family information sites
- Ann Forbes (First Fleet Convict) and Descendants. This site is for Ann Forbes' descendants. Ann was a First Fleet Convict who arrived in Australia on the 'Prince of Wales' in 1788. There are now many thousands of descendants and quite a lot of us are very interested in her life, times and family.
General information sites
- FamilySearch.org is one of the main international sites for genealogy. It is a resource of the CJCLDS, a religious organization. (Gramps includes an LDS tab for their unique ordinances information.)
- GENUKI presents a large collection of genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
- RootsWeb is the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community.
- Wikipedia is a useful resource for sourcing place names and their histories. Text, maps and related images are available under the GNU Free Documentation License or a similar, freely distributable licence.
- Cyndi's List Over a quarter of a million genealogy related links.
- Rodovid.org is a MediaWiki-based genealogy site.
- WeRelate.org is a free wiki-based genealogy site covering people, families, places, sources, etc.
- Genealogy Wikia or "Familypedia" is a free wiki-based genealogy site covering individuals, families, places, sources, etc; includes substantial copying of Wikipedia material about genealogy and places and people, then enhancing it.
- Internet Archive purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
- Hathi Trust Digital Library is a very large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.
- WikiSource is an online library of free content publications, collected and maintained by a community. Collaborative transcriptions are welcome.
- Family Tree Forum is a free genealogy forum; also contains extensive Reference Library with research guides & external links, as well as Surname Database, Timeline, online magazine, Costume Gallery, plus much more!
- Public Record Office Victoria: this site provides a wide range of services to enable researchers to access the public records of Victoria. Links to immigration and emmigration records such as the Index to Registers of Assisted British Immigrants 1839-1871 and Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports 1852-1923
- Cameron genealogies: this website celebrates those who descend from the Clan of the name of Cameron, in Australia.
- Cemeteries of S.W. Victoria: a useful collection of cemetery records. Keep in mind that before 1851, Victoria did not exist and the area was known as New South Wales.
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission: the Debt of Honour Register is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars... The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.
- First Fleet is a searchable database from the University of Wollongong. A text listing of the first three fleets is also available.
- Australian Cemetery Geolocations A list of more than 3000 Australian cemeteries, with co-ordinates and a map to help locate each one.
- Bigenet lists available certificates provided by some genealogical societies/associations.
- French Nationales Archives.
- French Public Online archives and ressources. Also access by type of search and Provinces/Counties or cities.
- The Fichier Origine and BMS2000 databases for search in Quebec.
- GeneaBank is a data sharing system between genealogical societies: in addition to a secured access to data records, GeneaBank offers an exchange system of points that allows any member of any participating society to browse anyone of the records that are provided by any society. This exchange system is only dedicated to manage possible discreapancies between consummating societies and providing societies.
- Library and Archives Canada facilitates the discovery of our roots and family histories as a basic part of our Canadian heritage.
- Aube's Archives (10) provides collaborative indexes.
- Didier OTT database with more than 200 000 individuals on East France.
- Favrejhas is a genealogical database with more than 600 000 individuals on North France.
- Roglo is a database with around 4 000 000 individuals.
- Exchange Lists
- Association des Releveurs Bénévoles pour la Recherche et l'Entraide (A.R.B.R.E):
- Aveyron County (12)
- CousAin is an index for Ain's Archives (01).
- Lecture et Informatisation des Sources Archivistiques: Lisa (90).
- Registres18 with records on Cher (18).
- Noms de Vendée provides a surnames index for Vendée (85).
- Arbre généalogique is a directory for web sites related to genealogy.
- The Centre d'Entraide Généalogique de France (C.E.G.F) is a Portail which provides some genealogical resources.
- The Departmental Center of History of the Families has a vast genealogical library dealing with the families of France. It holds important funds of files concerning the whole of the French territory. (See the databases)
- France Cyndi's List of genealogy sites on internet.
- FranceGenWeb is a portal for genealogy.
- Some locales and nationales bases.
- France Genealogy Links lists sites that have online genealogy resources, many of them free.
- Portal from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication with some information and 9 databases.
- Genealogie.org provides some resources for french related searches in America.
- Geneawiki is a wiki related to genealogy.
- Geneasoft lists most up-to-date genealogical information and programs.
- WikiGenWeb the wiki of FranceGenWeb.
See also the US National Archives.
- America/France is a bilingual digital library made available by the Bibliothèque nationale de France in partnership with the Library of Congress the great library of Washington. It explores the history of the French presence in North America from the first decades of the 16th Century to the end of the 19th Century.
- Ancestramil provides useful informations about ancestors who were soldiers during their lifetime.
- APEnet (Archives Portal Europe) aims to build an Internet Gateway for Documents and Archives in Europe where fourteen European National Archives in close cooperation with the Europeana initiative will create a common access point to European archival descriptions and digital collections.
- Archives d'outre-mer is a repository with most documents related to olds colonies. Every country where French government was present (all continent) are listed. You may find some maps, images, data for your genealogical search.
- Archives of Québec (BAnQ) offers its services throughout Québec via a network of nine regional centres. This regional presence enables researchers from everywhere in Québec, or from beyond its borders, to discover and, in turn, present to others, the manifold pieces of our historical tapestry. The archival fonds and collections at the centres are accessible to the public, except for certain confidential documents.
- Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent. Related to APEnet (Archives Portal Europe)
- Canada/France is a collaboration between Canada and France Archives.
- Europeana is more what could be an european library using OCR and open source engine Lucene. Hungary, Portugal and France were active. Curently, seems to be a real European project. See also europeana's open projects.
- French Revolution Digital Archive is a chronologically-ordered edited collection of sources on the French Revolution.
- Gallica is the French numerical librarie with open specifications. Sounds, pictures, text are free of charges. Like Europeana, Gallica use OCR (optical character recognition) for search.
- Mémoire des hommes gives the public access to databases created from the digitalization and indexation of biographical records preserved in the services of the ministry of defence. It also aims to honour the memory of those who took part in contemporary wars and sometimes gave their lives for their country.
- For Russian and Armenian migrations, you can contact the Office Français de Protection des Réfugiés et Apatrides.
- PRDH (Programme de Recherche en Démographie Historique : The Research Program in Historical Demography) at the Université de Montréal undertook the exhaustive reconstruction of the population of Quebec from the beginnings of French colonization in the seventeenth century.
- Medals of Saint-Hélèna aims to create a database that will be of interest both to genealogists and historians. This work is especially important as the archives held by the Grand Chancellery of the Legion of Honour was destroyed in Paris in 1871. The Saint Helena medal, created in 1857 by Napoleon III, was awarded to the 405,000 soldiers still living in 1857, who had fought with Napoleon I during the 1792-1815 wars.
- OurOntario for search about Ontario province (Canada).
- National Archives
- Who (re)searches who?
- FamilySearch NL on FamilySearch.org
- Google NL
- Denkmäler is to memorialize the names of the dead and to collect, archive and make publicly available, particularly for use by genealogists, inscriptions from war memorials of the German and Austrian armies.
- compgen.de is a portal for genealogy in Germany. There you can find German genealogy-wiki, local online heritage books, online databases, address books and many more.
- Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge is registering the German war dead abroad and to ensuring that it is updated and monitored.
- Die Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek offers everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany.
- online transcription for the WW1 casualty lists.
- GlobalGenSearch - Genealogische Datenbank Familie Beuss
- United open access data bank "Memorial" is a bank of personal information about the defenders of the Fatherland, killed in action, dead and reported missing during the Great Patriotic War and in the post-war period.
- People's memory - Search of Heroes, Combat operations, Military Graves, War units, Documents of units, User's histories
- This project Pobediteli (Winners) is a civic initiative of a number of individuals and businesses.
- The Open list is the most comprehensive database of victims of political repression in the USSR (1917-1991), built on the Wikipedia principle. Site users and professional researchers daily add new names to the list, as well as supplement existing references.
- RIA Officers - the largest open database and photo archive of officers and formations of the Russian Imperial Army of the early twentieth century
- "All Russia Family Tree" is a research project. We research surnames of people, connected with Russia, and their family trees. Now it is a kind of "Who is (and was) who in Russia" site with display of family links. Genealogy is not a hobby, it's a reasonable way to research history.
United States of America
- The National US Archives and Archival databases.
- Online libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts.
- The Global Gateway - part of the Library of US Congress - is a multimedia digital library, built with partners from around the world.
- The Library of US Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications. The Library's genealogy collection began as early as 1815 with the purchase of Thomas Jefferson's library. See also the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
- CastleGarden is a free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
- Ellis Island: more than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924. See also this form and the advanced one.
- Mocavo aims to index the above resources and provides a search form.
- Stephen Morse provides an index of good links to accessible resources.