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Commercial Sites

"Oldest and largest genealogy site". Includes California death index.

Cindy's List
"List of links that point you to genealogical research sites online".
Some portion of the site are accessible for free. Other requires registration like the Ancestry World Tree. The California Death Index, 1940-1997 requires paid membership.

Vital Records Information
"This page contains information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death & marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States. If you are looking for vital records from a foreign county, see the links to foreign vital records web sites."


U.C. Davis Library Online Reference Shelf
"Scholarly online resource evidence and records for use by genealogists and family historians".

Message Board


Organizational Sites

Ellis Island Records
Ships manifests searchable by passenger name. Free registration is required.

Genealogy site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can research the church's vast records collections. Also, you can access the catalog of their library where material can be inter-library loaned through local Family History Centers.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Are available on this site: Federal population censuses, 1790-1840, Immigration records and naturalization records. They also give tips and resources on how to conduct a genealogy search.

USGenWeb Project
"The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States."

National Genealogical Society
"Founded in 1903 as a non-profit organization, the National Genealogical Society is a membership of individuals and other groups from all over the country that share a common love of the field of genealogy."