Rootsweb is a great place to start your Family History – a part of Ancestry.com it has your building blocks, ancestral charts, and family group records.
U.S. Federal Census data is made available to the general public 72 years after the official census date. Based on this restriction, records from the first census in 1790 through 1940 are currently available.
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add ‘virtual flowers’ and a note to a loved one’s grave, etc.
Cemetery and Headstone Records – obituaries and biographical information.
A comprehensive, categorized, and cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Ellis Island Passenger Search – explore a database of 51+ million Immigrant Arrival Records
This database is the latest step by the Virginia Historical Society to increase access to its varied collections relating to Virginians of African descent. Since its founding in 1831, the VHS has collected unpublished manuscripts, a collection that now numbers more than 8 million processed items.
The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration.
The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 600,000 digitized pages, representing 160+ individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Due to copyright restrictions, CHNC does not generally include newspapers published after 1923. CHNC can digitize through 1963 if the publisher’s permission can be secured and funding identified.
Access millions of open source genealogy records.
PCCL allows you to search vital records and has New Mexico genealogy resources as well.
DPL has Colorado census records back to 1885, city and housing directories, as well as biographies of real pioneers of Colorado.
St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West” and so many people came West via St. Louis. Search passenger lists for people who came to the United States somewhere besides Ellis Island. Sign up for their newsletter or search old issues for resources and tips on genealogy searches in other states.
Search through NYPL’s digital collections, photograph archives, articles and databases; and get help from their research guides and indexes.