Nellie Pederson Civic Library

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Genealogy Information

Links to popular genealogy websites.

Directories

cyndislist.com   Comprehensive list of genealogy sites organized by subject.

linkpendium.com  A collection of categorized sites by region and surname.

searchforancestors.com  An interactive directory of free genealogy websites and data.

genhomepage.com  Directory providing links to a comprehensive list of research sites.

Family Trees and Networking

gencircles.com  Many family trees with cross-references to names on other trees.

geni.com  A private place to build your family tree, preserve your history, and share your lives.

genoom.com  Site for building and sharing family-tree pictures and information.

genealogy.about.com  Learn how to search your family tree.

myfamily.com  Hosts private family websites and includes free and fee-based sections.  

myheritage.com  A genealogy community-building and networking site.

tribalpages.com   Family tree hosting and charting program.

Texas

bosquecountycollection.org  Center for researching historical information pertaining to Bosque County, Texas.  

texaspublicrecord.us  Research state and county public, criminal, and court records from this homepage.

tsl.state.tx.us  Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  Submit requests for genealogy information.

Military

Civil War

www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp  National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program.

sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb  American Civil War.

vmi.edu/museum  Virginia Military Institute.

geocities.com/area51/lair/3680/cw/cw.html  Civil War Rosters.

geocities.com/cancivwar/cancivwar.html Canadians in the Civil War.

lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/index.htm  Library of Virginia Digital Library Collection.

cwc.lsu.edu  U.S. Civil War Center at Louisiana State University. 

jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/  Valley of the Shadow -- the story of two communities in the American Civil War.

Mexican War

aztecclub.com  Aztec Club of 1847

dmwv.org/mwvets/vgindex/htm  U.S. Veterans of the War with Mexico

World War I

userdb.rootsweb.com/wwi/draft/search.cgi  World War I Civilian Draft Registration.

memory.loc.gov/ammem/sgphtml/sashtml/sashome.html  Stars and Stripes - The soldier's newspaper.

Other Military

carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi  U.S. Army Military History Institute (Carlisle).

nationalmuseum.af.mil/  U.S. Air Force Museum. 

cyndislist.com/military.htm  Cyndi's List - U.S. Military.

geocities.com/Heartland/5978/GreatMilitaryLinks.html  Links to military/war sites. 

dtic.mil/dpmo/pmkor/index.htm  POW-MIA Records

Census Records

ancestry.com  Initial free search of census collections from the 1700s; detailed research requires fee-based membership.

censusfinder.com  Links to free census records.

census-online.com  Links to free census records and abstracts.

Miscellaneous Research Sites

archives.gov  Search the National Archives for a variety of records by topic.

blm.gov   Visit the Bureau of Land Management's Information Center to search land records.

daddezio.com  Focuses on Italian research, with instructions and information.

deadfred.com  Search photograph archives using a variety of search topics.

ellisisland.org  Find relatives who entered the United States via Ellis Island in N. Y. Harbor between 1892 and 1924.

familysearch.org  Official site of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS). 

findagrave.com  A nationwide cemetery database. Famous and not-so-famous people are listed.

genwed.com  Links to marriage records for the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

genealogytoday.com  Over 4,730 sources including Masonic lodge rosters, funeral notices, school catalogues, yearbooks, telephone directories, church member lists and more.  Both free and fee-based services.

jewishgen.org  A good site for Jewish researchers, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish History.

loc.gov   Sophisticated search engine with links to Library of Congress collections.

olivetreegenealogy.com  Passenger lists, orphan records, military, and more.

politicalgraveyard.com   Information concerning the burial locations of politicians.

rootsweb.ancestry.com   A free ancestry.com community.

theoldentimes.com  Historic newspapers online.

usgenweb.org  National site of the volunteer GenWeb project.  Search by state and county for genealogical information.

Fee-based Sites

ancestry.com   In-depth genealogy data, family trees, and family histories online.  Note: Patrons have free access to this site at the library.

footnote.com  Original historical documents and more.

genealogy.com  Family tree software, as well as general resource information.

genealogybank.com  Family history records from newspapers 1690 to present.

Products and Services 

familytreedna.com  Purchase a DNA testing kit to help establish ancestry.

genealogical.com  Genealogy books, CDs, and family histories.