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Genealogy Information

Links to popular genealogy websites.

Directories   Comprehensive list of genealogy sites organized by subject.  A collection of categorized sites by region and surname.  An interactive directory of free genealogy websites and data.  Directory providing links to a comprehensive list of research sites.

Family Trees and Networking  Many family trees with cross-references to names on other trees.  A private place to build your family tree, preserve your history, and share your lives.  Site for building and sharing family-tree pictures and information.  Learn how to search your family tree.  Hosts private family websites and includes free and fee-based sections.  A genealogy community-building and networking site.   Family tree hosting and charting program.

Texas  Center for researching historical information pertaining to Bosque County, Texas.  Research state and county public, criminal, and court records from this homepage.  Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  Submit requests for genealogy information.


Civil War  National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program.  American Civil War.  Virginia Military Institute.  Civil War Rosters. Canadians in the Civil War.  Library of Virginia Digital Library Collection.  U.S. Civil War Center at Louisiana State University.  Valley of the Shadow -- the story of two communities in the American Civil War.

Mexican War  Aztec Club of 1847  U.S. Veterans of the War with Mexico

World War I  World War I Civilian Draft Registration.  Stars and Stripes - The soldier's newspaper.

Other Military  U.S. Army Military History Institute (Carlisle).  U.S. Air Force Museum.  Cyndi's List - U.S. Military.  Links to military/war sites.  POW-MIA Records

Census Records  Initial free search of census collections from the 1700s; detailed research requires fee-based membership.  Links to free census records.  Links to free census records and abstracts.

Miscellaneous Research Sites  Search the National Archives for a variety of records by topic.   Visit the Bureau of Land Management's Information Center to search land records.  Focuses on Italian research, with instructions and information.  Search photograph archives using a variety of search topics.  Find relatives who entered the United States via Ellis Island in N. Y. Harbor between 1892 and 1924.  Official site of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS).  A nationwide cemetery database. Famous and not-so-famous people are listed.  Links to marriage records for the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.  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.  A good site for Jewish researchers, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish History.   Sophisticated search engine with links to Library of Congress collections.  Passenger lists, orphan records, military, and more.   Information concerning the burial locations of politicians.   A free community.  Historic newspapers online.  National site of the volunteer GenWeb project.  Search by state and county for genealogical information.

Fee-based Sites   In-depth genealogy data, family trees, and family histories online.  Note: Patrons have free access to this site at the library.  Original historical documents and more.  Family tree software, as well as general resource information.  Family history records from newspapers 1690 to present.

Products and Services  Purchase a DNA testing kit to help establish ancestry.  Genealogy books, CDs, and family histories.