A directory of over 10,000 free census databases available on the Web. The site includes census images, transcriptions, and indices, city directories, tax lists, and veterans census, as well as census information from all 50 states, the UK, Canada, Sweden, and Norway. An extensive set of links to useful genealogical sites completes this useful site.
The Church is the foremost collector of genealogical materials in the world. In addition to its collection effort, the church also makes the research results of its members available to other researchers, working cooperatively toward the goal of one world family tree. It contains links to do surname searches in their Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index, and to access the collection stored in their library.
Ellis Island was the major immigration gateway to the United States. It has been estimated that one quarter of Americans today have ancestors who came into the US through this port. Consequently, the immigration records available here are of primary interest to genealogists. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is the site of a new family genealogy facility and its data is now accessible via the Internet.
Sometimes a gravestone is the only link you may have to your vanished ancestor and his/her birth and or death dates. Find the grave sites of both famous and non-famous individuals alike. Search by surname and geographic location. Add the grave records of your own ancestors to the site. There are currently approximately 2.8 million individuals listed in this database.
Most of us have known the frustration of finding any, let alone detailed, information on our female ancestors. This database of female biographies, generously hosted by Rootsweb, is designed to honor all of our female ancestors. Most of the biographies here have been contributed by the descendants or relatives of these women. They may not have been famous, but their lives have all been "notable." In addition to the ability to search the existing database for biographical information, researchers are encouraged to submit biographies of their "notable" female ancestors so that their stories will not be lost.