Census Finder
A Directory of Free Census Records. We have compiled this growing directory of census links to help you locate free census records online. More census records are added weekly.

Ellis Island Genealogy
Many people today are interested in learning more about their family’s origins. To do so, they have to trace the stories of their ancestors through the centuries, usually through more than one country. One way that people do this is by looking through original records of the immigrants who came through Ellis Island.

Ellis Island Records
Ellis Island Online is a state of the art database of immigration records. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for future generations.

Ellis Island History (Thanks to Mary)'s article with additional links.

Family Search
The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that includes the names of more than 3 billion deceased people. It is the largest collection of its kind in the world. The Family History Library is located at 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT. For further information, call (801) 240-2331 from the United States and Canada.

Find A Grave
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.

Genealogy by State
Find an A-Z list of states' genealogy resources. lists small and large cemeteries throughout Illinois by county, and provides longitude and latitude of the cemeteries as well as links to Google Maps and Mapquest to help find a cemetery.

Obituary Central
A comprehensive directory of links to online obituaries, cemetery inscriptions, birth, marriage, and death notices, arranged by state and county.

One Great Family One
GreatFamily is a cooperative effort between you and the rest of the world. It is an online genealogical service which allows everyone to combine their knowledge and data to build one huge, shared database. OneGreatFamily is more than a simple collection of different family trees. Using breakthrough technology, OneGreatFamily is actually linking all of the family trees together into one great family.

Rootsweb Genealogy
As one of the oldest and largest free genealogy sites, it has become an extensive online community for amateur researchers. With a list of nearly one million surnames, chances are you will be able to find information on your family name.

US Census Bureau
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US Gen Web
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. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

US Vital Records
Vital Records are the important family records, birth, death, marriage and divorce documents that are filed as public records with the state*, county, commonwealth or territory whenever such an event occurs. We provide a quick convenient way to order the four main "Vital Records" online. USA Vital is located at 1760 Gaylord Street, Denver, Colorado 80206. Phone us at (800) 315-7678 or outside USA at (303) 455-8855.

V.A. National Cemeteries Gravesite Locator
Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

U.S. Citizenship Resources
Many resources are available to help trace the genealogy of the immigrants and people in the United States today. To help you learn more about Ellis Island, we have put together this handy guide. We hope that it helps you learn about this important part of our history and heritage.

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