Getting Started

  • Learning Center - Step by step beginning instructions in genealogy research. Learn everything from starting with home sources to choosing the best federal and state sources to accomplish your research.

  • Genealogy Buff - A simplified research directory for the amateur family researcher.


  • Census Online - The web's largest directory of links to online census transcriptions! This directory includes links to federal censuses and indexes, state and territorial censuses, tax lists, voter lists, military pensioner lists, etc.

Death Records

  • Ancestors at Rest - Obituary links and obituary archive search engine.

  • Obituary Central - Death records such as coffin plates, death cards, funeral cards, wills, church records, family bibles, cenotaphs and tombstone inscriptions

Marriage Records

  • A to Z Marriages - Find marriage records in this collection of directories and genealogical information for the USA, Canada, and the UK.

Pennsylvania Websites

  • Pennsylvania Civil War Rosters - Hundreds of searchable Civil War rosters, histories, diaries, draft lists, Medal of Honor winners, casualty lists

  • Pennsylvania Spanish American War Rosters - Hundreds of searchable Civil War rosters, histories, diaries, draft lists, Medal of Honor winners, casualty lists

  • Free Pennsylvania Databases - FREE genealogy databases of biographies, military records, and passenger lists with guides to online census, maps, local genealogy and historical societies, and vital records to help find your ancestors and build your family tree.

Miscellaneous Records

  • Distant Cousin - Genealogy records and scanned images of historical documents from a wide variety of sources, such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, census records, ship lists, school yearbooks, and military records.

  • Genealogy Today - Daily genealogy news, surname queries, research tips & articles.

  • PastVoices - Find your ancestors through their letters

Passenger Lists


  • SurnameWeb - The largest surname listing on the Web, with over 83,184 surname registry pages, 3174 one-name studies and 6261 researcher listings and 11,408 surname origins listings and name meanings.

Web Directories

  • I Dream of Genealogy - Free online databases, compiled family histories, vital record resources, famous and celebrity genealogies, lost and found family heirlooms, genealogy search, professional genealogy research services, and submit your own family's records to the free databases. Search over 60,000 free online databases of marriage, birth, death, cemeteries from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, England, and Australia.

  • Kindred Trails - WorldWide Genealogy Resources - Linking the World Together with Roots.

  • StateGenSites