Free Resources for Genealogy Researchers
- Resources for Genealogists
Start your family research, browse popular topics, find tools for genealogists, and learn about genealogy workshops nationwide.
- Land Entry Case Files and Related Records
These records document the transfer of public lands from the U.S. government to private ownership.
- Immigrant Records
Researchers can find information relating to immigrants from the late 1700s through the early 2000s.
- Naturalization Records
- Census Records
The National Archives has the census schedules on microfilm available from 1790 to 1940, and most have now been digitized.
- Veterans’ Service Records
- Genealogy: Ethnic Heritage Links
A selection of links to websites useful for ethnic genealogical research.
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- Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Passenger Search
This database contains 65 million records covering passengers arriving to the Port of New York from 1820 to 1957.
- NGS’s Free Genealogy Resources
Free resources available from the National Genealogical Society, from fill-in pedigree charts and complimentary articles, to a U.S. Census video tutorial and research tips and hints. Links to additional free genealogy websites.
- Genealogy resources from ISHS
Find online searchable indexes, digital access to historic newspapers, and more.
- Idaho Genealogical Society
Offers some local-interest collections, including Idaho maps and county overviews with links to additional resources, and a guide to getting started with your family tree.
- FARRIT genealogy page
All kinds of Idaho links, from finding in-state cemeteries and obituaries, to where to write for Idaho vital records. Check it out!