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View Resource FamilySearch

Although still in beta phase, this impressive new genealogical resource from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) has immediately received the attention and praise of genealogical researchers. The providers have not publicly stated whether the site will offer access to the entirety of their 2 billion name genealogical record repository, but it already contains over 300...

https://www.familysearch.org/
View Resource Jewish National and University Library Ketubot Database

"For over 2000 years Jewish law has required that every husband present his wife, at the time of their marriage, with a marriage contract or ketubbah, guaranteeing the wife's financial rights in case of the husband's death or divorce." These Kettubot are a rich source for studying Jewish history, customs, and art, as many were decorated according to the locality and period and reflected local...

http://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLI/English/collections/jewish-c...
View Resource American Family Immigration History Center

The site has been deluged since the moment it went live in 2001, and users may very likely find it difficult to access. Those lucky enough to get through will find a searchable database that contains records on the 22 million passengers and ship crew members who passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. In addition to a basic passenger record (name, ethnicity, place of residence, age,...

https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org/
View Resource AncientFaces

There are countless genealogy resources online, but this site is unique. AncientFaces is a photo exchange, a database of photos submitted by users that enables people tracing their family trees to place faces with names. At present, the site contains over 5,000 photos. These may be searched by keyword, name, date, or location. They can also be browsed alphabetically by surname. There are several...

https://www.ancientfaces.com/
View Resource Find A Grave

Looking for genealogical information about long deceased relatives can often prove to be troubling and at times expensive, to say nothing of locating where they might be buried in order to pay your respects. Find a Grave is an excellent way to locate the burial places of family and friends, and it is completely free of charge. From their site, visitors can search for the graves of relatives and...

https://www.findagrave.com/
View Resource Genealogy Today

Humans have had a fascination with genealogy and the record of familial ties for thousands of years, and one need only look at the fastidious nature of dynastic record-keeping in ancient Egypt or the genealogies recounted in the Bible for ample evidence of this phenomenon. For the beginning researcher, or the more advanced genealogist, Genealogy Today.com will be a welcome addition to the numerous...

http://www.genealogytoday.com/
View Resource FreeBMD Home Page

Under the direction of the FreeBMD Project Founder Graham Hart, this very ambitious project has the ultimate goal to provide free Internet access to the Civil Registration index information from England and Wales. At its essence, the Civil Registration system was designed to record all of the births, marriages, and deaths in England and Wales, and has been in place since 1837. As such, it is one...

https://www.freebmd.org.uk/
View Resource Denver Public Library: Western History/Genealogy Department

The Denver Public Library has been collecting material on Western history and genealogy since the first several decades of the 20th century, and their genealogy materials comprise the largest such holdings in the Rocky Mountain area. For persons interested in utilizing their services, their site contains useful materials about their various topical holdings, such as primary manuscripts,...

https://history.denverlibrary.org/
View Resource Ancestry.com

The quest to find out about one’s ancestors is, if you will excuse the expression, as “old as the hills.” It appears throughout human history with great regularity, and manifests itself in a number of well-known places, such as the extensive genealogies that appear in the Old Testament. A number of websites are specifically intended to help modern-day folk with the search for their own ancestors,...

https://www.ancestry.com/
View Resource Denver Public Library: Western History Genealogy

Not many public libraries have the extensive online genealogical collection that is offered by the Denver Public Library, and their site may serve as an inspiration and model to those who seek to work on such an endeavor. First-time visitors may wish to start by looking through the "Browse Collection" area. Here they can look at genealogical documents culled from the Library's extensive holdings,...

https://history.denverlibrary.org/