General Research Links

Family Search   Free
Discover your place in history with Family Tree, an easy way to preserve your genealogy online. See what others have contributed, and share your family story.  This free site is continuously being updated.  They currently have the 1850-1940 census available.   The site also has state census records from these states: Florida, (1885, 1935, 1945), Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Microfilms of county records are currently being digitized and records are being added on a regular basis, so this should not be considered a complete list of their assets. All records are scheduled to be completely digitized by 2025
Ancestry.com   $$$
A subscription site, but free to patrons at most Family History Centers, also most county and state libraries.  Has Federal census records 1790-1940 and many state census records, including Florida for 1885, 1935, and 1945.
Google Books   Free
A free searchable database of books, including genealogies, local histories, records, etc.
Castle Garden.org
Before there was Ellis Island, there was Castle Garden. This free site offers access to a database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.
Steve Morse
Stephen P. Morse's One-Step tools for finding immigration records, census records, ... Chicago Vital Records: Searching Cook County Genealogy in One Step
Genealogy.com $$$
A subscription site. Has Federal census records 1790-1930, Passenger Lists, Genealogy Libray, Local histories, and more.
Genealogy Bank $$$
Search over 1 billion genealogy records to discover your family history. Research the largest digitized newspaper archive online to trace your family genealogy ...
A Genealogy.com site that provides a variety of bulletin boards (Surnames, U.S. States, Countries, Immigration, Wars, and others) where you may post inquiries and/or review other researchers' posts.
Jewish Gen
Our free, easy-to-use genealogy website features thousands of databases, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and ...
Heritage Quest Online 
This resource can only be accessed through a library - but many libraries have subscribed to the Heritage Quest Online collection and offer it as a free resource for their members. Has Federal census records 1790-1930. Check out your local library.
This is the home page of a huge free collection of databases, family trees, mailing lists, message boards, and websites. Excellent site.
The Internet Archive 
They describe themselves as "A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form." A search of the Texts sections finds genealogies, local histories, published records sources and many other valuable genealogical documents. Like a paper library, access is free to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
USGenWeb Archives 
Provides access to a wide range of free volunteer created genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
Create Your Genealogy Website 
Register your own domain name and create your own genealogy website.
World Vital Records
National Statistics Office Philippines

Cemetery Links

Obits For Life - Free

Find A Grave   Free
An amazing free resource for locating the final resting place of your loved ones.  Also find Birth & Death dates, Spouses, Parents and Children listings.  Photos of Headstone Monuments.  This free site is primarily volunteer fed and claims to have registered more than 43 million graves.  You can search using a variety of criteria.  The information available depends largely on the volunteers providing the information and ranges from tombstone transcription to photographs of all stones in a given cemetery.
Billion Graves  Free
Search for your ancestors' graves using our easy search. You can access their headstone records, photos of headstones, and accurate locations of all the ...
Cemetery Junction 
A massive searchable index of cemeteries, in which cemeteries are listed alphabetically by state. The index also allows you to any other state from any page. Cemeteries that have been transcribed outside of Cemetery Junction often have links to transcriptions entered by volunteers not affiliated with Cemetery Junction.
Daily Obituary Times 
The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries. It is free and is searchable. If you choose, you can subscribe to have entries sent to you daily,ten twice a day by emai - the index averages over 2500 entries a day. You can search the indexes' database.
Funeral Homes Online 
Provides a comprehensive list of funeral homes, with contact information, by state and then alphabetically.
An archive of cemetery records from tens of thousands of cemeteries across the world. Search for cemetery records, browse cemeteries, and contribute your own ...
USGenWeb Tombstone Project 
Free volunteer driven projects for transcribing tombstones in all 50 states. As with all volunteer projects, it is a bit hit or miss, but it is well worth a look.Immigration/Emigration Links

General Florida Links

FLAfrican-American Roots Project 
Original material including but not limited to, cemetery transcriptions, family history narratives, photographs, documents and ephemera that is related to Florida's African-American People and their history.
Florida Cemeteries at Internment.net  

Florida Department of Vital Statistics 
Order Florida birth, death, and marriage records.

Florida Digital Newspaper Library 
Links to historical newspapers from around Florida.

Florida Division of Historic Resources 
FDHR is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the statewide program of historical resource preservation.

Florida GenWeb Project 
Provides links to genealogy pages in Florida Counties. Each County is an individual project created and maintained by volunteers.

Florida Heritage Collection 
The Florida Heritage Collection is an ongoing cooperative project of the State University System (SUS) of Florida to digitize and provide online access to materials broadly representing Florida's history, culture, arts, literature, sciences and social sciences.

Florida Historical Society 
Established in 1856, the FHS is dedicated to preserving Florida's past through the collection, archival maintenance, and publication of historical documents and other materials relating to the history of Florida and its peoples.

Florida Memory 
From the Florida State Archives, this site links to several collections of historical and genealogical interest.

Florida Memory Photographic Collection 
Features a searchable collection of over 167,000 digitized historic photographs from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Florida Tombstone Project 
Links to cemetery surveys performed by volunteer in counties throughout Florida.

Libraries of Florida 
Florida Library system site that allows you to search for and locate libraries throughout Florida.

List of Florida Counties 
Wikipdedia list of Florida Counties, with dates of formation, source of the county name, and what counties, if any, they were formed from.

Spanish Land Grants 
Florida land claims granted by Spain and re-filed by settlers in Florida after the transfer of the territory from Spain to the United States in 1821 in order to prove land ownership.

Florida County Links 

Alachua County Clerk of Court 
An excellent site with indexes of Marriage, Probate, Deed and other courthouse records - many linked to images of the original documents.

Baker County GenWeb Project  

Baker County Historical Society 
Provides info of genealogical and historical interest from Baker County records.

Bay County Genealogy Gateway 
Maintained by the Bay County Genealogical Society, this site offers info from a large collection of Bay County records.

Broward County Genealogy 
Links to resources for genealogical research in Broward County as well as cemetery records, marriage indexes, and information on founding families throughout the County.

Calhoun County Genealogy 
Marriages, cemeteries, archives and more.

Charlotte County Genealogical Society  

Clay County GenWeb  

Collier County Genealogical Society 
Lots of good links.

Collier County Library Surname Search 
Collier County Public Library has indexed the surnames found in their genealogy section and this link allows you to search that index

Columbia County GenWeb Project  

DeSoto County GenWeb Project  

Dixie County - Florida GenWeb  

Martin County Genealogical Society 
The Martin County Genealogical Society has several searchable county resources available including: Bible Records Project Cemetery Project Civil War Project Family History Books (in their library collection) Surname Project House of Refuge Project Member Surnames Obituary Project

Pasco County Genealogical Society 
Links, newspaper index, society newsletters, society blog,and service activities.

Florida Military Links

A Guide to Civil War Records at the State Archives of Florida 
Identifies and describes the state, federal, and private records pertaining to Florida's Civil War era (1860-1865) housed at the State Archives of Florida.

Florida Confederate Pension Files 
Provided by Florida State Archives, this database has digital images of approved and denied pension claims from 1885 to 1954. Typical files contain the original application, any supplemental applications, proof of service and residency, etc.

Florida Militia Muster Rolls, Seminole Wars 
Provides digital images of transcribed muster rolls from the 2nd Seminole War: 1835 - 1842, and the 3rd Seminole War: 1856 - 1858.

World War I Service Cards 
These cards provide name; age; serial number; race; place of birth; and residence; for service men and women who were either from Florida or who entered service in Florida.Genealogy Tools

Misc Links
Current Value of Old Money 
Provides links to sites that provide information on the changes in the value of money over time and/or currencies.
Date an Old Photograph - Roger Vaughan Picture Library 
Instruction/guidance on dating old English photographs, using many examples.
Dictionary of Genealogy & Archaic Terms 
The site provides definitions or explanations of many of the common terms, including legal terms, encountered in genealogy research.
Land Record Reference 
This site from Deed Mapper serves as a good reference for the various kinds of land records encountered in genealogical research.
Measuring Worth 
Calculators for determing the Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1264 to the Present.
The 10,000 Year Calendar 
Helps turn those "aged 58 yrs, 3 mos, 5 days" tombstone inscriptions into dates.
Where to Write for Vital Records 
This CDC site provides state by state links to offices where birth,death, marriage, and divorce records may be obtained.Cemetery/Death Records.
Ellis Island 
From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island. The Ellis Island site allows the search of passenger lists from this period and displays images of the original lists.
Ancestry.com has indexed the New York Passenger Lists by ships arriving to New York from foreign ports from 1820 - 1957. Many images of actual passenger lists are available.
Immigration Timeline, Library of Congress 
Provides an excellent and fascinating timeline of immigration into and migration within the United States from 1786 - 2001, along with events that caused or influenced the events.
Passenger Lists, NARA AADS 
The National Archives and Records Administrations's "Access to Archival Databases" has 4 series of passenger lists: Immigration of Russians to the United States, 1834 - 1897, Passengers Who Arrived During the Irish Famine, 1/12/1846 - 12/31/1851, Immigration of Germans to the United States, 1850 - 1897, Immigration of Italians to the United States,1855 - 1900.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services 
USCIS maintains historical records documenting the arrival and naturalization of millions of immigrants who arrived in the United States since the late 1800s or and naturalized between 1906 and 1956. You may request a Genealogy Index Search for $20, a Copy of a File on Microfilm for $20, or a Copy of a Textual File Copy - $35.
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