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Internet Genealogy: What You CAN and CANNOT Do
Helpful introduction to the kinds of genealogical resources available on the Web, with excellent examples of each.

Rootsweb Guide to Tracing Family Trees
25 entertaining and helpful lessons on successful genealogy, including hints and pointers to some of the best of the web.


Cyndi's List
Huge site with over 60,000 links in 120 categories, frequently updated.

FamilySearch
The Family History website of the Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS). Contains genealogies submitted by Church members, the Family History Library Catalog, and information extracted from church and vital records throughout the world.

Genealogy Resources on the Internet
Links to ethnic groups, religions, maps, online periodicals and mailing lists.

Public Records Directory
Links to criminal records,  civil court records,  marriage records, divorce records, real and personal property records, recorded documents, jail and inmate records, sex offender records,  and other free public records.

Rootsweb.com
The Internet's oldest and largest free genealogy community. Home of the Rootsweb Surname List, with over 800,000 surnames listed; about 18,000 surname, ethnic group and locality mailing lists; and the WorldConnect project containing about 23,000,000 names.

USGenWeb Project
Volunteers host pages for every state and county in the U.S. May contain transcribed census or vital records, surname lists and queries, military records, biographies and more.

World GenWeb Project
Sites hosted by volunteers for countries and regions of the world.


Christine's Genealogy Website
African American genealogy resources.

DeathIndexes.com
Directory of online death indexes listed by state, including death certificate indexes, obituaries, cemetery burials and probate records.

Ellis Island
Web site of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Search passenger records, get genealogy charts and forms, and learn about the immigrant experience.

Genealogy Center at the Allen County (Indiana) Public Library
Acquaint yourself with  America's premeire genealogical collection in a public library. There are many wonderful self-help resources such as PATHFINDERS and RESEARCH TOPICS  to further your research.

JewishGen: Jewish Genealogy
Discussion groups, databases including the Shtetlseeker and Family Finder, and links to other Jewish genealogy sites.

National Archives and Records Administration (1930 Census)
Learn how the census was taken, which  records survive today, and how to find microfilm that may contain your family's records.

ObitFinder
Search 200,000 recent obituaries from U.S. newspapers. Some archives retained as long as a year.

Social Security Death Index
Contains 63 million+ records of persons who had Social Security Numbers and whose death was reported to the Social Security Administration.

Supplies, Forms, Charts
Download or print charts and forms from the web, or find someone to print that enormous family tree for a reunion.

Vital Records
Where to write for birth, death and marriage records.


Cyndi's Washington Links
Everything from classes to take to the Washington Cemetery Project.

Eastside Genealogical Society
The Eastside Genealogical Society serves communities east of Seattle, King County, Washington.

Indian Tribal Records for Washington Tribes
A great starting point for researching Native American Roots in Washington.

King County GenWeb Project
Queries, obits and cemetery records, links to research resources. Check out the archives page for a 1909 King County map.

Learn @ Ancestry.com
Getting started, how to search and organize your finds, computers and genealogy, about geography and maps, access to weekly columns and newsletters.

National Archives and Records Administration
NARA's Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle).

Olympia Genealogical Society
The Olympia Genealogical society was founded in 1974, to promote the study, interest and research of family and local histories, and to encourage assistance, cooperation and guidance to members, friends, and the community

South King County Genealogical Society
Local genealogical societies offer speakers and workshops, regional and ethnic interest groups, books and supplies, and helpful mentors.


 Database Links


Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy information and records including US Immigration records, Social Security Death Index, and Census images from the US, UK, and Ireland. In-library use only. Ancestry Library Edition is not available to patrons outside the library.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogy books and serials, primarily from the early 1900's and Federal Census data from 1790-1930.

Sanborn Maps 1867-1970
Historical, detailed maps of urban areas in Washington State, including Seattle and the Puget Sound.


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