Ancestry $

Comprehensive source for U.S. and foreign materials.  Free at many libraries.  Paid subscription needed. for home use after free trial period

Family Search 

World’s largest collection of genealogical records available on microfilm and online. 

My Heritage $

MyHeritage is a subscription site with 10B international historical records, 104M registered users and 45M family trees. It empowers users to build their family trees and make family connections. An institutional version of MyHeritage is available for free. . Over 3M people have done DNA tests with MyHeritage. 

Cyndi’s List 

A categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.  A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Historical and government records can help you trace your heritage. Use these free resources to research and build your family tree.

Find My Past $ 

For those with British or Irish roots, Findmypast is a UK-based online genealogy service that hosts over 4B searchable records of census, directory and historical records information.

A good place to start. Here people can post their family trees and connect them to other people’s family trees. Lots of data here, but since anyone can add whatever they want, there is also lots of incorrect data.


WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. 


Repository of United States military records

Genealogy Indexer

Search historical directories, yizkor books, military lists,community and personal histories, pages of Polish secondary school annual reports and other school sources. 

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Immigration Records at the National Archives Online Tools 

National Archives and Record Administration – Ship Passenger arrival records

Ellis Island Passenger List 

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island – Passenger Search 

The website has a searchable database of all arrivals since its opening in 1892. Home of 65 million records of passengers arriving to the Port of New York from 1820-1957.

Steve Morse-The One-Step Website

contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. 

Canadian Naturalization Records 

This website created by Olive Tree Genealogy includes basic information on the types of records to consult when researching Canadian naturalization, immigration, and emigration. 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 7, 12 pm Pacific

Speaker: Gal Zrihen, Senior Product Manager, Genetic Specialist MyHeritage

 Analyzing your DNA with New Advanced MyHeritage Tools and Features

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Sunday, September 29, 1 pm Pacific

Speaker: Emily Garber, Genealogist

 How Did They Get From There to Here? – Bradshaw’s Railway Guide and Other Tools of Discovery

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