Family History Web Resources and Links


If you know of any we have missed or information that needs correction please let us know so that we might update this resource page (e-mail: ).

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family Search site:

NEW FAMILY SEARCH currently under development with limited access.

Official church site with extensive resource information and links for family history research. Includes online Ancestral File and International Genealogical Index.
BYU Library, other Local and County Histories Online
Searchable, downloadable and printable family history documents BYU library + others.
Understanding Sources, Citations, Documentation And Evaluating Evidence In Genealogy
By Richard A. Pence
A common sense explanation of the subject. (Thank you,Richard A. Pence!)
The GEDCOM Standard Release 5.5
A very complete description of the GEDCOM file format and concept.
The USGenWeb Project
Nation wide volunteers providing Internet Websites for genealogical research in every state and county. This Project is noncommercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

Rootsweb Search Page

Rootsweb FREE PAGES home page

Rountree Freepages

Rountree Page (R536)

Rountree - Rootsweb Surname List [RSL]

One of the oldest free genealogical websites. There is a great variety of information, mailing lists and resource links here.

Provides web space of "Freepages" for surnames and personal gemology listings

Financial backing provided by Rootsweb still has a lot of free information. You must dig a little deeper into the site to find it.

Library of Virginia Search Link - EXCELLENT

Land office grants page

Virginia colonial records - Many viewable online

Thomas Balch Library - Leesburg, Virginia

Loudoun Farm Museum - Collections & Research

Virginia Links

Vital Records Information for United States (birth certificate, death record, marriage license, etc.)

Specialized Search Site
Fees may be involved. Can find some basic data free.

HeritageQuest Online Index
Free census data
Hamrick Software - U.S. Surname Distribution - MAPS
U.S Surname Distribution Maps

dMarie Time Capsule

Provides list of events and other for a date you select
Large online resource.
Check with your own library for similar offerings of free access to sites.
The Genealogy Home Page
A large index of many sites, including worldwide resources.


We have tried to stay away from listing commercial sites. There are many aspects that need to be resolved on who owns the research and has a right to profit. We believe that there is still a vast amount of valid information willing to be shared freely.

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Last Revised: February 23, 2009
(created - January 27, 2000)
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