Databases and Other Online Resources

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African Heritage Information on Christine's Genealogy Website Web Links Available Everywhere

Links to Freedmen's bureaus, emigrants to Liberia, state archives, slave entries in wills, etc. Links to articles, many specialized postings.

AfriGeneas Web Links Available Everywhere

A site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. Web Links Available Everywhere

More than 1500 searchable databases. Guides to searching genealogical records. Message board for queries.

AncestryLibrary Subscription Databases Library Access Only

A subscription online genealogical research database

Association for Gravestone Studies Web Links Available Everywhere

Links with cemetery pages, other  organizations with cemetery interests and preservation groups. Book reviews. Frequently asked questions page.

Association of Professional Genealogists Web Links Available Everywhere

Provides access to professional genealogists in the United States and abroad.  Links with other professional genealogical associations. Web version of membership directory. Web Links Available Everywhere

Dedicated to assisting people with their British family history research.

Canadian Genealogy Information Web Links Available Everywhere

Mission: "To facilitate the discovery of our roots and family histories as a basic part of our Canadian heritage. To encourage the use of genealogy and the resources available in libraries and archives as tools for life-long learning."

Castle Garden Web Links Available Everywhere

An "educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened."

Census Bureau's Genealogy Page Web Links Available Everywhere

Contains surnames in English and Spanish on the 1990 Census, age search services and access to information about individuals in Fact Finder For The Nation.

Central Jersey Genealogical Club Web Links Available Everywhere

Home page of the Central Jersey Genealogical Club. Includes meeting schedules, links to genealogy pages/information, and the ability to post a “local inquiry” (Central Jersey Genealogical Club does not conduct research). Web Links Available Everywhere

Excellent site for tracking down long lost friends that you went to school with or relatives who may have registered with the site. Free registration required to use this service.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet Web Links Available Everywhere

Over 42,000 links, categorized and cross-indexed in over 100 categories.

Cyndi’s List New Jersey Web Links Available Everywhere

New Jersey genealogy sites on the Internet by category.

Family Tree Maker Web Links Available Everywhere

Links to over 70,000 websites organized by categories. Message boards for queries. Web Links Available Everywhere

Provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah. Ancestor search, other genealogy resources.

Federation of Genealogical Societies Web Links Available Everywhere

Provided by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Fee charged for membership. Information on over 500 genealogical societies, conferences, etc.

Genealogical Speakers Guild Web Links Available Everywhere

Are you looking for a speaker? Planning your next conference, all-day seminar, or yearly lecture schedule? The Speakers Guild Directory was created for you.

Genealogy Gateway Web Links Available Everywhere

Portal to genealogy information on the web.

Genealogy Today’s New Jersey page Web Links Available Everywhere

Links to vital records, cemeteries, obituaries and more. Web Links Available Everywhere

Provided by The Learning Company. Genealogy links, searchable name database, news, suggestions and how-to lists. Good site for beginners.

GenForum Web Links Available Everywhere

An online bulletin board where you can post questions or messages about your family and read replies from others interested in the name.

Irish Roots - Irish Genealogy Web Links Available Everywhere

"Irish Roots provides guidelines for finding your Irish Ancestry and information on the origins of Irish Surnames."

Italian Genealogy Homepage Web Links Available Everywhere

Links to other websites on Italy and genealogy. Surname database. Links to family home pages. Instructions for obtaining declaration of intention and naturalization papers.

JewishGen Web Links Available Everywhere

Links that concentrate on patterns and customs of Jewish heritage - including discussion groups, research links, organizations, etc.

Mercer County Genealogy Web Links Available Everywhere

Find out who is conducting genealogy research on Mercer County and let others know what families you are interested in researching on this site. Great source for local Mercer County history.

More Genealogy & Heritage Links - Mercer County Web Links Available Everywhere

Genealogists and family history buffs can find many sources of useful information by visiting Mercer County or via the Internet.

National Genealogical Society Web Links Available Everywhere

Site map provides quick access to specific areas. Online catalog for NGS Library. Book and CD-ROM reviews. Listing of other genealogical home pages.

National Records of Scotland Web Links Available Everywhere

The department of the devolved Scottish Administration responsible for the registration of births, marriages, deaths, divorces and adoptions in Scotland.

New Jersey Cemeteries Web Links Available Everywhere

Links to Cemetery sites on that are listed on the Internet. Browse by county.

New Jersey Genealogy Web Links Available Everywhere

NJGenWeb Project page, organized by county. Links to New Jersey genealogical resources - genealogical and historical societies, New Jersey newspapers on the Web. Lists of addresses for professional genealogists and LDS Family History Centers in New Jersey.

New Jersey Genealogy Forum Web Links Available Everywhere

Forum for genealogists to post New Jersey genealogy information and queries. This forum is presented by

New Jersey Genealogy Information from Access Genealogy Web Links Available Everywhere

“Free New Jersey Genealogy Data and Links.”

New Jersey State Archives Web Links Available Everywhere

"The State Archives is New Jersey's official research center for public records of enduring historical value. Considering that many vital records, land documents, probate records and military service papers were filed centrally by the Colony and State of New Jersey, the State Archives is a treasure trove for genealogists and historians. The State Archives is also the official repository for microfilm of county clerks’ and surrogates’ records produced by the LDS Church and of film of local newspapers produced by the New Jersey Newspaper Project. Current holdings amount to over 37,000 cubic feet of paper records and over 32,000 reels of microfilm. Our records date from the founding of New Jersey as a British colony in 1664 up to the present."

New Jersey State Library's Genealogy and Local History Collection Web Links Available Everywhere

Links to genealogical resources the State Library has to offer.

New Jersey Vital Records Web Links Available Everywhere

The Office of Vital Statistics and Registry registers vital events and maintains the following vital records:

  • Birth, marriage and death records back to 1901
  • Domestic partnership records back to 2004
  • Civil union records back to 2007
  • Adoptions – foreign and domestic
  • Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth data back to 1969
Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians Web Links Available Everywhere

Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry. Web Links Available Everywhere

Links to many sites and files, some with descriptions. Links to many USGenWeb sites. Surname and US county resources indexes.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Web Links Available Everywhere

Site includes links to digital collections, exhibitions, history and "Selected Internet sources of information on Africa and the African Diaspora."

Social Security Death Index Web Links Available Everywhere

"The Death Master File (DMF) ... currently contains over 89 million records and is updated weekly. The file is created from internal SSA records of deceased persons possessing social security numbers and whose deaths were reported to the SSA."

Society of American Archivists Web Links Available Everywhere

Clear explanation of what archives are. Information on donating materials to archives. Primarily of interest to archivists.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Web Links Available Everywhere

Allows visitors to explore the extraordinary collection of immigrant arrival records stored in the Ellis Island Archives.

Ultimate Guide to Military Records in Genealogy Web Links Available Everywhere

Although not always considered in genealogical research when looking for things like birth, marriage and death information, military records can give you a wealth of information you won’t find anywhere else.  

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Web Links Available Everywhere

Contains immigration forms, statistics, studies and reports.

USGenWeb Web Links Available Everywhere

Home page for USGenWeb Project. State pages. State Archive pages. Links to transcribed census materials. Cemetery transcriptions and volunteer look-ups for cemeteries.

White Pages Web Links Available Everywhere

People Search. Find Contact Information on yourself or anyone else.