Genealogy Websites

General

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet Cyndi's has over 240,000 links and is well organized and easy to use. Online Census Records links to sites of census indexes and census transcriptions for the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
FamilySearch is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' genealogy site. There is a wealth of information here about how to get started and where to find records. You can also search their family history library online. RootsWeb is a very large genealogy site with excellent surname-based and locality-based mailing lists and message boards.  Find family trees that have been registered with RootsWeb or submit your own, browse their extensive websites arranged by area of the country or world, or by surname, and search dozens of indexes and databases. 
Information on Vital Records by State  
Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room has links to online resources, bibliographies and guides, and tips on searching their catalog to find genealogical sources.  Also of interest:  their American Memory page has links to maps, photographs, military newspapers, slave narratives, sheet music, recordings of speeches, music, plays, and much more. The USGenWeb Project is a volunteer based, commercial free gateway to state and county historical and genealogical websites.  They also host numerous special projects such as the Digital Map Library, the Online Census Images Project, the Church Records Project, and the Tombstone Project.
Military Records USGenNet's 1895 United States Atlas is a complete, high-resolution US map that can be viewed by state or by county or parish, gives the population of each state in 1895, and includes maps of Indian nations at that time.  They also link to other sites with historical US maps.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Genealogy page has a wealth of information about how to best conduct genealogy research at NARA and elsewhere, and they also list independent researchers who can do research at NARA for a fee.  There is a listing of the weekly NARA workshops and classes offered throughout the country, and many suggestions for helpful publications and websites.  
 

Regional

Piedmont Historical Society covers the SC upstate with links to church, death, court, marriage, and military records, deeds, several upstate surname sites, extensive SC genealogy websites, a message board, maps, and more. South Carolina Department of Archives & History website has news and events, highlights of current and past exhibits, a brief history of South Carolina, information about publications, workshops, and seminars, and a genealogy research room.
The Pinckney District Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society This chapter includes the counties of Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union. South Carolina Historical Association
Index to S.C. Death Certificates South Carolina History Net   Spartanburg and South Carolina military information

African American

AfriGeneas is specifically created for African-American research.  Browse by surname, search census and death records, slave manifests, listen to slave narratives, advice on where to begin, and more.  USF Africana Heritage Project
Christines' Genealogy Website offers research information and news.  The focus is on both African American history and genealogy, with articles and stories about and by African Americans.   
 

International

European Genealogy Link Guide to United Kingdom Government Records is a guide to research in the United Kingdom.  "Topics" include immigration, adoption, wills, census, etc.  "Partners" link to the British Library, the National Archives, and many more. The guides will help you get started, and the extensive links point to over 100 useful sites.
GENUKI--U.K. covers the United Kingdom and Ireland, with a helpful section "Researching from Abroad" which advises North Americans of various online guides, publications, and societies that specialize in UK genealogy.  Also recommends sources for finding researchers who can help for a fee. Surname-searchable Irish Site

 

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this page last revised on:  09/29/2011