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Getting Started

  • Genealogy 101 -learn how to get started discovering your ancestry and create your first family tree with these guides to beginning genealogy
  • Genealogy How-to Guide - contains addresses and information about hundreds of archives and libraries and has step-by-step instruction for beginners
  • How to Start Your Family History - explains the 6 basic steps of research and gives a list of resources to get you started

Genealogy Resources

  • A Barrel of Genealogy Links - "How to's, where to's and what with's of genealogy"
  • Access to Archival Databases - searchable archives from the National Archives including World War II, genealogy, military records and more
  • Ancestors - the companion website to the PBS family history and genealogy television series
  • Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System - computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War
  • Cyndi's List - a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet
  • Death Indexes - directory of online death indexes listed by state and county
  • Ellis Island - search passenger records from 1892 to 1924 of over 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York
  • Family Search - a large collection of free family history, family tree, and genealogy records
  • Florida State Genealogical Society - provides Florida source materials for the study of genealogies, family history, and local history
  • Genealogy.com - offers a wide range of family and local histories, vital records, military records and much more
  • Geneanet - the purpose of this website is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research
  • Geni Family Tree Maker - a free family tree maker
  • inGeneas - provides searchable access to such a wide array of Canadian genealogy records
  • National Archives - resources for genealogists and family historians
  • National Archives, Veterans and Their Families - compilation of resources for locating U.S. military veteran information
  • National Center Health Statistics, Vital Records - where to find vital records: the links are provided for those users who want direct access to individual State and territory information
  • Pinellas County Genealogy Society - the Pinellas Genealogy Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of genealogical research, education, and preservation of Pinellas County genealogical material
  • Rootsweb.com - free genealogy community on the web, providing a worldwide environment for learning, collaborating and sharing for the expert and novice alike
  • USGenWeb Project - provides Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone
Cemetery Resources



Obituary Search

  • Free Obituaries Online - provides a guide for beginning genealogists on how to find an obituary along with general obituary search engines and links to obituary search tools available on the Internet
  • Obituaries Help - website designed to offer resources for obituaries, funerals and genealogy search
  • Obituaries Links Page - state-by-state directory of obituaries & obituary resources
  • St. Petersburg Times Obituary Archives - the St. Petersburg Times online obituaries have been enhanced to enable searches of their database back to 2002
  • USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project - developed in April 2000. Newspapers have given permission to archive published obituaries to help researchers. Staffed by volunteers, this site is dedicated to free online genealogy
Page last updated December 3, 2011