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General Genealogy
Canada
Ontario
Niagara
United States
United Kingdom and Ireland
Free Research Forms
Heraldry
Immigrant (Home) Children
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Maps
Message Boards
Newspaper Records
Online Genealogy Classes, Guides and Tips
Surname Sites
United Empire Loyalists

General Genealogy

  • Ancestry Library Edition - New
    Search Historical Records, Stories & Publications and Photos & Maps (Please Note this is currently only available from within the library)
  • Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
    Cyndi's site features over 235,000 links, categorized, cross referenced in over 150 categories and updated with impressive frequency! The list of Ontario sites is wonderful.
  • FamilySearch
    A database of over 400 million names from the Mormon Church Family History Library can be searched on this site.
  • GenealogyInTime
    GenealogyInTime is a popular online genealogy magazine with useful Genealogy and Rare Book Search Engines, genealogy articles, listings of the latest genealogy records, and more.
  • Olive Tree Genealogy Homepage
    Groups of detailed information sites, including ship lists, home children, tools and tips, Mennonites, the Dutch in New York State, and much more of interest to Canadian researchers.
  • Rootsweb
    A free searchable genealogy site with plenty of useful links and tips for tracing your family tree.
  • World Connect @ Rootsweb
    The World Connect project allows users to upload their family trees to the Internet. This searchable database contains more than 368 million names.

Canada

Ontario

  • Archives of Ontario
    Everything you need to know about the types of records held at the Archives, plus information on services, fees and planning a visit.
  • Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
    A wonderful volunteer project to index all the names on gravestones in Ontario. The project is not finished yet so not all names are covered yet. Once a name is located, the contributing organization must be contacted for details.
  • Ontario Genealogical Society
    OGS publications and branch information are listed along with links to other Ontario archival and library sites.
  • The Ontario Name Index (TONI)
    The Ontario Name Index shows where information about a particular name can be found. You can enter the first name and/or last name and/or a location.

Niagara

  • Local Names Index
    The St. Catharines Public Library, in cooperation with The St. Catharines Standard, has created a Local Names Index. This online index contains notices for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Adoptions, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Engagements, etc. The index starts from January 1, 1900 and records have been entered up to the early 1920s. Historical records are being entered daily.
  • Niagara Falls Public Library: Newspaper Index
    A database that indexes birth, marriage, death and anniversary notices as well as news articles relating to Niagara Falls. Click on Local Newspaper Index.
  • Niagara Genealogy
    Part of the Ontario Genweb Project. Includes a surname database, maps and historical information and links for both Lincoln and Welland Counties.
  • The Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
    This site includes, among other things, a map of the area, a Surname Index, and a publications list.
  • Welland Public Library Local History Database
    Databases that index surnames from local sources and headlines and articles from the Welland Tribune

United States

United Kingdom and Ireland

Free Research Forms

Heraldry Sites

Coats of Arms and Heraldry are most misunderstood topics. The following sites provide helpful information about the correct use of Coats of Arms.

Immigrant (Home) Children

Immigration Records/Passenger Lists

Maps

Message Boards

Newspaper Records

  • Free Obituaries On-line
    This site contains Canadian and international links that lead to free obituaries, death or funeral notices.

Online Genealogy Classes, Guides and Tips

Surname Sites

United Empire Loyalists

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