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Olive Tree Genealogy - Specializing in ships passenger lists, and other immigration substitutes such as Alms House Records

Images of Ships Passenger Lists These are the actual manifests of passenger names recorded at the time of sailing. Includes the unindexed New York years (1847-1892), Pennsylvania Baggage Lists (1809-1819) and more.

Palatine Genealogy Find your German or Swiss Palatine ancestors on ships passenger lists and other online free records. Includes a History of the Palatine refugees to New York and Pennsylvania, plus names of families and indentured children

Huguenot Genealogy Find your French Huguenot ancestors on ships passenger lists and other online free records

Native American Genealogy Resource Guide to finding your Native American ancestor, list of Mohawk family names and a Directory of Links to other Native American websites

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Canadian Genealogy Find Canadian ancestors in free online databases by Provice and Territory. Includes a Directory of Links and Resource Guides.

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NaturalizationRecords.com at Specializing in Naturalization Records for USA & Canada. Includes free databases for Naturalization Petitions, Passport Applications, Alien Registrations, Colonial Oaths of Allegiance, Voters Registrations and more. Also includes State Resource Guides to finding offline naturalization records.

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Canadian Military Heritage Project Includes historical background, timelines, statistics, battles, soldier biographies, women in wars, pre-1900 muster rolls & pay lists, Letters Home (from soldiers at the front), uniforms & equipment, famous Canadians, links to resources, and Resource Guides.

Lost Faces Find ancestors in Old Photo Albums Rescued

The Paper Trail Find ancestors in Old Documents online

Ancestors At Rest - Search death records such as coffin plaques, funeral cards, obits, wills, newspaper announcements, death certificates, vital stats registrations, family bibles and more

Ancestor Search Interactive directory of genealogy search engines featuring genealogy database searches and lots of search help [Kathi Reid]

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A to Z Marriages Find marriage records in this collection of directories and genealogical information for the USA, Canada, and the UK [Dave McGinnis]

The Genealogy Spot - Family Bibles and other family genealogy records. Wonderful help for genealogy newbies GeneaSearch Lookups, state genealogy pages, female ancestors, military rosters and data.

Free Genealogy Search Help for Google Just complete a small family tree for an ancestor and this site will set up the best Google searches for you, based on what you enter [Doug Barry]

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Ancestor Archive Free genealogy database of family photos containing online vintage photographs

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Surname Site Free genealogy data and links to other sites with data

GeneaLinks Marriage records database and links to genealogy and history sites in a categorized genealogy directory of well-known and not-so-well-known genealogy and history sites

All Genealogy Sites Directory of quality genealogy sites.

Surname Archive Free genealogy database of transcribed documents, lists of names from the past, and obituaries to help you find your ancestors and surnames and gain an insight into their everyday lives.

Colonial Ancestors Genealogy records and information about ancestors in the 13 original colonies.

All Surnames Surname links and other resources.

Geneabios Biographies for online genealogy research.

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Rare books, First Editions, and Bindery - Heritage Book Shop and Bindery is an internationally renowned antiquarian bookstore specializing in rare books and first editions.

Lost Faces Ancestor Photos from the 1800s

Wishing you had an ancestor photograph? Check out the 1800s photographs and antique photo albums on Lost Faces. There are over 2,500 photos in this growing genealogy collection

   

 

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