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Genealogy Links

Links to websites with genealogical information

Family Search

Family Search, provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, offers free access to numerous historical record collections from around the world. This is an important source for census records, Freedman's Bank records, Native American census rolls, the U.S. Social Security Death Index, and marriage, birth and baptismal records from around the world. They also have a significant collection of family history books digitized from partner libraries, including the Allen County Public Library (IN) and the Dallas Public Library. Notes: Access to FamilySearch records requires a free FamilySearch account.

Find A Grave

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc. Over 143 million grave records to search.

Printable Charts and Forms from Ancestry.com

Family Search Learning Center

Browse hundreds of online genealogy courses to help you discover your family history.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970

Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in more than 12,000 U.S. towns and cities across a century of change. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. Plans often include details on construction materials and building use, and depict pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, dumps, and other features likely to affect the property's vulnerability to earthquake, fire, and flood. Combined with other sources such as city directories, photographs, small-scale maps, census records, genealogies, and statistical data, Sanborn maps provide an unparalleled picture of life in American towns and cities.  Notes: Requires login to TexShare Databases. Please see librarian for a username and password.

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries have digitized in color many Texas Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1877-1922, and the Library of Congress is digitizing its complete collection as well.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Texas Family Heritage Research Center located at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes genealogical publications such as printed family and county histories, a variety of Texas government records, federal census schedules, and many other resources to help you compile your family history.

Ancestry.com Texas

Ancestry.com Texas allows free access to Texas State Library and Archives Commission records that have been digitized by Ancestry and is made available to Texas residents. Note: This access requires the creation of a free Ancestry.com Texas account.

Cyndi's List

A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet provides subject access to almost every genealogy topic imaginable!

RootsWeb

RootsWeb is a free genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.

National Genealogical Society

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Genealogical Proof Standard

The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) was created by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. It’s used to create sound, credible genealogical proof statements, and gives genealogists a standard to measure conclusions against.