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Family History/Genealogy: Genealogy Resources

Key Family History Websites

BYU Family History Library web portal provides access to hundreds of databases, guides, tutorials, web sites, newspapers, and family history records to help you move forward your family history research.

FamilySearch is a large and diverse genealogical database of family genealogies, family history records, and temple ordinance data. It includes the Social Security Death Index, the catalog of the Salt Lake City Family History Library, a collection of over 200,000 free digitized books, a family history research wiki, and a program to prepare names for temple work.

Ancestry.com (available only on the BYU campus) is an extensive  family history database that offers more than 1 billion names in over 3,000 unique databases. Databases include U.S. Census Records; Ireland Vital Records; German Immigration Records; Historical Register and Dictionary of the U.S. Army 1789-1903; the Register of Revolutionary War Officers; and numerous databases dedicated to specific ethnic origins and regions.

Findmypast offers more than 1.7 billion international family history records from the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond with records going back to 1200. New collections are added every month.

World Vital Records is a MyHeritage company that provides a wide variety of vital records for the United States, England, Wales, Italy, Russia, and a variety of foreign countries.

HeritageQuest Online is a unique collection of genealogical information that includes online family histories and local histories, genealogical serials, census records, and primary sources in full image. It provides resources on towns and families from all 50 states as well as Canada and the British Isles.

Fold3  Formerly known as Footnote.com, Fold3 provides convenient online access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of men and women who served.  Also includes vital records, census records, and newspapers.

Mormon Migration  website offers inspiring first person accounts of international LDS converts who turned their faces toward Zion from 1840-1932. The autobiographies, journals, diaries, reminiscences, and letters link to hundreds of known LDS immigrant voyages, and they provide a composite history of those who crossed the Atlantic and Pacific, traveling by land and water to gather to Zion.

 

 

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