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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.

MyHeritage includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 3 billion family tree profiles. MyHeritage Library Edition is also available on BYU Campus.

‚ÄčFold3  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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