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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  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.

Saints by Sea  This website, hosted by the BYU Library, includes over 140,000 records of Latter-day Saint immigrants who came by ship from 1840-1932. It also includes links to autobiographies, journals, diaries, reminiscences, and letters that provide more details on hundreds of known immigrant voyages.

 

 

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