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The ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource for the Northeastern Indiana community and the entire genealogical community at large. They have one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world. The staff specializes in genealogy and is always available to help.
Last Updated: 12 January 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
There are many paths to finding your family story. Trace your family generations back with a family tree or uncover your ethnicity with AncestryDNA.
Last Updated: 9 December 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
A number of the Protestant churches of Germany are cooperating to digitize copies of their church books and make them available online through the site Archion. The scheme is still under development and requires a payment to see the records.
Last Updated: 9 December 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Last Updated: 9 December 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 35 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, globes, wall maps, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from around 1550 to the present. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 113,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. The site is free and open to the public. Here viewers have access not only to high resolution images of maps that are extensively cataloged, but also to a variety of tools that allow users to compare, analyze, and view items in new and experimental ways.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Gazetteers & Maps]
Discovering Your Ancestors – One Gene at a Time, by Roberta Estes.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
The Eastside Genealogical Society serves communities east of Seattle, King County, Washington including but not limited to Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Newport Hills, Mercer Island, Renton, Issaquah, Carnation, Fall City, Duvall, North Bend, Sammamish and associated unincorporated areas.
Last Updated: 6 May 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Historical Analysis, Citation & Source Usage, by Elizabeth Shown Mills.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.
Last Updated: 9 December 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
The Fiske Genealogical Foundation is a non-profit (501(c)3) educational institution. Successor to the Fiske Genealogical Center, founded in 1970 by Arthur D. Fiske, a professional genealogist. The Foundation has two major goals:
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles. The first comprehensive gazetteer produced for Scotland since 1885, it includes tourist attractions, industries and historical sites, together with histories of family names and clans, biographies of famous Scots and descriptions of historical events associated with Scotland. The network of connections between all of these entries make this gazetteer unique. We have included the text of Groome's 19th Century Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland to provide a historical perspective on many of the places we describe.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Gazetteers & Maps]
Genea-Musings features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keyboard of Randy Seaver (of Chula Vista CA), who thinks that Genealogy Research Is really FUN!
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
A journal about my experiences becoming a certified genealogist, by Jill Morelli, CG.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
Online and Database Genealogy Search Tips from Michael John Neill – things that cross my path or strike my fancy.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
One genealogy research tip every day – short and to the point
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
The mission of the Harbor History Museum is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. We do this by collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich history of this area. Our vision is to be the cornerstone that provides a gathering place and a sense of identity for our community.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
HQRL's collection includes books (over 15,000 titles), and microfiche; this facility also houses a bookstore where you can purchase genealogy books, family tree forms/charts, software and supplies.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Located in Northwest Washington State, JCGS has been helping people trace their families since 1983.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
JCHS Mission: Through collections, research, exhibits and programs, we bring people together to share, learn and be inspired by Jefferson County arts and heritage.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Our mission is to serve the public and agencies of King County by collecting, preserving, holding in trust, and facilitating access to County records of enduring historical value that document its land, people, culture, and governance. Through our service, we strive to foster appreciation and understanding of King County's origins and continuing history.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
The Eastside Genealogical Society has its collection housed at: Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue, Washington 98004-4508
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
The mission of the Kitsap History Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the diverse culture, heritage, and history of Kitsap County for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
A Gateway to a Remarkable Adventure: Seattle flourished during and after the Klondike Gold Rush. Merchants supplied people from around the world passing through this port city on their way to a remarkable adventure in Alaska. Today, the park is your gateway to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush, explore the area's public lands, and engage with the local community.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
Lemieux Library, originally built in 1966, was renovated, expanded, and transformed into Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons in 2010. As the intellectual, educational, and physical heart of campus, the library provides a wide range of services and collections primarily to support the teaching, research, and learning goals of the Seattle University community.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
The blog of Linda Harms Okazaki is a fourth-generation Californian, active in the genealogy and Japanese American communities in California and beyond.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
An online, searchable version of the Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire with integrated historical maps. Includes translation, location profile, maps and a list of churches.
Last Updated: 19 June 2021   [Located in Category: Gazetteers & Maps]
As part of the Michigan History Center, Michiganology’s mission is to foster curiosity, enjoyment, and inspiration rooted in Michigan’s stories​. ​ Michiganology.org began as SeekingMichigan.org 10 years ago when the Archives of Michigan and Library of Michigan partnered to deliver more than 1 million records online. Now, more than 10 million records ​are available online along with ​interesting educational materials and countless stories chronicling the everyday lives of Michiganders.
Last Updated: 14 March 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of the Puget Sound region’s diverse history, MOHAI highlights our tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of the Puget Sound region’s diverse history, MOHAI highlights our tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
Serving Federal agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii (all agencies except Courts and Justice) and the Pacific Ocean area. Located at 6125 Sand Point Way, NE, Seattle, WA 98115-7999
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
The National Nordic Museum shares Nordic culture, values, and ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds to create connections, generate dialogue, and inspire new perspectives.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
Our Mission: To develop and operate an outstanding railroad museum where the public can experience the excitement of a working railroad and see and understand the role of railroads in the development and settlement of Washington State and adjacent areas.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
Northwest Seaport is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime heritage of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast and to the development of maritime-based educational programs and opportunities for the broad community.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
The Olympia Genealogical Society (OGS) was founded in 1974 to promote the study, interest and research of family and local histories, and to encourage assistance, cooperation and guidance in those efforts to members, friends, and the community.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites.
Last Updated: 10 February 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
PERSI is the premier subject index for genealogy and local history periodicals, and is produced by the staff of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library. Using this valuable resource provides citations to readily-available periodical sources.
Last Updated: 12 January 2022   [Located in Category: Genealogy Research Sites]
Pierce County Library System’s 20 locations bring people together, enrich lives and provide children and adults with opportunities to learn.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Poulsbo library's Scandinavian Collection holds volumes on an array of subjects ranging from Finnish knitting patterns, Norwegian style woodcarving and Swedish interior design to Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic phrase books and dictionaries, memoirs of Scandinavian immigrants, scenic travel guides, Nordic history, biographies of Scandinavians, music, dance and an assortment of children's books. Some are in Scandinavian languages but the majority are in English, including nearly a hundred novels by Scandinavian authors.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
The Puget Sound Genealogical Society, located in Kitsap County, Washington, provides research, educational, and genealogical information through instruction and 3600+ publications in our genealogical collection. The primary purpose of PSGS is: “Preserving Family History Through Education and Research.”
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Local government records include those from county offices such as the Auditor, the Clerk, the Treasurer, the Board of Commissioners, and from municipalities, school districts, and other service districts.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Michael John Neill’s thoughts, research problems, suggestions, and whatever else crosses his desk.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Blogs]
The mission of the Seattle Genealogical Society is to provide educational opportunities and to collect and disseminate quality genealogical information for family history researchers in our community.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
The SPU Library provides collections, instruction, technology, spaces, and personnel to advance teaching, learning, and scholarship at Seattle Pacific University.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Our Special Collections celebrate Seattle’s history and place in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about genealogy, aviation or Seattle’s culture and history. Digging deep on a research project? Our reference librarians can help you with your genealogical or Seattle-related research. You can also access more than 30 special collections online.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
This museum was built by the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers Association to preserve artifacts of the north & south forks of the Stillaguamish River Valley. Items in this museum include household, logging, dairy, military, railroad, sports, medical, education, transportation, music and thousands of old B & W photos. Keeping alive the heritage of the original homesteaders of the area.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
Serving the communities of Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Pacific, Ravensdale, Renton, Sea Tac and Tukwila, SKCGS's purpose shall be “educational in character and devoted exclusively to furthering genealogical research and interest in family and local history.”
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Discover the rich culture and traditions of the people of the clear salt water and explore the history of Agate Passage, winter home of Chief Seattle and the heart of the Suquamish People.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Museums]
Here, you can explore the libraries’ world-class collections of more than 60 miles of shelves of research and archival materials, including research literature spanning the humanities and natural, physical, and social sciences; materials in the languages from every continent; and a rich pool of specialized collections, genres, and formats.
Last Updated: 5 February 2022   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Tacoma Historical Society preserves, presents, and promotes Tacoma's history.
Last Updated: 8 December 2020   [Located in Category: Local Resources]
Over the years TPCGS has donated books that the society has purchased to the Tacoma Public Library. These books have been placed in the Northwest Room of the Main Branch.
Last Updated: 19 November 2020   [Located in Category: Local Resources]