Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool created for library users. It gives patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 5 billion names in over 3,400 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more. Similar information is also available for the United Kingdom, Canada and some European countries.
For use inside the library and remotely with library card and PIN.
Beginning and professional genealogists can use this powerful online resource to trace family histories and American culture from the convenience of their home or at the library.
Below are some of the web sites shared in materials from the genealogy class. They appear in alphabetical order with a brief description.
Jay County Genealogy Society
Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center - the second largest genealogy collection in the U.S. Renowned collection contains more than 220,000 printed volumes and 251,000 items of microfilm and microfiche.
Ancestors Home Page - a family history and genealogy television series with links to much more.
Archives - "Family history made simple & affordable" (7-day free trial)
Birth Date Calculator - Older tombstones have only the death date and age at death. To calculate the birth date, visit this site.
Bureau of Land Management - Federal Land Patent Records
Cyndi's List of Genealogy - Over 40,000 links. categorized & cross-referenced, in over 100 subject categories. A clearinghouse of genealogy links. Be prepared to spend a lot of time.
Ellis Island Immigration - records from 1898-1924
Family History Library - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, world's largest collection of genealogical holdings.
Find a Grave - Find those famous and noteworthy graves. Complete with pictures.
Genealogy Online - Directory, links to web pages
Genealogy SiteFinder - Cooperative effort between Genealogy Toolbox and Family Tree Maker Online. Identifies over 34,000 categorized and cross-indexed online genealogical sites.
History of the Great Lake States - Free online books, articles and maps for research and reading in genealogy, family history, and local history in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Indiana State Library - Genealogy Collection and database information
Library of Congress National Digital Library - "American Memory" section has historical images from around the country
National Archives and Records Administration - National records of all types. Census records, American Indian tribe information. Pre-1850 Marriage Database, Indiana Cemetery Database and much more.
Roots Web Genealogical Data Cooperative - Surname index and much, much more.
Treasure Maps - A great place to start. A section on "Getting Started," writing a successful query, a tutorial on deciphering old handwriting, and more.
US Gen Web - Links to state organizations, including state historical societies, and regional genealogical information. Helpful for out-of-state searching.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page
Yahoo Surname Indices - Find out if your surname has a homepage (or two!)
Your Family - Index to surname homepages: will generate a list of webpages associated with a particular surname.