United States

Find your U.S. ancestors, local history and details of their lives with these links to online family history and genealogy resources.

General Family History Websites


Archives.com is an affordable resource for tracing your U.S. ancestors and family history. Census, birth, death, marriage, divorce, historic vital records, cemetery listings, obituaries, burial and military records, surname histories, and more are all available.

Births, Marriages and Deaths

Death Indexes U.S.
This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records. You can also find information here about searching the Social Security Death Index online.


Albany, St. John’s Cemetery Records, 1841-1887
On the website, scroll to the bottom of the page to see the records, which are arranged alphabetically by surname.
Find a Grave
Find a Grave has 78 million burials and graves from around the world which can be searched or browsed by surname. A great free family history resource.

Census Records


Newspaper Archives


Recent obituaries from over 1000 American and Canadian newspapers.

Societies and Groups

National Genealogical Society
The National Genealogical Society aims to serve the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records in the U.S.