Research Links

Helpful Links I have used for my own research.


KnowYourDNA - make a more informed DNA testing choice.

#1 Research Site  Search Census Records, Public Trees, Canadian, German Records. DNA testing and much more.  Subscription required for more in-depth research - but the best place to start looking!

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet . The best genealogy links site I have encountered. I always look here first.

Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and others. On-line search and supporting software.

OCFA - Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

Find a Grave - Millions of cemetery records and grave photos. a reliable, quick and affordable place to research your family crest. The ones I ordered arrived via e-mail as .jpgs within 3 days of order form submission. (See Madill, Brunni, and Flood pages)

OGS Ontario Genealogical Society

QFHS - Quebec Family History Society

FEEFHS Federation of East European Family History Societies -- German Genealogy: Pomerania (Baltic and Poland)

The Olive Tree - Search and Links - Ships Lists!

Roots Ireland - Search and Links

Geneanet- Search England - US. Family trees, archival records, family pictures, indexes, old books and newspapers: hundreds of million entries to help you find your ancestors.

Rootsweb - A Surname Search Database (supported by

Lineages, Inc. Genealogy Research - Search and Links to other helpful sites.  If you don't want to do it yourself, have the $, this is the place to go for detailed, thorough research.

Find My Past  (Subscription or pay as you go for Birth, Marriage, Death, Census, Migration, Military, family trees, etc. in England and Wales.)

House of Tartan - Tartan Finder - Enter the clan name and the tartan(s) appear.

The information that is provided in GENUKI relates mainly to primary historical material from the UK and Ireland, rather than material resulting from genealogists' ongoing research. Unless otherwise stated, all material on the GENUKI web-site is subject to UK Copyright law.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Genealogy - Records Births, baptisms, marriages, Banns, Burials in Cornwall, England.

Great Britain Street and Road Map Search:  - Interactive Maps for Great Britain

Home Advisor: How to find the History of a House. (Thank you D. Goldman for sharing)

Google Earth  lets you zoom into the town or village - almost anywhere. 

Historical Ellis Island - many helpful links and immigration information. (Thank you Barbara and Bridget Lincoln for sharing) 

More History on Ellis Island (Thank you Stacey and Amelia!)

Hotpot offers AI tools and easy-to-use software for graphic design, image editing, background removal, object removal, picture colorization, photo restoration and more.

My Heritage - Requires subscription. DNA matching, family tree builder, photo enhancing tools.

Germanic Genealogy Society. The Surname Search is available to non-members.  The IGGP (International German Genealogical Partnership) website also has a list of professional researchers and translators. 

HMY Yachts. Family historians and genealogists prize the information that ship passenger lists have to offer. Although the information recorded on the lists was not made standard until the twentieth century, finding an ancestor or research target on a ship’s passenger list still provides valuable knowledge about the ancestor. The information on these lists include age, who they traveled with, what ship they took if they traveled first-class or steerage, what port they sailed from and what port they landed at, and their occupation when they took the journey. All of this information was typically recorded along with extra information like their physical description.  (Thank you Anita G. & Amanda for sharing!)