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Internet Resources for Genealogists

 
The following websites may be of interest to family historians: 
 
Family History Library: The largest genealogical database in the world, maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Includes a directory of the LDS regional genealogical centers. http://www.familysearch.org
 
Roots Web is a large site with many resources including census information and US Gen Web. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com
 
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania: An important alternate Philadelphia destination for family historians. http://www.genpa.org
 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Home to many significant sources for family historians. https://hsp.org
 
Library of Congress, Genealogy Department: Key finding aid and database indexes for genealogists. http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy
 
National Archives and Records Administration, Genealogy Page: Tips, guides, practical information for using federal records (census, military, passenger lists) as well as indexes. http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html
 
New York Public Library, Genealogical Research. http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/36/node/107590
 
New England Historic Genealogical Society: The oldest genealogical society and library in the United States; this site includes a newsletter and database. http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html
 
Newberry Library: Useful guides on ethnic groups and state and local history. http://www.newberry.org
 
Cyndi's List is a site that lists important resources to help amateur genealogists get started. http://www.cyndislist.com