Genealogy on the Web
Here are some sites that may help you in your search for your ancestors. We hope you will return often as updates will be posted regularly. If you find a great site, particularly one on Scottish genealogy, please send the Web address to
The Best of the Best
Cyndis List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
If you bookmark genealogy sites this is the first to include. Cyndi Howells site has over 30,000 genealogy links. It is arguably the finest genealogy site in the world.
Scottish Genealogy Web Sites
General Register Office for Scotland
This is Scotlands main archival center. The General Register Office for Scotland is the department responsible for the registration of births, marriages, deaths and carrying out periodic censuses in Scotland. The GRO holding include many other valuable records and statistics.
Genealogy Gateway To The Web - A Scottish Homepage and Resource Listings
An immense and fun Web site with a lots of links to Scottish Clans - by Family Tree Maker.
Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
The Society was founded in 1977 to promote the study of family history in Glasgow & West of Scotland.
Public Record Office
The repository located in Kew, England where Scottish military records are held. There are regimental histories from about 1660 for the Royal Scots, 1739 for the Black Watch and all other Scottish regiments up to WW1, including some Militia units.
This is collection of resources designed to assist those wishing to trace their Scottish Ancestry. This site is sponsored by the University of Edinburgh. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Gateway to Scotland button for lots of wonderful information.
Scottish GENUKI pages
This Web site is a must for every researcher of Scottish family history. It has research links by county, maps, and items of general Scottish interest.
Scots. Origins at the Gen. Register Office
Since April 1998, computerized indexes to historical material over 100 years old are available. Included are statutory indexes of births, deaths and marriages from 1855 to 1897, the old parish register indexes of births/baptisms and banns/marriages from 1553 to 1854 and the 1891 census index. The 1881 index will follow soon.
The Scottish Genealogy Society
Lists the societies holdings, the librarys location, scheduling, membership benefits, and other information. The Scottish Genealogy Society was founded in Edinburgh on 30 May 1953 by a group of historians and genealogists. The aims of the Society are to promote research into Scottish family history and to undertake the collection, exchange, and publication of material relating to genealogy.
The Scottish Page
Devoted to the research of Scottish ancestory, particularly that of Dumfries-Galloway. Nicely designed and very extensive site with lots of interesting features.
Irish Genealogy Web Sites
Ireland GENUKI Pages
A valuable site for the Irish family history researcher.
Irish Family History Society
Society aims and the services offered - Fees are charged for some of the research offered.
Northern Irish References
This site has a lot of potential with information and resources regarding the history, settlement, and genealogy of Northern Ireland with special focus on the period known as the Cromwellian plantation and afterwards.
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
Provides all the records at the Public Records Office and tip on use and where to start. The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland. PRONI hold millions of documents which relate chiefly, but by no means exclusively, to present-day Northern Ireland. The earliest record dates from 1219, with the main concentration of records covering the period 1600 to the present.
Canadian - Genealogical Web Sites
British Columbia Genealogical Society
Society events, objectives and membership information.
Global Genealogical Supply - Everything for the family historian
This is a wonderful site with section to research hints and tips, calendar for conferences and workshops, books and maps and lots more.
Manitoba Genealogical Society
The Manitoba Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1976 and incorporated in 1982. The Society promotes and encourages an interest in genealogy and family history in Manitoba.
National Archives of Canada
The National Archives of Canada preserves Canadas archival heritage, and makes it available to Canadians through a wide variety of means - publications, exhibitions, special events, as well as reference and researcher services. Founded in 1872, the Archives collections today include millions of records, including texts, photographs, films, maps, videos, books, paintings, prints and government files, that bring the past to life. We encourage all members of the public to visit the National Archives of Canada - to pursue a special field of research, to view the constantly changing exhibitions, and to learn more about Canadas rich and diverse heritage.
The Ontario Genealogy Society offers a very complete Web site. It includes a history of the province, lots of information on Ontario and Canadian sources, and it outlines the usual membership information.
United States - Genealogy Web Sites
Allen County Public Library Homepage
Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the genealogy departments renowned collection contains more than 220,000 printed volumes and 251,000 items of microfilm and microfiche. This genealogy collection is second to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Ancestry--The Genealogy Research HomeTown
Ancestry has the largest online library that includes both free and subscriber databases. This site includes an online store that sells genealogy software, books, and magazines. This is an enormous site!
Family Tree Makers Genealogy Site: Home Page
This is the very large and excellent Web site presented by the maker of the worlds most popular genealogy program, Family Tree Maker.
LDS-Family History Information
LDS - Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Library of Congress Home Page
The four libraries of the Library of Congress comprise what is reputed to be the largest library in the world. Its collection is a genealogy gold mine.
National Genealogical Society
Web site of the society founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society serves over 17,000 members.
National Archives and Records Administration
This Web site gives general information and out-lines all the records and facilities of the National Archives and its branches.
New England Historical and Genealogical Society
Membership information, NEHGS events calendar and genealogy how tos.
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
One of the oldest and largest genealogy sites on the Web. All of RootsWeb's databases, mailing lists, and other activities are open to the public. Some selected services like archive text searches require membership - $12.00 annual fee.
The Master Genealogist
TMG consistently receives some of the highest reviews of any genealogy program - additional program information can examined through the The Wholly Genes link.
USGenWeb - Project Home Page
The US GenWeb Project, provides Internet Web sites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
Ships, Passenger Lists, Emigration and Immigration
Immigrant Ship Information
Gives a description of many of the ships that may have carried our ancestors to North America.
Immigrants to Canada in Nineteenth Century
The information on these pages has been extracted from various government records, as well as the odd shipping record (mostly from the Allan Line). It contains mostly lists of ships sailing to Canada but also has information on the ports, and on the people.
The Olive Tree Genealogy
Passenger lists including the Jupiter of Larne, which brought five MacIntyres to Wilmington, NC. This site has a lot of good information!