Genealogy Information

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Genealogy Resources at the Catoosa Public Library
Ancestry Library Edition In library use only
The library has a subscription to ancestry.com available for all patrons to use within the library.
Social Security Death Index
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693
This is a free site that allows you to search the social security death index.
Rootsweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
A part of Ancestry.com, this site has several free sections that you can browse. It also has mailing lists you can join and is a good place for general information on starting your genealogical search.
Family Search https://familysearch.org/
This is a free site, searchable by anyone, that is maintained by the Mormon church. You do not need to belong to the Mormon church to use their site. There are several databases it searches including the census databases.
Linkpendium http://www.linkpendium.com/
This is a fantastic site that allows you to browse by family surname. From each family surname page, you can find a series of links to other pages with more information on each surname. It also allows you to search by locality.
National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html
This site is from the National Archives division of the government. There are all kinds of tips and resources for genealogists. From this site, you can research military records and Native American records and much, much more.
Cyndi’s List http://www.cyndislist.com/
This is a huge site comprised of several links to different genealogical sites. This is a great starting point for research or a good place to go when you don’t know where to look. Think of Cyndi’s list as a huge, online, genealogical yellow pages.
Fold 3 http://www.fold3.com/
Part of this site requires a paid subscription and part of this site is free. This is a large, online collection of original military records.
Cemetery Transcription Library http://www.interment.net/
This website has millions of cemetery records from all around the world.
Find a grave http://www.findagrave.com/
This is a searchable database of over 67 million grave records. For a lot of these records, photographs of the tombstones are displayed.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html
This is a searchable database of soldiers that served during the civil war with very basic facts about their service.
Dawes rolls http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalindex.php
This is a searchable database of the Dawes rolls. There are also a few other Native American rolls on this site.
Cherokee Strip Land Run http://ausbcomp.com/~bbott/winrr/CherokeeStrip.htm
This is a list of names of those who claimed land in the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893.
Castle Garden http://castlegarden.org/
This is a searchable database of over 10 million immigrants that arrived in New York between 1830 and 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Ellis Island http://www.ellisisland.org/
This website provides immigration information for people who entered America through Ellis Island beween 1892 and 1924.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild http://www.immigrantships.net/
Volunteer group that transcribes records from thousands of immigrant ship passenger lists.
Bureau of Land Management http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
This site provides access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. They also have images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.
Kentucky Land Office http://sos.ky.gov/land/search
There is a lot of valuable information on this site including Revolutionary War Warrants given to soldiers after serving in the war as payment. These warrants are searchable by last name and you can view the original document, in color.
Oklahoma Historical Society http://www.okhistory.org/research/
This site is valuable if you are looking for genealogical information in Oklahoma. You can search the Dawes rolls, the Dawes applications, Smith’s First Directory of Oklahoma Territory, Territorial marriage records, and the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census. This census is valuable because most of the US 1890 census was destroyed in a fire. This Oklahoma census is one of the few remaining censuses of that time.
British National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
This site has a lot of free indexes to search for relatives from England. In some cases, you can even view the original image.
Find My Past http://www.findmypast.co.uk/
Also contains a lot of genealogical research information for British ancestors. Here you can look at census information, military information, immigration records and much, much more.
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