Genealogy Resources

Need some help with your genealogy? is dedicated to gathering the world's genealogy into one human family tree. You may, however, have specific research needs that go beyond the resources currently available within OneGreatFamily.

OneGreatFamily provides you with links to some of the best services available. Each site has been reviewed and selected by OneGreatFamily based on site content and the ability of these sites to fill specific genealogical needs.


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  • is a site where you can search High School & College Yearbooks, Graduation Programs, Reunion Booklets, Class Rolls, Alumni Lists, School Photos & Memorabilia. Browse the collection by state or type the surname you're looking for into the search box at top right.
  • Lutheran Roots

    Lutheran Roots: Register online, collaborate with others, enjoy message boards, create a website, and enjoy other online resources targeted toward individuals with Lutheran ancestors. This site is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Mary's Genealogy Treasures

    Mary's Genealogy Treasures: Need quick access to Canadian genealogy resources? Mary's Genealogy Treasures is an excellent resource for anyone interested in Canadian research, especially in the province of Alberta. Mary has put together valuable links to genealogy sites and services worldwide. She has even listed the lines she is currently researching to collaborate with others. The site has more than 17,000 useful links, including a surname index to help you meet and work with other researchers.
  • NedGen

    NedGen: NedGen is a large search engine that allows you to browse genealogy sites from all over the world. NedGen provides access to other genealogy sites that allow you to search for records based on various geographic and ethnic categories.
  • is a resource for family history research using newspapers and are made available to you free of charge. It is composed of over 12,000+ news items, ranging in size from a single entry to an entire newspaper. All items within this site have been submitted by individuals like you who are interested in helping others in the search for their ancestors. This database continues to grow with the daily submission of news items by site visitors.
  • is a major genealogy reference library and resource center built and maintained by professional genealogists who understand the needs of beginning researchers and experienced family historians. Explore our website to learn about us, genealogy, our local and international services, and search some database. You can also browse our store, post a query and ask questions.
  • is a site that categorizes and organizing genealogical information. Even looking beyond genealogy, Linkpendium is one of the largest human-edited directories to resources on the Web. The Linkpendium collection includes 3,516,226 links specialized to genealogical information. The links are divided into two collections. There is a 3,033,240 link surname collection, categorized by almost a half-million surnames from around the globe. There is also an American locality collection, categorized by the 3,000+ American counties and similar geographical entities. An average of 100,000 links are being added every month. Check out to see if you can find any of your ancestors in the new genealogy directory.
  • Irish Family History Foundation

    Irish Family History Foundation: The Irish Family History Foundation is the gateway to discovering all about your Irish ancestry, roots, genealogy and family history from anywhere in Ireland. They cover the 32 counties of Ireland, North, South, East and West.
  • JewishGen

    JewishGen is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide. Its most popular components are the JewishGen Discussion Group, the JewishGen Family Finder (a database of 300,000 surnames and towns), the comprehensive directory of InfoFiles, ShtetLinks for over 200 communities, and a variety of databases such as the ShtetlSeeker and Jewish Records Indexing-Poland. JewishGen's online Family Tree of the Jewish People contains data on over two million people.
  • If you're a passionate genealogist, chances are that you've visited a cemetery or two. is of tremendous value to genealogists because it's a website devoted to publishing cemetery records and materials. It boasts a database of 3,052,133 burial records and tombstone inscriptions for 6,375 cemeteries worldwide. These vast resources are compiled from government agencies or submitted by site visitors and can help to locate burial grounds all over the globe. If you need help tracing your family history, or just want to learn something about cemeteries in general, we highly recommend
  • Historical Directories

    Historical Directories is produced and owned by the University of Leicester. It is a digital library, of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. Within the digital library you'll find high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history. The Historical Directories provides national coverage and also integrates material from different institutions into a coherent, and free, online collection.
  • is a site that attempts to encourage others - from novice to pro - in their quest for roots. Here you'll find grants for genealogical initiatives, guidance for your search, and inspiration for those times when you could use a little dose! This site was developed to help at least a few more people connect - be it with scattered kin, family treasures or long-departed ancestors. So go to today, and spend a few minutes exploring!
  • Hispanic Surnames Database

    Hispanic Surnames Database is a database where web addresses are gathered containing genealogical data about each specific hispanic surname. Instead of browsing through hundreds of pages trying to locate information, you can use this database to directly access the relevant pages.
  • is intended to help those people with Native Hawaiian Ancestry of pure or part aboriginal blood learn more about their 'Ohana (family). However, this website could also be helpful to anyone with Hawaiian ties. They offer resources such as land records, information on naming practices, immigrant ship lists, Hawaiian history, and newspaper obituaries. They also offer Message Boards where you can share what you know of your genealogy in hopes of finding connections with others and closing gaps in your own genealogy.
  • renews your cherished photos & old documents by removing tears, cuts, scratches, holes and watermarks; rebuilding areas that have faded or are missing and bringing your image back to its original brilliance. First-time customers get any service for only $20.00! They're your memories, why not preserve their existence for future generations.

    The heart of the history of any New England town can be found in it's cemeteries. is a collection of photographs and historical information of colonial cemeteries and gravestones of New England in southern Maine, southern New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts.
  • GenSwap

    If you are ready to search your family history, GenSwap is a great database to start with. They can help you find free genealogy records, free lookups, free surname searches, genealogy professionals, and more! GenSwap is frequently updated, along with their page of online sites. You can always find what you are looking for at GenSwap Good luck with your searching!
  • GeneaSearch

    Since 1999, GeneaSearch has been helping search for ancestors, build family trees and family history with free genealogy lookups, free genealogy sites, family surname newsletters, data, books from genealogy societies and individuals, surname queries, female ancestors, beginner's genealogy guide. Other genealogy resources are links, lists of societies, and a variety of tools for online research.
  • was created as a forum to bring together web-based and print resources to assist genealogists in writing their family histories. A well-written family history is more than lists of names, dates and places. To add interest and substance, a family history should be written against a well-researched social history backdrop. Genwriters presents resources to assist you with your basic genealogy research. Read articles about organization, note taking and interviewing.
  • is a database of over 20,000 Marriage records, surname registry queries, and links to genealogy and history sites. You can search marriage records, add your ancestors' marriages, or connect with other researchers! They also offer a categorized genealogy directory of well-known and not-so-well-known genealogy and history sites to help visitors in their genealogy research.
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