* Getting Started - Tips to Help You On Your Way (americanancestors.org)
In addition, you need to become familiar with Cyndi's List at https://www.cyndislist.com. Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 18 years. Cyndi's List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.
What exactly is Cyndi's List?
A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
A "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.
Reclaim The Records:
The following are links to the vital record indexes obtained through the efforts of the Reclaim The Records group:
* The Connecticut Genealogy Index - 576,638 births, 2,180,700 marriages, 2,086 civil unions, and 2,772,116 deaths.
* New York State Birth Index, 1881-1942
* New York State Death Index, 1880-1956
* New York State Marriage Index, 1881-1952
* Buffalo (New York) Death Index, 1852-1944
* New York City Marriage License Index, 1908-1972 (index images)
* New York City Marriage License Index, 1950-2017 (searchable)
* New Jersey Birth Index, 1901-1903
* New Jersey Delayed Birth Index, 1901-1929
* New Jersey Geographic Birth Index, 1901-1929
* New Jersey Marriage Index, 1901-2016
* New Jersey Death Index, 1901-2017
* Mississippi Death Index, 1912-1943
* Nebraska Death Index, 1904-1968
* Yonkers, New York Birth Index, 1882-1916
We recommend checking out some of the software reviews, and checking the software sites to see what program features
interest you. Software developers often offer trial versions for you to try out.
Popular Genealogy Software:
* RootsMagic [for Windows]
* Legacy Family Tree [for Windows]
* Family Treemaker [for Mac and Windows]
* Reunion [for Mac]
You can create a family tree on line for free at familysearch.org
* Ancestry.com (subscription)
* FamilySearch.org - (free)
* Fultonhistory.com (free) 41 million pages of newspapers
* FultonSearch.org (free) Search fultonhistory.com more easily
* Association of Professional Genealogists (Directory of Professional Genealogists)
* Board for Certification of Genealogists (Directory of Certified Professional Genealogists - Advanced Search)
* Civil War veterans Grave sites National Graves Registration Database
* Wikitree.com (free) collaborative genealogy platform with 1,000,000 members.
Long Island Genealogy Groups
* A Guide to Writing the old German “Kurrent” Script" by Margarete Mücke
* Script tutorial, examples and practice sheets
* Archion.de - Germany-Wide Protestant Church Books (expanding database of Protestant records; no name index; PAY SITE)
* Genealogy.net - German research aids
* GenTeam - Austria (some Germany) various record indexes - 21 million total
* German Church Records- FamilySearch,org wiki
* German Roots- Resources for German Genealogy on the Internet
* German Phone Book (alternate)
* Germans from Lithuania church & civil records of ethnic Germans & Lutherans in the former Suwalki Gubernia of the Russian Empire--today, southwest Lithuania
* Extensive database from the Rheinland-Pfalz town of Birkenhördt, and links to many other places in Germany.
* Germany in NYC
* Germany Surname Distribution Map (geogen alternate)
* Germany-Wide Protestant Church Books - archion.de
* Hessen State Archive On-line (Protestant records of Hessen; no name index; FREE SITE)
* Lagis Hessen. Birth (1876-1900), marriage (1876-1930) and death (1876-1958)-free
* Matricula (expanding database of Catholic records; no name index; FREE SITE)
* Northern Alsace State Archive, Bas Rhin, On-line (Protestant and Catholic records; no name index; FREE SITE)
* Online Ortsfamilienbücher - Online family heritage books
* Online ortsfamilienbuecher.de- Online family heritage books, another site
* Wikitree Germany Germany research help.
Other New York/New Jersey Sites
* Albany County, New York Naturalization Index 1821-1991
* Atlantic County, NJ searchable Naturalization Database (Images of Declaration of Intent)
* Brooklyn Genealogy Info with links to all borough information pages
* Cedar Grove Cemetery , Flushing, NY; Interment Search
* County Office.org; a database of county government offices in the United States
* Fosters Meadow Heritage Center, Long Island German Farming Community
* Kings County, New York Old Town Records - Flatlands Book 412 (page 101)
* Kings County, New York Old Town Records - Flatlands Book 421Civil War Soldiers/Sailors (page 481)
* Louisville [Kentucky] Anzeiger Death Listings 1849—1865
* Mattituck-Laurel Library, Long Island - Local History Collection
* Mount Lebanon Cemetery , Glendale, NY; Interment Search
* Ontario County New York Naturalization Index 1808-1956
* Rockland County New York Naturalization Index 1812-1991
* Spring Valley New York Marriage Record Index Index 1865-1935
* Warren County New York Naturalization Petition Index 1907-1955
* Westchester County, New York Archives (Naturalization, Marriage, Surrogates indexes)
* Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, New York Burial listing