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BuffaloResearch.com Do Your Own Local History and Genealogy
Provides a directory of links to many Buffalo-themed websites. Included are links to books, humor, old Buffalo businesses, pictures, maps, genealogy helps, local links, vital records, and several other miscellaneous links about Buffalo, New York.
Internet resources can give you clues for researching your family tree. Remember to verify everything you find on the the Internet and evaluate your sources just like you would for any other web site. You can find many clues to your family's ancestors, and even original documents. Search for stories, maps, photos, and other interesting facts to make your research interesting.
It's also important to recognize that much family history is also not available online but located within the collections of a variety of historical repositories, like small historical societies and public libraries. Oftentimes your research will require you to contact one of these places and request information. Knowing that, start your research early if you have a deadline!
Census records are among one of the best and most often utilized tools for genealogy research. Locating free census records online can present a challenge. With a bit of patience, you will find thousands of census links to free census transcriptions, census indexes and census images in this categorized directory. Includes records for the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada which have been categorized all the way down to the county level.
Cyndi's List of Geneaology Sites on the Internet
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world, and is provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Genealogy Page
Provides information about the kinds of records held by the US National Archives, icluding information about US military records, census, immigration and naturalization records. Some materials are now online such as the WWII Army Enlistment Records, the Dawes Rolls of American Indians, and the arrivals in NY during the Irish famine.
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Since 1869 the NYG&B has been preserving and sharing information relating to family history and genealogy for the entire state of New York. Today, we can help you find your New York ancestors and tell their stories. Learn more about what we can do for you.
NYS Death Index, 1957-
Genealogical Research Death Index: Beginning 1957
The Genealogical Research Death Index assists individuals with locating New York State (NYS) death records that fall within defined genealogy years, exclusive of New York City recorded death records. This Index contains information on decedents, parents, date of death, gender, age at death and NYS file number that will allow the public to search for individuals on a variety of genealogy criteria; if on file for at least 50 years.
A free site, this is one of the oldest and most comprehesive webistes for genealogy.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
The Ellis Island database provides access to the passenger arrival records of about 22 million people whose names appear in the original ships passenger manifests for the Port of New York from 1892-1924. Need to register (for free) to view the full passenger record.
The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
Vital Records information
This site contains information about where to obtain marriage, birth, divorce or death records from each state and county in the US and a few international locations.
Niagara County Community College. Henrietta G. Lewis Library. 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132 | 716-614-6786