Free U.S. Genealogy Resources
This page lists several of the major free genealogy web sites. We're not attempting to recreate Cyndi's list, but rather highlight the very most useful sites. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
Vital Records Online
Two states provide online copies of vital records documents. If you know of others, please use the Contact Us link (see left) to let us know.
Ordering Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates by Mail
See the The National Center for Health Statistics for state-by-state information on where to write for vital records. Refer to Ancestry's Red Book for more details about where records are held and who to order them from. The AVGS Research Center has a copy.
Major Vital Records Indexes
Social Security Death Index
Family History Photo Sharing
Memorials, Cemetery Inscriptions, and Headstone Photos
BLM General Land Office records, including searchable index and online images of Federal land patents.
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