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Public Record Source Directory
Leading public record sourcebook publisher
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5,491
The Public Record Source Directory comes from the nation's premier publisher of sourcebooks used for locating public records. This directory allows you to access information about government agencies and public record vendors that maintain and will help you to retrieve public records. The listings in the directory include record access procedures, restrictions, fees, turn-around times, web addresses, and contact information.
Coat of Arms Images
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3,956
This collection of coat of arms images contains roughly 4,000 crests for names of Irish, German, Scottish, Italian, Spanish, English, Australian and Welsh origin.
Ancestry.com Public Member Trees
Ancestry.com
ca. 1000 - present
2,000,000,000
This database contains family trees submitted to Ancestry by users who have indicated that their tree can be viewed by all Ancestry members. These trees can change over time as users edit, remove, or otherwise modify the data in their trees. Note: These trees are voluntarily submitted by Ancestry users. We take all tree data "as is" and cannot guarantee the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information contained in this database. We regret we cannot assist you in your personal research or prevent duplication of data. Our goal is to provide this user-contributed data to aid you in finding and/or correcting your family information.
Public Family Trees
Archives.com and FamilySearch International
ca.1500 - Present
500,000,000
This collection is a compilation of public family trees from Archives.com and community trees from FamilySearch International. Family tree records may include names, birth, death, marriage dates, etc, in addition to family relationships. These records date from ca. 1500 to present.
NewspaperARCHIVE Newspaper Pages
Heritage Archives, Ltd.
1690's - Present
125,000,000
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains over 125 million newspaper pages from the 1690's to the present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.
Veterans Burial Records
National Cemetery Administration, Veterans Affairs
ca. 1775 to 2008
3,258,924
This collection of veteran's burial records was provided by the National Cemetery Administration Department of Veterans Affairs. This database contains information on veterans buried in VA National Cemeteries, and other veteran's and private cemeteries.
Patriots Of Color Records
Patriots Of Color
1775-1783
2,616
The Patriots of Color collection is a summary of information so far collected about men and women of color who fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War as soldiers, seamen, wagoners, skilled craftsmen, servants, and laborers. Revealing their identities and individual stories is the goal of an extensive and ongoing research effort. This is only the beginning our research, and we wanted to make this collection of data available at the outset to encourage more research and scholarship. Funding for research was provided by Richard Gilder and the Gilder Lehrman Foundation, David Roux, Joseph Dooley and the Sons of the American Revolution, and the W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
1790 U.S. Federal Population Census
National Archives, Courtesy of FamilySearch.org
1790
406,419
This collection consists of U.S. census records from 1790, representing many states. Records have been provided by FamilySearch.org.
1800 U.S. Federal Population Census
National Archives, Courtesy of FamilySearch.org
1800
540,434
This collection consists of U.S. census records from 1800, representing many states. Records have been provided by FamilySearch.org.
1810 U.S. Federal Population Census
National Archives, Courtesy of FamilySearch.org
1810
825,998
This collection consists of U.S. census records from 1810, representing many states. Records have been provided by FamilySearch.org.
California, Birth and Christening Index
Courtesy FamilySearch.org
1812-1988
93,603
This collection includes birth and christening records from California. You can learn more about this collection at the FamilySearch website listed below:
1820 U.S. Federal Population Census
National Archives, Courtesy of FamilySearch.org
1820
1,225,503
This collection consists of U.S. census records from 1820, representing many states. Records have been provided by FamilySearch.org.
California Marriage Records, Various Sources
Various Public Records Sources
1821 - 2004
4,930,866
This collection of California marriage records covers years 1821-1959 and 1986-2004 and was compiled by various sources. When available, each record contains the full name of both the bride and groom, the date and location of marriage, residences, as well as the certificate number.
1830 U.S. Federal Population Census
National Archives, Courtesy of FamilySearch.org
1830
1,824,364
This collection consists of U.S. census records from 1830, representing many states. Records have been provided by FamilySearch.org.
Russians to America Passenger Data File
National Archives
1834 to 1897
525,431
This collection of data files relating to the immigration of Russians to the United States was provided by the National Archives. It contains data from 1834 to 1897. The file was created from 1977 to 2002.
1840 U.S. Federal Population Census
National Archives, Courtesy of FamilySearch.org
1840
2,566,554
This collection consists of U.S. census records from 1840, representing many states. Records have been provided by FamilySearch.org.
Confederate Soldier Death Records
Various Sources
ca. 1841 to 1936
22,762
This collection contains over 20,000 death records of persons who served as Confederate soldiers in the U.S. Civil War. This information was taken from obituaries published in Confederate Veteran Magazine and cemetery records. Most records include: birth and death dates, location, as well as service details including rank and cemetery.
Irish to America Passenger Data File
National Archives
January 12, 1846 to December 31, 1851
604,154
This collection of records for passengers who arrived at the Port of New York during the Irish Famine was provided by the National Archives. It contains data from January 12, 1846 to December 31, 1851. The file was created from 1977 to 1989.
U.S. Cemetery Records
U.S. Cemeteries, Courtesy NamesInStone.com
1847 - 2010
354,365
This collection of U.S. cemetery records was provided by NamesInStone.com. Names In Stone works directly with cemeteries to make cemetery records and maps available to the public. Click the link to NamesInStone.com to see additional information, grave location on a cemetery map, and more.
Germans to America Passenger Data File
National Archives
1850 to 1897
4,062,903
This collection of data files relating to the immigration of Germans to the United States was provided by the National Archives. It contains data from 1850 to 1897. The file was created from 1977 to 2002.
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