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  • Castle Garden - Free database of millions of immigrants entering the country before Ellis Island opened. Digitized records from the original ship manifests. Searchable by name and date range.
  • Cyndi's List - A portal to thousands of Internet genealogy sites, categorized and cross-referenced. Provides a good overview of the types of sites useful to genealogical research. Find downloadable/printable genealogy forms at Genealogy Charts & Forms.
  • Ellis Island - Search the passenger arrival records of Ellis Island. Part of the American Family Immigration History Center. Free registration required.
  • Family History Researchers - The only private, not for profit, genealogical research and educational group in the state of Florida. Their focus is EDUCATION. They offer classes, guidance, direction, and advice to ensure your research success.
  • Family Search - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints internet genealogy service. Search LDS databases, including Ancestral File, Census, International Genealogical Index, Family History Web Sites, and more.
  • Family Tree DNA - DNA testing service selected to perform the public participant testing for the Genographic Project. Free information, monthly newsletter, scientific papers, recommended reading, as well as Surname, Lineage and Geographical projects. The FTDNATiP calculator allows two matching individuals to estimate the number of generations back to their Most Recent Common Ancestor.
  • The Genographic Project - A five-year project, cosponsored by National Geographic and IBM, to record genetic information from different populations in order to map ancient human migration patterns. Members of the public are invited to participate by purchasing a DNA sample kit. Participants can access their information on the Internet with an anonymous ID number.
  • Interment.net - Cemetery records browsable by country, state and county, as well as Cemetery News articles. Information about how to record a cemetery and guidelines for submitting transcriptions to the web site.
  • IRCL Genealogy Department - Indian River County Library's extensive genealogy collection housed at the Julian W. Lowenstein Florida History and Genealogy Department in Vero Beach.
  • Martin County Genealogical Society - Information about beginning genealogy research, meetings, programs, classes, and membership.
  • Martin County Genealogical Society: Indices of Obituaries Printed in the Stuart Newspapers Since 1913
  • National Archives - Provides online versions of its standard microfilm guides to census records, passenger lists, military records, etc. Includes microfilm reel numbers to facilitate borrowing.
  • Nationwide Gravesite Locator - Burial locations of veterans and their family members in national and state veterans cemeteries. Information about burial and memorial benefits as well as obtaining military records and replacement medals.
  • RootsWeb.com - Supported by Ancestry.com. Described as the Internet's oldest and largest free genealogy site. RootsWeb hosts the popular ROOTS-L mailing list and Roots Surname List (RSL).
  • SSDI: The Family Search.org version of the Social Security Death Index is presented in easy-to-read table format.
  • U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative - Free software (downloadable or web-based) from U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services for creating a family health history chart to save, print, or share with other family members. Health information is stored only on your computer. Software available in both English and Spanish.
  • USGenWeb Project - Non-commercial, all-volunteer effort to provide internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the U.S. Includes links to most of the country's 3,050 counties. For Florida's contribution, see FLGenWeb Inc. Project.
  • Vital Records Information - Vital records information for each state, territory, and county of the U.S., with links to the appropriate governmental entity. Also includes information for some international vital records. Expect some ads.
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