Free Genealogy websites

          Updated 2/11/05

 

Free genealogy sites

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/ 

Has a huge amount of CT, MA and NY data.

 

www.esog.org 

Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc. has an excellent site useful because many Lowell immigrants moved from Lawrence, Haverhill and other towns in Essex County, MA to Lowell.

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~qceastwn/

Great site for those doing Canadian research in the Eastern Townships (basically the English speaking area of Quebec, located above the Vermont border).

 

Family Health History: 

United States Department of Health & Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/

Health care professionals have known for a long time that common diseases - heart disease, cancer, and diabetes - and even rare diseases - like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia - can run in families. If one generation of a family has high blood pressure, it is not unusual for the next generation to have similarly high blood pressure.

Tracing the illnesses suffered by your parents, grandparents, and other blood relatives can help your doctor predict the disorders to which you may be at risk and take action to keep you and your family healthy.

To help focus attention on the importance of family health history, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a national public health campaign, called the U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.   You can download the My Family Health Portrait software and install it on your home computer.

 

www.Cyndislist.com  

A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

More than 240,400 links!  Not everything listed is free though as Ancestry.com and other companies post their products to this site.

 

www.Familysearch.org  

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormon Church) has a great free site for genealogists.  Among the things available are their: ancestral files, Social Security Death index, Vital Records Index, Censuses for 1880 (US), 1881 (British and Canadian), free forms including their very popular PAF genealogy software which you can download free of charge, how-to-do genealogy information, and the Family History Library Catalog where you can see the list of their holdings—many of these records are on microfilm and are available for you to loan and view at any of their 3,400 world wide Family History Centers.  The closest one to Lowell is Nashua, New Hampshire.

Below are their holdings for Lowell.  If the item is on microfilm, you can order it and view at your local Family History Center. 

See links for microfilms available from the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City (where the largest genealogy library in the world is located). 

 

Place

Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell

Topics

Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Biography
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Census - 1910
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Census - 1920 - Maps
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Church history
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Church records
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Description and travel
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Directories
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - History
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - History - 19th century
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Maps
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Military history - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Regimental histories
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Minorities
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Public records
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Schools
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Taxation
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Town records
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Vital records
Massachusetts, Middlesex, Lowell - Vital records - Indexes

 

www.Rootsweb.com

The oldest and largest FREE genealogy site, supported by Ancestry.com.  Among their features are the trees at WorldConnect to locate ancestors, search the Social Security Death Index, view or join message boards and mailings lists.  You can sign up for newsletters and get personal web space and there are other wonderful features.

 

www.Genealogy.com

Also owned by MyFamily.com which owns Rootsweb.com (Free) and Ancestry.com  (Subscription based)

 

www.EllisIsland.org 

From 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. The ship companies that transported these passengers kept detailed passenger lists, called "ship manifests." Now, thanks to the generous efforts of volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these manifests have been transcribed into a vast electronic archive, which you can easily search to find an individual passenger.  This free site also has various forms and other useful information.

 

www.GenealogyForum.com

Some interesting articles.

 

www.usgenweb.org

Promotes free genealogy access online.

 

http://www.rockofages.com/about/genealogy.html

Download acrobat (www.adobe.com) first, and you can print out a Genealogy booklet that Rock of Ages published.

Or, you can bookmark this site and it will open to some websites.

 

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