A site devoted to African American genealogy, African Ancestry in the Americas, and genealogical research and resources in general. Also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards, and daily and weekly genealogy chats. May be useful for research on Afro-Latino genealogy.
An index to historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. This database contains nearly 1 million records (largely summary descriptions) of archival and manuscript collections plus more than 50,000 finding aids (detailed lists describing the content of collections) from over from 190 contributors. Also includes RLG's AMC (Archival and Mixed Collections) file. ArchiveGrid also helps researchers contact archives to request information, arrange a visit, and order copies. It also includes collection descriptions from WorldCat bibliographic records and from finding aids harvested from ArchiveGrid contributors' websites. To try the new beta version of ArchiveGrid.
The Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library (CNDL) is supported by the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), a cooperative digital library for newspapers resources from the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. CNDL provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean newspapers, gazettes, and other research materials on newsprint currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. CNDL continues to add historical and current newspapers through ongoing digitization and born-digital curation, expanding the geographic, temporal, political and linguistic variety of the newspapers.
Contains 11 million records of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York during the period 1820-1892. Today more than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to this early period of immigration.
Allied with the Organization of American States, various U.N. organizations, the World Bank, and similar organizations. Works to promote knowledge, experience, and transfer of information between civil registration offices. Also emphasizes the importance of the “right to identity” in the region in order to have solid civil registration institutions. English and Spanish.
Cyndi's List is a categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. As a genealogical research portal, it is meant to be a starting point when conducting genealogical research online. Although the List itself is free for everyone to use, the resources that it points users are not necessarily free. Some are fee- and/or subscription-based. On average 1,500 new links are added, 600 links are updated/corrected, and 300 non-working links are deleted each month. There are more than 180 categories on the list.
FamilySearch is the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. Their team of experts strives to create and link the best and most valuable research resources to help people discover who they are by exploring where they come from. For over 100 years, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide.
The HGRC maintains and presents online the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD) using the WebTrees software. WebTrees allows multiple operators to input genealogical data that is available for viewing in real time.
Bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose between 2,000-3,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
JewishGen serves as the global home for Jewish genealogy. Featuring unparalleled access to 30+ million records, it offers unique search tools, along with opportunities for researchers to connect with others who share similar interests.
Helps people obtain copies of documents, pictures of tombstones, etc., that cannot be obtained easily by those who do not live in the area of their ancestors. Volunteers agree to donate their time for free and do everything from looking up courthouse records to taking pictures of tombstones. No fees, but reimbursement required for the volunteer’s expenses in fulfilling a request (copies, printing fees, postage, film, parking fees, etc.).
Also provides U.S., state-by-state, and county-by-county research guides with information on what type of records can be found in each area, dates of availability, addresses, links, and contact information.
Resources for paleography (the study of deciphering old manuscripts) and documents. Includes tutorials on Spanish handwriting, abbreviations, alphabet charts, genealogical glossary, and given names and surnames.
Volunteer project. Goal is to create an online center for genealogical projects. The national site provides links to state sites, which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. Includes query boards, listings of local sources for records, county and state histories, online genealogy books, research tips, maps, and links to helpful internet resources. Also sponsors important Special Projects, gathering useful, freely accessible data.