Online Genealogy Resources
These links take you outside the Society’s Web site. They are provided as a convenience and the Society is not responsible for the content.
- MOGenWeb - The Missouri division of the USGenWeb, this site contains some census, marriage, and cemetery indexes online; several historic Missouri maps, and much more.
- Family Tree Searcher - Online form allows the user to enter ancestral data just once to search for family trees at multiple web sites.
- Ancestry Search - The site offers thousands of fully searchable databases containing information on hundreds of millions of individuals. Some of these databases are free, but most require membership to search. This site is home to the freely searchable Social Security Death Index, which currently has over 65 million records.
- Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites for Missouri - This is the Missouri portion of the more universal Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. Thousands of links arranged by category will help the genealogist find books, libraries, records, and even other researchers working on the same Missouri ancestors. This site also includes how-to guides for various topics in Missouri genealogy, and more.
- Genealogy Today - Free articles and regular columns for those just getting started, and the newsletter and databases for more experienced visitors.
- GenForum - Genealogical information is posted at this site under individual "Family Forums." This is a place to find others who are researching the same ancestors.
- U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau Of Land Management - This "Official Federal Land Patent Records Site" offers online searching of 19th century land records by landowner's name and residence.
- Missouri State Archives - The Missouri State Archives is the repository for state records of permanent value and serves as a central facility for historical research. Its holdings date from 1770 and include: executive, legislative and judicial records; records of state departments and agencies; land records; military records; state publications; and manuscript, photograph and reference collections. Its extensive collection of county records on microfilm include birth, death, marriage, land, and probate court records, and more.
- Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition - The Kansas City-based organization, abbreviated "M.A.G.I.C.," was founded in 1991 to promote the study of Afro-American genealogy and family history. Throughout the year, study groups and basic "how to trace your family roots" workshop sessions are held.
- AfriGeneas: African Ancestored Genealogy - AfriGeneas provides leadership, promotion and advocacy for those researching African related ancestry. It collects slave data from descendants of slaveholding families as well as from public and other private sources, provides a searchable database of surnames, and it includes tips for this type of research.
- Family History Library "Family Search" page - This popular and user-friendly source allows you to enter the name of an ancestor, and receive information from the online genealogical data from the Family History Library of Salt Lake City, Utah.
- United States Vital Records - This page contains information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death, and marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States.
- U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Genealogy Program - The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records.
- Genealogy Home Page - Contains genealogy help and guides, libraries, maps, geography, deeds and photography, newsgroups and mailing lists.
- The State Historical Society of Missouri, Manuscripts Collection-Rolla & Columbia - This resource allows you to pick a county and find detailed descriptions of historical and genealogical collections relating to that county.
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