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Top 10 FREE genealogy websites

1. Look for state specific blogs:

Dead Librarian Blog; or the Upstate New York Genealogy blog

2. Rootsweb:

3. Check out local public Libraries, for example:

a. Monroe County [NY] Public Library:

b. Richland Library [SC] genealogy resources:

4. Sciway genealogy [SC]: (links to SC Genweb sites)

5. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries:

6. Internet Archive (digital library of free books and collections):

7. Look for digitzed local newspapers, for example:

a. Fulton County [NY] Newspapers:

b. Chronicling America:

c. Google News Archive:

Spartanburg Herald:

Sumter Item:

Herald Independent (Winnsboro):

Horry County News:

Browseable list of newspaper titles:

8. Archives:

a. NARA:

b. Georgia Archive:

c. NC State Archive:

d. National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections:

9. NetroOnline: public records database

10. Historical census browser: (Examine state and county topics for individual census years.)


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