Family History and Genealogy
Find Census, immigration, and military records, and record-finding aids for genealogists and family historians.
Archives and Historical Societies, by State
State archives and their contact information
Census Finder (U.S., Native American, Canada, and United Kingdom)
Find ancestors in free Census records, transcriptions, indexes, and images.
Passenger search, genealogy center, famous arrivals, tell your story...
Federal Inmates Released Before 1982
Locate federal inmates who were released before 1982.
Genealogy Resources, by State
Find state and local resources to help research your family history.
Historical Records from the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration has several locations throughout the U.S.—see what's available near you.
Immigration Records – Ship Passenger Arrival Records
Immigration records, by port of arrival, for arrivals to the U.S., from 1820 - 1982
Land warrants, land entry case files, tract books, and land patents record the transfer of public lands from the U.S. government to private ownership.
Military Service Records
How to get copies of military service records, to prove military service or for genealogy research
National Archives Genealogy
A wealth of resources for genealogists and family historians: how to research and obtain records, links to many record databases, genealogy articles...
Nationwide Gravesite Locator
Locate veterans and their dependents buried in the U.S. in Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, and other Department of Interior and military cemeteries.
Naturalization (aliens becoming an American citizen) records can provide a person's birth date and location, occupation, immigration year, marital status and spouse information, witnesses' names and addresses, and more.
Social Security Death Index
There is no "death index" per se, but there are ways to research the Social Security Administration Death Master File, applications for social security cards, and claims folders of deceased individuals.
Tracing American Indian Ancestry
How to trace Native American ancestry, from the U.S. Department of Interior
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Birth certificates, marriage licenses, death certificates, and other vital records
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