Genealogy Resources

Recommended Genealogy Resources.  If you have any you’d like to add, please email us at wmarootsevents@gmail.com.

Ancestry.com – The world’s largest online genealogy resource.

FamilySearch.org – The genealogy resources of the LDS Church.

AmericanAncestors.org – The website of NEHGS, The New England Historic Genealogical Society

SteveMorse.org – Search Ellis Island immigration records and much more

Findagrave.org – World’s largest gavesite collection.  Over 170 million memorials, created by the community.

Rootsweb.com – An Ancestry.com company, designed to facilitate connections between people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research.

EllisIsland.org – Search immigration records by individual, ship, arrival date, etc.

Archives.gov – The United States National Archives site.

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

Archives/Naturalization Papers.  Write to:

2 Pemberton Square, 16th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1701
Voice: 617-557-1082 or 1083
Fax:  617-557-1088

Archives.com – Genealogy research site.

VitalChek – Source for Government Certified Vital Records (charge for records based on state fee schedules).

Massachusetts Archives – Researching your family history at the Massachusetts Archives.

Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society – Helping members discover their roots in Western Massachusetts and beyond.  Be sure to check out their monthly newsletter.

Pioneer Valley History Network – A resource for local history organizations in western Massachusetts.

Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society – The Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society exists to help its members research their family history, including presentations by local and national experts and members sharing experience and resources.

The National Archives Catalog – The National Archives Catalog is the online public portal to the National Archive records and information about their records. The catalog currently provides access to over 2 million electronic records currently in the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), which are not available elsewhere online.