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Free U.S. Genealogy Resources
This page lists several of the major free genealogy web sites. We're not attempting to recreate Cyndi's list, but rather highlight a few of the most useful sites. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.
Google Name Search
This feature is specially designed for finding names in a Google Search
Catalog of Online Records
Copies of original historical vital records and newspapers are now online for many states. To find out where to access them, see the List of Online Records.
Ordering Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates by Mail
For details about where records are held and who to order them from, Ancestry's Red Book (click here) is available free online. A printed copy is in the AVGS library.
Major Vital Records Indexes
Social Security Death Index
Family History Photo Sharing
Memorials, Cemetery Inscriptions, and Headstone Photos
BLM General Land Office records, including searchable index and online images of Federal land patents.
County of Los Angeles Library Heritage Quest (requires L.A. County library card)
City of Los Angeles Public Library Search the L.A. Times back to 1880 and use Access Newspaper Archives with an L.A. City library card. At the Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles an entire floor is dedicated to genealogy and history.
Southern California Genealogical Society" Large genealogical library in Burbank (see SCGS Web Site. Members have access to some genealogical databases from home.
LDS Family History Centers have a number of genealogical database subscriptions (requires in-person visit, see familysearch.org)
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