Records:  Millions of free (or almost free) family history resources and records are just waiting to be found online. Here are just some of the many, roughly arranged by topic and country — we add them as we find them, so check back often.

Printable Pedigree Chart                  Printable Family Group Sheet New York. This link shows you how to access certain New York State files from your free at-home Ancestry account.

New York Genealogy Links

Family Search: This Latter Day Saints genealogy platform is entirely free and contains millions of records. Once you find the records you can add them to the world tree on Family Search and/or add them to your own on-going trees on Ancestry, or other platforms.

OLD FULTON POSTCARDS – Free Newspapers site at

Old Fulton Postcards website is THE site to go to for millions and millions of old newspaper pages. We are blessed to have this world-class resource in our own backyard. Follow the link above and then click on item 1 to go to it’s search page. In the search space type in any text (surrounded by quotes, ex. “Mannsville Free Library”), then use the drop down arrow next to Boolean to select “the exact phrase” to come up with articles containing that text.


Hudson River Valley heritage – free Newspapers Site

Landed Estates: A database of landed estates and historic houses in Connacht, Munster and the counties of Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan, c. 1700 – 1914.

Our Public Records. A free database of over 162,000 US surnames containing information on origins, genealogy, etc.  For European record sources, use this link.

Tips for discovering information about your military veteran from FOLD3.


Webpage Description Topic Country
The People Legacy Cemetery & Burial Records USA
How to Find Your Ancestors for Free – Family Tree Magazine General Info All
Free Genealogy Websites Using ArchiveGrid (Lisa Lisson)  General Info All
Fulton Search (Alternative Old Fulton Post Cards Search) Newspapers USA, Canada
Newspapers – The Ancestor Hunt Newspapers USA, Canada
Old Fulton New York Post Cards Newspapers USA, Canada
Digital Public Library of America Collections USA
Internet Archive Search: reclaim the records Records USA Mayflower USA
NARA – AAD – Main Page National Archives USA
Online Obituaries, Funeral Notices, Condolences, Tributes and Death Notices – Obituaries USA
Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records and Obituaries Death Records USA
Seventh Day Baptist Historical Library & Archives » Sabbath Recorder Archives Newspaper USA
US Newspaper Directory Search Results « Chronicling America « Library of Congress Newspapers USA
Viewing Census Images for the 1790-1940 Census Census Records USA
Historic Hospital Admission Records Project (HHARP) Hospital Records United Kingdom
Lee County TXGenWeb General Info Texas, Lee County
Home – Archives – LibGuides at Meredith College Collections North Carolina
Cemetery Archives – Salem Bancroft Public Library Cemetery Records New York, Washington County
NY History and Genealogy, Ulster County General Info New York, Ulster County
Rensselaer County, NY GenWeb site – Cemetery Database – Surnames – M Cemetery New York, Renssalaer County
Madison County, New York GenWeb New York, Madison County
Hounsfield Censuses Census Records New York, Jefferson County, Hounsfield
Town of Hounsfield: Genealogy Genealogy New York, Jefferson County, Hounsfield
Welcome to HOUNSFIELD HISTORY.NET : : History of the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York! Records Info New York, Jefferson County, Hounsfield
Genealogy and History of Adams New York — New York Genealogy Genealogy New York, Jefferson County, Adams
Cortland County Enlistment Rosters – 157th NYVI Records New York, Cortland County
Cortland County Vital Records – Scott 1 Vital Records New York, Cortland County
Scott, Cortland County, New York Genealogy Genealogy – FamilySearch Wiki General Info New York, Cortland County
Seven Day Baptist Cemetery (Cortland County, New York) Cemetery Records New York, Cortland County
Free Family Records for Researching Ancestry in Chenango County, NY Family Records New York, Chenango County
Obituaries and Death Notices in Chenango County, NY Death Records New York, Chenango County
Early Wills of New York (STRETTON) Early Wills New York State
Free Family Records for New York Ancestry Research Family Records New York State
How to Use New York – New York State Archives General Info New York State
Names of persons for whom marriage licenses wer… Marriages New York State
New York Heritage Digital Records New York State
Researching Ancestors Who Were Committed to Asylums in New York State Records New York State
Surrogate’s Court (1787+) (statewide) – New York State Archives Surrogate Courts New York State
NARA – AAD – Display Full Records – Famine Irish Passenger Record Data File (FIPAS), 1/12/1846 – 12/31/1851 Irish Genealogy Ireland, Passenger Records
The Morrisroe Project – Morisroe’s of Bockagh, Ballaghaderreen, Cloomlumney and Tonregee. – MacMuarisruadh ar na mbailte Tóin re gaoith, Bocach, Chluain Luimnigh agus Bealach an Doirín Irish Genealogy Ireland, Morrisroe Name
County Mayo genealogy Irish Genealogy Ireland, County Mayo
mayolinks Irish Genealogy Ireland, County Mayo
Laois Genealogy Irish Genealogy Ireland, County Laois
Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI Catholic Records Ireland
Free Irish Genealogy Advice, Tools and Resources General Info Ireland
Griffith’s Valuation Records Ireland
Irish Genealogy – Part 1 – Introduction – YouTube General Info Ireland
Irish graveyard burial records Burials Ireland
What is the Difference Between BillionGraves and Find A Grave for Researchers? – BillionGraves Blog Burials International
Welcome to Europeana Various European Records Europe
Heritage Content – Canadian Research Knowledge Network Various Records Canada, Ontario, Welland County
Welland 75 Various Records Canada, Ontario, Welland County
Welland Co Marriages Canada, Ontario, Welland County
Upper Canada Ontario Pioneer Land Settlement and Family History Database Canadian Genealogy Canada, Ontario, Upper Canada
Results: St. Catharines Public Library Digital Collections Canadian Genealogy Canada, Ontario, St. Catharines
Ontario – Historical Canadian Newspapers Online – LibGuides at BGSU University Libraries Newspapers Canada, Ontario
Search: Timmins Newspapers Newspapers Canada, Ontario
The Ontario Vital Statistics Project Vital Statistics Canada, Ontario
11 Resources and Records for Canadian Genealogy Canadian Genealogy Canada
Free Ship Passenger List to Canada – genealogy surname database searches at Ancestor Search Passenger Lists Canada
INK – ODW Newspaper Collection Newspapers Canada
7 Steps for Preserving Old Photo Albums and Scrapbooks – Genealogy Gems Preservation & Archiving All
Association for Gravestone Studies, Greenfield, MA Preservation & Archiving All
Blog – The Ancestor Hunt General Info All
Digitally Archive and Share Historical Photographs, Documents, Audio Recordings Preservation & Archiving All
Excel Tools for Genealogy – Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Organization All
Family History Forms – Mid-Continent Public Library Forms All
Family Trees Ancestry – 7 Landscape Family Trees for Ancestry Forms All
Free Genealogy Forms and Charts Forms All
Free Genealogy Records – A Guide To Frugal Genealogy Research – Are You My Cousin? General Info All
GNIS Feature Search Geographic Names All
Keeping Track of the Clues – The Shy Genealogist Forms All
Latin Genealogical Word List Genealogy – FamilySearch Wiki General Info All
Personal Digital Archiving – Digital Preservation – Library of Congress Preservation & Archiving All
Preserve Your Family Letters – Chapman University Preservation & Archiving All
Safely Removing Old Photos from Black Album Paper – Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Preservation & Archiving All
Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps General Info All
The Archive Lady: What To Do With Musty Smelling Records? Preservation & Archiving All
The Family History Guide General Info All
The FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System Organization All
The FamilyRoots Organizer Color-Coding System: Checklist Organization All