These links are ones that we use extensively, and represent only a miniscule fraction of what's available on the web. We'll update these links periodically, but keep in mind that these are links to sites that we use in our genealogical research.

If you come across any broken links, we'd appreciate you letting us know. Also, if you've got any really nifty, useful links, we'd like to know about them too. If you have your own personal genealogy site, and would like to be included in our links, send us an email.

U.S. Primary Sources

National Archives. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the Government agency that preserves and maintains official materials and makes them available for research.

Illinois State Archives, online database.

Chester County, Pennsylvania Archives, online database.

Canada Primary Sources

Library and Archives Canada (genealogy section). The Canadian Genealogy Centre develops databases on various aspects of the population of Canada and hosts other databases created by their partners. Includes census records, military records, naturalization records, some birth, marriage, death registers, etc.

Archives Canada. National database to which individual archival institutions across the country (each with holdings such as documentary records, maps, photographs, sound recordings, videos and more) regularly produce descriptions of these holdings.

Queens University Library

South Fredericksburgh Heritage Website (Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada).

Great Britain Primary Sources

General Register Office (GRO) - Northern Ireland. Official information on births, deaths, and marriages.

General Register Office (GRO) - England and Wales. Official information on births, deaths, and marriages.

General Register Office (GRO) - Scotland. Official information on births, deaths, and marriages.

Searchable databases

Ancestry. Searchable database of over 3.9 billion names. Searches are free, but to view documents, you'll need a subscription.

Family Search, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Obituary Links Page, a state-by-state directory of obituaries & obituary resources. A publisher of cemetery transcriptions for use by genealogists and local historians. Online library of over 8,900 cemeteries world-wide, divided by region.

The Ontario Vital Statistics Project. Free online searchable database.

Personal home pages

Mitchell Genealogy Newsletter.

Naff and Related Families, With an Emphasis on the Descendants of Jacob Naff, Sr. of Franklin County, Virginia.

The Scrimshaw Connection. A site for genealogical information on the names SCRIMSHAW, SCRIMSHIRE and SCHRIMSHER (and all derivatives).

Genealogy Societies and Associations

US Genweb. The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

Canada GenWeb. The Canada GenWeb Project is based on the USGenWeb Project, and it's goal is to create a global library for genealogy research on the Web.

Ontario Genealogical Society.

The Van Voorhees Association, an association for the descendents of the Van Voorhees family. No online database. Join the association for a nominal fee.



Cyndi's List of genealogical sites on the internet. Probably the most exhaustive collection anywhere on the 'net.'s Genealogical Resources page.