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Geneology

California Digital Newspaper Collection

A freely accessible repository of digitized California newspapers from 1846 to the present.

Coal Reports of Illinois

The purpose of this website is to provide easy access to the names of coal miners who were injured or killed in mining accidents within the First District of Illinois between 1882 and 1927. This database also lists the names of workers certified as hoisting engineers, mine managers, and mine examiners for the same time period and locale.

Cyndi’s List

A comprehensive, categorized, and cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Family Search

For most of us, records of our ancestors provide a link to our past.  An army of volunteers from around the world is now working to make these records available to everyone.  Using this resource, anyone who wants to help preserve this valuable family information can easily extract it from historical records and provide free searchable indexes.  All of this can be done from the convenience of our own  homes.

Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project

Many tombstones are disappearing fast, and as a result, valuable history is in danger of being lost forever.  As a way of preserving this history, we’re taking photos of as many tombstones in Illinois cemeteries as we can.

Illinois GenWeb Project

This site is managed by a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Roots Web

RootsWeb is part of Ancestry.com – which is a pay-for-access site – but RootsWeb is free.  It is a series of message boards that allow you to submit a query to others who may be researching a particular surname or have family information to share.  There are message boards for specific surnames, locations, countries, etc.