Research Links on the Internet


African-American Museum of Iowa.

Iowa’s African-American heritage
African Americans in Des Moines Iowa and Surrounding Areas
The gateway to state and county records. Including over 10,000 databases, government resources and user generated content.
Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa
A search engine that will enable you to find family names, locations, and images and donate to the IGS.
State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries  SAPIC State Historical Society of Iowa

Iowa Welsh Society – Cymdeithas Gymreig Iowa


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Ancestry message boards on surname, locality and topic. Most of the records and the digital census images require a subscription.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. IGS is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library where you can search the card catalog, ancestral file, IGI, Social Security death index, vital records index, pedigree resource file, or most of the other collections on
Cyndislist. Currently over 200,000 links organized by category.
“Your Friend in genealogy,” DearMYRTLE offers many different learning channels for genealogists.
Annotated collection of links to online death indexes.
Ellis Island searchable database of 22 million names from 1892 to 1924
Searchable database of federal land conveyance records of public land states. Also has image access for federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States. This site does not include the original colonies and territories.
Multilingual Translation Memory of the European Union (German to English) translations.
Library of Congress. American Memory online collection of over 7 million images.
The Library of Virginia includes a great many online images-bible records, land patents and grants, etc.
Illinois State Archives. Searchable databases include marriages, veterans, public land sales, death index and several county specific databases.
Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. Free videos, webinars and articles on getting started with genealogy and family history research.
Searchable database of locations and features in the US. Detail maps allow you to drill down to the gravel road if needed.
Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
National Archives. Records of the Federal Government.
Pennsylvania State Archives. Includes digital images of Revolutionary War military abstract card file, World War I service medal application cards, Spanish American War Veteran’s Card file of US Volunteers.
A great many mailing lists are hosted by Rootsweb, also surname message boards.
usgenweb Aim is to have links to every state and county. Also has several volunteer transcription projects.
Online worldcat catalog for books and manuscripts.