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DiscoverURhistory is happy to provide the following downloadable resources for those interested in their genealogy and family history.

Genealogy & Family History Articles

pdf 10 Great Research Questions to Ask A Genealogist Article

Genealogy Forms

pdf Genealogy Pedigree Chart


Below are a series of resources that we have found helpful in our own journeys of discovery. If you would like to recommend a new link, let us know.

Ancestry.com – discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

Cyndi’s List – A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Ellis Island – passenger search. Explore our vast database of 51 million+ passenger records.

FamilySearch – a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.

Genealogical Society of New Jersey – founded in 1921 by a group of genealogical scholars dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey family history.

National Archives at New York City – maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands dating from 1685 to the present.

National Genealogical Societythe premier nonprofit educational society for beginner and experienced genealogists.

New Jersey Historical Society – a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey.

New Jersey State Archives – official research center for public records of enduring historical value.

New York City Municipal Archives – preserves and makes available the historical records of New York City municipal government.

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society – the most authoritative source for research on New York families and families with New York connections. Founded in 1869, it is the largest genealogical society in New York and the only one that is state-wide.

Association of Professional Genealogists – supporting high standards in the field of genealogy, with nearly 2000 members worldwide.

The Legal Genealogist Blog – written by Judy G. Russell, a genealogist with a law degree. Judy is a well known lecturer, educator and writer in the genealogy community.

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy – an article written by Andrea Davis on homeadvisor.com packed full of great resources to get started on your genealogy. A big thanks to Cindy and her Brownie Troop for sending us the link. Good luck with your “My Family Story” badges!

Genea-Musings Blog – the Genea-Musings blog, written by Randy Seaver, features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, family history research and some family history stories.

Genealogia Nuestra – Our Hispanic Genealogy and Heritage – written by Anaisa Vila, the Genealogia Nuestra blog focuses on Puerto Rican and Dominican genealogy and family history resources.

Getting Started With Genealogy on the Web Рa series of helpful links to genealogy resources online. Thanks to Celeste and her student, Caitlyn, for suggesting the link. Best wishes on all your genealogy searches.


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