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Genealogy Databases provided by Henderson Libraries
(In Library Use Only) Formerly known as the New England Ancestors
database. They offer access to some of the most important and valuable genealogical resources anywhere. Whether your family came to this country in the 17th century or the 20th century, NEHGS offers access to an incredible collection of primary materials and other resources that can make your research productive and rewarding.
(In Library Use Only) By using this site, one is able to search U.S. Census Records, birth and death records, and historical newspapers There are also links to online genealogy courses One can also obtain instruction on building your family tree, sign up for genealogy message boards, and get references to books and software.
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- Newspaper Source
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
HeritageQuest is the largest genealogy data company in the world. Home access available for Henderson Libraries' patrons only.
Genealogy on the Web
Provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Can search Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, Pedigree Resource File, US Social Security Death Index, and Vital Records Index simultaneously or individually.
Provides links to five searchable online indexes, records from federal and state resources, and user-contributed databases. Also gives access to mailing lists, message boards, and a list of surname websites. Space can be allotted to build your own genealogy website.
- Library of Congress: Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
A portal of information regarding genealogy research at the Library of Congress. Provides information on the Collections the Library houses, links on regimental histories. Also gives a list of full-text published guides to the Library's genealogy collections. Gives tips to beginning family research.
- New York Public Library
NYPL's collection specializes in materials regarding genealogy, history, heraldry, and personal and family names. The collection is publicly accessible and does not require membership. One can search passenger lists, DAR and Loyalists resources, and Irish sources, among others. NYPL also provides reference correspondence by fax, mail, or e-mail.
- National Archives and Records Administration
NARA provides access to the Federal population censuses, 1790 - 1920, military service and pension records, ca. 1776-1900; immigration records, 1820-1957; and naturalization records.
They also give information on their selection of genealogy guides and finding aids, including Black History and civil war guides.
- Cyndi's List
Extensive lists of Genealogical Sites. One can search the lists topically and alphabetically. The site also provides a selection webpages for beginning researchers, as well as a FAQ on genealogy research.
- California State Library
This website guides the user to the resources in the California Section Collection. California Census materials are available on microfilm. A list of compilations made by the California Chapters of the DAR is also given. If you are unable to visit the facility, they can provide a list of private researchers as well.
- U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau can search the federal census from 1910-1990 and issue a transcript which may include the person's age, race, sex, state or country of birth, etc. They also have frequently occurring English and Spanish surnames from the 1990 census.
- Ellis Island
Using this website's database, one can search the Ellis Island passenger lists from 1892 to 1924.
- U.S. Gen Web
Volunteers working together to provide genealogical research. They have provided links to databases arranged by state. They also have several census and tombstone projects online. There is also a section for beginning researchers.
Access to online forums for specific surnames are provided. One can search by last name as well as navigate using the alphabet. Links to other statewide and topical forums are listed as well. Many of the databases must be paid for before searching.
Gendex indexes thousands of websites geared toward genealogical research. One can search by surname or database.
- Cemeteries of the U.S.
This site includes cemeteries that are searchable online. The cemeteries are organized by state, but not all are included. There are also searchable listings for cemetery transcriptions.
- Clark County Recorder's Office
By using the information on this site, one can obtain birth, death and marriage records for Clark County.
- Genealogy at Libraryspot.com
Provides links to several genealogy sites and databases. This site also features a link to a genealogy dictionary. There are links to several sites for beginners.
- Nevada's Online Census Database
Searchable federal census manuscript data for the years 1860 - 1920. Nevada is the first state to offer it's manuscript census data online.