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The study of family ancestries and histories
The largest collection of family records on the web. Genealogy records inclued the U.S. Immigration Collection, Birth, Marriage, and Death Records (SSDI), Historical Newspapers (1786-2001) and the U.K. Census Collection.
Cyndi’s List
A categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet, 261,000+ links for family history! (as of 9/1/06)
Geneaology Spot
Genealogy portals are good starting places from which to expand your search. Included at these sites are sections on how to get started in genealogy research and on mistakes to avoid.
Iowa Genealogical Society
IGS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and foster an interest in genealogy and to aid others in researching their family history. IGS was founded in 1965 by a small group of dedicated genealogists who met in members' houses and carried the original collection in an orange crate. Today our 3,000+ members are worldwide and the book collection alone spans the length of over five football fields.
National Archives: Genealogists/Family Historians
A great starting place for genealogical research, how-to tips for beginners and experts, links to primary sources world-wide, and databases of family trees.
National Archives: State Archives
Genealogists may need to get information from state archives and historical societies. Here is contact information as of January, 2006
Repository of Primary Sources
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. Please note: As of January 2015 the list will no longer be updated or maintained.
Roots Web
The oldest and largest free genealogy site
Society of American Archivists
Organizations, associations and groups related to or of interest to the archival profession.
State Historical Society of Iowa
A main repository of Iowa historical and genealogical information.