Genealogy

AfriGeneas is the premiere online destination for anyone conducting African American or African Ancestored genealogical research. The website consists of twenty-seven forums, eight regular chats, the AfriGeneas Mail List and over 100 additional discussion, geographic and surname mailing lists, a surnames database containing over 50,000 records, a death records database containing over 17,000 obituaries and funeral programs, a marriage records database of over 5000 records, a slave records collection of over 3000 records, census schedules, a documents and articles library, RSS news feeds and much, much more.
America’s Genealogy Bank  provides Web-based access to nearly 249 million of United States core genealogical records from 1690 to the present day. Most of these sources are unique to this collection and are difficult to find on microfilm or in print. **This is a Sallie Logan Public Library electronic resource that you can access for free with our library card.
The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a powerful historical research and reference tool in electronic form. The Atlas presents in maps and text complete data about the creation and all subsequent changes (dated to the day) in the size, shape, and location of every county in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. It also includes non-county areas, unsuccessful authorizations for new counties, changes in county names and organization, and the temporary attachments of non-county areas and unorganized counties to fully functioning counties. The principal sources for these data are the most authoritative available: the session laws of the colonies, territories, and states that created and changed the counties.
Chronicling America  provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. To encourage a wide range of potential uses, they designed several different views of the data they provide, all of which are publicly visible.
Consider Cyndi’s List your table of contents for online genealogy. Patrons will find lists of sites dedicated to researching particular places, types of records, ethnic and religious groups, and more. Check out the Beginner’s category for guides and tips just for newbies.
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Find A Grave  Dig up ancestral burial information from millions of tombstone images. Search by an individual or cemetery name. Users are encouraged to upload additional tombstone photos and submit biographical information for memorial pages. Patrons can even create virtual cemeteries to connect loved ones buried in different places. 
Genealogy Today is a specialized portal providing unique databases, search tools and original articles, along with links to the newest sites and online resources. We also offer subscription based databases and newsletters, and over 500 products in our marketplace.
Genealogy Trail History Group  Their goal is to help people track their ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers. All data is transcribed by volunteers, it is non-commercial.
General Office Land Records  They provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. There are also images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.
Heritage Quest  is a source for finding out more about your family’s history, the history of a local region, and genealogy research. It provides access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman’s Bank deposit or records. It also can lead you to resources on how to do genealogy research. **This is a Sallie Logan Public Library electronic resource that you can access for free with our library card.
JewishGen  Their free, easy to use website features thousands of databases, research tools and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members.
National Archives—Resources for Genealogist  Here’s your portal to the US repository for most federal military, census, immigration and other records. Read descriptions of these record sets and order copies online.
The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. As you explore the state and county websites, you will see considerable variation as each page or database is the creation, property and responsibility of an individual volunteer.
WorldGenWeb Project  This resource provides researchers with a safe place where they can focus on valuable and useful resources to conduct their research. Click on the country of your choice and eventually you can drill down to the specific community, and related free genealogy websites where you can find other free ancestry search tools to hunt for more ancestral information.
  
*By providing links to other sites, Sallie Logan Public Library does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.