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American Ancestors – [IN LIBRARY USE ONLY] provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and we are the only online source for Boston’s Catholic records. Provided by the Friends of Griffin Free.
Ancestry Library Edition – Remote access has been extended until December 2021. Login to your library account at https://catalog.griffin.bywatersolutions.com to gain access. Once you login, look for the “Ancestry” link to the left of your name and just click on it.
[IN LIBRARY USE ONLY] Contains thousands of databases and millions of records covering census data, vital records, passenger lists, maps, city directories and more. Provided by the Friends of Griffin Free Public Library.
FamilySearch Affiliate Library (Extra images only available from within the library. You must set up your own free account to access the records.) We are now an affiliate to the Family Search Library. Access 40% more (400 million) images in our library than you can working from home. You can access them via our WiFi or at one of our PCs. This is a free resource.
HeritageQuest® Online – Treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Provided by the Friends of Griffin Free Public Library.
David Rumsey Map Collection – The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children’s, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.
Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 100,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. The site is free and open to the public.
Legacy.com – The global leader in online obituaries and a destination for over 40 million unique visitors each month around the world. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is honored to serve users by partnering with more than 1,500 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
National Archives: Resources for Genealogists – There is a wealth of US information available here including US census, immigration records, military services records, naturalization records and land records.
National Geneological Society – There mission is to educated the public about family history research. Although many resources require a membership, they do provide free online resources including downloadable forms.
Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources – Red Book is designed to help family historians learn where to find information about their ancestors by taking an approach focused on localities. It is an expansive guide to the most useful resources in each of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. Organized by state, the content easily directs the user to information-rich resources in areas including: Vital Records, Census Records, Internet Resources, County Resources, Background Sources, Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, Cemetery Records, Church Records, Military Records, Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections, Archives, Libraries, and Societies
WorldGenWeb – Free website for genealogists listing resources in different countries.
If you do not find your ancestor on one of the above websites, reach out directly to the town office and historical society where your ancestor died.
Genealogy Gems Podcast with Lisa Louise Cook
Extreme Genes – America’s Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast by Scott Fisher