Genealogy

Databases:

Ancestry Library Edition One of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom,delivering billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. In-library use only. (Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.)


HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. (Subscription purchased by East Central Regional Library.)


Selected Websites:

  • Cyndi’s List– An index to genealogical resources on the Internet and links to online research sites
  • DPLA Family Research– how to get started with family research in DPLA as well as collection highlights such as yearbooks, letters, newspapers, military records, and more
  • DistantCousin– Genealogy records & scanned images of historical documents
  • FamilySearch—Comprehensive database of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world, courtesy of the LDS Church
  • Find a Grave– locate millions of cemetery and grave records throughout the world.
  • Minnesota Official Marriage System– Index to marriage certificates on file in MN, includes names and dates
  • National Archives (NARA)– Acquire copies of military, passport, immigration, census, and naturalization records
  • National Cemetery Administration– Acquire Presidential Memorial Certificates and locate burials in Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries
  • USGenWeb Project– Links to all the state genealogy websites which provide gateways to county sites

Foreign Country & Immigration Sites

  •  Norway Heritage– Access to passenger ships and emigration lists, 1825-1873
  • Norwegian American Genealogical Association– Promotes Norwegian research
  • Norwegian American Genealogical Center– Library and research center devoted to Norwegian heritage