Section 5
United States
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Ellis Island, New York / New Jersey
American Immigrant
Wall of Honor
http://www.wallofhonor.com/
Castle Clinton/ Castle Garden http://www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/US_nm/ny_castl.htm  
• On August 3,1855, Castle Garden, under lease to the State of New York, was opened as an immigrant landing depot. Only a short time before Castle Garden had been joined to the mainland by fill and fenced off from the rest of the Battery.
Ellis Island Records http://www.EllisIslandRecords.org 
An online searchable database that spans from January 1892 to December 1924.
Immigrant Processing Centers for New York City http://germanroots.home.att.net/ellisisland/  
Ellis Island, Castle Garden and Barge Office.
Liberty State Park http://www.libertystatepark.com/
National Trust for Historic Preservation http://www.nthp.org/
New York Landmarks
Conservancy
http://www.nylandmarks.org
http://www.preserve.org/
 
New York -
NY Ellis Island
http://cmp1.ucr.edu/exhibitions/immigration_id.html
Welcome to Electronic Ellis Island: A Virtual
Heritage Museum
http://wwwald.bham.wednet.edu/museum/museum1.htm

Passenger Lists / Ship Manifest
1903 Ships Project http://www.cimorelli.com/1903
A volunteer project that is transcribing passenger lists for every ship that arrived in New York in 1903.
D’Addezio.com http://www.daddezio.com/genealogy/ships/index.html
Ellis Island Records http://www.EllisIslandRecords.org 
An online searchable database that spans from January 1892 to December 1924.
Finding Passenger Lists 1820's to 1940's (U.S. Ports) http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/passengers.html  
Lists all the available indexes for USA passenger arrival records from 1820 to the 1940s; includes microfilm roll numbers with both NARA and FHL catalog numbers for passenger records.
A Guide to Interpreting Passenger List Annotations http://www.jewishgen.org/InfoFiles/Manifests/  
Immigrant Ships
Transcribers Guild
http://www.immigrantships.net/ 
Immigration & Ships Passenger Lists Research Guide http://home.att.net/~arnielang/ship06.html 
Lou Alfano's GeoCities Web Site http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/1709/Alfano1b.htm#pax
The Olive Tree Genealogy http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/search_ships.shtml
Search ships passenger lists
( PIE ) http://www.cimorelli.com/pie/faq/emigfaqi.htm
RootsWeb http://userdb.rootsweb.com/passenger/
As of December 2000: Database contains 6350 records (3306 distinct surnames) Selected ships and voyages (as contributed)
Ship Manifest Extract Forms http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilpip1gs/manifest_extract_forms.htm 
• 1893-1906
Post 1906
Transatlantic Passenger Lists From Calitri, Campania. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~calitri/Calitri/
TheyCameByShip/Ships.htm
What Passenger Lists Are Online? http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/onlinelists.html 

Ships
Cimorelli Enterprises http://www.cimorelli.com/safe/shipmenu.htm
Ship / shipline databases
Ellis Island Records http://www.EllisIslandRecords.org 
An online searchable database that spans from January 1892 to December 1924.
Emigration / Ships and Resources http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/5978/Emigration.html
Currently 124 resources
Emigration-ships mailing list To subscribe, just send the command:
subscribe emigration-ships-digest
to
Majordomo@listserv.northwest.com
"How to get Pictures and 
Information on your Ancestor's Ship"
http://home.att.net/~arnielang/ship06.html 
Lou Alfano’s Immigrant Ship
Information Page
http://www.fortunecity.com/littleitaly/amalfi/13/ships.htm

Naturalization
Albany County, New York Naturalization Indexes http://www.albanycounty.com/achor/ 
1821-1991 database of naturalization index for Albany County, New York.
Colorado State Archives http://www.archives.state.co.us/natinfo.htm 
Background history of the United States naturalization process. 
Immigration & Naturalization Service http://uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm 
Legal Information Institute http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/immigration.html
Immigration Law: An overview
National Archives: Naturalization Records http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/natural.html
( PIE ) http://www.cimorelli.com/pie/emigrate/emigmenu.htm
Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization
See also the FAQ section.
RootsWeb:
US Naturalizations
http://userdb.rootsweb.com/naturalization/
You can search this database by surname, by year, or by Country or place of origin.
Suffolk County, New York http://www.italiangen.org/suffolk.stm 
The complete index to ALL of the Naturalization Records of Suffolk County, New York from the Italian Genealogical Group.
University of Rochester, Department of History http://www.history.rochester.edu/jssn/page3.htm

National Archives
Archives Web http://www.archiefnet.nl/
National Archives around the world. Categorized by name of country.
Genealogical Research at the National Archives http://www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/index.html/ 
Guides to help you prepare for your trip to NARA
( NARA ) http://www.nara.gov/
National Archives & Records Administration
National Personnel Records Center, Military Records Facility ( NARA ) http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records.html 

Church of Jesus Christ & Latter Day Saints / LDS
Family Search http://www.familysearch.org/
From the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints. Ancestor Search searches: Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, Pedigree Resource File, and web sites (by last name only).
LDS Family History Centers http://www.genhomepage.com/FHC/
LDS Home Page http://www.lds.org/

Social Security / Death Index
Ancestry.com - SSDI http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm
This site is a wonderful reference bookmark. It is also known as the Social Security Index Online. Enter as many fields as you know. The fields are first name, last name, social security number, and SSN issued (state). The information retrieved includes date of birth, date of death, residence information such as zip code, city, county and state, last benefit information, and an estimate date of issue.
FAQ: Obtaining a Copy of a Social Security Number Application http://members.aol.com/reginamari/ancestry/ssnfaq.html
Guide to Freedom if Information
Act Requests
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/foia_guide.htm
My Trees.com -SSDI Query Site http://www.mytrees.com/cgi-bin/extracted?-1+0+000000+English
+0-0+ssdi+ssdi
 
Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/deathrecords.html 

State Pages
Illinois State Archives http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html 
National Center for State Courts http://www.ncsconline.org/ 
An electronic courthouse. The Technology Information Service provides summaries and links to courthouses currently doing some of their business online.
Vital Records Information -
United States
http://vitalrec.com/index.html
Where to Write for Vital Records
by Family Tree Maker
http://www.familytreemaker.com/statelst.html

Cemeteries
Association for Gravestone
Studies
http://www.gravestonestudies.org/
Click interesting links
Cemetery Junction http://daddezio.com/cemetery/
A directory of more than 20,000 cemeteries, arranged by state. Search by cemetery and family name. Links to obituaries and genealogical societies in the U.S, Australia, and Canada.
Cemetery Records Online http://www.interment.net/
CemSearch http://www.obitcentral.com/cemsearch/
Note: Some AOL browsers do not perform well with PicoSearch. The solution is to access the pages from either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer.
The Connecticut Gravestone
Network
http://www.ctgravestones.com/ 
Cemetery do’s and don’ts; cemetery preservation   
Graveyards of Chicago http://www.graveyards.com
To Die For http://www.nejman.com/todiefor/

Funeral Homes
Cyndi’s List: Cemeteries and
Funeral Homes
http://www.cyndislist.com/cemetery.htm
FuneralNet http://www.funeralnet.com/search.html
US and Canada funeral home search

Obituaries
ArrangeOnline.com http://www.arrangeonline.com/
ArrangeOnline's National Obituary Archive makes millions of obituaries available to genealogists and family-tree researchers, as well as those seeking information about the most recent deaths in their community. The custom-built archive enables visitors to search not just by name or date but also by hometown, place of birth, place of death, organization membership and numerous identifying criteria.
Cyndi’s List http://www.cyndislist.com/obits.htm
ObitCentral.com http://www.obitcentral.com/obitsearch
Obituary Archive Search Engines - This page has keyword searchable engines that will allow surname searches through full text obituaries around the USA.
Note: Some AOL browsers do not perform well with PicoSearch. The solution is to access the pages from either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer.
The Obituary Daily Times http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituary/

Census
Blank Census Extract Forms http://www.ancestry.com/save/charts/census.htm?rc=locale%7E&us=0 
CensusLinks http://censuslinks.com/
Census Online http://www.census-online.com/index.html
Census View http://www.censusview.org/ 
You can buy actual census records on CD-ROM from this site.
Cyndi’s List http://www.cyndislist.com/census.htm
Frequently Occuring Names
from the 1990 Census
http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/genealogy/www/freqnames.html
U.S. Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
U.S. Census Genealogy Page http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/genealogy/www/
USGenWeb Census Project http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/census/

American Military Information Sites
Medal of Honor Citations from the Center for Military History http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/moh1.htm
Military Research Room http://www.lineages.com/military/default.asp  
An online resource with historical information and research tips that will help you find your ancestor's military records.
NARA-National Personnel
Records Center, Military Records Facility
http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records.html 
Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy http://www.history.navy.mil/
US Army Center for Military History http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/default.htm
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/

VA's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Home Page
http://www.va.gov/foia
U.S. Merchant Marine http://www.usmm.org
World War I Document Archive http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/  

U.S. Miscellaneous Sites
Federal Bureau of Prisons http://www.bop.gov/

 

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