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International Genealogy Resources

 

Avotaynu Jewish Surnames
The Consolidated Jewish Surname Index, a gateway to information about 699,084 surnames in 42 diff erent databases totaling more than 7.3 million records.
 
Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International
A resource for Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Bohemian, Rusyn, and German-Bohemian genealogy.
 
FamilySearch Wiki
A research tool developed by the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that provides guides to genealogy research in the countries of the world, both current and extinct.
 
Foundation for East European Family History Studies
The website for this organization (formerly, the Federation of East European Family History Societies) is great place to  begin researching ancestors ranging from Russia in the east to Switzerland in the west.
 
GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy
A portal of genealogical links relavant to researching the countries of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
 
German Genealogy Resources on the Internet
This site, dedicated to researching Americans’ most common ancestry group, excels in how-tos but also serves as a portal to passenger lists, German directories, vital records and more.
 
Italian Ancestry
A listing of websites of interest and relavance to researchers of Italian ancestry.
 
JewishGen
A free, easy-to-use website featuring thousands of databases, research tools and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry that is affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
 
Library and Archives Canada
Get your Canadian census records right here, with searchable 1871, 1881 and 1891 enumerations, plus others you can browse. Military and border-entry records have been added to this site’s collections, which also include land and vital records.
 
National Archives of Ireland
This free collection of the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses, Tithe Applotment Books (1823-1837), soldiers’ wills (1914-1917), the Calendars of Wills and Administrations (1858-1922) and 19th century census survivals (1821-1851. In the works are Valuation Offi ce House and Field Books (1848-1860).
 
National Archives of the United Kingdom
Start with the how-to guides here, then delve into the Discovery online catalog. No luck? Try Access to Archives , where you can check more than 400 other record offices and repositories. A new online collection of historical criminal records from England and Wales is also worth a look for black-sheep kin.
 
Polish Genealogical Society of America
This organization, located in Chicago, attempts to help members in doing their genealogical research for ancestors within he borders of the old Commonwealth of Poland.
 
Polish Roots
With its getting-started guide, maps, helpful links and back issues of the Gen Dobry! e-zine, this website will jumpstart your quest for relatives not only from present-day Poland but all of what was historically part of the Polish Commonwealth.
 
Swedish Roots
A portal of websites to assist with researching Swedish genealogy.
 
Wie Was Wie
Now available in English, this successor to the Genlias collection of civil registration records is worth digging into for its 86.5 million records—your key to tracing ancestors in the Netherlands.
 
WorldGenWeb Project
A non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to identifying genealogical and historical records and resources for countries throughout the world.
 
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