Major Online Databases for Records
Major online databases with records from all across the US, including popular databases such as Ancestry.com and the Family Records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Records include cemetery transcriptions, immigration records, photographs, surname lists, military records and vital records. Some of these resources are large databases that cover regional areas outside of Michigan.
- American Family
Immigration History Center- Ellis Island
Search, by family name, the original manifests of passenger records from ships that brought immigrants to Ellis Island.
Search across all of the records published online by the site, or become a member and search in specific databases.
- Dead Fred- the Genealogy
Search the database of photographs by family name and discover pictures posted by members of the site. You can also browse the database by surname.
- Family Search- LDS
A free search service offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on family history, family tree and genealogy records.
Links to many databases, from Hoosier Homestead Awards records to Indiana Soldier's and Sailor's Home records. Made available by the Indiana Commission on Public Records of the Indiana State Archives.
- Interment.net- The Cemetery
Search a database of cemetery transcriptions that contains over 4 million records from all over the world. The information is also browsable by country and region.
- Kentucky Vital Records
Search the death index for 1911 to 1986 and 1987 to 1992, the marriage index for 1973 to 1993, and the divorce index for 1973 to 1993. There are also links to other helpful resources about state records. The data come from the Office of Vital Statistics for the state of Kentucky, and is hosted by the University of Kentucky.
Department of Community Health- Death Records
Searchable database of death records from across the state of Michigan from 1867 to 1897. You can choose to search a specific county in Michigan or all counties at once.
The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records is "the repository of millions of military personnel, health and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century". Follow this link for information on which records are open and how to contact the Center.
- Online Military
Indexes and Records
A directory of links to online military indexes and records regarding the United States for genealogy research. Records include rosters, databases of soldiers, and lists of military and war casualties. The major wars engaging the U.S. military are covered, from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War.
- Online Searchable Death
Indexes and Records: A Genealogy Guide
Browse lists of links to online death indexes and records across the United States by state.
Cemetery Finding Aid
Database of surnames, cemetery name and location from several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario, Canada.
State Archives- Genealogy Records
Browse lists of guides and indexes to Oregon Historical County Records, and find topical research aids for genealogists ranging from vital records to adoption records.
- RootsWeb Surname
A list of surnames submitted by member genealogists of RootsWeb.com. In addition to the name, the location and dates associated with the name are also listed. Find other genealogists with similar interests by using this resource.