New Jersey Free Online Genealogy Research Toolkit

If you follow The Ancestor Hunt, you know that we specialize in curating and presenting links to Free Online Genealogy Records, Collections, and Indexes by genealogical category. You can always get to these links by selecting the Resources tab and then the By Locations page, selecting a state, and then a category. But, not all […]

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Mid Atlantic States Free Online Genealogy Research Toolkits

If you follow The Ancestor Hunt, you know that we specialize in curating and presenting links to Free Online Genealogy Records, Collections, and Indexes by genealogical category. You can always get to these links by selecting the Resources tab and then the By Locations page, selecting a state, and then a category. But, not all […]

New England States Free Online Genealogy Research Toolkits

If you follow The Ancestor Hunt, you know that we specialize in curating and presenting links to Free Online Genealogy Records, Collections, and Indexes by genealogical category. You can always get to these links by selecting the Resources tab and then the By Locations page, selecting a state, and then a category. But, not all […]

4,390 Free Obituary and Obituary Index Collection Links for the Southern States

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists, a great number of indexes to obituary information and transcriptions of obituaries from newspapers have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide the location in old newspapers where the obituary can be found. Sometimes the scanned newspaper clipping is included. And remember you […]

Advantage Archives Adds 2.9 Million Historical Newspaper Pages – August 2022

In February 2017, I started publishing a list of the catalog of online historical newspapers from over 400 different collections put together by the Advantage Archives Company, developed in conjunction with the libraries, historical societies, and museums across the U.S. that preserve the historical newspapers for their communities. The list has grown a lot since […]

Free California Online Church Records

Another underutilized genealogy resource is Church Records. We tend to focus our research on civil records, but need to be aware that often church records pre-dated civil records and are a great resource as well. In the BMD Records section of this website, there are about 15,000 collections of civil records that are available online. Yes, that’s […]

Europe Free Online Historical Newspapers

There are quite a bit of free online historical newspapers from European countries. There are also some that are subscription-based. In 2014, this website began to curate links to free online newspapers in the United States. The initial publication listed about 10,000 titles. A few years later, digitized and free Canadian newspaper collection links were curated […]

Spain Free Online Historical Newspapers

In 2014, this website began to curate links to free online newspapers in the United States. The initial publication listed about 10,000 titles. A few years later, digitized and free Canadian newspaper collection links were curated and published. Today, between the two countries there are over 47,500 historical newspaper titles that are listed. The common […]

Mid West States Free Online Genealogy Research Toolkits

If you follow The Ancestor Hunt, you know that we specialize in curating and presenting links to Free Online Genealogy Records, Collections, and Indexes by genealogical category. You can always get to these links by selecting the Resources tab and then the By Locations page, selecting a state, and then a category. But, not all […]

Introducing “Ancestor.Photos” – Images of Your Ancestors from the Victorian Era

[UPDATED] – 8,300 “New” Named Victorian era photos have been added to their database] Recently I became aware of a new website – “Ancestor Photos” Essentially, it provides scanned copies of Victorian-era photographs. The database numbers in the thousands and includes (from the website): “We provide a unique opportunity to find images of your ancestors […]