Free Online Genealogy Website of the Day – I Dream of Genealogy

The “I Dream of Genealogy” website is not very well known, but it has a set of its own collections and links to other collections. It started in 1998.

From the website: “Here you will find free online genealogy databases, compiled family histories, vital record resources, famous and celebrity family trees, lost and found family heirlooms, genealogy search, and you can submit your own family records to the free databases.

You can also search over 60,000 free genealogy databases – marriage records, cemeteries, vital records from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Europe, and Australia, just to name a few.”

The Genealogy Resources section is the meat of the site. Generally, it is broken down by genealogical category and then by location.  For the U.S., that would be the state, and then the county. There are some international collections on the site as well.

Here is a list of the categories of collections:

  • African-American Genealogy
  • Biographies / Bibles/ Letters / Photos / Family Items
  • Birth Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Records
  • Church Records
  • Court Records / Naturalization / Probate
  • County and Town Histories
  • Death Records and Obituaries
  • Directories and Residency Records
  • Divorce Records
  • Land Records and Maps
  • Marriage Records
  • Migration and Ship Passenger Lists
  • Military Records
  • Native American Genealogy
  • Newspapers
  • Prison / Arrest Records
  • Recipes (Recipes of Ancestors) NEW Category
  • School Records
  • Surnames / Families
  • Tax / Commerce / Financial / Business Directories and Records

A significant percentage of the links go to USGenWebArchives collections and records, but there is quite another significant percentage that cannot be found elsewhere. To access the site, go to:

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