Big List of Genealogy Links

Here are some links to websites to help you with your research.

General local information:
Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors BureauA guide to places to stay and things to do while visiting Council Bluffs.
Travel IowaA resource of things to do, places to go and where to stay while you’re visiting Iowa.  A free guidebook will be sent to you when you visit this site.
Other State and County Sites:
Cass County, Iowa
Crawford County, Iowa
Fremont County, Iowa
Harrison County, Iowa
Mills County, Iowa
Montgomery County, Iowa
Shelby County, Iowa
Historical Society of Pottawattamie County
Pottawattamie County IAGenWeb SitePart of the IAGenWeb Project. Lots of useful information.
Plumer Settlement Web SiteOak Township, Mills County.  One of the earliest settlements in southwest Iowa.
Greater Omaha Genealogical SocietyOur neighbor in Nebraska.
Iowa Genealogy Resources:
Bureau of Vital RecordsIowa Department of Public Health.
David Rumsey Map Collection – Images of IowaHundreds of historic Iowa maps.
Genealogy Buff-IAObituaries for Benton, Buena Vista, Cedar, Crawford, Hardin, Jones, Lyon, Mahaska, Osceola, Sioux, Union, Washington, and Webster Counties.
Iowa Biographies ProjectBios of famous, infamous and not so famous Iowans.
Iowa DOT Historical MapsIowa historical transportation maps.
State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries (SAPIC)
State Historical Society of Iowa
National and LDS Genealogical Resources
Library of CongressLocal History — Genealogy Reading Room
NARANational Archives and Records Administration. Distributes Aids for Genealogical Research.
USGenWeb Project,TheCheck out information in other states.
Other Useful Genealogical Resources
Ancestry.comOne of the internet’s leading sites for genealogy research. (Requires paid membership).
Ancient FacesEntirely free visual genealogy exchange.  Thousands of photos scanned and uploaded so that others searching their family trees can place faces with the names of their ancestors.
Andersonville PrisonSearch the Descriptive and Historical Register of Enlisted Soldiers in the U. S. Army who served “At Buffalo” between 1835 and 1846.  Every pre-Civil War state was well represented at this short lived federal military post.  Many soldiers had come from England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland and honorably served the U. S. Army in the Florida Indian Wars, the War with Mexico and then the American Civil War.
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History MuseumStereoviews, engravings, maps and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.
Chronicling AmericaHistoric American newspapers from the Library of Congress.
Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites on the InternetA Must See Site! with over 11,000 links, categorized and cross-referenced, in over 60 categories.
Doak, Nancy Trip to GermanyEver wonder what it would be like to take a three-week trip to Germany? Read PCGS member Nancy Doak’s fascinating and detailed account of her and her husband Jeff’s trip in the fall of 2013.
Deciphering Old HandwritingA guide to help you read what they wrote.
Ellis IslandThe Ellis Island database is now live and supposed to contain everyone who passed through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.
Family Genealogy and History Internet Education DirectoryProfessional worldwide humanities and social sciences mega portal, connected directly to thousands of related sub-sets, with billions of primary or secondary database family history and genealogy records.
Family Tree MakerThe site of one of the most popular genealogy softwares available.  They have links to sites and a surname index among other things.
Find A GraveCemeteries and burials, many photographed, all across the United States.
Genealogy.comContains over 115 million names from census records, marriage records, social security death records, actual family trees, and more.
German Ancestors back to the Middle AgesThere are now 24,474 individuals and 10,271 families representing 6,849 surnames
in this database.
Irish Genealogical Society InternationalA great site for tracing your Irish ancestry.
Family SearchOne of the best sites on the web.  It’s directly linked to the LDS library in Salt Lake City.
Mankind’s A to Z of Regional Genealogy and Local History ResearchThis Internet site demographically catalogs the people of the world, who live upon and share this planet Earth. Total ethnic group populations are combined with regions having significant ethnic populations, thus allowing global consideration of migration patterns over generations of time.
Native American GenealogyA list of sites and links that trace the genealogy of Native Americans.
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Records SearcherA list of links to various genealogy record sites.
Photos from SW IowaIncludes Pottawattamie and Harrison Counties. Includes surnames: Bateman, Clark, Donnelson, Ferris, Ford, Jensen, Johnson, Winchester, Wright.
Southern TrailsThis site has a list of maps, mostly of the U.S. South.
Tiger Mapping ServiceSponsored by the U. S. Bureau of the Census.  The goal of this service is to provide a public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of anywhere in the United States, using public geographic data.
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