The Internet is an excellent resource for family history researchers.
Unfortunately, looking for information on the Internet can be both
time-consuming and confusing. Below we describe some tools that
will help you find the information you want. You might want to give
them each a try and then come back and finish up our tour.
Helpful Web Sites is a comprehensive directory of family history sites
on the Internet. For example, you might want to locate
information about your nationality. Or, to meet other family history
enthusiasts you might want to find a local genealogy group for
Professional genealogists constantly update this directory to
help you find valuable, current Web sites. Browse the whole
collection of links to find more helpful sites. You can even
search the links using keywords you're interested in.
As we mentioned earlier, many people create family history home pages
on the Internet. So, in addition to finding general information about
nationalities and genealogy groups, you also may be able to find specific
information about your ancestors.
There's a really easy way to find just what you need. It's called
the Family Finder, and it was created just for this purpose
to search the entire Internet, and find just the names you
need. Give it a try to see how popular
your family name is.
Security Death Index
Security Death Index is one of the largest and most useful databases
available. It contains names, birth dates, death dates, Social Security
numbers, and other useful information about more than 55 million people.