Internet Resources


Cyndi’s List
THE website for all genealogists. Sources are alphabetically arranged and constantly updated.

Locations in Poland have undergone name changes as borders were redrawn. This site helps find locations that have changed names.

Historical Pittsburgh – Digital Library
Database of Census records. Somewhat limited by locality and inclusion dates.

The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois assists members in genealogical research via computer tools. The website also includes a surname search directory.


Collection includes over 2 billion historical records including US censuses from as far back as 1790.


Online genealogical resource featuring modern obituaries and historical newspapers, books, pamphlets, military records, government documents and more.

Provides access to thousands of newspapers, publications and other news sources.

Genealogical Societies

U.S. State and Local Historical and Genealogical societies

Illinois State Genealogical Society
Searchable databases for your Illinois ancestors

Chicago Genealogical Society
Have Chicago or Cook County ancestors? Start here and search the weblinks list.

South Bend Genealogical Society
A northern Indiana society.

Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts
A visit their new genealogy room at the Polish Center for Discovery and Learning in Chicopee, MA

Michigan genealogy resources 

Detroit Public Library and Burton Collection

Library of Michigan

J. William Gorski Collection

Holocaust Memorial Center

Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association

Archdiocese of Detroit – Catholic Funeral & Cemetery services     Phone: 888-516-9110

Detroit Free Press online

Macomb Daily – obits

Other groups
Michigan Genealogical Council

Vital Records
Michigan Department of Community Health

Wayne County Clerk

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan. Located in Detroit, MI.


Directory of Genealogy Libraries in the U.S.
Check for a library in the county or state where your ancestor lived.

Allen County Public Library (Ft. Wayne, IN)
Largest genealogy collection in a public library with national and international resources

National Archives

Order census, immigration and military records online. Find branch location nearest you.

Illinois State Archives
Search databases for marriage, death, military and other records

Wisconsin State Archives
Collection includes Wisconsin and Midwest resources


Ellis Island
Use this searchable database if your ancestors came through this New York port between 1892 and 1924. Register with a username and password to view manifest images.

Stephen Morse
Search names at many ports. You may be able to link ship manifests and images.

Castle Garden
Before Ellis Island, this was the major New York immigrant processing center. Searchable database from 1830 to 1892.