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Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com has long been one a significant resource in tracing your family tree and in conncecting with distant family members. The current website is a great tool for both new and experienced genealogists with access to billions of online records worldwide. While the site is especially valuable to subscribers it now offers an easy way for even non-members to build their family tree for free.

Many IMFA members are already Ancestry.com regulars. Personally I have been a subscriber for nearly 20 years. If you haven't visited Ancestry lately it is worth taking a fresh look.

General Research

Family Search Free family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources from around the world. Service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Family History Daily Looking for a list of free genealogy sites to search? Here are 50 no-cost family history resources where you will find birth, marriage and death records, obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies, research tips and so much more. We had a lot of fun compiling this list of excellent websites. Remember, most free genealogy sites have been made available by the hard work and dedication of many volunteers! Don’t forget to thank them and give back when you can. Enjoy the search!

Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory Wiki based site containing a directory of links to worldwide resources that might be useful to genealogy research.

2016 Best State Websites Family Tree Magazine article highlighting 75 top genealogy sites. To help you find these outstanding state sites—and to salute their efforts at making genealogical and historical information available online—we’ve compiled this state-centric Best Websites list. Though there are many outstanding online resources for state and local information, including subscription sites, we’ve focused on those that specialize in one of the 50 states. The 75 stellar sites singled out here (at least one per state) represent the go-to bookmarks for browsing America’s past, state by state.

101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2016 features an unprecedented array of newcomers to the list; these rising stars are noted with the ☆ symbol. As usual, we also attach dollar signs to sites that require payment to really take advantage of their offerings. (Some other websites may have premium or paid offerings, but can mostly be explored for free.)

Genealogy In Time a new free online Genealogy magazine. Includes references to the newest genealogy records available online worldwide.

Mocavo.com The world’s largest free genealogy search engine provides genealogists access to the best free genealogy content on the web including billions of names, dates and places worldwide. Mocavo.com seeks to index and make searchable all of the world’s free genealogy information. By FindMyPast

Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter Blog posts on a variety of Genealogy related topics. Dick Eastman has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years. He has worked in the computer industry for more than 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions. By the early 1970s, Dick was already using a mainframe computer to enter his family data on punch cards.

Historical Newspapers Online

Penn Libraries Guides
Penn Libraries Guides website provides links to historical newspapers online. Newspapers are organized by state, listing the paper's name and the date range available.

Chronicling America
is a collection of over 600 newspapers from 30 states published between the 1830s and 1922, and it continues to grow rapidly. Backed by the Libary of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, these newspapers are all freely available. Although each state on the previous page indicates if Chronicling America includes newspapers from it, this site also allows you to search all Chronicling America newspapers simultaneously.

Google Newspapers
Google once indicated an interest in digitizing all the world's written information. Having digitized a significant number of newspapers, Google gave up. The old historical newspaper archive search interface is defunct and was replaced by this one. An alphabetical listing of the historical newspapers in Google Archives is available here.

A University of Florida project called NewspaperCat seems to have ingested all the U.S. and Caribbean newspapers and made them searchable by title, language and place of publication.

Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy is the International Society of Genetic Genealogy Wiki site. Provides information about genetic genealogy, the application of DNA testing to genealogical research.

Australia Resources

National Library of Australia www.nla.gov.au/oz/genelist.html.

Immigration Museum http://museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum

New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages http://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/

Western Australia - 25 Free Links for Western Australia Genealogy Research http://www.lonetester.com/2017/04/discovering-links-25-free-links-for-western-australian-genealogy-research/ 

Tasmanian Family Link - Archive Office of Tasmania http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8 

Canada Resources

Automated Genealogy
Collections Canada
Ontario
Genealogy
The Ship's List - Canada
Genealogy - The Voyage
Digital Library County Atlas
Archives
alts.net Index
oqs.on.ca
Births
Ontario Canada Census Records
Ontario Genealogy
Genofun
Our Roots
Telusplanet Quebec
mun.ca
Canada Passenger Collections
Nova Scotia Genealogy
Holden Clan
Ontario Genealogy - Upper Canada Land Petitions
Ontario Genealogy - Upper Canada Sundries
Canada Collections - Index e wcm.on.ca
Canadian Federal Census Dates
automatedgenealogy.com/census/index
automatedgenealogy.com/index
generations.on.ca/genealogy/canadian-censys
recherche-c.voicimafamille
ingeneas
collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/001049-100.01-e
collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e
voicimafamille
homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit
cemetery.canadagenweb
islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage
censusfinder.com/ontario-canada-census-records3
vitalcertificates.ca/ontario-vital-certificates
automatedgenealogy.com/census52
collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/index-e
ontariogenealogy.com/Victoria/emilycensus
ogs.on.ca/ogspi/a

Ireland Resources

Irish Times Surname Search, is a good search for your Irish ancestors. Surname information also identifies popularity for geographic regions.

Member Websites

molineux.com US329 Jim Molineux's site. Descendants of James Molineux (born in Claverley, England about 1790). Descendant locations include England, United States, Australia & New Zealand. Site includes full text of "Memoirs of the Molineux Family" by Gisborne Molineux in 1882. Also includes family stories, ancestor gallery, DNA information and web resource links.

Molyneux Family History. UK 118 Jim Molyneux's history and other Molyneux families from Kirkby, Sefton, Aintree and Kirkdale from 1610 to present day. A beautiful illustration of the Molyneux Coat of Arms is featured in this site showing the cross moline and the crest, a cap with peacock‘s feather. Family motto vincere sat vincere = "To live is to conquer enough." The rectangular cross piece of a mill wheel, giving the origin of the name. In 1066 the Moulineaux came from Rouen in Normandy and were supporters of William the Conqueror. They supplied flour to his army and the name is derived from them being millers hence Moulin = a wheel and eaux = of the waters. A detailed family tree from 1612 gives names and Will details of some ancestors. Details of Molyneux of Aintree, Sefton, Kirkby and Kirkdale, also includes the families of Harrison, Foster, Moss and Ray. Church records for various dates include St. Helens, Sefton; St. Mary’s Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool; St. James Toxteth, Liverpool; St. Chad’s Kirkby; St. Cuthbert Halsall; and St.Thomas-the Martyr-UpHolland; all in Lancashire. Other Molyneux church records and census details are included as well as various photos of school, churches and Liverpool street scenes.

Benefit Boot Company Brian Seddon's website for The Public Benefit Boot Company. The purpose of this website is to bring together information on people associated with The Public Benefit Boot Company Ltd and allied companies – Benefit Footwear Ltd, Lennards Ltd, and Lennard Bros Ltd. The people include numerous employees, managers, dealers, directors, business associates, family members and shareholders. The main focus is on the 1880s to 1930s period – although the companies operated in various forms throughout the UK for more than a century.

Missing Your Site?

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Military Records

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.

Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

Date Finder Utilities

Dat-O-Matic a utility to find the day of the week of any date.

Birthdate Calculator Allows you to deduce accurate dates of birth, death etc. from the info provided in obits, cemetery records, on gravestones and, in some cases, census results.

New Zealand Resources

Links - Genealogy http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/hands/links-genealogy/genealogy-links

New Zealand Family History https://www.govt.nz/browse/history-culture-and-heritage/history-and-genealogy/search-for-family-history-records-in-new-zealand/

Wellington New Zealand Genealogy Index http://www.genealogy-index.co.nz/

New Zealand Genealogy Forum  - http://genforum.com/newzealand/ offers postings of queries for those searching ancestors in New Zealand.

Read Dr. Mike Inskip’s article about Master Robert Molineux of Captain Cook’s ship, the Endeavour and the naming of New Zealand’s south island’s Molineux Harbor.   (Robert was buried at sea 15 April 1771.)  Be advised that this file is in pdf format and is 524kb in size and without a high speed connection may take time to load.

Will of Robert Molineux (new window will open)

South Africa Resources

So. African Branch of the Church of Latter Day Saints, is the premier site for family history in South Africa as it links to many other sites for family history research in So. Africa.

United Kingdom Resources

GENUKI - This site provides links to 465 web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses.

UK Genealogy Archives - This site has been built mainly around the owners own interests, namely UK genealogy but specifically that of the West Country counties of Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Dorset. Most of the information dates from before 1800, although some is more recent.

Family Records - Genealogy websites range from online databases which you normally have to pay to access to the websites of individual family historians who have posted information about their family history online.

UK Genealogy Interests Directory

Molyneux England, Lancashire, Ince Archives

United States Resources

Massachusetts: William Molineaux (ca. 1716 - 24 October 1774)
Created by J. L. Bell, a Massachusetts writer who specializes in the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston, Bell has posted some interesting research clues regarding Major William Molineaux, Jr. and an Ann Molineux.

Pennsylvania: The Susquehanna Settlement of 1794 - written by Wes Cross

Pennsylvania: Thomas Huckell Deed 1797 - referencing William Mullineaux

FamilySearch with the LDS

Mx Extractions from General Index to Pension Files 1861-1934 -  American Civil War (Union Soldiers)

Mx Extractions from Consolidated Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1864

Molyneaux – New York Obituaries, extracted by IMFA member Lenora Mulnix Adams

Mx Extractions from the James E. Hazard Index to the Records of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends