Helper website indexes all surnames in the USGenWeb sites (including
queries, databases, and original records) as well as other types of
genealogical sites. This is a great resource for finding "long lost
relatives" as they migrated across the United States.
Gateway indexes surnames in over 28,000 resource listings. You
can register your web pages that have online GEDCOM data for inclusion
into this searchable database. This site's HUGE Obituary
and Tombstone links listing.
for Web Sites
|Gendex indexes hundreds of World Wide Web databases that
contain genealogical data for nearly five million individuals.
This is a good place to start with research.
is a site hosting discussions of various surnames. You can search
the GenForum for your surname. If there is a site for your surname,
you can post queries, search the queries, or answer queries at that
|The Genealogical Database Index contains links to all
known genealogical databases searchable through the Web.
Most Wanted site provides an alphabetical listing of web pages
devoted to research of a particular surname. Includes adoption queries.
This is a popular site and it is updated frequently.
|Most last names have a unique history that tells us about
the medieval ancestors who gave us our surnames. Search this site
for your surname! This site was voted a #1 www genealogy site by Genealogical
Journeys in Time. You can also check out another
surname origins list maintained by the Family Chronicle.
has enhanced search engines for the 383,424-name Roots Surname List and
the Roots Location List. They are working on bringing more databases
like the Social Security Death Index, census extracts, and county
history indices online. RootsWeb has registries for family
associations, family reunions, personal web pages, and professional
genealogists. RootsWeb states that they have two
missions: 1.To make large volumes of data available to the online
genealogical community at minimal cost. 2.To provide support services to
online genealogical activities such as USENET newsgroup moderation,
mailing list maintenance, surname list generation, etc.
Springboard is a directory of home pages with family genealogies
contained within them. This directory is indexed and searchable by
surname. The directory is maintained by Allen Lacy and he'd like you to add
your family page!
resource center. Online birth parents contacts and queries, access
to professional search assistance and other adoption related source
material. You can look for a professional
to help you in your search. There is a chat room, adoption articles
in the adoption library, and an adoption
reunion page. This is the best site that I have seen so far on
adoption related issues. You may also like to visit another adoption
resource, the AdoptioNetwork,
a volunteer organization. BirthQuest
is a searchable site where you can register and search for your adoptive
parents or adopted children.
Tree Maker's Internet FamilyFinder searches through genealogy pages
on the Internet and returns links to query matches found on
Internet web pages (such as indexes, records, family histories, home
pages containing trees, Ahnentafel, and ged2html files) as well as
family association and name association pages. You can also search
Family Tree Maker Online Sites: Message Boards, Classified Ads,
User Home Pages, reports on User Home pages, and other content.