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Tappan Genealogy Assistance: Databases and WebTools

Usable by Anyone, Anywhere

Ancestors - The companion web site to the PBS family history and genealogy television series.

Biography in Context - Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography.

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet  - Created by Cyndi Howells, is the original and most comprehensive index to websites pertaining to genealogy. It is updated daily

Electronic Genealogy - Well organized guide by Cornell University

Ellis Island Foundation  - The symbol of American immigration and the immigrant experience

Facebook Communities  - Use Facebook groups to find people researching similar national origins.


Family Search - Free Online database of millions of individuals sponsored by the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Very useful.

National Archives and Records Administration - Independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents

National Genealogical Society - Organization to promote genealogical skill development, establish high standards of genealogical research, and increase awareness of and interest in family history

US GenWeb - Free genealogy and family history online made possible by the USGenWeb Project volunteers. Search free genealogy websites for your ancestors.

World GenWeb - Non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access

Usable onsite at the Tappan Library

Ancestry Plus - AncestryPlus is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available.


Usable from anywhere with your ID

Annals of American History - With over 2,000 primary source documents and 700 pieces of multimedia, Annals of American History is an excellent resource for expanding your understanding of the history and culture of the United States. (requires Library Card from an RCLS Library)