Free Genealogy Search Engines
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Ships Passenger List Search
access some of the largest passenger list name databases online here, over 10,000 passenger lists.

Surname Databases
search over 9 billion names from some of the largest surname databases on the web.

Cemetery Records
find ancestors here by searching over 12,000 cemeteries from around the world.

United States Records
an index to surname, immigration, SSDI, census, cemetery, land and military record searches for the U.S.

Search by Country
includes United States, England, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand...

International Genealogical Index (IGI)
search this Mormon Church database of millions of records from 1500s-1900s

Meta-Search Engines
comb the web for your family tree with these powerful tools that can search several search engines simultaneously

Search by Ethnicity
Jewish search (databases of over 5 million people),  African-American (censuses & cemeteries online) and Native American censuses.

Rootsweb Databases
Rootsweb has one of the largest collections of genealogy databases online, including military rosters, gedcom files, family tree records, censuses, passenger lists..

Mormon Genealogy Database
includes the International Genealogy Index (or IGI) maintained by the Mormon Church (Church of Latter Day Saints) containing over 700 million names.

Census Records
search over 8,000 censuses online for the US and 20 other countries

Military Records
includes Civil War rosters, Loyalist muster rolls, Commonwealth forces WWI, WWII; 2 million records

UK & Ireland Records
includes a search of one of the largest link databases (over 5,000) online to UK genealogy: censuses, cemeteries, military records & ships lists

Castle Garden Immigration and Passenger Lists 1830-1892
database of over 10 million US immigrants to New York from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened

Ellis Island Immigration & Passenger List Records 1892-1924
over 22 million names of US immigrants who arrived as passengers and crew in the port of New York between 1892 and 1924

Newspapers & Obituary Records
search over 6 million records from obituary databases and newspapers around the world.

Social Security Death Index (SSDI) this database of the U.S. Social Security Death Index (SSDI) contains over 81 million records