This site offers a repository of obituaries and death records with more``than 55 million individual entries on file. Visitors may search the archive freely to learn about the deaths of friends or family or to explore relationships when building family trees or doing genealogical research.
This searchable database from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs "contains more than three million records of veterans and``dependents buried in VA's 120 cemeteries since the Civil War. It``also has records of some burials in state veteran's cemeteries and``burials in Arlington National Cemetery from 1999 to the present."``Search results include military branch and rank, service dates,``and location of the gravesite.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the oldest genealogical society in the country. This list of web links is one way NEHGS helps new and experienced researchers trace their heritage in New England and around the world.
This is a database of citations to published obituaries in newspapers in the United States and Canada. More than 4 million obituaries are indexed and more are being added at the rate of 2500 per day. There is a list of the publications indexed as well as information on how to become a contributor to the project.
Land records are very important to genealogists because they "document the transfer of land ownership from the``federal government to individuals." This site gives "access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land``States. There is also image access to more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908."
The site contains extensive interactive guides and numerous research tools``for tracing family histories. On RootsWeb the site's WorldConnect Project``contains more than 73 million ancestor names. The RootsWeb Surname List``consists of a registry of nearly one million surnames submitted by more``than 216,000 online genealogists. RootsWeb also boasts approximately``22,000 mailing lists and 175,000 message boards.
This site offers a search engine for the Social Security Death Index, which can be used to locate a person's place and/or date of death. Rootsweb also allows users to add a note to any record to allow other researchers interested in the same person to contact them.