Basic Genealogical Websites

Major Links

FamilySearch - World's largest free family history site
Family History Digitized Books - Digitized from various major genealogical collections
Family History Research Wiki- Genealogical Word Lists for translations to English, research outlines, information on societies, etc.
Translator - Translate from foreign language to English
UsGenWeb Project - United States
WorldCat - Collections at Libraries

Death Related Links

Find A Grave - Graves in the USA and Canada
Obituaries - Legacy.com's Obitfinder
Obituaries - The Peterson Chapel (Funeral Home) for the St. Michael MN area
 
Passenger Arrivals
Castle Garden - Passenger arrival search
Ellis Island - Passenger arrival search (Register for free)
Germans to America - Arrival search

People Locators

https://moms.mn.gov/ - Minnesota Official Marriage System - Check for possible marriage, which may change name
Whitepages - US phone directory - Search by Person, Reverse Phone, Reverse Address
https://www.infobel.com/ - International phone directory
 

Selected Midwestern USA States

ILLINOIS
 
MINNESOTA
Minnesota Official Marriage System
(SAINT MICHAEL MINNESOTA AREA FUNERAL HOMES)
The Peterson Chapel (Funeral Home) from 2011 to present - St. Michael-Albertville area
Dare's Funeral & Cremation Services - Elk River (Scroll down to locate past obits from A-Z)
Herald Journal Obituaries for - Dassel - Cokato - Delano
 
MISSOURI
 
WISCONSIN

Outside the United States:

Austria

Surname Distribution Map - Austria

Denmark

France

Calendar - Convert French Republican Calendar (Napoleon era) to Gregorian Calendar
French Word List - French to English

German Empire

Germany Genealogy Internet Portal - German genealogy site
Kartenmeister - Scroll down for German-Polish and Polish-German locality names and their church and civil records localities (not complete)
Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg - Digital images of some parish registers
Telephone Directory - Modern Germany
 
German Gazetteers & Maps:
Meyers Gazetteer - Lists virtually all localities in the former German Empire.
Search the index of the Prussian gazetteers:
Eifel Region - Five Counties - by Stephen S Barthel - Kreis Bitburg, Cochem, Daun, Prüm, and Wittlich - Note the church or civil (vital) records localities for village, then check type in the name of the records locality on https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search.
Eifel Region - Birth and Marriage Search by town - by Tom Pick - (Does not include all localities in the Eifel Region.)
MAPS:
Surname Distribution Map - Modern Germany
German Empire - Historical Maps - Scroll to grid map, enlarge map, select number in upper-right corner of desired map, scroll down further to select detailed map from selected number given in parenthesis

Luxembourg

Poland

MAPS
 
GAZETTEERS
Kartenmeister - scroll down the page and enter German or Polish info into appropriate field
 
SOCIETIES
Internet Polish Genealogical Source - Links to sites, databases, and other sources
Poznan Project  - Database
 
WORD LISTS
Polish Genealogical Word List - Polish to English
Latin Genealogical Work List - Latin to English
German Genealogical Word List - German to English
 

Slovenia

Sweden

Riksarkivet - (Digital Archives of Sweden)
Digitized Records from FamilySearch

Switzerland

Telephone Directory - To see where surnames are today

United Kingdom & Ireland

 
 

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News & Events

Our next meeting will take place on Monday, August 13th, at 7:00 PM in the Library Conference Room at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive. 


Interested in a Ken Zylla signed and numbered print depicting a Central Avenue street scene in St. Michael, circa 1960? Call 763-497-4205, or email srbarthel@charter.net for further information and/or Order Form. Prints also available at our on line "store" tab above.  

 

 

 

 

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