Genealogy & Obituary Resources
Access Genealogy: Links to a number of mostly free genealogy databases and sites. A portal to biographies, census, immigration, cemetery, military and vital records.
AfriGeneas: Genealogy resources for researching African related ancestry.
Ancestry Library Edition: Genealogy Database available only at the Library. Includes Federal Census Records through 1930, Military Records, City Directories, Maps, and many valuable Genealogy resources. Not Available from outside the Library.
Arkansas Historical Quarterly Index: This Cumulative Index to the Arkansas Historical Quarterly covers volumes 1 - 59, 1942 - 2000.
Bureau of Land Management: Site provides live database and image access to more than two million Federal land title records for the Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908.
Census Links: A directory of census transcriptions published on the Internet for the United States and countries of the World. Click here for United States
Census Online: Listing of Online Census records compiled by various people and organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
Cyndi's List: A gateway to Internet genealogy, providing more than 225,000 links to every conceivable genealogical resource on the Internet.
Death Indexes: This website gathers together links to online death indexes by state and county. Included are death indexes, obituary indexes, probate indexes and cemetery & burial listings.
Ellis Island: Offered free by The American Family Immigration History Center, you can search for immigrants who came to America through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.
FamilyHistory.com: A Web site dedicated to the free exchange of genealogical information and ideas between researchers at all levels of experience. Currently, the site features over 50,000 surname, state, country, and genealogical topic message boards.
Family Search: Offered free by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can search the Ancestral File, the International Genealogical Index, the Family History Library Catalog, and selected web sites.
Find a Grave: Find graves of Famous and non-Famous people, and graveyards, or submit the location of graves of your ancestors, at this unique website.
Genealogy.Com: This company designs, develops and markets genealogy software applications and online resources that enable family history enthusiasts to research, organize and document their heritage at home or away. It provides extensive online genealogy resources, including subscriptions that give researchers continuous, easy access to valuable family history information, such as the U.S. Census Collection, Family and Local Histories Collection, International & Passenger Records, World Family Tree, and Genealogy Library.
GenForum: A Genealogy Message Board. Look for others who are working on the Genealogy lines you are interested in, contact them on the message board, and then if you both choose, exchange e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc.
Geographic Nameserver: Contains mostly information on locations within the US. Data is circa 1987.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names on line: To help you locate that city or county that you just know much about.
Heritage Quest: Genealogy Database of Federal Census images along with family and local histories. Soon it will include Obituaries, War Pensions and other records.
In Remembrance: Designed to supplement Arkansas’s vital records service, which began in 1914, In Remembrance provides researchers with the location of death records in early Arkansas. The data has been collected from numerous sources including church publications, cemetery records, mortality censuses, newspaper obituaries, or county and local records from the AHC’s extensive holdings.
National Archives of Canada Genealogy Research: Resources for researching Canadian Genealogy, includes a free publication Tracing your Ancestors in Canada.
Sanborn Maps: For the State of Arkansas are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of Arkansas Cities/Towns.
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: A computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War offered by the National Parks System.
The Library of Congress Local History/Genealogy Reading Room: One of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications. This link is to the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.
The National Archives and Records Administration: Genealogy Area provides many of the finding aids, guides, and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of our facilities or for requesting records from NARA.
The National Genealogical Society: A service organization that leads and educates the national genealogical community. The Society assist members in tracing family histories, as it has from its founding in 1903. Most of the NGS books are available through standard interlibrary loan (ILL) channels from the St. Louis Public Library. Click below to use the NGS Library Card Catalog. (Talk to our Reference/Genealogy staff if you want a book through ILL. Cost is only $1.50 per book to help cover postage.) National Genealogical Society Library Card Catalog
The Virtual Reference Library aims to be a subject-based, reliable and easily accessible source of information on the Internet with an emphasis on Canadian information.
USGenWeb: A group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the U.S.
Vital Records Information United States: Information on obtaining Vital Records throughout the United States.