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Genealogy

The Archive's ever-expanding collection of genealogy resources includes items from the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Robarts Library at the University of Toronto; the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library;Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah;>, the National Library of Scotland, the Indianapolis City Library's Indianapolis City Directory and Yearbooks Collection, The Leo Baeck Institute Archives of German-speaking Jewry Leo Baeck Institute Archives, and the Boston Public Library.

Resources include among many things books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, census records, passenger lists of vessels, and other historical and biographical documents.

Variant misspelling: geneology

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Reclaim The Records
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Reclaim The Records is a not-for-profit activist group that uses state Freedom of Information laws to obtain copies of genealogical and archival data sets from government agencies, state libraries, and municipal archives. We then make the data available to the public for free, without any copyrights, usage restrictions, or paywalls. You can learn more about us and sign up for our free e-mail newsletter on our website at https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ or follow us on Twitter at...
New Jersey Marriage Index
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993,748
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This is a collection of records of marriages that were recorded in New Jersey.  Some of these records (earlier years) were obtained from the New Jersey State Archives, in Trenton, New Jersey, in 2015. They were previously only available on microfilm at the Archives, and were never before available online or in any other format. And some of these records (later years) were obtained from the New Jersey Department of Health, under an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request in 2017....
Topics: genealogy, marriage, New Jersey
by Bureau of Pensions and Veterans Administration
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This is the collection page for the Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards.
Topic: Military pensions
New York State Death Index
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77
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156,878
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by Reclaim The Records
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This is the index to deaths in New York State in 1880-1956. These records were obtained by the non-profit activist group Reclaim The Records through a New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request originally filed in January 2016 and completed seventeen months later in mid-2017. Prior to this, the records had only been available on microfiche at a small number of libraries in New York State, and had not been easily available to the general public. Some things to note: 1880 and 1881...
Topics: genealogy, death, New York State, New York
New Jersey Death Index
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171
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154,118
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by Reclaim The Records
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These records were obtained from the New Jersey State Archives, in Trenton, New Jersey. They were previously only available on microfilm at the Archives, and were never before available online or in any other format. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), which purchased copies of the microfilms from the Archives in late 2015. The films were then digitally scanned by the non-profit group FamilySearch in April and...
Topics: genealogy, deaths, New Jersey
NYC Marriage Index
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98,291
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by Reclaim The Records
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This collection contains images of the index to New York City marriage licenses, applications, and affidavits. These records were obtained and published by the non-profit group Reclaim The Records, through two successful Freedom of Information lawsuits brought against the city in 2015 and 2016. These marriage license records were originally kept by the New York City Clerk's Office. Some of the older records were eventually moved to the New York City Municipal Archives, where they were available...
Topics: genealogy, marriage, New York, New York City
New York State Birth Index
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95,589
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by Reclaim The Records
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These are scanned images of the index to births that occurred in the state of New York, originally compiled by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). This information was obtained through a successful New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records against the NYS DOH in September 2017, which was finally completed in August 2018. This publication is the first time that this information has been made freely available...
New York State Marriage Index
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102
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82,390
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by Reclaim The Records
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These are scanned images of the index to marriages that occurred in the state of New York, originally compiled by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). This information was obtained through a New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records against the NYS DOH in September 2017. Marriage index data was requested from 1881 through December 21, 2016, but the NYS DOH only delivered data up through December 31, 1965. The...
by Reclaim The Records
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of Brooklyn (Kings county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging of...
Topics: genealogy, elections, voters lists, voting, democracy, New York City
by Reclaim The Records
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of Manhattan (New York county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging...
Topics: genealogy, elections, voters lists, voting, democracy, New York City
by Reclaim The Records
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of the Bronx (Bronx county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging of...
Wyoming Marriage Index
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15,521
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by Reclaim The Records
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This is the marriage index for the state of Wyoming. The data is all indexed twice, once by the bride's surname or maiden name, and once by the groom's surname. Data for 1941-1952 is collected into large sets and broken down by the first letter of the surname, while data from 1953-1966 is available in smaller annual sets. These records were originally obtained in late 2017 by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records, through a Wyoming Sunshine Law public records request made to the...
Buffalo (New York) Death Index
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12,842
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by Reclaim The Records
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This collection holds images of the entire Buffalo, New York death index from 1852-1944. These files were obtained by the non-profit group Reclaim The Records using the New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). The city had made these scans of the death records for internal use several years ago; Reclaim The Records obtained copies of the thirteen CD's that held these images. Please note that the far-right margin is unfortunately cut off on several of these scanned pages. For more information...
Topic: genealogy
by Reclaim The Records
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of Queens (Queens county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging of...
Topics: genealogy, elections, voters lists, voting, democracy, New York City
New York City Geographic Birth Index
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6,564
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by Reclaim The Records
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This is the New York City Geographic Birth Index. Unlike the "regular" New York City birth index, this record set was arranged by the place of birth of the child (as recorded on the birth certificate), rather than arranged alphabetically by the surname of the child of of the parents. Because many phonetic and spelling variations and handwriting errors may be present on old original birth certificates and in the "regular" city birth index, it is sometimes difficult to find a...
Topic: genealogy
Mississippi Death Index
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4,763
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by Reclaim The Records
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Introducing the first-ever freely-available publication, online or otherwise, of the Mississippi Statewide Death Index!  This record set covers deaths in the state of Mississippi from about November 1912 (although a few counties were slow to join in) through 1943. This record set was originally compiled by the Works Project Administration (WPA), as part of their incredibly important  Historical Records Survey  group. Up until, oh,  right now , the only place...
Topic: genealogy
Wyoming Death Index
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14
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3,823
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by Reclaim The Records
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This is the death index for the state of Wyoming. The data is broken into two parts, one for all deaths registered pre-1939 (this set is not complete for all years and all municipalities) and one for 1940-1952. These records were originally obtained in late 2017 by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records, through a Wyoming Sunshine Law public records request made to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The records were delivered as several rolls of microfilms, along with the...
New Jersey Birth Index
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3,683
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by Reclaim The Records
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These records were obtained from the New Jersey State Archives, in Trenton, New Jersey. They were previously only available on microfilm at the Archives, and were never before available online or in any other format. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), which purchased copies of the microfilms from the Archives in late 2015. The films were then digitally scanned by the non-profit group FamilySearch in April and...
Topics: genealogy, births, New Jersey
by Reclaim The Records
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of Staten Island (Richmond county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital...
Topics: genealogy, elections, voters lists, voting, democracy, New York City
Wyoming Divorce Index
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1,075
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by Reclaim The Records
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This is the divorce index for the state of Wyoming. The data is broken into two parts: divorces sorted by the husband's surname, and divorces sorted by the wife's surname or maiden name, if it was different than the husband's surname. These records were originally obtained in late 2017 by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records, through a Wyoming Sunshine Law public records request made to the Wyoming State Archives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The records were delivered as several rolls of...
Connecticut Birth Index
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84
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Veterans Affairs Master Index
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47
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Coming soon! :-)
Buffalo (New York) Birth Index
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COMING SOON. :-)
Topic: genealogy