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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.

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United States Census
collection
23,615
ITEMS
3.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 3.3M
United States Census The record of the population census from 1790 to 1930. Scanned from microfilm from the collections of the Allen County Public Library and originally from the United States National Archives Record Administration . As of the launch there were 13,004,791 page images. We intend to add further census years when they become available from NARA, which delays their release by 70 years, we understand, as a privacy protection.
Topics: United States Census, Registry of births, etc.
Reclaim The Records
collection
1,329
ITEMS
1.9M
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 1.9M
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
collection
331
ITEMS
991,078
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 991,078
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
12th Population Census of the United States - 1900
collection
8,053
ITEMS
456,879
VIEWS
collection
eye 456,879
1900 Census: The 1900 census schedules, which contain the most information of all the schedules released to that date, give for each person: name; address; relationship to the head of the household; color or race; sex; month and year of birth; age at last birthday; marital status; if a wife is listed within the household, then the number of years married, number of children born of that marriage, and number of children living; places of birth of each individual and of the parents of each...
Topics: census, United States
collection
eye 416,032
Passenger and Crew lists for vessels arriving in New York, New York 1897-1957.
Topic: genealogy
14th Population Census of the United States - 1920
collection
2,072
ITEMS
401,970
VIEWS
collection
eye 401,970
1920 Census: The enumeration of the 1920 Census occurred not in April as was usual, but upon request by the Dept. of Agriculture it began in Jan. of 1920. The reasoning was the more farmers would be home in January, and questions about their recent harvest would be fresh in their minds. An indication of how the U.S. was still an agricultural nation.  Due to the changes in boundaries from the recently ended World War I, respondents were asked to be more specific about what province or city they...
Topic: census
Family Genealogy
collection
3,637
ITEMS
373,637
VIEWS
collection
eye 373,637
A collection of family genealogies.
Topics: genealogy, family history
15th Population Census of the United States - 1930
collection
2,670
ITEMS
311,509
VIEWS
collection
eye 311,509
1930 Census: Among the standard questions asked in the 1930 Census such as name, number in household, sex, age, race, education level, occupation, it also asked what language was spoken in the home, if you owned a radio, a farm, did they work yesterday or their last actual working day. These questions are indicative of the situation the U.S. found itself in 1930, and which have proven to be valuable for people researching their ancestors. This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at...
Topic: census
10th Population Census of the United States - 1880
collection
3,822
ITEMS
305,287
VIEWS
collection
eye 305,287
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. Index (soundex) to the population schedules of the tenth census of the United States 10th Population Census of the United States - 1880 Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Dakota Territory Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan...
Topics: census, United States
War Records
collection
45
ITEMS
219,958
VIEWS
collection
eye 219,958
Collection of lists of soldiers and participants in American wars.
Topics: soldiers, war
13th Population Census of the United States - 1910
collection
1,785
ITEMS
190,693
VIEWS
collection
eye 190,693
1910 Census: The questions asked in this Census were name, relationship to head of household sex, color or race, age at last birthday, marital status, length of present marriage, if a mother, number of children and number of living children, place of birth, place of birth of parents, if foreign born, year of immigration and citizenship status, language spoken, occupation, type of industry employed in, if employer, employee, or self-employed, if unemployed, number of weeks unemployed in 1909,...
Topics: census, United States
Indian Census of the United States - 1885-1940
collection
692
ITEMS
171,506
VIEWS
collection
eye 171,506
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. Indian Population Census of the United States 1885-1940
Topic: census, United States
by Bureau of Pensions and Veterans Administration
collection
eye 165,139
This is the collection page for the Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards.
Topic: Military pensions
New York State Death Index
collection
77
ITEMS
156,454
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 156,454
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
collection
171
ITEMS
153,362
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 153,362
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
8th Population Census of the United States - 1860
collection
1,435
ITEMS
141,292
VIEWS
collection
eye 141,292
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 8th Population Census of the United States Alabama Arkansas California Connecticut Dakota Territory Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Iowa Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania...
Topics: census, United States
9th Population Census of the United States - 1870
collection
1,761
ITEMS
137,410
VIEWS
collection
eye 137,410
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 9th Population Census of the United States - 1870 Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Dakota Territory Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Iowa Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nebraska New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North...
Topics: census, United States
6th Population Census of the United States - 1840
collection
579
ITEMS
118,641
VIEWS
collection
eye 118,641
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 6th Population Census of the United States - 1840 Alabama Arkansas Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Iowa Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Virginia...
Topics: census, United States
7th Population census of the United States - 1850
collection
959
ITEMS
108,504
VIEWS
collection
eye 108,504
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 7th Population census of the United States - 1850 Alabama Arkansas California Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Iowa Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South...
Topics: census, United States
NYC Marriage Index
collection
293
ITEMS
98,190
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 98,190
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
collection
62
ITEMS
95,154
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 95,154
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...
Passengers arriving in the St. Albans, VT District
collection
1,027
ITEMS
83,993
VIEWS
collection
eye 83,993
Collection of passengers arriving in the St. Albans, VT District
New York State Marriage Index
collection
102
ITEMS
81,811
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 81,811
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...
collection
eye 78,465
Collection of records of the field offices for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
collection
eye 75,620
Collection of compiled records showing service of military units in volunteer Confederate organizations
by United States. Bureau of Immigration; United States. Bureau of Customs; United States. National Archives and Records Service
collection
eye 68,658
Passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Topics: passenger list, vessels, ships
5th Population Census of the United States - 1830
collection
201
ITEMS
63,986
VIEWS
collection
eye 63,986
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 5th Population Census of the United States - 1830 Alabama Arkansas Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Virginia
Topics: census, United States
collection
eye 63,803
Collection of documents from United States Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes
4th Population Census of the United States - 1820
collection
142
ITEMS
46,677
VIEWS
collection
eye 46,677
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. Indiana reel 444 is missing from the ACPL collection, as are New York reels 1103, 1104, and 1124 4th Population Census of the United States - 1820 Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi New Hampshire New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode...
Topics: census, United States
Records relating to War of 1812
collection
454
ITEMS
39,960
VIEWS
collection
eye 39,960
Collection of records relating to War of 1812
collection
eye 37,745
Collection of Eastern Cherokee applications of the U.S. Court of Claims
Passport Applications, 1795-1905
collection
694
ITEMS
37,463
VIEWS
collection
eye 37,463
Passport applications from 1795-1905. Microfilm contributed by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.
Topic: genealogy
collection
eye 33,424
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 3rd Population Census of the United States - 1810 Connecticut Delaware Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New York North Carolina Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Virginia
Topics: census, United States
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 30,842
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
collection
eye 30,285
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
collection
eye 28,671
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 2nd Population Census of the United States - 1800 Connecticut Delaware Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire New York North Carolina Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Vermont
Topics: census, United States
collection
eye 26,900
This microfilm was provided by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and sponsored by the Internet Archive. 1st Population Census of the United States - 1790 Connecticut Maine Massachusetts Maryland New Hampshire New York North Carolina Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Vermont Virginia
Topic: census, United States
collection
eye 21,874
Collection of compiled records showing service of military units in volunteer Union organizations
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 20,979
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
collection
39
ITEMS
15,447
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 15,447
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
collection
14
ITEMS
12,820
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 12,820
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
collection
eye 11,701
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
collection
96
ITEMS
6,546
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 6,546
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
collection
36
ITEMS
4,570
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 4,570
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
collection
eye 4,127
Collection of records of the Cotton Bureau of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate War Department
Wyoming Death Index
collection
14
ITEMS
3,802
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 3,802
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
collection
9
ITEMS
3,679
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 3,679
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
collection
eye 2,795
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
collection
4
ITEMS
1,069
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 1,069
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
collection
0
ITEMS
84
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 84
Veterans Affairs Master Index
collection
0
ITEMS
47
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 47
Coming soon! :-)
Buffalo (New York) Birth Index
collection
0
ITEMS
45
VIEWS
by Reclaim The Records
collection
eye 45
COMING SOON. :-)
Topic: genealogy
collection
eye 37
A Collection of Registers of Births
Topics: genealogy, family history, registers of births