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  • Accessible Archives-18th and 19th Century Material

    • Primary Source Material from 18th & 19th Century Publications
  • Ancestry.com

    • A fee based website with numerous census, vital statistics, family histories, city directories and family trees.  Available for free at the Norwalk Public Library.
  • Cyndi’s List

    • Links to genealogy related websites and sources.
  • Ellis Island

    • From 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. The ship companies that transported these passengers kept detailed passenger lists, called “ship manifests.” Thanks to the generous efforts of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these manifests have been transcribed into a vast electronic archive, which you can easily navigate in search of an individual passenger.
  • FamilySearch

    • A free website with genealogy data and family research.  Free forms available for download to aid in research.
  • FamilySearch – Family History Books

    • A collection of more than 80,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees.
  • Geni (A MyHeritage Company)

    • Online genealogy platform for building family trees
  • Genealogy Directory

    • A directory of free genealogy resources including marriage, military, regional, free genealogy, genus, services, colonial america, military research, books, geneology, census and more.
  • Ge.ne.al.o.gy Guide

    • One of the largest online genealogy directories and resource guides. Here you will find 1000′s of hand-selected links to all things genealogy such as genealogy related websites, family tree research, family tree products, historical landmarks, genealogy societies, census data, historic documents, antiquities, genealogy researchers and more.
  • Genealogy Today

    • Over 6,350 transcriptions — including Masonic lodge rosters, funeral notices, school catalogues, telephone directories, insurance claims, directories, church member lists, prison records, etc. — from original documents.
  • Heritage Quest

    • Free census records and genealogy related articles.  Can only be accessed through iCONN with a Connecticut library card
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog

    • Contains 15 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.
  • Library of Congress Online Catalog – Gateway to Library Catalogs (z39.50)

    • Z39.50 is a national and international (ISO 23950) standard defining a protocol for computer-to-computer information retrieval. Z39.50 makes it possible for a user in one system to search and retrieve information from other computer systems (that have also implemented Z39.50) without knowing the search syntax that is used by those other systems. Z39.50 was originally approved by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in 1988.
  • MyHeritage

    • Free genealogy software (Family Tree Builder) for building family trees
  • Rootsweb.com

    • Free family tree and message boards (owned by Ancestry.com)