Mount Vernon Genealogical Society - Founded 1991
Founded 1991

1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
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This list provides a good place to start genealogical research and can be used by beginners and experts. It is not meant to be a complete list. Is a link broken? Let us know, send us an email .Thanks!
 
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[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
You can search a variety of different records such as marriage records; slaves mentioned in the wills of their owners, in church registers, in probate inventories, and in a few letters; lists of slaves brought into New Orleans in some of the years between 1818 and 1839; etc. You can search for a slave by a surname or by a state as well. Under the Library Tab there are links to research guides, articles and papers, and newspaper articles, as well as a host of miscellaneous documents broken out by state, as well as family histories, chat transcripts, etc. Many other resources/links are mentioned on this site as well.
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
They have a downloadable list of surnames their members are working on and the person’s email address is included. They have links to other Virginia African American Genealogy Groups on their Web Links page, as well as links to other helpful organizations.
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
Focuses on the ancestry of Germans who settled in Russia, especially those who answered a call from Catherine the Great in 1767 and settled along the Volga River. They were promised freedom from taxes for a certain number of years and perpetual exemption from military service. In the late 1800's when military conscription was imposed, many emigrated to North and South America.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
Ancestry.com™ is a family of brands with deep roots in roots. We are putting family history in the hands of everyone by providing the most comprehensive resource for discovering who and what led to you.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
Quickly and simply search more than 4.3 billion photos, newspapers, and vital records to get information about your ancestors.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
A searchable online database of lists required by an 1832 law. BEWARE- many of the lists were destroyed, but there are still a good number available on this site.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
This section will help guide you through the beginning stages of your research. In addition to getting you started in gathering your documents and your initial research, these pages will help you find a DAR chapter near you and provide an overview of our online genealogical resources.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
The Fairfax Genealogical Society aims are to collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical information and to promote proper genealogical methodology by highlighting education and adherence to standards of accuracy and thoroughness.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of records come the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of U.K. and many others.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
[used by Napoleon and from 1793-1806]
If you’re researching in France, Alsace-Lorraine, or any other area that Napoleon controlled you will need to know this info since the records were kept using these months and years.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
Find your French families with this site's guides to archives, uploaded trees and many links.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
Geogen is the short form for "geographical genealogy" which means location based ancester research. On this website you can create maps which show the distribution of surnames in Germany. Significant concentrations can point to a local root of the family or of the family name.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
This website has information on archives that put church registers online in Archion or whose owners are involved in the Kirchenbuchportal GmbH. It’s broken out by regional areas which you can choose from.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
German Community Church Registers. Database has many German towns listed as well as a few US towns. The page is easily translated into English if you "right click" on the first page.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
A collection of farm histories in the Bersenbruck district of Osnabruck. If you click on the “Browse” button, it brings up a listing of all the individual booklets about each farm. They are in GERMAN, so bring your dictionary. This collection is part of the Palatines to America Society (German) Genealogy collection at Columbus Metropolitan Library.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
GGS offers information, educational opportunities, publications, and association with others researching German roots. This includes areas that are outside of the current borders of Germany. However, GGS does not have records for your specific German ancestors. Our extensive library does include various indexes with individual's names, as well as how-to books and background information on places where your German ancestors may have lived.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
You can search for a surname, but it also has links to many other websites for Hungarian genealogy.
[Located in Category: Hungary and Poland]
Displays in Italian but hit the translate button on the top right of the screen for English. The ancestry research page explains what they’re doing with their online records and has a link to the Antenati portal for access to the records.
[Located in Category: Italy]
[Located in Category: Italy]
Lists of the Italian Communes, with link to the webpages if available, or to the province and region where the commune presently belongs. The commune is the ultimate repository of all civil records since 1809 for the former Kingdom of Naples, and since the unity of Italy (1861) for all places, and the authority that releases citizenship documents.
Lists of the over 35,000 Italian frazioni and smaller localities, with link to the commune, province and region where the frazione currently belongs.
[Located in Category: Italy]
This page has links to a variety of useful resources. Don’t forget to look in other Library of Congress collections as well.
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
This site is only in Polish but it’s not hard to use. You can find parishes all over Poland, find out when they were created, where they are, and the link to the parish takes you to a page with more detailed info and contact info for that parish.
[Located in Category: Hungary and Poland]
Search millions of items in many formats and languages. Explore a growing treasury of digitized materials. Consult with staff online or in one of the research centers to find what you're looking for.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
If you live in the Northern Virginia, Metropolitan DC area and are looking for additional repositories that may be of assistance in your genealogical research or, if you are coming to the area to do research, these repositories may also prove to be helpful.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
This website provides information on enslaved Negroes and free Blacks during the period of 1757-1866, It has a Record of Free Negroes for the period of 1844-1861. The site is maintained by the Loudoun County Clerk's Office - Historic Records Division.
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
Here you can find church registers (mostly books of birth, marriage and death) from various European countries (currently Austria, Germany, Poland and Serbia).
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
An online database of church registers. Currently has holdings for Poland, Austria, Germany, Serbia, and Austria.
[Located in Category: Hungary and Poland]
https://metryki.genealodzy.pl/?lang=eng. It translates as Metrics, but is a database that lets you search within Polish administrative divisions, towns, etc. by surname and/or date to show which parishes that name shows up in, and from there, if you click on the church icon, it gives you info about the people in that parish register.
[Located in Category: Hungary and Poland]
Links that the Mount Vernon Genealogy Society has collected over the last 10 years
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
Learn how you can use the resources at the National Archives to explore your family's ancestry.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
In the Search section you can select what archive you want from a drop down menu or you can also enter whatever term or type of thing you’re looking for. They have a lot of online censuses, even back to the 1600’s and further [use the word “census”].
[Located in Category: Hungary and Poland]
To serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites.
[Located in Category: Immigration]
Researching German Speaking Ancestors: Germany, Austria, Alsace, Belgium, Brazil, Italy(South Tyrol), Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Netherlands, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Romania, Ukraine
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
This is definitely the place you want to start. Their home page has a HUGE list of additional sites you can go to - most are general sites for the whole country, but a few others are more focused based on the website creator’s interests.
[Located in Category: Hungary and Poland]
Lets you search marriages primarily in the German Partition area.
[Located in Category: Hungary and Poland]
Genealogy Resources and other facts of interest.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
A free genealogy community that uses online forums, mailing lists, and other resources to help people research their family history.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
The Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles is not officially affiliated with the Schwenkfelder denomination, a religious body with four churches in Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia, East Norriton, Worcester, and Palm, although some Society members are also active members of the Schwenkfelder denomination. The Society does, however, work with the denomination and the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA 18073, in its efforts to preserve the Schwenkfelder beliefs and history.
[Located in Category: France and Germany]
The Middle Passage was the stage of the triangular trade in which millions of people from Africa were shipped to the New World as part of the Atlantic slave trade. Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage (SDUSMP) is a lineage society dedicated to the memory of our freed and enslaved ancestors and to the education and historic preservation of the artifacts and landmarks of slavery in the United States of America and its economic, psychological, and cultural impact on today’s society. Lest we forget.
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
The SAR Genealogical Research Library, in Louisville, Kentucky, contains over 55,000 items including family histories; local, county, and state records; and on-line genealogical databases. The Special Collections Room features museum-quality pieces relating to the early history of the United States and the American Revolution.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Sites]
Has lots of good info, how-to’s, and links.
[Located in Category: Italy]
This has info on over 225,000 US Colored Troops in the Civil War. it doesn’t give you a lot of info, but enough to at least place someone in a particular location and time. It usually shows their name, rank, unit, and the microfilm roll at the National Archives. You can initially select by Union or Confederate - if you select Union, in addition to the states, there’s an option for United States Colored Troops.
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
From the George and Huestis Cook Collection at the Valentine Richmond History Center. A digital collection of over 250 images of African Americans dating from the 19th and early 20th century. The digitally scanned images on this site are of prints from glass plate negatives or film negatives taken primarily in the Richmond and Central Virginia area. While most of the people in the photos are not identified by name, some are. When you click on an item’s name, it will again take you to a page with more detailed info on the picture.
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]
The database extracts from unpublished historical records as much biographical detail as remains of the enslaved Virginians named in those documents. In some cases there may only be a name on a list; in others more details survive, including family relationships, occupations, and life dates. Each search result gives you the thumbnail image and a brief entry
[Located in Category: African Americans & Slavery]