External Genealogy Resources

Getting better acquainted with your ancestors? Piecing together family mysteries? We can help! Here are some external online resources to help you get started.


Create a free online family tree and search a huge collection of free genealogy records.

Cyndi's List

An extensive compilation of links to genealogy resources on a variety of topics.


Watch hundreds of presentations from past Rootstech conferences relating to DNA testing, expanding your genealogical research toolbox, researching specific time periods, and more.

Ellis Island Archive Passenger Records Database

The Ellis Island Archive contains the passenger lists of more than 51 million immigrants, passengers and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1957. Create a free account to search and access records.

Find a Grave

Search millions of cemetery records on this crowd-sourced website.

Search for the grave sites of veterans and their families (contains mostly post-1960s records, but there are some older records).

Family Search Learning Center

In addition to creating a free family tree and accessing hundreds of genealogy topics on the Family Search blog, the Family Search Learning Center offers free videos covering specific record types and research in countries across the globe.

Denver Public Library's Genealogy Resources

If you have a Denver Public Library card, you can access their resources including genealogy databases and local and country-wide obituaries.

Rootsweb Charts and Forms

Get started with genealogy by downloading Ancestral Charts and Family Group Sheets to keep track of family lines.

Please note, Rootsweb has been restructuring their website to provide greater privacy to the public. According to updates posted on the Rootsweb website, online content will be brought back gradually.

If you would like one-on-one assistance with a librarian, feel free to sign up for an Ask a Librarian appointment at one of our libraries.