Benzie Area Genealogy Society

"Genealogists do not gather facts, but breathe life
into all  that have gone before them"
                 Family Tree Magazine

Colonial America Research



European Resources

GenUki- UK & Ireland Genealogy 

IrishGenealogy.ie 

JewishGen

Olive Tree Genealogy 

Palatine Denizations (Naturalizations) 1708

UK National Archives

Free UK Genealogy 

National Archives of Ireland

Researching Irish Ancestors: an introduction to the sources and the archives

UK BMD

Scottish BMD Exchange

East Europe Gen Web

German Genealogy Server - Offers links to several UK genealogy websites 

FreeReg: baptism, marriage, and burial records from parish registers of the UK

FreeCen: 19th century census records for the UK

FreeBMD: Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

GeneaFrance

National Archives Censuses of Iceland

Dos Bundesarchiv - Federal Archives of Germany

Danish Family Search

India Office Records and Private Papers

The All Galicia Database - Researching Jewish Roots

Ireland & United KingdomGenWeb

RomanyGenes - The first and largest Romany History site run by a private Individual

Italian Genealogical Group

Welsh Genealogy

BritRoyals

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

WieWasWie-  for researching ancestors from the Netherlands 

​German Genealogy Group

National German Grave Registration

General Register Officeoversees civil registration in England and Wales & maintains the national archive of all births, marriages & deaths dating back to 1837

National Library of Ireland

Scotlands People

National Records of Scotland

Archives Huban umbrella for individual archives, plus all repositories throughout the UK .

Archives Wales - includes a searchable catalog that offers records such as wills, photographs, census records, tape recordings, and church registers



Antenati - Great resource for Italian records - some of which are free 

Crest Leaf - Celebrating our Irish Heritage together 



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6 Websites for Deciphering Old German Script:

             Brigham Young University -The German Script Tutorial                 FamilySearch Wiki: Germany Handwriting