Genealogy Links

  1. Databases
  2. Genealogy Links
  3. Government
  4. Organizations
  5. Tools & Guides
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    • Newport News Public Library patrons have free access to Ancestry Library Edition while using any Newport News Public Library computer or public WiFi on their own device. From home, Ancestry is primarily a subscription database, but it also offers the search of many free databases as well.
  • Death Records Indexing Project (DRIP)
    • Sponsored by the Virginia Genealogical Society and made available online via the Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program, over 60 volunteers are working to index 1853 through 1896 death registers. This project is still in process, but many counties are already available.
  • FamilySearch
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:
      • Ancestor Search searches
      • Ancestral File
      • International Genealogical Index
      • Pedigree Resource File
      • Websites
  • Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild
    • Founded by a small group of people in late September of 1998, they now have nearly 500 volunteers who work diligently to decipher and transcribe passenger lists which are then uploaded to our website.
  • RootsWeb
    • The Internet's oldest and largest free genealogy site.
  • Social Security Death Index
    • This is a list, updated quarterly, of more than 50 million people for whom a request for a Social security death benefit was filed.