Basic Genealogical Websites

Major Links

FamilySearch - World's largest free family history site
Family History Digitized Books - Digitized from various major genealogical collections
Family History Research Wiki- Genealogical Word Lists for translations to English, research outlines, information on societies, etc.
Translator - Translate from foreign language to English
UsGenWeb Project - United States
WorldCat - Collections at Libraries

Death Related Links

Find A Grave - Graves in the USA and Canada
Obituaries - Legacy.com's Obitfinder
Obituaries - The Peterson Chapel for the St. Michael area

Maps - Historical and Modern

Central Europe - Historical Maps
German Empire - Historical Maps - Scroll to grid map, enlarge map, select number in upper-right corner of desired map, scroll down further to select detailed map
Germany - Surname Distribution Map - Modern Germany
Poland - Modern Maps
Poland - Surname Distribution Map - Modern Poland
World - Search all

Passenger Arrival Lists

Castle Garden - Passenger arrival search
Ellis Island - Passenger arrival search (Register for free)
Germans to America - Arrival search
Surname Distribution Map - Modern Germany
Surname Distribution Map - Modern Poland

People Locators

PeopleFinders - Places people and their ages with possible relationships
ZabaSearch - Specific addresses where people lived, often including a phone number (published or unpublished)
Whitepages - Phone directory
Switchboard - Phone directory
Zillow - Type in address, enter, then scroll down and click on "County Website" hyperlink

Illinois

Historical Records Collection - Indices and digital images of records from FamilySearch

Iowa

Historical Records Collection - Indices and digital images of records from FamilySearch

Minnesota

Historical Records Collection - Indices and images of records from FamilySearch
Marriage Filings - Minnesota Official Marriage System by MACO
Minnesota Historical Society - For birth and death indices, etc.
Obituaries - The Peterson Chapel from 2011 to present - St. Michael area

Missouri

Digital Heritage - Indices and images
Historical Records Collection - Indices and images of records from FamilySearch

Wisconsin

Historical Records Collection - Indices and images of records from FamilySearch
Historical Society - Database

Outside the United States:

Denmark

Historical Records Collection - Indices and images of records from FamilySearch

France

Calendar - Convert French Republican Calendar (Napoleon era) to Gregorian Calendar
French Word Lists - French to English
Historical Records Collection - Indices and images of records from FamilySearch

German Empire

Germany Genealogy Internet Portal - German genealogy site
Kartenmeister - Scroll down for German-Polish and Polish-German locality names and their church and civil records localities (not complete)
Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg - Digital images of some parish registers
Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des deutschen Reichs - Localities in the former German Empire and their jurisdictions (free version - takes time to download in PDF)
Telephone Directory - Modern Germany
 
German Gazetteers on Ancestry.com (commercial site)
 - Lists virtually all localities in the former German Empire - ENTER LOCALITY UNDER KEYWORD FIELD for Meyers. Prussian Gazetteers - Do not use the Keyword Search field. Search the index of the Prussian gazetteers:

Luxembourg

Poland

Modern Map - (see also links to older maps in map section near the top of the page)
Kartenmeister - scroll down the page and enter German or Polish info into appropriate field
Internet Polish Genealogical Source - Links to sites, databases, and other sources
Poznan Project  - Database
Polish Genealogical Word List - Polish to English
Latin Genealogical Work List - Latin to English
German Genealogical Word List - German to English

Slovenia

Sweden

Riksarkivet - (Digital Archives of Sweden)
Digitized Records from FamilySearch

Switzerland

Telephone Directory - To see where surnames are today

United Kingdom & Ireland

 
 

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News & Events

NO MEETING IN JULY. Our next meeting will take place on Monday, August 14th, in the Library Conference Room at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive. 


Ken Zylla signed and numbered prints depicting a Central Avenue street scene in St. Michael, circa 1960, are still available. Call 763-497-4205 or email srbarthel@charter.net for further information and/or an Order Form. Prints are also available for purchase online. Simply go to the "Store" tab above.


Order Forms and flyers describing the Print "St. Michael, USA" can also be picked up at St. Michael City Hall. We regret to inform all that the Artist's Proofs are sold out.  

 

 

 

 

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St. Michael Historical Society
11800 Town Center Drive
St. Michael, MN 55376