Tag Archive | Genealogy

Search the Historical Newspaper Archives


Elephind is a search engine for digitized historical newspapers.  Currently, users are able to search 14 different source libraries (including the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America project), 1000+ titles, and over 1 million newspapers.  Papers range in date from 1803 to 2012, so genealogists might find it especially helpful.

Build Your Family Tree

Thanks to Mary Seratt and Hillary Pesson for passing this along!


dynastree is a site that allows users to create their own family trees.  This could be very helpful for children who need to do a genealogy project.  There is also a great tool that will map the distribution of a particular surname in the U.S.  A free registration is required to build a family tree, but the mapping tool can be used without a registration.