Official site and data tools for the U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850
Name index and images of slave schedules listing slave owners and only age, gender and color data of the slaves in census states or territories in 1850.
U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1860
Name index and images of slave schedules listing slave owners and only age, gender and color data of the slaves in census states or territories in 1860.
Ellis Island Passenger Lists
Freely available and searchable database of over 65 million passenger records for Ellis Island, from The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation site. Several options for searching,
including "sounds like," "close matches," and "alternate spelling" filters. The foundation's site also includes additional genealogy tips.
Search special collections available through Ancestry.com, including interactive maps to search by location for U.S., UK & Ireland, Europe, Canada, and Australia & NZ
Last Name Research Tool
Discover the meaning and history behind your last name, through Ancestry.com
1940 U.S. Census Index
Search the 1940 U.S. Census Index, through Ancestry.com. Also includes an interactive map, where you can learn interesting facts about every U.S. state and territory from the 1940s era.
Surname Distributions Maps
Resources to search for surname distributions maps in the U.S. and worldwide, via FamilySearch
The Freedmen's Bureau Online
Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, including sections on murders, labor records, and marriage records
FREE Genealogy Forms and Charts
Links to freely available genealogy forms and charts, from GenealogySearch.org