Important Tips for Searching a Family Member
Family Member Names
When AND Where Did They Live?
FamilySearch - Great place to start!
Heritage Quest Online (requires BPL card and PIN)
African American Online Genealogy Records from Family Search
Access Genealogy - For African American and Native American resources
Yad Vashem - Jewish family database that includes Shoah victim names and photo archive.
Ellis Island European immigrant resource. Conduct a passenger search
The Ships List - Search for a relative's name on the ships coming the America.
More Specific Directories
Find a Grave - Search by location or name for a relative's grave site information.
NARA Veterans - The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the Revolutionary to the Persian Gulf War. .
Obituary Database (Boston area) (Requires BPL Card and PIN)
The Obituary Database is an index of obituaries that appeared in the Boston Evening Transcript (BET), Boston Globe (BG), and the Boston Herald/Herald American (BH). Currently, this database includes obituaries published between 1932 and 1941 and between 1953 and 2010.
Biography & Genealogy Master Index (Requires BPL Card and PIN)
Find professional directories that list your family member.
Search for information in historical digital books that might include narratives such as diaries, memoirs, descriptions and other personal material. Search includes Google Books, Project Gutenberg, WorldCat, Internet Archive and Digital Public Library of America.
TIP: Put quotes around the name for an exact match.
Boston Globe (1872-1984) (Requires BPL Card and PIN)