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Genealogy has become a favorite pastime of many curious about their family history.  Whether you are just starting to track your family tree or are trying to locate those last few pieces we can help! Below are some helpful resources for you on your journey to chronicle your family tree.  Click on the title for the resource you want to access. 




Ancestry Library Edition

The best collection of family history how-to and genealogy learning materials on the Internet from  This website is only available from within the library.  So come use one of our computers or bring your laptop and check out this website.

Heritage Quest

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s

Census Online

The Web's largest directory of links to online census transcriptions.

Cyndi's List

Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet, complete with a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Ellis Island Records

Search passenger lists, find photos of immigrants, and learn about the immigration experience.

Family Search

The largest collection of free family history, family tree, and genealogy records in the world.


Search records and contribute your own family history

US Genealogy Web Project

Utilize free genealogy Web sites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. Organization is by county and state, and this Web site provides you with links to all the state genealogy Web sites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. This collection is invaluable for any genealogy researcher.

US Archives

Operated by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., this site has records of the census, military, immigration and naturalization, among others.

DNA testing that links you with relatives.

Census data

Access information from U.S. census records

American War Memorials Overseas

There are well over one thousand different memorial sites worldwide honoring America's overseas wartime service.  In most cases, neither the United States government nor local governments have the responsibility or the resources to document and maintain these sites. American War Memorials Overseas documents, promotes, and preserves these precious, non-government supported sites of America's overseas wartime legacy.

Find A Grave-Nationally

Find a Grave's mission is to find, record, and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.  Join is free!


Find a Grave in Iowa

Browse over 1.2 million gravestone photo records from across the state of Iowa!

Dubuque Iowa Family History Center

Information about The Dubuque Family History Center which services communities in and around the Dubuque County area including Dubuque, Jackson, Delaware, and Clayton Counties in Iowa as well as Grant County, Wisconsin, and Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.