The following online resources are some of our favourites--simply click on the name to be taken directly to their site. Note that website requiring subscriptions or payments are noted with ($).
The Wright County Historical Society subscribes to several expensive research sites. A $20 annual WCHS membership includes onsite access to over $1200 in genealogical research resources! Our reference library is staffed full-time by expert researchers eager to help you get started on your own journey.
PAY SITES AVAILABLE AT WCHS
American Ancestors ($)
451-plus databases including an index of Revolutionary War pensioners, NY wills and back issues of the society's magazine. New England.
More than 32,000 collection of genealogical records; build your family tree. DNA testing
ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other Historical Records online.
This huge website has more than 2,300 free online collections; some digitized records are only available at FamilySearch Centers (including WCHS).
US Geological Survey
Maps! It doesn't get better than this.
One of the leading websites in providing free genealogy and Native American History.
Diverse site includes radio show, digitized books, and states' vital records.
The world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data; can contribute to data.
BYU Idaho Family History
913,000 matrimonial records from 12 western states.
US arrivals through the port of NY, 1820-1892, more than 11 million entries.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The Genealogical Research System allows you to research Rev War patriot, descendants, and DAR members.
Find A Grave
More than 170 million searchable grave records from 240 different countries.
A world family tree with deep roots--it's free!
MN Historical Society
The best of the best for Minnesota, including the People Records Search.
Got Michigan relatives? Start here.
Statue of Liberty & Ellis Isl.
51 million passengers records of arrivals from Ellis Island from 1892-1957.
WI Historical Society
More than 3 million records.
Libraries & map sites
Allen County Public Library
The nation's second-richest genealogy library. Start with the Surname File to find others also researching.
Atlas of the Historical Genealogy of the United States
The title says it all.
HathiTrust Digital Library
5 billion page archive fully accessible from participating institutions such as a library or university; some free access for all available.
British National Archives
Helps users find records at other online sources in addition to outstanding resources.