News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 27, 2013

GENEALOGY: This list of online databases free to anyone

Tamie Dehler
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — This week is a listing of online databases that are absolutely free to anyone with a computer:

• Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office. Land records going back to 1810 in public land states: www.glorecords.blm.


• Castle Garden, America’s first immigration center. Lists early immigrants to the port of New York, 1820-1913:

• Chronicling America–Historic American Newspapers. Search through American newspapers at the Library of Congress, 1826-1922:

• Civil War Soldier and Sailor Database. Information on Union and Confederate soldiers and sailors:

• DAR Genealogical Research System. Caution, I have found errors here:

• Every Name Index. Although far from complete, this site’s goal is to post every name indexed for each county in the united States. Indiana and Illinois are well represented:

• Find a Grave. Search through 92 million grave records:

• Free UKGEN. Featuring the civil registrations of vital records for England and Wales, the British censuses (1841-1891), and baptisms, marriages and burials from parish registers:

• Illinois State Archives Databases. Search through the many Illinois databases online, vital records, land and much more:


• Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Information to help you search for passenger lists and ships:

• Indentured Servants’ Registers. London, Middlesex and Bristol Registers:

• Indiana State Digital Archives:

• Indiana State Library Databases:

• Ireland’s National Archives. This site is just getting started:

• Kentucky Death Records, 1911-2000:

n Kentucky Land Office. Search for land patents, bounty lands, surveys, certificates of settlement and many other early land records:

• Library of Virginia. Search the Virginia land records and more:

• Maryland State Archives. Search Maryland land records and much more:

• Michigan death records, 1867-1897:

• National WWII Memorial. Search for military personnel buried overseas, memorialized as MIA, and listed on killed in service rosters:

• National Archives and Records Administration online databases:

• War of 1812 Discharge Certificates. This is on the NARA website: