US Sources


Access Genealogy

Access Genealogy has been providing free genealogy records since 1999. It remains one of the oldest and largest private repositories of US based genealogy records. has added over 900,000 Texas and North Dakota cemetery and vital records. Access is by subscription after 7 day free trial.

California Birth Record Index has released a massive new index collection of California births. The collection contains reference to some 24.6 million birth records from 1905 to 1995. This is not a complete birth record, but an index to birth records created by the California Department of Health Services. The index contains the following: name, date of birth, place of birth, sex and mother’s surname. The index can be searched by first and last name. Access is free.

California Electoral Registers has added a rare collection of electoral rolls (voting registers) for the state of California. This searchable collection has some 1 million records of eligible voters. These lists were created every other year for most California counties. The records span the time period from 1866 to 1910 (it varies somewhat by county). To get the most out of the collection please read article posted on February 4 - "Searching Electoral Rolls for Ancestors"

Distant Cousin

DistantCousin is an online archive of genealogy records and scanned images of historical documents from a wide variety of sources, such as newspaper obituaries, city directories, census records, ship lists, school yearbooks, military records, and more. In all there are more than 10 million genealogy records from over 4,200 sources online. There are no fees or memberships required to use the records at DistantCousin. This is a free genealogy library bringing new resources online regularly