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The following websites are of interest to family historians:

Family History Library: The largest genealogical database in the world, maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Includes a directory of the LDS regional genealogical centers which can be visited.

Roots Web is a large site with many resources including census information and US Gen Web.

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania: An important alternate Philadelphia destination for family historians.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Home to many significant sources for family historians:

Library of Congress, Genealogy Department: Key finding aid and database indexes for genealogists.

National Archives and Records Administration, Genealogy Page: Tips, guides, practical information for using federal records (census, military, passenger lists) as well as indexes.

New York Public Library (NYPL), Genealogical Research:

New England Historic Genealogical Society: The oldest genealogical society and library in the United States, this site includes a newsletter and database.

Newberry Library: Useful guides on ethnic groups and state and local history.

Cyndi's List is a site that lists important resources to help amateur genealogists get started: