Special Links

As best we could we have divided this page into sections to help you 
sort out the types of resources we have added here.  You will want to
look over the entire list to be sure you find the links that will be
helpful to you.


      Family tree forms and program


Gravestone cleaning and/or raising company Located in Chilton, Wisconsin Today's Herald Times Reporter online
Manitowoc Co. Visitor's Information Bureau online Lodging info for Man. Co.
Search Land Records Seachable Database including pictures of the actual signed documents
Wisconsin State Historical Society Put Manitowoc in the search engine then click on what interests you. A page will come up that tells where those records are kept.


Search Land Records Seachable Database including pictures of the actual signed documents
Online History Stories Wisconsin Historical Society has local history stories from newspaper clippings online
Wisconsin Historical Society The main page of the Wisconsin Historical Society with links to what they have online.
Wisconsin Pioneer Experience
Belgian-American Research Collection
Family Search Organization
Adoption Record Information:

To Help Obtain Adoption Records More Information on Obtaining Adoption Records Fee Schedules


New York City site A helpful site to get you started in genealogy, sent in by a group of children in Colorado DirectoryGenealogy.com Genealogy directory, provide genus information and resources. USGenWeb Project
USGenWeb Archives
Archives Global Search
Resources Boards for all States
1870 Michigan Census Online Searchable Index and Images.
Search Land Records Seachable Database including pictures of the actual signed documents
A searchable IL Statewide Death Index, 1916 - 1950
The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, from April 1636 to October 1776" It's free to see. You'll need Adobe Acrobat in order to read it.
Illinois State Marriage Index 1763-1900

Biographies of Ship Captains from the Great Lakes Ports


Ontario Birth Registrations
Transcriptions of Ontario Birth Registrations covering the period 1869 to 1905, most Ontario counties and districts. Daily postings are highlighted at the top of this page. Civil registration began in Ontario on July 1, 1869, the early births were not always registered. Prior to 1869 you would need to check church records. Check the Archives of Ontario website for more on parish registers. Ellis Island Millions of Ellis Island records will be going online here.
French-Canadian Gen. Books
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild Norwegian Immigrant ships">
Hamburg Passenger List - 1872
FreeBMD Details of over 10 million English and Welsh births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1900 are now available for free on the Internet
Federation of East European Family History Societies Has a variety of databases. Translations Here is a link to a German-English online translation page St. Catherines Transcriptions Post-1837 birth, marriage and death records in England and Wales Nice site with lots of information "If you have ancestors from Valdres, Norway, it's possible to go back many generations from the Valdres immigrants to Manitowoc back in Norway.
Skien Genealogical site I received this from Norway from Jan Christensen. "The Gjerpen Cemetery is online here in Norway. My genealogical society has started a project of transcribing all the cemeteries in the district and we have come quite far with this work, so you'll find it all here on my web-page Michael Kurz This came from Austria, from Michael Kurz. "I'm writing my master thesis about the emigration from Salzkammergut to the U.S. in the 19th century, and am tracing emigrants from my home region. Between 1851 and 1880, about 400 people emigrated. I have information on some of these families I would like to share. Some of the surnames are: Pilz, Reisenauer, Reisenbichler, Spiegel, and Hofer. Please contact me him for more information. A Database of all the Norwegians in the 1880 census

Articles to help you understand Norwegian research

A list of most of the people who left by ship from Hamburg in 1872

This gentleman has links to help you with research in Germany

Atlas des Deutschen Reichs [Atlas of the German Empire] by Ludwig Ravenstein (Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, 1883), put on by the University of Wisconsin.

A database of Prussian place names Including both German and Polish place names.

Norwegian Databases This looks like a great site with a lot of databases. Some instructions in English some in Norwegian. Most of the site is in Norwegian. Worth a try.


Searchable Civil War rosters for Wisconsin
Manitowoc County Civil War Roundtable A new site just starting up.
The Civil War Lady She does lookups on many states rosters. Lists The government has put the casualties from the Korean war and the Vietnam war online, listed by state then by county Patriot Lookup Service The DAR will search their database of proven Revolutionary patriots free of charge. Andersonville Prison site He will do lookups and take pictures. Some services have a fee involved. He also has links to a database put on by the Macon County Chamber of Commerce. World War II Database Click on "War Dead" then "World War II" then "listing of WWII database" click on "UNIT" then enter the unit if you have it. You also can search by name at this site.


Wisconsin Great Lakes Shipwrecks There is a link to a database listing newspaper articles about the shipwrecks that can be ordered through an interlibrary loan.
Great Lakes Ship Files - formerly the Runge Collection A searchable database with records that can be ordered for a fee.
Maritime Wisconsin Newspaper Database


Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet Great Resource!
Genealogy Portal A lot of great references about genealogy for your genealogy research
Church Addresses A site that lists church addresses around the US and Canada.
LDS Online
The LDS is putting genealogy information online. It's a must visit.
Downward Bound
Help finding your ancestors of Great Lakes shipping
Past Connections
A site dedicated to finding family memoribilia
Census lookups by state done for free
Site for free lookups of all kinds
Cemeteries around the World A link to cemeteries online all over the net.
Links to US Libraries
Map Resource
Geographic Nameserver If you don't know where the town your looking for is, try this site and you should be able to find it. Satellite maps This is a link to a zoomable satellite map which covers most of the United States and Europe. You can even see the houses and roads, etc. For those of you who want to see what the area looked like that your ancestors lived in, it's worth a visit. It has a search engine to input the name of the town, etc. Lotsa Maps The 1895 United States Atlas is online. If you're having trouble finding a town or county, check this out. *********** Modern Woodmen of America life insurance records are available to help verify information and can help you continue in the right direction on your family research. Now, you can contact the MWA corporate librarian to check death benefit claim records 1884 - 1946 via e-mail: Include your ancestor's name, date of death and place of residence if known, as well as your full contact information. Death benefit claim records are a secondary source and typically provide the following: Name of Insured, Date of Certificate, MWA Camp Number and Location Date of Death, Cause of Death, Occupation. Requests for information for deaths after 1946 may or may not be released, and will be reviewed to protect confidentiality of the living family members. Requests are answered in the order they are received and there is no fee for this service. ***********