European Resources

European -- General Sources
Historical City Directories
Search business and address directories primarily from Central and Eastern Europe. Also includes yizkor books and Russian and Polish military documents.

Foundation for East European Family History Studies
Excellent collection of resources for Eastern Europe--their collection spans from Switzerland to Russia, from Greece and Armenia to Scandinavia. Also includes information on specific ethnic and religious groups.

Discover how to research your Jewish ancestry and learn about Jewish settlements in Europe and elsewhere. Site includes databases of vital records, Yizkor books, and much more.

Digitized church records from Germany, Austria, Poland, and Serbia.

Explore heritage/lineage books pulled from church, court, and land records from Germany and Eastern Europe. Includes some Jewish resources.

Print Resources at the Glenview Public Library

State Archives of Belgium
Learn how to search for records in Belgium and search their online records for civil status and church registers.

Czech Republic
National Archives of the Czech Republic. Find Jewish registers for Bohemia, Silesia, and Moravia.

Search for digital materials from the State Regional Archives of Trebon. Includes maps, books, censuses, parish registers, and a gazetteer.

Danish National Archives
Learn how to get started and search the archives for parish registers, census lists, probate records, and emigration lists.

HisKi Project
From the Genealogical Society of Finland. Searchable index of births, marriages, and deaths found in historical parish books.

French site that allows users to upload and search family trees, archival records, and indexes. Has records from around the world but its primary focus is France.

GenWeb Map of Departement Archives
Map showing which departements have their archives online. Click on the map or the name of the departement to access it's websites.

Bremen Passenger Lists, 1920-1939
Searchable database of emigrants debarking from Bremen.

Emigration from Southwest Germany
Emigration records for Baden, Wurttemburg, and Hohenzollern.

German Genealogy Group
Collection of emigration records as well as documents for German immigrants in New York.

Gazetteer database of locations in: Eastprussia, including Memel, Westprussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia.

Oldenburg Family History Society
Searchable database of emigrants from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. Includes family groups and ancestor trees.

Schleswig-Holstein Genealogy Work Group
Includes lists of emigrants and transcribed census records for Schleswig-Holstein.

State Archives of Baden-Wurttemburg
Database of civil registry books (birth, marriage, and death). Also includes parish and Jewish records.

Greek State Archives
Search the archives and access digital collections.

Genealogy Department of the Foundation of the Hellenic World
Information, databases and oral histories from Greece and Greek refugees from the Ottoman Empire.

Ancestor Search from Irish Times
A history of Irish surnames with interactive maps and resources.

From Ireland
A compilation of free Irish resources available online.

Irish Genealogy
Contains searchable census, church, and civil registration records particularly for Dublin, and Carlow, Cork, and Kerry counties.

National Archives of Ireland 
Digitized archives include: census records, tithe applotment books (essential for pre-famine research), and soldier's wills.

Roots Chat 
Irish resources and a help forum for research questions.

Roots Ireland
Database of the Irish Family History Foundation. A great resource but you must be a member to search their records.

Ancestors Archives for Genealogical Research
Website from the Italian National Archives with searchable digital collections and information on Italian research.

Italian Surnames to America, 1850-1930
Searchable index of Italian surnames from passenger lists.

Search for Lithuanian cultural documents including Roman Catholic Church parish registers from the 15th to early 20th century.

Lithuanian State Historical Archives
Information on the genealogical sources available at the Archives. Includes links to online sources.

Digital Genealogy Collection of Central Macedonia
Genealogies of refugees in Macedonia from Greece and Asia Minor.

Search for records from Dutch archives. Build and share your family tree with the community.
Ancestors From Norway
Provides information on how to get started with Norwegian research and includes an excellent collection of online sources and databases.

Digital Arkivet
Search databases or browse images from the National Archives of Norway.

The Genealogy Society of Norway can help you find records and begin your research.

Digitized parish records from Eastern Poland and Ukraine.

Transcriptions and indexes of vital records from the Polish National Archives.

Finding Polish Parishes
A helpful guide for locating parish addresses in Poland.

Digitized vital records from the archives of northern Poland including the provinces of: Kujawsko- Pomorski, Pomorski, Warminsko-Mazurskie, and Wielkopolskie.

Searchable index of birth, marriage, and death records.

Gazetteer database of locations in: Eastprussia, including Memel, Westprussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia.

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
An index of birth, marriage, and death records from across Poland.

Lubelskie Korzenie
A database of Lublin parish records.

PolishOrigins Forums
Discover websites, find translations, and ask other Polish researchers for research help.

Pomeranian Genealogical Association
Transcriptions of christenings, marriages, and deaths from Pomerania.

Poznan Project
Database of 19th century marriage records from Greater Poland (the Prussian province of Poznan).

Rzeszów Vital Records
Searchable index of vital records.

State Archives of Poland
Search the databases of the state archives. Also search here for a specific town's parish registers in the archives.

Collects and updates links to digitized parish books and government records found online.

Free database of church registers for birth, marriage, and death records.

Digitized parish records from Eastern Poland and Ukraine.

United Kingdom
Comprises three searchable databases: FreeBMD: Civil Registers; FreeREG: Parish Registers; FreeCEN: Census Records

Online gazetteer, parish maps, and many useful links for UK research.

The UK's largest family history forum.

Scotland's People
Databases of census records, wills, church, and civil records.