Getting Started

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy - Basic overview for the beginning genealogist with tips on how to get started. Includes many links to sources even the seasoned genealogist might find useful. FREE.

National Genealogical Society's References for Researching - Tutorials and guidelines to get you started or improve your skills. Includes hints on creating a family tree. FREE, $ for membership.

Genealogy Tips: The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation - Ideas and strategies to help you get off to a solid start, as well as dodge common pitfalls. FREE.


Genealogical Resources

Family Search - actively gathers, preserves and shares genealogical records from around the world. FREE. - extensive genealogical records; tips for starting your genealogy in the Learning Center. $, some FREE.

NYS Historic Newspapers - online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history. FREE.

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New York State Archives - official repository for New York State records; helpful guides for family history research; digital collections. FREE.

Digital Public Library of America - a portal that allows researchers to scan through collections of millions of items, including maps, books and archival materials. FREE.

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Castle Garden - free database contains and makes available eleven million records of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York from 1820 - 1892. FREE.

New York Heritage - research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State; access to hundreds of thousands of items. FREE.


Genealogical Resources - Pomeroy

Pomeroy Connections - one Pomeroy descendant's offering of "internet explorations, conversations and little discoveries" in the quest to discovery the Pomeroy family in America and Great Britain. FREE.

Pomeroy Twig - the Pomeroys in England, ancient and modern. FREE.

History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family (1912-1922) - original family history published by Albert Alonzo Pomeroy; volume 1 contains Parts 1 & 2; volume 2 contains Part 3. Click link on FamilySearch catalog page to view digital version. FREE.


Genealogical Societies

Central New York Genealogical Society - founded in 1961, CNYGS provides information and instruction in genealogy; publishes Tree Talks, a valuable quarterly publication containing abstracts of record from Upstate New York. $, some FREE.

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society - founded in 1869, the authoritative source for research on New York families and families with New York connections; online sources include newspapers, cemetery and religious records transcriptions, digital book and various guides to research in New York. $

American Ancestors - New England Historic Genealogical Society, a non-profit member organization; 17th-century colonial New England through 20th-century immigration research; tips for doing your genealogy in Learning Resources. $, some FREE.

Ohio Genealogical Society -  collecting and preserving Ohio's family history and heritage; membership allows free use of library, access to online databases and membership in lineage societies; links to many sites of interest to Ohio researchers. $, some FREE.

Pomerology - The Pomeroy Family Association International co-ordinates worldwide research into the family history of everyone bearing the surname Pomeroy, Pomroy, Pomery, Pummery, Pumroy, de la Pomerai, Pommeroy, Pummeroy and de Pomeroy. FREE, fee to join society.

Pomeroy Family Association - The Pomeroy Family Association (PFA) co-ordinated worldwide research into the family history of everyone bearing the surname Pomeroy, Pomroy, Pomery, Pummery, Pumroy, de la Pomerai, Pommeroy, Pummeroy and de Pomeroy. This site has not been updated since 2014. FREE.


Genealogy Newsletters and Blogs

Many genealogical societies offer newsletters that you can subscribe to on their websites. Be sure to check when you visit the site. 

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - a free daily e-newsletter with links to news articles of interest to genealogist and family historians. $ premium content, basic content FREE.

The Legal Genealogist - Judy Russell is a genealogist with a law degree whose blog is designed to help family historians understand legal concepts, often out-dated, that can help their research. FREE.

The Genetic Genealogist - Blaine Bettinger is "an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night"; blog discusses the proper use of DNA testing in genealogical research. FREE. 


Preserving your Family Treasures

Preservation FAQs - Library of Congress Preservation Department; topics covered include storing and preserving family heirlooms, antiques, documents on paper, photographs and film. FREE.

Northeast Document Conservation Center - NEDCC provides dozens of FREE leaflets on a variety of preservation topics. Check out Caring for Private and Family Collections.

Storing Family Papers and Photographs - National Archives; easy to follow instructions for photographs, papers, albums and rolled items; what storage materials to use and which to avoid. FREE.

Preserve Your Family Treasures - Minnesota Historical Society; how to preserve your family treasures and stories for future generations. FREE.


US History

USNS Pomeroy - Part of the US Navy's Prepositioning Program, read about the USNS Pomeroy. FREE.

American Archives - Documents of the American Revolutionary period, 1774-1776. FREE.

Making of America - Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction; particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. FREE.

Library of Congress Digital Collections - Access online collections: view maps and photographs; read letters, diaries and newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films. FREE.

Historic Northampton - Focuses on local history and the community of Northampton, MA, ancestral home in America of Eltweed and Medad Pomeroy; search online collections for objects associated with the Pomeroy family. FREE.

Military Service Records, Awards, and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources -  guide to locating military unit histories and individual service records of discharged, retired, and deceased military personnel. FREE.


US History - Pomeroy

The Journals and Papers of Seth Pomeroy, Sometime General in the Colonial Service (1926) - Published by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York; digitized by Google Books. FREE.