Research portals are specially designed websites, bringing together information from many places in one search interface. Research portals created by librarians and archivists benefit genealogists and are often free.
Venture beyond Ancestry, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage, and other walled garden sites. A whole wide world of genealogy resources await the family historian who knows where to find research portals.
Discover new resources for your brick-wall ancestors with Essential Portals for Genealogy Research.
Use the direct links in this e-book to find portals for archives, book and digital libraries, maps, newspapers, and more. Then discover ways to find new portals for your U.S. and international research.
These resources span the globe, including countries/languages to advance your international research. Learn ways to find the best portals in the United States and worldwide. Then discover search strategies to help you get the most out of the new resources you’ve found.
What Can Essential Portals for Genealogy Research Do For You?
Find items from archives, libraries, museums, and universities
Use one search interface for many collections
Access digital primary and secondary sources
Explore resources around the world
Locate physical collections
Essential Portals for Genealogy Research is a 46-page full-color PDF download with three sections:
What are Research Portals?
Finding Portals for Genealogy Research
Links to Essential Portals by Type
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