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Family Link

A collection of various databases covering all 50 states and many nations is the web site of FamilyLink. There are birth, marriage, naturalization, baptism, death, military and land records.

Some examples of the variety of databases are the following:

For Maryland there are 206,288 records covering Maryland births and christenings from 1650 to 1995. There is the Names in Stone database with nearly 75,000 cemetery inscriptions in Frederick County, Maryland. There are the records from the Methodist Episcopal Church from 1886 to 1895 in Maryland. In St. Mary’s County, Maryland is found the database for Wills in the county from 1662 to 1960. Concerning immigrations, the database for passenger arrivals at the Port of Baltimore from 1792 to 1966 with 3.7 million records is in the collection.

Or a foreign country the example is Italy. There is the database of marriages in Italy from 1809 to 1900. Some 845,369 records covering Italians immigrating to the United States is accessible. From 1866 to 2000 there is the Italian civil birth registrations.

Besides the thousands of online databases with FamilyLink, a researcher can create their own family tree with step-by-step directions.

With the premier membership there is access to digital newspapers going back to the 19th century. There is scanned images of school yearbooks, over 100,000 images of gravestones across the country, digitized family histories, ship manifests and census records from several countries. Approximately 3.6 billion records from more than 12,000 databases. The collection has data from a total of 39 counties around the world.

A basis membership is free and allows the researcher to set up their own family tree. FamilyLink offers a trial membership to examine and check out the vast collection of databases. The fee-based subscription can be on a monthly or annual basis.

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