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Las Vegas FamilySearch Library

509 South 9th Street, Las Vegas, Nevada
702-382-9695 nv_lasvegas@ldsmail.net


  • Mon & Fri:: 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m
  • Tue-Thu: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sat 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact Information
Group Visits
Holiday Closures
Library Resources
Local Resources

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Website Links



FamilySearch Wiki - wiki.familysearch.org https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Main_Page
BYU family history http://lib.byu.edu/sites/familyhistory Click on the Alphabetical list-find the area your ancestors are from and see what is available.  Left column-towards bottom Print Forms & Research Helps; PDFs ie.-pedigree charts & family group sheets.  Also Research Outlines for areas throughout the US and world in PDF format (need acrobat reader-free)
USGenweb.org http://usgenweb.org/ Select state and then county to see the records available-all done by volunteers
WorldGenWeb.org http://www.worldgenweb.org/ Same as above, but worldwide
UK & Ireland http://www.genuki.org.uk/
FamilySearch Library catalog  https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog - Can search by Place, Surname, Keyword, Title, Film/Microfiche, Author, Subject and Call Number Searches
Genteach.com http://members.cox.net/genteach/ quick links to many genealogy websites
Germanroots.com (US research also) use to be ~wee monster http://www.germanroots.com/
Maps http://www.n2genealogy.com/ at left: Atlas & Maps scroll to fine State & County Maps-click, Select state, scroll to find the year and see how the counties were formed over the years.
State libraries http://www.publiclibraries.com/state_library.htm
State archives websites http://www.statearchivists.org/states.htm
State & local genealogical & historical societies http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/


New.familysearch.org- includes church records, Pedigree Resource File, Ancestral File, Temple work, and IGI https://new.familysearch.org/en/action/unsec/welcome

Start at FamilySearch.org  https://familysearch.org/ Historical records.  Scroll down and click on region or All Records Collections.  Use left side to filter types of records, time periods and places.  

SSDI  FamilySearch.org-Click All Record Collections and type in search box Social Security to bring up-SSDI (to find those who died since 1967-some earlier records can be found)

Heritage Quest-Clark County Library http://lvccld.org Rest cursor over Find Information and click on drop down-Databases A-Z. On page click F-H and last HeritageQuest -will need a library card and pin # to access at home.  Only indexed by heads of household.

Census Finder  http://www.censusfinder.com/index.htm  to help find free online census for federal and state

City Directories  http://uscitydirectories.com/

Cemetery Records Online http://interment.net  VA Cemeteries  http://www.cem.va.gov/  

Death Indexes http://www.deathindexes.com

Find A Grave  http://www.findagrave.com

Find County  with city/state information  http://www.getzips.com/city.htm  or http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cig-bin/townco.cgi  type in town/city name and state to find present county.

GEDCOM Index  http://www.gedcomindex.com/  to search GEDCOM files for your surname

Immigration  http://www.ellisisland.org/  and  http://www.castlegarden.org/  and http://immigrants.byu.edu/  which contains 60,000 names from the British Isles, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Italy

Obituary Search http://www.obitlinkspage.com

OneStep Find Steve Moorse  http://www.stevemorse.org/

Rootsweb http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Rootsweb Free Pages http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/directory/

Sleuth US http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm

Sleuth World http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthi.htm

SURNAME Search http://searchforancestors.com/quicksearch & http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ & http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/ http://www.surnamesearchutility.com/

Temple http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/codes/

ROAGK http://raogk.com/

Where to order vital records  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

World Bride  http://www.brideindex.info/

World Connect http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi global search

Using Google

Genealogy Searcher: http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.html
Genealogy Searcher 2: http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/booksearcher.html
Search Google for your family tree: http://www.genealogy-search-help.com/index.html
Google Translate  http://translate.google.com/#
Dictionary Translater  http://translate.reference.com/


Getting Started 4 Lessons with downloadable handouts https://www.familysearch.org/learn/getting_started
Research courses: FamilySearch.org-Click on Learn, scroll down and click on Research Courses. https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html
Midwest Genealogy Center Online Presentations. http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy/online-presentations
Learn web skills with demos, practice and practical links http://www.learnwebskills.com/family/intro.html
Learning center @ Ancestry http://learn.ancestry.com/home/hmlnd.aspx
Learning to use Footnote now called Fold3.com http://www.fold3.com/page/1176_footnote_search_tips/
Clark County National Genealogy Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nvccngs/