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FamilySearch.org - Search records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. The largest collection of free family history records in the world.  Includes ability to add pictures, sources and stories to your online family history records.

Google - Search for your ancestors using this interactive directory of the best free genealogy search engines. Search top world-wide & specialized genealogy databases from one genealogy search site! The Ancestor Search site also has unique custom genealogy search engines found no where else.

FamilySearch Wiki - In the FamilySearch Research Wiki, you can learn how to do general and specific genealogical research or share your knowledge with others. Includes how to research in various countries

Genealogy Links - Over 33000 genealogy links for United States to ships passenger lists, censuses, cemetery transcriptions, geneology, military records.

Riverton Family History Center - After signing in, look under Contents under "Handouts and Guides". You will find Family Tree and Research Quick Start Guides and many instructive Handouts that can be printed.

Social Security Death Index The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with US social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration.
Family History Center Services Portal - Has access to Premium Family History Websites (at library only), Online Film Ordering, My Family Booklet, Online Research Courses, TechTips, Wiki, Help Center

Find A Grave - Cemetery Search. Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.

Youth and Family History - Enjoy the experience of discovering your own family history. Learning opportunities and tools to help you as you get started

Obituary Help - An informative and respected website designed to offer resources for obituaries, funerals and genealogy searches. Newspaper links, Samples of what to say, Family Tree Templates and more.

USGenWeb - Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. Created and maintained by volunteers.  All searches are free.

Utah Death Certificates - Death Certificates for the years 1905-1945. Includes Guides for understanding how people and organizations have interacted with government over time, leaving historical records.

Rootsweb.com - Finding our roots together. The hundreds of gigabytes of data on RootsWeb.com are a by-product of millions of online genealogists sharing research.

Find Counties & States - This site is titled National Assoc. of Counties. Find county, places and quick facts pertaining to locations of your family.

Ancestry.com - (This is a subscription site that is free at the Mesa AZ FamilySearch Library) There are 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees. The world’s largest online family history resource.

Census Finder - Many censuses are recorded or transcribed online.  With a bit of patience, you will find thousands of census links to free censuses, indexes and images

Ellis Island - (Stephen Morris)  Search for records from Ellis Island, Castle Garden & other ports of immigration into the United States

Family History Archives - Collection of more than 100,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications of some of the most important family history libraries in the world.

National Archives - The National Archives is the guardian of the nation's most important and treasured documents, the Charters of Freedom, The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Explore our nation's history through many historical records

Wikipedia Encylopedia - Find county maps, histories and other links to guide you in your search for your family.

Death Indexes - This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. There is also some references to Obituaries.

Wikipedia - List of most common Surnames by Region and Country.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel - 1847-1868    The most complete list of individuals and companies in which Mormon pioneer emigrants traveled west to Utah.  It is an incomplete listing because not all of the company rosters have been found.  It also indentifies sources to learn more about experiences of each company.

LDS Church Periodical Index - Index containing authors, titles, subjects and abstracts from periodicals published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also includes other journals and magazines from 1976 to the present.

Mormon Migration - Search passenger lists and voyages.  This site offers the inspiring first person accounts of over a 1,000 international converts from 1840-1890. The autobiographies, journals, diaries, reminiscences and letters link over 500 known LDS immigrant voyages and they provide a composite history of those who crossed the Atlantic and Pacific, traveling by land and water.