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Genealogy

Heritage Quest Online
Local history sources, monographs, official records, serials citations, coverage from 1700 onwards
http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hgoweb/library/do/login/
barcode?aid=13365
 
Sunday Independent
Wilkes-Barre Sunday Independent newspaper from 1913 through 1924. This newspaper is historically significant to the region, state and nation in many ways since this area became the center of the anthracite industry and contains a vast amount of information on the coal mining industry, including mining accidents
http://www.accesspadigital.org/posfl/posfl.htm
 
PA Newspapers
 Citizen's Voice:                        Online Access   9/11/05-present
    Sunday Independent:          Online Access   1913-1946                               
    Times Leader:                      Online Access   1992-present
 
Luzerne County Genealogy Trails
Currently provides a local obituary Index from 1930 to mid-1936. Local historical data made available online for free through the efforts of dedicated volunteers.
www.genealogytrails.com/penn/luzerne
 
ALMANACS --NEW LINK--
Wilkes-Barre Record Almanacs, 1885-1960s, transcribed by volunteers.
 
Access Genealogy
A free genealogy resource.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/
 
Ancestry
Provides access to historical records and family trees
http://www.ancestry.com/
 
Cemeteries and Cemetery Records
Library of burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the world
http://www.interment.net/
 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Family Search
Free collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records.
http://www.familysearch.org/
 
The Courthouse Gang of Luzerne Co., PA
Interactive group based in Luzerne county dedicated to help find ancestral heritage in the Wyoming Valley
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Courthouse_Gang/
 
Cyndi's List
Provides access to the Genealogy Sites on the Internet
http://www.cyndislist.com/pa.htm
 
Ellis Island
Ellis Island/Port of New York records of passengers
http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
 
FamilySearch
Search millions of indexed records for your ancestors
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0
 
Family Tree Maker
U.S Census Collection, International and Passenger Records
http://www.genealogy.com/index_n.html
 
Genealogic Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to find your ancestors
http://www.grsnp.org/
 
Helm's Genealogy toolbox
Collection of tools to assist genealogy research
http://www.genealogytoolbox.com/
 
How to Research the 1930 Census Microfilm
Information about
where to view, rent, or buy the microfilm containing the original records
http://1930census.archives.gov/beginSearch.asp
 
Linkpendium
Collection of genealogy related websites
http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/PA/Luzerne/
 
Lower Luzerne County
Historical and educational material from the Southern and neighboring areas of Luzerne County
http://www.lowerluzernecounty.com/
 
Luzerne County Cemeteries
http://www.interment.net/ua/pa/luzerne.htm
 
Luzerne County Historical Society
It records and interprets the history, traditions, events, people and cultures that have directed and molded life within the region.
http://www.luzernecountyhistory.com/
 
Northeast Pennsylvnia Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~panepgs/
 
Pennsylvania Birth and Death Certificate
http://www.rootsweb.com/~panepgs/
 
PA GenWeb Pennsylvania
Clickable maps to county websites, images, resource link, determine what county city is in.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~pagenweb/
 
PA State Archives
Card Files for PA National Guard Veteran's 1867-1921, Civil Veteran's , Revolutionary War Military, WWI service medal application, Spanish American War, Mexican Border Campaign, Milita Officers' Index cards
http://www.osterhout.lib.pa.us/genealogy.htm
 
Roots Web.com
http://www.rootsweb.com/
 
The ShipList
Immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa
http://www.theshiplist.com/
 
United States Genealogy Sleuth
Collection of Genealogy Websites http://www.progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm
 
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