Winchester Library provides genealogy resources such as books, periodicals, and microfilm. There are also online databases and internet sites to assist with family history research. Staff is available by appointment to assist in this research.
There are several documents available at the library desk written by former director Raymond Riley pertaining to local history. Please come in and ask.
- Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management has original land patents which can be searched online by state and name. You can view or order a copy of a patent online.
- Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites
The largest and best known list of Genealogy websites.
- Ellis Island Records
Search for names of passengers who arrived at Ellis Island and the port of New York from 1892-1924.
- Family Search
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint’s online research website. Their three big resources – International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File and Family History Library Catalog are all available here.
- Genealogical Research at the National Archives
Genealogists are the most numerous users of the Washington, DC, research rooms, and 13 regional records service facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
- Rootsweb Genealogical Cooperative
The Rootsweb Genealogical Cooperative is home to an extensive number of email lists relating to Genealogy. There are also numerous user contributed records.
- USGenweb Project
An outstanding volunteer effort to provide information on all the states and counties in the US. The sites vary but at a minimum have query pages and volunteer lookups. Also worth a visit is the USGenWeb Project Archives.
- Where to Write for Vital Records
A Web publication that gives guidance about where to write for vital records in the United States. This site information is arranged by state and offers guidance to insure an accurate response to requests.