Websites, history handouts, records, & more




  • A list of free or partially free websites and what type of documents subscription sites will provide, for example a transcription of the document, but not the actual document for which you will have to pay elsewhere.

  • Websites about conserving photographs and how to take photos of grave sites

  • Immigration, port, and passenger lists

  • Websites for specific countries & continents like England, Germany, Spain, North, South & Latin America

  • Understanding DNA results, for example Autosomal, Y Chromosome, Mitochondrial, and Haplogroup types.

Research Center


The Menlo Park Family History Center provides a dedicated space to do the work you have been wanting to do on your family tree. Their site has a wealth of information on their Resources web page

Set aside an hour or so, free from other distractions, to do research, get expert assistance and make progress.

If you'd like, you can coordinate your visit with the hours that specific country experts are working. You can even make an appointment and automatically add it to your calendar. Call (650) 325-9711 to set up an appointment.

They are open every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am to 9:30pm, and Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Handouts & History



Inge puts a lot of time into compiling handouts that will make your research much easier and faster to do.

The following  is a include the following:

  • A comprehensive list of what information is available in the MP Family History Center like what books are available at the center.

  • What sources are fraudulent

  • A list of history books that are fun to read, but accurate resources.

  • More that 80,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications available online.

  • International newspaper collections

  • Keeping genealogical data in charts, key to understanding handwriting & old style abbreviations.

  • Vital records and censuses

  • Much, much more