Find your ancestors in United States, Early American families indexes

What can these records tell me?

The publications in this collection contain a vast amount of details regarding the early settlers of America and their descendants.

Many of these volumes include records and details from pre-1776. If your ancestors came over before the American Revolution, this collection may help shed light on them including how your ancestors came to America.

Each result will include a transcript and an image of the original source material. Transcripts may include the following details:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Sex
  • Birth year
  • Arrival year
  • Principal’s first name(s)
  • Principal’s last name
  • Relationship
  • Spouse’s first name(s)
  • Spouse’s last name
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Father’s last name
  • Mother’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s last name
  • Event type
  • Event year
  • State

Images often include additional information such as the names and birth dates of children and significant locations in your ancestor’s life. Excerpts from wills are also occasionally included.