At WorldVitalRecords.com, we are often asked, “What content do you have that I can’t get anywhere else?”
This is obviously an important question, as there are several subscription genealogy database sites available. In this article, we’ll detail some of our unique content.
Through our exclusive relationships in the family history community we are able to provide more than150 databases and 200 million records that are unique to our search engine, and this number continues to grow!
Here is a list of some of the unique content at WorldVitalRecords.com, with a short description of each database.
American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI) will be exclusively available at WorldVitalRecords.com beginning next month! The AGBI is a 226-volume, every name index of hundreds of genealogies, including unindexed and partially indexed genealogies. The AGBI also indexes the “Boston Transcript” genealogical column that appeared from 1896 to 1941, the 1790 census, parts of the Pennsylvania Archives, and various vital, church, and military records. About 300 large libraries, in addition to the Godfrey Library, have print copies. The American Genealogical Biographical Index is an invaluable first step in any genealogical search.
Family Tree DNA: The Family Tree DNA database contains 222,723 records–141,774 males and 80,949 females, with records being added every day. As of December 10, there are 85,492 unique surnames. The list is growing rapidly in the United States and because of more rare surnames in Poland, Finland, and throughout Europe.
Social Security Death Index: Historical Events and GeoMapping: This feature, unique to WorldVitalRecords.com, pairs a subject’s information from the Social Security Death Index and other databases to events in history, as well as to Google and Microsoft satellite mapping technology. This is another fascinating way to add texture and background to research.
SmallTownPapers®: With current agreements, including those with SmallTownPapers, NewspaperARCHIVE, and The International Collection, we have the most diverse collection of newspapers on the Web. SmallTownPapers is a database of more than 300 newspapers, with data beginning as early as 1865 from some samples. It is an invaluable source of information on both individuals and regions, and provides necessary background texture to research.
Ellis Island Passenger Arrival Records: Ellis Island was arguably the most important port for immigrants to the United States for the thirty years around the turn of the previous century. This collection contains details for more than 24 million passengers and crew who arrived through the Port of New York at Ellis Island between January 1, 1892 and December 31, 1924. This index is provided in cooperation with FamilySearch and The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and contains passenger name, residence, year of arrival, and age on arrival.
WebTree Index: This is an index of more than 12.5 million family names submitted to the WebTree website. Growing at a fantastic rate, WebTree is a valuable tool both for displaying research and for collecting information to add to your tree.
Scottish Deaths: The Scottish Death Records on WorldVitalRecords.com were extracted from parish records of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Specific parishes include Cockpen, Midlothian; Cranston; Crichton; Dalkeith; Dunfermline, Fife; Edinburgh; Fala; Gladsmuir; Heriot; Humbie; Newbattle; Pencaitland, Midlothian; Prestonpans, East Lothian; Salton; Shotts; Tranent, East Lothian. Record information may contain family relatives, occupation, residence, cause of death, the modern name for cause of death, the individual’s parish, county, and estimated date of birth.
Genealogical Helper (1946-2001): Everton’s Genealogical Helper is a venerable trade magazine in the genealogical industry emphasizing genealogical content, continuing education, and research resources, for both professional and amateur family history researchers.
Everton Publishers Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets: Originally called Everton’s Root Cellar, this database now contains more than 3.5 million names in more than 150,000 pedigree charts and family group sheets.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild: More than 9,000 ship lists. As indexed in our global search, this is the most useable and unique version of this data in the industry.
Nauvoo Land Records: This database is a collection of abstracts of property transactions in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, and its surrounding communities for the years 1839-1859.
Australia and New Zealand Records: Almost 20 million searchable names from every state in Australia and New Zealand.
German and Hungarian Land Census records from 19th Century: About 25 counties have been extracted, with a total of more than 1.5 million names.
Take advantage of our special holiday offer and gain access to all of these unique databases, and much, much, more! Purchase the World Collection for only 99.40 ($20 savings). The US Collection has also been discounted to $34.95 ($5 savings)!