Research Help

Family research sites containing our surname:

bullet  Wilpolt Family –

bullet Over 70,000 people are listed this database, most all related to the families that settled in and around the Fox River Valley area around Kaukauna Wisconsin
bullet Gottesman –

bullet The Gottesman Surname Project There is a separate DNA Surname Project for the Gottesman family

Other sites of interest:      

bullet American Immigration History Center

bullet Search Passenger Arrival Records To Ellis Island
bullet Genealogy Research

bullet Search For Your Ancestors – (Requires Membership)
bullet Beginners Guide to Genealogy

bullet If you can’t even spell the word g-e-n-e-a-l-o-g-y, this is the place for you to start. Everyone has ancestors, and if you’re wondering who yours are, it’s time to get involved in family history and genealogy research. Site also sells a book for beginners.
bullet Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites

bullet Search Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (Great Site!)
bullet Family Chronicle For Beginners

bullet Halvor Moorshead presents a step-by-step guide for beginners. (Sells Family Chronicle Newletter)
bullet Family Tree – DNA




37007 unique surnames


54941 Y-DNA records in the database


15893 distinct 12-marker haplotypes


18985 distinct 25-marker haplotypes


17861 mtDNA records in the database

bullet Family Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site

bullet Family Tree Maker sells software for building, customizing, searching and sharing your family history. Family Tree Maker will automatically search the largest online collection of family history information – – for your ancestors.

bullet Choose From 3 Memberships (Gold, Deluxe, or Basic) to Help Discover Your Family Story.
bullet Latter-day Saints

bullet The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visit the FamilySearch™ Web Site the official family history (genealogy) site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This site helps you find your ancestors by searching through the online database and collaborating with others.
bullet Minnesota Historical Society

bullet Search their family history databases or learn about some historically significant Minnesotans.
bullet The Minnesota Historical Society has posted on its website the index to all the death certificates of those who died in MN from the years 1900-1999 and the birth certificates from 1900-1911. They plan to add more birth certificates later. They also have an index of those who have served in the military.
bullet National Archives and Records Administration

bullet The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is the online catalog of NARA’s nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries.
bullet National Genealogical Society


A non-profit organization, the National Genealogical Society is a dynamic and growing membership of individuals and other groups from all over the country—and the world—that share a common love of the field of genealogy. Whether you’re a beginner, a professional or somewhere in between, NGS can assist you in your research into the past! (sells a newsletter)

bullet National Geographic’s – The Genographic Project

bullet A Landmark Study of the Human Journey (amazing)
bullet National Grave-site Locator

bullet Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.
bullet Penny Postcard Archives

bullet Penny Postcard Pictures From Every State Will Certainly Stir Memories For Everyone
bullet Search For Your Favorite Relatives

bullet Check the Internet Movie Database  for a list of actors, writers, and directors.
bullet Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation

bullet Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation is a non-profit foundation that is creating the world’s leading collection of DNA results and corresponding genealogies. We are making the collection available on-line to the public to help in finding new family connections and extending one’s genealogy. SMGF is not affiliated with any other commercial organizations, religious institutions, or other DNA testing projects.
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bullet Copy & Paste Text To Translate Any Language
bullet The USGenWeb Archives

bullet (Very Good) The archives provide you with free access to files donated by other researchers, such as yourself. Search USGenWeb Archives (Archives Search Engine) The Search Engine will help you to sort through the Archives for the Surnames you are interested in. At this time it only searches the Archive Files and may not have all the files at any given time since new files are included once a month or so to the Search Engine and they receive files and upload them all the time. (very good)