Research Help

Family research sites containing our surname:

bullet Wilpolt Family –

bulletOver 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
bulletGottesman –

bulletThe Gottesman Surname Project There is a separate DNA Surname Project for the Gottesman family

Other sites of interest:      

bulletAmerican Immigration History Center

bulletSearch Passenger Arrival Records To Ellis Island Genealogy Research

bulletSearch For Your Ancestors – (Requires Membership)
bulletBeginners Guide to Genealogy

bulletIf 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.
bulletCyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites

bulletSearch Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (Great Site!)
bulletFamily Chronicle For Beginners

bulletHalvor Moorshead presents a step-by-step guide for beginners. (Sells Family Chronicle Newletter)
bulletFamily 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

bulletFamily Tree Maker’s Genealogy Site

bulletFamily 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. 

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

bulletThe 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.
bulletMinnesota Historical Society

bulletSearch their family history databases or learn about some historically significant Minnesotans.
bulletThe 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.
bulletNational Archives and Records Administration

bulletThe Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is the online catalog of NARA’s nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries.
bulletNational 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)

bulletNational Geographic’s – The Genographic Project

bulletA Landmark Study of the Human Journey (amazing)
bulletNational Grave-site Locator

bulletSearch 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.
bulletPenny Postcard Archives

bulletPenny Postcard Pictures From Every State Will Certainly Stir Memories For Everyone
bulletSearch For Your Favorite Relatives

bulletCheck the Internet Movie Database  for a list of actors, writers, and directors.
bulletSorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation

bulletSorenson 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.
bulletTranslate any Language

bulletCopy & Paste Text To Translate Any Language
bulletThe 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)