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This list includes suggestions of sites where you might found county-specific information to use on your pages, as well as general links you might wish to include as further research resources.



African American[edit | edit source]

AfriGeneas – African American Genealogy http://www.afrigeneas.com/ USGenWeb African American Griots Project http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/


Biographies[edit | edit source]

Pull from your own list and google the name of any leaders/prominent families along with the word biography.


Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcription Project-USGenWeb http://www.usgwtombstones.org/index.html

Interment http://www.internment.net (by county) Find-A-Grave http://www.findagrave.com/


Census[edit | edit source]

List any transcriptions available, including those at paid sites, but indicate that it requires a paid subscription i.e. 1930 Smith County Census - Ancestry.com (paid subscrption required)


Churches[edit | edit source]

USGenWeb Church Records Project http://usgwarchives.net/church/

Family History Library Catalog

Search at Church Directory of the United States (http://www.churchangel.com/)

Search at Net Ministries (http://netministries.org/ch_srch.htm)

Search at USA Church (http://www.usachurch.com/)

Yellowbook (www.yellowbook.com)


Directories[edit | edit source]

Search US City Directories (http://www.uscitydirectories.com/)

Search at Distant Cousins (http://distantcousin.com/directories/) Have actual directories scanned for many states)


Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Search Amazon for your county's name (www.amazon.com)

Search University library catalogs

Search NNDB for state (http://www.nndb.com/geo/803/000062617/bibliography/)

Check the list at Citizendium (http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/)


Land Deeds[edit | edit source]

General Land Office Records - government (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/)


Law and Legislation[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Search for your county name at Google Books .... they have a large collection of digitized books (http://books.google.com/books) Search university library catalogs


Maps[edit | edit source]

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection http://www.davidrumsey.com/

USGenWeb 1895 Atlas Maps by county (http://geography.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=geography&cdn=education&tm=23&f=00&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/)

Historic Map Works .... largeset collection of historic maps PAID SITE (http://www.historicmapworks.com)



Military[edit | edit source]

www.civil-war.net

www.civilwar.com

The History Place - civil war timeline http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/

War of 1812 http://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH/AMH-06.htm

WWI Document Archive http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

World War II Records http://www.archives.gov/research/ww2/

Finding Information on Personal Participation in WWII http://www.archives.gov/research/ww2/ww2-participation.pdf


Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Check Newspapers.com for listings (http://www.newspapers.com/)

Check OnlineNewspapers.com for listings (http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/)

Check United States Newspaper List (http://www.usnpl.com/)


Occupations[edit | edit source]

Refer to census listings


Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Check Ancestry.com periodical list (http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/)

Check PERSI (largest index of genealogic periodicals (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3165)

Check Local History and Genealogy Reading Room from the National Government (http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/genperioperi.html)


Prisons[edit | edit source]

Federal BOP (Bureau of Prisons) website (http://www.bop.gov/) Check out AncestorHunt's Prison Search Database

(http://www.ancestorhunt.com/genealogical_prison_records.htm) U.S. Military Prisons

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._military_prisons)


Private Papers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Do Google search for your county and "tax list"


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

USGenWeb Archives Project (by state/county) http://usgwarchives.net

Search google for state/county and the term "births," "deaths," "marriages" and "divorces."


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Libraries.com (lists public libraries by state/county) http://www.libraries.com

Historical Societies (listing by state) http://www.stenseth.org/us/statehs.html

Federation of Genealogical Societies (listing by state) http://www.fgs.org/membership/members.php


Websites[edit | edit source]

Your website

USGenWeb county and state listings

USGenWeb http://usgenweb.org

Family Search Beta Catalog http://www.familysearch.org

NARA - National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/