Help:Developing A U.S. County Page

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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 USGenWeb African American Griots Project

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

Interment (by county) Find-A-Grave

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 - (paid subscrption required)

Churches[edit | edit source]

USGenWeb Church Records Project

Family History Library Catalog

Search at Church Directory of the United States (

Search at Net Ministries (

Search at USA Church (

Yellowbook (

Directories[edit | edit source]

Search US City Directories (

Search at Distant Cousins ( Have actual directories scanned for many states)

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Search Amazon for your county's name (

Search University library catalogs

Search NNDB for state (

Check the list at Citizendium (

Land Deeds[edit | edit source]

General Land Office Records - government (

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 ( Search university library catalogs

Maps[edit | edit source]

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

USGenWeb 1895 Atlas Maps by county (

Historic Map Works .... largeset collection of historic maps PAID SITE (

Military[edit | edit source]

The History Place - civil war timeline

War of 1812

WWI Document Archive

World War II Records

Finding Information on Personal Participation in WWII

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Check for listings (

Check for listings (

Check United States Newspaper List (

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Refer to census listings

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Check periodical list (

Check PERSI (largest index of genealogic periodicals (

Check Local History and Genealogy Reading Room from the National Government (

Prisons[edit | edit source]

Federal BOP (Bureau of Prisons) website ( Check out AncestorHunt's Prison Search Database

( 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)

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

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source] (lists public libraries by state/county)

Historical Societies (listing by state)

Federation of Genealogical Societies (listing by state)

Websites[edit | edit source]

Your website

USGenWeb county and state listings


Family Search Beta Catalog

NARA - National Archives and Records Administration