Genealogy & Local History Websites

Citing Government Documents – NARA
 101 Best Websites for Genealogy – Family Tree Magazine (2017):
National Archives (US) – Genealogy Page
National Archives – NARA (US) – Main Page
Canadian National Archives – Genealogy Page
Library and Archives Canada Blog (opening access to Canadian Genealogy & Local History Resources)
National Archives – UK
Freedmen’s Bureau
Allen County Public Library – Genealogy Division – Ft. Wayne IN
Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Genealogical Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
National Genealogical Society
New England History and Genealogical Society
Library of Congress
US Daughters of 1812
Friends in British India Society (transcriptions of passenger records, census records, etc)
Historical Preservation Directory
Board Certified Genealogists
Ancestry – magazine articles or
Ancestry Magazine – all 16 years full text  on GoogleBooks
Family Tree Magazine
Past Pursuits -Akron Summit County (OH) Special Collections & Genealogy Newsletter
Genealogy Databases
Cyndi’s List (an index of Genealogy and Local History Resources
NARA – Access to Archival Databases
History of the Census
US Census Records and Research Information- NARA
links to 1861,1871, 1881 & 1891 UK census  indices (actual census records avail by subscription thru
Irish Genealogy Toolkit
Family Search – LDS site (International Genealogical Index) – ProQuest / HeritageQuest’s databases for home use
Fold 3 (formerly Footnote) – history and military records
Ohio Memory Project
Cleveland Public Library & Cuyahoga County Genealogy
Veterans’ Administration Cemeteries
Roots Web
Ellis Island Records (requires free registration)
Castle Garden (first official immigration port of entry NYC 1830-1892)
Morse Index to Census, naturalization records, ethnic records, and more
Links to Immigration Records – from Family Tree Magazine
Naturalization Records
US Customs & Immigration – history
Olive Tree Genealogy
The Ships List – info about immigrant ships and the shipping lines
World Gen Web – the parent organization for the US Gen Web project
Political Graveyard
Aladdin Homes (kit homes)
Clarke Historical Library – Central Michigan University
Annals of Cleveland: A Depression-Era Project of the WPA (index to early Cleveland newspapers 1818 through 1876)
1980 Mariel boatlift database
Death records & Social Security Indexes: online
University of Kentucky – Vital Records for Kentucky
Ohio – Death Records Index
Ohio Death Records – through Family Search
Cincinnati Birth and Death records 1865-1912
Hamilton County, OH Probate Records 1791-late 20th century – includes birth, death, marriage, estate, naturalization and other records  (See ARCHIVE SEARCH for older records)
West Virginia Vital Records onlineand New article on the Vital Research Records Project (pdf)
Ancestry’s Social Security Death Benefits Index
Social Security Administration (sealed for 100 years)
Social Security Administration – history of agency and act
Sandusky County Ohio obituaries – sponsored by the Hayes Center (Fremont, Ohio)
Cleveland (Newspaper pre-1975 obits) Necrology File – under Do Research, then Cleveland Necrology
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (British)
Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Transcription Project
Ohio Searchable Death Indexes and Records
DNA Projects and Services
Family Tree DNA Learning Center
 Ancestry DNA (requires a separate subscription)
The GenoGraphic Project at National Geographic: The Human Story
23 and Me :DNA and your family
JewishGen DNA Central
Stephen P. Morse, “From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.”
Land Records and Maps
The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site
Using Maps & Gazetteers in your Research
Using Maps in Genealogy
US Census Bureau – Map resources
Historic USGS Maps (not all states)
Schuessler, Jennifer. “Trove of Information from the 1930s, Animated by the Internet.” New York Times (Dec 25, 2013)
Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. 1932
Schulten, Susan. Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in 19th-Century America. University Of Chicago Press, 2013) and associated website
Historic USGS Maps of New England and NY
Online Ordinance Survey Maps of England, Scotland and Wales 1846-1899
UK and Ireland Genealogy – place names
US Coastal Survey – Civil War Maps
Transportation History Sources including maps (use 300dpi option)
Illinois Federal Township plats (3478 total) 
David Rumsey Map Collection
Visual Collections – digital image collections (art & artifacts)
History of National Park Service
Virtual maps of NYC
Virtual St Louis Project
Military Records and Information
Official records of the Union and Confederate armies
NYT Civil War Timeline – An unfolding history of the major events of the Civil War, starting with the election of Abraham Lincoln (commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War)
Genealogy and the American Civil War – Research Guide
Military Web Sites – from Family Tree Magazine
Soldier Quest -information and resources on the military in America
NY Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Military Information
Military Service War 1812-WWI Cards Database – Missouri only
American Civil War
Indian Affairs: Laws & Treaties
The Wall (Vietnam War Veterans Memorial) (website down 6/21/2008)
American Battle Monuments Commission (WWI to Vietnam)
The Civil War – Sons of the South – images from Harper’s Weekly 1861-1865 and other info about the Civil War.
Revolutionary War – Southern Campaign
The “Sojer boys” of Portage County – Civil War in Portage County, Ohio
American History Sources
Avalon Project (Yale) – Documents in Law History & Diplomacy
Oklahoma Historical Society – see especially the territorial and Indian records.
Our Documents (100 documents in American history)
George Washington Writings & Manuscripts
A Multitude of Amendments, Alterations and Additions. The Writing and Publicizing of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States – from the National Park Service
Lewis & Clark Expedition – from National Geographic
Founders Online (US Founding Fathers) at NARA -includes papers of the founding fathers
The Crisis of the Union – Electronic Archives of Documents of the Civil War – U of Pennsylvania
African American History in the National Parks
Detroit Publishing Company Pictures of America early 20th Century
Mayflower History
On this day – NY Times Learning Center
Utah digital newspapers
Early Americas Digital Archives (Historical and Literary Documents 1492-1820)
Digital History
Smithsonian Webcast / Seminar: Quantum Leap: Does “Indian Blood” Still Matter (214 minutes or 3.5 hours)
Old San Francisco in Photographs
Other history projects 
Minneapolis City Directories 1859-1917
Portal to Texas History
Museum of the City of New York and South Street Seaport Museum Archival Collections
Documenting Our Democracy – National Archives of Australia
Encyclopaedia Virginia
Jewish Life in the American West – Museum Exhibit
New France / New Horizons: On French Soil in America (400 years of the French in North America)
UK National Archives
Ancestors – (UK Genealogy Magazine)
Scottish Post Office Directories (online) similar to City Directories in the US
Connected Histories (British)
Virtual Museum of Canada
NYPL Online Exhibits of American History & other topics
The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796–1850 (catalog of broadsides, pamphlets & books reflecting the history of printing in Ohio)
Great Chicago Fire of 1871
Encyclopedia of Chicago
West Virginia History & Archives
Vancouver Island
Maine Online Encyclopedia
Old Connecticut Path (NEHGS)