Links

Citing Government Documents – NARA http://www.archives.gov/publications/general-info-leaflets/17-citing-records.html


Organizations

National Archives (US) – Genealogy Page
www.archives.gov/research_room/genealogy/

National Archives – NARA (US) – Main Page
www.archives.gov/

Canadian National Archives – Genealogy Page
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-300-e.html

Library and Archives Canada Blog (opening access to Canadian Genealogy & Local History Resources)
http://thediscoverblog.com/

National Archives – UK
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Freedmen’s Bureau
www.freedmensbureau.com/

Allen County Public Library – Genealogy Division – Ft. Wayne IN
http://www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx

Ohio Historical Society
www.ohiohistory.org

Ohio Genealogical Society
www.ogs.org

Daughters of the American Revolution
www.dar.org/natsociety/default.html

National Genealogical Society
www.ngsgenealogy.org

New England History and Genealogical Society
www.nehgs.org

Library of Congress
www.loc.gov

US Daughters of 1812
http://www.usdaughters1812.org/

Friends in British India Society(transcriptions of passenger records, census records, etc)
http://www.fibis.org/

Historical Preservation Directory
http://www.preservationdirectory.com/HistoricalPreservation/Home.aspx

Board Certified Genealogists
http://www.bcgcertification.org/index.html

Newsletters

Ancestry – magazine articles
www.ancestry.com or www.familyhistory.com

Ancestry Magazine – all 16 years full text (as of 5 April 2010) – on GoogleBooks
http://books.google.com/books/serial/FTgEAAAAMBAJ?rview=1&lr=&sa=N&start=0

Family Tree Magazine
www.familytreemagazine.com

Past Pursuits -Akron Summit County (OH) Special Collections & Genealogy Newsletter
http://www.akronlibrary.org/internetresources/sc/pursuits/index.html

Genealogy Databases

Citing Government Documents – NARA
http://www.archives.gov/publications/general-info-leaflets/17.html

NARA – Access to Archival Databases
www.archives.gov/aad

History of the Census
http://www.census.gov/history/

US Census Records and Research Information- NARA
http://www.archives.gov/research/census/

links to 1861,1871, 1881 & 1891 UK census  indices (actual census records avail by subscription thru Ancestry.com)
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census

Irish Genealogy Toolkit
http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/

Cyndi’s List
www.CyndisList.com

Family Search – LDS site (International Genealogical Index)
www.familysearch.org

Genealogy.com – ProQuest / HeritageQuest’s databases for home use
www.genealogy.com

Fold 3 (formerly Footnote)
http://www.fold3.com/

Ohio Memory Project
www.ohiomemory.org

Cleveland Public Library & Cuyahoga County Genealogy
http://cpl.org/Research/PopularTopics/Genealogy.aspx

Veterans’ Administration Cemeteries
gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Roots Web
www.rootsweb.com

Genealogical.com
www.genealogical.com

Ellis Island Records (requires free registration)
www.ellisislandrecords.org/default.asp

Castle Garden (first official immigration port of entry NYC 1830-1892)
http://www.castlegarden.org/

Morse Index to Census
stevemorse.org

Links to Immigration Records -from Family Tree Magazine
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/Immigration

Naturalization Records
http://www.naturalizationrecords.com/

US Customs & Immigration
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/http://www.uscis.gov/historyandgenealogy

Olive Tree Genealogy
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml

The Ships List – info about immigrant ships and the shipping lines
www.theshipslist.com

World Gen Web – the parent organization for the US Gen Web project
http://www.worldgenweb.org/

Political Graveyard
politicalgraveyard.com/index.html

Aladdin Homes (kit homes)
clarke.cmich.edu/resource_tab/aladdin_company_of_bay_city/aladdin_company_of_bay_city_index.html

Clarke Historical Library – Central Michigan University
clarke.cmich.edu/

Annals of Cleveland: A Depression-Era Project of the WPA (index to early Cleveland newspapers 1818 through 1876)
www.clevelandmemory.org/wpa/

1980 Mariel boatlift database

http://www.miamiherald.com/cgi-bin/mariel/index


Death records & Social Security Indexes: online


University of Kentucky – Vital Records for Kentucky
ukcc.uky.edu/~vitalrec/

Ohio – Death Records Index
www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/search.cfm

Ohio Death Records – through Family Search
http://www.familysearch.org

Cincinnati Birth and Death records 1865-1912
http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/Births_and_Deaths/

Hamilton County, OH Probate Records 1791-late 20th century – includes birth, death, marriage, estate, naturalization and other records  (See ARCHIVE SEARCH for older records)
http://www.probatect.org/case_search/index.htm

West Virginia Vital Records onlineand New article on the Vital Research Records Project (pdf)
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

Ancestry’s Social Security Death Benefits Index
www.ancestry.com/ssdi/advanced.htm

Social Security Administration (sealed for 100 years)
www.ssa.gov

Social Security Administration – history of agency and act
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/history/

Sandusky County Ohio obituaries – sponsored by the Hayes Center (Fremont, Ohio)
index.rbhayes.org

Cleveland (Newspaper pre-1975 obits) Necrology File -under Do Research, then Cleveland Necrology
www.cpl.org

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (British)
http://www.cwgc.org

Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Transcription Project
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/cemetery/

Ohio Searchable Death Indexes and Records
www.deathindexes.com 


Land Records and Maps

The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site
www.glorecords.blm.gov

Using Maps & Gazetteers in your Research
http://learn.ancestry.com/LearnMore/Article.aspx?id=754

Using Maps in Genealogy
erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs09902.html

US Census Bureau – Map resources
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/

Historic USGS Maps (not all states)
http://historical.mytopo.com/

Schuessler, Jennifer. “Trove of Information from the 1930s, Animated by the Internet.” New York Times (Dec 25, 2013)
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/arts/lab-in-richmond-animates-comprehensive-1932-us-atlas.html?smid=pl-share

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. 1932
http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/

Schulten, Susan. Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in 19th-Century America. University Of Chicago Press, 2013) and associated website
http://www.mappingthenation.com/

Historic USGS Maps of New England and NY
docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm

Online Ordinance Survey Maps of England, Scotland and Wales 1846-1899
www.old-maps.co.uk/

UK and Ireland Genealogy – place names
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Gazetteer/

FrancaviliaRichard V.“Rediscovering Your County’s Historical Atlases”Ohio Historical Society – Local History Office  Local History Notebook, May / June 1991
www.ohiohistory.org/resource/oahsm/notebook/mayjun1991.html

US Coastal Survey – Civil War Maps
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/history/CivilWar/

Transportation History Sourcesincluding maps (use 300dpi option)
www.railsandtrails.com

Illinois Federal Township plats (3478 total)
http://landplats.ilsos.net/  

David Rumsey Map Collection
www.davidrumsey.com/

Visual Collections – digital image collections (art & artifacts)
www.davidrumsey.com/collections/

History of National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/history/history/hisnps/NPSHistory.htm

Virtual maps of NYC
www.skyscraper.org/home.htm

Virtual St Louis Project
http://www.umsl.edu/technology/videosupport/VRtour/


Military Records and Information

Official records of the Union and Confederate armies
cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.monographs/waro.html

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)
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/10/29/opinion/20101029-civil-war.html

Genealogy and the American Civil War – Research Guide
www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cwgeneal.html

Military Web Sites – from Family Tree Magazine
www.familytreemagazine.com/article/Military-Web-Sites

Soldier Quest -information and resources on the military in America
http://www.soldierquest.org/

NY Military Museum and Veterans Research Center
http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/mil-hist.htm

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Military Information
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

Military Service War 1812-WWI Cards Database – Missouri only
www.sos.mo.gov/ww1/Default.asp

American Civil War
sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/

Indian Affairs: Laws & Treaties
digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler

The Wall (Vietnam War Veterans Memorial) (website down 6/21/2008)
http://www.thewall-usa.com/

American Battle Monuments Commission (WWI to Vietnam)
www.abmc.gov/

The Civil War – Sons of the South – images from Harper’s Weekly 1861-1865 and other info about the Civil War.
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/

Revolutionary War – Southern Campaign
http://lib.jrshelby.com/

The “Sojer boys” of Portage County – Civil War in Portage County, Ohio
http://civilwarportage.org/

American History Sources

Avalon Project (Yale) – Documents in Law History & Diplomacy
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp

Oklahoma Historical Society -see especially the territorial and Indian records.
http://www.okhistory.org/research/index

Our Documents (100 documents in American history)
www.ourdocuments.gov

George Washington Writings & Manuscripts
etext.virginia.edu/washington/fitzpatrick

A Multitude of Amendments, Alterations and Additions TheWriting and Publicizing of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States – from the National Park Service
www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/dube/inde1.htm

Lewis & Clark Expedition – from National Geographic
www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark

Founders Online (US Founding Fathers) at NARA -includes papers of the founding fathers
http://founders.archives.gov/

The Crisis of the Union -Electronic Archives of Documents of the Civil War – U of Pennsylvania
dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/abolitionism

African American History in the National Parks
www.cr.nps.gov/aahistory

Detroit Publishing Company Pictures of America early 20th Century
www.hfmgv.org/exhibits/dpc/default.asp

Mayflower History
www.mayflowerhistory.com/index.php

On this day – NY Times Learning Center
www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/

Utah digital newspapers
www.lib.utah.edu/digital/unews

Early Americas Digital Archives(Historical and Literary Documents 1492-1820)
http://www.mith2.umd.edu/eada/

Digital History
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/

Smithsonian Webcast / Seminar: Quantum Leap: Does “Indian Blood” Still Matter (214 minutes or 3.5 hours)
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17314991

Old San Francisco in Photographs
http://www.oldsf.org

Other history projects

Minneapolis City Directories 1859-1917 http://box2.nmtvault.com/Hennepin2/

Portal to Texas History http://texashistory.unt.edu/

Museum of the City of New York and South Street Seaport Museum Archival Collections http://mcnycatablog.org/

Documenting Our Democracy – National Archives of Australia  http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/

Encyclopaedia Virginia http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/

Jewish Life in the American West – Museum Exhibit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/jewish_life/

New France / New Horizons: On French Soil in America (400 years of the French in North America)http://www.archivescanadafrance.org/english/accueil_en.html

UK National Archives www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Ancestors – (UK Genealogy Magazine)  http://www.ancestorsmagazine.co.uk/

Scottish Post Office Directories (online) similar to City Directories in the US http://digital.nls.uk/directories/index.html

Connected Histories (British) http://www.connectedhistories.org/Default.aspx

Virtual Museum of Canada www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/index_flash.html

NYPL Online Exhibits of American History & other topics www.nypl.org/research/calendar/oelist.cfm

The Morgan Bibliography of Ohio Imprints, 1796–1850 (catalog of broadsides, pamphlets & books reflecting the history of printing in Ohiohttp://www.morganohiolibrary.com/

Great Chicago Fire of 1871 http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/intro/

Encyclopedia of Chicago http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/

West Virginia History & Archives http://www.wvculture.org/history/archivesindex.aspx

Vancouver Island http://vihistory.ca/index.php

Maine Online Encyclopedia http://maineanencyclopedia.com/

Old Connecticut Path (NEHGS) https://sites.google.com/site/oldconnecticutpath/