Citing Government Documents – NARA


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 (as of 5 April 2010) – on GoogleBooks

Family Tree Magazine

Past Pursuits -Akron Summit County (OH) Special Collections & Genealogy Newsletter

Genealogy Databases

Citing Government Documents – NARA

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

Cyndi’s List

Family Search – LDS site (International Genealogical Index) – ProQuest / HeritageQuest’s databases for home use

Fold 3 (formerly Footnote)

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

Links to Immigration Records -from Family Tree Magazine

Naturalization Records

US Customs & Immigration

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 

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

FrancaviliaRichard V.“Rediscovering Your County’s Historical Atlases”Ohio Historical Society – Local History Office  Local History Notebook, May / June 1991

US Coastal Survey – Civil War Maps

Transportation History Sourcesincluding 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 TheWriting 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)