Primary Sources

  • Making of America – is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
  • Newspaper Abstracts – articles submitted by researchers – small, but will be a neat resource someday
  • – this is a wonderful resource but requires a paid subscription.

Cemeteries & Burial Records

Cemetery Interment Records on the Internet

Helpful Reference Sites

  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Browser – Type in a name and see if the town is still in existence. Find out what county and township it is in.
  • Unified Census ED Finder – Obtaining the Census Enumeration District for an 1880 to 1940 Location in One Step. If you cannot find your ancestors in a census but you know where they lived, you can find their enumeration district with this easy tool. Then you can browse through the census records for that district.


American Memory Map Collection, Library of Congress

Genealogy Blogs

Umbrella Genealogy Sites

LDS Family History Center Online

Geographically Specific Genealogy Sites

United States

New York

Madison County

The Digital Archives of the Cazenovia Public Library – Free online newspapers including The Cazenovia Republican, Pilot, American Legion Scrapbook, Madison County Whig, Republican Monitor, Observer And Recorder, Madison Observer, Madison County Journal, Madison County, and the Eagle from as early as 1800.


Carroll County
Leflore County


Cuyahoga County
Hamilton County

Hamilton County, Ohio Historical Directories – List of links to Cincinnati and other city directories.


Chester County
Delaware County

Delaware County Historical Society – Resources include Deeds and Indentures, Newspaper Collection, Map Collection, Photo Collections, Yearbook Collection, Church Records

Lehigh County
  • The 1812 Project – Early Surnames for Lehigh County, PA
  • Lehigh County Historical Society – Has a collection of local and regional history and extensive genealogy holdings. Has a wealth of resource material for the serious and casual historian and the genealogist: books, maps, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, church and social records, personal and family papers, business documents and numerous county records.
  • Lehigh Township Historical Society
  • The Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA – The research collection includes extensive records on local genealogy, including over 200,000 Lehigh Valley obituaries, files and family charts, family history books, and cemetery records.
  • Palmerton Area Historical Society – The PAHS collection includes a variety of artifacts, books, documents, oral histories, photographs, and videos available for research.
  • Historic Bethlehem Partnership – Burnside Plantation, Inc., Historic Bethlehem Incorporated, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Inc. and Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, Inc.
  • Easton Public Library, 515 Church Street, Easton, PA. The Marx Local History Room preserves the largest collection of local history and genealogy in northeastern PA.
  • National Canal Museum – Located in historic Easton, Pennsylvania, the National Canal Museum features the state’s only mule-drawn canal boat ride.
Luzerne County
  • Luzerne County Courthouse
    200 North River Street
    Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
    Register of Wills Office – has marriage licenses from October 1883 to present and birth and death certificates from 1893 to 1905 along with wills, intestants, guardianship papers and orphan’s court papers. The Prothonatories office has naturalization records and divorce records. The Recorder of Deeds office has deeds from grantors and grantees.
Mercer County
Monroe County
  • Monroe County Archives – for birth and death records prior to 1892, go to Northampton County Courthouse. For birth and death records from 1893 to 1905, go to Monroe County Courthouse. Marriage records are available from 1885 onward.
  • Monroe County Historical Association, 900 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA.
  • The Pocono Record – this newspaper began publication in April 1894. The Record has an in-house library with microfilm. Obituaries are not indexed so the researcher must provide date of death.
Northampton County

Slate Belt Heritage Center– Bangor, PA. Exhibits the Slate Belt story through pictures and artifacts.

Tennessee Sites

Carroll County
  • Gordon Browning Museum, 640 Main Street North, McKenzie, TN 38201 | 731-352-3510
    The Gordon Browning Museum is a publicly supported museum and repository for documents, images and artifacts that represent the history and culture of Carroll County, Tennessee.



Scottish Genealogy Sites

Origins – Scottish records online

British Genealogy Sites

Danish Genealogy Sites