- 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
- Newspapers.com – this is a wonderful resource but requires a paid subscription.
Cemeteries & Burial Records
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.
Umbrella Genealogy Sites
Geographically Specific Genealogy Sites
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.
- Mississippi Genealogy & History Network
- Mississippi Department of Archives and History
- Mississippi Historical Society
- Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogy & History Network –
- Carroll County Rootsweb Board
- Family Search’s Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogy – nice list of links to get you started on your research.
- Early County Settlements of Carroll County, Mississippi – Map and list of early towns
- Leflore County, Mississippi History & Facts at genealogyinc.com – links to get started on Leflore County research.
- About Ohio Birth Records – Birth records between 1867 through 1908 are publicly available.
- Ohio History Connection
- Ohio Gravestone Photo Project – Browse over 197,000 gravestone photo records from across Ohio.
- Ohio Memory – Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.
- Ohio Online Historical Newspapers – list of names of old newspapers by county and their location.
- The Cuyahoga County Archives – Records of Interest include Atlases, Birth records, Cleveland City Directories, Death records, Divorce case files, Marriage records, Naturalization records, Township maps.
- Online Cleveland & Cuyahoga County, Ohio Death Records & Indexes – A Genealogy Guide for Finding Death Certificates, Obituaries & Other Records. This is a great list of links for finding your deceased ancestors. Of particular help for me has been the Cleveland Necrology Index, an online database of Cleveland area obituaries from the mid 1800s through 1975.
- The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History –
- Cleveland Memory Project – Over 50,000 photographs and other resources on the history of Northeast Ohio.
- Cuyahoga County Government Website – This is the list of online services available. The ‘Deed Search’ link goes to the Cuyahoga County Recorder’s Office which houses data on all documents filed at the office from 1810 until present day. Citizens are able to search for a document by various criteria, and then view an image of the original document. I found some great early deeds for my Fay line at this website. You can download a tiff right from the site, yay!
- Irish American Archives Society – founded in 1994 to support the collection and preservation of archival materials that document the history of the Irish American experience in northeast Ohio.
- Digital Cleveland History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society – Here you will find access to the digital collections of WRHS encompassing images, audio, video, and texts.
- Cleveland Maps – List of maps from Cuyahoga County OHGenWeb site.
- Cleveland Area History Blogs: http://www.clevelandareahistory.com/
- Frequently Asked Questions for Genealogy Research in Cuyahoga County – This site will tell you just about everything that you need to know about doing genealogy research in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.
Hamilton County, Ohio Historical Directories – List of links to Cincinnati and other city directories.
- Chester County Historical Society – Holdings include an extensive collection of genealogies, plus many books and periodicals covering state and local history.
- Chester County Archives and Records Services – The archives currently holds over 2,940 volumes and 1,823 cubic feet of original public records of enduring historic and cultural value.
Delaware County Historical Society – Resources include Deeds and Indentures, Newspaper Collection, Map Collection, Photo Collections, Yearbook Collection, Church Records
- 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 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.
- The Canal Museum, Greenville, PA
- The Greenville Historical Society
- Mercer County Historical Society – unknown holdings
- 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.
Slate Belt Heritage Center– Bangor, PA. Exhibits the Slate Belt story through pictures and artifacts.
- Tennessee GenWeb
- Tennessee State Library and Archives – Tennessee History and Genealogy
- Tennessee Research Outline – this is a pdf file with a long list of family history resources from the Brigham Young library
- 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.
- The Library of Virginia – Digital Library Program
- Maps of Virginia – has an interactive map of Virginia County formation