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= New as of 22 Mar 2013
- The Library of Congress – Good resource for books and photographs; now with a new one-stop search engine
- Making of America – Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction; a collaboration between the University of Michigan and Cornell University
- The National Archives – Few resources are online, but one can prepare for a visit to Archives facilities, e.g., by searching microfilm indices.
Cemetery Record Locators
Census Records – United States
Many decennial U.S. Census records have been digitized as follows and are available at all National Archives facilities. Holders of public library cards often are given access to at least HeritageQuest Online from home.
Enumeration Districts (EDs) are useful in locating an individual for whom you know the address or neighborhood, but whose name has been mistranscribed in the above indexes.
- SteveMorse.org – Obtaining EDs for 1900–1930 Censuses for large cities
- USGenWeb – Ignore this page’s title (“Census Transcription Volunteer Assignment Status Index by State”) and click on a state to see ED info for some years
Census Records – Individual States
- Research Guides – Information for some state census records and other censuses taken during non-Federal Census years
- travlang’s German–English Dictionary – Turn off your pop-up blocker, scroll down, and enter a single word to receive a translation and possible phrases; an entered phrase returns a translation
Histories and Biographies
Libraries and Library Catalogs
- Allen County Public Library – This county library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, houses a collection second only to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
- Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah – Founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this library is the largest of its kind in the world, and is open to the public
- Mid-Continent Public Library’s Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, Missouri – The largest stand-alone public genealogy research facility in the United States
- WorldCat – The world’s largest library catalog; many items are available using inter-library loan at your local library
Maps and Gazetteers
- Fold3 – A searchable database of military-related documents, many of them free
Points of Interest and Key Localities
- Crewkerne, England – Birthplace of 1630s immigrants George and the Rev. Joseph Hull
- German Localities
- Plymouth Colony
- Jane Addams Hull-House, Chicago, IL
- Warren and Polly Hull House, Lancaster, NY
Societies and Other Organizations
These services, which offer digitized versions of many of the National Archives records, often are available to researchers at no charge through public libraries. Using your library card you can often access these services from your home. These services are also available at The National Archives. When accessed through libraries these sites may not offer as many services as are offered to individual subscribers.
- World Names Profiler – Search for a surname to view its geographical location and statistics about its ocurrence; also includes an area search and ethnicity search
Websites of General Genealogical Interest
- Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet – Be sure to see Cyndi’s Myths, Hoaxes & Scams
- Family Legends and Myths by Sharon deBartolo Carmack, CG – Discusses some of the “red flags” to watch out for, how to determine if they’re true, and what to do if you prove one false
- How to Do Genealogical Research by Kimberly Powell, About.com Guide
- “It Is A Puzzlement”: Suggestions for Amateur Genealogists – Includes discussions of unrelated people with the same name and slippery terms of relationship in genealogical records, from The Plymouth Colony Pages
- This and That Genealogy Tipsby Shirley Elro Hornbeck – Our link is pointing to her “Nine Myths About Our American Ancestors,” but the book is filled with other useful material
- Top Ten Sites For Free Public, Vital, or Historical Record Searches by Wendy Boswell, About.com Guide – Boswell gives tips about how to use even sites that you may be familiar with
- USA People Search Big List of Genealogy Links – Kinda says it all…
- USGenWeb Project – Links to autonomous websites for all counties in the U.S., containing useful links to information