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The Freedmen's Bureau Online. FamilySearch.org. Ancestry.com. Puzzilla. Find my past.com. MY Heritage.com. Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records. Cemetery & Headstone Records. 250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives. Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to accredited online schools to individual efforts.

250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives

Each one has something to offer to researchers, students, and teachers. This list contains over 250 libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts. death The sites listed here are mainly open access, which means that the digital formats are viewable and usable by the general public. So, such sites as the Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN) are not listed, as they operate on the premise that the user has a Connecticut library card in his or her possession. Efforts were made to go to the root source for these collections. Localized Collections The sites listed below focus on a certain state’s towns, cities, counties, or regions within a given state.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas Iowa. Historypin. Genealogy Books, Genealogy CDs and Family History - Genealogical.com. Home - BLM GLO Records. Uk Genealogy-links. Ancestor Hunt - Free Genealogy Search Engines. My Genealogy Hound Home Page. Free genealogy family history photo search by surname - Dead Fred .com. Free Searchable Databases.

75 Best State Websites Now Available Online. Ellis Island - FREE Port of New York Passenger Records Search. Maryland Early State Records Online. Castle Garden (Before ELLIS) Library of Congress Home. Family Tree DNA - Genetic Genealogy Starts Here. Www.pastonpaper.com. Learn to Use Google in Genealogy Searches - Google Genealogy Tips. Since the Google search engine went live in September 1999, it has changed the way people search the web.

Learn to Use Google in Genealogy Searches - Google Genealogy Tips

Today, many genealogists use Google for their genealogy internet and surname queries, and for good reason. Not only does Google produce accurate and relevant search results, Google is extraordinarily fast and flexible. However, Google has evolved over the years and the tips and tricks have changed and evolved also. Below are some tips for genealogy searches to get the most from all that Google has to offer. (Many of these ideas apply to all search engines) Word for Word Every word counts in your search query and generally all words in your query will be used for the search.

Exact Search Surprisingly, sometimes the words in your search query may not appear on the websites that appear in your search results. To get an exact search, where ALL the words of your search query appear in your search results and that NO stemming andd NO synonyms are used, you can do one of two methods: Spelling. FamilyLink.com. Newspapers.com - Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s.

Missouri Digital Heritage. Explore our Collective Past More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.

Missouri Digital Heritage

We’re always working to help local organizations digitize their collections and share them online. If you have ideas or suggestions, please send them to mdh@sos.mo.gov. Videos and Featured Content Missouri Death Certificates 1910 - 1961 Listen to the audio tour from our Civil War exhibit, or watch a video preview. Newspaper Death Notices. Historical Atlases and Maps of U.S. and States. National Archives and Records Administration. Midwest Genealogy Center. RootsWeb. Register of One-Place Studies - Home. Nationwide Gravesite Locator. Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States.

A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O.

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century. hide introductory video next Old Atlas, New Functionality Georectified Maps Most maps in the atlas have been georectified, warped so that they can be placed consistently on top of a digital map. Conference Keeper - Conference Keepers Home.

Cemetery Records Online - Search Cemeteries. Welcome to the Missouri State Genealogical Association. One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse. Free Genealogy and Family History Online - The USGenWeb Project. Century Farms Home. Century farms and ranches have shaped the nation.

Century Farms Home

Amidst every kitchen, behind every faded barn door, and in every soiled and calloused hand lie untold stories of those who feed our nation. As an industry, we are called to discover these stories and share with consumers everywhere the contribution farmers and ranchers have made to our American heritage. It is time to redefine sustainability and put a face to the farmer who fills our cupboards and clothes our backs. We are searching for great stories about the lasting impact of agriculture in your state. How can you share the story of Agriculture’s Lasting Heritage? The Missouri Century Farm program's history dates back to 1976 as a result of the Missouri Committee for Agriculture that was co-chaired by James B. WorldCat.org: The World's Largest Library Catalog. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander: Records & Archives. Fold3 - Historical military records.

Archive CD Books USA. National Institute for Genealogical Studies. WhatWasThere - Put history in its place! The Importance of Given Names. In genealogy we usually concentrate on surnames since they are the most important way of identifying people who are related.

The Importance of Given Names

A surname is usually inherited and, while it may be changed, some form of it is usually retained. Given names are more important in a way because they represent a voluntary choice by the parents or, sometimes, by an individual. Daughters of the American Revolution. Revolutionary War Soldiers Genealogy. Supplement to Early Settlers. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project. National Data Click on the national map to see all of the Atlas' content related to the nation at one view.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project

Like the state map above this content includes interactive maps, shapefiles, and metadata. Boundary Animations. Recordation and Retrieval of Plats: A Digital Image System for the Courts - plats.net. Great Britain Family Names. 10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections. MOCAVO Genealogy & Ancestry Search Engine.