National Archives and Records Administration GenealogyBlog 250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to accredited online schools to individual efforts. 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. Efforts were made to go to the root source for these collections. As a warning, many states listed their collections as “archives” when, in reality, the sources contained secondary sources such as books and transcriptions rather than a digital image of the actual document. Localized Collections Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana
Genealogy - Texas State Library - Texas State Library and Archives Commission Genealogy Resources *Please note: TSLAC interactive exhibit spaces are closed to the public until further notice, and on-site visitor services are currently limited, due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). See our services page for further information, updated regularly. The Genealogy Collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes vital statistics indexes, city directories, county records, publications such as printed family and county histories, a variety of Texas government records, federal census schedules and many other resources to help you compile your family history. Genealogy Resources at TSLAC Many of our frequently requested resources are highlighted below. Vital statistics indexes are an important part of the genealogical resources available at the library. Texas County Tax Rolls on Microfilm are available for on-site use from the early years of each county through the late 1970s. Archival Records Republic Claims. . Vital Records .
Internet Archive: Genealogy Resources 26 Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,... favoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Cherokee Indians -- History, Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Indians -- Genealogy Edited by William Armstrong Crozier Topic: genealogy American Libraries by Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901 texts eye favorite 24 comment 0 Replace; Topics: Pennsylvania -- Emigration and immigration, Pennsylvania -- Genealogy University of Toronto - Robarts Library A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776 : with a statement of the names of ships, whence they sailed, and the date of their arrival at Philadelphia, chronologically arranged, together with the necessary historical and other notes, also, an appendix containing lists of more than one thousand German and French names in New York prior to 1712 by Rupp, I. favorite 28 Allen County Public Library favorite 9 The Library of Congress
Encyclopedia of Genealogy - a service of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter Olive Tree Genealogy - free genealogy for your ancestors Family Genealogy | Genealogy on the Internet Getting Started on Your Family Tree Family mementoes Introduction The first task that faces every family historian when they begin research into an individual is to collect basic biographical details about the person under investigation. '... birth and death - are the best place to start.' We have these records because, due to massive population expansion in the 19th century, civil registration for births, marriages and deaths was introduced in England and Wales in 1837, 1855 in Scotland and 1864 in Ireland. Before this date, other records exist that contain information about these events. First things The National Archives office, Kew, London When starting to create your own family tree, the first thing is to talk to as many family members as possible. They can often provide you with details of names, dates, and key family events - although you should never take anything at face value, as it will be your job to investigate family myths. ' You may uncover skeletons in the cupboard.' Checklist