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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[National_Archives_at_College_Park,_Maryland|National Archives at College Park, Maryland]]'' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[National_Archives_at_College_Park,_Maryland|National Archives at College Park, Maryland]]'' <br>  
  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/ National Archives at College Park, Maryland] contact us, location, hours, transportation, hotels, food service, shop for publications, information for researchers, things to do when you visit.<br>  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/ National Archives at College Park, Maryland] contact us, location, hours, transportation, hotels, food service, shop for publications, information for researchers, things to do when you visit.<br>  
 
*[http://archives.gov/research/arc/ Archival Research Catalog (ARC)] of NARA's nationwide holdings in the D.C. area, Regional Branches, and Presidential Libraries<ref>"About ARC" in National Archives Archives.gov at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/about-arc.html (accessed 5 April 2009).</ref><br>  
 
*[http://archives.gov/research/arc/ Archival Research Catalog (ARC)] of NARA's nationwide holdings in the D.C. area, Regional Branches, and Presidential Libraries<ref>"About ARC" in National Archives Archives.gov at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/about-arc.html (accessed 5 April 2009).</ref><br>  
*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ Access to Archival Databases (AAD)] of over 85 million digitized records created by 30 government agencies (but limited to only 475 out of NARA's 200,000 data files)<ref>"What will I find in AAD?" in "Getting Started Guide" in "Access to Archival Databases (AAD)" in National Archives Archives.gov at http://aad.archives.gov/aad/help/getting-started-guide.html#find (accessed 5 April 2009).</ref><br>  
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ Access to Archival Databases (AAD)] of over 85 million digitized records created by 30 government agencies (but limited to only 475 out of NARA's 200,000 data files)<ref>"What will I find in AAD?" in "Getting Started Guide" in "Access to Archival Databases (AAD)" in National Archives Archives.gov at http://aad.archives.gov/aad/help/getting-started-guide.html#find (accessed 5 April 2009).</ref><br>
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
*Most National Archives records are arranged by record group. Record groups are based on the agency creating the record. For help identifying record groups to use for research see the following guides.<br>  
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*Most National Archives records are arranged by record group. Record groups are based on the agency creating the record. For help identifying record groups to use for research see the following guides.<br>
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/ Research Our Records] online catalog, new to archival research?, research in person, research a specific topic, research your ancestry, research military records, order copies of records, browse online exhibits.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/ Research Our Records] online catalog, new to archival research?, research in person, research a specific topic, research your ancestry, research military records, order copies of records, browse online exhibits.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/ Resources for Genealogists] start your family research, events, browse popular topics, tools for genealogists, ''Family Tree Friday&nbsp;'' blog, most requested records, 1940 census, genealogy-related articles, and caring for your family records.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/ Resources for Genealogists] start your family research, events, browse popular topics, tools for genealogists, ''Family Tree Friday&nbsp;'' blog, most requested records, 1940 census, genealogy-related articles, and caring for your family records.  
 
*[http://archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States] in National Archives Archives.gov at http://archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ (accessed 5 April 2009). Provides a general overview of NARA's holdings at the record group level, and is intended to assist researchers in identifying which record groups may have material relevant to their research topics. This Internet edition is an expanded version of Robert B. Matchette, and Jan Shelton Danis, ''Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States, 3rd ed.'', 3 vols. (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 1998). ({{FHL|1013988|item}} 973 A3gui). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34190322 WorldCat entry].<br>  
 
*[http://archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States] in National Archives Archives.gov at http://archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ (accessed 5 April 2009). Provides a general overview of NARA's holdings at the record group level, and is intended to assist researchers in identifying which record groups may have material relevant to their research topics. This Internet edition is an expanded version of Robert B. Matchette, and Jan Shelton Danis, ''Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States, 3rd ed.'', 3 vols. (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 1998). ({{FHL|1013988|item}} 973 A3gui). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34190322 WorldCat entry].<br>  
 
*Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M. Kvasnicka, eds. ''Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States. 3rd ed''. (Washington, DC: NARA, 2000) ({{FHL|1011178|item}} 973 J53e). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44420788 WorldCat entry]. Explains records collections used most by genealogical researchers: Census, Passenger Arrivals and Border Crossings, Naturalizations, Military, Land, Native Americans, African Americans, and more.  
 
*Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M. Kvasnicka, eds. ''Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States. 3rd ed''. (Washington, DC: NARA, 2000) ({{FHL|1011178|item}} 973 J53e). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44420788 WorldCat entry]. Explains records collections used most by genealogical researchers: Census, Passenger Arrivals and Border Crossings, Naturalizations, Military, Land, Native Americans, African Americans, and more.  
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/researcher-info.html Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>  
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*[[National Archives at Philadelphia]], PA, records of federal agencies and courts for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, and military records.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/public/family-history.html Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 20 December 2013).</ref>
*''such as:'' NARA I
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*[[United States National Archives Regional Branches|National Archives—Regional Branches]]. Each Regional Branch has copies of key records in Washington, as well as regional records, ''e.g.'' Atlanta for the Southern region, and Fort Worth has a strong American Indian collection.<br>  
*NARA II
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ NARA National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, government and military personnel records starting 1917.<br>  
*National Archives at _____
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, has many National Archives census, immigration, land, military, and naturalization records on microfilm. For a list of microfilms at both NARA and the Family History Library, [[NARA and FHL film numbers|click here]].
*State Archives
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*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>  
*State Library
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.
 
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] ($) subscription site with wide-ranging images and indexes of National Archives census, military, naturalization, passenger arrivals, border crossings, and published passenger lists.
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
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*[http://www.fold3.com/institution-index.php Fold3.com] ($) subscription site with indexes and images to hundreds of National Archives record types including Revolutionary War and Civil War service records and pensions, draft registrations, census, etc.
 
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*[http://www.heritagequestonline.com/ HeritageQuestOnline.com] ($) by subscription &amp; at many libraries--Revolutionary War pension &amp; bounty land files.
*<br>  
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*[http://stevemorse.org/ellis/cg.html Castle Garden 1830-1892] and [http://www.ellisisland.org/ Ellis Island 1892-1924] indexes&nbsp;&amp; images to New York City passenger arrivals.<br>
*<br>  
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*National Personnel Records Center  
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*LC
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*FHL
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*<br>
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties: in Maryland:&nbsp;''''' [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]], [[Calvert County, Maryland|Calvert]], [[Charles County, Maryland|Charles]], [[Howard County, Maryland|Howard]], [[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]], in the '''''[[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]]''''', and '''''in Virginia:&nbsp;''''' [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]], and [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]].  
*County Vital Records Office
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*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, is the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources. The [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] has moved to the '''Main Reading Room''', but services remiain unchanged.<ref>[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/lhgcoll.html The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reading Room'' in ''Library of Congress'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
*City Vital Records Office
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*[[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|Daughters of the American Revolution Library]], Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.<br>
*County Archives
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*[http://doh.dc.gov/services/vital_records/index.shtm87,dohnav,%7C33120%7C.asp DC Vital Records Division] for birth and death records. [http://doh.dc.gov/services/vital_records/index.shtm802,dohNav,%7C33200%7C33240%7C.asp#9 DC Superior&nbsp;Court] for marriage and divorce records.
*County Orphan's Court
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.
*County Probate Court
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*[http://dhmh.maryland.gov/vsa/SitePages/apps.aspx Maryland Vital Statistics] birth, death, fetal death, marriage certificates, and divorce verifications.<ref>[http://dhmh.maryland.gov/vsa/SitePages/apps.aspx Maryland Vital Statistics Administration: General Information] in ''Department of Health and Mental Hygene'' (accessed 24 February 2014).</ref>
*County Recorder
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*[[Library of Virginia]], Richmond, large genealogy collection including births and deaths 1853-1896, marriages before 1936, histories, biographies, newspapers, Bibles, and huge manuscript collection (about half online), military and Civil War records, deeds, wills and other court records.<ref name="DB113">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 113. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> <ref name="VDH">[http://www.vdh.state.va.us/vital_records/gene.htm Genealogy] in ''Virginia Department of Health'' (accessed 4 January 2014).</ref><br>
*County Coroner
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states or district:''''' [[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Archives and Libraries|District of Columbia]], [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Maryland]], [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Pennsylvania]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], and [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia]]  
*U.S. District Court
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada], Ottawa, vital, census, immigration, naturalization, military, land, and employment.<br>
*County and local historical societies
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*[http://www.agn.gob.mx/ Archivo General de la Nación] (AGN), Mexico City, church, civil, census, court, history, military, migration, land.<br>
*County and local genealogical societies
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*Public Libraries
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*Museums and heritage societies
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties: in Maryland:&nbsp;''''' [[Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel]], [[Calvert County, Maryland|Calvert]], [[Charles County, Maryland|Charles]], [[Howard County, Maryland|Howard]], [[Montgomery County, Maryland|Montgomery]], in the '''''[[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]]''''', '''''in Virginia:&nbsp;''''' [[Alexandria, Virginia|Alexandria]], and [[Fairfax County, Virginia|Fairfax]].  
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*State Vital Records Office
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*State Historical Society
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*State Genealogical Society
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*University Libraries
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*Church archives
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states or district:''''' [[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Archives and Libraries|District of Columbia]], [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Maryland]], [[Pennsylvania Archives and Libraries|Pennsylvania]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], and [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia]]
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United States Gotoarrow.png National Archives Gotoarrow.png National Archives at College Park, Maryland

National Archives at College Park, Maryland Archives II
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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  I have a question form.

Address:[1]

National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone:[1]  1-866-272-6272
Fax:  301-837-0483

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; closed Sundays and federal holidays.

Driving directions, map, parking and public transportation:[2]

  • Driving:  directions, map, and parking.
  • Metrorail Subway:  In College Park, take Metrorail's Green Line to Greenbelt, Fort Totten, or Prince George's Plaza stations, where you can connect with the R-3 or C-8 Metrobus to the National Archives.
  • Bus Service:  Two main Washington Area Metro bus routes run from Metrorail (Washington's subway) to NARA's College Park facility, Metrobus R-3, and the Metrobus C-8.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Archives II houses documents created after 1900 at the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury, and modern military records.

Tips

  • Most National Archives records are arranged by record group. Record groups are based on the agency creating the record. For help identifying record groups to use for research see the following guides.

Guides

  • Research Our Records online catalog, new to archival research?, research in person, research a specific topic, research your ancestry, research military records, order copies of records, browse online exhibits.
  • Resources for Genealogists start your family research, events, browse popular topics, tools for genealogists, Family Tree Friday  blog, most requested records, 1940 census, genealogy-related articles, and caring for your family records.
  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States in National Archives Archives.gov at http://archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ (accessed 5 April 2009). Provides a general overview of NARA's holdings at the record group level, and is intended to assist researchers in identifying which record groups may have material relevant to their research topics. This Internet edition is an expanded version of Robert B. Matchette, and Jan Shelton Danis, Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States, 3rd ed., 3 vols. (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 1998). (FHL Collection 973 A3gui). WorldCat entry.
  • Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M. Kvasnicka, eds. Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States. 3rd ed. (Washington, DC: NARA, 2000) (FHL Collection 973 J53e). WorldCat entry. Explains records collections used most by genealogical researchers: Census, Passenger Arrivals and Border Crossings, Naturalizations, Military, Land, Native Americans, African Americans, and more.
  • Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, The Archives: a Guide to the National Archives Field Branches (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988) (FHL Collection 973 A3sz). WorldCat entry. Several page descriptions for each Regional Branch, but mostly a list of record groups by number. Relatively little of the book is about the main branch.
  • Christina K. Schaefer, The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capitol Area (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1996) (FHL Collection 975.3 A3sc). WorldCat entry. Explains using research rooms, census, military, immigration, naturalization, passport, American Indian, African American, Confederate, tax, W.P.A., and federal land records.
  • US National Archives YouTube Channel - hundreds of videos about the archives and their collections and services

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5]
  • National Archives at Philadelphia, PA, records of federal agencies and courts for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, and military records.[6]
  • National Archives—Regional Branches. Each Regional Branch has copies of key records in Washington, as well as regional records, e.g. Atlanta for the Southern region, and Fort Worth has a strong American Indian collection.
  • NARA National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, government and military personnel records starting 1917.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, has many National Archives census, immigration, land, military, and naturalization records on microfilm. For a list of microfilms at both NARA and the Family History Library, click here.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.
  • Ancestry.com ($) subscription site with wide-ranging images and indexes of National Archives census, military, naturalization, passenger arrivals, border crossings, and published passenger lists.
  • Fold3.com ($) subscription site with indexes and images to hundreds of National Archives record types including Revolutionary War and Civil War service records and pensions, draft registrations, census, etc.
  • HeritageQuestOnline.com ($) by subscription & at many libraries--Revolutionary War pension & bounty land files.
  • Castle Garden 1830-1892 and Ellis Island 1892-1924 indexes & images to New York City passenger arrivals.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact in National Archives (accessed 23 February 2014).
  2. 2.0 2.1 College Park, Maryland in National Archives (accessed 23 February 2014).
  3. "About ARC" in National Archives Archives.gov at http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/about-arc.html (accessed 5 April 2009).
  4. "What will I find in AAD?" in "Getting Started Guide" in "Access to Archival Databases (AAD)" in National Archives Archives.gov at http://aad.archives.gov/aad/help/getting-started-guide.html#find (accessed 5 April 2009).
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia in National Archives (accessed 20 December 2013).
  7. The Collections in Local History and Genealogy Reading Room in Library of Congress (accessed 31 December 2013).
  8. Maryland Vital Statistics Administration: General Information in Department of Health and Mental Hygene (accessed 24 February 2014).
  9. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 113. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  10. Genealogy in Virginia Department of Health (accessed 4 January 2014).




 

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