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== Research Tools  ==
 
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*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table]]<br>
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*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table]]<br>  
*[http://www.nationalatlas.gov/printable.html Printable Maps from the National Atlas of the United States] -- The Reference and Outline Maps of the United States and of the individual states are of most value to a genealogist. Other types of maps are also available from this site.<br>
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*[http://www.nationalatlas.gov/printable.html Printable Maps from the National Atlas of the United States] -- The Reference and Outline Maps of the United States and of the individual states are of most value to a genealogist. Other types of maps are also available from this site.<br>  
 
*[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]]  
 
*[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]]  
 
*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;This map will allow you to zoom in on any State or County in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring Counties. This makes it easy to see close by locations where other relatives might have lived. This map shows current Counties, consult the individual State Maps section to find out about historical maps. You can even type in a county name in the search box to locate the county on the map.  
 
*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. &nbsp;This map will allow you to zoom in on any State or County in the United States and read the names of all of the neighboring Counties. This makes it easy to see close by locations where other relatives might have lived. This map shows current Counties, consult the individual State Maps section to find out about historical maps. You can even type in a county name in the search box to locate the county on the map.  
*[http://www.google.com/books?id=1ooBAAAAMAAJ&pg A complete descriptive and statistical gazetteer of the United States of America ...: with an abstract of the census and statistics for 1840] (Compiled by Daniel Haskel, John Calvin Smith pub 1843)
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*[http://www.google.com/books?id=1ooBAAAAMAAJ&pg A complete descriptive and statistical gazetteer of the United States of America ...: with an abstract of the census and statistics for 1840] (Compiled by Daniel Haskel, John Calvin Smith pub 1843)  
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/UnitedStates.pdf BYU United States Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/UnitedStates.pdf BYU United States Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>
  
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*[[Create an external link|Add links]] to the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/ David Rumsey Map Collection] for the state or county in question. For an example, see the [[Pennsylvania]].  
 
*[[Create an external link|Add links]] to the [http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/ David Rumsey Map Collection] for the state or county in question. For an example, see the [[Pennsylvania]].  
 
*Volunteer to be a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for the United States portal, or one of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator#Who_are_the_Moderators.3F|unclaimed states]]. Contact a [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Emailuser/Nixiao Sysop] to express your interest in this role.  
 
*Volunteer to be a [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for the United States portal, or one of the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator#Who_are_the_Moderators.3F|unclaimed states]]. Contact a [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Emailuser/Nixiao Sysop] to express your interest in this role.  
*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search
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*Add each state or county's creation date and parent states/counties. This information can be found using the http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&amp;columns=*,0,0 Place Search
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  {{dead link}} in the Family History Library Catalog.  
 
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*Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is Brigham Young University's [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.html Family History Archives]. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the [[BYU-FHL Digital Book Collection|BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection]] page.  
 
*Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is Brigham Young University's [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.html Family History Archives]. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the [[BYU-FHL Digital Book Collection|BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection]] page.  
 
*Want your name in lights? The [[United States Maps]] needs a major overhaul, and as soon as it's done I'd like to put it on the Featured Content section of this page. [http://www.bestessays.com/ Writing services]. The current [[United States Maps]] article, was written years ago with printed sources in mind. Today roughly 80% of a genealogist's needs for U.S. maps can be met by using a few incredible, free Websites. If you'd like to overhaul this page, have at it! For ideas, see the [[Talk:United States Maps|United States Maps discussion page]].
 
*Want your name in lights? The [[United States Maps]] needs a major overhaul, and as soon as it's done I'd like to put it on the Featured Content section of this page. [http://www.bestessays.com/ Writing services]. The current [[United States Maps]] article, was written years ago with printed sources in mind. Today roughly 80% of a genealogist's needs for U.S. maps can be met by using a few incredible, free Websites. If you'd like to overhaul this page, have at it! For ideas, see the [[Talk:United States Maps|United States Maps discussion page]].
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== Territories and Federal District  ==
 
== Territories and Federal District  ==
  
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*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] has a new [http://go.footnote.com/blackhistory/ African American history collection] online.  
 
*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] has a new [http://go.footnote.com/blackhistory/ African American history collection] online.  
 
*New FamilySearch [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 U.S. Research classes now online!]  
 
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*You never know which ancestors you'll find in the newly posted [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918] at [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1264&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ancestry.com].
 
*You never know which ancestors you'll find in the newly posted [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918] at [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1264&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Ancestry.com].
  
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*[[United States Basic Search Strategies|Basic Search Strategies]]  
 
*[[United States Basic Search Strategies|Basic Search Strategies]]  
 
*[[United States Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]  
 
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*A [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Census-2000-Data-Top-US-Ancestries-by-County.jpg 2000 map] of the top country of origin of ancestors of citizens in each U.S. county is at wikimedia.org.  
 
*A [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Census-2000-Data-Top-US-Ancestries-by-County.jpg 2000 map] of the top country of origin of ancestors of citizens in each U.S. county is at wikimedia.org.  
 
*More people died in the [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/ 1918 Influenza epidemic] than in World War I.  
 
*More people died in the [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/ 1918 Influenza epidemic] than in World War I.  
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Contents

Getting started with The United States research

Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.

Principles of Family History Research

  1. Identify What You Know
  2. Decide What You Want to Learn
  3. Select Records to Search
  4. Obtain and Search the Records
  5. Use the Information

States

Click on a state to go to that state's page:

WashingtonOregonCaliforniaIdahoHawaiiAlaskaNevadaMontanaWyomingUtahArizonaColoradoNew MexicoNorth DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaWisconsinMichiganIllinoisIndianaOhioKentuckyTennesseeMississippiAlabamaGeorgia (state)FloridaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaVirginiaWest VirginiaPennsylvaniaNew YorkVermontNew HampshireMaineMassachusettsRhode IslandConnecticutNew JerseyDelawareMarylandDistrict of ColumbiaUSimagemap.jpg

Research Strategies

Research Tools

Help Wanted

Interested in editing or adding to the Wiki? The United States page, the state pages, and the county pages need you! Here are some simple ways you can add information other researchers need!

  • Add links to digitized state and county histories. A large collection of such histories is Brigham Young University's Family History Archives. A shortcut to searching it for local histories is on the BYU-FHL Digital Books Collection page.
  • Want your name in lights? The United States Maps needs a major overhaul, and as soon as it's done I'd like to put it on the Featured Content section of this page. Writing services. The current United States Maps article, was written years ago with printed sources in mind. Today roughly 80% of a genealogist's needs for U.S. maps can be met by using a few incredible, free Websites. If you'd like to overhaul this page, have at it! For ideas, see the United States Maps discussion page.

Territories and Federal District

Former Territories

News

more...

Topics
Did You Know?
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