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*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table]]  
 
*[[United States Record Selection Table|United States Record Selection Table]]  
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES records collections for the U.S.] available on FamilySearch.org.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_STATES FamilySearch] U.S. record collections available on FamilySearch.org.  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ Rotating Formation County Boundary Maps and Atlases for each State]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ Rotating Formation County Boundary Maps and Atlases for each State]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]  
 
*[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>  
 
*[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]]  
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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://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/US.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/US.pdf BYU United States Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>  
*[http://www.mycountycourthouse.com/ State, County & City Government Court records and Links]
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*[http://www.mycountycourthouse.com/ State, County &amp; City Government Court records and Links]  
*[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/ American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)]
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*[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/ American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)]  
*[http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War]
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*[http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War]  
*[http://www.bmd101.com/ How to order State Vital Records]
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*[http://www.bmd101.com/ How to order State Vital Records]  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/ Rotating Formation State / County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ Rotating Formation State / County Boundary Maps and Atlases]  
*[http://www.digitalstatearchives.com/ Online State Archives] are an often-overlooked resource that can include very useful family history information such as state census and voter rolls, military pensions, slave records, court cases, and much more.
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*[http://www.digitalstatearchives.com/ Online State Archives] are an often-overlooked resource that can include very useful family history information such as state census and voter rolls, military pensions, slave records, court cases, and much more.  
*United States of America Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=164.0 RootsChat United States of America Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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*United States of America Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=164.0 RootsChat United States of America Resources and help pages. (Free)]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator LDS Family History Center locator] These centers have 14 free websites which would otherwise cost $; and they offer research assistance.
  
 
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<br> '''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''<br>  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''<br>  
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*[[United States Census Mortality Schedule, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Census Mortality Schedules, 1850 through 1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[United States Census Mortality Schedule, 1850 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States Census Mortality Schedules, 1850 through 1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  

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