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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.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ Rotating Formation County Boundary Maps and Atlases for each State]
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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]]  
*[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.  
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*[http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/general_ref/us_base/stco2003/stco2003.pdf United States Census Bureau State and County Map]. 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)  
 
*[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>
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*[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>  
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*[http://www.mycountycourthouse.com/ State, County &amp; City Government Court records and Links]
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*[http://www.revolutionarywar101.com/ American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)]
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*[http://www.americancivilwar101.com/ The American Civil War]
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*[http://www.bmd101.com/ How to order State Vital Records]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/ Rotating Formation State / County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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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.
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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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*[[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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*[[Major Databases for Beginning United States Research|Database Websites]]
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*[[United States Directories|Directories]]
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*[[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[United States Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[United States For Further Reading|For Further Reading]]
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*More people died in the [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/ 1918 Influenza epidemic] than in World War I.
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Getting started with United States research

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