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The following links are good resources for you to find information on any of the topics below:  
 
The following links are good resources for you to find information on any of the topics below:  
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States United States]
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*[[United_States|United States]]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/ Google]  
 
*[http://www.google.com/ Google]  
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*[http://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index Heritagequest.com] ~pay for site~ free patron use in most Family History Centers
 
*[http://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index Heritagequest.com] ~pay for site~ free patron use in most Family History Centers
  
<br>This list includes suggestions of sites&nbsp;where you might find county-specific information to use on your pages, as well as general links you might wish to include as further research resources. <br>  
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<br>This list includes suggestions of sites&nbsp;where you might find county-specific information to use on your pages, as well as general links you might wish to include as further research resources. <br>
  
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research]  
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*[[African_American_Research|African American Research]]  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ AfriGeneas] – African American Genealogy&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ AfriGeneas] – African American Genealogy&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/ USGenWeb African American Griots Project]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/ USGenWeb African American Griots Project]&nbsp;  
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==== American Indians  ====
 
==== American Indians  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Indians_of_the_United_States_and_Their_Records Indians of the Untied States and Their Records]  
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*[[Indians_of_the_United_States_and_Their_Records|Indians of the Untied States and Their Records]]  
 
*[http://www.genealogybranches.com/nativeamericans.html Online Native American Indian Genealogy Records &amp; Databases]
 
*[http://www.genealogybranches.com/nativeamericans.html Online Native American Indian Genealogy Records &amp; Databases]
  
 
==== Archives and Libraries  ====
 
==== Archives and Libraries  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Archives_and_Libraries United States Archives and Libraries]  
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*[[United_States_Archives_and_Libraries|United States Archives and Libraries]]  
 
*[http://libraries.com/ Libraries.com]&nbsp;~Lists public libraries by state/county~  
 
*[http://libraries.com/ Libraries.com]&nbsp;~Lists public libraries by state/county~  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers]&nbsp;  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/stateres.html Allen County Public Library] Genealogy Center  
 
*[http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/genealogy/stateres.html Allen County Public Library] Genealogy Center  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/National_Archives_and_Records_Administration Nathional Archives and Records Administration]
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*[[National_Archives_and_Records_Administration|Nathional Archives and Records Administration]]
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Cemeteries United States Cemeteries]  
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*[[United_States_Cemeteries|United States Cemeteries]]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~&nbsp; search on your&nbsp;county&nbsp;USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~&nbsp; search on your&nbsp;county&nbsp;USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Cemetery listing and transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Search on your county&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Cemetery listing and transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Search on your county&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Cemeteries United States Census]  
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*[[United_States_Cemeteries|United States Census]]  
 
*List any transcriptions available, including those at paid sites, but indicate that it requires a paid subscription i.e. 1930 Smith County Census - [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]&nbsp;~pay for site~&nbsp;free patron use in most Family History Centers  
 
*List any transcriptions available, including those at paid sites, but indicate that it requires a paid subscription i.e. 1930 Smith County Census - [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]&nbsp;~pay for site~&nbsp;free patron use in most Family History Centers  
 
*Check [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Archives Project]&nbsp; ~ Search by location ~ &nbsp;<br>
 
*Check [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Archives Project]&nbsp; ~ Search by location ~ &nbsp;<br>
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Church_Records United States Church Records]  
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*[[United_States_Church_Records|United States Church Records]]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/church/ USGenWeb Church Records Project]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/church/ USGenWeb Church Records Project]&nbsp;  
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Directories United States Directories]  
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*[[United_States_Directories|United States Directories]]  
 
*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com US City Directories]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.uscitydirectories.com US City Directories]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/directories/ Distant Cousins] &nbsp;&nbsp;Have actual directories scanned for many states
 
*[http://distantcousin.com/directories/ Distant Cousins] &nbsp;&nbsp;Have actual directories scanned for many states
  
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Emigration_and_Immigration United States Emigration and Immigration]
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*[[United_States_Emigration_and_Immigration|United States Emigration and Immigration]]
  
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
 
==== Funeral Homes  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Gazetteers United States Gazetteers]
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*[[United_States_Gazetteers|United States Gazetteers]]
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Genealogy United States Genealogy]
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*[[United_States_Genealogy|United States Genealogy]]
  
 
==== Historical Geography  ====
 
==== Historical Geography  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_History United States History]  
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*[[United_States_History|United States History]]  
 
*[http://books.google.com/books Google Books] Search for you County Name. This site has a large colleciton of digitized books.  
 
*[http://books.google.com/books Google Books] Search for you County Name. This site has a large colleciton of digitized books.  
 
*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives]  
 
*[http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archives]  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Land_and_Property United States Land and Property]  
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*[[United_States_Land_and_Property|United States Land and Property]]  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ General Land Office Records] - government&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ General Land Office Records] - government&nbsp;
  
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==== Law and Legislation  ====
 
==== Law and Legislation  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Maps United States Maps]  
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*[[United_States_Maps|United States Maps]]  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/ David Rumsey Historical Map Collection]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/ David Rumsey Historical Map Collection]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com Historic Map Works ].... largeset collection of historic maps ~pay for site~&nbsp;free patron use in most Family History Centers  
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com Historic Map Works ].... largeset collection of historic maps ~pay for site~&nbsp;free patron use in most Family History Centers  
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*[http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps]
 
*[http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps]
  
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==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Military_Records United States Military Records]  
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*[[United_States_Military_Records|United States Military Records]]  
 
*[http://www.civil-war.net/ The Civil War Home Page]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.civil-war.net/ The Civil War Home Page]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.civilwar.com/ Civil War]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.civilwar.com/ Civil War]&nbsp;  
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==== Minorities  ====
 
==== Minorities  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Minorities United States Minorities]
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*[[United_States_Minorities|United States Minorities]]
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Naturalization_and_Citizenship#Most_Popular_Websites_for_Naturalization_Records Naturalization Records]
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*[[United_States_Naturalization_and_Citizenship#Most_Popular_Websites_for_Naturalization_Records|Naturalization Records]]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Newspapers United States Newspapers]  
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*[[United_States_Newspapers|United States Newspapers]]  
 
*[http://www.newspapers.com/ Newspapers.com] for listings&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.newspapers.com/ Newspapers.com] for listings&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ OnlineNewspapers] for listing&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ OnlineNewspapers] for listing&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive]&nbsp;~pay for site~
 
*[http://newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive]&nbsp;~pay for site~
  
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==== Occupations  ====
 
==== Occupations  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Periodicals United States Periodicals]  
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*[[United_States_Periodicals|United States Periodicals]]  
 
*Check [http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page Ancestry.com Periodical List]&nbsp;  
 
*Check [http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page Ancestry.com Periodical List]&nbsp;  
 
*Check [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3165 PERSI]&nbsp;~largest index of genealogic periodicals~  
 
*Check [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3165 PERSI]&nbsp;~largest index of genealogic periodicals~  
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==== Societies&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Societies&nbsp;  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Societies United States Societies]  
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*[[United_States_Societies|United States Societies]]  
 
*[http://www.stenseth.org/us/statehs.html Historical Societies]&nbsp;~Listing your state~  
 
*[http://www.stenseth.org/us/statehs.html Historical Societies]&nbsp;~Listing your state~  
 
*[http://www.fgs.org/membership/members.php Federation of Genealogical Societies]&nbsp;~Listing by state~
 
*[http://www.fgs.org/membership/members.php Federation of Genealogical Societies]&nbsp;~Listing by state~
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*Do Google search for your county and "tax list"
 
*Do Google search for your county and "tax list"
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/United_States_Vital_Records United States Vital Records]
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*[[United_States_Vital_Records|United States Vital Records]]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net USGenWeb Archives Project ]&nbsp;~by state/county~  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net USGenWeb Archives Project ]&nbsp;~by state/county~  
 
*Search google for state/county and the term "births," "deaths," "marriages" and "divorces."  
 
*Search google for state/county and the term "births," "deaths," "marriages" and "divorces."  
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*Your website  
 
*Your website  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb&nbsp;County and State listings]&nbsp;&nbsp;~state listings can be found on US site~<br>  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb&nbsp;County and State listings]&nbsp;&nbsp;~state listings can be found on US site~<br>
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family Search&nbsp;Catalog]&nbsp;  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family Search&nbsp;Catalog]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/ NARA] - National Archives and Records Administration &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/ NARA] - National Archives and Records Administration &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net USGenWeb Archives Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~Search your county~ &nbsp; &nbsp;
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net USGenWeb Archives Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~Search your county~ &nbsp; &nbsp;

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The following links are good resources for you to find information on any of the topics below:


This list includes suggestions of sites where you might find county-specific information to use on your pages, as well as general links you might wish to include as further research resources.


African American

American Indians

Archives and Libraries

Biographies

 

Cemeteries

Census

  • United States Census
  • List any transcriptions available, including those at paid sites, but indicate that it requires a paid subscription i.e. 1930 Smith County Census - Ancestry.com ~pay for site~ free patron use in most Family History Centers
  • Check USGenWeb Archives Project  ~ Search by location ~  

Church Records

County Commissioner's Records

Directories


Emigration and Immigration

Funeral Homes

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Historical Geography

History

Land and Property


Law and Legislation

Maps


Military Records

Minorities

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers


Occupations

  • Refer to census listings
  • About.com a Glossary of Old Occupations and Trades  

Pensions

Periodicals

Prison Records

Private Papers

  • Check the USGenWeb Archives Project for your county for Bible records, etc.     
  • Check the USGenWeb County site for donated records  ~Find county links on state page, state URLs are on U.S. site.

Probate Records

Schools

Societies 


Taxation

  • Do Google search for your county and "tax list"


Vital Records


Websites