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The USGenWeb is at www.usgenweb.org

The USGenNet is at www.usgennet.org

The American History and Genealogy Project is at www.ahgp.org

The American Local History Network is at www.alhn.org

The most important online American resources are

Government Archives

NARA National Archives & Records Administation ◊◊◊www.archives.gov

AAD Access to Archival Databases ◊◊◊ www.archives.gov/aad

New Jersey State Archives searchable databases are at

For addresses and phone numbers of State and County vital records offices go to ◊◊www.genealogy.com/00000229.html

Census Records

Sample census forms are in PDF format at www.ancestry.com/save/charts/census.htm and GIF format at www.genealogy.com/00000061.html

There are two Census Projects run by USGenWeb Project members.

Maryland state flagMaryland State Archives Census Indexes (1776, 1778, 1870, 1880) are at ◊◊◊www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/html/censussearch.html
There are additional Maryland records identified at ◊◊◊www.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/refserv/html/quickref.html

Utah federal census indexes are at

Land Records

Search Federal Land Patents Databases at ◊◊◊www.glorecords.blm.gov.

McGill University's Canadian County Atlas Digital Project is at ◊◊◊digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas.  The county maps show the boundaries of every farm with the name of the resident. This is an outstanding genealogy resource, but I am not aware of a similar resource for the U.S.A. Similar historical atlases were printed for counties in the U.S.A.

The Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patents from the Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office for the states of;

Immigration Records

Ellis Island immigrant records between 1892 and 1924 are at

The NARA AAD Famine Irish Data Files 1846-1851 are at ◊◊◊http://aad.archives.gov (Set subject to Irish)

The North Dakota State University Digital Commons is at

Indiana naturalization records are at

The Mayflower passenger list 1620 is at ◊www.mayflowerhistory.com

Nearly 250,000 Chinese people passed through the immigration stations in San
Francisco and Honolulu between 1882 and 1955. They are identified in a database at ◊◊http://casefiles.berkeley.edu

The Maritime Heritage Project: Ships to San Francisco 1849-1868 is at ◊www.maritimeheritage.org/log.htm

Passenger lists for ships traveling to California between 1848 and 1873 are at ◊www.sfgenealogy.com/californiabound/cbindex.htm

Galveston Immigration Database is at www.galvestonhistory.org/Texas_Seaport_Museum.asp

Indianola Immigrant Database is at http://vrhc.uhv.edu/manuscripts/indianola

Military Records

Louisiana State University's U.S. Civil War Center is at ◊◊◊www.cwc.lsu.edu

Florida State Archive's collections including the
World War I military service cards are at

The Library of Virginia World War I History Commission Questionnaires are at

Tennessee state flagThe Index to Tennessee World War I Veterans is at

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flagPennsylvania Soldiers of the Great War database is at ◊◊◊www.carnegielibrary.org/research/genealogy/genealogy/wwi.html
The Pennsylvania Archives Records Information Access System is at ◊◊◊www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp

The NARA World War II Dead and Missing from Army and Army Air Forces is at  ◊◊◊www.archives.gov
The NARA World War II Casualties for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard is at  ◊◊◊ www.archives.gov

WWI U.S. Draft Registrations are at ◊◊www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rwguide/WWIdraft.html

Another site to check is The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System sponsored by the National Park Service at ◊◊◊www.itd.nps.gov/cwss. The system features an on-line database of names of soldiers, sailors, and United States Colored Troops who served in the Civil War.

For a fee, you can access the American Civil War Research Database at ◊◊www.civilwardata.com.

Steve Morse's Ellis Island and Census web site is at http://stevemorse.org


There are a number of historic city directories at ◊http://olddirectorysearch.com

An 1884 Berlin Vermont Business Directory is at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont


Univerisity of Utah's Digital Collections site is at

Virginia historical newspaper index is at


The Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-present is at

Books Online

Cornell University Library's contributions to Making of America (MOA), a digital library is at ◊◊digital.library.cornell.edu/m/moa.


Legal land descriptions in the U.S.A. is described at ◊◊www.outfitters.com/genealogy/land/land.html

MARDOS Memorial Library of On-Line Books & Maps is at www.memoriallibrary.com

The 1895 USA Atlas is at www.livgenmi.com/1895

The National Association of Counties shows US county geography at http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm

U. S. Town/County Database is at ◊◊resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/townco.cgi. For example, a search for the town of Graymont results in the following table of 3 locations with that name.

City State County
Graymont AL Jefferson
Graymont IL Livingston
Graymont CO ClearCreek

Historical Atlas of Georgian Counties is at ◊ georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu

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