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Be sure to check 75 Best Genealogy Websites for US States in 2014 from Family Tree Magazine.
- Alabama Department of Archives and History.
- Alabama Historical Records Collections – (FamilySearch link)1
- Cyndi’s Alabama List
- DocSouth Listing of Alabama Resources
- Arkansas Historical Record Collections – (FamilySearch link)1
- DocSouth Listing of Arkansas Resources
- Digital Library of Georgia – Browse by Period, County, Institution, etc.
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922
- DocSouth Listing of Georgia Resources
- Researching your Georgia Ancestors – large list of links for Georgia genealogy research. *New* 2/27/2016
- Federal Township Plats of Illinois
- Illinois State Archives
- Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales – Search by Location or Name of Purchaser.
- Chicago History Museum Research Center – See this PDF file on the site for 1909 & 1911 changes made to street numbers in Chicago.
- Illinois Newspapers – An online collection. Click on “TITLES” for a list of all newspapers available.
- DocSouth Listing of Illinois Resources
- Database about Indiana Civil War veterans: Grand Army of the Republic Members Appointed in Indiana (1885). Free, no membership is required to view. Note that it is 3.2G file ergo it may not load fast.
- DocSouth Listing of Indiana Resources
- Missouri Birth/Death Records – Death certificates are available in PDF or image form. Index is complete for 1910 – 1964.
- Missouri Public Records
- Missouri Digital Heritage – the timeline below is on this site.
- Timeline of Missouri History
- Grundy County cemetery listings
- History of Missouri
- Pictures of Laredo, Missouri – town and people
- Missouri Soldiers Database, War of 1812-World War I – if you have family that enlisted in Missouri, you are indeed fortunate. This is a rare database. I do not know any other state that has one as comprehensive.
- Missouri Newspapers ~ I’ve started with the one in 1836 printed in Liberty, Missouri. Although I haven’t found anything about an ancestor, it is fascinating reading.
- Cyndi’s Missouri List
- DocSouth Listing of Missouri Resources
- North Carolina Estate Files, 1663 – 1979 – (FamilySearch link)
- North Carolina Maps “… contains more than 3,000 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to 2000, and including detailed maps for each of North Carolina’s one hundred counties.”
- North Carolina Land Grant Images and Data “… contains searchable data for over 216,000 land grants issued by the state of North Carolina from 1663 to 1960.”
- North Carolina State Archives
- North Carolina Family Records Online
- North Carolina Digital Collections
- Genealogy Research page on State Library of North Carolina
- State Archives of North Carolina
- Colonial & State Records of North Carolina – from DocSouth. See the Collections page for more NC & other Southern information.
- Oklahoma Death & Birth Records Index – Online as of Jan 2017. NOTE: Index only.
- DocSouth Listing of Oklahoma Resources
- Pennsylvania Historical Record Collections – (FamilySearch link)1
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania – see Genealogists & Community Historians section
- DocSouth Listing of Pennsylvania Resources
- South Carolina Historical Record Collections – (FamilySearch link)1
- DocSouth Listing of South Carolina Resources
- TNGenWeb.org site
- DocSouth Listing of Tennessee Resources
- Library of Virginia – various research, some on-line. See Michael Neill’s Search Tip re Personal Names for this site.
- Virginia Taxes & Tax Lists for the Colonial and Early Federal Period – a discussion of Early VA Taxes, Tax Lists, & “Censuses” followed by a bibliography of published VA Tax and US Census Substitute sources.
- Shenandoah County, VA GenWeb site
- Virginia Formation Maps – free on Ancestry.com.
- Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia – Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800 by Lyman Chalkley.
- Encyclopedia of Virginia
- DocSouth Listing of Virginia Resources
- Washington State Genealogical Resource Guide
- Washington State Archives – Genealogy section
- Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
- DocSouth Listing of Washington Resources
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- Remember on FamilySearch.org listings: if the record has “Browse Images”, it means that that set of records has not been indexed. – (FamilySearch link)1