This gateway to digital collections from California’s libraries, archives and museums features more than 1.7 million images, texts and recordings, on topics from hotels to holiday postcards, early pioneers to Japanese American internment camps.
Among the more than 300,000 individual records from select collections housed in the State Library and Archives of Florida and digitized here are militia records, Spanish land grants, early auto registrations, Confederate pension applications and WWI service cards. You can also peruse old Florida maps, listen to old-time radio, watch hundreds of videos, and search more than 2,000 historical photos.
Learn all about the Land of Lincoln at this handsome site from the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State’s office (which has its own data-filled site at). Collections include oral histories, newspapers, manuscripts, photos, letters, postcards and more.
Fans of the Seeking Michigan site, don’t panic: This new site has all the digital records from that past 101 honoree, including death records, state censuses and newspaper indexes—more than 10 million records in all. Keep a lookout for an additional 7 million indexed naturalization records that are in the works as of writing.
The one-click People Records Search makes it easy to explore birth, death and state census records, veterans’ graves and the Gold Star Roll. Even if you don’t have Minnesota roots, check out the collection of over 300,000 digitized newspaper pages from 25-plus different Swedish American newspaper titles published across the United States.
This impressive collection of databases totals 9 million records—searchable all together or separately—including military records, births, deaths, naturalizations, censuses, city directories and even local historical society newsletters.
We realize not too many folks have Wyoming roots, but this friendly, easy-to-use site stands out for its index to death records from 1909 to 1969, digitized newspapers from 1849 to 1923, oral histories, county record inventories and helpful how-to’s.