Alabama Mosaic NEW!
Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
Search for births from 1855 to 1939 and deaths from 1870 to 1964, and view the original records online for free. If only all states put their birth and death records online!
California Digital Newspaper Collection
This site puts more than 8 million articles from California newspapers dating from 1846 to the present at your fingertips. Place quotation marks around a name to search for it as an exact phrase.
Colorado State Historical Records Index Search
This search tool scours entries in original sources, including county birth and death registers, a statewide divorce index (1880-1939), and will and probate records. You can order copies of the original records for a fee.
Denver Public Library Digital Collections
A search of the genealogy collections covers many resources, including indexes to marriages (1858-1939), military records, biographies, obituaries, the 1885 Colorado state census, cemetery records and naturalization records.
This site’s resources include extensive church and cemetery records from Connecticut. Click Home at the bottom for free access to many genealogy resources from New England and Mid-Atlantic states. Use the search box to find a name anywhere on the site.
Digital Library of Georgia
If your ancestors hailed from the Peach State, you can cover a lot of ground here with a single search covering digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers and more from over 60 libraries, archives and museums and 100 government agencies. Use the Advanced Search to limit your search by place, a range of years and media type, such as newspapers or diaries.
Illinois Digital ArchivesNEW!
Digital collections on this site come from the Illinois State Library and other libraries. The collections cover oral histories, manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, maps and more.
Indiana Digital Archives
Search indexes to over a million records, including naturalizations and military records. Coming soon are veterans’ graves registrations and even more naturalizations.
One of the most useful state sites in The USGenWeb Project, the Hawkeye State site has more than a million gravestone photos, more than 2,900 family group sheets, state census transcriptions (1836-1925) and more. Under Quick Links, select either a county or a special project.
This site’s extensive resources for researching your ancestry in the Pine Tree State include indexes to vital records, obituaries, passenger lists, military records and court records. Use the First and Last Name boxes at the top of any page to search all the files at once.
Maine Memory Network NEW!
Digital Commonwealth NEW!
Explore digitized photographs, maps, postcards, manuscripts, books and artifacts from libraries, museums and archives across Massachusetts.
This growing site has more than a million digitized records, including death records (1897-1939), state census records (1827-1894), Civil War service records, oral histories, photographs and plat maps. Click on Advanced Search to select one or more collections to search.
Iron Range Research Center
The Genealogy Database covers more than 1.4 million records, including birth, marriage and cemetery records from the Iron Range, plus alien registrations, naturalization records and obituaries from across Minnesota. Order a copy of a record for $10.
Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections NEW!
This collection includes 210,000-plus items from the state’s cultural heritage organizations. You’ll find newspapers, photographs, diaries, maps, plat books, oral interviews and more.
Missouri Digital Heritage
Access more than 9 million death, military, naturalization, census, land and other records from around the Show-Me State through this site’s main search form. Or, to search individual databases, click on Browse Collections by Topic and then on Genealogy.
Montana Memory Project
Use the search box to find a name in digitized newspapers, yearbooks, prison records (1869-1974), photographs and more from archives across the state.
New Mexico Digital Collections NEW!
This site provides access to digitized manuscripts, as well as photographs, oral histories and maps from libraries and museums across New Mexico. Under Browse All Collections, the Newspapers Database tells where copies are available and includes links to digitized copies of some titles.
German Genealogy Group
Italian Genealogical Group
Thanks to the coordinated efforts of volunteers in these two groups, you can search indexes to births, marriages, deaths, naturalizations and church records in New York City and Long Island. It’s now it’s easy to identify someone’s spouse when using the marriage indexes.
With contributions from cultural heritage institutions across the Tar Heel State, this website from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has digitized newspapers, school yearbooks, historical photographs, city directories, genealogies and more.
This collaborative project includes items from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions statewide. You’ll find yearbooks, county atlases, photos of Civil War officers, over 220,000 newspaper pages and much more.
PA Photos and Documents NEW!
On this site, digitized photos and documents from libraries across Pennsylvania are grouped by subject, such as genealogy, local newspapers, Pennsylvania history and yearbooks. You can search each collection individually, but not all of them at once.
South Dakota Birth Records
This index holds information from more than 275,000 records of South Dakota births that occurred at least 100 years ago, including many delayed birth certificates that were issued for people born before statewide registration began in 1905.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
Indexes here let you search Tennessee death records (1908-1912 and 1914-1933), death notices in Nashville newspapers (1855-1907), Confederate pension applications and Nashville city directories.
Volunteer Voices NEW!
The Portal to Texas History NEW!
Libraries, archives, historical societies and genealogical societies from across the Lone Star State have contributed digitized books, maps and photographs for this site. You’ll find college yearbooks, church records, county histories and newspapers. Use the search box to search sitewide, or click Explore and then Collections to search and browse available collections.
Utah State Cemeteries and Burials
This database contains cemetery records for about 600,000 people buried in Utah. More burials are continually being added. Information comes from both sexton’s records and gravestones. It also links you to the Utah Death Certificate Index (1905-1964).
Recollection Wisconsin NEW!
Historical resources from libraries, archives and historical societies across the Badger State include diaries, letters, local history, newspapers, oral histories, photographs, plat maps and yearbooks.
When genealogy experts say a record is kept on the local, state or federal level, they’re using shorthand for the type of government agency that has custody of the record. The “local level” might be a town clerk or county courthouse. State-level record custodians might be the state vital records office or state archives. Federal-level records might be with a US government entity, such as the National Archives and Records Administration or Citizenship and Immigration Service.
- Local: Vital records, wills and probates, court records, coroner records, property deeds, voter registrations, pre-1906 naturalizations filed in county court
- State: Vital records after state-mandated vital record-keeping began, state censuses, state or colonial land records, some records of military service, state institution (prison, hospital or orphanage) records, pre-1906 naturalizations filed in state court
- Federal: US censuses, passenger lists, military service and pension records for the Revolutionary War and later, federal land patents, pre-1906 naturalizations filed in federal court, naturalizations in 1906 and later, alien registrations, passport applications, Social Security applications, Bureau of Indian Affairs records, federal court records, federal prison records, vital records from overseas military bases
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