Frontier Roots Toolkit

Frontier Roots Toolkit

Books, Web sites and more

State Historical Societies

Colorado Historical Society

1300 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2305 <coloradohistory.org>

Idaho State Historical Society

1109 Main St., Suite 250 Boise, ID 83702 (208) 334-2682 <www2.state.id.us/ishs>

Kansas State Historical Society

6425 SW Sixth Ave. Topeka, KS 66615 (785) 272-8681 <www.kshs.org>

Minnesota Historical Society

345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102 (651) 296-6126 <www.mnhs.org>

Montana Historical Society

Box 201201 225 N. Roberts Helena, MT 59620 (406) 444-2694 <www.his.state.mt.us>

Nebraska State Historical Society

Box 82554 1500 R St. Lincoln, NE 68501 <www.nebraskahistory.org>

State Historical Society of North Dakota

612 E. Boulevard Ave. Bismarck, ND 58505 (701) 328-2666

<www.state.nd.us/hist>

South Dakota State Historical Society

900 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501 (605) 773-3458 <www.sdhistory.org>

Utah State Historical Society

300 S. Rio Grande Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 533-3500 <history.utah.org>

Wyoming State Historical Society

PMB#184 1740H Dell Range Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82009 <www.wyshs.org>
 
 
On the Bookshelf

From the Grave: A Roadside Guide to Colorado’s Pioneer Cemeteries by Linda Wommack (Caxton Press)

Frontier House by Simon Shaw with Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith (Pocket Books)

• The Far West and the Great Plains in Transition 1859-1900 by Rodman Paul and Martin Ridge (University of Oklahoma Press)

Feels Like Far: A Rancher’s Life on the Great Plains by Linda Hasselstrom (Mariner Books)

The American West by Dee Brown (Touchstone Books)

Battles and Skirmishes of the Great Sioux War, 1876-1877: The Military View edited by Jerome A. Greene (University of Oklahoma Press)

Kansas and the Homestead Act, 1862-1905 by Lawrence Bacon (Ayer Co.)

All That Glitters: Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek by Elizabeth Jameson (University of Illinois Press)

Land in Her Own Name: Women As Homesteaders in North Dakota by H. Elaine Lindgren (University of Oklahoma Press)

The Women’s West by Susan Armitage (University of Oklahoma Press)

Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women’s West edited by Elizabeth Jameson and Susan Armitage (University of Oklahoma Press)

Kansas Territorial Settlers of 1860 Who Were Born in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by Clara Hamlett Robertson (Clearfield Co.)

Continuing Your Genealogical Research in Minnesota by Marilyn Lind (Linden Tree)

Tracing Your Dakota Roots: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dakotas by Cathy A. Langemo and Jo Ann B. Winistorfer (Dakota Roots)

Custer, Come At Once! The Fort Hays Years of George and Elizabeth Custer, 1867-1870 by Blaine Burkey (Thomas More Prep, out of print)

Indian Raids in Lincoln County, Kansas, 1864 and 7869I by C. Bernhardt (The Lincoln Sentinel Print, out of print)

Beyond the Far Ridge: Pioneering in the Rocky Mountain High Country by Edward Mark McGough (High Plains Press)

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

The Gold Rush Widows of Little Falls by Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith (Minnesota Historical Press)

 
Find it on the Web

GENERAL SITES

Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers

<www.cowboysranch.com/SD.html>

Homesteading

<www.usgennet.org/usa/or/county/union/homesteading.htm>

Pioneer Sod Houses

<websteader.com/wbstdsd1.htm>

Women Pioneers of the Northern Great Plains

<memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ndfahtml/hult_women.html>

Index to the 1895 Kansas State Census

<www.kshs.org/library/cens8ks.htm#indexes>

Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days

<www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/Journals/HPR>

Genealogy Data Files, Denver Public Library

<dpl20.denver.lib.co.us/dpl/whg/datafile.html>

Mountain Men and the Fur Trade

<www.xmission.com/~drudy/amm.html>

Diary of a Wyoming Pioneer Woman

<www.wyomingcompanion.com/wchh.html#Pioneer>

STATE GEN WEB SITES

Colorado GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~cogenweb>

Idaho GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~idgenweb>

Kansas GenWeb

<skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb>

Minnesota GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~mngenweb>

Montana GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~mtgenweb>

Nebraska GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~negenweb>

North Dakota GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~ndgenweb>

South Dakota GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~sdgenweb>

Utah GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~utgenweb>

Wyoming GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~wygenweb>

STATE GUIDES

Ancestry.com

<www.ancestry.com/search/locality/main.htm>: Choose a state, then click the Sources tab.

Cemeteries of the United States

<www.interment.net/us>

Cyndi’s List

<www.cyndislist.com>

FamilySearch Research Outlines

<www.familysearch.org/ENG/Search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp>

Genealogy.com

<www.genealogy.com/00000174.htmI>

RootsWeb County Resources

<resources.rootsweb.com/USA>

RootsWeb State Resources

<www.rootsweb.com/roots-l>

QUERY BULLETIN BOARDS

Ancestry/RootsWeb

<boards.ancestry.com>

Gen Forum

<genforum.genealogy.com>

INDIAN WARS

Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars

<www.buffalosoldier.net>

Northern Cheyenne Sand Creek Massacre

<www.sandcreek.org>

Washita Battlefield National Park

<www.nps.gov/waba>

Little Big Horn Associates

<www.lbha.org>

The Sioux Uprising of 1862

<www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/tbacig/studproj/a1041/siouxup>

Crazy Horse

 
From the June 2002 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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