Libraries, Archives and Societies

Each of the links below provides access to organizations that offer at least some free resources.

LibGuides Community

ArchiveGrid – local archives and repositories in the United States

This article is from 2013 and some of the links might be outdated, but it’s still a fabulous starting point:
250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives

State Genealogical Societies:

Genealogy and Historical Societies Listed by State

Genealogical Societies

Ancestry’s List

Historical Societies:

U.S. Historical Societies

Directory of Historical Societies

Historical and Genealogical Societies of the U.S.

List of Historical Societies

Ethnic societies :

Ethnic Societies Directory

Cyndi’s List

Federation of Genealogical Societies – has many ethnic societies, but database is in ABC order so you will have to scroll.

Major Genealogy Collections in Libraries:

Allen County Public Library and their Genealogy Center

DAR Library

Family History Library

Library of Congress

New England Historic Genealogical Society

U.S. National Archives


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