African American Genealogical Resources at AL State University
Alabama Department of Archives & History – scroll on the left side to Other Sources and then Historical and Genealogical Societies for a PDF file of many local and county genealogical and historical societies, complete with contact info.
Alabama Department of Archives & History Digital Collections – This is a huge, varied collection. Be sure to check it out carefully!
Alabama Genealogical Society – some public links, but others require a membership
Alabama Genealogy – Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records
ALGenWeb – hosted by county volunteers, so some sites are chock full of records, while others are sparse.
Alabama Genealogical and Historical Societies
FamilySearch Online Genealogy Records for Alabama
Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records 1865-1872
Genealoger Alabama Genealogy Resources
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
First, there is a book that should be on every Alaskan genealogist’s wish list – Alaska Resources: A Guide to Historical Records and Information Resources by Connie Bradbury and David Albert Hales, published by Heritage Quest in 2001. It is currently out of print, but WorldCat shows it is in a number of U.S. libraries. Check Amazon to find one available to purchase.
FamilySearch Alaska Wiki – Links to Alaska records and historical information
FamilySearch – Online Alaska Genealogy Records – This is likely the most comprehensive source of links.
Alaska State Library Resources
Anchorage Genealogical Society
Bureau of Land Management – Alaska
Chronicling America – long list of Alaskan newspapers
Fairbanks Genealogical Society
Library of Congress – Alaskan resources
One Man’s Alaska – Iditarod Facts, History and Information
University of Alaska- digital collections
Sitka National Historical Park
The Sled Dog Relay That Inspired the Iditarod
Valdez Museum Historical Archive – Gold Rush Database
In the early 1800s, Arizona and New Mexico were part of the vast New Mexico Territory. New Mexico Territory appears in the 1850 U.S. census. Arizona doesn’t make its first appearance until 1860, when it is listed as a COUNTY in New Mexico Territory!
Arizona Genealogical and Historical Societies
Arizona Historical Society – Library and Archives Tucson – online genealogy resources
Arizona Memory Project – online historical digital newspapers
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Arizona State University Archives and Special Collections
Chronicling America – Arizona
Linkpendium – Arizona
Online Arizona Death Records & Indexes
University of Arizona – Digital Collections
For earlier lines which might be found in New Mexico before there was an Arizona, here are some resources:
Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Public Library – genealogy resources AND local history collections
Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
Chronicling America – New Mexico Newspapers
FamilySearch Wiki – New Mexico
Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
Historical Society of New Mexico
Linkpendium – New Mexico
New Mexico Genealogical Society – Click on E-Research for links to
Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society (Arkansas Chapter)- The resources link has a very long list of organizations and websites , including many geared to African-American research and/or local Arkansas research.
ARGenWeb – part of USGenWeb; free site updated by volunteers. It is organized at the county level. Some counties are full of great information, while others are hit and miss.
Arkansas Genealogical Society – The Arkansas Family Historian magazine is digitized and online covering 1962-2009.
Arkansas Historical Association – Many links to online materials and other organizations.
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies – This center is part of the Central Arkansas Library System. It has a digital collection of mostly historical topics online.
FamilySearch Wiki – As usual, the FamilySearch wiki has probably the most comprehensive list of websites with Arkansas records online, both paid and free sites. FamilySearch should be your first stop for vital records and probate, as both collections are available. Probate records aren’t indexed, but are browsable and organized by county.
California Genealogical Society and Library– pre-1905 San Francisco death records index online
The California Digital Newspaper Collection from UC-Riverside. Issues available span the time period from 1846-2012.
Calisphere – hosted by the University of California, this site has over 1,000,000 images, documents and recordings related to California history.
Los Angeles Public Library – LAPL has an online digital collection, which includes varied categories such as California Index, City and Street Directories, Fruit Crate Labels (a big industry in early Southern California), Movie Posters, Photo Collection and El Pueblo Photo Archive, among others.
Online Archive of California – Don’t be misled by the very limiting looking six little eyes denoting online collections. The Guide to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection alone currently has 8,920 images in it. If your family was in San Francisco at the time of the earthquake, this collection is a gold mine for you.
San Francisco Public Library – There is an online collection of browsable images divided into categories that appear to relate mostly to northern California. One category is a span of years from the 1850s to the 1990s.
CSU – Northridge Oviatt Library Digital Collections
San Jose State University King Library Digital Collections
UCB – Bancroft Library California Heritage Collection at Berkeley
FamilySearch Research Wiki for Colorado – The wiki has links to all of Colorado’s counties as well as for information on obtaining vital records. There are also links to info about migration routes through Colorado and to other resources.
COGenWeb – GenWeb is manned and supported by volunteers who contribute genealogical information. Sometimes the info is quite unique. Some counties are well represented with lots of contributed material, while others are sparse. It’s definitely worth a visit and it’s free.
Colorado Genealogical Society– Scroll down past the boxed table and there are links to societies, government offices, and much more
Colorado Genealogical Society – Facebook page
Denver Public Library– Photos, which can be browsed and some apparently can be purchased for use
Denver Public Library – Genealogy links and other website resources
Pikes Peak Library District – links to regional history and genealogy
Colorado State Archives – genealogy holdings and links
History Colorado Online Collection
Colorado Historic Cemetery Association
Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection
Colorado State Archives and Libraries
University of Colorado – Digital Library
Colorado State University – Digital Collections
Chronicling America – includes Colorado historical newspapers
University of Northern Colorado – Digital Archives
Also, the National Archives has a facility in Denver.
FamilySearch Wiki – Connecticut
Connecticut State Library – Newspapers – This collection is mainly microfilm, but there is a lot of information about its holdings.
CTGenWeb – Volunteer site that groups Connecticut information by county. Free and some great finds have been made here.
Online Connecticut Death Indexes & Records
Connecticut Genealogy Records Online – New Horizons Genealogy
Chronicling America – digitized Connecticut historical newspapers, free at Library of Congress
UConn Library – Connecticut Digital Archive
University of Connecticut Archives & Special Collections
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
French-Canadian Genealogical Society of CT
Yale University Library Digital Collections
Be sure to check CTGenWeb for county links, too.
Fairfield – Fairfield Museum & History Center, Linkpendium,
Hartford – Linkpendium
Litchfield – Linkpendium
New Haven – Linkpendium
New London – Linkpendium
Tolland – Linkpendium
Windham – Linkpendium
A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800
Delaware Genealogy – Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records
Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974- FamilySearch database
Delaware Vital Records, c1680-c1934 – Index cards of marriages, baptisms, births and death on FamilySearch
Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
Delaware – FamilySearch Research Wiki
New Castle County Public Libraries
Online Delaware Death Records & Indexes
Sussex County Genealogy Society
Sussex County Public Libraries
University of Delaware Digital Collections
FamilySearch Wiki – Florida
Chronicling America – Florida digitized historical newspapers
La Florida – The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas
Florida Genealogy Records Online – New Horizons Genealogy
Online Florida Death Records, Indexes & Obituaries
Ancestor Hunt – Newspaper Links
Florida Newspapers Online – FL Department of State
State Archives and Library of Florida – Florida Memory
Florida Digital Newspaper Library
University of Florida Digital Collections
Florida Gulf Coast University – Archives, Special Collections & Digital Initiatives
Historical Society of Central Florida
Miami-Dade County Historical Society
Southwest Florida Historical Society
Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – Tampa Chapter
Central Florida Genealogical Society
Citrus County Genealogical Society
Englewood Genealogical Society of Florida
Genealogical Society of Broward County
Genealogical Society of Collier County
Genealogical Society of Sarasota
Indian River Genealogical Society
Jacksonville Genealogical Society
Lee County Genealogical Society
Pastfinders of South Lake County Genealogical Society
Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogical Society
St. Augustine Genealogical Society
FamilySearch Research Wiki – Georgia
Linkpendium – hundreds of links to every county in Georgia
African-American Resources at Georgia Archives
Georgia African-American Genealogy
Georgia African-American Genealogy – Access Genealogy
RAOGK – State of Georgia Research Guide
Georgia Genealogy Records Online – New Horizons Genealogy
Online Georgia Death Records & Indexes
GA GenWeb– Volunteer site, free, with info grouped by counties. It’s been around since the 1990s and has some great stuff. However, amount of info depends on what has been shared and posted. Well worth a visit.
Georgia Archives – University System of Georgia
Chronicling America – Georgia historical newspapers digitized and online
Georgia State University Digital Collections
Georgia Department of Archives & History
Central Georgia Genealogical Society
Genealogy Society of Cobb County, Georgia – This website has a long list of links to other genealogical & historical societies in Georgia.
Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – Atlanta Chapter
Carroll County Genealogical Society
Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties
Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society
Chattooga County Historical Society
Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society