AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA Genealogy Links


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

Cyndi’s List

FamilySearch Online Genealogy Records for Alabama

Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records 1865-1872

Genealoger Alabama Genealogy Resources

Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Mobile Public Library

Tuscaloosa 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 Digital Archives

Alaska Genealogy and History

Alaska GenWeb

Alaska Historical Society

Alaska State Archives

Alaska State Library

Alaska State Library Resources

Anchorage Genealogical Society

Bureau of Land Management – Alaska

Chronicling America – long list of Alaskan newspapers

Dawson City Museum

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

Yukon Genealogy


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

AZ GenWeb

Chronicling America – Arizona

FamilySearch Wiki – 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.

Arkansas State Archives

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



USC Digital Library


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.

Cyndi’s List

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 Genealogy Trails

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

Connecticut State Library – Newspapers – This collection is mainly microfilm, but there is a lot of information about its holdings.

Connecticut State Archives

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

Connecticut 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.

FairfieldFairfield Museum & History Center, Linkpendium,



New HavenLinkpendium

New LondonLinkpendium




A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800

Cyndi’s List – Delaware

Delaware Digital Archives

Delaware Genealogical Society

Delaware Genealogy – Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records

Delaware – Genealogy Trails

Delaware Public Archives

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

Kent County Public Libraries

Lewes Historical Society

Linkpendium – Delaware

New Castle County Public Libraries

New Castle Historical Society

Online Delaware Death Records & Indexes

Sussex County Genealogy Society

Sussex County Public Libraries

University of Delaware Digital Collections


FamilySearch Wiki – Florida

Florida Genealogical Society

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

Florida Vital Records Indexes

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 Societies

Historical Society of Central Florida

Miami-Dade County Historical Society

Southwest Florida Historical Society

Genealogical Societies

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – Tampa Chapter

Brevard Genealogical Society

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

Pinellas Genealogy 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 Trails

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

Genealogy Societies

Georgia Genealogical Society

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

Augusta Genealogical Society

Carroll County Genealogical Society

Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties

Muscogee Genealogical Society

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society

Historical Societies

Chattooga County Historical Society

Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society

Georgia Historical Society

Gwinnett Historical Society

Marble Valley Historical Society

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