HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD Genealogy Links


FamilySearch Wiki – Hawaii Genealogy Records Online

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collections

Chronicling America – access digitized Hawaii historical newspapers

Online Hawaii Death Indexes & Records

Hawaii Genealogy Records Online

Hawaii & the Pacific – record links on Linkpendium

University of Hawaii at Manoa Library – Digital Collections

Digital Collections of the University of Hawaii Virtual Museum

Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy, History and Heritage

Molokai History

Hawaii’s Plantation Village

Genealogy Societies

Honolulu County Genealogical Society

Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii

Portuguese Genealogical & Historical Society of Hawaii

Hawaiian Royal Family

Historical Societies

Friends of Moku’ula

Hawaiian Historical Society

Historic Hawaii Foundation

Kauai Historical Society

Maui Historical Society

Polynesian Voyaging Society


FamilySearch Wiki – Idaho

Chronicling America – digitized images of Idaho historical newspapers

Idaho Genealogy Trails

Free Idaho Genealogy Resources on The Ancestor Hunt

RAOGK – Genealogical & Historical Societies in Idaho Links to a long list. Scroll down to see them.

Boise State University – Special Collections & Archives

University of Idaho – Special Collections & Archives

Idaho State University – Digital Collections

Genealogy Today – State links for Idaho

Genealogy Societies

Idaho Genealogical Society

Historical Societies

Idaho State Historical Society – Searchable indexes

Idaho Falls Historical Society – with links to several other societies


IRAD – The university records section covers a good portion of the state. Don’t overlook the first category, as it not only includes Illinois Servitude and Emancipation Records (1722-1863), but buried there is the Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database. That is hiding a great finding tool for those ancestors who acquired land in Illinois because the BLM database link is found there.

ChicagoGenealogy – Lots of links to Chicago area information

Illinois GenWeb 


Illinois State Genealogical Society – Although a membership society, its website does offer links to some free databases, including IL Resources, Free Databases and Surname Research.

Illinois State Historical Society

Illinois Labor History Society

Illinois Digital Archives 

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

University of Illinois at Chicago

Northern Illinois University Digital Collections


Ball State University Digital Media Repository

Indiana State Library

Indiana Historical Bureau

Indiana Genealogical Society

Indiana Archives and Records Administration

Indiana Digital Archives 

Allen County Public Library

IN GenWeb


Online Indiana Death Records and Indexes

Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages Through 1850

Sullivan County Public Library

Vigo County Public Library has a couple of excellent resources on line, the Local History Books Online Index and Wars and Military Records concerning those who served from Vigo County, including some links to Grand Army of the Republic records.

Indiana Historical Society


FamilySearch Research Wiki – Iowa

Historic Archives Digital Collections

Iowa Online Genealogy Records at FamilySearch Wiki

IA GenWeb

Davenport Public Library – Genealogy & Local History

Iowa Genealogy and History

Iowa Genealogy Records Online

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

Iowa Historical Newspapers Digitized – University of Northern Iowa Collection

Iowa State University Digital Collections

Linkpendium – Iowa, with thousands of links to resources in every county

New Horizons Genealogy – Free Iowa records

Online Iowa Death Records & Indexes

RAOGK – Iowa Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies – Many links to groups in Iowa

State Library of Iowa

University of Iowa Libraries – Special Collections

University of Northern Iowa Digital Collections


Des Moines County Genealogical Society

Iowa Genealogical Society

Northeast Iowa Genealogical Society

State Historical Society of Iowa


Kansas Online Genealogy Resources – FamilySearch wiki, which is always the best place to begin!

Kansas – The Family History Guide (FamilySearch)

Digital History – Bleeding Kansas

Digital History Project – Territorial Kansas Online

Kansas Historical Society – Some vital records are online.

Kansas Memory

Online Kansas Death Records & Indexes

KSGenWeb Project

Kansas Civil War Soldier Records

Kansas Digital Newspapers

KU Digital Collections

Midwest Genealogy Center

Kansas Genealogical Society & Online Library

Town or County Websites:

Coffeyville Public Library

Crawford County Genealogy

McPherson County Archives Holdings

SCKLS Digital Library Initiative – Includes links to historical materials and currently covers Barber, Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, McPherson, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Stafford and Sumner Counties in south-central Kansas.


FamilySearch – Kentucky Online Genealogy Records

Cyndi’s List – Kentucky

Boone County Public Library – Local History & Genealogy

Boyd County Public Library – local and outside resource links

Clark County Public Library – Local History & Genealogy

Eastern Kentucky University – Special Collections & Archives

Filson Historical Society

Henderson County Public Library – Genealogy and Local History

Kenton County Public Library – Special Collections online

Kentuckiana Digital Library

Kentucky Christian University – Digital Library of Appalachia

Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA)

Kentucky Digital Library

Kentucky Genealogy and History – Christian, Clay, Meade and Todd Counties right now, but growing

Kentucky Genealogy Trails

Kentucky Genealogical Society – public links to many KY resources

Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky GenWeb

Lexington Public Library – Kentucky Room Digital Archives

Linkpendium – links to all Kentucky counties

Louisville Free Public Library – many links to resources, both in and outside of Kentucky

Madison County Public Library

McCracken County Public Library

New Horizons Genealogy – Kentucky Genealogy Records Online

Online Kentucky Death Records & Indexes

University of Kentucky Digital Services Research Center

University of Louisville Digital Collections


Louisiana is unique in that its regional governments above towns are parishes instead of the traditional county system found in the other 49 states. That’s not to be confused with the other common meaning of parish, e.g. a church community. Just substitute the word PARISH for COUNTY and you are good to go in Louisiana research.

FamilySearch Research Wiki – Louisiana

RAOGK – State of Louisiana Records Guide

African-American Griots

Louisiana Genealogy Trails

Online Louisiana Death Records & Indexes

Southeastern Louisiana University – Sims Library

Louisiana History & Genealogy

State Library of Louisiana – Genealogy

LA GenWeb

Louisiana Genealogy Records Online

Louisiana State Archives

Louisiana State University – University Archives Digital Collections

Louisiana Vital Records Index

Xavier University of Louisiana – Digital Library

New Orleans Historical

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Chronicling America – digitized historical Louisiana newspapers online

Linkpendium – hundreds of links to Louisiana parishes


East Baton Rouge Parish Genealogical Society

Louisiana Genealogical & Historical Society

Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association

Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans

German – Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society

Le Comite des Archives de la Louisiane

Louisiana Historical Society

Pointe de l’Eglise Acadia Genealogical & Historical Society

Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society

Louisiana Historical Association

Orleans Historical Society


A Gazetteer of the State of Maine by George Varney, 1836-1901

Maine State Archives

Maine State Library

Online Maine Death Records and Indexes

Maine Archives and Museums

Maine Memory

Maine Genealogy

Maine Historical Society

FamilySearch Wiki – Maine – Lots of Maine links

Maine Genealogy Links

USGenWeb – Maine GenWeb


The Maryland Calendar of Wills by Jane Baldwin Cotton & Roberta Bolling Henry

Volumes 1-6 are links to HathiTrust. Volumes 7 & 8 link to FamilySearch; you might need to log into your account to view these. Volumes 9-12 were published much later and are still under copyright.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Volume 7

Volume 8

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – Prince George’s County

Allegany Regional Family History Society

Anne Arundel County Historical Society

Anne Arundel Genealogical Society

Archives of Maryland Online

Baltimore County Genealogical Society

Boyds Historical Society

Calvert County Historical Society

Caroline County Historical Society

Carroll County Genealogical Society

Central Maryland AAHGS – Afro-American genealogy research group

Charles County Historical Society

Chevy Chase Historical Society

Cyndi’s List – Maryland

Digital Maryland

Dundalk – Patapsco Neck Historical Society & Museum

Emmitsburg Area Historical Society

Enoch Pratt Free Library – Finding digitized Maryland newspapers online

Garrett County Historical Society Museums

Heritage Frederick – Historical Society of Frederick County

Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River

Historical Society of Baltimore County

Historical Society of Carroll County

Historical Society of Cecil County

Howard County Genealogical Society

Howard County Historical Society

Jewish Genealogical Society of Maryland

Kent County Historical Society

Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council

Maryland City Directories – University of Maryland Special Collections

Maryland – FamilySearch Research Wiki

Maryland Genealogical Society

Maryland Historical Society – Digital Resources

Maryland – Linkpendium

Maryland State Archives


Mid-Atlantic German Society

Montgomery History Genealogy Club

Online Maryland Death Records and Indexes

Order of the First Families of Maryland

Prince George’s County Historical Society

St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society

St. Mary’s County Historical Society

Silver Spring Historical Society

Society of The Ark and The Dove

Talbot Historical Society

United Methodist Historical Society
of the Baltimore-Washington Conference

University of Maryland Digital Collections

Washington County Historical Society

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