U.S. State Resources – South Dakota thru Wyoming


Black Hills State University – Special Collections

Cyndi’s List – South Dakota

Digital Library of South Dakota

FamilySearch – South Dakota

Linkpendium – South Dakota

Online South Dakota Death Records and Indexes


South Dakota Department of Health – Genealogy Resources

South Dakota Digital Archives

South Dakota Genealogical Society – List of affiliate societies with links

South Dakota Genealogy

South Dakota Genealogy Trails

South Dakota State University Digital Archives


Tennessee State Library and Archives – If you are a Tennessee resident, then this is a great online resource as you have full access to items on line. Out of state residents are restricted from using many of the databases.

TN GenWeb

Online Tennessee Death Records and Indexes

Tennessee Genealogical Society – There is free access to digitized issues of Ansearchin’, their periodical, from 1960 to 2003. Reading more recent issues requires a membership.

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society 

Knox County Public Library McClung Digital Collection – A number of collections in this repository cover not only Knox County, but all of East Tennessee.

Shelby County, Tennessee 

Knox County, Tennessee Local and Family History. You will have to navigate around a bit to discover all that can be found on this website.


With 254 counties ( too many to cover here), I recommend you researching local genealogy society, historical society and public library options. Be sure to ask public libraries about any local history vertical files they might house.

State and regional resources:

Texas State Genealogical Society

Briscoe Center for American History – University of Texas

Library of Congress – Texas Resources for Local History and Genealogy

LLILAS Benson Latin American Digital Collection – University of Texas

Lone Star Genealogy

Southern Methodist University Digital Collections

Texas A & M University Libraries Digital Collections

Texas Archival Resources Online – includes links to college and university collections

Texas Free Family History and Genealogy Records – Genealogy Trails

Texas Genealogy and Family History Research Resources – 4 Your Family History

Texas Genealogy Research Guide

Texas Historical Commission – Lots of links about historical landmarks, articles, projects, etc.

Texas Online Genealogy Records – FamilySeaerch

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Vital Records Indexes

Texas – TXGenWeb

University of Houston Libraries Digital Collections

University of North Texas Digital Collections

University of Texas at San Antonio Digital Collections

UTA Digital Collections


FamilySearch Wiki: Utah – This should most definitely be your first stop on the research trail.

Other Websites:

BYU Family History Library

Cyndi’s List – Utah

Linkpendium – Utah

Mormon History Association

Mountain West Digital Library

Online Utah Death Records & Indexes

Salt Lake County – Family History

SUU Digital Library

University of Utah Marriott Library – Digital Collections

Utah American Indian Digital Archive

Utah Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies – RAOGK

Utah Digital Newspapers

Utah Division of Archives and Records Service – Family History

Utah Division of State History – Digital Collections

Utah Genealogical Association

Utah State Historical Society

Utah State Library

Utah State University – Digital History Collections

Utah Valley University Digital Collections


Ancestor Hunt – Vermont Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Bennington Museum – Library, Archives & Essays

Charlotte Public Library – Local History and Genealogy

Colchester Historical Society

Cyndi’s List – Vermont

Digital Vermont

FamilySearch – Vermont

Forebears – Vermont Genealogical Records

Free Vermont Online Naturalization Records – The Ancestor Hunt

Genealogical Society of Vermont

New Horizons Genealogy – Vermont

Online Vermont Death Records & Indexes

Rutland Historical Society

University of Vermont – Special Collections Library

University of Vermont Libraries – Digital Collections

Vermont Genealogical Research

Vermont Genealogy – RAOGK

Vermont Genealogy Library

Vermont Historical Society – Genealogy

Vermont Life Magazine – Digital Archive

Vermont Marriage Records

Vermont State Archives & Records Administration



FamilySearch – Virginia Wiki and Virginia Online Genealogy Records, which includes both free and paid subscription access. DO NOT skip over this page, as it has, by far, the most extensive set of Virginia genealogy links of any online resource.

Two other terrific pages are Virginia in the Civil War and African American Resources for Virginia.

Library of Virginia – state archives. There is also a page dedicated to  the local, regional and county level genealogical and historical societies in the state. Lastly, don’t overlook Virginia Chronicle, which is the digital newspaper collection.


Virginia Museum of History and Culture – There are extensive links to Virginia’s Civil War history.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – Slavery at Monticello and Research and Education

Staunton Genealogy and Local History

African-American Genealogy Resources at the University of Virginia Library

Virginia Genealogy Trails

Virginia Military Institute – Digital Collections

University of Virginia Library – Genealogy

Cyndi’s List – Virginia

Williamsburg Regional Library – genealogy links

Colonial Williamsburg – Genealogical Research

Guide to Virginia Historical Resources

Research at George Washington’s Mount Vernon – some online databases

Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia

James Tanner’s VA Genealogy Resources blog post

Library of Virginia Digital Collection of Chancery Court Records

Virginia Historical Society


FamilySearch Wiki

Genealogical Resources – Legacy Washington

Washington GenWeb

Washington State Genealogical Society membership, they have an extensive website of information, including a members only tab.

Washington State Historical Society


Cyndi’s List – West Virginia

FamilySearch – West Virginia

Kanawha County Public Library – Genealogy Resources

Library of Virginia – West Virginia records (may only be in microfilm format, but you might find something not available in West Virginia)

Marshall University Libraries

New Horizons Genealogy – West Virginia

Online West Virginia Death Records & Indexes

West Virginia and Regional History Center

West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies –RAOGK

West Virginia Genealogy Trails

West Virginia History & Genealogy

West Virginia Library Commission

West Virginia Marriage Records

West Virginia University Collections

West Virginia Wesleyan College – Digital Collections



Buffalo County History Society

Cyndi’s List – Wisconsin

Door County Library – Genealogy & Local History

Edgewood College Library – Digital Collections

FamilySearch Wiki – Wisconsin

Genealoger – Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

Hedberg Public Library – Genealogy

Kenosha Public Library – Genealogy & Local History

LaCrosse Public Library – Archives & Local History Department

Linkpendium – Wisconsin

Madison Public Library – History & Genealogy

Manitowoc County Historical Society

Manitowoc Public Library – Genealogy & Local History

Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies – Genealogy & Heritage Societies

McMillan Memorial Library, Wood County – Genealogy

Milwaukee County Genealogical Society

Milwaukee Public Library – Genealogy

Neenah Public Library – Genealogy

Online Wisconsin Death Records & Indexes

Portage County – Genealogy

River Falls Public Library – Genealogy & Local History

T.B. Scott Free Library – Genealogy & Local History

UWM Archives – Genealogy

UWM Libraries – Digital Collections

Wisconsin Digital Archives

Wisconsin Genealogy Trails

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society


Albany County Public Library – in Laramie, but has a Wyoming Room

American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

FamilySearch Research Wiki – Wyoming

Cyndi’s List – Wyoming

University of Wyoming Libraries – scroll down for Wyoming links

University of Wyoming American Heritage Center – Digital collections

Laramie County Library – Genealogy & Family History

Lincoln County, Wyoming Resources

Linkpendium – Wyoming

RAOGK – Wyoming Genealogy Research Guide

RAOGK – Wyoming Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Western Mining History – Wyoming has a long mining history

WY GenWeb

WyoHistory – a wiki-type website all about Wyoming and its history

Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection

Wyoming Genealogy Trails

Wyoming State Archives – Digital Archives Collection

Wyoming State Library – Wyoming Newspapers


Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society

Wyoming State Historical Society

Genealogy Tips & Family History