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Adoption Puzzle - Search Tools, Registries, Mailing Lists, Support, and more for Adoptees,
         Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents.
Adoption Research and Reunion - Dedicated exclusively to adoption search & reunion. Contains
         links to thousands of public record databases
African American Coal Miner Information Center - The Mission:  To post all information related to
         African American coal miners collected by the site creator and additional information related to
         same by researchers, family historians and others.
African American DNA "Roots Project" - a molecular anthropology project conducted jointly by
         Dr. Bruce A. Jackson of the Boston University School of Medicine and Dr. Bert Ely of the
         University of South Carolina.
African American History - Newberry Library in Chicago.
African American Medal of Honor - recipients from the Civil War to the Spanish American War.
African-American Photographs/Portraits & Snapshots - Old Photographs of African Americans.
         Also see African American
American Canal Society - Historic Canal Research, Preservation, Restoration & Parks.
American Colonist's Library - Primary source documents pertaining to early American history.
American-French Genealogical Society - French Canadian Research
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia - An international organization dedicated to
         the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history,
         cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their
         descendants.
American Hungarian Foundation - Chronicling the Hungarian cultural and historical heritage in the
         United States.
American Indians - NARA Microfilm Publications
American Medical Association - The Importance of Gathering a Family History
American Memory - Historical Collections for the Natnional Digital Library
American Poorhouses - History of 19th Century American Poorhouses
American Rivers and Waterways - migration paths
American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) - a leading cultural and educational link between the
         U.S. and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
America's First Immigration Center - Castle Garden Organization, known now as "Castle Clinton
         National Monument", an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers
         access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through
         1892, the year Ellis Island opened. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to
         this early immigration period.
America's Story from America's Library - web site from the Library of Congress
Andover-Harvard Theological Library - Harvard Divinity School
Arrival Ports - Various States (including dates)
Atlas of Historical county boundaries - The Newberry Library Center for American History &
         Culture
Avotaynu Nu - a bi-weekly magazine published by Avotaynu providing information of interest to
         persons tracing their Jewish Family History - an Archive of articles.




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Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the USA
BIA Native American Ancestry
Board for Certification of Genealogists - How to become Certified, Skillbuilding, Genealogy
         Resourcees, Search, etc..
Books Online - 15,000 + listings of free full text public domain works
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation Web site




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Castle Garden Database - America's first immigration center. 1 million names of immigrants online
         and more to enter.
Cherokee Genealogy - Native American Genealogy Web Page
Circus Folk Genealogy Resources - Many have vague histories of ancestors and relatives who
         traveled with the Circus and shows of the past.
Civil War - American History and Genealogy Project
Civil War Christmas - Ever wonder how Christmas was spent by the Civil War soldiers or their
         families at home? Letters to & from home.
Congregational Library and Archives - The Congregational Library and Archives are administered
         by the American Congregational Association, founded May 25, 1853.




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Daughters of the American Revolution - State Societies listings
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War - 1861-1865
Death Indexes (USA) - online (searchable).
Deaths of U. S. Citizens in Foreign Countries - National Archives.
Department of Veterans Affairs - National Cemetery Administration
Directory of Corporate Archives - United States and Canada. (Society of American Archivists)
Downward Bound - Honoring Those Who Worked the Great Lakes.




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Eastland Disaster - Historical Site.
Erie Railroad records - from Chicago to Jersey City - New York.
Executions in America - before lethal injection




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Federal Land Patent Records Site - Bureau of Land Management
Federal Population - 1930 Census
Flemish Americans - Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans
Fraternal Organizations - A List of Fraternal Organizations, A-Z
Fraternal Organization of Eagles - International web site
French Heritage Society - French Heritage Society (FHS) was founded in 1982 to help preserve the architectural patrimony of France and the French legacy in America.




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Genealogy Libraries in the USA - A comprehensive list, some direct links.
Gentleman's Page - the social, political and cultural identity of the 19th century man in America.
Geographic Names Information System - helps pinpoint research locations
Glossary of Legal Tems - (My Lawyer.com)
Gold Rush Genealogy - Multiple States (includes Gold Rush Cemeteries)
Grange Connection - America's Family Fraternity
Great Lakes Ship Captains Biographies
Guide to Immigration Records and Ship's Passenger Lists




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Heredity Societies - "Blue Book" listings from 1637 to 1996.
Hispanic Local History & Genealogy - Selected Titles at The Library of Congress
Hispanic Genealogical Society - (located in Houston, Texas)
Hispanic Genealogy - Genealogy Society of Hispanic America
Historic Asylums - America's Vanishing Historic Asylums, State Hospitals, Sanitariums, County Homes, Medical Hospitals, and Other Institutions.
Historical Maps of the United States - The University of Texas (Categories:   Early Inhabitants, Exploration and Settlement, Territorial Growth, Military History, Later Historical Maps, Other Historical Map Sites)
Historical Newspapers - ProQuest web site.
Huguenot Society of America - The Huguenot Society of America was founded in 1883 by the Reverend Alfred V. Wittmeyer, Rector of the French Huguenot Church in New York City, l'Eglise du Saint Esprit
Huguenot Society of America (National) - Please note: This web site, bears the same name as the site listed just above, however each has a different web address. This web site, links to the one above as well.




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Immigrant Genealogical Society - founded in 1982 to help Americans trace their ancestors' origins.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Bringing Our Ancestors Home...
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Ports of departure (lists of passengers)
Immigration History Research Center - University of Minnesota
Immigration Records
Improved Order of Red Men - America's Oldest Fraternal Organization
Income Tax Records of the Civil War Years - an article by Cynthia G. Fox (The National Archives)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows - (IOOF)




J
Jewish - Funerals, Burials and Mourning
Jim Crow - The History of Jim Crow




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Knights of Columbus - The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.




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Land Office Records - Welcome to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States.
Land Survey Information System - The Land Survey Information System or LSIS is the official government Web site for the distribution of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) of the United States.
Library Information Servers - (via the WWW)
Lions Club International - Headquarters Home Page




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Masons (Freemasons) - Masonic Information
Mayflower Society - General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Mayflower Web Pages - A complete, thoroughly researched and accurate web site dealing with the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and early Plymouth Colony.
Melungeon - What is a Melungeon?
Melungeon Health Education Support Network
Melungeon Heritage Association
Melungeon Heritage Page
Migrations by State
Moose International - A Moose member is a man belonging to the Loyal Order of Moose, or a woman belonging to the Women of the Moose. These members, over 1.5 million strong, make up the two components of the fraternal organization known as Moose International.
Mountain Men and the Fur Trade - Sources of the history of the fur trade in the Rocky Mountain West




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National Adoption Information Clearinghouse - The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (NCCANCH) was established in 1974 by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to collect, organize, and disseminate information on all aspects of child maltreatment. The legislation that established a national clearinghouse for information relating to child abuse is available online.
National Archives & Records Administration - Archive Record Catalog
National Archives & Records Administration - How to Research the 1930 Census Microfilm
National Archives & Records Administration - New rates as of 13 Nov 2000
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame - honoring pionéering women
National Directory of Morticians
National Fraternal Congress of America
National Hugenot Society
National Museum of the American INDIAN - (Smithsonian)
National Society, U.S. Ancestors - National Heritage Foundation
National Society of New England Women - Organized: January 24, 1895, New York
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America - The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is dedicated to furthering an appreciation of our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects.
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America XVII Century - We are descendants of those people who came to this country during the seventeenth century.
National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812
Native American Cemetery Preservation - Saving Graves Project
Native American Land Patents - search by State or Tribe
Naturalization Indexes - A "searchable" database for selected areas.
Naturalization Notes - a "How to" and "Where to look" from Genealogy.com
Naturalization Indexes and Records - (searchable online) from AT&T
New England Archivists - Archives in New England
New England Genealogy - New England History & Genealogy
NewsLibrary.com - News research made easy.
Norwegian -American Historical Association - The goal of the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) is to locate, collect, preserve and interpret the Norwegian-American part of this whole with accuracy, integrity, and liveliness. In doing so, Norwegian Americans will have an identifiable position in America's past, present, and future.




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Obits Archive(.com) - Obituaries and death notices from more than 550 US Newspapers.
Oneida Indian Genealogy
Order of Descendants - Pirates and Privateers
Order of the Crown of Charlemagne - Historical and Genealogical preservation
Order of the Knights of Pythias - dedicated to the cause of universal peace
Order of the Sons of Italy in America - (OSIA) is the largest and longest-established national
         organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.
Orphan Train Heritage Society of America - An Orphan Train Collection




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Place Names - a gazetteer to find countries, cities, towns, villages, mountains, hills, rivers, lakes, islands and other geographic and administrative place names with their location, latitude, longitude and elevation.
Palatines to America - German Genealogy Society / Researching German Speaking Ancestors
Passenger lists - Internet Sources for Transcribed Passenger Records & Indexes
Patriotic Melodies - Library of Congress
Photos - Photos from the Great Depression to World War II
Photos - Pictures of Civil War Clothing. (Note: This is a "items for sale" web site... still, it offers insights to clothing of the period.)
Pionéer Sod Houses
Political Graveyard - This web site is about U.S. political history and cemeteries; Diplomats associated with Denmark.
Pony Express Riders
Poorhouse Story - A clearinghouse for information about 19th century American Poorhouses for ... history buffs, genealogists, teachers/students, and others with a similar interest.
Probate Records - How to read Probate records.




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Railroad - Links to railroad information on this web site.
Railroad Genealogical Society - Railroads played a huge role in American history. This was especially true in the settlement of the west, where entire communities were established as "railroad towns". In some of these, nearly every family was engaged in some aspect of railroading, or in supplying the families who were.
Railroad History - A site for the history, technology and politics of rail transit (rapidtransit.net).
Range Maps for Dummies - an explanation of terms used.
Research Outline - Tracing Immigrant Origins -- by JCLDS
Rough Riders in the Spanish American War - a searchable database of soldiers who served in the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry




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Ships List - find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists.
Shriners - Shriners of North America International Headquarters
Silversmiths - This is a single occupation/single tree study of American silversmiths. It links together, by blood or marriage, more than 1000 makers as far ranging as Robert Sanderson, working in Boston c.1640 to William Herbert Thurber who saw his family's company, Tilden-Thurber of Providence RI, into the 20th century. In addition, information on related pewtersmiths, clockmakers, artists, and metal engravers when available.
Slaveholders - Large Slaveholders 1860 and African American matches from 1870.
Slavery in America - produced by Thirteen/WNET, (PBS) New York
Slaves and the Courts - 1740 — 1860 (Libary of Congress)
Social Security Administration - e-News
Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestoral Research
Southeastern Genealogy Online - research the SE United States with links
Stars and Stripes - Newspaper (1918-1919)
State Archives - Contact information for state archives and historical societies as of January, 2011. Provided by the National Archives.
Steve Condaroure's New England Genealogy - New England History & Genealogy
Surname Heirlooms - search for family pictures and keepsakes




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Tax Records - Finding Minimum Information for tax records
The Olden Times - Obits and genealogy data-U.S. Newspapers for the 18th, 19th, and 20th century.
Timelines of History - Milestones in World History




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United Daughters of the Confederacy - The United Daughters of the Confederacy is the outgrowth of many local memorial, monument, and Confederate home associations and auxiliaries to camps of United Confederate Veterans that were organized after the War Between the States. It is the oldest patriotic organization in our country...
United States Air Force - Historical Research Agency
United States Cemetery Administration - for information about Veteran's Cemeteries.
United States Coast Guard - History and FAQS.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Website home
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - Name Search engine
United States Internet Genealogical Society
United States Military - Military Rank Insignia
United States Military Institute
United States National Park Service - Gateway to the National Park Services.
United States Naval Historical Center
United States of America - Patriotic and Lineage Societies
United States World War I Draft Registration - aboutit, and a work in progress
USA Health and Human Services - U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative
USA Judges - Judges of the United States Courts
USA Ship Arrival Resources
U. S. Atlas - U.S. Maps and Listing (1895)
U.S. Cemetery Rescue Project
USGS - Maps
U.S. Land Property Research - a lesson in land property research
U.S. Newspaper list - locations and "where to write".




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Vital Records Information United States




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War of 1812 - A Genealogical Overview by the National Archives.
Women and Naturalization - 1802-1940.
Women Pionéers - of the Northern Great Plains.
Woodmen of the World - National Web Site
Woodmen of the World - Commemorative Plaques and Flag Holders of Military Organizations.
World of Early America - as explored through the media of the day.


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