Category: Resources

Research Resources

Genealogical and Historical Research
Selected Databases and Internet Resources

AFRO-AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://www.aahgs.org

ANCESTRY.COM (Birth, marriage, and death certificates; cemetery records; census documents; naturalization records; ships’ logs; city directories; voter lists; draft registrations and military records; yearbooks; some newspaper articles; member family trees.)    http://www.ancestry.com

BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Links to online genealogical databases, African American genealogical resources, obituaries, and vital records.)  http://www.bcpl.info/find-info/history-genealogy

BEXAR COUNTY, TX (Land records, assumed names, personal property, marriage licenses, public notices, Spanish Archives) https://gov.propertyinfo.com/tx-bexar

CASTLE GARDEN (America’s First Immigration Center) http://www.castlegarden.org

CENSUS LINKS http://censuslinks.com/

CLAYTON LIBRARY CENTER FOR GENELOGICAL RESEARCH http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/research.html

COOK COUNTY: BUREAU OF VITAL RECORDS http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com

DALLAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY http://www.dallasgenealogy.org > Resources

DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS LIBRARY (Genealogy links) http://www.drtl.org/research/genealogylinks.asp

DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGICAL LIBRARIES IN THE UNITED STATES http://www.gwest.org/gen_libs.htm

ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY (Baltimore City/Maryland State Library Resource Center; access to online genealogical databases; newspaper archives and periodicals; video tutorials on Soundex codes, locating passenger arrival information at the Port of Baltimore, and how African American genealogy differs from genealogy for other ethnic backgrounds.  http://www.prattlibrary.org

FAMILY SEARCH.ORG (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) http://www.familysearch.org

FOLD3.COM (Formerly Footnote.com) (City directories; census documents; military records; vital records; newspaper articles)  http://www.fold3.com

FORT WORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Digital Archives, Genealogy/Local History Collections) http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/info

IMMIGRANT SHIPS TRANSCRIBERS GUILD http://www.immigrantships.net

JEWISH-GEN (An affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage) http://ww.jewishgen.org

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER HOUSTON http://ghjgs.org

JSTOR (Primary sources, journals, and books) http://www.jstor.org

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS  http://www.loc.gov/index.html

(Chronicling America:  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov )

LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA (Historical and genealogical societies in Virginia) http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/historical.asp

MARYLAND CITY DIRECTORIES (A guide to print and digital Maryland City Directories available in the Special Collections at the University of Maryland. Includes a complete list of Baltimore City Directories and those that are digitized.  http://lib.guides.umd.edu/MDcitydirectories

MARYLAND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (Includes quarterly newsletter The Bulletin and information about membership) http://www.mdgensoc.org

MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Includes digitized collections, information about recent acquisitions and upcoming events) http://www.mdhs.org

MY HERITAGE (formerly World Vital Records) http://www.myheritage.com

NATIONAL ARCHIVES http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html  

(Resources for Genealogists: http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/index.html)

(Access to Archival Databases: http://aad.archives.gov/aad )

NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY http://www.ngsgenealogy.org

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES.COM http://www.newspaperarchive.com

NY TIMES IMMIGRATION MAP (Interactive Map Showing Immigration Data Since 1880) http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html

ROOTS WEB (Genealogical portal/ancestry.com) http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com

SOUTHERN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://www.jewishsouth.org

SPERTUS INSTITUTE OF JEWISH STUDIES http://spertus.edu/online-resources

STATUE OF LIBERTY – ELLIS ISLAND FOUNDATION, INC.  http://www.ellisisland.org

TEXAS JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://txjhs.org

TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Handbook of Texas) http://www.tshaonline.org

TEXAS STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COMMISSION https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/genfirst.html

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN GENEALOGY RESOURCES
https://www.lib.utexas.edu/refsites/genealogy.html

US GENWEB (Search by state) http://www.usgenweb.org

YAD VASHEM (Holocaust databases, digital collections, and images) http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/resources/index.asp

YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH
http://www.yivoinstitute.org/library/index.php

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