Across the Generations: Exploring U.S. History through Family
Papers. Family papers contain a wealth of useful
genealogical information, as well as providing a window onto
evolving social conditions, on-going economic change, new
political trends, and cultural shifts over time. This web
exhibit was produced by the Sophia Smith Collection and the
Bodman Family Foundation.
ArchiveGrid. Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives
have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to
ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about
the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to
arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.
Connecticut Records, 1636-1776. Sponsored by the University
of Connecticut Libraries, this site offers the Public Records of
the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776, searchable and indexed.
Maryland State Archives Census Indexes. Created and
maintained by the Maryland state archives, this site allows
searches of four different historical Maryland censuses.
- Prescott, Laura G. "Using Manuscripts to Create a Family
History." NGS NewsMagazine 33, 1 (January/February/March
- War Letters. The Legacy Project preserves soldiers' letters from wars historical and modern.