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Genealogy Resources


  • 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.
  • Colonial 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 2007): 51-53.
  • War Letters. The Legacy Project preserves soldiers' letters from wars historical and modern.