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Library Knowledge State by State Genealogy Links

Library Knowledge State by State Genealogy Links

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Published by Tony Bandy
Genealogy is a growing hobby and way of life for many! This makes this a very important topic for libraries and those responsible for training. This guide gives you a state by state breakdown of some popular resources you might be able to use in your library!
Genealogy is a growing hobby and way of life for many! This makes this a very important topic for libraries and those responsible for training. This guide gives you a state by state breakdown of some popular resources you might be able to use in your library!

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State by State: A Closer Look!Introduction: Why this class?
Most of us are well aware of Google and theongoing growing collections of the major onlinegenealogical vendors. We might not be as aware,however, of digital resources available at the localand collegiate level, from small town archives to thelocal city college just down the street. With many of these institutions archival content just now comingonline, these untapped resources might hold thekey to your next genealogical project!
 So, how do we find these resources?
Very often, rich, untapped veins of family history,facts, and stories ranging from photos, audio notesand much more are available for your use and studyonline at these locations. In this class today, we'llsnapshot these resources at the state and regionallevel, giving you leads and information that standout as excellent places to get your research rolling.Ready? Let's get started......
State by State BreakdownNortheast Region
 
Some of the oldest statesin the Union are found inthis group and many of the genealogical holdingscontained in these statesare well known and wellused. However, thereare some untappedresources still to befound.Examples include the Cambridge Vermont HistoricalSociety, Rutgers and others.
Connecticut
Connecticut State Library:
Digital Collections:
University of Connecticut Colonial Records:
 Cheshire CT Historical Society:
Connecticut Historical Society:
Connecticut Explored (Journal):
Maine
Maine State Library:
Maine Historical Society:
aine Memory Network:
Genealogy Today: Maine:
Maine Genealogy:
Bowdoin College (Genealogy Resources):
 
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Massachusetts
Mass. State Archives:
Mass. State Archives (Databases):
Mass. State Archives (Vital Records):
State Library of Mass. (Zimmer Index):
New England Ancestors:
University of Mass. (Genealogy):
New York
NYPL (Genealogy):
NYPL Digital Gallery (Photographs):
NYPL Digital Gallery (Real Estate Maps):
NYPL Digital Gallery (Ellis Island Photographs):
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society:
New York State Library (Genealogy Links, More):
New Jersey
New Jersey State Library (Genealogical Info.):
New Jersey Genealogy:
Newark Public Library (Genealogy Info.):
Old Newark Web Group (Genealogy links & more)
Edward Ball Descendants:
New Jersey State Library City Directories (PDF):
New Jersey Dept. of State Genealogical Holdings:
New Hampshire
Rootsweb New Hampshire Church Records Project:
Newberry Library (Genealogical Holdings):
New Hampshire Genealogy & History:
New Hampshire Society of Genealogists:
New Hampshire Cemetery Association:
 
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Rhode Island
Rhode Island Genealogical Society:http://www.rigensoc.org/ Rhode Island Historical Records Board:
http://sos.ri.gov/rihrab/direct.html Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries:http://www.rihc.info/  Rhode Island Historical Society:http://www.rihs.org/libraryhome.htm 
Vermont:
Vermont Historical Society:http://vermonthistory.org/ Vermont State Archives (Genealogy Links):http://vermont-archives.org/research/genealogy/ Vermont History & Genealogy:http://www.usgennet.org/usa/vt/state/ 
Ray’s Place (New England Ar
Pennsylvania:
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania:http://www.genpa.org/ Historical Society of Pennsylvania:http://www.hsp.org/ PA Roots: http://www.pa-roots.com/ 
Firstmom’s PA Genealogy:
http://khuish.tripod.com/penn.htm Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society:http://www.wpgs.org/ 
Midwest Region
The Midwest is my home region and thegenealogical resources located in these states areimpressive and still growing! Many colleges are justnow bringing their archives into the digital age, so
it’s important to look at these resources first. Don’t
overlook however what the state libraries areoffering as well.

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