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States, Territories and Local Records

Arrow (red up) ALABAMA:

·    Alabama Biographies / Bibles

·    Alabama Halls of Fame

·    Alabama Biographies

Arrow (red up) ALASKA:

·    American Heroes of the Klondike Gold Rush Listed by Their Native State

Arrow (red up) ARIZONA:

·    Arizona Biographical Database

·    Arizona Biographies / Bibles

·    Apache County Biographies Project--Arizona

·    Arizona Biographies

Arrow (red up) ARKANSAS:

·    1911 Confederate Veterans Questionnaires

·    Arkansas Biographies / Bibles

·    Arkansas Biographies

Arrow (red up) CALIFORNIA:

·    California Biographies / Bibles

·    Holmen Family Bible (1919-1946) - Los Angeles California

·    California Biographies

Arrow (red up) COLORADO:

·    Colorado Biographies / Bibles

·    Name Index: History of Clear Creek & Boulder Valley, Co (1880)

·    Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

·    Colorado Biographies

Arrow (red up) CONNECTICUT:

·      Connecticut Biographies / Bibles

·      Connecticut Biography Project

·      Wesleyan University Class of 1865

·      Connecticut Biographies

·      Puritan Settlers of Connecticut

·      Connecticut Town Histories

·      Connecticut: Miscellaneous Biographies

Arrow (red up) DELAWARE:

·    Jefferson Surname File from the Delaware History Center

·    Delaware Biographies / Bibles

·    Delaware Biography Project

·    Delaware Biographies

Arrow (red up) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, DC:

·    District of Columbia Biographies / Bibles

·    District of Columbia Biography Project

Arrow (red up) FLORIDA:

·    Call Family and Brevard Family Papers

·    Florida Biographies / Bibles

·    Florida Biography Project

·    Florida Biographies

Arrow (red up) GEORGIA:

·    Georgia Biographies / Bibles

·    African American Funeral Programs

·    General Name File - Georgia

·    Georgia Official and Statistical Register

·    Biographies of North Georgia

·    Georgia Biography Project

·    Georgia Biographies

Arrow (red up) HAWAII:

·    Government Office Holders, 1843-1959

·    Name Index, 1790-1950 (A-Bishop)

·    Hawaii Biographies / Bibles

Arrow (red up) IDAHO:

·    Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

·    Idaho Biographies / Bibles

·    Idaho Biographical Index (IBI)

Arrow (red up) ILLINOIS:

·    Illinois Biographies / Bibles

·    Crawford County Biographies

·    Illinois Biography Project

·    Illinois Biographies

Arrow (red up) INDIANA:

·    Gen. Records of German Families in Allen Co., 1918

·    Indiana Biographies / Bibles

·    Indiana Biographies (over 15,900)

·    Louisa County, Indiana Biographies

·    Indiana Biographies

Arrow (red up) IOWA:

·    Iowa Pioneer Certificates Granted for 2003

·    Iowa Pioneer Certificate Index 1976 - 2006

·    Old Settlers of Polk County, Iowa

·    Iowa Family Group Sheet Project

·    Iowa Biographies Project

·    Iowa Biographies / Bibles

·    Benton County IA 1878 Biographies

·    Iowa Biographies Project

·    Harrison County Iowa Biographies

·    Iowa Biographies

Arrow (red up) KANSAS:

·    Kansas Names Index

·    Kansas Biographies / Family Bibles

·    Kansas Women in Literature

·    A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans

·    Auctioneers Who Sell Kansas Shorthorns

·    Kansas Biographies

Arrow (red up) KENTUCKY:

·    Kentucky Biographies

·    Kentucky Biographies / Family Bibles

·    Biographies for Company I, 12th Kentucky Volunteers

·    Kentucky Biographies

Arrow (red up) LOUISIANA:

·    Afro-Louisiana History & Genealogy, 1718-1820 (Slave)

·    Afro-Louisiana History & Genealogy, 1719-1820 (Free)

·    Louisiana Biographies / Bibles

·    Louisiana Biographies Project

·    Louisiana Biographies

Arrow (red up) MAINE:

·      Maine Biographies / Bibles

·      Maine Genealogies

·      Durham, Androscoggin County, ME, Genealogical Notes

Arrow (red up) MARYLAND:

·    Biographical Dictionary of the MD Legislature, 1635-1789

·    Allegany County Women's History

·    Every Name Index to History of Cecil County, Maryland (1881)

Arrow (red up) MASSACHUSETTS:

·   Old Marblehead, MA Sea Captains & the Ships They Sailed

·   Massachusetts Biographies / Bibles

·   Williams College Class of 1863

·   Massachusetts Biographies

·   Massachusetts Name Changes: 1780 - 1883

·   Rose Betts Stephanian Diary 1933-1939 - Boston, Mass

·   Merchants and Sea Captains of Old Boston

·   Bristol Co., MA, Judges, Attorneys, etc

·   Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, Early Settlers

·   Swansea, Bristol Co., MA - Early Settlers, 1669

·   Swansea, Bristol Co., MA, Representatives

·   Ipswich, Essex Co., MA, Early Physicians

·   Rowley, Essex Co., MA, Freeholders, 1677

·   Pickett Family Bible (1720-1867) - Essex Co., Mass.

·   Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA, Genealogies

·   Middlefield, Hampshire Co., MA, Genealogies from Town History

·   Malden, Middlesex Co., MA, Settlers before 1665

·   Nantucket, Nantucket Co., MA, Biographies & Genalogies

·   Nantucket, Nantucket Co. MA, Eminent Nantucketers

·   Nantucket, Nantucket Co. MA, Early Settlers

·   Nantucket, Nantucket Co. MA, Other Early Proprietors

·   Nantucket, Nantucket Co. MA, Lines of Descent

·   Nantucket, Nantucket Co. MA, Genealogical Appendix With Sources

·   Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA, Family Registers

·   Hanover, Plymouth Co., MA, Family Genealogies

·   Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, Early Settlers, 1635-1692

·   Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA: settlers from Norfolk, England

·   Boston & Eastern Massachusetts, Genealogical & Personal Memoirs

·   Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA, A Glimpse of Early Roxbury

·   Auburn, Worcester Co., MA, Town History

Arrow (red up) MICHIGAN:

·    Michigan Biographies

Arrow (red up) MINNESOTA:

·    Minnesota Biographies Project

·    Minnesota Biographies

·    Minnesota Biographies / Bibles

·    Berlin Twp., St. Clair Co., MI: History - 1883

·    Riley Twp., St. Clair Co., MI, History - 1883

·    St. Clair Co., MI, Roster of Officials, 1835 to 1911

·    Armada Township Biographies, 1882, Macomb Co., MI

Arrow (red up) MISSISSIPPI:

·    Mississippi, Tippah County Family Histories

Arrow (red up) MISSOURI:

·    Missouri Biographies / Bibles

·    Biographies of Daviess County, Missouri

·    Famous and Infamous Missouri Folks

·    Lincoln County Heritage Biographies

·    Missouri Biographies Project

·    Missouri Biographies

·    Missouri: Genealogy & Local History Index


Arrow (red up) MONTANA:


Arrow (red up) NEBRASKA:

·    Nebraska Biographies / Bibles

·    Buffalo County Biographies

·    Compendium of History, Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska

·    Nebraska Biographies

Arrow (red up) NEVADA:


Arrow (red up) NEW HAMPSHIRE:

·      Hampton NH Biographies

·      Dartmouth Class of 1827

·      New Hampshire 1918 Biographies

·      New Hampshire Biographies

·    Littleton, Grafton Co., NH, Genealogies

·    Andover, Merrimack Co., NH, Genealogies

·      Canterbury, Merrimack Co., NH, Genealogies

Arrow (red up) NEW JERSEY:

·    New Jersey Biographies

·    Passaic County, NJ, First Settlers - Genealogies

Arrow (red up) NEW MEXICO:


Arrow (red up) NEW YORK:

·      Albany Men Biographies and Photos

·      Index to Biographies - History of the Mohawk Valley, …, 1614-1925

·      New York State Men Biographies

·      New York Biographies

·      Holocaust Survivor Names in Aufbau Newspaper, NY, 1944-46

·      Northern New York Families

·      Albany, Albany Co., NY, Biographies of New Englanders: A-M  

·      Albany, Albany Co., NY, Biographies of New Englanders: N-W  

·      Albany, Albany Co., NY, Professional Men of New England Ancestry

·      Cherry Creek, Chautauqua Co., NY, Early Settlers & Prominent Citizens

·      First Settlers of Conesus, Livingston Co., NY

·      Madison County, New York, Biographies, 1899

·      Rome, Oneida Co., NY, Biographies: (A to N);  (P to W)

·      Putnam Co., NY, Biographical Sketches

·      Putnam Co., NY, Town Histories

·      Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, Genealogical Records of Pioneers

·      Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, Town Officers, 1806 to 1902

·      Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, Early Settlers, Part I

·      Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co., NY, Early Settlers, Part II

·      Amityville, Suffolk Co., NY, Family Bible Records

·      Rye, Westchester Co., NY, History

·      Long Island, NY, History     


Arrow (red up) NORTH CAROLINA:

·    North Carolina Biographies / Bibles

·    North Carolina Bible Records Online

·    North Carolina: Family Bible Records

Arrow (red up) NORTH DAKOTA:

·    North Dakota Biography Index

Arrow (red up) OHIO:

·    Ohio Biographies / Bibles

·    Ohio Biographies

·    Ohio Biographies Project

·    Ohio Biographies

Arrow (red up) OKLAHOMA:

·    Oklahoma Biographies / Bibles

Arrow (red up) OREGON:

·    Oregon Pioneer Biographies

·    Oregon Biographies Project

·    Oregon Biographies

·    Portland, Oregon - Its History and Builders

Arrow (red up) PENNSYLVANIA:

·    Pennsylvania Biographical Sketches, 1868

·    Northeast Pennsylvania Biographies

·    Biographies of Penna. Civil War soldiers & officers

·    Pennsylvania Biographies / Bibles

·    Biographies of PA Civil War Soldiers

·    All About Pittsburgers Arthur Burgoyne, 1892

·    History of Bucks County J.H. Battle, 1887

·    History of Butler County J.H. Battle, 1887

·    History of Centre and Clinton Counties John Blair Linn, 1883

·    History of Erie County Warner, Beers & Co., 1884

·    Biographical Sketches and Genealogies of Fayette County, PA (1912)

·    Biographical Sketches and Genealogies of Lycoming County, PA (1887)

·    Biographical Notes of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County

·    The Men of Lafayette

·    Pennsylvania Biographies

·    Plymouth Twp., Montgomery Co., PA - Quaker History, Part I

·    Plymouth Twp., Montgomery Co., PA - Quaker History, Part II


Arrow (red up) RHODE ISLAND:

·    Barrington, Bristol Co., RI, Biographies, Part 1

·    Barrington, Bristol Co., RI, Biographies, Part 2

·    Glocester, Providence Co., RI, Freemen, 1732-1760

·    Glocester, Providence Co., RI, Families, 1774

·    Early Settlers of Westerly, RI


Arrow (red up) SOUTH CAROLINA:

·    South Carolina Biographies / Bibles

·    South Carolina Biographies Project

·    Laurens County Biographies Project--South Carolina

·    Newberry County Biographies Project--South Carolina

·    South Carolina Biographies

Arrow (red up) SOUTH DAKOTA:

·    South Dakota Biographies / Bibles

·    Biographical Index of South Dakotans

·    GFWC - Pioneer Daughters Collection

·    South Dakota State Surname Search

·    South Dakota Biographical File Index

·    "History of Czechs in South Dakota" - Surname Index

·    Swiss-Germans in South Dakota - Surname Index

·    South Dakota Biographies

Arrow (red up) TENNESSEE:

·    Members of the TN General Assembly 1794-2010

·    Index: Biographical Sketches in The History of Tenn.

·    Tennessee Biographies

Arrow (red up) TEXAS:

·    Texas Biographies / Bibles

·    Texas Biographies

·    Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection

Arrow (red up) UTAH:

·    Utah Biographies Project

·    Utah Biographies

·    Utah, Pioneers & Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-68


Arrow (red up) VERMONT:

·    Pawlet Vermont Biographies

·    Vermont Legislative Directory Biographies

·    Vermont Biographies

·    Guildhall, Essex Co., VT, Genealogies - A to HA & HE to W

·    Hartford, Windsor Co., VT, Genealogies, B to G, H to L, & M to W

·    Waitsfield, VT, Family Genealogies

Arrow (red up) VIRGINIA:

·    S. Bassett French Biographical Sketches

·    Virginia Biographies / Bibles

·    Virginia Biographies

Arrow (red up) WASHINGTON:

·    Washington Biographies Project

·    Washington Biographies

·    Thurston County Pioneers: Before 1870

·    Washington State Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965

Arrow (red up) WEST VIRGINIA:

·    Don Norman's 700 West Virginia families

·    West Virginia Biographies / Bibles

·    Kanawha Co. Biographies Of Men and Women Involved in the Civil War

·    The Famous West Virginians Page

·    West Virginia Authors

·    West Virginia Biographies

Arrow (red up) WISCONSIN:

·    WI, Local History & Biography Articles- c.1860-c.1940

·    WI, Index of pre-1907 Names, biographies, & obits.

·    Wisconsin Biographies / Bibles

·    Wisconsin Biographies Project

·    Lafayette County, WI Biographies~Part of Wisconsin Biographies

·    Wisconsin Its Story and Biography - 1848-1913

·    Wisconsin Biographies

Arrow (red up) WYOMING:

·    Wyoming Biographies

World, National and Regional Records

Arrow (red up) UNITED STATES:

·    Family History Archives Online

·    American Biographical Library

·    Biographical Directory of the American Congress

·    New England Irish Pioneers

·    BYU Family Historian a periodical from 2002 to 2007

·    Mormons and Their Neighbors

·    American Biographical Library

·    Biographical Cyclopedia of U.S. Women

·    Freedmans Bank Records, 1865-1874

·    Native American Database –at Rootsweb

·    Social Security Applications SS-5 Database

·    Kaess / Ochiltree / Swartz Family History

·    United States, Draper Manuscript Collection, 1740-1892

·    US, Natl. Register of Scientific & Tech. Personnel Files, 1954-70


Arrow (red up) WORLD:

·    Hodgson One-Name Study

·    Biographies from Noted living Albanians and State Officials

·    Biographies of Individuals

·    Biographies on Geneabios

·    Free Genealogy Biography Database

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