Help yourself to the links for so many marvelous research sites and sources. This is my “cheat sheet” to chase down family history details or the latest news. Check back often as I am always adding to the list. Last updated 8/22/18.
. American Ancestors
. British History Online
. CTGenWeb Project
. DAR Ancestor Search
. DAR Descendants Search
. Digital Commonwealth: Massachusetts historical collections
. Digital Maine
. Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
. Discovery (National Archives UK)
. Dorchester Atheneum
. Family Tree
. Founders Online .gov
. Genealogie Online
. GenealogyVillage.com — First Settlers
. Great Migration
. Heritage Quest Research Library
. Immigrant Ancestors Project
. JSTOR Open Content: Search by word, such as “genealogy”, and by book title.
. LibGuides Community
. Open Library
. Project Gutenberg free eBooks
. Reclaim the Records | New Jersey and New York
. The Genealogist UK
. The Genealogy Reporter
. United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada (UELAC)
. USGenWeb Project
. WorldGenWeb Project
Family History Wiki
Mayflower, Pilgrims, Puritans
. Pilgrim Hall Museum
. British Surname Database: International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
. Guild of One-Name Studies
. Patronymica Britannica
. Patronymica Cornu-Britannica
. The Internet Surname Database
. The Surname Society
Special Collections and Oddments
. 17th Century Colonial New England
. Bloodlines of Salem
. Civil War Prisons Database
. Colonial Occupations
. Domesday Book Online
. Early Modern Medicine (1500-1780)
. English Settlers (New England or Newfoundland) captured by Amerindians and/or French during the French regime
. George Washington Digital Encyclopedia
. Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000
. Introduction: The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft
. National Art Collection of Scotland | National Galleries Scotland
. One Place Studies Directory
. Recipe Books from the Wellcome Library”
. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland | Online Book Collection | Open Source Digital Books — NEW
. The ‘Mary & John’ Clearing House
. The Newbury – Digital Resources and Publications
. The Word on the Street
. U.S. Military Personnel Records Requests
. Whaling History Database
Cemetery Records & Obituaries
. American Memorials Directory
. Billion Graves
. Cemetery Records Online|Interment.org
. Deceased Online: UK burials and cremations
. Find A Grave
. Genealogy Bank (and at Obituaries | FamilySearch.org)
. Maine WPA Cemetery Plans/Maps
. Massachusetts Cemeteries Guide: county cemetery links at bottom of page
. Obit City – free database
. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War | National Graves Registration Database
Gazetteers and Business Directories
. The New England Gazetteer, 2nd Ed. (Boston, 1839) by John Hayward.
. The New England Gazetteer (Boston, 1841) by John Hayward.
. The New England Gazetteer (Boston, 1847) by John Hayward.
. The New England Gazetteer (Boston, 1857) by John Hayward.
. The New England Business Directory (Boston, 1875): Part I; Part II.
. The New England Gazetteer (Boston, 1885).
. The New England Gazetteer (Boston, 1902).
. Gazetteer and Business-Book of Connecticut, Illustrated (New Haven, 1857-8), Vol. I by A.D. Jones.
. A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island (Hartford, 1819) by John C. Pease and John M. Niles.
. The Rhode Island Register, for the year 1826 (Providence, 1825).
. The Rhode Island Register, for the year 1853 [and 1856] (Providence) Vol. II by George Adams.
. Gazetteer of Massachusetts (Boston, 1846) by John Hayward.
. A Gazetteer of Massachusetts (Boston, 1847) by John Hayward.
. A Gazetteer of Massachusetts (Boston, 1849) by John Hayward.
. Gazetteer of Massachusetts, historical and statistical (Boston, 1860) by Jeremiah Spofford.
. Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts (Boston, 1874) by Rev. Elias Nason.
. Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts (Boston, 1890), Part I; Part II by Rev. Elias Nason.
. The Visitors Guide to Boston (Boston, 1891).
. Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire (Exeter, 1817) by Eliphalet Merrill and Phinehas Merrill.
. A Gazetteer of the State of New-Hampshire (Concord, 1823) by John Farmer and Jacob B. Moore.
. New Hampshire as it is; In three parts: historical, gazetteer, general view (Claremont, 1856) by Edwin A. Charlton.
. New Hampshire as it is; In three parts: historical, gazetteer, general view (Claremont, 1874) by Edwin A. Charlton.
. The Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire (Concord, 1874) by Alonzo J. Fogg.
. The Vermont Historical Gazetteer (1871) by Abbie Maria Hemenway – with a history of each town: Vol I: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Crittenden, and Essex Counties; Part II: Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orange Counties; Part III: Orleans and Rutland Counties; Vol. IV: Washington County; Index to the Contents (1923).
Maps, Places & Aerial Photography
. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale
. Massachusetts Maps Online
. National Collection of Aerial Photography: second-largest collection in the world; free sign-up.
. National Library of Scotland
. Old Maps of New England
. Pastmap: “Dig deep into the history of places in Scotland and beyond to discover fascinating insights into hidden stories and histories of buildings, towns and cities.”