My Genie Links

These are my go-to links I’ve been bookmarking over the years. I’ve got them pretty well organized into categories, too. Do you have a great genealogy research link to share? Contact me and I’ll add it here. And don’t forget to bookmark this page, because I’ll update it as I find more great links.

Select a Category (working on adding everything, state-by-state):

United States – by States and Counties
Alabama
Barbour County

History of Barbour County, Alabama – 1939 – author M T Thompson – $$ (ancestry.com)

Butler County

History of Butler County, Alabama 1815-1885 – 1885 – author J B Little

Clarke County

History of Clarke County – 1923 – author J S Graham

Conecuh County
Greene County

History of Greensboro, Alabama – 1908 – author W E W Yerby

Jefferson County

Jefferson County and Birmingham, Alabama and Birmingham – 1887 – J W DuBose

Lawrence County

Lawrence County Archives

Early Settlers of Alabama and Northern Alabama – 1963 – authors Saunders and Stubbs

Pickens County

History of Pickens County, Ala., 1817-1856 – 1856 – author N F Smith

Shelby County

History of Shelby County – 1937 – author E Galloway

Georgia
Statewide

Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution – by LL Knight, 1920

Georgia Historic Newspapers – University System of Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia – University System of Georgia

Georgia’s Virtual Vault – Georgia State Archives

Georgia State Archives – Homepage

GA Headright and Bounty Records 1783-1909

Map – Georgia County Formation Map (interactive)

Map – Georgia County Map (current)

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol 1 – 1895 – Southern Historical Association

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol 2 – 1895 – Southern Historical Association

Historical Collections of Georgia – 1854 – G White

Historical Collections of Georgia (supplement) – 1855 – G White and A C Dutton

The Commonwealth of Georgia – 1884 – J T Henderson

Sketches of some of the first settlers of upper Georgia, of the Cherokees, and the author – 1855 – G R Gilmer

Men of mark in Georgia: a complete and elaborate history of the state from its settlement to the present time – 1907 – W J Northen, A B Caldwell

Miscellanies of Georgia: historical, biographical, descriptive, etc., Part 1 – 1874 – A H Chappeoll, J F Meegan

Miscellanies of Georgia: historical, biographical, descriptive, etc., Part 2 – 1874 – A H Chappeoll, J F Meegan

Statistics of the state of Georgia: including an account of its natural, civil, and ecclesiastical history; together with a particular description of each county, notices of the manners and customs of its aboriginal tribes, and a correct map of the state, – 1849 – G White, W T Williams

The story of Georgia and the Georgia people, 1732-1860 – 1900 – G G Smith

Illinois
Statewide

Maps – Historical Aerial Photography by County – very cool site

Illinois GenWeb

IL State Archives – Online databases

IL Digital Archives – a joint collaboration between the IL State Library and the Secretary of State

Map – Illinois County Formation Map

Map – Current IL County Map

Illinois Digital Newspaper Project – by the University of Illinois

Christian County

Christian Co Plat 1911 – $$

Oak Hill Cemetery – with searchable database by burials and by grave sales

History of Christian County, Illinois – 1880 – Dr C Goudy

Livingston County

History of Livingston County, Illinois – 1878 – LeBaron Jr

Indiana
Statewide

Hoosier State Chronicles – digitized newspapers project of the IN State Library

Indiana State Archives Digital Index Records

Map – Indiana County Map – current

Indiana County Formation Map – Interactive historical boundary changes

Kentucky
Statewide

Map – Kentucky County Formation Map – Interactive historical boundary changes

Map – KY County Map – Current

KY Death Records 1852-1965 – $$ (ancestry.com)

Kentucky Land Office – KY’s official landing page for military and non-military grants

Louisiana
Statewide

Map – Louisiana Parish Formation Map – Interactive historical boundary changes

Map – Louisiana Parish Map – current

eClerks LA – Online access to some county clerks’ offices – free to search (search results give good detail), $$ to view docs

Louisiana State Digital Library

Louisiana State Archives Historical Resources page

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana, Vol. 1 – Goodspeed, 1892

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana, Vol. 2 – Goodspeed, 1892

East Feliciana Parish
Ouachita Parish

Master Index of Obituaries from Monroe, LA Newspapers – by Ouachita Parish Public Library

Mississippi
Statewide
Missouri

Jackson County

Jackson County Recorder of Deeds – Search and view Marriage and Land

South Carolina
Beaufort County

Beaufort Co SC Register of Deeds – Scanned deed books beginning 1860 (some older deeds can be found in these books if they weren’t actually registered until 1860 or later)

Horry County

Horry County holdings at SC Archives

Horry Co online deed records – $$ – deed records search is free, but records have to be purchased

Virginia
Parish and Church Records – May also be listed with individual counties, when applicable
Charles City County
Dinwiddie County
Fairfax County

Truro Parish Vestry Book – original images

History of Truro Parish – 1907 – Rev P Slaughter DD

Henrico County
Louisa County
Mecklenburg County

Map of Mecklenburg Co – 1863 Gilmer Map

Prince George County
Princess Anne County
United States – Nationwide Resources
Libraries and Archives (large, with multi-state and/or worldwide resources)

Daughters of the American Revolution

Internet Archive – Books and texts – read online

openlibrary

Miscellany

Bible Rescue – A not-for-profit that rescues “orphaned” bibles, indexed and scanned.

Dead Fred – Orphaned family photos, indexed and scanned.

Find-a-Grave – Over 200 million memorials – not all have headstone photos, so use caution when citing them as sources

Billion Graves – Headstones, many with GPS data

Broad-Based Mega-Sites
USA

USGenWeb – home page

USGenWeb – Their online archives listed by state

Images of Places from Early America

Digital Public Library of America

Library of Congress – constantly expanding online availability

Accessible Archives – $$

Fold3 – Primarily military – $$ but some records are free, such as 1812 pension applications

Genealogy Gophers Book Search – $$

Randy Majors Research Hub – Search vitals – some records $$

Randy Majors Research Hub – Google Custom Search

Google Books – “Search the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books” – create your own library

Internet Archive – Books and texts – read online

Ancestry.com – $$ – FREE Library edition at participating libraries

Ancestry.com Card Catalog – $$ – don’t forget to use this great tool

FamilySearch – millions of free records

FamilySearch Card Catalog – see this link on how to find the unindexed records that won’t show up using their Search feature.

FamilySearch Images

FamilySearch Collections List

Find A Grave – Over 200 million memorials – not all have headstone photos, so use caution when citing them as sources

Billion Graves – Headstones, many with GPS data

Worldwide

Ancestry.com – $$ – FREE Library edition at participating libraries

Ancestry.com Card Catalog – $$ – don’t forget to use this great tool

FamilySearch – millions of free records

FamilySearch Card Catalog – see this link on how to find the unindexed records that won’t show up using their Search feature.

FamilySearch Images

FamilySearch Collections List

Find A Grave – Over 200 million memorials – not all have headstone photos, so use caution when citing them as sources

Billion Graves – Headstones, many with GPS data

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