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All US Counties have at least a stub (an outline with minimal information); and most could use additional information. Go to the counties that you are familiar with. Do you know of information that is not there that would help others researching in that county? To find your county site, click here, then click on the state (on the map) and then the county on the alphabetized list of counties.

Following is list of sites where you might find county-specific information that you could add to your county page, as well as general links you might wish to include as further research resources.


The following list includes suggestions of sites where you might find county-specific information to use on your pages, as well as general links you might wish to include as further research resources.

African American[edit | edit source]

American Indians[edit | edit source]

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

  • United States Census
  • List any transcriptions available, including those at paid sites, but indicate that it requires a paid subscription i.e. 1930 Smith County Census - Ancestry.com ~pay for site~ free patron use in most Family History Centers
  • Check USGenWeb Archives Project  ~ Search by location ~  

Church Records[edit | edit source]

County Commissioner's Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Historical Geography[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Law and Legislation[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Refer to census listings
  • About.com a Glossary of Old Occupations and Trades  

Pensions[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Prison Records[edit | edit source]

Private Papers[edit | edit source]

  • Check the USGenWeb Archives Project for your county for Bible records, etc.     
  • Check the USGenWeb County site for donated records  ~Find county links on state page, state URLs are on U.S. site.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Schools[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

  • Do a Google search for your county and "tax list"

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]