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Help:Developing A U.S. County Page


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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 AmericanEdit

American IndiansEdit

Archives and LibrariesEdit

BiographiesEdit

CemeteriesEdit

CensusEdit

  • 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 RecordsEdit

County Commissioner's RecordsEdit

DirectoriesEdit

Emigration and ImmigrationEdit

Funeral HomesEdit

GazetteersEdit

GenealogyEdit

Historical GeographyEdit

HistoryEdit

Land and PropertyEdit

Law and LegislationEdit

MapsEdit

Military RecordsEdit

MinoritiesEdit

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

OccupationsEdit

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

PensionsEdit

PeriodicalsEdit

Prison RecordsEdit

Private PapersEdit

  • 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 RecordsEdit

SchoolsEdit

SocietiesEdit

TaxationEdit

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

Vital RecordsEdit

WebsitesEdit