U.S. State Collection Report

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The U.S. State Collection Report is a selection of sites and other materials, chosen for the benefit of doing personal research of each individual state as well as the United States in general. This page was created to help better your research.

We would like to have help in editing and updating this page as needed.


How this page was created?

This was first created in Microsoft Excel. Then it was placed in Microsoft Word and saved as an html (web page.) After some editing, deleting of a lot of Microsoft html layout, test trials, consluting, and transfering it into Wikitext coding; the page finally formed into what you see now. We thank all those who have worked hard and those who will work hard in the process of this page.

The General order of the collections goes as follows:

Births and Christenings
Birth Certificates
County Births
County Marriages
Territorial Census
County Deaths
Deaths and Burials
Death Records

U.S. State Collection List

U.S. State Collection List Contains information on what certain sites and the internet have. Last updated: 14 January 2011

Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com  or  http://www.ancestryinstitution.com (free site at the Family History Library)
has around 24,750  collections online for U.S. Due to its amount and size, only a general Idea can be given
[Incomplete / 1050 of 24,750]
[Last Updated 14 October 2010]

General Web sites that were found using http://www.google.com some of the sites/archives can be found with http://www.fhlfavorites.info [Last Updated 25 May 2010]

FamilySearch.org http://www.familysearch.org [Last updated 14 January 2011]


Marriage Collection, 1800-1969. State Census, 1810-1890. Divorce Index, 1950-1959. Land and Deeds Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1865. Deaths, 1908-1959. Newspapers.

http://www.archives.state.al.us/index.html Collections: limited

Births and Christenings, 1881-1930. Marriages, 1816-1957. Deaths, 1908-1974. Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952.



http://vilda.alaska.edu/ Has: photos and description of the photos. Albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout the State. Collections: limited



Marriage Collection, 1864-1982. Territories Census, late 1800s. Newspapers.

http://www.azarchivesonline.org/ the site is still under development Collections: very limited

Births and Christenings, 1909-1917. Marriages, 1888-1908. Deaths, 1870-1951. Deaths and Burials, 1910-1911; 1933-1994. Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of Civil War, 1861-1863.


Marriages, 1779-1992. Divorce Index, 1923-1939. Census, 1819-1870. Death Index, 1914-1950. Newspapers.

http://digitalcollections.uark.edu/ Collections: very limited

Births and Christenings, 1880-1893. Marriages, 1837-1944. County Marriages, 1837-1957. Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963. Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929.


Birth Index, 1905-1995. Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957. Marriage Index, 1850-1985. Divorce Index, 1966-1984. Voter Registrations, 1900-1968. Death Index, 1940-1997. Newspapers.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ Collections: limited

County Marriages, 1850-1952. Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989. San Diego Naruralization Index, 1868-1958. San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931. San Mateo County Records, 1856-1967. Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976.


Marriages, 1859-1900. State Census, 1885. Newspapers.

http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/ Collections: limited

State Census, 1885.


Town Birth Records, pre-1870. (Barbour Collection) Town Marriage Records, 1852-1914. Marriage Index, 1959-2001. Divorce Index, 1968-1997. Death Index, 1949-2001. Town Death Records, pre-1870. Newspapers.

http://www.cslib.org/archives/ Collections: very limited

Births and Christenings, 1649-1906. Marriages, 1729-1867. Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934.


Birth Records, 1800-1908. Marriage Records, 1744-1933. Death Records, 1811-1933.

http://archives.delaware.gov/exhibits/exhibits-toc.shtml Collections: early papers, otherwise limited

Births and Christenings, 1710-1896. State Birth Records, 1861-1922. Marriages, 1713-1953. Marriage Records, 1913-1954. Deaths Records, 1855-1955. Deaths and Burials, 1815-1955.


Marriage Collection, 1822-1875; 1927-2001. Divorce Index, 1927-2001. Passenger Lists, 1898-1951. State Census, 1820-1945. Death Index 1877-1998.

http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/index_researchers.cfm Collections: WWI Service cards

Births and Christenings, 1880-1935. Marriages, 1837-1974. State Census, 1885; 1935; 1945. Deaths, 1877-1939. Deaths and Burials, 1900-1921.


Marriages, 1699-1944. Census, 1790-1890. Ports Passenger Lists, 1820-1873; 1893-1959. Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960. Deaths, 1919-1998. Newspapers.

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ Collections: Extensive historical collections, including B-M-D

Marriages 1808-1967. Deaths, 1914-1930.


Census, 1900-1910. Passenger Lists, 1900-1953.

http://archives1.dags.hawaii.gov/gsdl/cgi-bin/library Collections: Online indexes for marriages, deaths, etc. 1825-1929

Births and Christenings, 1852-1933. Marriages, 1826-1922. Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919.


Marriages, 1842-1996. Death Index, 1911-1951. Newspapers.

http://www.digitalarchives.idaho.gov/ Collections: Death Records (SS); Naturalization; Historical records

http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/ Collections: Western States Marriage Index; Idaho State Death Index (1911-1956); Eastern Idaho Death Records; other collections

Births and Christenings, 1856-1965. Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942. County Marriages, 1864-1950. Deaths and Burials, 1907-1965. Death Certificates, 1911-1937.


Cook County Birth Index, 1916-1935. Marriages, 1790-1900. State Census Collection, 1810-1890. Cook County Marriage Index, 1930-1960. Voter Registration, 1892. Cook County Death Index, 1908-1988. Newspapers.

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html Collections: Marriages 1763-1900; Deaths to 1950; Land, slavery/emancipation, and veterans records; many others

Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915. Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922. Cook County Marriages, 1810-1934. Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947. Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922. State Census, 1855. Probate Records, 1819-1970. Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1729-1956. Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950.


Births, 1880-1920. Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Newspapers.

http://www.indianadigitalarchives.org/ Collections: Death, Naturalization, and Military; Institution and Historical records

http://www.hoosierheritage.net/HH.html Collections: Access to many databases, some of which contain B-M-D

Marriages, 1780-1959.


Marriages, 1851-1900. State Census Collection, 1836-1925. Cemetery Records. Newspapers.

http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/ Collections: limited

Births and Christenings, 1830-1950. Marriages, 1809-1992. Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990. State Census, 1885.


Marriages, 1854-1873. State Census Collection, 1850-1925. Deaths, 1840-1935. Newspapers.

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/skysearch.html Collections: Many state records, including state census, limited B-M-D

Births and Christenings, 1818-1936. Marriages, 1840-1935. County Marriages, 1855-1910. Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930.


Birth records, 1852-1999. Marriages Census, 1800-1890. Land and Deeds 1910. Mira-code Index. Death Index, 1911-2000.

http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ Has Index For: Marriages 1973-1993; Divorce 1973-1993; Death 1911-1986 & 1987-1992

http://kdl.kyvl.org/ Collections: Historical collections, including old newspapers (indexed)

Births and Christenings, 1839-1960. Marriages, 1785-1979. Death Records, 1911-1955. Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970.


New Orleans Birth Records, 1790-1899. Marriages, 1718-1925. Census, 1791-1890. New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945. Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949. Newspapers.

http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/638/Default.aspx Collections: Some B-M-D

Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934. Marriages, 1816-1906. Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954. Orleans Parish Estate Files, 1804-1846. War of 1812 Pension Lists. Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1838-1861. Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950.


Marriages, 1875-1996. Census, 1800-1890. Death Index, 1960-1997.

http://www.maine.gov/portal/facts_history/vital_records.html Collections: Marriage (1892 – 1996) and Death (1960 to 1996) indexes

Births and Christenings, 1739-1900. Marriages, 1771-1907. Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910. State Archive Collections!


Marriages, 1634-1899. Baltimore Passenger & Immigration Lists, 1820-1948. Census, 1772-1890. Archives, 1658-1783. Newspapers.

http://aomol.net/html/index.html Collections: Mostly Historical collections

Births and Christenings, 1650-1995. Marriages, 1666-1970. Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992. Cecil County Probate Estate Files, 1851-1940. Naturalization Indexes, 1797-1951. Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1931. Register of Wills Books, 1792-1983.


Town Birth Records Marriages, 1633-1850. Census 1790-1890. Boston Passenger & Immigration Lists, 1820-1943. Death Index, 1970-2003. Vital Records, 1642-1896. Burial, 727-1859. Newspapers.

http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/ Collections: Mostly Historical collections

Births and Christenings, 1639-1915. Marriages, 1695-1915. State Census, 1855; 1865. Deaths, 1841-1915. Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910. Naturalization Index, 1906-1966.


Marriages, 1851-1875. Census, 1790-1890; 1894. Detroit Border Crossing, Passenger, Crew list 1905-1957. Deaths, 1971-1996. Newspapers. Vital Records, 1800-1917.

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-54463_19313---,00.html Collections: Search by collection; mostly historical

http://seekingmichigan.org/ Collections: Naturalization, civil war, deaths (1897-1920)

Births and Christenings, 1775-1995. Births, 1867-1902. Marriages, 1822-1995. Deaths, 1867-1897. Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995.


Birth Index, 1935-2002. Marriage Collection, 1958-2001. Divorce Index, 1970-1995. Territorial and State Censuses, 1835-1905. Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957. Death Index, 1908-2002. Cemetery Index. Newspapers.

http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm Collections: Searchable databases; including birth and death certificate indexes

Births and Christenings, 1840-1980. Marriages, 1849-1950. State Census, 1865; 1875; 1885; 1895; 1905. Territorial Census, 1857. Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990. Will Records, 1849-1985.


Marriages, 1776-1935. Census, 1805-1890. State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792-1866. Newspapers.

http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/gen_research.php Collections: Finding aids, some indexes



Marriage Records, 1766-2002. State Census Collection, 1830-1881. Death Records, 1834-1936. Cemetery Records. Newspapers.

http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/collections.asp Collections: Select Family and Faith for genealogical collections, including B-M-D

Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976.


Death Index, 1860-2007. Newspapers.

http://montana.digitalarchives.wa.gov/default.aspx Collections: Currently limited to death records

Marriages, 1889-1947. County Marriages, 1865-1950.


Marriages, 1856-1898. State Census Collection, 1860-1885. Newspapers.

http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/index.html Collections: Searchable databases; some of genealogical interest

Marriages, 1855-1995.


Marriage Index, 1956-2005. Divorce Index, 1968-2005. Census, 1860-1910. Newspapers.

http://nevadadigitalarchives.org/ Collections: Limited to SS death index


New Hampshire

Census 1790-1890. Newspapers.

http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/genealogy.html Collections: No online collections

Birth Records, Early to 1900. Births and Christenings, 1714-1904. Marriages, 1720-1920. Death Records, 1654-1947. Deaths and Burials, 1784-1949.

New Jersey

Marriages, 1665-1895. State Census, 1643-1890; 1895. Newspaper.

http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/databases.html Collections: Searchable genealogical databases

Births and Christenings, 1660-1980. Marriages, 1678-1985. Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988.

New Mexico

Marriages, 1727-1900. Territories Census, late 1800s.

http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/archives_hm.htm Collections: No online collections

Births and Christenings, 1726-1918. Marriages, 1751-1918. Deaths, 1889-1945. Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955.

New York

Marriages, 1801-1880. New York Immigrants & Emigrants records, 1820-1972. Census, 1790-1890. Death records, 1892-1902. Genealogical Records, 1675-1920. Vital Records, 1777-1850. Newspapers.

http://www.archives.nysed.gov/d/about/browse.shtml Collections: Mostly Historical collections; some military

Births and Christenings, 1640-1962. Marriages, 1686-1980. State Census, 1865; 1892; 1905. County Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952. Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924. Eastern District Naturalization Petitions, 1865-1957. Kings County Estate Files, 1866-1923. South District Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1824-1941.
Southern District Naturalization Index, 1917-1950.
Western District Naturalization Index, 1907-1966.

North Carolina

Births Index, 1800-2000. Marriage Collection, 1741-2004. Divorce Index, 1958-2004. Census, 1790-1890. Deaths Records, 1908-2004. Vital Records. Newspapers.

http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/projects.htm Collections: Mostly Historical collections

Births and Christenings, 1866-1964. Marriages, 1759-1979. County Marriages, 1762-1979. Deaths, 1906-1930. Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994. Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-1984.

North Dakota

State Census, 1915; 1925.

http://history.nd.gov/archives/drdatabases.html Collections: Death index, naturalization, biographies



Census, 1790-1890. Marriages 1910. Census. Mira-code Index. Deaths, 1908-1932; 1938-1944; 1958-2002. Obituary Index, 1830s-2009. Vital Records, 1830-1893. Newspapers. Military Records.

http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/statearc/ Collections: Death index 1913-1937, other collections

Births and Christenings, 1821-1962. Marriages, 1800-1958. Deaths, 1908-1953. Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997. Tax Records, 1800-1850. Cuyahoga County Probate Files, 1813-1900. Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004.


Census, 1892; 1907.

http://www.crossroads.odl.state.ok.us/ Collections: Mostly Historical collections

Applications for Enrollment to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914.


Marriages, 1906-1920. Census, 1841-1890. Passenger and Crew Lists, 1888-1957. Death Index, 1903-1998. Newspapers.

http://genealogy.state.or.us/ Collections: B-M-D, naturalization, delayed birth

Births and Christenings, 1868-1929. Marriages, 1853-1935. Deaths and Burials, 1903-1947.


Marriages, 1885-1929. Census, 1772-1890. Philadelphia Passenger & Immigrants Lists, 1789-1945 1910. Mira-code Index. Deaths, 1873-1905. Newspapers. Church Records Vital Records, 1750-1890.

http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/ Collections: Military Records and not much else

Philadelphia Marriages Indexes, 1885-1915. Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1951.

Rhode Island

Births, 1636-1930. Marriages, 1636-1930. Census, 1740-1890. Deaths, 1630-1930. Vital record, 1636-1850. Newspapers.

None online

Births and Christenings, 1878-1914. Marriages, 1724-1916. State Census, 1885; 1905; 1915; 1925. Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950.

South Carolina

Births, 1877-1901. Delayed Births, 1766-1900. Marriages, 1641-1965. Census, 1790-1890. Death Records, 1821-1955. Newspapers.

http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ Collections: Wills and more

Deaths, 1915-1955. Civil War Civil War Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865.

South Dakota

Births, 1856-1903. Marriages, 1905-1949. Territorial Census, 1885. Death Index, 1905-1955. Newspapers.

http://sdmemory.library.sd.gov/index.htm Collections: Almost no online content

State Census, 1905; 1915; 1925; 1935; 1945.


State Marriages, 1780-2002. Divorce and Other Records, 1800-1965. Census, 1810-1891. Newspapers.

http://www.tn.gov/tsla/Collections.htm Collections: Death indexes; other collections

Births and Christenings, 1828-1939. Marriages, 1796-1950. County Marriages, 1790-1950. Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955. Death Records, 1914-1955.


Birth Index, 1903-1997. Marriage Collection, 1814-1909; 1966-2002. Divorce Index, 1968-2002. Census, 1820-1890. Land and Deeds. Death Index, 1903-2000. Newspapers.

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/genfirst.html Collections: Almost no online content

Births and Christenings, 1840-1981. Marriages, 1837-1973. County Marriage index, 1837-1977. Death Index, 1964-1998. Deaths, 1890-1976. Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973.


Census, 1850-1890. Death Index, 1905-1951. Cemetery Collections. Newspapers.

http://archives.utah.gov/research/ Birth, Marriage, Death in the county of the states. Gives a text document.

http://www.archives.state.ut.us/research/indexes/index.html Collection: Death certificates; other searchable indexes by county

Births and Christenings, 1892-1941. Marriages, 1887-1966. Death Certificates, 1904-1956. Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946. Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949. Territorial Case Files of the U.S. District Courts, 1870-1896. Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966.


Birth Records, 1909-2008. Marriage Records, 1909-2008. Census, 1790-1860. Death Records, 1909-2008.

http://vermont-archives.org/ Collections: Almost no online content

Births and Christenings, 1765-1908. Marriages, 1791-1974. Deaths and Burials, 1871-1965. Land Records, Early to 1900. Probate Files, 1791-1919. Enrolled Militia Records, 1861-1867.


Births, 1661-1810. Marriages Records Land, Marriage, Probate Records, 1639-1850. Census, 1607-1890 1910. Census Mira-code Index. Newspapers. Vital Records.

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/using_collections.asp Collections: No online collections

Marriages 1785-1940. Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912. Fluvanna County Colbert Funeral Home Records, 1929-1976.


Births, 1891-1919. State and Territorial Census, 1857-1892. Seattle Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957. Death Index, 1940-1996. Newspapers.

http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov Total Records Preserved: 86,503,332 Total Records Searchable Online: 27,692,276 Has: Agreements and Contracts; Birth; Census; Death; Land; Military; Naturalization; Professional License; Power of Attorney plats and surveys; and more. Collections: B-M-D and a lot more searchable collections

State County Marriages, 1858-1950. Death Certificates, 1907-1960.

West Virginia

Marriage Records, 1863-1900. Newspapers.

http://www.wvculture.org/history/archivesindex.aspx Collections: Historical collection

http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx Collections: B-M-D

Births and Christenings, 1853-1928. Births, 1853-1930. Marriages, 1853-1970. Deaths, 1853-1970. Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932.


Births, 1820-1907. Marriages, pre-1907; 1973-1997. Divorce Index, 1965-1984. Census, 1820-1890; 1895; 1905. Newspapers. Death Index, 1959-1997. Deaths, 1820-1907.

http://wisconsinheritage.org/ Collections: Historical collection

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy/ Collections: Pre 1907 vital records

Births and Christenings, 1826-1926. Marriages, 1836-1930. Census, 1855; 1875; 1885; 1895; 1905. Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968. Probate Estate Case Files, 1861-1933.



http://www.wyomingmemory.org/ Collections: Historical collections

Marriages, 1877-1920.

District of Columbia


http://os.dc.gov/os/cwp/view,a,1207,q,585889.asp Collections: No online collections

Births and Christenings, 1830-1955. Marriages, 1840-1921. Deaths and Burials, 1830-1964.

U.S. Virgin Islands

Census, 1835-1911.

http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/vi/resources/vi-genealogy.html Collections: No online collections


Puerto Rico


http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/pr/resources/pr-genealogy.html Collections: No online collections


United States of America

Military Records, Contains: Rev. Civil, 1812, WWI&II, Veterans, Soldiers, Musters, Enlists, Navy, Etc. (unable to put all types of Military record here) City Directories Historical Newspapers:Birth;Marriage;&Death,1851-2003
Federal Census 1890 [FRAGMENT]
Land and Deeds
Photos & Scanned Documents School Yearbooks Border Crossings: to U.S. 1895-1957 Passport Applications, 1795-1925 General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 Biography & Genealogy Master Index Religious Records

http://oedb.org/library/features/250-plus-killer-digital-libraries-and-archives Collections: Links to many archive collections by state – a few broken link

http://www.digitalstatearchives.com/home Collections: Valuable descriptions of available state collections and links to their sites; many are in addition to those listed in this spreadsheet

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/statememory/ Collections: Library of Congress web guide to state digital resources; includes multi-state collaborations

Border Crossing from Canada to U.S. 1895-1956. Border Crossing From Mexico to U.S. 1903-1957. Civil War Pension Index Cards. Freedmans Bank Records, 1865-1874.
Freedmen's Bureau Marriages, 1815-1869.
Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications Files.
U.S. Social Security Death Index.
Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918.

Freedman Bank covers Washington D.C., AL, AR, FL, GE, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NY, PA, SC, TN, VA. In the years of 1865-1874

Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Public Record Index Naturalization Record, 1790-1995 Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 Passenger and Immigration Lists/records, 1500s-1900s Social Security Death Index Patent records, 1790-1909 Obituary Collection Indian Census Schedules, 1885-1940 Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 Census Slave Schedules, 1860; 1850 Census Mortality Schedules Index Federal Census, 1930-1900; 1880-1790 Freedmen Bank Records, 1865-1874 Indian Applications in Five Civilized Tribes

Births and Christenings, 1867-1931. Marriages, 1733-1990. Census, (Mortality Schedule) 1850; (Slave Schedule) 1850; 1850; 1860; 1870; 1880; 1900; 1910; 1920; 1930. Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961. General Correspondence of the Pension Office Index, 1889-1904. Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923. Navy Widows' Certificates, 1861-1910. New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906. Revolutionary War Compiled Service Records, 1775-1783. Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.