United States

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Region: North America
Border Countries: Canada, Mexico
Sub Regions: Midwest, Northeast, South, Southwest, Western States


Buildings and Historical Sites


Culture and Religion

  • Making of America- "The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction."

Directories and Addresses

  • Don's Site- Directories from various locales, with a focus on California.

Migration, Immigration and Naturalization

Law and Legal Documents

  • The Avalon Project- From Yale Law School. Pre-18th Century to 21st Century law and law-related documents online.
  • Journals of the Continental Congress- The Journals of the Continental Congress are the records of the daily proceedings of the Congress as kept by the office of its secretary, Charles Thomson.
  • Statutes at Large- The United States Statutes at Large, commonly referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by Congress.

Libraries and Repositories


Newspapers and Magazines

  • Newspaper Archive- Paid subscription access to U.S. and global newspapers, with both historical and recent issues.
  • U.S. Newspaper Program-A cooperative national effort among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present. Provides contact information and site links for representative programs for each state.
  • NewsLibrary.com-Vast archive of U.S. papers. Free to search and view article abstracts and term-in-context, pay-per-article retrieved.


Societies, Professional and Ethnic

  • POINT- Pursuing Our Italian Names Together

Transcriptions, Indices and Records


Transportation and Communication

  • Roots and Routes-"Heritage Travel Site" with migration maps and historical information on routes of travel in the United States.
  • Philatelic Genealogy- "Explores how envelopes and postcards from postal history collections can reveal an exact place of origin for European immigrants to the United States and Canada."

Wars and Military

The Revolution

War of 1812

The Civil War

  • The Civil War- Includes Harpers Weekly newspapers printed during the war.

Written and Oral Histories

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