Thursday, July 9, 2009

Don't forget your state archives

Will from the Georgia State Archives Website


One of the sources of genealogical information often ignored are the various state archives. Although the content of the archives varies from state to state, they all contain many records unavailable in any other location. Some states, like California, have considerable online resources, others have yet to fund any significant online presence. In some states, there is a state library or library system that holds many of the records. In other states, many of the records are in the university libraries. But whatever the combination, starting with a search at the state archives can be productive.

Here is the first part of a list of links to each of the state archives with some of the territories also. Just click on the state to go to the state archives. In the next two posts, I will complete the list and then publish whole list in an additional post.

Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia

Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa

Take the time to explore the archives for the states of your research interest, you may just hit the jackpot with a state like Georgia with its extensive online images.

See the next two posts for additional states.

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