State Specific


Ancestry Probates and Wills
Historical Records Survey
Census Finder: A Directory of Free Census Records
Digital State Archives
Library of Congress Land Ownership Maps (FamilySearch catalog, order microfiche through them)
New GeneaGem: U.S. State Digital Collections (from Empty Branchs on the Family Tree)
State Archives by the National Archives and Records Administration
United States Treaties and International Agreements: 1776-1949
Mountain Press Publications (can search index of names)
PERSI at FindMyPast
"Plat" keyword search results in FamilySearch catalog

FamilySearch's Wiki result page for "Law and Legislation" (many if not most countries, also US county or state laws, not in any particular order)


Interment.Net [Cemetery Records Online] sorted by country

Gravestone Photographic Resource

Library and Archives Canada

European Newspaper Archives

Danish Archives (Danish language only)

Irish Ancestors
Irish Genealogical Research Society
Historic Graves
Irish Graveyards
Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives

National Digital Archives of Norway

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Swedish National Archives
The American Swedish Institute


National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) (also, Prologue magazine)
American Local History Network -  An independent network of local history volunteers dedicated to helping others discover their family and local history by providing information and sources in a central location.
"Show Me Laws" - from the Legal Genealogist: "how do we go about finding the laws for a particular time period in a particular state?"
BLM GLO Records
USGenWeb Census Project

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Alabama Genealogical Society (also, the index to past issues of AGS Magazine)
Alabama - The Code of Alabama (1852)
Alabama Pioneers
Alabama Maps

Alaska Digital Archives
Alaska Historical Society (also, Alaska History News newsletter and info on access to the Alaska History Journal)

Arizona Historical Society (also, index to The Journal to Arizona History, also full-text on JSTOR)
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Research Centers
Arizona Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies (from the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness site)

Arkansas History Commission (also, The Arkansas Archivist Newsletter)
Arkansas Genealogical Society (also, The Arkansas Family Historian (full-text available 1962-2009))

California - Archived Statutes
California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 - Some of the records are indexed, the majority appear NOT to be indexed yet, so worth looking at page by page (there are indexes).  Good for Los Angeles especially.
California Genealogical Society and Library (also, blog posts about The California Nugget)
Southern California Genealogical Society
California Historical Society (also, info on accessing California History journal)
California State Library
San Diego Yesterday » Blog Archive » Early San Diego Business Directories

History Colorado (historical society formed in 1879) (also, Colorado Magazine from 1923-1980, email the society directly for issues 1980-2013, also Colorado Heritage from 2014-present)
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
Denver Public Library Digital Collections
Colorado State Archives (Archives Search)
Colorado Genealogical Society - Genealogy Resources (info on indexes and accessing The Colorado Genealogist)

Connecticut Historical Society (established 1825)
Connecticut History
Connecticut Society of Genealogists (also, the tables of contents for the Connecticut Nutmegger)
Connecticut State Archives (includes Newspapers of Connecticut project)

Delaware Public Archives
Delaware Genealogical Society
Delaware Historical Society

Florida Memory (State Library and Archives of Florida)
Florida Historical Society (also, info on accessing The Florida Historical Quarterly)
The Florida Genealogical Society

Georgia - Acts of the General Assembly from 1799 to 1999
Georgia - Historic Georgia Digests and Codes
Georgia Archives
Wilkes County, Georgia, History and Genealogy
Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Virtual Vault
GeorgiaInfo - "An Online Georgia Almanac"

Idaho States Archives

Cyberdrive Illinois
Illinois Digital Archives
Illinois County Clerk and Recorder Portal (includes Clark, Gallatin, Hamilton, Macoupin, Massac, Wayne, Williamson counties) ($$$) -- Macoupin from 1829 on.

Indiana Digital Archives
Indiana's Gore – Genealogy Resources

Iowa Digital Library (University of Iowa Libraries)
Iowa WPA Graves Survey
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Iowa History: Iowa Pathways
Parker's Iowa 1856 (map)

Kansas Historical Society

Kentucky Digital Library
The Statute Law of Kentucky: 1798-1801 (1808) Kentucky Counties Timeline
Early Certificates of Settlement and Preemption Warrants in Kentucky County, Virginia
Kentucky Doomsday Book (1779-1780)

Louisiana Digital Library

Maine Genealogy
Maine Genealogy: Maine Places: Corinth, Penobscot, Maine

Exploring Maryland's Roots
Maryland Historical Society (info on how to access Maryland Historical Magazine)
Maryland State Archives

Massachusetts Archives
Massachusetts Historical Society
Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds (Salem, MA)
Cape Cod: An Introduction to the Religious Society of Friends
Early Vital Records of Massachusetts
History of Massachusetts
Western Mass History and Genealogy

Seeking Michigan

Minnesota Historical Society

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Mississippi Genealogy and History Network
Madison County Chancery Clerk (Historical Records, see drop down menu)

Missouri Death Certificates - 1910-1963
University of Missouri - Digital Library
Midwest Genealogy Center (strong on Missouri)

Montana Research Center

Nebraska State Historical Society
University of Nebraska Archives & Special Collections

Nevada State Library and Archives - Digital Collections

New England Historical Society (American Ancestors)
Historic New England
Farber Gravestone Collection -  an unusual resource documenting the sculpture on over 9,000 New England gravestones most of which were made prior to 1800

New Netherland Institute

New Jersey Digital Highway
The State of New Jersey Genealogy and History
West Jersey History Project

New Mexico Genealogical Society
Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico (HGRC-NM)
New Mexico History

New York City Department of Records
New York Genealogy Book Links
New-York Historical Society Digital Collections
New York Heritage Digital Collections
New York State Archives
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society
New York Research (at American Ancestors/NEHGS)

North Carolina Digital Collections
Identifying Land Grants Using the NC State Archives’ online MARS Catalog
State Archives of North Carolina for North Carolina and early Tennessee (see FamilySearch tips on searching, for example Knox TN)
"Finding NC court records" - by The Legal Genealogist
North Carolina History Project
LEARN NC’s “digital textbook” for 8th-grade North Carolina history

Butler County Ohio Historical Deeds 1797 to 1831
Fairfield County, Ohio Records Grantor/Grantee Records
Ohio Genealogical Society (also, info on Ohio Genealogy News and Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly, as well as some defunct journal publications)
Ohio History Connection
Ohio Memory
Western Reserve Historical Society Digital Collections (Digital Cleveland History Center)
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: City and County Directories (includes Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Hamilton County, Huron County, ann Norwood, as well as Covington and Newport, KY)

Oklahoma Genealogical Society (also, info and tables of contents 2011-2015 on the Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
Oklahoma Historical Society (also, the Chronicles of Oklahoma journal)

Oregon Genealogical Society
Oregon Historical Society (also, info on accessing the Oregon Historical Quarterly)
Oregon Secretary of State: Archival Records

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (also, info on accessing the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography)
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (also, info on accessing the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine)
Land Record Indices
Pennsylvania Archives (on Fold3)
Pennsylvania Session Laws (1682-1809)
Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Laws (1801-on, various editions available)
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network
Free Library of Philadelphia - Digital Collections (including Historical Images of Philadelphia)
Birch's Views of Philadelphia
Historic Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Genealogy (at American Ancestors/NEHGS)
Westmoreland County - "Inventory of the County Archives of Pennsylvania (Number 65)"

Rhode Island Historical Society (also Rhode Island History journal)
Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission
One Rhode Island Family (blog) - 8 Weeks to Better Rhode Island Genealogy Research
Rhode Island Research (at American Ancestors/NEHGS)

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
South Carolina Genealogical Society
South Carolina Historical Society (also, information on The South Carolina Historical Magazine (previews on JSTOR, also some very early volumes on Internet Archive, Google Books, and Hathitrust) and Carologue)
South Carolina Law and Legislation (FamilySearch wiki article, many links)

South Dakota Genealogical Society (Rootsweb) (also, index to SDGS Quarterly)
South Dakota Historical Society (index to South Dakota History journal)

Anderson County Historical Society (Pellissippian is available at SDPL Downtown)
Inventory of the county archives of Tennessee no. 1, Anderson County (Clinton)
Tennessee Genealogical Society (also, Ansearchin' News (1954-2003))
The Tennessee Historical Society (also, info on obtaining copies of The Tennessee Historical Society Quarterly, which is also available on JSTOR from 1942-2012))
The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture (from The Tennessee Historical Society)
Tennessee State Library and Archives
State Archives of North Carolina for North Carolina and early Tennessee (see FamilySearch tips on searching, for example Knox TN)
East Tennessee Historical Society

Texas State Historical Association (includes The Handbook of Texas Online, also info on journals published by the association)
The Texas State Genealogical Society (also, info on purchasing Stirpes journal (1992-present), back issues 1961-1991 available here)
Portal to Texas History
Texas Digital Archive (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Texas County Records Available on Microfilm (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Vermont Genealogy Library (also, info on purchasing LINKS journal issues which is published by the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society)
Vermont Historical Society (also, Vermont History Journal)

Brantley Association: Southampton County, Virginia
Virginia - Dinwiddie County, Circuit Court
Virginia Memory
Virtual Jamestown
Encyclopedia Virginia
Library of Virginia
Best Sources for Virginia Research by Time Period (from the Library of Virginia)
Virginia Genealogical Society (also, publications available for purchase including journal, also the first 35 volumes of VGS journal available to Ancestry subscribers)
Virginia Historical Society (also, info on accessing Virginia Magazine of History and Biography)
Binns Genealogy: Specializing in Virginia Counties 1800 and Before

Washington State Digital Archives
Washington State Historical Society (also, Columbia journal table of contents)

Wisconsin Historical Society (also, Wisconsin Magazine of History)

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