Ypsilanti Historical Society
220 North Huron Street - Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Genealogy Society of Washtenaw County

http://washtenawgenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=11: The Genealogy Society of Washtenaw County web site provides an extensive list of web sites for doing genealogical research.

Michigan Resource Web Sites

State of Michigan Archives: Provides online searches of a wide variety of databases including military, census schedules, land records, tax assessment rolls, naturalization records, court records, etc.

Cemetery and Gravesite Resource Web Sites

CemeterySurveysInc.com: The site provides a collection of photos of more than 170,000 gravestone photos, most from the southeastern United States. Also, county records from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.
FindAGrave.com: This site will allow you to search 15 million grave records, find cemetaries, or browse by location. You can also add your relatives' burial data.

Military & War Resource Web Sites

CivilWar.com: This site has a wealth of information about the Civil War including battle maps, detailed timelines, and 5,500 photos.

State & Regional Resource Web Sites

Alabama Department of Archives & History: Online files and photos of servicemen and 1867 voter roles for selected counties.

Archives of Maryland Online: Over 471,000 historical are available on this site including city directories and probate records to land, military and early Maryland resources.

Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates: Searchable indexes to birth (1887 to 1931) and death (1887 to 1956) certificates, linked to PDFs of the original documents.

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection: The site contains a statewide historical newspaper database, spanning 1859 to 1923 and a total of 1,639,000 pages - all fully indexed. You can view articles individually or in the context of the entire newspaper page.

Georgia Digital Library: Site includes 500,000 digital images, documents and films from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies. Finds here include 50,000 aerial photos, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, books, manuscripts and newspapers.

Florida Memory Project: Site includes 130,000 images in the Florida Photographic Collection, digitized Spanish land grants, 13,000 Confederate pension applications and WWI service cards.

Illinois State Archives: Site includes military and veteran's files, the statewide marriage index (1763 to 1900) and dual death indexes (pre 1916 and 1916 to 1950) and the Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) for locating other records in the Land of Lincoln.

Kansas State Historical Society: Includes a searchable index to the 1895 Kansas state census plus the Kansas Biographical Names Index.

Kentucky Historical Society: Contains a Kentuckiana Digital Library, online catalog, statewide virtual library and a cemetery records database.

Louisiana State Archives Confederate Pension Application Index: The index covers more than 49,000 names from pension applications soldiers or their families submitted to Louisiana's Board of Pension Commissioners.

Maine State Archives: Online indexes for marriages (1892 to 1996), deaths (1960 to 1996) and Revolutionary War land grant and pension applications.

Massachusetts Archives: Birth and death indexes from 1841 to 1910 that are searchable by first and last names, year or town or city. A project in process is an effort to transcribe more than 1 million records of immigrants who arrived on Boston shores between 1848 and 1891.

Minnesota Historical Society: Site contains indexes to deaths (1904 to 2001), births (1900 to 1934), veterans' graves, place names, microfilmed newspapers, digitized photographs, Sanborn fire insurance maps, original public-land survey plats, and a directory of Gopher State photographers.

Missouri State Archives: Includes 185,000 pre 1910 births and deaths, a death-certificate database (1910 to 1956), court papers and land patents, Missouri military records (576,000 in all from the War of 1812 through World War I).

Nevada State Library and Archives: Nevada federal census data (310,000 entries total from 1860 through 1920).

New York State Civil War Soldier Database: Site contains more than 360,000 New York soldiers who donned Union blue in state volunteer and US sharpshooter units, as well as three regiments of US Colored Troops.

New Engline Ancestors: A $75 annual fee lets you scour more than 110 million names from the New England Historic Genealogical Society's resources, including censuses, vital and church records, voter and tax lists, Sanborn maps, the Great Migration study of immigrants between 1620 and 1633, newspapers from Colonial days to 1920, and the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.

Virginia - Library: Site has the ability to search names published in Confederate Vetran magazine between 1893 and 1932. You can also find ancestors in 6,000 scanned family Bible records, the death register index (1853 to 1896) wills and administrations (to 1800) and Confederate pension applications.