Genealogy resource page with links to geneological federal resources, such as the American Memory Project, Army Center of Military History, and the National Archive and Preservation Resources.
Governmental Internet Resources
- American Memory Project
- The American Memorgy Project is a digitization project of
the Library Congress to help preverse the collective memory of
America. It gives grants to institutions around the country for
digitization projects. It includes projects covering the following
topics: Agriculture, Art & Architecture, Business & Economics, Education,
Geography, History, Languages & Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy &
Religion, Political Science and Law, Recreation & Sports, Social Sciences
and Technology & Applied Sciences. It also includes information in a
variety of formats including: Books, Manuscripts, Sheet Music, Maps,
Motion Pictures, Photos and Prints, and Sound Recordings.
- Army Center of Military History
- This site provides instruction guides on how to document
history for army historians. It also includes: a catalog of the Center's
publications, a full-text listing of Medal of Honor Citations, links to
Army Museums and links to other Army Historical Program
- Catalogs of National Archive Microfilm
- This site provides descriptions of what is contained in the microflim roles at the National Archives and some of
their branches. It dates from 1790 to the 1920 Census.
- Geneaology Page at NARA
- This area provides many of the finding aids, guides, and
research tools that can prepare you for a visit to one of our facilities
or for requesting records from NARA.
- General Land Patents via Bureau of Land Management
- The Bureau of Land Management provides live
database access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land
States. Image access is provided to more than two million Federal land
title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and
1908. Images of Serial patents, issued between 1908 and the mid-1960's
are currently being added to this web site. Due to organization of
documents in the GLO collection, this web site does not currently contain
every Federal title record issued for the listed states.
- Geographic Names Information System
- The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed
by the USGS in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN),
contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural
geographic features in the United States. The Federally recognized name of
each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are
made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic
coordinates. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic
geographic names information.
- Medal of Honor Citations
- This site is part of the U.S. Army Center for Military
History. It provides a list of medal honorees, arranged by war in reverse
- National Archives and Preservation Resources
- This page is designed to offer guidance concerning
archival preservation, management, and training to all levels of
archivists and preservation professionals from the at-home record-keeper,
to the family genealogist, to professionals seeking technical guidance
from the National Archives and Records Administration.
- National Archives Information Locator
- NAIL contains information about a wide variety of NARA's
holdings across the country. Although NAIL contains more than 3,000
microfilm publications descriptions, 607,000 archival holdings
descriptions, and 124,000 digital copies, it represents only a limited
portion of NARA's vast holdings.
- Soundex Machine
- The Soundex is a coded last name (surname) index based on
the way a name sounds rather than the way it is spelled. Surnames that
sound the same, but are spelled differently, like SMITH and SMYTH, have
the same code and are filed together. The Soundex coding system was
developed so that you can find a surname even though it may have been
recorded under various spellings. Knowing a surname's Soundex code is an
important first step in research using NARA's census microfilm holdings
- State-level Lists of Casualties in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts
- These records are organized alphabetically by last name and by home of record (State)
- Vietnam-era Prisoner-of-war/Missing in action Database
- This database has been established to assist researchers
interested in investigating the U.S. Government documents pertaining to
U.S. military personnel listed as unaccounted for as of December 1991. The
title of this collection is "Correlated and Uncorrelated Information
Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia."