FAVORITE LINKS

State Archives and Historical Research Library of the State Historical Society of North Dakota
http://www.state.nd.us/hist/sal.htm
State Historical Society of North Dakota is the official state archives, and acquires and preserves all types of research materials relating to North Dakota and the Northern Great Plains.  Some of this material includes manuscript collections, books, periodicals, maps, newspapers, audio and video materials, and photographs.

North Dakota State Genealogical Society (NDSGS)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ndsgs/
The North Dakota State Genealogical Society promotes and encourages active interest in genealogy and history at the local, state, national, and international level.  This site also has contact information for member societies.

Roots Web's guide to Tracing Family Trees - http://rwguide.rootsweb.com. Especially lesson 13: http//rwguide.rootsweb.com/lesson13.htm. Lesson 14: http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/lesson14.htm.

Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ndmrlgs/index.html

The Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society primarily covers Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Renville, and Ward.  Prices for products and services are listed on their webpage.

Minnkota Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~minnkota/
This site is the home page for the Minnkota Genealogical Society.  It offers genealogy links and membership information.

Ox Carts Trails Historical Society
http://www.oxcarttrails.com/index.html
This historical society focuses on Kittson and Marshall Counties, which are in Minnesota and Pembina and Walsh Counties, which are in North Dakota.

Pembina County Historical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ndpchs/
This historical society, founded in 1967, preserves the history of Pembina County.

Ransom County Historical Society
http://members.tripod.com/rchsmuseum/
The Ransom County Historical Society provides local information.  As of yet, they do not have a strong collection of genealogy resources, but they’re working on it.

Red River Valley Genealogy Society
http://fargocity.com/~rrvgs/
This site features contacts and some online indexes for conduct genealogy research on people who settled in the Red River Valley of the north-located in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.

James River Genealogy Club
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ndjrgc/index.htm
The club focuses primarily on four counties: Eddy, Foster, Stutsman, and Wells.  Fees and services are provided on their web page.

Germans from Russia Heritage Society
http://www.grhs.com/
The society gathers, lists, and catalogues published materials and personal documents that tell of the European migrations and exodus to the United States and Canada and also of the pioneer life on the plains.

Buffalo Historical Society, Inc.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/2253/index.html
The Buffalo Historical Society, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the history of Buffalo, ND and the surrounding area in Cass County.

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General Genealogical Research

Library of Congress Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/
This is the site for the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room at the Library of Congress.  The Library's genealogy collection began as early as 1815 when Thomas Jefferson's library was purchased. The Library of Congress has more than 40,000 genealogies and 100,000 local histories. The collections are especially strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/genindex.html
This is the genealogy page from the home page of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  It provides contact information for regional offices, general information of NARA, and Internet resources.

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service
http://familysearch.org/
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church) provides this huge database to find ancestors' names using their Ancestral File as well as other large names' databases.  Also explore the links from this page to find a wealth of genealogical information.

USGenWeb
http://www.usgenweb.org/
"This is the home page for the USGenWeb Project. This non-commercial site is maintained by a group of volunteers working to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States."

Online Genealogy Database Index
http://www.gentree.com/gentree.html
"The Online Genealogical Database Index contains links to all known genealogical databases searchable through the web. It is limited to searchable databases and does NOT include links to sites devoted to a family unless a database is available for searching."

Genealogy Home Page
http://www.genhomepage.com/full.html
This page provides a variety of genealogy links.  Included in these links are guides, genealogy help, and North American genealogy resources.

Genealogy Today
http://genealogytoday.com/
Genealogy Today offers a variety of search tools for finding information organized by topic, location, and surname.

Cyndi’s List
http://www.cyndislist.com/
Cyndi’s List offers genealogists a cross-referenced index to a list of links genealogical resources on the Internet.

College and Research Libraries Genealogy (CARL) Links
http://www.ala.org/acrl/resjune99.html
CARL and the American Library Association (ALA) provide this list of genealogy links and resources.

Ancestry.com
http://www.ancestry.com/
This site offers some free searchable records, but others require a password and a membership.

Afrigeneas®
http://www.afrigeneas.com/
Afrigeneas® is an African American genealogy site.

Native American Genealogy
http://members.tripod.com/~PHILKON/links8.html
This site is a page of genealogy links from the history ring.

Cemetery Records Online
http://www.interment.net/ 
This site provides a free access database to cemetery records and materials pertaining to cemeteries.

The Political Graveyard
http://politicalgraveyard.com/index.html
This website gives information on where politicians, judges, diplomats, and other government officials are buried.

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Historical Societies

Society Hill Directory
http://www.daddezio.com/society/
This site offers a directory of historical societies in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

The American Jewish Historical Society
http://www.ajhs.org/
The American Jewish Historical Society is a collector of archival, published, and artifacts sources depicting the religious, communal, cultural, and political life of American Jewry.

American Historical Society of Germans From Russia
http://www.ahsgr.org/
American Historical Society of Germans From Russia, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, is dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants.

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~mdaahgs/
The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. is a non-profit, membership organization that stresses the importance of African-descendant populations of the local, national, and international community.  It is committed to the preservation of the history, genealogy, and culture.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html
The Bureau of Indian Affairs maintains a directory of Tribal offices.  This may be useful for conducting Native American genealogy.  The contact for the BIA, Branch of Tribal Enrollment, is 1849 C St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20240 to get the address and phone number of the tribal membership office.

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State Historical Societies and Archives

Alabama Department of Archives and History
http://www.archives.state.al.us/

Alaska Historical Society
http://www.alaska.net/~ahs/index.htm

Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records
http://www.dlapr.lib.az.us/

The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives
http://www.ark-ives.com/ahc.html

California Historical Society
http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/

Colorado Historical Society
http://www.coloradohistory.org/

Colorado State Archives
http://www.archives.state.co.us/

The Connecticut Historical Society
http://www.chs.org/

Connecticut State Library Archives
http://www.cslib.org/archives.htm

The Historical Society of Delaware
http://www.hsd.org/

The Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~flsgs/

The Florida State Archives
http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/barm/fsa.html

The Georgia Department of Archives and History Division
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/archives/default.htm

The Georgia Historical Society
http://www.georgiahistory.com/

Hawaiian Historical Society
http://www.hawaiianhistory.org/

Hawaii State Archives
http://www.state.hi.us/dags/archives/

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The Idaho Historical Society
http://www2.state.id.us/ishs/

Illinois State Archives
http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html

Illinois State Historical Society
http://www.prairienet.org/ishs/

Indiana Historical Society
http://www.indianahistory.org/

Indiana State Library
http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/

State Historical Society of Iowa
http://www.iowahistory.org/

Kansas State Historical Society
http://www.kshs.org/

Kentucky Department of Library and Archives
http://www.kdla.state.ky.us/

Kentucky Historical Society
http://www.state.ky.us/agencies/khs/

Louisiana Historical Society
http://www.louisianahistoricalsociety.org/

Louisiana State Archives
http://www.sec.state.la.us/archives/archives/archives-index.htm

Maine Historical Society
http://store.yahoo.com/mainehistorical/info.html

Maine State Archives
http://www.state.me.us/sos/arc/

Maryland Historical Society
http://www.mdhs.org/about.html

Maryland State Archives
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/

Massachusetts Historical Commission
http://www.state.ma.us/sec/mhc/

The Historical Society of Michigan
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~hsm/

State Archives of Michigan
http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/archive/

Minnesota Historical Society
http://www.mnhs.org/

Mississippi Department of Archives
http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/

State Historical Society of Missouri
http://www.system.missouri.edu/shs/welcome.html

Missouri State Archives
http://mosl.sos.state.mo.us/rec-man/arch.html

Montana Historical Society
http://www.his.state.mt.us/

Nebraska State Historical Society
http://www.nebraskahistory.org/

Nevada Historical Society
http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/museums/reno/his-soc.htm

Nevada State Archives
http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/nsla/archives/

New Hampshire Historical Library
http://www.nhhistory.org/

New Hampshire Division of Records Management and Archives
http://www.state.nh.us/state/index.html

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New Jersey State Archives
http://www.state.nj.us/state/darm/archives.html

New Jersey League of Historical Societies
http://scils.rutgers.edu/~macan/njn9.html

New Mexico Commission of Public Records
http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/

New York Historical Society
http://www.nyhistory.org/

New York State Archives
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/

North Carolina Division of Archives and History
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/

North Dakota – See Above

Ohio Historical Society
http://www.ohiohistory.org/index.html

State Library of Ohio
http://winslo.state.oh.us/

Oklahoma State Archives and Records
http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/index2.htm

Oklahoma Historical Society
http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/

Oregon Historical Society
http://www.ohs.org/

Oregon State Archives
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
http://www.hsp.org/

Pennsylvania Digitized State Archives
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/

Rhode Island Historical Society
http://www.rihs.org/

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South Carolina Historical Society
http://www.schistory.org/

South Carolina Department of Archives and History
http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/homepage.htm

South Dakota State Historical Society
http://www.sdhistory.org/

Tennessee State Library and Archives
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/tslahome.htm

TnGenWeb project (Tennessee)
http://www.tngenweb.org/

Texas State Historical Association
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/

Utah State Historical Society
http://www.dced.state.ut.us/history/

Utah State Archives
http://www.archives.state.ut.us/

Vermont Historical Society
http://www.state.vt.us/vhs/

Vermont Secretary of State --Division of State Archives
http://www.sec.state.vt.us/

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Virginia Historical Society
http://www.vahistorical.org/index.htm

Library of Virginia
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/

Washington State Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wasgs/

Archival Research  -- Department of the Secretary of State of Washington
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/records_center.asp

West Virginia State Archives
http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvsamenu.html

West Virginia Archives and Historical Societies
http://www.wvculture.org/history/guide2.html

Wisconsin Historical Society
http://www.shsw.wisc.edu/

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wsgs/

Wyoming State Historical Society
http://wyshs.org/

GENWEB  http://www.usgenweb.net/

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nd/ward/ward.htm

Three cemetery readings for Burke County: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nd/burke/burke.htm

One cemetery for Renville County: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nd/renville/renville.htm

Three cemetery readings for Mountrail Co.: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/nd/mountrail/mountrail.htm

Funeral Home pages from Minot (look up obits):

Thomas: http://thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com/on-line_obituaries.htm

Thompson/Larson: http://www.thompsonlarson.com/obituaries.html

 

Ward County Historical Society: http://www.wardcountymuseum.org/

 

State Historical Society of North Dakota: http://state.nd.us/hist/sal.htm

 

North Dakota State Genealogical Society: http://www.rootsweb.com/~jzed/ndsgs/ndsgs.html

 

The Naturalization Records: http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/database/naturalrec.html

 

Social Security Death Index: http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi

 

Genealogical Societies in NORTH DAKOTA

Renville County Genealogical Society

 

Dodge Jefferson County Genealogy Wisconsin Society

 

Iowa Genealogical Society - Intro

 

FGS Home Page with E-Commerce

 

With unregistered sites and are not searchable:

 

Dakota County Genealogical Society

 

Annette on the Net http://www.rootsweb.com/~ndmrlgs/newsletter.htm

 

Guidelines for website from the NGS site 

National Genealogical Society—Genealogical Standards

 

Vital Statistics of North Dakota

http://www.health.state.nd.us/ndhd/admin/vital

 

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