Genealogy Research by U.S. State


The 2017 United States list

This is a great resource once you feel you have exhausted the big online directories and need a few more places to search for that elusive ancestor. It is interesting how some states have many great guides to genealogy in their state and other states we struggled to find just one good guide. Generally, most of these guides were hosted by state libraries, genealogical societies, state archives, state universities, the Secretary of State’s website, some smaller libraries, large genealogy centers, or historical societies.

If you know of another fantastic guide that we missed on the list, leave it in the comments below and we will investigate.

Try not to get discouraged by the fact that many of these resources can only be accessed at the library or online with a library card and password. This is a great opportunity to check out a genealogist in our directory to see if they can do the lookup for you. Another resource that is available is the USGenWeb Project. Although at one time this was the best place to search by state, many of the links are outdated or broken. Still, there are many good links and information to check.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • SCIWAY is a listing of South Carolina’s online databases.
  • South Carolina Dept Archives and History has a Research & Genealogy Section for online research.
  • The SCGen has an online records listing by county.

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • The Tennessee GenWeb Project (TNGenWeb) has a guide by county.

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Genealogy Trails has a great guide to resources in Wyoming. It’s very thorough.

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