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The African American Experience 

African-American genealogy site with links and message board

American Battlefield Monuments Commission 

American Memory 
Sites created by the Library of Congress

Avalon Project                                                                 Yale University’s collection of legal and historical documents

Castle Garden
Database of information on 10 million immigrants 1830 – 1892

Daughters of the American Revolution Library
Searchable index to genealogical records collected by the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR).

Documenting the American South                          
Access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and
culture from The University of North Caroling-Chapel Hill

Ellis Island
Database of passengers entering the U.S. through the Port of New York 1892 –

Family Search 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) database on Ancestral File,
Family History

Freedmen’s Bureau Online 
Information about the creation of the Freedman’s Bureau after the Civil War

Thousands of genealogical forums

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Consists of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Georgiana Collection, the University of Georgia Archives and Records Management.

Library of Congress
Online catalog

Medal of Honor Citations
From the U.S. Army Center of Military History

National Archives and Records Administration

Entry point for Genealogists/Family Historians 

National Atlas 
Government site providing ability to print selected maps

National Geographic
Map machine

Web-based resources satisfy the diverse news and information requirements of public
libraries, colleges and universities, schools, government and military libraries,
genealogists, professionals and researchers.

Political Graveyard
Most comprehensive source of U.S. political biography and/or tells where the dead
politicians are buried



Helps find ancestors on ships' passenger list, immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet list and more: as well as hundres of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa.

Social Security Death Index (SSDI) 

South Carolina Death Index (SCDI)

South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History (SCDAH)          

South Carolina Historical Society 
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South Caroliniana Library 



Vital Records 
How to obtain vital records for the U.S. from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human

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