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History and Genealogy

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Click here for "Today in History" on the American Memory Page of the Library of Congress website.

African-American History - Links to sites related to African American history. A Mining Company Guide.
African-American Mosaic - A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of black history and culture.
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology - A collection of interviews with former slaves who discus their lives before and after freedom. The narratives were transcribed verbatim from the interview transcripts collected by writers of the Works Progress Administration
(WPA) in the late 1930s.
The American West: A Celebration of the Human Spirit - A gateway to links related to the history and development of the American West, from frontier and pioneer days to today's modern West.
American Women's History: A Research Guide - State, regional, national resources to women's history and biography.
Daily Bleed - Select a date and get a list of events for that day in world history. Links to related resources.
The Dead People Server - A list of interesting celebrities who are, or who might plausibly be, dead. Not sure? Check here.
Encyclopedia of British History: 1700-1950 - More than 2,000 entries including narrative, illustrations, primary sources and bibliography.
Heraldry on the Internet - Arms and armor, clan plaids, insignia, and more colorful accourtrements of genealogy are gathered here in what is mostly a directory of links to various sources of heraldic material.
Library of Congress Maps - A collection of panoramic maps of cities and towns, as well as old railroad maps and Civil War maps.
Medieval Technology - Information on technological innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages.
NativeWeb - Ancient teachings and modern technology combine in a remarkable collection of sites covering Native American subjects.
The Valley of the Shadow - The Civil War as seen by two communities in Pennsylvania and Virginia, separated by a few hundred miles and the Mason-Dixon Line. Includes primary source documents.
World Biographical Index - Short biographical entries for 2.4 million prominent individuals worldwide.
World War I: Trenches on the Web - An Internet history of the Great War. Contains information on the people, places and events that comprised one of the worst calamities of modern history. Includes a WWI discussion forum.
Vietnam: Yesterday and Today - Gateway to many Vietnam-related links.


FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints genealogical site has a search engine that looks through records of 35 million names in its Ancestral File and over 360 million names in the International Genealogical Index for Britain, North America and Finland.
Genealogy Home Page - Another good site with links to lots of online genealogy information
Internet Sources of German Genealogy - Includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for beginning researchers.

Irish Genealogical Society, International

The Italian Genealogy Homepage

Norway Genealogy - World GenWeb

The WIGENWEB Project - Displays the Rock County, Wisconsin chapter of The U.S. Gen Web Project. It was established by a group of genealogists with an interest in providing free genealogical data to the public. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Wisconsin, where collected databases would be stored. 

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