Locate counties in the U. S. and get info on them Maps depicting counties and their locations and lots of
other information from U.S. census records. Detailed information on each county in the USA is available at the above listed web page.
Go here for the The Obituary Links Page to access hundreds of online obituary links and related information - divided by state and counties.
And try Familiy Surname ObituaryArchives Online
and the incredible Obituary Links with search engines.
If you remember "I" for "into" is Immigration and "E" for Exodus is Emigration - then you will know whether you are coming or going.
Sources are becoming more and more available outlining the travels of our ancestors. Many publications are now appearing online. A search for Oregon Trail turned up almost 100 hits and had several diaries, letters and first-hand accounts of the trip West on the Oregon Trail. Some sites you may not want to overlook are:
Westward Migration in the U. S. 1775-1860
The library of the Daughters of the American Revolution, one of the most valuable research facilities in the country, has just put its catalog online. The web site says: "The DAR Library was founded in 1896 as a collection of genealogical and historical publications for the use of staff genealogists verifying application papers for the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Shortly after 1900, the growing collection was opened to the public and has remained so ever since."
Non-members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution or the Children of the American Revolution pay a small daily user fee to help maintain and to expand the
The library is one of the nation's premier genealogical research centers and was recently (1998) ranked the third-most important national institution based on the uniqueness of sources in a listing by publisher Heritage Quest. In late 1998, the library's book collection numbered some 150,000 volumes. Approximately 5,000 new titles enter the Library in any given year.
Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts and other materials are available only at the DAR Library. DAR members and the public have contributed these sources, building a collection of great research depth covering all periods of American history. The period of the American Revolution is naturally a major focal point, but the colonial era and the nineteenth century receive detailed coverage as well. Through the efforts of local DAR members and chapters nationwide, approximately 15,000 volumes of Genealogical Records Committee Reports have entered the Library and constitute a unique source for family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible
You can search the catalog at:
This page also contains some very helpful tips for using the catalog, including how to search for place names, information on historical periods in American history, family names, authors and titles of books, the use of call words, and searching for a particular record type. The catalog will be a huge help for those planning on visiting the facilities
in Washington, DC, but those who cannot travel to Washington can also benefit by utilizing the mail search service offered by the library. For details and restrictions on this service, visit the web page at:
or write to: The DAR Library, 1776 D Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-5392, Tel: 202-879-3229
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~ Research Calendar
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~ Correspondence Record
~ Family Group Sheet
~ Source Summary FEDERAL PENSION LISTS FOR 1835 These pension lists contain more than 6 lines of information on each man. The 12 Southern States and the District of Columbia. The total is about 2500 pages of information on more than 14,000 pension holders.