This page contains some of my favorite tools for research.
Minnesota Genealogical Society & Minnesota Genealogy Center
Minnesota Historical Society
When is the last time you checked the wonderful online finding aids for many of the collections at the Minnesota Historical Society? Of course, there’s the library catalog, general descriptions of collections, and paragraphs describing various types of records, but have you seen the detailed inventories for others? MHS has many in-house comprehensive finding aids but has been posting some of them on its website.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies
International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
National Genealogical Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society
This is another way to search for specific records and locations with over one million collection descriptions from repositories all over the world. It includes much from NUCMC plus more descriptions not found in NUCMC. Archive Grid is now in beta format with a WorldCat.org search and free to us via our home computers! For more on ArchiveGrid and NUCMC see the ArchiveGrid Blog at http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/blog/?p=1751
WorldCat is free online and may be accessed from your home computer. This offers access to catalog listings of thousands of libraries worldwide. The in-library counterpart of Worldcat has some extra features, including advanced search, “Find similar items,” and links to published reviews and excerpts of books. Searches on WorldCat can be limited in several ways by the user, including the category of “Archival material” which includes manuscript collections.
An online resource (aka Journal STORage) that currently features more than 2,000 searchable scholarly journals in several fields including history and other disciplines with articles that are helpful to family historians. One of the great uses I find for these articles is in the footnotes or endnotes of the articles. It’s a great way to pick up a manuscript resource that you might not find in any other way. Use your own computer or go through a library for full access.
Allen Co. Public Library Genealogy Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Daughters of the American Revolution Library
Family History Library Catalog
Salt Lake City, Utah
National Archives & Records Administration
Education & Professionalism
Association of Professional Genealogists
Board for Certification of Genealogists
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites
Google Newspaper Archive Search
Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records
One-Step Webpages by Stephen P. Morse