25 July 2013

Resource Lists (by County, State or Country) are Invaluable to our Genealogy Research

Are you researching ancestors in Alabama?  If so, check out this great resource from the Birmingham Public Library (BPL), Selected Resources for Alabama Counties

These pages are designed to be an overview of resources for selected Alabama counties. Although not exhaustive, they will give you an idea of what sources to use when researching a particular county. This is a work in progress so check back often and enjoy. Please contact us with suggested additions at [email protected].

And, if you do research in Alabama and Pauline Jones Gandrud abstracted records for your county, you are in for a treat!

Living in North Carolina, I make great use of a compendium created by the State Archives of North Carolina, Guide to Research Materials in the State Archives of North Carolina: County Records or the County Records Guide.  The link takes you to a 2002 version and subsequently a 2009 version was published.  If you want to know, at the county level, what records are held by the NC archives, your journey starts with this publication.

Has an archive, library or society in your state (or country) created a state-wide (or country-wide) equally helpful resource list?

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Lori Thornton, Stephens-Burnett Memorial Library, Carson-Newman College via Facebook (FB) for pointing out the BPL resource.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you NGS for highlighting the resource we put together. Hopefully your members will find it useful. I wanted to let you know about a similar resource for Tennessee developed by their state archives. We used it as a model.

    Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties