General Resources: History Resources

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the US
The digital edition of all of the nearly 700 maps published in the 1932 version of Atlas of the Historical ...

Age Calculator

Calculating Birthdates from Ages on Censuses
Explains how to calculate birthdates from age data taken from multiple census records; the actual calculator is here.

Calendar Labs

Calendar Labs
Generate a calendar for any month and year (especially helpful for use with historical newspapers when trying to determine a date ...

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (LOC)
The Chronicling America project has digitized many of America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922. The images are free online and are ...

Historical Female Nicknames

Common Female Nicknames in Genealogy
Nicknames for more than 200 given names to figure out the various ways your female ancestor might appear in census, ...

Common Historical Nicknames

Common Historical Nicknames
This large list of male and female names with their historical nicknames is helpful when determining identities if a listed ...

David Rumsey Map Collection

David Rumsey Map Collection contains over 59,000 maps and images including rare 16th-20th century maps of North & South America. A new app called ...

Dictionary of Old Occupations

Dictionary of Old Occupations
Database of old occupations, jobs, archaic trades and similar historical terms

Documenting the American South

Documenting the South Photos
(Includes more than just southern states) "Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access ...

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Location-Specific Resources: History Resources

Historical newspapers held at the Monroe County, Michigan library

Michigan: Monroe County Library Newspaper Holdings
A list of the titles and dates of the historical newspapers held at the Ellis Library & Reference Center of ...

Michigan Digital Newspaper Portal
Listing of historical newspapers in Michigan that have been digitized with information about access; includes both free and fee-based repositories

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
45 Illinois newspaper titles dating from 1831-2011 that have been digitized and are available for free on the site

Arkansas Ties

Arkansas Ties
Extensive website with geographical and historical information about Arkansas

Library of Virginia Newspaper Holdings

Virginia: Library of Virginia Newspaper Holdings
For some reason, the Library of Virginia website makes it almost impossible to find a list of their newspaper holdings. ...

Athens, Georgia Historical Newspaper Archive

Georgia: Athens Historic Newspaper Archive (GA)
Historical newspapers archive for Athens, Georgia (courtesy of Georgia's Galileo system)

Athens, Georgia, Genealogy Reading Room

Georgia: Athens/Clarke County Library Heritage Room
Genealogy research room in the Athens, Georgia, library system

Athens/Clarke County, Georgia history

Georgia: Athens/Clarke County History (UGA)
A profile of Athens and Clarke County with photos, information about landmarks and historic places, cemetery links, historical maps, and ...

Augusta Chronicle Historical Archives

Georgia: Augusta Chronicle Archives
Subscription-based availability of archives from 1790-2003 (with a few exceptions)

Map of US: Georgia's county boundary changes over time

Georgia County Maps (Changes)
Animated map of Georgia showing county boundary changes over time