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Genealogists.com has over 800 United States genealogists who research on location in every state of the United States. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in United States, including:

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C. and regional branches in or near Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
    House Federal census records, naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical records
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library in Washington, D.C.
    Lineage from most original applications, 20,000 typescript volumes of Bible records and cemetery records, Revolutionary War Pension Index that includes names of persons mentioned in the pension papers (unlike online versions)
  • Library of Congress
    35 million books, 14 million photos, 3 million sound recordings, 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, published material, bibliographies, and research guides. Strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
  • Family History Library
    Largest genealogical library in the world with billions of records. Contains 2.4 million microfilm, 727,000 microfiche, 356,000 books, 4,500 periodicals, 3,725 electronic resources. Records date from 707 AD to present
  • Allen County Public Library
    Second largest genealogy research collection in the U.S. Federal & state census records including non-population census schedules not available online, service and pension records covering every conflict from 1775 through 1918, newspapers, passenger lists & passport applications since 1795 for 163 ports, 55,000 city directions from 1785 for 3,000 localities

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  • New England Historical Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
    Most complete collection of vital records for New England states (1600s-1915), city directories (1789-1981), wills, probate and deeds through 19th century for New England, newspapers, 30,000 genealogies, 4,500 journals, military records, naturalizations from before 1906
  • New York Public Library
    City and telephone directories, vital records indexes, local histories, genealogies, federal and state censuses, passenger lists, genealogical collections (including DAR transcripts), and church records
  • Newberry Library
    20,000 family histories, local histories, military records, indexes and abstracts, manuscripts
    Other major United States libraries with genealogical collections
    The following libraries have exceptional genealogical collections. They collect major national sources as well as records of the states they serve.

    • American Antiquarian Society (Worcester, Massachusetts)
    • Dallas Public Library
    • Detroit Public Library
    • Harold B. Lee Library (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah) Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
    • Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
    • Los Angeles Public Library
    • Mid-Continent Public Library (Independence, Missouri) Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center
    • Mountain West Digital Library
    • Sutro Library (San Francisco State University)
    • Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio)
    • Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

 

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in United States include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns even before statehood
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were frequently recorded
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties often from the time they were first settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records recorded by the courts
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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