Genealogy


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Accessible Archives© provides on-line full text search capability of archived historical information previously furnished only on microfilm. Source materials from the 18th and 19th century include The Virginia Gazette (1736-1780), The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue (Chester County 1809-1870), South Carolina Newspapers (1732 - 1780) and perspectives on the Civil War.


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Ancestry Library Edition provides a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes records from the U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.


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The Fairfax County Cemetery Survey has its genesis with Jane Kirkpatrick-Wall's 1977 gift of transcriptions of 100 Fairfax County cemeteries. Staff and volunteers continue to add to this valuable resource, which now records information on over 350 individual cemeteries. The Virginia Room is the central repository for information on burial sites in Fairfax County.


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HeritageQuest Online allows researchers to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.


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Historical Newspaper Index uniquely provides over one million records from nine local newspapers covering research on the history of local buildings, lists of Civil War veterans, past Board of Supervisors meetings and election statistics, and much more. Information & Tips


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The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) provides access to genealogical resources for the United States, Canada and Europe, but primarily covers New England and New York.


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The Historical New York Times includes The New York Times from 1851 through 2010.


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The Historical Washington Post includes The Washington Post from 1877 through 1997.


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