Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday's Tip: More County Histories and Biographies



A year and a half ago, I wrote a post titled, "County Histories and Biographies (Mug Books)," in which I listed numerous online digital book sites where you can find these rich resources. Since that time, I have found more state-specific sites, either at the state websites themselves, or on genealogical web-hosting sites. Some have text-only pages and/or only have a few county books listed, while others have dozens of mug books in glorious digitized format. I hope these continue to be helpful in your research.

California County Histories and Biographies links - http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/cpl_bio.htm

Idaho History and Biography links - http://www.idahogenealogy.com/index.htm

Illinois Harvest - http://illinoisharvest.grainger.uiuc.edu/index.asp - do a search for "county history" or "county biography"

Indiana County History - http://www.countyhistory.com/ - they also have biographies

Iowa County Histories - Digital Collections of the Iowa State University - http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p15031coll6

Kansas History and Heritage Project - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kahhp/onlinecounties.html

Michigan County Histories and Atlases - http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/micounty/

Missouri County History Project - https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mdh_splash/default.asp?coll=mocohist

Montana Memory Project - http://cdm103401.cdmhost.com/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15018coll43

New York State History - Towns and Counties - http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/scandocs/towns.htm

North Carolina - NCpedia.org - check out the "Biography & People" tab

Pennsylvania County Histories and Biographies links - http://www.usgwarchives.net/pa/pahist.htm

Tennessee - from Goodspeed's History of Tennessee http://www.tngenweb.org/records/goodspeed.html

Washington - http://www.historylink.org

Wisconsin Local and County Histories - http://preview.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:1175

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