Family Tree Magazine says:

Tracking down state-level genealogy records—births, marriages, deaths and more—can be exhausting work, but each year it gets easier and easier as more state historical societies and archives digitize collections and post them online for you to browse or search. They’re also offering more indexes, guides and other tools to help you get your hands on state repositories’ offline records. We commend these ambitious organizations and individuals for providing all of us with these genealogical gifts that keep on giving throughout the year.

In selecting this year’s best state websites, we looked especially for databases (at least one per state) where you can search for your ancestors’ names. Some sites also have digital images of original records, and several of the sites regularly add new searchable documents. So have at it: Open up your laptop, unwrap your web browser and start enjoying your new favorite genealogy websites

As a quick reference for return visitors to, I’ve included a link to the article in my Blogroll listed alphabetically under Top 75 State Website Resources on the inside right side-bar.  You can also click on Top 75 State Websites of 2012 to access the Family Tree article.


3 Comments on Top 75 State Website resources

  1. Margaret Jamieson says:

    This is a great resource. It has already enhanced my family history research.

  2. Tin Lizzie says:

    These resources are always helpful for family history and state history. Thanks for the list.

  3. J. Butler says:

    I think this is a terrific blog and one of the best I’ve found. Thanks for adding this list to your site. Your blogroll list of links is a treasure.

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