digital collections

24 Jan 2016

Free Arkansas Digital Archives for Genealogy

Free Arkansas Digital Archives for Genealogy
are featured in Sassy Jane Genealogy’s States on Sunday series,
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.

Arkansas History Commission
As the official archives of the state, the commission collects and preserves the source materials of the history of Arkansas. Access to digital materials is provided through:
1. Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Arkansas Treasures
CARAT provides access to the following databases:

Biodex (Biographical Index)
Books & Maps
County Records
In Remembrance
Land Records, 1853-1956
Manuscripts
Military Records

Confederate Pension Records Search
Confederate [Soldiers’] Home Records Search
World War I Discharge Records Search

Newspapers
Photographs
Publications

2. Arkansas Digital Ark-ives
This is the online digital archive of the Arkansas History Commission, Arkansas’s official state archives, offering digitized documents, visuals, maps, broadsides, pamphlets, and three-dimensional objects significant to Arkansas history and culture, from the holdings of the Arkansas History Commission. Collections include:

Tales from the Vault
AHC Resource Guides
Historic Maps Collection
Postcards from Arkansas’s Past
Territorial Arkansas Collection
Strolling Down Main Street Arkansas
The Great War: Arkansas During World War I
Arkansas Women’s History Collection
Arkansas’s Multicultural Heritage
Arkansas […]

17 Jan 2016

Free Arizona Digital Archives for Genealogy

Free Arizona digital archives for genealogy
are featured in Sassy Jane Genealogy‘s States on Sunday series
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.

Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
Certificates available online to the public online free of charge for births that occurred at least 75 years ago and deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago in Arizona.
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
A division of the Arizona Secretary of State, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records’ branches are the Director’s Office, Archives and Records Management, State Library of Arizona, Library Development, Arizona Talking Book Library and the Arizona Capitol Museum.

The State Archives, located in the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, collects, preserves and makes available to the public and all branches of government, permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of Arizona history.

Arizona Historical Books and Periodicals Collection

Arizona National Forest Maps […]

10 Jan 2016

Free Alaska Digital Archives for Genealogy

Free Alaska Digital Archives for Genealogy
are featured in Sassy Jane Genealogy’s States on Sunday series
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.

Alaska’s Digital Archives

Partners in this collaborative project include the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and the Alaska State Library in Juneau. For a full list of contributing libraries and archives, click here.
Stampeder Genealogy
The National Park Services writes, “There are a number of sites that list resources and maintain searchable databases of people who went north to Alaska and Canada during the gold rush. These sites are an easy place to begin your research.”

Ghosts of the Klondike Genealogical Database – The Dawson City Museum maintains 80,000 genealogical records online including records of the Northwest Mounted Police, Yukon Order of Pioneers, Palm Sunday Avalanche victims and a variety of other genealogical records.
Valdez Museum and Historical Archives – The Valdez Museum […]

3 Jan 2016

Free Alabama Digital Archives for Genealogy

Free Alabama Digital Archives for Genealogy
are featured in Sassy Jane Genealogy’s States on Sunday series,
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.

Alabama Department of Archives and History Digital Archives
The ADAH Digital Collections include photographs, documents, audio, and video material digitized from the vast holdings of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. ADAH staff add more images to the Digital Collections each month, including  photographs, manuscripts, and government records from the collections of the state archives.

Among their many digitized collections, these are of interest to genealogists with Alabama ancestors:
Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection
“This digital collection contains over 15,000 images from the Alabama Department of Archives and History holdings. It includes a wide range of photographs, prints, and drawings from the early nineteenth century to the present day covering many topics and individuals from all walks of life. Additions are made each month.”
Alabama Textual Materials Collection
“This collection contains a selection of textual materials such as letters, […]