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More Best Web Sites for Local Searches

Here are a few more of my favorite Best Web sites

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection You can read all about it in more than 477,000 digitized pages from 147 newspapers published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923.

Washington State Digital Archives This massive digitization project boasts 80 million records, with almost 64 million of them searchable and many linked to images of the originals—birth, death and marriage records; censuses; military records; land records; naturalizations; and more.

Wisconsin Historical Society Here you will find a treasure trove for Badger State history of all kinds—including Civil War records, images and 150,000 names in biographical sketches, obituaries and newspaper articles—this site also lets you search 1 million births, 1 million marriages and 400,000 deaths, all pre-1907.

Find a Grave This simple-yet-powerful cemetery database has grown to more than 31 million grave transcriptions. You can search by name (with options for maiden names and partial surnames), birth date, death date or cemetery location, or browse a cemetery for people you think might be your ancestors. There's also a surname index and the Social Security Death Index.

MortalitySchedules.com Don't you just hate it when you find an inconsiderate ancestor who died right before the next census? I know I do.. Here we can track him or her with the help of this site: It provides free transcriptions of the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census mortality schedules, in which enumerators recorded information on all people who perished within the 12 months preceding the census.

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