Research Tools by Subject: Genealogy

NewspaperARCHIVE

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NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. Archived newspaper access is only for Arkansas newspapers.

Tags: Local Newspapers, Historical Newspapers, Local History, Arkansas History, Archives

Heritage Quest

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This research tool provided via Traveler Access.

Includes searchable images of U.S. Federal Census records, digitized family and local history books, an index to genealogical and local history periodicals, and other genealogy resources.

Tags: Family History, Death Records, Burial Records, Census Records, Obituaries

Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com)

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A collection of over 60 million pages of historical documents and personal histories, including millions of records available from the National Archives and other institutions. Please note: certain features of Fold3 require the use of an Adobe Flash plugin unavailable on some mobile and tablet browsers.

Tags: American History, Military History, Veterans, Primary Sources, Military Records

Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMo)

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An online digital collection of color fire insurance maps, real estate atlases, and similar land use maps for the state of Arkansas. Includes publications by Sanborn, Perris, Hexamer, Whipple, Baist, Bromley, Hopkins, and others.

Tags: Maps, Insurance Maps, Primary Sources, Genealogists, Local History

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

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Documents the African American experience from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass-and shows how American culture, history, and national identity have been influenced by the experience of African Americans.

Tags: African-American History, American History, Transatlantic Slave Trade, Civil War, Black History, Antebellum, Black Experience

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

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Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

Tags: African-American History, American History, Black History, Jazz, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, Segregation

Dictionary of American Family Names

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The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States.

Tags: Heritage, Etymology, Onomatology, Name History, Baby Names

African-American Heritage

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This research tool provided via Traveler Access.

A resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Includes such records as draft cards from World Wars I and II, the Freedman’s Bank, and the US Census, as well as help finding other information sources.

Tags: Ancestry, Slave Trade, African-American Heritage, AfriGeneas