These secret resources are right under your nose! Check out these State Library Resources for Genealogy
This week Free Download Friday is all about those little known genealogy gems that are waiting to be discovered! Did you know that most states have a set of online databases, some available only to their residents? And that you can access these databases from home? This was news to me, but I’ve since discovered that I can get access to some great (and expensive) databases for FREE just by having a local library card. Not every state provides this type of service, but if your state is listed below, check it out and see what you can find to help your genealogy research! And even if you aren’t a resident of that state, you’ll still find interesting and useful research information!
- Alabama: Alabama Virtual Library
- Alaska: SLED – Statewide Library Electronic Doorway
- Arkansas: Traveler Access
- Arizona: DAZL – Digital Arizona Library
- Colorado: Colorado Virtual Library
- Connecticut: researchIT CT
- Delaware: Delaware Libraries
- Florida: Florida Electronic Library
- Georgia: GALILEO
- Hawaii: Hawaii State Public Library System
- Idaho: lili.org
- Illinois: TryIt! Illinois
- Indiana: INSPIRE
- Iowa: State Library of Iowa
- Kansas: Kansas Library eCard
- Kentucky: Kentucky Virtual Library
- Louisiana: Louisiana Library Connection
- Maine: MARVEL
- Maryland: SAILOR
- Massachusetts: Massachusetts Libraries
- Michigan: Michigan eLibrary
- Minnesota: ELM – Electronic Library for Minnesota
- Mississippi: Magnolia
- Missouri: Missouri Digital Heritage
- Montana: Montana Digital Library
- Nebraska: Nebraska Access
- Nevada: Research Resources
- New Hampshire: NHew Link
- New Jersey: Jersey Clicks
- New Mexico: El Portal
- New York: NOVELNY
- North Carolina: NCLIVE
- North Dakota: ODIN
- Ohio: OPLIN
- Oklahoma: Oklahoma Digital Prairie
- Oregon: Digital Collections
- Pennsylvania: Power Library
- Rhode Island: askri.org
- South Carolina: DISCUS
- South Dakota: South Dakota State Library
- Tennessee: TEL – Tennessee Electronic Library
- Texas: TexShare
- Utah: Utah’s Online Library
- Vermont: Vermont Online Library
- Virginia: FindIt Virginia
- Washington: Washington State Library
- West Virginia: wvinfodepot.org
- Wisconsin: BadgerLink
- Wyoming: gowyld.net
Click HERE to get this list in a printable PDF file and make sure you share it with your fellow genealogists and family historians!
Why is this handout FREE? What’s the Catch?
There really isn’t a catch. I give away a lot of free content every year because I want fellow genealogists and family historians to have access to the best tools and information for their research. I also do this because I’m hoping you might be interested in my other content and websites where I do make money such as Genealogy Bargains. Even if you never use one of my links for a purchase, I’m happy knowing that you are able to get educational content that you can put into action for your family history research!
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