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Digital Documents - Digitized Genealogy Records Online

Search for your ancestors in these online collections of digitized documents and scanned images, including digitized copies of census records, wills, vital and civil registration records, land records and other digital copies of original documents.
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4 Fabulous Sources for Family History Books Online
Published family and local histories offer a potential rich source of information about your personal family history. Even if a family genealogy has not been published for your ancestors, local and family histories can offer insight into the places your ancestors lived and the people they may have encountered during their lifetime. Before you...

Footnote.com offers online access to millions of historic documents from American history, including pension and service records of the American Revolution and Civil War. Learn what to expect from this subscription-based service.

Alberta Heritage Digitization Project
Access images and text of Alberta culture and heritage, including early Alberta newspapers, local Alberta histories, homestead files and historical photos.

It's a subscription-based site - not free - but Ancestry.com hosts the largest collection of digitized genealogy records on the Internet, including digital copies of the complete US census (1850-1930), the UK Census (1861-1901), US WWI Draft Registrations, Castle Garden ship manifests, and many other digital image collections.
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Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
This online searchable database includes scanned images for Arizona birth records 1887-1930 & death records 1878-1955.

Digital Interlibrary Loan - Library of Congress
Link to over 1300 digitized books from the Library of Congress collection that were requested through interlibrary loan but were too fragile to circulate. This program was discontinued in 2008, but the previously digitized books remain online.

Documents Online
DocumentsOnline provides access to digitized records of the UK National Archives, including digital images of over 1 million wills from the period 1384-1858, the service registers of over 500,000 Royal Navy Seaman and the complete text of the Domesday Book. Index search is free, and access to the digital images is available on a pay-per-view basis.

Ellis Island Records
This database includes images of the original manifests for ships which arrived at Ellis Island, New York, between 1892 and 1924.

Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1955
Indexes and images of Missouri death certificates can be searched online for free on the Web site of the Missouri Secretary of State.

NARA - Archival Research Catalog
Over 124,000 historical documents and photographs have been digitized and can be found in the Archival Research Catalog of the US National Archives, including selected naturalization petitions, military records and Native American rolls. View search hints to find topics of interest to genealogists.

Pennsylvania Digital Archives
The Pennsylvania Archives Records Information Access System (ARIAS) offers scanned images of over 1,500,000 original records from the PA State Archives, including Veterans' Card Files from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mexican Border Campaign, Spanish American War and PA National Guard. Plus, World War I Service Medal Application Cards and PA Militia Officers Index Cards (1775-1800).

The official online source for Scottish civil registration records, ScotlandsPeople offers digitized images of birth, marriage and death records; census records and wills from Scotland, with old parish registers in progress.

US General Land Office - Land Patents & Survey Plats
Click "search" in the top navigation bar to search for images of more than 2 million US Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States issued between 1820 and 1908, serial patents (land titles) issued between 1908 and the mid-1960s, and survey plats.

Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants
A fully searchable index and digital scanned images of land patents, Land Office grants, Northern Nexk grants and recorded Northern Neck surveys issued by the Virginia Land Office.

West Virginia Vital Research Records Project
Search the index or view scanned images of millions of original birth, death and marriage certificates for the state of West Virginia. This free digital genealogy databases is a project of FamilySearch Archive.

Finding Family History in Google Books
Learn how to access free county and local histories, biographies, family genealogies, and other books of genealogical and historical interest in...

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