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  • American Genealogy. Being a history of some of the early settlers of North America and their descendants, from their first emigration to the present time with their intermarriages and collateral branches including notices of prominent families and distinguished individuals with anecdotes, reminiscences, traditions, sketches of the founding of cities, villages, manors, and progerssive improvements of the county from its wilderness state to the present era illustratde by genealogical tables. Free online edition of this book by Jerome B. Holgate published in 1851.

  • True stories of New England captives carried to Canada during the old French and Indian wars. Digitized edition of this book by Charlotte Alice Baker published in 1897.

  • Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England before 1692 by James Savage. Originally Published Boston, 1860-1862.

  • A Genealogical Cross Index of the Four Volumes of the Genealogical Dictionary of James Savage. Digitized edition of this book by O. P. Dexter published in 1884.

  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. This web version of the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States is based on a paper version with the same title compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al in 1995. This version incorporates descriptive information about federal records acquired by the National Archives after the 1995 paper edition went to press, and it is regularly updated to reflect new acquisitions of federal records.

  • The German-Americans: An Ethnic Experience (archived website) : A Publication of the Max Kade German-American Center. Published in German in 1990, translated in 1993.

  • Norwegian-American Studies. Volumes 1-33 of Norwegian-American Studies, a scholarly journal of Norwegian-American History, are available online in a printable format.

  • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century. Fifty-two published works by 19th-century black women writers provide access to their thought, perspectives and creative abilities. Includes poetry, short stories, histories, narratives, novels, autobiographies, social criticism, and theology, as well as economic and philosophical treatises.

  • Hypertext History: An Online American History Textbook. An interactive, multimedia history of the United States from the Revolution to the present.

  • Bring, O Past, Your Honor. Historical Essays and Congregational Histories concerning Universalism and Unitarianism in the Upper Midwest. Free online edition of this collection published in 1986 by The Ministers Association of the Prairie Star District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

  • Commerce of the Prairies : Personal narrative of the Santa Fe Trade by Josiah Gregg. Published in 1844 and 1845.

  • Where to Write for Vital Records (pdf file) : Published by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.

  • William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine - Beginning as a publication in 1892 as the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Papers, in 1894 (Vol. 3) the Journal title changed to William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. In 1944 (3rd. series, Vol. 1) the Journal assumed its current title, The William and Mary Quarterly. A free internet edition of issues from 1892 to 1919 are currently online.

  • Livingston's Law Register 1851. Containing the name, post office, county and state of every lawyer in the United States. Digitized edition of this directory published by The Merchants' Union Law Company.

  • The American year book and national register for 1869. Astronomical, historical, political, financial, commercial, agricultural, educational, and religious. : A general view of the United States, including every department of the national and state governments: together with a brief account of foreign states. Embracing educational, religious and industrial statistics; facts relating to public institutions and societies; miscellaneous essays: important events; obituaries; etc. O. D. Case & company, Hartford, 1869.

  • New France and New England : Digitized edition of this book by John Fiske published in 1902.

  • Astronaut Fact Book (pdf document). Published by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration July 2003. Lists all U.S. and International astronauts selected from 1959, with biographical sketches (349 names)

  • The Scot in America. Free online edition of this book by Peter Ross, L.L. D. published in 1896.

  • The Scotch-Irish in America. Free online edition of this book by John Walker Dinsmore published in 1906.

  • Verbatim Transcripts of the Legal Documents of the Salem Witchcraft Outbreak of 1692.. Edited by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum. Published by Da Capo Press, New York, 1977. Fully searchable online. Name index also provided

  • History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church. By George F. Bragg, Published in 1922

  • After the war: a southern tour. : By Whitelaw Reid, published in 1866.

  • Report from the secretary of state, with accompanying papers, relating to the Court of commissioners of Alabama claims. Govt. print. off., Washington, 1877. Searchable online, comprehensive index.

  • Historic Sketches of the Cattle Trade of the West and Southwest by Joseph G. McCoy, the Pioneer Western Cattle Shipper (1874)

  • A political text-book for 1860 comprising a brief view of presidential nominations and elections including all the national platforms ever yet adopted: also a history of the struggle respecting slavery in the territories, and of the action of Congress as to the freedom of the public lands, with the most notable speeches and letters of Messrs. Lincoln, Douglas, Bell, Cass, Seward, Everett, Breckinridge, H. V. Johnson, etc ., etc., touching the questions of the day; and returns of all presidential elections since 1836. Compiled by Horace Greeley and John F. Cleveland.

  • 200 Years of United Methodism: An Illustrated History Text by John G. McEllhenney, one hundred twenty-eight illustrations from the Archives and History Center of the United Methodist Church, from the book published by Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1984.

  • My Life on the Plains, by Gen. George A. Custer. Published in 1874.

  • The Prairie Traveler : A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions. With Maps, Illustrations, and Itineraries of the Principal Routes Between the Mississippi and the Pacific. By Randolph B. Marcy, Captain US Army. Published by Authority of the War Department, 1859.

  • A collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions with occasional notes, pentade 1. Digitized second edition of these books by the Rev. Timothy Alden published in 1814 : volume 1 - volume 2 - volume 3 - volume 4 - volume 5.

  • Epitaphs and elegies. Digitized edition of this book by Samuel Wood published in 1816. Contains epitaphs from states on the East Coast from Maine to Virginia.

  • Churchyard literature : a choice collection of American epitaphs. Free online edition of this book by John R. Kippax published in 1877.

  • The World Fact Book. Online edition of this Central Intelligence Agency publication.

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