Colonial Research

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Cemetery records for eight Connecticut Counties; Indexes to Connecticut town records; indexes to births, deaths and marriages; biographies, maps, county records, birth records for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont; North Carolina will abstracts; South Carolina marriage records; Dunmore’s War Roster.

Associated Daughters of Early American Witches

List of known individuals who were accused of being witches and suggested sources for further research are available on this site. 

A Very Grave Matter

This website focuses mainly on local New England, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont history, genealogy of early ancestors who settled the area, and early New England artistans.

Connecticut Genealogy

Colonial Connecticut Records (CCR) is a digital collection created by staff at the University of Connecticut Libraries and supported generously by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center and the Connecticut State Library. The project aims to bring the colonial history of Connecticut alive and more accessible to users worldwide by the online delivery of the complete, digitized volumes of the Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Researchers have access proven lineages to individuals who lived in Colonial America prior to the American Revolution. Ancestor database is searchable by ancestor, descendant or member.  The Master index to the Genealogical Records Committee collection makes it possible to find additional information about your ancestors in unpublished records.  Order record copy and documentation files online. 


The Pennsylvania Archives Series:  If you're interested in Pennsylvania history and want information relating to historical events, facts about ancestors, or original documents to support a research paper, the Pennsylvania Archives is an important publication to explore. This series contains essential records relating to one of America's earliest colonies, from 1664 to 1780, including military, tax, marriage, and land records, as well as documents from American history covering the Revolutionary War and the Whiskey Rebellion.

Georgia’s Record Vault

 This is your portal to some of Georgia's most important historical documents, from 1733 to the present. The Virtual Vault provides virtual access to historic Georgia manuscripts, colonial will books, colonial wills, photographs, maps, and government records housed in the state archives.

Google Books

Access millions of books online.  If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in many cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.

Jamestowne Society

Qualifying ancestor Index and historical perspectives

New Jersey State Archives

Access digitized Proprietary Warrants and Surveys, Colonial Marriage Records, Supreme Court Case Files and numerous imaged collections.

North Carolina State Archives

The North Carolina Digital Collection (NCDC) is a joint project of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina. The goal of the North Carolina Digital Collections is to support instructional and research needs related to the history and culture of North Carolina. As a collaborative effort, this project brings together items held in the physical collections of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina in order to allow seamless searching across both collections, with a primary focus on documentary and state government information from and about North Carolina.

Virginia Memory

A large collection of digitized records, including broadsides; chancery records index; payroll/public claims relating to Lord Dunmore’s War; pension claims, maps and much more.