Resources for Genealogists

Federal Agency Websites with Information Useful in Genealogical Research

These U.S. Government agencies have information on their websites that may be useful in genealogical research. They are listed alphabetically by agency name (ignoring "U.S.").

Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office

U.S. Census Bureau

Centers for Disease Control

Congress

Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Federal Government

  • FEDSTATS is the home page to links to online statistical information from more than 70 agencies of the U.S. Federal Government.

U.S. Geological Survey

Immigration and Naturalization Service

Library of Congress

National Cemetery Administration (part of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), Military Personnel Records (MPR)

National Park Service

  • African American History and Culture

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database (data input now in progress) which will contain basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War; a list of regiments in both the Union and Confederate Armies; identifications and description of 384 significant battles of the war; references that identify the sources of information in the database; and suggestions for where to find additional information. (NARA holds the records from which this information is being compiled).

  • Links to the Past provides information about historical sites maintained by the National Park Service.

  • United States Colored Troops Database of over 230,000 names is searchable by surname.

U.S. Postal Service

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