Archives A to Z
Archives A to Z is a glossary explaining archives and special collections terms and tools. Take a crash course in different types of records (and find out what a "record" is). What is a finding aid? What are vital statistics? How did the naturalization process work? Where can I find Native American materials? Read about tools like ArCat, Ancestry.com, BLM/GLO homestead patents, and SSDI. Learn about genealogical research, how to conduct house history, local history tools, and much more.
Below are links to web pages on our website and to a wide variety of other websites that you may find useful for your research. They are grouped by subject and some links may appear under more than one subject.
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