Written by Lyndsey Morgan
History reveals about the past and informs people about how the world evolved to its present state. This is why it’s important for people to learn about history. On a personal level, finding out about family history provides a link to one’s roots. It’s also interesting to discover the local history of the state because you will know more about local cultures and peoples. Though relatively young, America has a rich history so it’s always good discover your heritage in light of the accomplishments of fellow Americans. On the international level, world history suggest the richness and diversity of the human race through thousands of years. Here’s a resource collection on family, local, American, and world history.
Cyndi’s List: Contains more than 290,000 links for family history.
Family Search: An excellent tool to help you discover your family history.
Ancestry: Possibly the world’s largest family history collection on the Internet.
Family Link: One of the most popular family search engines on the Internet.
My Heritage: Come here to create a family tree or search for your ancestors.
Genealogy: A great place to discover your family heritage.
Roots Web: Search for free documents by entering first name, last name, and state.
One Great Family: Provides the tools to perform a search for family tree or research your genealogy.
Ancestor Hunt: Offers genealogy search engines for all the states.
Search for Ancestors: Discover your family history here.
New York State Library: Provides comprehensive resources on local history of New York.
Massachusetts: Offers information on Massachusetts history, state political figures, historical documents, genealogical resources, and more.
Houston Public Library: Get information on Texas and local history.
California State Library: A great place to study about California local history.
Kentucky Historical Society: Collections include Kentucky Historical Society Collections Catalog, KHS Digital Collections, online resources, and more.
Michigan: Excellent resource center on Michigan local histories and biographies.
Pennsylvania: Provides information on census, immigration, ethnic and religious ancestry, and more.
Wisconsin: Covers state information on history and culture, arts and humanities, genealogy, and more.
North Carolina: The place to find colonial and state records of the state.
Utah: Offers a lot of resources for people who want to learn about Utah history.
Mississippi: Provides information on archives and records, museums and historic sites, historic preservation, records management, and more.
Indiana: Come here to learn all about the local history of Indiana.
Missouri: The research room offers access to local historical, genealogical, and museum agencies.
Kansas: An excellent place to research on Kansas local history.
Alabama: Great resource center on Alabama history.
Digital History: Comprehensive collection of documents and multimedia resources on American history.
History & Biography: Large collection of resources related to United States history.
National Museum of American History: The Smithsonian provides news and resources for students and educators.
US History: A great resource center for anybody who wants to find out about American history.
American History: Provides information on the 17th century, 18th century, civil rights, colonial America, explorers, and more.
US History: An outline of US history with photo gallery and other resources.
Briscoe Center: The center offers information on American history collections, exhibits, books, museums, projects, and more.
American History Sources: Primary sources of American history from University of Northern Iowa.
History Matters: Gateway to resources for teaching U.S. history,
American Revolution: A list of links to research and information websites.
American Revolution Resources: Extensive collection of resources including art gallery, 18th century clothing, history links, genealogy links, and more.
Colonial American History: Provides general information, documents, Indians, Africans, explorations and settlements, and other resources on Colonial America.
American Civil War: The comprehensive collection includes letters, texts, projects, and other resources.
The Civil War: Provides information on the Civil War, Civil War Parks, battlefield protection, and more.
Military Resources: An archive of military resources related to the Civil War.
The Presidents: Offers information on all the Presidents of the United States.
The Avalon Project: A massive collection of documents on American law, history, and diplomacy.
History World: A great place to find world histories, timelines, quizzes, and more.
Resource Center: Provides resources on ancient India, ancient Asia, Rome, Byzantium, the middle ages, and lost more.
FREE World Studies: Resources on China, Europe, Russia and more.
LOC World History: Primary and secondary resources from the Library of Congress.
Best History Sites: Tons of great resources on a variety of world history topics.
Hyper History: Resources and information on over 3,000 years of world history.
World History Sources: Come here to access scholarly reviews, guides, and teaching sources.
Internet Resources: A list of online resources on world history.
World History Matters: Offers world history sources, and links to other relevant websites.
World History Index: An excellent resource center with information on the history of many countries.
Eye Witness to History: Primary sources for thousands of historical events.
History Guide: A lot of resources for historians including primary documents, US history, western civilization, and teacher resources.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Provides resources on world history covering the French Revolution, Indian Revolution, Romanticism, Liberalism, 19th century Germany, and much more.
World History: Come here to learn about ancient history, archaeology, Asia, India, China, Japan, Aztecs, and more.
History Websites: A list of links to the best history websites on the Internet.