Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMo) offers high definition, color fire insurance maps, real estate atlases, plat books, and other historical maps for Missouri and Illinois. Maps show building structures, building construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information.
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Provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. Public Land States include the 30 states where land was surveyed with the rectangular survey system and land descriptions utilize the terms section, township, and range.
The online GNIS Database provides information about geographic place names in the United States as is commonly found in a printed gazetteer.
Provides access to U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1940, full text of local and family history books, Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant applications, and Freedman's Bank records. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
Full text coverage of several national daily newspapers. This database includes: Chicago Daily Tribune (1849-1996), Los Angeles Times (1881-1995), New York Times (1857-up to three years behind the current year of publication), Wall Street Journal (1889-2002), and Washington Post (1877-2003). This database provides coverage previously found in the Historical New York Times database.
Searchable full text and full image articles from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper from 1874-2003.
Key events in United States history.
Features digitized southern plantation records from 1775-1915, documenting the far-reaching impacts of plantations on the nation. Plantation records include both business records and personal papers drawn from archives across the American South. Also has a timeline feature, highlighting key events in the 1800s with quick links to documents relating to those events.
HistoryGeo provides a searchable database of 12.3 million names connected to land ownership maps covering the 29 public land states and Texas. The database also features a historical map collection. Available remotely.
This database provides listings of death certificates filed with the Illinois Department of Public Health between 1916 and 1950.
The sources for this index include original county clerks' marriage records, such as marriage registers and licenses, as well as publications of county genealogical societies and private individuals. For each marriage, the index includes the names of the groom and bride, the date of the marriage or issuance of the license, the name of the county in which the marriage was performed, and a citation to the original record—volume and page number for registers or file number for licenses. Volume and page or license numbers are omitted in the index when published sources failed to provide this information.
Images of the American Civil War: photographs, posters, and ephemeras.
Searchable full text access to this weekly newspaper featuring community news, events, and announcements for the Florissant Valley area, including Black Jack, Florissant, Hazelwood, and Spanish Lake. Includes access from October 2006 to present.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) combines the holdings, services and staff of both the former National Library of Canada and the National Archives of Canada.
Digital collections of historical items and manuscripts, including Chronicling America for newspapers 1789-1963.
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A roll-by-roll listing of county records on microfilm held by the Missouri State Archives.
Copies of death certificates issued beginning 1910 and that are at least 50 years old can be downloaded from this site.