American Presidents: Life Portraits
Part biography and part travelogue, this superb site profiles the personal and public lives of each of the presidents of the United States. The biographical information provided is brief, but resources for further study are included. The real strength of this site is its capability to search for notable sites associated with each of the presidents. Great for planning trips, entries include a description, map, and contact information for over 100 presidential places. Produced by C-SPAN to complement their American Presidents: Life Portraits television series.
This dictionary includes more than 25,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by names, birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, miscellaneous achievements, and other keywords.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present
Biographical information for all individuals who have served in the United States Congress and the Continental Congress. Biographies are also included for persons who have served as delegates to Congress from the territories of the United States. This is a definite enhancement of the print version of the same name, with images of many, material from other sources, and updated through the current Congress. Using the drop-down lists, you can create useful lists, for example, a list of all U.S. Presidents who served in the Congress.
Civil War Biographies
Contains biographies of some of the major personalities involved in the American Civil War. These biographies are accompanied by an image of the individual were possible. However, they make no attempt to provide information concerning the individuals entire life, merely their contribution to the Civil War.
National Women's Hall of Fame
Portraits and profiles of the close to two hundred notable women of the United States (living and deceased) inducted into the Hall of Fame since its founding in 1969. Some of the women so honored include Helen Keller, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Maria Tallchief, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Edith Wharton, and Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias. The Learning Center provides "exhibits, exercises, games and resources to increase your understanding of women's contribution to American culture and the struggle for equal rights for women."
Presidents of the United States
Internet Public Library provides this site containing background information, election results, cabinet members, presidency highlights, and some odd facts on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also available.
A collection of searchable genealogy databases organized by categories. Contains free and fee databases.
Cyndi's List of genealogy sites on the internet
A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet, over 175,000 links!
This Internet site is designed to help people find and share family history information. The FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service searches the following sources for family history information: Ancestral File®: International Genealogical Index®: Pedigree Resource File™: Family History SourceGuide™: The FamilySearch®
A large and authoritative collection of articles and images devoted to heraldry that includes information on coats of arms and characteristics of heraldry by country. There is a glossary that can translate terms into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch along with a heraldic atlas of plates that contains about 520 illustrations for all the terms. There are related links, FAQs, and a bibliography.
JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy
JewishGen®, Inc. is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide. Its most popular components are the JewishGen Discussion Group, the JewishGen Family Finder (a database of over 100,000 surnames and towns), the comprehensive directory of InfoFiles, and a variety of databases like the ShtetlSeeker.
Over 200,000 recent obituaries from more than 1,200 U.S. newspapers. Search by name, funeral home, state, and/or keyword from text of obituary.
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
Maintains retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Arizona, Southern California, and Clark County, Nevada. Public services include: Genealogical research
; historical research; bankruptcy case files; photocopying & public programs.
Olive Tree Genealogy
A directory of numerous genealogy resources on the Internet.
Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government for Kids - Quick facts - Learn about your state
Best of History Web Sites
"Best of History Web Sites aims to provide quick, convenient, and reliable access to over 800 history-related web sites that have been reviewed for quality, accuracy, and usefulness."
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774 - 1875
Includes the records of the First and Second Congresses, 1789-1793: the House and Senate Journals, the Senate Executive Journal, the Annals of Congress, and the Journal of William Maclay, Senator from Pennsylvania in the First Congress, approximately 4,400 pages in all. The Journals are available both as digital facsimile images and as searchable texts.
Internet Islamic History Sourcebook
As a site which contains "collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts," this is great for finding primary historical resources. The three primary historical sourcebooks cover Ancient, Medieval, and Modern History.
Veterans History Project
The Library of Congress and its American Folklife Center invite you to join in an important national project--the Veterans History Project. "Preserving stories of service for future generations." From June 17 - July 29, 2005, Congressman David Drier will be welcoming all veterans residing in the 26th District to participate in the 2nd annual Veterans History Project. At David Dreier's district office located at 2220 E Route 66, Suite 225, Glendora, CA 91740, Veterans can bring biographical data, photographs, and video recordings. Interviews will also be conducted. The information gathered will be sent to the Library of Congress so that future generations will know the sacrifices and heroism displayed by those who served this great country. If you are interested in participating in the project, please call Congressman Dreier's Glendora District office at (626) 852-2626 or (866) 373-6321.
September 11th Remembered
News and Articles
Sept 11 Digital Archive
On going effort by historians and achivists to record and preserve the record of 9/11.
Sept 11 Web Archive
A collaboration between the Library of Congress, the Internet Archive and webArchivist.org
Special Coverage: War on Terrorism
Extensive resources from FindLaw. Documents includes President George W. Bush's statements; Congressional, NATO, and other resolutions regarding the attacks; and reports and statistics from many government agencies as well as the RAND Corporation and the Hoover Institution on international terrorism and asymmetric warfare. Laws covers terrorism, sabotage, espionage, and war powers; Cases includes United States v. Osama bin Laden. Contact Info links to airline, survivor and missing persons, charities, and New York City information. There are also extensive photos and video files.