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Article Databases and Indexes
The BGMI contains biographical entries from more than 1,000 current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This figure translates into some 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
Contains detailed arrival information on individuals who arrived in United States and Canadian ports, indexed by name and searchable by keyword
Catalogs and Bibliographies
General Reference Sources
Atlases & Maps
Quarterly, with annual (formerly three-year) cumulations. The best known and most often used
biographical index, it covers over 3,000 periodicals and numerous books.
Search by name or occupation.
A national guide to civil, criminal, and probate records at the county and municipal levels within the State Court System
Handbooks and Manuals
Gateways & Megasites
More than 101,000 links to Internet genealogy resources.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit genealogy organization sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Search the catalog of genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) made available by FamilySearch online and in libraries and centers worldwide.
Access to digitized content is limited to the computers located in Wilson Library.
Online index of Minnesota death certificates
Ancestry.com's interactive site. The database contains information provided by the Social Security Administration through the end of September 2001 and contains 66,668,463 names. Full access to the records requires a paid subscription to Ancestry.com.
Links to Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
Societies, Agencies, and Organizations
Official Agency & Organization Websites
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes
Guides to Working with Government Publications
A select catalog of National Archives microfilm publications
Identified all repositories of naturalization records by types of records held, dates of coverage, location of original and microfilmed records
A select catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications
University of Minnesota
Related U of M Web Sites
The IHRC collects, preserves, and makes available archival and published resources documenting immigration and ethnicity on a national scope. These materials are particularly rich for ethnic groups that originated in eastern, central, and southern Europe and the Near East -- those who came to this country during the Great Migration that gained momentum in the 1880s and peaked in the first decades of the 20th century.