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Access to Archival Databases (ADD) from the National Archives

A new research tool that makes a selection of the Archives’ most popular electronic records available to the public over the Internet. AAD provides researchers with online access to more than 350 databases which were created by over 20 Federal agencies. Notable databases in the initial release of AAD include: combat casualties from the Vietnam and Korean Wars, POWs from World War II and Korean War, Japanese-American Internee Files from World War II, and more.

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Library of Congress Local History & Genealogy Reading Room

The Library of Congress is known to possess one of the nation's premier collections of genealogical and local history materials. Investigate this site to gather more information about what the Library of Congress has to offer your research.

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National Archives and Records Administration

The NARA oversees the management of all our nation's Federal records and they are required to ensure ready access to those records. Examples of the materials that they preserve and provide access to include federal census records, military records, immigration and naturalization records. All of these primary source materials are of vital interest and importance to genealogists.

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Official Federal Land Patent Records Site

This site provides database access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. Images for more than two million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908 are accessible. Researchers can also obtain certified copies of these title transfer documents. New records are still being added.

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Veteran's Affairs National Cemetery Administration

An online database of over three million veterans' cemetery records covering veterans and their dependents buried in veterans cemeteries since the Civil War.

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