JM HISTORIES Additional Historical Resources

Here are some history-related links you might find helpful in researching your own history. Enjoy.

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The University of Houston maintains a History Reference Room with historical newspapers, articles, photos and other history links of interest. Visit the main History Reference Room or go to the immense annotated list of external history links. Plenty of material to review.

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Military servicemen in your family? The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) lists the battle histories of ships from American wars. If you know what ship your serviceman was on, you can find out where he or she was during a war. Also, look at the Navy's online photo library for pictures of these ships.

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If you need a high quality digital map of the world (or of the United States), go to ShadedRelief.com. Some of these maps are large and detailed, and you'll need a fairly nimble computer to work with them, but they are beautiful, not to mention free to use (see the Terms of Use).

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Sometimes finding places (cities, counties, etc) in your ancestors' native countries is challenging. Multimap lets you choose a country and search for places in that country specifically. If you've misspelled the city, it will give you a list of places with similar spellings.

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For those looking for historical information about Idaho, the Idaho State Historical Society's Reference Series is fascinating. From little-known facts (like the words to Idaho's state song) to city histories and industrial development, the articles are endless. Also see the Society's Idaho History page.

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National historical photos and collections are in the Library of Congress' American Memory online exhibition. By browsing and searching, you'll be able to find photos and documents from most anywhere, and dating back more than a century.

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The LDS Church provides a huge database of ancestral records at FamilySearch.org. The collection of names and personal information is massive. A great place to start a search. Be sure and add variations to your search if you aren't finding what you need.

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