The Genealogy page at the Princeton Public Library website looks like this (two screens, there's more!):
This website has links to archival websites - both public and private. There are sections for Public Libraries, digital indexes, State or Region, and then Other Resources (why aren't these integrated into the other sections?). As an example, here are the links for California:
- Anne T. Kent California Room (Marin County Free Library)
Digitized oral histories, photo albums, maps and more.
- Calisphere (UC Libraries)
Thousands of images and primary source documents, 19th-20th centuries.
- Digital Anaheim (Anaheim Public Library)
- Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
- Online Archive of California
- Regional Oral History Office (University of California, Berkeley)
- Sacramento History Online
- San Fernando Valley History Digital Library
- San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection (SF Public Library)
- San Joaquin Valley & Sierra Foothills Photo Heritage
- University of California History Digital Archives
Includes University of California In Memoriam.
A researcher can spend hours exploring many of these links. So how can you efficiently determine if a specific site contains information about a specific person or specific surname? Well, you can use the search engine on the website, or you can do a Google site search. For instance, I just looked for the Seaver surname on the Maine Memory Network site and was rewarded with four photographs of the 1904 honeymoon of C.M. and Alice Seaver. Not my folks, but they are probably someone's ancestors.
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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver