United States Genealogy

Piedmont Trails is all about sharing free genealogy resources, and this page represents that 100%. Years past, the page yielded the usual routine links, but that concept has changed for 2021. Moving forward expands the website’s vision and utilizes the format to share the lesser-known links for each state. If you are new to genealogy research, Piedmont Trails encourages you to contact the following facilities first. The individual state archives, local register of deeds offices, and the local library branches. Also, visit or communicate with the local genealogical societies if available. By using your search engine online, the majority of these websites will appear with your findings. Pay particular attention to possible attached fees for specific services. These fees range differently from one state/region to another. Many of these facilities hold digital files that you can view online. If you are new to the genealogy world, this is a perfect platform to begin your research and understand how records are stored, filed, and much more.

The information below contains links, book/author information, and a few databases that are still available online from years past. Many resources located here are unique and specific to a particular timeline, area, etc. Maps including both offline and online appear on the page. Military links except for the American Revolutionary War exist on the page as well. Piedmont Trails has dedicated a separate page for the American Revolutionary War and for the Civil War period. For all North Carolina data, please visit the North Carolina Genealogy page. If you have a question about the page, submit an email to Piedmont Trails using the Contact page. If you discover a link that is no longer working, please let us know. If you would like to add material to this page, please submit a request to Piedmont Trails.

Enjoy Your Journey To The Past


Alabama Mosaic

Alabama Pioneers

Auburn University Special Digital Collections

Diaries of Lorenzo Dow

Early Settlers of Alabama

History of Alabama


Alaska; It’s History and Resources: Gold Fields, Routes and Scenery

Alaska Historical Commission

Florence Tone Letters 1919-1924

History of Alaska 1730-1885 by Hubert Howe Bancroft


Arizona Memory Project(Archived Newspapers)

Family History Society of Arizona

Green Valley Genealogical Society

Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation


Arkansas Historic Preservation Program


California Pioneers

Southern California Genealogical Society

St. Helena Historical Society

Stanford University Digital Library Collection


Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Historic Denver


Connecticut History Organization

Connecticut Society of Genealogists

New Haven Museum

Newton, Connecticut Vital Records(1852-1927)

Sketches Of Church Life In Colonial Connecticut

The History & Genealogies of Ancient Windsor


Biographical & Genealogical History of Delaware

Delaware Heritage Collection

Family Histories

Records of The Court of New Castle 1676-1699

University of Delaware Digital Library


Florida State University Digital Library


1780 Map of Early Georgia Roads

1795 Map of Georgia

A Collection of Georgia Colonial Passenger Lists, Land Grants and Biographical Sketches

Atlanta History Center

Coastal Georgia Genealogical Society

Early Records of Georgia Volume II Wilkes County

Ebenezer, Georgia Home of Salzburger Society

Georgia Historic Newspapers

Georgia Online Encyclopedia

Hancock County Land and Tax Records

Our Ancestors Left An Amazing Trail To Follow


Hawaii Digital Newspaper Project

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites


Centennial History of Lemhi County Volume III


Early Roads of Stephenson County

Illinois Ancestors

Illinois Historic Preservation Division

Napoleonic Historical Society


Baird’s History of Clark County, Indiana

Earlham College Digital Genealogy Archives

Genealogy Center of Allen County Public Library

Indiana Homestead Database

Indiana Research Outline

Pioneer History of Indiana

Society of Indiana Pioneers


Early Settlers of Woodbury County

Sawmill Museum

The Annals Of Iowa

The Office of The State Archaeoligist


Douglas County Early Setters Part 1

Plat Book For Clay County


1784 Map of Kentucky by John Filson

1790 Map of Kentucky

Bounty Land Recipients, Part 1

Carter County History

Clay Families Org.

Early Settlers of Fort Boonesborough

Kentucky 1491 (This is an excellent site that gives documentation to several Native American trails as well as early migration routes into the Kentucky area.)

Kentucky Ancestors Online

Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program

History of Harrodsburg, Mercer County

History of Pioneer Kentucky


Map of Colonial Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana Digital Archive Collection


Early Settlers of Harrison, Maine

Old Broad Bay Family Association


17th Century Marylanders

17th & 18th Century Citizens of Maryland

A Puritan Colony In Maryland

Baltimore County, Maryland Genealogical Society

Church History of Colonial Maryland

Early Roads of Maryland

Genealogy Research Guide for Maryland

Guide To The History Of Slavery In Maryland

Indentured Servants in Maryland

University of Maryland Research

The New Early Settlers of Maryland by Dr. Carson Gibb

Upper Shore Genealogical Society

White Servitude in Maryland 1634-1820 by McCormac


4th Parish Records 1743-1839

Andover Poll-Tax List of 1892

Brookline Tax List of 1746

First Planters of The Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623-1636

History of Billerica

History of Swansea 1667-1917

Lexington Families

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists

Puritan Age of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1625-1685

Quincy Poll-Tax List of 1893

Settlement of Massachusetts


Michigan Genealogical Council

Western Michigan Genealogical Society


University of Minnesota Genealogy Research


1853 Census for Clarke County

Dancing Rabbit Historical and Genealogical Society

Mississippi Death Index-1938

Mississippi History Volume 1

Mississippi State University Digital Archives Collection


Greene County Records

History of Early Steamboat Navigation On The Missouri River

Midwest Genealogy Center

Missouri Archaeological Society

Missouri Digital Heritage

Missouri Land Records 1777-1969

Missouri Pioneers

The Frisco Rail Line

The Turnbo Manuscripts


East Helena Historical Society

John Owens Papers 1850-1871

Lewis and Clark Historical Society

Montana Legacy

Montana Newspapers

Soaring Eagle(Northern Cheyenne Historic Preservation)

Society of Montana Pioneers(Volume I)

Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers

The Story of Montana

Valley County Pioneer Museum


History of Hall County

Nebraska Death Index 1904-1955-(Just Released !!)

Past and Present of Adams County


Churchill County Museum & Archives

Robert Greathouse: A Story of The Nevada Silver Mines

Second Biennial Report of the Nevada Historical Society 1909-1910


Collections of The New Hampshire Historical Society volume III printed 1832

Documents and Records 1623-1776

History of Concord

History of Plymouth

New Hampshire Society of Genealogists

Vaughan Genealogy of New Hampshire


Colonial History of New Jersey 1631-1776

Early Germans of New Jersey

Early Land Records 1650-1900

Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 1925-2015

Genealogy of Early Settlers of Trenton & Ewing

Life & Leisure in Colonial South Jersey


History of New Mexico Volume II

Silver City News Articles 1888-1890

Silver City News Articles 1891


Early Settlers of New York

Family Histories and Genealogies by Stefan Bielinski

Lutheranism In Colonial New York

Netherland Roots

New York Family History Organization

Enjoy Your Journey One Step At A Time


1885 State Census Index

North Dakota State University Archives Division


1812 Map Showing Early Trails and Streams

Early Settlers of Fayette County

Footprints of Pioneers In The Ohio Valley

Highland County Biographies 

History of The Upper Ohio Valley

Jackson County Register of Voters in 1816

Land Records

Newspaper Archives of Ripley, Ohio

University of Cincinnati Genealogy Research


Chronicles Of Oklahoma

Custer County Pioneers

Helena Historical Society

Oklahoma Historical Society Land Records


Library of Special Collections & Archives

Oregon Trail Map


1681 Map of Pennsylvania Landowners with surnames

1752 Map of Philadelphia

Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church

Danner’s Pocket Guide Book of Gettysburg

Early Immigrants to Pennsylvania 1680-1726

Early Maps of Pennsylvania

Families of The Wyoming Valley

German Pioneers 1727-1775 Volume I

Indian Wars of Pennsylvania

Indiana County Volume II

Lancaster History Organization

Pennsylvania Genealogies by William Henry Egle

Pennsylvania German Pioneers 1727-1808

Pennsylvania German Ship Passenger List 1740-1752

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

Philadelphia Congregation Early Records

Redemptioners and Indentured Servants In The Colony and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Volume I

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Volume 38


Colonial Records of Rhode Island

Early History of Rhode Island

Early Records from the Town of Providence

Rhode Island Colonial Records List of Freemen Arrivals 1747-1754

Rhode Island Protestantism Colonial Period

Vital Records of Rhode Island 1636-1850 Volume 5 Washington County


1776 Census Ninety-Six District

A Genealogical Collection of South Carolina Wills and Records Volume I

Abbeville County Historical Society

Calhoun Settlement District of Abbeville

Church of England in Colonial South Carolina

Colonial South Carolina A History by Weir, Robert M

Families in Abbeville County

First Families of Edgefield County

Historic Charleston Foundation

History of Cheraw Precinct

History of Edgefield County

History of South Carolina In The Revolution 1780-1783

Marion County Tax Lists 1786

Murphree Papers(1743-1800)

Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society

Old Greenville Churches 1773-1923

Old Pendleton District

Orangeburgh County Historical Society

Orangeburgh Plats

Piedmont Historical Society, SC

South Carolina Pioneers

The Expansion of South Carolina 1729-1765

The History of South Carolina by William Gilmore Simms

The History of South Carolina Under Royal Government by Edward McCrady

The Old Stone Church Oconee County, South Carolina by Richard Newman Brackett

University of South Carolina Digital Collection

Warrants For Lands in South Carolina 1672-1711

White Indentured Servants of South Carolina


History of South Dakota Volume I

History of South Dakota Volume II


1795 Map of Tennessee by John Reid

Bible Records

Coming Home to Strawberry Plains by Connie Campbell-2019

Davidson County Land Records 1786-1950

Early Settlers of McNairy County

Friends of The Washington County Tennessee Archives

Genealogy of Some East Tennessee Families

Historical Jonesborough

History of Sumner County, TN

Journal of Josiah Hinds(1839-1863) Tipton County edited by Newton Haskin James

Lewis Family of Eastern Tennessee & Indiana

State of Franklin Era Documents

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia

Washington County, Tennessee Department of Records Management and Archives

Watauga Association of Genealogists Northeast Tennessee


Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum

Friends Of The Texas Historical Commission

Galveston History Organization

Texas Museum of Transportation

The Texas General Land Office and the Surname Search

University of North Texas Digital Library


A Centennial History of St. Albans

State Papers and Documents From Colonial Period


1747 Survey Map of Northern Neck Lands by John Warner and Thomas Fairfax

1787 Tax List for Virginia

1867 Map of Shenandoah Valley

Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents

Boyle Surname of Virginia

Church of England in Colonial Virginia Volume 1 Volume 2

Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

Early Settlers of Virginia 1623-1666

Early Roads of Virginia

Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666

Encyclopedia Virginia Organization

Executive Journals of The Council of Colonial Virginia

First Settler of the Shenandoah Adam Mueller/Miller 1703-1783

First Settlers of the Shenandoah Valley

Fredericksburg Historic Court Records

History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion by Charles Campbell

Indentured Servants in Colonial Virginia

Map of Early Settlers in Franklin County

Map of Royal Land Company of Virginia

Mother Earth Land Grants In Virginia 1607-1699 by W. Stitt Robinson Jr.

Museum Of The Shenandoah Valley

National Order of The Knights of The Golden Horseshoe published 1916

Shenandoah Valley Pioneers & Their Descendants by Thomas Kemp Cartmell

Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg By The Oldest Inhabitant

Spotsylvania County Records 1721-1800-contains wills, deeds, bonds and pensioners from American Revolutionary War.

The Heritage Center Online Records

The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, VA

The Planters of Colonial Virginia

The Present State of Virginia 1724

The Right of Petition: Cases of Indentured Servants & Society of Colonial Virginia 1698-1746

Tidewater Virginia by Paul Wilstach

Virginia Center of Digital History

Virginia Pioneers

Virginia Tech Genealogy Library

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Historical Society

Virtual Jamestown

Williamsburg Library

York County, Virginia Marriages 1785-1823


A History of Preston County

Early Trails of West Virginia

History of West Virginia Volume I

History of West Virginia Volume II

West Virginia University Genealogy Research


Milwaukee City Directory 1907


History of Natrona County 1888-1922

History of Wyoming by Bartlett, Ichabod

Preserving The Past Secures The Future

Other Tools & Links

Abbreviations Found in Genealogy

Cherokee Nation

Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names German, Dutch, Swiss and French Immigrants of Pennsylvania

Colonial Families of The United States of America by George McKenzie

Daniel Boone Master of the Wilderness by John Bakeless-1939

Deciphering Old Handwritten Documents

Eastern Band of Cherokee 1819-1900 by John Finger 1984

German Immigration 1683

History of The Church of England In The Colonies Volume 1

Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide To Published Sources by the Library of Congress

Indentured Documents by Crossland Genealogy

Journal of Samuel Curwen Loyalist-(Excellent read for middle and northern colonies during the 18th century. The journal provides details of current events, community life and local families.)

List of 17th Century Colonial Immigrants

Moravian Archives Northern Province

Moravian Archives Southern Province

National Newspaper Archives Free Search

National Society Descendants of Colonial Indentured Servants

Occupations Surname List

Peter Force’s American Archives Volume IV

Pilgrim Ship Lists-contains records to 1600.

Research Forms

Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives

The American Heritage Pictorial Atlas of American History by Hilde Heun Kagan, Ed published 1966

The American Historical Review Volume I

The Quit-Rent System In The American Colonies

The Ship’s Lists

Topographic US Maps

Tract Plotter

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