South-East States – Libraries with good genealogical collections

  • Birmingham, Chattanooga, South Carolina (Columbia SC), Knoxville, Louisville Public Library; The Filson Club in Louisville; The SAR Library in Louisville; Lexington Public Library.
  • Several university libraries contain excellent historical collections including Duke and the University of North Carolina. The North Carolina Archives in Raleigh is one of the finest in the nation.

Washington DC Area

  • The National Archives
  • The Library of Congress
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Virginia State Library, Richmond VA
  • Enoch Pratt Public Library, Baltimore MD
  • Peabody Library
  • Maryland Historical Society
  • Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis

Other Noteworthy Libraries & Archives

  • LDS Family History Center, Salt Lake City UT
  • Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne IN
  • New England Historical Genealogical Society, Boston MA
  • New York Public Library, 5th Avenue, New York City
  • Cincinnati Public Library
  • Pennsylvania Archives, Harrisburg PA (one of the best)
  • Ohio Genealogical Society
  • Newberry Library, Chicago IL