US Resources

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The 1790-1890 Federal Population Censuses: Catalog of NARA Microfilm

1895 U.S. Atlas  


African Ancestered Genealogy
The American Colonists Library
Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History: An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals

American Identities


Army Historical Foundation


Ask a Librarian

Census Links
Has Census links in the US and all over the world



Census on line

You WILL find USGenWeb listed here

The Cherokee Observer


Child Labor in America, 1908 - 1912

Civil War - Ptomc65a.txt
Report on the Joint Committee on the conduct of the war at the Second Session thirty-eighth Congress.

Colonial Wars, 1689-1754

Colonial Wars, 1755-63  
Color Ladform Atlas of the US  

Cyndis List - census


Directory of Genealogy Libraries In the U.S.


Finding Treasures in the US Census


The First American West:The Ohio River Valley 1750-1820

The Genealogy Page Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals
Click on catalog of microfilm publications, then on immigrant and passenger arrivals you can find the immigration and passenger lists available on microfilm.



Heritage Pursuit

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild  
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) History, Genealogy, and Education Pages This well-organized section of the INS website provides researchers with record location information, historical background, helpful articles, a glossary of terms, and guides to various immigration records. Many of the guides are illustrated with images of actual records making it extremely helpful.

Librarians serving Genealogists


Loyalist List

Mailing list for those with Loyalist ancestors
Making of America

(MOA) a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction

Military Personnel Records - Military Medals and Awards  
The Missing 1890 Census  
NARA Pennsylvania Before 1907, naturalization could be in any court of record, trial or appellate, or before the U.S. Attorney General. There were many naturalizations in the state courts and the federal courts sitting in PA at both the trial and appellate levels.

Post-1906, naturalizations are confined to the Attorney General and courts of record of general jurisdiction, meaning the highest trial courts in the area.

8 US Code section 1421 was changed again in 1988 to provide that the US Attorney General is the naturalizing authority, and that the AG is authorized to delegate the authority to administer the oath of citizen- ship to any US District Court and to any court of record of general juris- diction in any state or territory.

Federal Records
The National Archives at 9th and Market in Phila. holds federal court records for VA, PA, MD,WV, DE

Indices to Philadelphia Federal Court naturalizations are on microfilm. They are at NARA Philadelphia and the National Archives in DC in room 400. In addition, the naturalization records themselves are on micro through about 1930 and available in both places. Post-1930 records may only be available at the Philadelphia NARA.
NARA's website will take you right to where you need to be to search..

1. on the right side, click on the phrase 'ARC',
2. on the next page, click on 'What's New?' on the left side
3. on the next page, it will list the newest additions, as you scroll will tell you the specific key word/s needed to access each set of documents, newly added
4. just click on a date and scroll down each list...

National Genealogical Society Library

has an online catalog of their books -- The NGS is a national lending library and will lend books through the mail. Go to their catalog and enter "Carbon"

The Official Federal Land Patent Records Site

Online Genealogical Database Index The Genealogical Database Index contains links to all known genealogical databases searchable through the Web.
It is limited to searchable databases and does NOT include links to sites devoted to a family unless a database is available for searching

Patriotic Order Sons of America

Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission In some states (PA for one) a Bonus was granted to World War I and World War II veterans returning to their home state. PA [and other states as well] has these applications for bonuses at their State Archives. Other states may have similar records.

The service number is also shown on these State Bonus Applications [However, Bonuses were paid by many jurisdictions. Veterans were usually required to furnish a copy of separation papers but not always. The biggest problem here is that a great many veterans never applied.] The VA may or may not have a service number because it isn't needed. The VA assign their own file numbers.

You can send a request to the Pennsylvania State Archives for WWI Bonus Applications. Although the site only references WWII, you may receive a copy of the application.
Mail requests require a $15 fee.

WWI veterans were to receive their bonuses 17 years after the war; briefly said, protested and finally marched on Washington during the Depression, were finally granted their bonuses in 1934.
People of Color in the Old South
A mailing list for folks with African American ancestors and is intended to focus on the "southern" states.
Philadelphia Naturalizations
PA Naturalizations
From July 4,1776 time until the ratification of the Constitution, naturalizations were carried out by each state according to its own rules. After ratification of the Constitution, the laws regarding naturalization were promulgated by the central government although any court of record could naturalize someone in accordance with the central government's rules. In the early 20th century, all naturalizations were taken over by the central government.

Before July 4,1776, foreign immigrants who wanted to be naturalized swore allegiance to the King of England.

Around the time of the Revolutionary War, each colony had their own naturalization laws. In PA, if you served in the military you could bypass the Declaration of Intent step (this was also true if you arrived as a minor), but still had to go through the final process for naturalization certificate.
Pottsville Library - Census  
Recently Added NAIL Data The new additions to ARC are now available for searching at the National Archives and Records Administration's website.

The Records Room

Search the Archives of RootsWeb mailing lists  
Search the daily file uploads to the USGenWeb Archives  

Search the DAR library catalog

On-line library with DAR

Ship Lists to America

Social Security Administration Office You can use the site or snail mail

Mark both the envelope and its contents:  “FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST” or “INFORMATION REQUEST.”  Be sure to include your name and address on your request.  It is a good idea to include a daytime phone number or e-mail address in case they need to contact you about your request.  Do not include a return envelope.

There is an online form SSA-711 available to request copies of applications for a Social Security Number (Form SS-5) for people who are deceased.  To request by mail, click here

SSDI Advanced Search Form


SSDI errors

State-level Casualty Lists for the Korean War (1951-1957)  
State-level Casualty Lists for the Vietnam War (1957-)  

US Cemeteries


US City Directories


US County Resources at RootsWeb

Looking for a town within a county??

For those who have have questions concerning the 2000 Census, a list has been started
USGenWeb Archives Census/carbon  
USGenWeb Archives Pension Project focuses on transcriptions of Pension related materials for all American/U.S. wars prior to 1900.

USGenWeb Archives Search Engine

Type in a name and it will locate the name on the USGenWeb list
USGenWeb Census Images  
USGenWeb Census Project/Pa  
USGenWeb Special Collections Project  

US Newspaperlinks

Vital Records Information United States This page contains information about where to obtain vital records from each state, territory and county of the United States.

War of the Rebellion Journal Contents (1880 - 1901)

Women's Army Corps (WAC) Veterans' Association  



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Carbon County was formed from: Northampton and Monroe Counties in 1843.
Neighboring counties are: MonroeNorthamptonLehighSchuylkill and Luzerne Counties.

County seat: Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk)

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