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This page last updated on August 26, 2011

 

Geography

U.S. State Department Countries & Regions
Facts, profiles, background notes and travel advisories for the world's countries and regions.

 

History

Avalon Project
Read the contents of the most influential documents in law, history, and diplomacy - global scope, from 18th to 21st Century.

Hyper History
Elaborate timelines with short entries on events and people.

This Day in History
Find out what happened today, and any day, in history by the History Channel.

Presidential Rhetoric 
Iinformation relating to American presidents, political communication, and rhetorical criticism. There is also an archive of Presidential speeches dating back to George Washington and a Top 100 speeches archive with text and streaming audio.

National Register of Historic Places
The nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties listed include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. Get information on famous persons, events, sites, buildings, and much more.

 

Genealogy

GENI
Geni is a family-tree-making service that's free and incredibly easy to use. It also has a straightforward way to invite other family members in the hopes that they'll put in their own data.

Cyndi's List
Categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Ellis Island Records
Search Immigration records.

FamilySearch
Family History Library, Salt Lake City.

The USGen Web Project
A volunteer maintained project providing free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.

 

Maps

MapQuest or Yahoo!Maps or Google Maps
Create zoomable maps of your choice from your input of a location’s address in the U.S. and other countries. Create driving directions between starting and destination points.

Library of Congress Map Collections
Digitalized maps of subject matters and areas of interest – (1500–2002).

The David Rumsey Map Collection
Free and open to the public, this site contains more than 150,000 maps focusing on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s.

TerraServer
Zoomable aerial views of much of the U.S. Note: full access to features requires a paid annual subscription.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
A very extensive collection of maps and links covering the world and a wide variety of map subjects.

Weather Underground
View various maps of the weather conditions and find the weather for any city, state, zip code or country.

 
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