Local History & Genealogy Department

Biloxi Public Library

Harrison County Library System

Recommended Websites

(Websites are grouped by headings - Headings are in alphabetical order.)

Archives 

The Society of American Archivists (SAA)

The SAA provides the "Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology" online.  The website allows you to keyword search and browse.

www.archivists.org/glossary 

 

Archival Supplies

New York State Archives List of Suppliers (no endorsement of recommendation)

www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_hrecords_cons_arcsupplies.shtml 

Stanford University Libraries' Conservation Online (CoOL)

http://cool.conservation-us.org/bytopic/suppliers/ 

 

Conservators

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

Find a Conservator.  Use the link for assistance finding a conservator.

http://www.conservation-us.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=495&parentID=472

 

Disaster Resources and Planning

American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

www.fema.gov

 

FEMA Hazard Mapping (Allows users to identify hazards for communities)

http://hazards.fema.gov

 

NOAA Hurricane Preparedness Week (contains history, preparation tips, etc.)

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/aly/Hurricane/HAW.htm

 

NOAA National Hurricane Center

www.nhc.noaa.gov

 

NOAA National Weather Service

www.weather.gov

 

Ready America (Homeland Security)

www.ready.gov 

 

 

Genealogical Research

Ancestry.com

Comprehensive genealogy website with census, military, directory, immigration, court, and many other documents.  The search engine is free to view along with selected content, but a subscription is required for most of the full text information on the website.  For instance, the 1880 U.S. Federal Census is available to view without a paid subscription.

www.ancestry.com

 

Genealogy Bank

A useful tool to identify articles in old newspapers across the United States through surname and/or keyword searches.  The search engine is available without a subscription; however, you must have a subscription to view the full text results.  Choose the "Advanced Search" option to keyword search ("Include keywords with this search" option can be used alone).

www.genealogybank.com

 

RootsWeb

Description from the RootsWeb website...

"The primary purpose and function of RootsWeb.com is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on RootsWeb.com are designed to facilitate such connections."  

This website is connected with Ancestry.com, and some of the content is shared between the two sites.

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com

 

Local History & Genealogy                             Harrison County Library System

08 July 2008