To make your research easier, you may want to check out an online state encyclopedia. Not every state has one, but those that do include articles on people, localities, events, and history that can assist you in researching and understanding your ancestors. These encyclopedias are different from traditional print or online encyclopedias in that they solely focus on a particular state. I have used The Handbook of Texas Online numerous times to research my family and the cities they lived in. This has provided me with information about towns that do not exist anymore and may be more difficult to find information about. Here are some available encyclopedias:
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