Southern Statesbook.gif (4544 bytes)

Alabama State Archives
The mission of the Alabama Department of Archives and History is to ensure the preservation of Alabama’s historical records and artifacts and to promote a better understanding of Alabama history. In carrying out this mission, the department has a set of core tasks it has managed since 1901. Through this work, the Archives has gathered and seeks to preserve a massive collection of records and artifacts reflecting the history of Alabama.
Florida Bureau of Historic Preservation
The Bureau of Historic Preservation conducts historic preservation programs aimed at identifying, evaluating, preserving and interpreting the historic resources of the state. The Bureau also receives federal funding from the Historic Preservation Fund through the National Park Service and has certain responsibilities under federal law.
Georgia Department of Archives and History
Annually, 20,000 people visit the Ben W. Fortson Archives and Records Building to conduct research into the Department's massive unpublished and published records holdings. Family historians, attorneys, academics, archaeologists or virtually anyone else with an interest in Georgia's past may be found among the Department's users. A general description of our holdings and collections is available online. To begin your family history search, we suggest viewing our brochure Documenting Family History in Georgia.
Kentucky State Archives
The Kentucky State Archives is the central repository for the permanent public records of Kentucky state government and many of the Commonwealth's local governments and judicial offices. The collection of private materials is generally left to other repositories. Holdings consist of approximately 95,000 cubic feet of original materials and 45,000 rolls of microfilm.

The Archives Research Room, located on the first floor of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives building, provides access to these archival resources, as well as to state government agency publications, county histories, microfilmed federal records, and other materials relevant to the Commonwealth's past and present.
Archives of Maryland On-Line
The Maryland State Archives publication series, Archives of Maryland Online, will be providing access to over one million historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government. Online access to this information at the Archives' web site enables users to research quickly and easily such topics as Maryland's constitutions and constitutional conventions' proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors' papers, and military records. Through this project, the Archives is making accessible in electronic form and preserving for future generations records that are scattered among a number of repositories and that often exist only on rapidly disintegrating paper.

The Information Technology Fund of the State of Maryland provided initial funding for the online Archives of Maryland. Additional funding comes from annual appropriations and private contributions.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, established in 1902, is the second oldest department of archives and history in the United States. Today the
Department administers the following major public programs: state archives and library, museums and historic sites, historic preservation programs, public records management, and publication programs.
State Archives of North Carolina
The primary functions of the branch include collecting, preserving, and making available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to North Carolina. Its holdings consist of official records of state, county, and local governmental units, and copies of federal and foreign government materials. In addition to these official records are private collections, maps, pamphlets, sound recordings, photographs, motion picture film, and a small reference library. In all,
the Archives houses over 50,000 linear feet of permanently valuable materials containing millions of individual items.

Materials in the State Archives constitute by far the most valuable assembly of manuscript records and North Caroliniana in existence. Most of the records housed in the Archives are available for use only in the Search Room. A limited amount of
indexed material can be searched for mail inquiries. 
South Carolina State Archives
We will preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of South Carolina by becoming the primary source of information about the state's history and historic resources. Staff and management dedication to facility, client service, and process improvements will allow us to achieve and maintain this position.
Tennesee State Library and Archives
Tennesee state library and archives covers Tennessee History and Genealogy.   Resources include Online Catalog, County Records, TN Place Names & Maps, Services Provided by Mail, Census Records, TN Bibliographies, Vital Records, Indexes to Records, TSLA Photos & Images, Military Records, TN Newspapers, and other information.
Digital Library of Virginia
The Library of Virginia's Digital Library Program (DLP) is an internationally recognized effort to preserve, digitize, and provide access to significant archival and library collections. The DLP transfers rare and unique Virginia materials into an integrated, user-friendly electronic research environment. Since its inception in 1995, the Program has digitized more than 2.2 million original documents, photographs, and maps, and produced more than 80 fully-searchable databases, indexes, and electronic finding aids.
West Virginia State Archives

The Library has extensive holdings of primary and secondary resources supporting family and local historical research. A listing of resources as they relate to West Virginia includes: Reference Sources, Primary State Records, Some vital statistics, including death certificates (1917-1970) and delayed and regular birth certificates (c. 1880-1919) are available. Also included are Census Records and  Military Records. 

There is a limited interlibrary loan service.  Books will be loaned to West Virginia public, college and university libraries, for use in their facility, if more than one durable copy is in the Library's collection. Other materials are not loaned because of their constant use in the Library. Interlibrary loan requests for books from other libraries are processed by the Archives and History Library for use in the
Library.

Return to Archives Main Page

Home | News | Shopping | Forum | Contact Us

2000 Belle Data, LLC