Fold3 Affiliate Program
Some of you may already be familiar with Fold3 (formerly Footnote), a destination genealogy web site for military and other historical and genealogical records. In addition to military records, Fold3 has an impressive collection of other sources including a nearly complete run of Chicago city directories from 1839-1917.
City directories are a fantastic source for discovering the occupations, addresses, and surname variations of our ancestors, as well as the churches and organizations that were located in their neighborhoods. The city directories have even been OCR’d (Optical Character Recognition) which means they are searchable by keyword.
Another highlight for those of you with Chicago ancestors is the Chicago Tribune 1849-1923 .
- WW II Army Enlistment Records
- WWII Old Man’s Draft Registration Cards
- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA M804)
- Compiled service records of soldiers who served in the American Army during the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. (NARA M881)
- Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index (NARA T289)
- Social Security Death Index
- Passport Applications, 1795-1905 (NARA M1372)
- Census Records for 1860 and 1930 (99% complete)
- Homestead Records for Nebraska (57% Complete)
- Selected Naturalization indexes and documents.
- Dawes Packets (NARA M1301)
- Eastern Cherokee Applications (NARA M1104)
- Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (NARA M595)
- Guion Miller Roll NARA M685
- Dawes Enrollment Cards (NARA M1186)