Go to the Search
page to find other history-related sites. For historical information related
to the Schuylkill County area, go to the Regional
page. For maps of countries, go to the Geography
and Travel page.
Last updated January 26, 2018.
General History Sites
of History Web Sites -- a guide to the best history sites on the Web;
divided into general areas, such as ancient/biblical times, medieval, 20th
-- primarily covers United States history,
with other countries as they affected the United States; very good "Today
in History" feature and biographies of individuals as well
History -- historic maps and atlases, produced
by departments of the University of Oregon
in History -- What happened today in U.S. history? hosted by the Library
Specific Subject History Sites
Additional historical information can be found in our
collection of reference e-books: from our Online
Resources page, select "Infobase Ebooks", type in your Pottsville
Library card number, and choose from a few different history topics there.
Africa and African-Americans
American Perspectives -- collection of pamphlets including sermons,
biographies, speeches, legal documents, and poetry; from the mid-1800s
to the early 1900s
Ancient Greek World -- has information on the daily life of people
back then, as well as other useful information
Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser -- Djoser's Step Pyramid is generally
considered the first tomb in Egypt to be built entirely of stone; this
site gives you a tour and information about this particular pyramid
of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869 -- "A collection
of the original writings of 49 voyagers on the Mormon, California, Oregon, and
Montana trails who wrote while traveling on the trail... Accompanying the
original diary images and their searchable transcripts are 43 contemporary maps;
seven trail guides; 82 photographs, watercolors and art sketches; four essays on
the Mormon and California trails, maps and trail guides; ... and brief
biographies of 45 of the 49 diarists."
These sites have to do with genealogy, or the
tracing of your family history. The first several sites are obviously specific
For Schuylkill County-specific sites, visit our more
County genealogy and local history page. We have several
indexes there, as well as contacts for local historical societies and links for
some church and cemetery records on the Web.
War Pennsylvania Volunteers -- transcribed records from Bates'
History of Pennsylvania Volunteers; primarily Schuylkill County volunteers
at this time, others may be added in the future
Society of Pennsylvania -- located in Philadelphia, this organization
is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, and has a sizable
collection of local and regional histories as well as ethnic and immigrant
Mining Resources from the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania --
links to online coal mining resources, mining glossary, and a list of major coal
mine accidents are just some of what this page has to offer those with coal
Social Security Death Index -- "Name index to deaths recorded by
the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962." Current to within a
few months of the present.
Freedmen's Bureau Project -- "The
Freedmen’s Bureau Project is helping African Americans reconnect with
their Civil War-era ancestors. Join us in discovering your roots, and
begin building your own family tree."
List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet -- absolutely enormous collection
of links to just about any kind of genealogy-related website you might
be looking for! Topical indexes include societies, surname associations,
records, ethnic groups, etc.
Internet Genealogy Service -- website for The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints; get started by finding the nearest Family History
Center (note: there are centers in Allentown, Reading and Harrisburg),
or make use of free online resources
Find A Grave
-- find the graves of famous people or of your ancestors! Search by date,
name or cemetery, add burial records, or visit a virtual memorial. Browse
Pennsylvania and Schuylkill County cemeteries by selecting "Search for a
cemetery" on the right side of the main page, then click on "browse by
-- Genealogy in the United Kingdom and Ireland; reference source that includes
primary materials, finding aids and guides, with links to important British