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Hi, My name is Vickie and to tell you a little bit about myself, I was born and raised in Kentucky and the majority of my ancestors have been in Kentucky since the 1790’s. I have always loved history, a good mystery and puzzles and that is what Family History Research is all about. As a child we would take day trips on Saturdays and head down some dirt road looking for old cemeteries. A lot of the time we weren't looking for anyone in particular, we just like to read the epitaphs. We would have a picnic lunch packed and have lunch at whatever cemetery we were at. If the weather was bad my Dad and I would go to a court house and dig through old records in musty old basements looking for our ancestors. So as you can see I have had an interest in Family History for quite some time.View my complete profile

State Archives or similar state and private repositories

"A Family Tree can wither if nobody tends its roots."


The following are State Archives or similar state and private repositories that have quite a bit of mainly FREE family history type information in them.

As I find more databases with these kinds of records I will include them on this list.

If ever a link stops working please let me know so that I can fix it.







Utah State Archives

Vermont Historical Society

Virginia State Library

Washington State Archives

West Virginia State Archives

State Motto's

Alabama - We Dare Defend Our Rights
Alaska - North to the Future
Arizona - God Enriches
Arkansas - The People Rule
California - I Have Found It
Colorado - Nothing Without Providence
Connecticut - He who Transplanted Sustains
Delaware - Liberty & Independence
Florida - In God We Trust
Georgia - Wisdom, Justice & Moderation
Hawaii - The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness
Idaho - Let it be Perpetual
Illinois - State Sovereignty National Union
Indiana - The Crossroads of America
Iowa - Our Liberties we Prize and Our Rights we Will Maintain
Kansas - To the Stars through Adversity
Kentucky - United We Stand, Divided We Fall, Let us Be grateful to God
Louisiana - Union, Justice & Confidence
Maine - I Direct
Maryland - Manly Deeds, Womanly Words
Massachusetts - By the Sword we Seek Peace, but Peace only Under Liberty
Michigan - If you Seek a Pleasant Peninsula look around you, I will be Defended
Minnesota - The Star of the North
Mississippi - By Valor and Arms
Missouri - The Welfare of the People is the Highest law
Montana - Gold & Silver
Nebraska - Equality before the Law
Nevada - All for Our Country
New Hampshire - Live Free or Die
New Jersey - Liberty & Prosperity
New Mexico - It Grows as it Goes
New York - Ever, Upward!
North Carolina - To Be Rather then to Seem
North Dakota - Liberty & Union, Now & Forever, One & Inseparable
Ohio - With God All things are Possible
Oklahoma - Labor Conquers all Things
Oregon - She Flies with her Own Wings
Pennsylvania - Freedom, Liberty & Independence
Rhode Island - Hope
South Carolina - While I Breathe, I Hope
South Dakota - Under God, the People Rule
Tennessee - Agriculture & Commerce
Texas - Friendship
Utah - Industry
Vermont - Freedom & United
Virginia - Thus Always to Tyrants
Washington - By & By
West Virginia - Mountaineers are Always Free
Wisconsin - Forward
Wyoming - Equal Rights

Washington DC - Justice for All

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