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Alphabetical List
of Private Claims brought before the Senate of the U.S. from March 4, 1891 to March 4, 1899 (Serial 3881)
Alphabetical List of Private Claims brought before the Senate of the U.S. from December 4, 1899 to March 4, 1903(Serial 4433)

American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress
  • Published in 1919. Listed by surname. (LC 9.2:G 28/2)
American Archives
  • 4th series, vol.1-2, 4-6, 1776
  • 5th series, vol.1-3, 1776-1783
American State Papers
Contains surnames. Covers the period of the first 14 Congresses, March 4, 1789-March 3, 1817. Shelved at the beginning of the Serial Set. Indexed in Serial Set Index and in each separate volume.
  • v.1-5 Finance
  • v.1-2 Indian Affairs
  • v.1-7 Military Affairs
  • v.2-4 Naval Affairs
  • v.1-8 Public Lands
  • v.4-6 Foreign Relations
  • v.1 Post Office - lists all active post offices in the U.S. for various years between 1789-1833)
Army List and Directory
  • Published annually, listing only officers. 1892-94, 1924-41. (W 3.10:)
Army Register
Title changed from Official Army and Air Force Register
  • 1951-76 (D 102.9:)
Checklist of American 18th Century Newspapers in the Library of Congress
  • (LC 6.2:N 42zs/3/936)
Digested Summary and Alphabetical List of Private Claims which have been presented to the House of Representatives from the 32nd to the 41st Congress
  • Published in 1873. Lists name of claimant, nature of claim, and various actions taken. (Serial 1574)
Digested Summary and Alphabetical List of Private Claims which have been presented to the House of Representatives from the 47th to the 51st Congress
  • Published in 1896. Lists name of claimant, nature of claim, and various actions taken. (Serial 3268)
Documents Index
  • Published by year and congress. 1789+. Contains surnames
General Land Office Automated Records Project
CD-ROM series that contains pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patent records.Alabama: also includes Creek Indian Treaty and Choctaw Indian Scrip. (I 53.57:Al 1B)
  • Florida (I 53.57:F 66)
  • Louisiana (I 53.57:L 93)
  • Michigan: also includes Cadastral Plat Survey index. (I 53.57:M 58)
  • Minnesota (I 53.57:M 66)
  • Mississippi: also includes Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. (I 53.57:M 69)
  • Ohio: also includes Virginia Military Warrants, Canadian Refugee and United Brethren Patents. (I 53.57:OH 3)
  • Wisconsin (I 53.57:W 75)
Geographic Names Board Gazetteers
  • Over 100 gazetteers, each providing every feature and location in the country, including latitude and longitude. Extremely complete, but does not include history or origin of place names. Does not include North or South America. (I 33.8:)
Geological Survey Bulletin 817 and 1212
  • Boundaries of the United States and several states. (I 19.3:)
Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
  • (AE 1.108:G 94/vol.)
Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America
  • by Henry P. Beers. (GS 4.6/2:C 76)
Historical Register and Dictionary of the U.S. Army from Its Organization, September 29, 1789 to March 2, 1903
  • 2 volume set. Main section of volume one is alphabetical. Other sections are arranged by units of service. Parts of volume two are alphabetical. (Serial 4535, Serial 4536)
Index to the Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
  • (GS 4.2:C 76/2/774-89)
Index to the Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
  • This set consists of five volumes. The 204 roll set of the Papers of the Continental Congress are available at the Kansas City Federal Records Center. (GS 4.2:C 76/3/774-89)
Journals of the Continental Congress, 1174-1789
  • 34 volume set. (LC 4.5:)
Letters of Delegates of Congress, 1774-1789
  • Indexed in each volume. (LC 1.34:)
List of Private Claims brought before the Senate of the U.S. from the Commencement of the 14th to the Close of the 46th Congresses
  • Published in 1881. 2 volume set. (Serial 1945, Serial 1946)
Military Operations of the Civil War
A guide-index to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861-65. (GS 4.21:)
  • v.1 Conspectus
  • v.2 Main Eastern Theater of Operations
  • v.3 Lower Seaboard Theater of Operations
  • v.4 Main Western Theater of Operations
  • v.5 Trans-Mississippi and Pacific Coast Theater of Operations
North American Datum of 1983 Map Data Conversion Tables
These tables convert the North American Datum of 1927 latitude and longitude to the current North American Datum of 1983. (I 19.3:1875)
  • A: East of 96° West longitude, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
  • B: West of 96° West longitude, and Hawaii
  • C: Alaska
Officers and Enlisted Men of the U.S. Naval Service who died during the World War
  • This pertains to World War I. (N 17.2:W 89)
Official Army and Air Force Register
Title changed from Official Army Register. Title changed to Army Register.
  • 1948-50 (M 108.8:)
Official Army Register
Includes officers only and is arranged by service unit. Published since 1831. Title changed to Official Army and Air Force Register.
  • 1887, 1890, 1893-94, 1896-99, 1908-16, 1922, 1924-47 (W 3.11:)
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
  • 33 volume set with a master index. (N 16.6:)
Record and Index of Private Claims brought before the Senate during the 59th and 60th Congresses, December 5, 1905 to March, 1909
  • (Serial 6165)
Register of Officers of the Confederate States Navy, 1861-1865
  • (N 16.2:R 26)
Statutes at Large
Indexed annually, includes bills passed for the benefit of individuals called, “Private Laws”
  • 1873-1948, vol.18-62, pt.2 (S 7.9:)
  • 1948-1983, vol. 62, pt.3-97 (GS 4.111:)
  • 1983+, vol. 98+ (AE 2.111:)
Street Directory of the Principle Cities of the U.S. embracing Letter-Carrier Offices established to April 30, 1908
  • (P 7.6:5)
Territorial Papers of the United States
28 volumes, indexed in each volume
  • (S 1.36:)
    • v.1
    • v.2-3, North West Territory
    • v.4, South West Territory
    • v.5-6, Mississippi Territory
    • v.7-8, Indiana Territory
    • v.9, Orleans Territory
    • v.10-12, Michigan Territory
    • v.12-14, Louisiana-Missouri Territory
    • v.16-17, Illinois Territory
  • (GS 4.13:)
    • v.15, Louisiana-Missouri Territory
    • v.18, Alabama Territory
    • v.19-21, Arkansas Territory
    • v.22-26, Florida Territory
    • v.27-28, Wisconsin Territory
Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal
42 volume set. War trials in Nuremberg after World War II. (M 105.2:C 86/vol.)

U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps

War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
  • 130 volume set, each indexed individually. There is a cumulative index also. Corrections and additions are indexed in individual volumes only. (W 45.5:) Also available on CD-ROM in the History and Social Sciences Department.
 
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