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Southern Cities

Alabama

Birmingham

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on one of this nation's most significant journeys by capturing the spirit and courage of countless individuals who, during the 1950's and 1960's, dared to confront the bigotry and racial discrimination of American society.

Mobile
Mobile Genealogical Society
Links to research and historic resources in and around Mobile, AL.

Montgomery
Montgomery Genealogical Society
Montgomery County was established before Alabama became a state in 1819. Here one of the early public land offices continued until 1927, long after other state land offices had closed. Since this is the state capitol location, it is one of the most important areas of research for families of central and south Alabama. The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), the first state archives in the nation, was established here in 1901 and contains a wealth of genealogical records not found elsewhere.

Florida

Jacksonville
Mandarin Museum and Historic Society
The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit educational and research institution operated for the benefit of the community.

Miami
Historic Museum of Southern Florida
The Historical Museum is one of the largest private, regional history museums in the country, recognized for excellence in programming and management by the Florida Department of State and national museum services organizations.

Pensacola
Pensacola Historical Society
The Mission of the Pensacola Historical Society is to promote and preserve Pensacola's history through publicly accessible research archives, catalogued collections, publications, public education programs.

Georgia

Atlanta
Atlanta History Center
Among other things the Atlanta History Center restores antique buildings for visitors to tour. The website gives information on exhibits, historic homes and gardens, and special programs. The website also provides a search engine to locate information contained in the Atlanta History Centerís archives.

Augusta
The Augusta Genealogical Society
The Augusta Genealogical Society (AGS) is a non-profit organization. It was founded in Augusta, Georgia in September 1979, by 84 charter members and now has well over 1500 members in 44 states as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, Singapore, Germany and Ireland. AGS maintains a genealogical library, publishes a newsletter and journal, presents monthly lectures and semi-annual "Footprints" methodology seminars, co-sponsors semi-annual seminars with Augusta State University, and specializes in cemetery surveys.

Columbus
Port Columbus
This is the website for the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia. It contains information on museum exhibits, and on the naval history of the Civil War in general.

Kentucky

Louisville
Louisville History
This site from the University of Louisville Ekstrom Library Government Publications provides an eclectic list of links to sites on the history of Louisville, Kentucky.

Louisiana

Lafayette
Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission - Histoy of Lafayette
This official website presents the history of Acadiana and Lafayette as well as other historical and cultural information.

New Orleans - History and Heritage
New Orleans Online's listing of museums, homes and buildings, neighborhoods and more.

North Carolina

Greensboro
Greensboro Historical Museum
This website deals mainly with information on the museum itself. However, under the links section there is a brief history of Greensboro and of Guilford County. There are also links to sites dealing with the subject. The Greensboro Historical Museum is operated by the City of Greensboro and Greensboro Historical Museum Inc.

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill
Historic Preservation Society of Durham
Preservation Durham's mission is to preserve the history, architecture, and cultural heritage of Durham and Durham County and to serve as an institution for the education of citizens through the promotion and appreciation of this heritage.

The Chapel Hll Historical Society
Society preserves the history of Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina. Find details on membership, publications and upcoming events.

Winston-Salem
Old Salem Online
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is America's most comprehensive history attraction. Our four museums - the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), the Old Salem Children's Museum, and the Old Salem Toy Museum - engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.

South Carolina

Charleston
Charleston Museum
America's first museum, The Charleston Museum was founded in 1773. The museum preserves and interprets the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina coastal region. Objects of historic, archaeological, and scientific records available.

Historic Charleston's Religious and Community Building
Historic Charleston's Religious and Community Buildings offers numerous ways to discover the historic properties that played important roles in the establishment of Charleston's civic, cultural, and spiritual community. Each property features a brief description of the site's significance, color and historic photographs, and public accessibility information.

Greenville
Greenville Historical Society
The Greenville Historical Society works to collect and preserve those documents, records and other materials which comprise the history of Greenville County and the surrounding area.

Piedmont Historical Society
The Piedmont Historical Society was founded in 1978 and chartered in 1981 under the laws of the State of South Carolina for the purpose of collecting, preserving and publishing historical and genealogy records of upstate South Carolina and other areas of the state.

Tennessee

Memphis
Memphis History
This is the official site for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, which includes a brief history of the city.

Smokey Mountains
Smokey Mountain Historic Society
The mission of this Society is to perpetuate the cultural and genealogical studies and histories of the Tennessee Counties of Blount, Cocke and Sevier; to promote a sense of pride through our heritage and connections associated with the Great Smoky Mountains.

Texas

Austin
Austin Genealogical Society
The purposes of the AGS are to investigate, collect, record, publish, and deposit in libraries and archives the genealogical and historical materials of Texas, especially those items pertaining to the City of Austin, Travis County, and the adjoining counties, and to educate members in the use of these and other reference materials in preparing and publishing genealogical material and family lineages.

Texas State Historical Association
Organized on March 2, 1897, the Texas State Historical Association is the oldest learned society in the state. Its mission is to foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas and by example and through programs and activities encourage and promote research, preservation, and publication of historical material affecting the state of Texas.

Dallas
Dallas Historical Society
The Society was founded on March 31, 1922, by 101 citizens. It is a non-profit corporation, chartered by the State of Texas. Its objectives are to institute and encourage historical inquiry, to collect, preserve, and exhibit the materials of history, and to spread historical information, especially concerning the city and county of Dallas and North Texas.

Dallas Jewish Historical Society
The Dallas Jewish Historical Society (DJHS) is an independent communal service organization dedicated to the preservation of Dallas Jewish history and to the cultivation of research and educational programming in Jewish history and culture.

San Antonio
San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau: History and Heritige
This official website presents many interesting local links as well as information about city history, current events, and city services. It also contains links to local museums.

Virginia

Jamestown
Jamestown Rediscovery
This is the website for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities' (APVA) Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological project. The project is investigating the remains of 1607-1698 Jamestown on the APVA property on Jamestown Island, Virginia. The site includes photos of the excavation, a historical overview, publication information and a section on Pocahontas.

Virtual Jamestown
The Virtual Jamestown Archive is a digital research, teaching and learning project that explores the legacies of the Jamestown settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.

Norfolk
The City of Norfolk, Virginia
This is the official website of the city of Norfolk. It contains many interesting local links as well as information about city history, current events, and city services.

Richmond
Civil War Richmond
Here you will find information regarding many varied facets of life inside the Confederate Capital - because there is so much information regarding the hospitals and prisons in Richmond, these have been given their own sections - the "other sites" section deals with other important topics, including: battery defenses, cemeteries, industry, and civilian activity. This site has been created and maintained by Michael D. Gorman.

Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg
Step back in time by visiting the restored eighteenth century-capital of Virginia, including a tour, history, an events calendar and an orientation.