The Library of Congress Digital Collections

(Updated October 2023)

The Library of Congress’s Digital Collections are large and growing. Currently, there are 1,039 different collections. They are divided into 15 different topics (the number of collections is in brackets):

For genealogy research, three topics are quite useful, although many of them might have pertinent information that can assist us.

On the surface, Local History & Folklife, War & Military, and Geography & Places are where I started, to see what might advance my research.

The collections with many different types of maps are quite helpful and extensive.

Take a look at the list of these digital collections. You may find some real gems that can assist you in your research.  

Go to LOC Digital Collections to examine the contents.

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