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Genealogy of Hood River County, Oregon - A searchable database of Hood River County surnames. The site is updated often as new information arrives.
Ancestry - Has a great variety of searchable databases which include census records, military records, vital records (births, deaths and marriages), periodicals, and lineages submitted to organizations such as the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution. Most of this site's information requires a subscription, but the WorldConnect data base is still free.
familysearch.org Another large database like Ancestry.com, but without the cost.
Hood River County Message Board -  Post and search this query system for information about your Hood River County ancestors. Houses message from the former GenConnect system for Hood River County.
GenForum - A query system with many surname and county boards to search. If you can't find one for your surname, you can request one be created. A Hood River County board exists.
War Chart - This a chart listing all the wars involving the United States throughout the centuries. It would be beneficial to print this out and use it as a reference guide when looking for military records.
Revolutionary War Pension Record Index - A wonderful database to search for veterans of the Revolutionary War. 
Union Regiments - You can start at the  Civil War Archives home page , but if you want to jump right to the Union records for a specific state you can use the links below. These pages give you a history of the regiments' movements and battles and some will even have roster information.
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Cemeteries, Wills, Deeds and Probate
Interment in the United States - Far from complete, but a good start.
Library of Virginia's Wills and Administrations - A searchable database of Virginia wills and other documents.
Land Records
Bureau of Land Management - Searchable database to find land patents originally issued by the US Government. Downloadable images of the actual document exist for many of the patents. If these patents were later sold you will need to look up the land records in the county in which the land is located.
GNIS - Search for place names; categorized by populated places, cemeteries, rivers, hills, etc. Find where they are located. 
NSDAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) - Once you have established that one of your ancestors participated in the American Revolution (on the side of the US, of course), you can request membership at this web site. Be prepared to show documentation of your lineage.
Links and More Links!
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Bunches and bunches of links to everything imaginable relating to genealogy! A must see! 
Cyndi Howells' Oregon Links Page - Cindy's links specific to Oregon.
A Resource Page for Genealogical Research in Hood River County, Oregon - Some overlap with these pages, but also some additional links for Hood River and Oregon research. (8/8/2013 This page has not had maintenance since 2002)

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If you find any broken links, please use the contact page to notify me. I've tried to reduce the redundant or dead links, but I always miss something