This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the local community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people. Subjects include religion, clubs and lodges, reunions, women, men, seniors, kids, teens, activism, alternative sexuality, genealogy, and personal home pages.
Submissions to this category should focus on the communities of the United States.

If your site is not national in focus, please submit to the appropriate region, state, or local category.

If your site focuses on a specific community, please submit to the appropriate category.

Animal welfare organizations are concerned with the humane treatment of animals.
This category lists animal welfare organizations based in the United States.

Rescues and shelter organizations should be submitted to Society/Organizations/Animal Welfare/Rescues and Shelters.

Please submit the site''s main URL and include a brief description of the features and content of the site.

@links to regional subcats
State @links
National humanitarian organizations involved in providing aid such as provision of food, shelter, medical relief, disaster relief, and training for these services.
National listings may be listed twice, once here, and once in a sub-category of Humanitarian . Please submit state sites to the By State listings which may be found Here.
This category, Chats and Forums, lists useful and unique sites that offer discussion forums and chat rooms that discuss the entire nation, its issues and society.
DO NOT submit sites related to a single local community, region or metro area within the country. Redirect these submissions to their respective area.

DO submit sites with unique and useful content. Describe the site contents found on the site; for this category that could mean how many discussion forums, whether or not it''s a members-only forum, does the site contain surveys and polls.

Listing sites for non-profit, non-governmental organizations offering membership based on a common interest, purpose, history or location. Examples include Masonic Lodges and the Rotary Club. Please note, clubs associated with any particular activity or interest are listed by the topic.
Sites pertaining to those in the US from particular ethnic origins.
This category includes links to national-level sites and nation-wide subcategories related to expatriates in the United States. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary Expatriate, pronounced ek-'spA-trE-"At means:
  1. to withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one's native country
  2. intransitive senses : to leave one's native country to live elsewhere; also : to renounce allegiance to one's native country
In this case, this category would serve as a directory of sites and categories related to people currently living in the United States that are native to another country. If you wish to submit a site for consideration that is focused on life in another country for an American native, then please re-direct the submission to Society: People: Expatriates: American.
If the site is not a site with national relevance for expatriates living in the US, please submit to the proper category.

Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent the site from being listed in the directory.

Submission Tips:

  1. Please review all sub-categories to ensure the site being submitted for consideration is in the best possible category.
  2. When writing the site''s title, please ensure it is the same as the organization.
  3. When writing the site''s description, please tell what the site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
Thank-you for your cooperation.
Reference category to gay, lesbian, and bisexual organizations, services, and communities in the United States.
This category is a reference category only. It refers users to more specific GLB topics. No URLs are listed.
This category is for sites with information about genealogy in all of the United States of America.
All sites must comply with ODP guidelines.
Immigration information, relating to the United States.
Law firm and service provider sites will not ordinarily be listed in this category, unless they provide substantial free legal information about the immigration process. There are subcategories for consultants and services -- however, attorneys are properly indexed in Society/Law/Attorneys_and_Law_Firms/Immigration.
Includes links to a variety of variety of social issues that face the residents of the United States.
Includes sites that cover social issues in the United States.

Sites that a greater area than the United States should be submitted to the Society: Issues category.

This site contains unions which ONLY organize in the United States.


This category contains links to national-level sites and nationwide categories of focus for men in the United States. Please note that many organizations in various categories, for example Society: Organizations contain groups that are predominantly male; however, this category may only contain @linked subcategories and sites, which are solely focused on men and their interests within American society and culture.
This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the United States military community: its people, and resources and institutions that serve military and former-military personnel and family. This category contains links to sites related to military interest groups, organizations, and personal pages. Sites may include but are not limited to:
  • Veterans groups, organizations and associations
  • Personal pages centered around military life
  • POW-MIA organizations
  • American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League, and similar groups
No sites will be accepted in this category. Please submit directly to the appropriate state.
International sites to Society/Organizations/Fraternal, please.
Sites relating to American patriotism.
No personal pages will be listed in this category. Please submit your site to your state or locality.
This category is for sites related to the political system of the United States of America.
Very few sites will be listed at this category level. Find the most specific category relevant to your site and submit there.
This category includes links to @linked categories and national level sites related to personal relationships.
Sites submitted here must be of nationwide interest.
This category contains links to @linked state-level 'Reunions' categories and national-level sites links related to reunions between people. Reunions and Alumni sites related to high school or college reunions are placed within the local Localities: [Locality Name]: Education: Reunions and Alumni category or next higher level, and not at this national level.
Please do NOT submit sites related to local high school reunions, these sites should be submitted to the specific Localities: [Locality Name]: Education: Reunions and Alumni category or next higher level
This category includes links to national-level sites and nationwide categories related to senior citizens and people over the age of 50 years old.
Please submit sites that offer unique and useful information for seniors on a national level.

Please include details of what can be found on the site itself, such as mailing list, events calendar, and/or a photo gallery.

Transgendered individuals are those who have a gender (a mental measure of masculinity, femininity, or something else entirely) which does not match their sex (being physically male or female). This category includes resources for transgendered individuals, and information about transgenderism in the United States.
Only submissions offering information on more than one region or state will be considered for this category. This may include regional guides, organizations, some events and conferences, and online communities.

If your site is specific to a city, please submit to the most appropriate subcategory within the local category.

Resources for women, about women, and most often provided by women within the United States of America. Women in business, women's groups, clubs and societies, women who want to chat, women's email lists and magazines, women's spirituality and issues and culture are found here. This category mainly serves as a "link farm" for American categories related to women located in Society/People/Women and other 'topical' branches, and associated state-level categories.

For quicker placement in the directory please follow these Submission Tips:

Title: Name of Business or Organization

Description: This describes the website and should note distinguishing features found on the site without the use of hype, personal pronouns, or repetitive terms.

Personal homepages of women will not be listed here, and should be submitted to the appropriate letter category in Society: People: Personal Homepages. Note that some identity groups (listed at the top of this category) have Personal_Pages categories, which may also be appropriate for such pages.

Sites primarily offering products for sale will not be listed here, and should be submitted to the most appropriate category in Shopping, subject to normal submission guidelines.