Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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African American Heritage

Search essential historical records for African Americans.

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Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)

Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more of individuals from all over the world.

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Biography Reference Bank

Find biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals: both living and deceased.

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Chronicling America

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.  Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

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Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America

This is a free, national digital library that provides a single point of access to cultural heritage materials from more than 4,000 libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.  Search more than 37 million images, videos, texts, and sounds.

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Access U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

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Heritage Quest

With more than 4.4 billion records, this database delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources - with coverage dating back to the 1700s - that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past.

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Ohio Memory

Established in 2000, Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio.  Explore digital content from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio's counties!  Ohio Memory contains over 700,000 digital images from a variety of primary source image types.

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Ohio Obituary Index (Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center)

Access an index of over 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices, and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.  Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Explore over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

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Union Township Cemeteries

Find a list of cemeteries with maps and records, cemetery rates, the foundation schedule, and conditions & rules of cemeteries.

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