Access NewspaperARCHIVE contains tens of millions of searchable pages from over four hundred cities and towns from hundreds of newspapers dating back as far as the 1700s. The collection includes coverage from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
America's GenealogyBank includes historical newspapers, books, and documents, as well as obituaries and the Social Security Death Index, 1937-present. Some of the newspapers and books included date back to the 1600s.
This is a collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices published since 1980 (exact dates covered vary by newspaper). You can search by name of the deceased, date range, or specific text, such as residence, occupation, hobbies, family members, or other personal information contained in the obituary or death notice.
The American Civil War Research Database is for researching the individuals, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War. The database contains indexed, searchable information on over four million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with fifteen thousand photographs.
Research your family history with this enhanced library version of Ancestry.com. Search the US Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Explore city directories, the Social Security Death Index, and more.
Search holdings information from thousands of archival collections across the United States as well as throughout Great Britain and Ireland. You can read a description of a repository's holdings to determine whether a collection contains material useful to your research, as well as find the information you need to contact the repository directly.
This collection is a mixture of issues and papers from Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama ranging from 1861-1865. These newspapers "recorded the real and true history of public opinion during the war. In their columns is to be found the only really correct and indicative map of busy life, its fluctuations and its vast concerns in the South, during her days of darkness and of trial."
Travel back in time with this historical collection of fire insurance maps created between 1867 and 1970. You'll find maps for more than twelve thousand American cities and towns. Check to see if maps are available for your hometown, or take a peek at the cities of your ancestors!
Fold3 provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. Fold3’s social networking aspect allows you to combine original historical documents and records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.
Genealogy Connect is designed specifically to empower researchers by instructing users in proper research methods, helping them organize, and defining goals to build the best possible family tree. Genealogy Connect features a wide range of full-text, comprehensive references which are fully-searchable. All titles can be listened to online, downloaded as MP3s, or downloaded as PDFs to a compatible eReader. Genealogy Connect makes it easy for users to access genealogical content and discover the information most meaningful to their research.
The Gerritsen Collection is a women's history collection of periodicals, books, pamphlets, and more. Much of this collection is primary source material otherwise available only in a few rare book rooms around the world.
Search thousands of family and local history books and the complete US Federal Census from 1790 to 1930. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, ethnicity, and more. HeritageQuest Online also includes Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank, and the PERSI periodical index.
Historic Map Works is a full-color digital collection of historic maps. The core of the collection consists of over one hundred thousand land ownership maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several hundred years. In addition, there are thousands of pages of illustrations and over one thousand city directories related to the maps. Antiquarian maps covering the world from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries are included, as well.
Historical Newspapers includes the following: New York Times 1851-2008, Wall Street Journal 1889-1994, Washington Post 1877-1995, Christian Science Monitor 1908-1998, Los Angeles Times 1881-1988, Chicago Tribune 1849-1988, Chicago Defender 1910-1975, Hartford Courant 1764-1986, Atlanta Daily World 1931-2003, Boston Globe 1872-1927, Los Angeles Sentinel 1934-2005, New York Amsterdam News 1922-1993, and the Pittsburg Courier 1911-2005.
Irish Newspaper Archives includes titles such as the Irish Independent (1905 - current), Sunday Independent, The Freeman's Journal, the Nation and many of Ireland's leading regional newspapers.
This collection contains full runs of newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth-century Britain. It includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands and Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
This historical resource includes digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of nineteenth-century U.S. newspapers. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement, and illustration.
ProQuest Obituaries offers more than 10 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from historical archives of national newspapers dating back to 1851.
This database includes the Ferrar Papers, 1590-1790, from Magdalene College, Cambridge. It documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624; the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas; trade between Britain and America; the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia; tensions amongst the colonists; and of early relations with Native Americans.