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.
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. (in library use only)
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.
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 Fold3’s social networking aspect allows you to combine original historical documents and records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served. (in library use only)
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.
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.
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.