Research Databases

A B C D E F G H L M N O P R S T V W
List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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American Ancestors: New England Ancestors (In House Use Only)

Resources and databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Offers full text access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register from 1847 to 1994, genealogies, vital records of many New England towns, military records, and church records. Updated weekly.

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Ancestry Library Edition

(In-library use only) U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Cleveland Necrology File and Cleveland News Index

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database.

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Fold3 Library Edition

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

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HeritageQuest Online

Locate the U.S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), a digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, records from the Revolutionary War era, Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

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landing page R.B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index
R. B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index

This index covers obituaries, death notices, and probate notices from more than 60 partners across Ohio.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1867-1970

Features detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. An excellent resource for local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

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Wayne County, Ohio Online Resource Center

Access to research databases, genealogy and local history information, guides, events and more.

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