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Genealogy

Databases

Ancestry Library Edition: A genealogy research tool created for the library market. It provides researchers with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4000 databases, "Ancestry Library Edition" includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day. (Access only available in library branches).

Gale Genealogy Connect: Sourced from the publications of Genealogical.com, parent company for Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company, Gale Genealogy Connect features access to reference works that were formerly only available by print or CD-ROM on a standalone eBook platform. The content covers a wide range of topics such as Colonial & Revolutionary, Immigration, and Native American ancestry. Library card needed for home access.

HeritageQuest: HeritageQuest is used to conduct genealogical and historical research. U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. (Home access requires a library card).

Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944): Use the index information to help in obtaining a copy of particular death certificates.

Ohio Historical Society Searchable Databases: Provides a collection of databases from the Ohio Vital Information for Libraries Center. Includes: Civil War Documents, Death Certificates Index, Fundamental Documents, Historical Organizations, African American Experience in Ohio: 1850-1920, Primary Resources for Teachers, and Newspaper Index.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922): The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841 - 1922) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Large scale street plans including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867-1970. Locate buildings and neighborhoods. See a neighborhood as it was. Study the growth of towns and cities. Identify the impact of new developments.

Websites

Nationwide Gravesite Locator: Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

BMD Registers UK: Birth, baptism, marriage, burial, and death records from the UK.

WWI British Army Records: Search the only online collection of these important military records right here.There are 27 million images, relating to 2.8 million British soldiers – although the record is sadly incomplete due to bombing, if your ancestors’ record has survived, this is where you’ll find them.

Library Resources

Request genealogical information: Ask reference staff a genealogical question.

Genealogy: Items from our collection.

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