Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Historic photo of four African-Americans standing around an early model car.

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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Discover your family's history Ancestry library edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your genealogy using historical records. 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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Mount Rushmore

Biography Reference Bank

Access biographical information on more than 335,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines.

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A group of World War I soldiers waiting at a train station.


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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Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.

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Part of a Sanborn Fire Insurance Map

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods. Study the growth of towns and cities, and the impact of new development.

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World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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