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Genealogy Subject Guide: Library Resources

A pathfinder designed to educate people who are interested in genealogy.

Electronic Resources

America's Genealogy Bank
Remote Access (use library card number)
Quickly find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, the complete American State Papers, U.S. Serial Set, Social Security Death Index and more than 23 million obituaries.

Ancestry Library Edition
(Library use only)
A new genealogy research tool created for the library market. It provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 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.

Heritage Quest Online
Remote Access (use library card number)
Your library's resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more. An ongoing project (new content is added regularly), HeritageQuest Online will grow to encompass the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Freedman’s Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Index, and additional materials.

Print Resources - In Library Use Only


Print Resources


Informational DVDs