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Research Subjects  >  Genealogy


Ancestry Library (Available from within the library only)
    This is a resource that both the beginner and the advanced researcher can use to explore history and their own family’s history. It includes coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., plus record collections from Canada and other areas. It contains more than 4,000 databases. The overall dates of coverage are 1300 to the present. Available within the library only due to licensing issues.

Learn more about how to use Ancestry Library.

Gale Genealogy Connect
    Connect with your past and discover your family's history with this collection from the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

HeritageQuest Online
    This is a collection of material for both genealogical hobbyists and professionals with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. You can search for family names and localities to find ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Included are nearly 8,000 family histories, 12,000+ local histories, more than 250 primary source documents (tax lists, city directories, probate records, etc.), over 25,000 titles (ex.: Periodical Source Index [PSI], Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman Bank Records ), important resources for African-American genealogical research, plus more than 20 million images (digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records (1790 to 1930). The overall dates of coverage are 1700 to the present.

    Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of thousands of national, international, state and local newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.

ProQuest / Gannett Super Newsstand
    The combined ProQuest / Gannett Super Newsstand is a thoroughly indexed newspaper database, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.