Biography & History

Biography and History  
 
African-American  & Hispanic History

African-American Experience in Ohio  This digital collection of historical documents is part of American Memory,  an online resource of the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program brought to you with the assistance of an award from the Library of Congress/Ameritech National Digital Library Competition  This site provides an overview of Ohio's African-American experiences during the time period 1850-1920 in the words of the those who lived during the era..

Black History Teaching Resources Monitored by the Smithsonian Institution, this resource guide allows visitors to explore biographies, portraits and other subjects of history on African-American history.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers  The King Papers Project produces a comprehensive multi-volume collection of King's most important correspondence, sermons, publications, speeches, unpublished manuscripts, and other materials. 

 

American History

100 Milestone Documents of American History   A collection of the major documents of American history from The National Archives including standard documents such as The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and The Gettysburg Address.  In addition to a scanned copy of the original document, this web site also provides information on the development of the material.

Historic Places and Preservation Historic preservation, National Register of Historic Places, The White House, historic landmarks and more. Check it out!

American Memory   Digital access to historic documents, photos,maps, audio, and video from the Library of Congress'  vast collection.

Smithonsian's History and Culture  Search the Smithsonian's vast collection of materials on U.S. History and Culture.

Presidential Libraries  Presidential libraries allow us to glimpse into the life and work of U.S.Presidents.  Learn about how the government operated and how the presidents worked with political parties, foreign dignitaries and much more.

 

Ancient History

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook     What's  the difference between the Hellenic and Hellnistic eras? What did the Romans do for Western Civilization?  Who were the early Christian Fathers? Check out this site for more information.

Roman Emperors  This is an online encyclopedia of the rulers of the Roman Empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeolgus (1449-1453).  What were the contributions of Marcus Aurelius?  What happened during Nero's reign? Start here.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World  This site connects the user to links for The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and more.

 

Biography

 Biography Reference Bank  Offering the in-depth, original profiles of Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators, this database contains biographical full text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals—providing the most current coverage of an individual’s life and work.

 Biography and Genealogy Master Index   The Biography and Genealogy Master Index was begun in the 1970s to index these names to aid researchers. The text has been updated periodically since the first edition appeared in 1980, most recently in 2008. The index concentrates heavily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition to providing the individual's name, birth, and death dates (where available), the source document is included. Sources for this index vary from Who's Who of American Women and National Cyclopedia to American Biography to Directory of American Scholars and American Black Writers. This database is an essential tool for locating persons who appeared in a "Who's Who" publication in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Genealogy 

Akron Beacon Journal  Full text access to all content from 1984 to present.
 

Ancestry Library Edition   provides easy access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search. Coverage focuses primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, although other areas are covered. Databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1940), vital, church, court, and immigration records. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage BooksSocial Security Death Index(updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration CardsFederal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Databases are updated continuously as new information becomes available.  (IN LIBRARY USE ONLY- MUST BE A LIBRARY CARD HOLDER)

Cyndi's List is a large comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Findagrave is a simple to use and constantly growing database of cemetery, grave, and burial records.  

​HeritageQuest Online  HeritageQuest features the U.S. Census, 1790-1940 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), 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).

Mocavo is a genealogy focused search engine, with other features like the ability to save searches, build a family tree, and more.  Some features are available in the free version.  

Ohio History Connection Research Guides and Searchable Databases  This collection of searchable databases (many of which were created under the Ohio Vital Information for Libraries Center, a grant-funded project of OHS supported by the State Library of Ohio and OPLIN) includes: Online Documents, Online Research Tools, Online Services, and On-location Services.

SharedTree This free site offers open-source family tree sharing.  

WeRelate is the world largest genealogy wiki.  This is a free site.  
 

Hispanic and Indigenous Peoples History

Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Center  This site includes over 50 biographies, a five-century-long historical timeline and an assortment of activities including a culture quiz.

Native American History   Updated by the University of Washington, this site provides access to primary and secondary resources on Native Americans.

Native American Home Pages  This site has links to the many specific Indian Nations and tribes.  Updated regularly. 

NARA- Indians/Native Americans   This guide, from the National Archives, provides guides to the microfilm and paper resources at NARA as well as links to digital sources.

 

Medieval History

Internet Medieval Sourcebook  Links to the various phases of the Middle Ages.  Research the Celts, the Crusades and the Medieval Church. All things medieval.

 

Ohio History

Ohio Battle Flags  Sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, this site explores the history of Ohio's battle flags.  Learn about the preservation campaign to save the battle flags and how you can help.

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio History Central Encyclopedia  Sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, this is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history prehistory and 'modern' history.  Each section contains helpful information, maps, timelines and images.  Links to related resources are available, too.

Ohio Social Studies Resource Center  The Ohio Social Studies Resource Center (OSSRC)  exists to enhance teaching and learning through the identification and posting of quality web-based resources that promote best teaching practices.  This site will help home schoolers and traditional teachers alike.

Barberton Historical Society

 

World History

World History

World History Info Please
 

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