Research Databases

Research Databases

African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Akron Beacon Journal  Full text access to all content from 1997 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 Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal 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)

Fold3 provides access to over 440 million historical U.S. military records and unique military content 

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).

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.

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