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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African American Heritage homepage
African American Heritage

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

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Discovery your family's history with ancestry.com library edition
Ancestry Library Edition

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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Family Search homepage
Family Search

View many databases of records from around the world. This website is a project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Fold 3 homepage
Fold 3

Fold 3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Heritage Quest homepage
Heritage Quest

 Find information on your ancestors in U.S. census from 1790-1930, 22,000 family and local histories, 2 million genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank (1865-1874), and more.

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RootsWeb homepage
RootsWeb

The Internets oldest and largest FREE genealogical community.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps homepage
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768-pixel size. Use a city and street name or city and building’s name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.

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