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Genealogy Research Materials

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Use at Home? No

Description: With over 1.2 billion records, AncestryPlus is one of the most comprehensive online databases of genealogical and local history research available. (Blank charts & forms)

 

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FamilySearch

Family Search Affiliate Library

Use at Home? No

Description: Gain access to over 350 million restricted images when you log into your free FamilySearch account inside the library.

 

From home you can still log in to access FamilySearch’s free resources.

 

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Fold3

Fold3

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

 

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ProQuest HeritageQuest Powered by Ancestry Distributed by ProQuest

HeritageQuest

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Includes genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials, including PERSI. An ongoing project, this database continues to grow and includes materials from all over the world.

 

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Historic Map Works: Residential Genealogy

Historic Map Works

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This high quality, full color digital collection of historic maps is one of the most extensive available. The core of the collection consists of over 1.5 million maps of the United States and the world.

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MyHeritage

MyHeritage Library Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind, including:

  • More than 6 billion historical ​records from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and other region
  • The full USA federal census (1790-1940) with images
  • Census of England and Wales (1841-1901) with images
  • Military records, immigration records and passenger lists
  • Citizenship & naturalization records
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NewspaperArchive

NewspaperArchive

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Locate obituaries, and other news stories in full page views of historical newspapers from across the world dating from 1607.

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Newspapers.com by Ancestry

Newspapers.com

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Locate obituaries, and other news stories in full page views of historical newspapers from across the world dating from 1690.

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ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Sanborn Maps – Illinois Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore Illinois’s rich and diverse building history.

 

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