Research Databases

A B C E F G H L M N O P R S T V W
List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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African American Heritage

 ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information this database contains a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

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Ancesty Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

(In-library use only) 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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Cleveland News Index and Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present.

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Fold3
Fold3

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives.

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HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (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). 

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Ohio History Connection Digital Resources

Digital collections on Ohio history. 

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Sanborn Fire Maps
Sanborn Fire Maps

A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s.

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World Book Timelines

World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. 

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