Research Databases

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

This digital resource is exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Also includes exclusive access to AfriGeneas and an updated, online edition of the book Black Genesis.

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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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Biography Reference Bank (EBSCOhost)

Find biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. Search by time period, profession, place of origin, and birth and death dates.

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Digital Shoebox Project

A digital collection of historical documents, photos, and more for Southeastern Ohio.

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Fold3 provides access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives. 

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Genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. Includes federal census, local and family histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and links to the US Congressional Serial Set. 

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Little Cities of Black Diamonds

A website dedicated to keeping the traditions and stories alive of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Region through history, culture, and the environment. 

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Newspaper Archive


Explore millions of newspaper articles, all searchable, in one of the largest newspaper databases in the world.

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Ohio Death Records Index Search

Search for death records issued in the State of Ohio in this index. 

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Ohio History Central

Explore Ohio history through stories, photos, videos, and events. 

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Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

The collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 365 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

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Ohio Obituary Index

Search and order obituaries, access the list of indexed newspapers, as well as other indexed sources. 

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Perry County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Access publications and submit genealogical requests specifically for Perry County, Ohio through their chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. 

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. 

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World Book Timelines

View timelines that cover a wide variety of topics and subjects, or create your own.

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