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AncestryLibrary

What is it?

AncestryLibrary is a subscription database containing genealogical information. More than 4,000 databases includes: census data, passengers list, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or state. The Map Center contains maps from across the United States. Data is complied from Social Security Death Index, U.S. Federal Census, UK Census Collection, Immigration and military records, court, land, probate records and more. 

Why use it? 

There are over 4,000 databases in AncestryLibrary which can be used to find census data, immigration records, birth, marriage, death records and more. Over 2 billion names are available to search in AncestryLibrary. There are downloadable charts and forms which can be used to record research and the names of your ancestors.  

Heritage Quest

What is it?

An easy-to-search collection of North American genealogical and primary historical sources, with coverage dating back to the 1700s. Includes U.S. Federal censuses, family and local histories, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records and Freedmans's Bank records. 

Why use it?

Patrons can use this database to access North American genealogy dating back to the 1700s, remotely by the clicking on Heritage Quest above. 

Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)

What is it?

A searchable index of Ohio death certificates spanning from 1913-1944. 

Why use it?  

Use the index information to help obtain a copy of a particular death certificate. Certificates are available to purchase through the Ohio History Store, which is connected to the Ohio Historical Society's website.