Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

This resource allows you to try out the popular genealogy recource for free.  Search billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION IS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY.

Heritage Quest

A unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Includes complete U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930; Proquest's Genealogy and Local History Collection of 25,000+ fully-searchable family and local history books; and P.E.R.S.I. a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800.

New York Times Historical Database

Full text of The New York Times [1851 to 2006] that you can click through cover to cover, or search by topic, date, or article type.  The Historical New York Times presents firsthand accounts and opinions that bring history to life.

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