Genealogy Resources

Heritage Quest
Resource Description

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
Resource Description

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.

World Vital Records
Resource Description

World Vital Records: access billions of names in family history record collections worldwide. Includes US and UK censuses; birth, marriage and death records; military records; obituaries; historical maps; yearbooks; and tombstone photos. 

Access to this database requires your library barcode number.