Research Databases

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

Search genealogical information, resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. Access AfriGeneas, a resource for conducting African American or African Ancestored genealogical research. 

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"Discover your family's history" ancestry.com

Ancestry Library Edition

This database delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for your genealogical research. (In-library use only)

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"DPLA Ohio's local history online"

Digital Public Library of America

Historic digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Ohio and more. The DPLA portal to photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials from across the country is a great starting place for your local history and genealogy reference.

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Fold3


Access military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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HeritageQuest discover your family's history today

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

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RB Hayes Obituary Index

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.

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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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