Geneaology Websites and Databases

Online databases:

 

African American Heritage screenshot 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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Ancestry Library Edition

This database delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more for your genealogical research. 

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Fold3 database screenshot Fold3

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

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HeritageQuest 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 screenshot 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 screenshot Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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

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