Research Databases

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

Free access to essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

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Ancestry Library Edition

(Accessible from inside the library's five locations only)The world's most popular genealogy collection-with census reports, city directories, public records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, and more.

Due to library closures, temporary access from home has been granted.

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Family Search

Free access to millions of online and indexed records from around the world, family trees, genealogy research guidance and online classes, and the LDS Family History Library online catalog.

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Find a Grave

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave.

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Free access to military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of men and women who served.

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Heritage Quest

Conduct genealogy and historical research by searching census records, family and local histories, the PERSI archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank applications, and the U.S. Serial Set.

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Newspaper Archive Public Library Edition

Explore the largest historical newspaper database online, containing tens of millions of newspapers from 1607 to the present.

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Newspaper Source

Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full television and radio news transcripts are also provided.

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Ohio Death Record Index
  • Ohio Department of Health Death Certificates, 1913-1944, 1954-1963
  • Ohio Department of Health Stillborn Death Certificates, 1913-1935, 1942-1953
  • Columbus Board of Health Death Certificates, 1904-1908
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Ohio History Connection

Information on how to access Ohio vital records, marriages, naturalizations, land records, newspapers, and other historical documents including the Select Ohio Public Records Index, Ohio Memory Project, and select digital newspapers.

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Ohio Memory Project

A statewide collaborative digital library that includes photographs, maps, manuscripts, and other features relating to Ohio, its history, and its people.

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RB Hayes Ohio Obituary Index

An index to obituaries, death, and marriage notices & other resources from many Ohio counties, from the early 1800's to the present day.

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Sanborn Insurance Maps

Use to located building and neighborhoods from 1867 to 1970 and study the growth of towns and cities.

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Tuscarawas County Genealogical Society

Online Tuscarawas County marriage and obituary indexes, information about available Tuscarawas County records and publications.

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Tuscarawas County Historical Society

Information and research assistance relating to Tuscarawas County.

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