Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African American Heritage - Who is waiting to be found?
African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your genealogy using census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. In-person library access only. 

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Digital Public Library or America - Ohio's local history online
Digital Public Library of America

Explore historic digital collections from libraries, museums & archives across Ohio and more. Access photographs, maps, documents, and AV materials. 

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fold3 - discover your family's military past

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos & personal documents.

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HeritageQuest - Discover your family's history today

Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy. Coverage dates back as early as the 1700s. 

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Historical Newspapers Collection screenshot of newspaper article from Nov. 1, 1995
Newspaper Index

Access cover-to-cover newspapers from the Coshocton Tribune, Newark Advocate, Zanesville Times Recorder, Marion Star, and more. 

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - over 40,000 detailed historical Ohio maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Find large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods.

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