Research Databases

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

Genealogy resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Record collections include: Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank records, Military service information, Federal Census records, and more. Connect with the AfriGeneas community, a social networking website, for help from researchers devoted to African American genealogy and history. Black Genesis, a state-by-state resource guide for helping people trace African-American genealogy in the U.S., Canada and the West Indies is also available.

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Ancestry Library Edition

In Library Use Only.

Access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Comprised of more than 4,000 databases, coverage includes digitized images of the 1790-1940 U.S. Federal census; passenger lists; court, land, and probate records; military records; slave narratives; vital and church records; city directories; DAR lineage records; naturalization records; family trees and histories; and more. New content added every day.

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County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Ohio (Archives Unbound)

County and regional histories and atlases published during the last quarter of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. 21 Ohio cities and regions are covered in 305 titles. These titles comprise tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans. 

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Access to U.S. Military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Records range from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam, plus military activities in Afghanistan and Iraq. Documents include draft registration cards, military pension lists, POW lists and discharge certificates. Non-military records include selected U.S. Census records, Native American Dawes records, Homestead records, and Naturalization records. Fold3 users can combine records found on the site with their own comments and uploaded documents to create an online memorial for someone who served.

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Gallia County Newspaper Digital Archives

Search, view, crop, and download each page of the following newspapers: Gallipolis Daily Tribune (1895 - 2018), Times Sentinel (1895 - 2018), Gallia Times (1946 - 1966), Gallipolis Tribune (1901 - 1902), Daily Tribune (1907 - 1928), and Saturday Times Sentinel (2002 - 2003). Please note that not all issues are available for all years.

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Heritage Quest

Collection of primary genealogical sources, local and family histories, research guides, census maps and more. Included are the 1790 - 1940 U.S. Federal Census Records; a digitized collection of more than 40,000 family histories, local histories, city directories, and other books; Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant application files; Freedman's Bank records; PERSI (Periodical Source Index), an index of over 2.3 million records from over 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals; and the U.S. Serial Set.

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Issues & Controversies in American History

Offers clear, concise, and balanced explanations of the most contentious issues in American History, including Civil Rights and liberties, Constitutional issues and court cases, slavery and race issues, and others. Includes pro/con arguments, primary source documents, biographies, timelines, background articles, images, maps, statistical charts, encyclopedia survey articles, and more.

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RB Hayes Obituary Index

An index to over 3,700,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the early 1800's to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 65 partner libraries. Please check the website for participating Ohio counties.

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Salem Press Online Collection

A collection of mostly full-text eBook versions of popular Salem Press print books in the fields of Literature, History, Science, and Health. Literature titles include Critical Survey of Long Fiction and Masterplots. History titles include Great Events from History, Great Lives from History, Working Americans, and This is Who We Were.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Detailed historical maps with building information for more than 400 Ohio towns and cities drawn between 1882 and 1962. Years covered for Gallipolis include: 1885, 1890, 1895, 1900, 1908, 1916, 1926 and 1948.

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World Book Timelines

Search hundreds of pre-generated timelines and events spanning the arts, literature, notable people, science and technology, society and culture, sports, and world history and geography. Access the built-in events, images and videos, or add your own images and event descriptions to create, customize, collaborate, and share timelines. 

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