Research Databases

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

African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. It provides users a dedicated, user-friendly resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

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Discover your family's history

Ancestry Library Edition

(in-library use only) U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Black Freedom Struggle in the United States over a collage of black Americans.

Black Freedom Struggles

ProQuest's Black Freedom Struggle website provides a rich array of source material on African American efforts to secure civil and human rights – from slavery to the present. 

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Fold3 Discover your family's military past


Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US 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 provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

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Dayton daily news 1898-1922

Historic Dayton Daily News

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1898 - 1922

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Screen capture of Newspaper Archive front page

Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. Explore your family tree and discover your history at the world's largest online newspaper archive.

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Profiles of Ohio

Profiles of Ohio

Profiles of Ohio is designed to provide just the right data and insight into the makeup of the state of Ohio. It provides the detail and demographic information that researchers or grant writers need and can also act as curriculum support for high school and college research papers. 

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What's the point? Identifying flint artifacts

What's the point?

Get help in identifying Ohio flint artifacts.

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