Category: Local History

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. This database is only available for in-house use.

Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 26,000 photographs of the subjects. It cites biographical material appearing in periodicals in other H. W. Wilson Company databases and additional selected periodicals and current books of individual and collective biographies. Follow these steps to access this from anywhere… Visit Ohio Web Library Once you are on the Ohio Web Library home page you can select ‘Resources’ You then have the option to search State or PPL subscribed databases for research These can then be sorted by subject to make your searches easier

Newspaper Source

Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Historic Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. These maps are heavily used by a wide range of researchers to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities.