Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.
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 use on computers inside of a Portsmouth Public Library location. If you are within the library, use the AncestryLibrary.com website.
A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.
Search census records, books, serials, and other historical records to trace your genealogy.
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.