Biography, Genealogy, and History
Search over 2.8 million records of immigrants and 13 million biographical sketches, census records, military records, vital records, court, land, and probate records along with other information for family history sleuths. In-library access only.
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States. This online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action using more than 2,000 primary source documents and 700 multimedia elements.
This database offers in-depth biographical profiles of notable people, both living and deceased. It provides full-text articles, images, and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals and focuses on biographical research.
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Search census and gravestone records, family tree profiles, as well as birth, death, marriage, immigration and military records from around the world. There are also digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country.
This historical database includes all the content of the Decades Series, starting with The 20s in America all the way to The 2000s in America. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics. You can also find Value of a Dollar, Defining Documents, Weapons & Warfare, and more.