The Family Historian

Proquest Obituaries

  • Obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers 1851 – 1994
  • New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Washington Post and more.
  • Searchable by name or keyword from obituary.

Use it for: Locating an obituary, genealogy research

Proquest Newspapers

  • Full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to present day
  • Full text of  select newspapers from 1980 to present day; includes New York Times, LA Times, Baltimore Sun and USA Today

Use it for: Locating a specific article or obituary, other general research 

Heritage Quest

  • U.S. Census data from 1790-1940
  • Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application files
  • Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874)

Use it for: Genealogy research