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Ancestry.com [Temporarily available from home]

  • Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. 
  • Access to Ancestry.com’s genealogical sources
  • U.S. and international censuses
  • Birth, death, and marriage indexes
  • Military data and city directories

Use it for: Genealogy research

Heritage Quest

  • Genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries
  • U.S. Census data from 1790-1940
  • Revolutionary War Era Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant Application files
  • Freedman’s Bank records (1861-1875)

Use it for: Genealogy research

Historical Chicago Tribune

  • Full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1849 to 1997
  • Includes photographs, ads, and obituraies

Use it for: Locating a specific article or obituary, historical and geneological research