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Genealogy Center On-Site Databases

NOTICE! These databases are free to use when at The Genealogy Center, otherwise standard rates apply

Ancestry.com
Discover your ancestors at Ancestry.com, the world’s largest family history website. Browse census records, passenger lists and locality-specific databases and start your own family tree.
African American Heritage
African American Heritage is an essential collection of databases and resources for African American research. It includes original records, the AfriGeneasTM Community social networking site, and Black Genesis, a state-by-state methodological resource guide.
African American Historical Newspapers
The “Genealogy” link leads one to a collection of nine distinct African-American newspapers, featuring the Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988), Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), The Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003), The Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), and Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002).
AmericanAncestors.org
AmericanAncestors.org, produced by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), provides a wealth of resources for researching New England and early American families. The site includes many searchable databases, the NEHGS library catalog and publications list, and more.
Archives Unbound: Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Mission, 1835-1910
A unique collection of records of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, an agency that created orphanages, schools, hospitals, and churches in Africa from 1835-1910, is accessible on Archives Unbound.
Archives Unbound: The Civil War in Words and Deeds
Archives Unbound is a collection of regimental histories and personal narratives documenting all facets of military life during the Civil War.
Archives Unbound: The War of 1812: Diplomacy on the High Seas
The Archives Unbound: The War of 1812: Diplomacy on the High Seas collection includes applications from privateers, documents regarding enemy aliens and prisoners of war, and passenger lists from the United States covering the time period of 1812-1814.
Fold3.com
At Fold3.com, it is possible to search for or browse millions of historical documents and photographs. This database includes digital images of military records, city directories and many other resources.
HeritageQuestOnline.com
Search the PERiodical Source Index Archive, census records, books, and numerous other record sets including the U. S. Serials Set, Freedman’s Bank records, and Revolutionary War records at HeritageQuestOnline.com. Many of the sources found at this site feature digital images.
Origins Network: British, Irish, & Scots
The Origins Network is the most respected source for online British and Irish genealogical research. The Origins Network website includes access to a wealth of unique records and images for Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
The Slavery and Anti-Slavery database is a rare historical archive of court records, maps, books, newspapers, and periodicals from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe specific to the topics of slavery, abolition, and emancipation.