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Genealogy Databases & Resources

Genealogy Databases & Resources

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Databases for Genealogy Research

African American Heritage

A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Search essential historical records, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, & more.

American Ancestors

Usable only within the library. Resource provided by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).

Usable only within the library. Access 20+ Billion Records on the World's Largest Online Family History Resource.


BiblioLabs offers unlimited, multi-user access through BiblioBoard, the PatronsFirst digital library.

China Families

This site allows you to search across 60,000 names of men and women who lived, worked or died in China, between the 1850s and 1940s. The information is drawn from ten different sources, and you can search each one of these individually, but you can also search across all of them. There are many Chinese names here, as well as the names of foreign residents.


"Preserving stories of the past for the generations of tomorrow.” Densho documents the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished.


Database provided by the largest non-profit Genealogy organization in the world. As an Affiliate Library the Central Library allows access to roughly a quarter of the 1.5 billion+ images that have been digitized by FamilySearch, with hundreds of thousands or records available for free outside of the library. Record access is available for both United States and International records.


Collection of US history resources - includes US military records, photos, naturalization records and more.

Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York

From the New-York Historical Society, this database features over 1500 residential and business directories, organization records, urban guidebooks, and other sources rich in names and places that present a history of the people of New York City from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. New York was long the country’s focal point of industry, trade, commerce and immigration, and this collection features materials that track the city's inhabitants over time and place, where they lived, where they worked, and what they did. It also includes residential, trade, and occupational directories, membership lists for churches, professional groups, philanthropic and governmental institutions, ethnic organizations, and leisure clubs.


Genealogy research database with United States census information, historical books, and Revolutionary War Pension files.

Historical Newspapers: The Austin American Statesman

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1871 - 1980

JewishGen - The Global Home for Jewish Genealogy

Explore millions of records from around the world, identify relatives, discover the towns of your ancestors, experience how they lived, connect with the global JewishGen community, and more!

Obituary Database Search

Library created searchable database offering an obituary index from two local newspapers: The Courier and The Montgomery County News. Currently the database covers 1911-1912 & 1975-2017 of the Courier and 1922 of the Montgomery County News. To request a full obituary, complete our online Obituary Request Form.

The Portal to Texas History

Contains collections across Texas from 1829 to present. Search the Conroe Courier & the Montgomery Chronicle as early as 1896.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Created for fire insurance liability beginning in 1867, these maps show many buildings located in cities throughout Texas.