Research Databases · Genealogy

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African American Heritage
This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
Ancestry Library Edition
Resources for genealogical research including U.S. federal census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, New York and other passenger records and selected records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Biographical materials include the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books, slave narratives and Native American indexes.
Includes Cincinnati Archdiocese records, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) of material and journal records from the databases of over 8,000 genealogy and history societies, over 2 billion historical records from around the world, including US censuses from 1790, a large collection of Irish records, and US military records from the Revolutionary War up to World War II. In addition, you’ll be able to explore millions of newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710. This resource is only available in the Genealogy & Local History Department and the Green Township Branch.
Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
Over 50 million pages of historical documents; census records from 1860 and 1930; documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and U.S. Presidents; historical newspapers; naturalization documents; Matthew Brady Civil War photos; city directories; etc.
Use this database to access selected U.S. Federal Census Records (1790–1930); thousands of family and local history books; and search a comprehensive subject index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.
NewsBank: Cincinnati Post (1882-1990)
This fully searchable online archive captures local history in the late 19th and 20th centuries articles from the Cincinnati Post.
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
Access over 28 million articles of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Full-text articles from the backfile of nineteen newspapers including The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, the Louisville Courier Journal, The Nashville Tennessean, the Toronto Star, and The Washington Post.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-2009)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Please note: The year 1885 is incomplete due to damaged microfilm.
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