Research Resources

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African American Funerals Program

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The African American Funeral Programs Collection consists of more than 1800 funeral service programs dating from the 1960s to the present collected by the African American Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

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AfriGeneas

AfriGeneas African Ancestored Genealogy

A great starting place for African-American genealogy provided by Mississippi State University. Includes links to specific Internet sites, numerous records, and has a searchable surname index.

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Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

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Organization dedicated to the study and research of African American history and genealogy.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.com logo with green leaves.

Census information from the U.S. and other countries, along with other resources such as birth, marriage and death notices. Remote access is available through December 31.

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Archives Unbound (Gale Primary Sources)

Gale Primary Sources Archives Unbound

Find primary source documents and personal narratives in Gale Archives Unbound.
 

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Black Life in America

Black Life in America logo with young Black Lives Matter protestors.

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

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Castle Garden

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Searchable database by the Battery Conservancy of 10 million immigrants who arrived between 1830 and 1892 at Castle Garden, New York City's first immigration center.

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Cyndi's List

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A comprehensive index to genealogy-related websites on the Internet.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Library

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Home page of the Daughters of the American Revolution Library with access to their online catalog of genealogical material.

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Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)

Diversity Studies (Gale OneFile)

Journal and magazine articles focused on cultural differences, contributions, and influences in our global community. 

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Family Search

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This site is administered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and provides access to their genealogical databases, links, and other resources.
 

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Genealogy Connect (Gale)

Gale Genealogy Connect

A collection of always-available genealogy eBooks, including titles specific to our local area.

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest

Genealogy data from U.S. Census records 1790-1930 with over 25,000 original page images of full-text family and local histories, etc. 

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Historical Newspapers by ProQuest

Historical Newspapers by Proquest

Historical editions of The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Post covering the last 150 years of world events.

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Library of Congress Digital Collections

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Primary source material (7 million items) dealing with American history and culture.

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Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau

Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau

Map of field offices of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.

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National Archives Genealogy Page

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The National Archives and Records Administration site provides links to information that will assist in using NARA records for genealogical research.

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