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African American Heritage

African American Heritage

Comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools geared toward African American ...

Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, vital records, marriage and cohabitation records, church records, legal records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and free(d) persons of color, Freedman’s Bank, and more.

African-American History Online

African-American History Online

Explore African-American history and culture through images, biographies, primary sources, ...

Covers more than 500 years of the African American experience. Read about key figures and events, examine famous speeches and other primary sources, and get context from in-depth timelines. You can start your topic investigation with a video or slideshow overview, then use the key content called out on the home page to explore a database.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Search billions of records and discover your family’s story. IN LIBRARY USE ONLY

Ancestry is a leading tool for genealogy research. Search census data, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more in Ancestry’s online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and beyond.

Columbus African American Collection

Columbus African American Collection

Historical photos and documents relating to African American history in Columbus.

Columbus Dispatch Digital

Columbus Dispatch Digital

Get full-text coverage of the Columbus Dispatch from 1871 to the present.

Columbus News Index

Columbus News Index

Index of news articles of local interest from 1960-1997 and obituaries from 1931-1997.

Columbus Yearbook Collection

Columbus Yearbook Collection

Searchable Columbus and Ohio high school and college yearbooks 39 years old or older.

The Columbus and Ohio Yearbook Collection is a collection of Columbus and Ohio yearbooks older than 39 years. The yearbooks are full-text searchable, making them a great source for school history and genealogy research. Check back regularly as this collection is still in progress.

Digital Public Library of America

Millions of primary source images, text and videos from across the United States.

FamilySearch

Millions of records and free how-to resources from the Latter Day Saints.

Find A Grave

One of the best sites for locating cemeteries and finding where our ancestors are buried.

Fold3

Fold3

Discover your family’s past through millions of military and genealogical records.

Fold3 is a premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents. It contains millions of records from world-class archives--many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society

Programs, pioneer families, lineage societies and interest groups for Franklin County ...

Franklin County Gravestone Photos and Indexes

Central Ohio cemetery histories, burial indexes and gravestone photographs.

Genealogy Collection

Genealogy Collection

Records, photographs and other digitized items relating to Columbus and Ohio genealogy.

The Genealogy Collection contains materials that relate to Ohio and its citizens. Included are names of people who lived in Columbus and Ohio.

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest

Comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools geared to African American genealogy.

HeritageQuest is an award winning resource that allows users to search census records, books, serials, maps and other historical records to trace your genealogy. Records are included for 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

History in Context – U.S.

History in Context – U.S.

Reference and multimedia content, plus primary sources, about key events and people in U.S. ...

This resource utilizes millions of articles from periodicals and newspaperss, hundreas of thousands of topic and event overviews, biographies and robust mutimedia including images, videos, audio and weblinks to help support students of US history.

My History

My History

Access central Ohio’s digital history. Images, documents, maps and artifacts.

National Archives & Records Administration’s Genealogy Page

One of the largest collections of genealogy information in the U.S.

Ohio Death Record Index Search

Index to Ohio death certificates, 1913-1944, 1954-1963.

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

ThisWeek Community Newspapers

Find articles, 2002 to present, from suburban Columbus newspapers.

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