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  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Features more than 1.2 billion genealogy records, including digitized images of the U.S. Census from 1790 forward, the Social Security Death Index, the New York and San Francisco passenger lists, and the New York Petitions for Naturalization Index. 
    Access: In Library Use Only
  • Cleveland Necrology File

    Contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. For necrology information after 1975, use the Cleveland News Index.
    Access: In Library Use Only
  • Cleveland News Index

    Contains citations for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. NOT full text.
    Access: In Library Use Only
  • HeritageQuest Online

    Genealogy database featuring the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (NOT including 1850-60 Slave Census Schedules), The Periodical Source Index, more than 25,000 family and local history books, records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874). 
    Access: In Library Use Only
  • Ohio Historical Society Searchable Databases

    This collection of searchable databases includes: Online Documents, Online Research Tools, Online Services, and On-location Services. 
    Access: In Library Use Only
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Ohio

    Large scale street plans – including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970. 
    Access: In Library Use Only