African American Heritage

ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

It provides users a dedicated resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research; but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

Proquest African American Heritage


This resource provides access to digitized versions of original historical and genealogical documents, and to these resources adds social networking capabilities. People can learn from share information and learn from one another.

Documents include vital documents, historical newspapers, naturalization records, photos, etc.

Your library card number is required for access outside of the library.

Proquest Fold3 Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition You might just find the story of a lifetime

Genealogical database that includes U.S. Census data, and special collections. Includes charts and forms to organize your research.


Ancestry Library Edition

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Co produced these large street plans between 1867 and 1970. They are important resources for local historical research.

Sanborn Insurance Maps Ohio

Select Ohio Public Records Index

You can search by first and last name, and refine by county.  The records available for research include the following:

  • Ohio Department of Health Death Certificates, 1913-1944
  • Ohio Department of Health Death Certificates, 1954-1963
  • Ohio Department of Health Stillborn Death Certificates, 1913-1935
  • Ohio Department of Health Stillborn Death Certificates,1942-1949
  • Columbus Board of Health Death Certificates, 1904-1908
  • Ohio Girls Industrial School, 1869-1943
  • Ohio Boys Industrial School, 1858-1944

Photocopies of uncertified Ohio death certificates are available for purchase online. Use the Index to find and select your certificates, save them to your list and click on purchase to checkout through the Ohio History Store.

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A research tool for genealogy. Search Census data, local and family histories, and many other areas.

When accessing this resource from outside the library, users may be asked for their library card number.

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