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databasesAmerica’s Obituaries and Death Notices

  • Purpose: Find obituaries and death notices from across America.
  • Content: NewsBank’s large and comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: Library Card Required

 

databasesAmerican Slave Narrativessn

  • Purpose: Read first person oral histories and learn about the historical importance of the narrative.
  • ContentSlave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required

databasesAncestry Library Editionale

  • Purpose: Find your family history using Ancestry.
  • Content: Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Records
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: Learning Center
  • Access: Only available inside the Library.16x16

databasesArchives Unboundua

  • Purpose: Access historical documents to support your research in history, anthropology and more.
  • Content:
    • Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia
    • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Ohio
    • Overland Journeys: Travels in the West, 1800-1880
    • County and Regional Histories & Atlases: Indiana
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: General Help Page 
  • Access: Library Card Required

databasesCincinnati Enquirer 1999-Presentlv

  • Purpose: Learn about the history as well as current events of the Greater Cincinnati.
  • Content: Full text articles and obituaries for the Cincinnati area.
  • Age Level: 13-Adult
  • Help: General Help Page
  • Access: Library Card Required

databasesCincinnati Enquirer – Historical 1841-1922ceold

  • Purpose:  Find information on your neighborhood, relatives or just learn about the history of the Greater Cincinnati area.
  • Content:  Searchable full-text articles and obituaries from the Enquirer 1841-1922
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: General Help Page
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library

databases  Cincinnati Newspaper Index

  • Purpose:  Find information on local events and people.
  • Content:  An Index to Local News compiled by The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required

databases Faces & Places Northern Kentucky Photographic Archive

  • Purpose:  Find photos of your neighborhood, family and more in this collection of photographs.
  • Content:  Over 90,000 photographs of the people and places of Northern Kentucky.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required

 

databasesFamily Searchfs

  • Purpose: Discover your family history
  • Content: Access the records of billions of names including birth, marriage and death records.
  • Age Level: 12 – adult
  • Help: FAQs
  • Access: No Library Card Required

databasesFold3fold3

  • Purpose:  Research family members who have served in the military or find out historical information about people in the military.
  • Content: US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
  • Age Level: 12 – adult
  • Help: General Help Page
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library

databasesgeNKY – Northern Kentucky Genealogy Database hq

  • Purpose: Family and local history research
  • Content: Local church records, Civil War Veterans Burial List, Yearbooks, Birth, Estate records and much more.  This data has been complied and digitized by the Library and is not available elsewhere.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: Database Descriptions
  • Access: No Library Card Required

databasesHeritage Quest Onlinehq2-2

  • Purpose: Find family history information.
  • Content: Census, books, Freedman’s Bank PERSI and the US Serial Set
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: FAQ
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library

databasesKentucky Postkp

  • Purpose: Explore the Kentucky and Cincinnati Post to find historical information about the area.
  • Content: Full-text articles from 1990-2007 from the Cincinnati and KY Post.  There is also access to The Lexington Herald-Leader and the Dayton Daily News.
  • Age Level: 12-Adult
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library

databasesKentucky Sanborn Fire Insurance Mapscov1

  • Purpose:  Search maps for the structures that existed 1867-1970
  • Content: City maps of Kentucky.
  • Age Level: 12-Adult
  • Help: General Help Page
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library

databasesLinkslinks

  • Purpose:  Helpful history and genealogy links collected by the department’s librarians.
  • Content: Links in Delicious.com
  • Age Level: 12-Adult
  • Access:No Library Card Required

databasesLouisville Courier Journal Historical 1830-1922cepng

  • Purpose:  Find information on your neighborhood, relatives or just learn about the history of the Louisville area.
  • Content:  Searchable full-text articles and obituaries from the 1830-1922
  • Age Level: Adult
  • HelpGeneral Help Page
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library

databasesNorthern Kentucky Newpaper Indexh4

  • Purpose:  Find information on local people, places and events.
  • Content:  Indexed Northern Kentucky Newspapers from 1835-1935 and 1982-Present.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: About the Newspaper Index
  • Access: Free Access – No Library Card Required

databasesGreater Cincinnati Memory Projectmem

  • Purpose: Find interesting photos from around the area.
  • Content: A collection of photos from around the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.
  • Age Level: 7-adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required

databasesWorld Vital Recordsflag

  • Purpose: World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees.
  • Content: Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; one billion newspaper articles, including full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries.
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: Customer Service
  • Access: Library Card Required
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