Genealogy Databases

History & Genealogy

Research Databases

Research your genealogy and local history with these databases.

America’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
  • Help: Niche Academy Tutorial

 

Ancestry Library Edition

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

Only available at Kenton County Public Library

 

Family Search

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

 

FindMyPast

  • Purpose: Genealogy information from Great Britain & Ireland.
  • Content: Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Records
  • Age Level: Adult
  • HelpLearning Center
  • Access: Only available inside the Library.

Only available at Kenton County Public Library

 

Fold3 Library Card Required.

  • 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
  • HelpGeneral Help Page
  • Access: Library Card Required Outside the Library

 

Heritage Quest Online Library Card Required.

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

 

MyHeritage Library Edition Library Card Required.

  • PurposeMyHeritage Library Edition (Formerly WorldVitalRecords) is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.
  • 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
  • HelpTutorial
  • Access: Library Card Required

 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Library of Congress

  • Content: Color city maps of the United States.
  • Age Level: 12-Adult
  • HelpGeneral Help Page
  • Access: No Library Card Required

 

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