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databasesNorthern Kentucky Newpaper Index

  • 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

 

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 Narratives

  • 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 Edition

  • 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 Unbound

  • Purpose: Access historical documents to support your research in history, anthropology and more.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

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Chicago Defender

  • Purpose: This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • Content:
    • Historical local, regional and national news
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Coverage: 1909 – 1975
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: Library Card Required

databasesCincinnati Enquirer 1999-Present

  • 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

 

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Cincinnati Enquirer – Historical 1841-2009

  • 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 1841-2009
  • 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  Digital Public Library of America

  • Purpose:  Search library and museum collections from across the country.
  • Content:  Millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
  • 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 100,000 photographs of the people and places of Northern Kentucky. Additional Information
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Access: No Library Card Required

databasesFamily Search

  • 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

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FindMyPast

  • Purpose: Genealogy information from Great Britain & Ireland.
  • Content: Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Records
  • Age Level: Adult
  • Help: Learning Center
  • Access: Only available inside the Library.16x16

databasesFold3

  • 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
  • New Fold3 Link

databasesgeNKY – Northern Kentucky Genealogy Database

  • 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 Online

  • 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 Post

  • 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 Maps

  • 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

 

databasesLouisville Courier Journal Historical 1830-1922

  • 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

 

databasesMyHeritage Library Edition

  • Purpose: MyHeritage 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
  • Help: Tutorial
  • Access: Library Card Required

 


databasesNorthern Kentucky Newpaper Index

  • 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

 

Greater Cincinnati Memory Projectdatabases

  • 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 Records

    • 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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