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Are you interested in finding out about your family history? You are not alone. Many Americans share your interest; in fact, genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies. Not sure where to start? There are lots of good sources with more becoming available all the time. We have sorted out some of the most useful ones to help you get started on your local family history search.
The library's Online Databases in most cases are available for use at home with your UAPL library card number. Please note: Links to our databases open in a new window or tab in your browser.
Ancestry Library Edition In-Library Use Only
Only available for use in the library, Ancestry features comprehensive information for conducting genealogical and local history research. It is particularly good searching birth, death and marriage records.
Heritage Quest Online
Contains over 25,000 books, the US Federal Census through 1940, PERSI, and other collections for genealogical researchers.
The Ohio Room and the Main Library's Reference Department houses some useful collections for local genealogy research, including:
- County Histories
- Cemetery Records for Franklin County
- City and Suburban Directories dating back to the 1950s (some volumes may be missing; see a librarian to access this collection).
These are chosen and recommended by our reference librarians for help with genealogy research:
Marsha Hoffman Rising
Emily Anne Croom
W. Daniel Quillen