Databases For Archives & Genealogy

These databases are available for use within the library and most are also available remotely. To access remotely, you may be prompted to enter your library bar code number and last name. Access to the Ancestry website is available within the library only.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is an online library resource that gives you access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With billions of historical documents and millions of photos, this resource offers the most comprehensive genealogical information available online. Search through immigration, census, family histories, court records, directories, military records, photos, and more to discover new things about your ancestors. 

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Belleville News Democrat Historical Collection

Research Belleville history through the Belleville News-Democrat Collection with coverage from 1901 to the present. Study trends, issues, events, advertisements, companies and more through historical and current full newspaper pages, full-text articles and content that is only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Black Life in America, Series 1-3

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media. 

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Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.

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HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

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