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 to card holders only.

Ancestry.com

This database is only available to library card holders. Please click on the Ancestry Library Edition logo below to complete and submit the required form. You will be emailed a direct link to the website.

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Belleville News Democrat Historical Archives

Research Belleville history through the Belleville News-Democrat with coverage from 1901-1956. Primary source information to examine events, issues and daily life in the context of the historical period, featuring archived full newspaper pages. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Belleville News Democrat Collection

Research Belleville history through the Belleville News-Democrat Collection with coverage from 1901 through current. Study trends, issues, events, advertisements, companies and more through historical and current full newspaper pages, full-text articles and content 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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HeritageHub

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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