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  • Ancestry Library --In Library Use Only
    Library Access Only Provides genealogical coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Contains approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index(over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage(over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index(updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. 

  • Handbook of Texas
    The Handbook of Texas, provided by the Texas State Historical Association is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture. It comprises more than 23,000 articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topics. 

  • Heritage Quest
    Search and use data from the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 to 1930, more than 22,000 full-text family and local histories, and PERSI, a subject index of 6,300 local history and genealogy periodicals. The database also includes Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land-warrant application files, as well as the Freedman’s Bank Records, an important resource for African-American genealogical research. Additionally, there are more than 250 primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records.

  • Newspaper Archive --In Library Use Only
    The largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content. 

  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps
    Detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970. Streets, landmarks, and other places noted in the map's index are pinpointed. Details on buildings including outline, size and shape, construction materials, height, use, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and house numbers are noted. The maps can be manipulated, expanded, printed, and downloaded.