History and Genealogy Resources

HeritageQuest Online

Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more...


Unique primary sources, local & family histories

Dictionary of American History

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This online resource makes it easy to research your heritage, with access to Census, Military, and Immigration records, as well as, Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates. Free access is only available on computers in Main and Branch Libraries.

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The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.

Access obituaries from Browns Funeral Home dated from 2004 to present.

Personal name index to more than 51,000 marriage and obituary notices published primarily in Richmond-area newspapers between 1736 and 1982, with an emphasis on the years 1780 to 1910.

Register online to access records of Ellis Island. 

Our records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.

Visit the Martinsburg Local History Room to access GenealogyBank's 6,100+ historical newspapers, which include letters, speeches, opinion pieces, advertisements, hometown news, photographs, illustrations and more, as well as obituaries, military documents, pamphlets, books, and government documents. 

Access Hagerstown Newspapers from 1860-1865. 

Access the Obituaries from Hagerstown’s Herald-Mail. 

This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. More than 100 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.

Access Rosedale Funeral Home Obituaries 2010-present.

The Social Security Death Index includes over 92 million U.S. citizen death records. Enjoy free access to the most up-to-date SSDI search for individuals with U.S. Social Security numbers.

Washington County Maryland Marriages

This resource includes Marriage records from 1861-1919 and 1941-1949

The Vital Research Records Project is placing Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates on-line. Users can search the records and view scanned images of the original records.

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