Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African American Heritage
African American Heritage

Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

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American Ancestors
American Ancestors

Explore your New England ancestors' lives using American Ancestors' collection of 1.4 billion records from the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond. Available only at Medina and Brunswick Libraries.

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Ancestry Library Edition

U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. Video Overview.       

Only available when using computers in MCDL locations or via MCDL Wi-Fi.

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Biography in Context
Biography in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Also allows users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

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FamilySearch Affiliate Library
FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Search for your relatives in records from around the world. Access 135 million restricted records by using FamilySearch at any MCDL location.

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Find my past
Find My Past

Search the premier database for British and Irish records. Includes the PERSI, an index of 2.5 million articles in historical and genealogical publications. Available only at Medina Library.

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Gale in Context: Biography

This database provides contextual information on the world's most influential people. A user-friendly portal experience allows users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

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Heritage Quest Online
Heritage Quest Online

Locate the U.S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), a digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, records from the Revolutionary War era, Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

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R. B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index
R. B. Hayes Ohio Obituary Index

This index covers obituaries, death notices, and probate notices from the Medina County Gazette and the Medina County Sentinel. It also includes obituaries and other resources indexed by more than 60 partner libraries across Ohio.

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