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Genealogy

Available to Central, City and Suburban Libraries


HeritageQuest Online

A collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture, including a complete set of U.S. Federal Census [head of household] records from 1790-1930, a collection of over 25,000 family and local histories, and an index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

 

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices [Expires 8/31/2014]

Easily search a collection of over 22 million recent records from hundreds of U.S. newspapers. Updated daily, it incorporates over 75 million records from the Social Security Death Index (1937-present), organized by state. Allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s) or philanthropic activities.

 

NewsBank

Search current and archived local, state and national full-text articles on issues, events, business, government, sports and more with over 1,800 newspapers and other news sources including the Syracuse Post-Standard (12/2/86-Current), Albany Times Union (3/1/86-Current), and USA Today (7/1/87-Current). This collection is text only and has no images. Newsbank is paid for in part with funds administered by the Central New York Library Resources Council.

Newspaper Archive.com

A searchable archive of digital images from US and international newspapers.  Coverage includes more than 750 cities and over 2000 newspaper titles. Included in the collection is a searchable archive of Syracuse newspapers from 1857 forward. This collection includes full text and images of newspaper pages. Please note: The years and dates available are incomplete.

 

ReferenceUSA

Business and residential phone numbers, addresses, and other directory information, including reverse phone number lookups. The business directory offers advanced mode searching by yellow page heading, business SIC code, zip code, SMSA and more.

 

Available to Central & City Branch Libraries


Ancestry Library

[In Library Use Only]

Provides access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes all available records from the United States Census (1790-1940); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.

 

Newspaper Archive.com - Syracuse

[In Library Use Only]

A searchable archive of just the Syracuse newspapers from 1857 forward. This collection includes full text and images of newspaper pages. Please note: The years and dates available are incomplete.

 


Branch Libraries - Beauchamp, Betts, Hazard, Mundy, Paine, Petit, Soule, White

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Last updated August 7, 2014