Databases

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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.

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Available to Central, City

Direct, immediate, free access to National Archive records including more than 5 million military rec­ords, documents, and stories. Also includes over 74 million digitized documents and images, such as War of 1812 pension applications, stunning documentary photographs, and even original Civil War battle sketches. The Fold3 Training Center includes a link to ‘Finding Your Military Veterans’ a free video course from Ancestry Academy.

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Available to Central, City

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.

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Available to Central, City, Suburban

A comprehensive news collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. More than 60 Special Reports provide news articles, images, videos, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes. Customized email alerts can be set up to follow a particular topic or news event of interest. Newspapers include all the Syracuse Newspapers (12/2/86-Current), Utica Observer Dispatch, Albany Times Union, and many major U.S. metropolitan titles. This collection is text only and has no images.

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Available to Central, City, Suburban

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.

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Available to Central, City, Suburban

Coverage: 2008 – present (with a three- month lag time). The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to complete and recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable and results can be saved in My Research Account. 

Available to Central, City, Suburban

Coverage: 2008 – present (with a three- month lag time). The full-page images of this digitized newspaper provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with cover-to-cover access to complete and recent newspaper content. Every page is full-text searchable and results can be saved in My Research Account. 

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Available to Central, City

Full text coverage of the following newspapers: New York Times (1851-2012), Wall Street Journal (1889-1997) , Washington Post (1877-1999) , Los Angeles Times (1881-1991), The Christian Science Monitor (1908-2002).

Available to Central, City, Suburban

A business and consumer research tool to use for quick lookups or creating customized lists. Includes listings for more than 14 million U.S. business, 4 million new businesses, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, more than 800,000 U.S. physicians and dentists and 210 million U.S. residences. Profiles include contact and other directory information. Advanced search allows users to do reverse phone number lookups, search by yellow page heading, business SIC code, zip code, SMSA and more.

Tutorials

  • RefUSA Online Tutorials Schedule: Search Essentials, Uncovering the Hidden Job Market, Start, Manage, Grow! How Businesses can use RefUSA and more. 
  • RefUSA YouTube Channel :short video tutorials on key features of the database such as searching for trade associations, building a list of manufacturers and mapping the results and more.