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african american heritage screenshot African American Heritage

This groundbreaking digital resource focuses on African American family history research.  It brings together records critical to African American family research, but also connects to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

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Ancestry Screenshot Ancestry Library Edition

[In-Library Use Only] One of the largest collections of genealogical records online. Contains vital records including U.S. Census, birth, death, marriage, and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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fold3 screenschot Fold3

Fold3 is a genealogy tool that provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Genealogy_Resources_Screenshot Genealogy Resources Page

This page is a list of curated resources that Marion Public Library keeps on the website to help you with your genealogy research. There are grave site finders, obituary search tools, and other research tools on this page.

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HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online is designed for genealogy and family history research. It includes over 25,000 books, the entire US Census, and other expanding collections, making it one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

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Old Maps Online Screenshot Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online is a search engine for historical maps in online collections that have been made available to everyone by their owners. The maps cover hundreds of years of history and number over 400,000 across the different collections. Just choose a location and the search engine will show you all associated maps from that area.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Screenshot Sanborn Insurance Maps

This database contains over 40,000 detailed maps of cities, towns, and their buildings in Ohio. The maps cover the years 1882 to 1962, and are useful for discovering the layout of a community and the details of the buildings in the community.

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