Reference Resources for Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library EditionFormerly AncestryPlus, this collection contains more than 4,000 databases and 2 billion names. It includes coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.
*Access to Ancestry Library Edition is not available from home.

HeritageQuestInclude searchable census images from 1790 to 1930; 25,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank Records; and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering over 6,500 genealogical periodicals since 1800.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Grand Rapids Press Historical Archives
Grand Rapids Press Historical ArchivesSearch people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from the Grand Rapids Press. This authoritative source for local information includes birth, marriage and death notices, and all photographs and advertising. Browse or search full text from 1893 to 1922.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biography and Genealogy Master IndexEnables users to locate biographical entries contained in more than 1,000 volumes and editions of important current and retrospective biographical reference sources. This index contains citations that point to over 15 million biographies on nearly 5 million people, living and deceased, from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor.
This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

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