Online Library and Web Resources

  • Available only on computers in the library building.Available only in the library building.
  • Log in anywhere with your Fountaindale library card.Log in with your Fountaindale library card.
  • Website recommended by library staff.Website recommended by library.
  • Online Tutorial AvailableOnline Tutorial Available.
African American Heritage

ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans. 

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Ancestry.com

Available from ProQuest: 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. This collection contains more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names. Online Tutorial Icon

Due to restrictions set by the library's resource vendor, this resource is only available from within the library.

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Chicago Tribune

Access to the full text of the Chicago Tribune from 1985 through the present is available through ProQuest.

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Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Historical access to the Chicago Tribune from 1849 through 1988 is available through ProQuest.

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Family Search

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Patrons may freely access our resources and service online at FamilySearch.org, or through over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Fold3

Fold3 offers a vast selection of genealogical and historical resources, including military service records, city directories, newspapers, vital records and much more.

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World Vital Records

World Vital Records is designed for guests who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work want to discover more of their past. Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family treesAccess key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; birth, marriage and death records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; one billion newspaper articles, including full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries.  This database has unique and exclusive local and world collections. 

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WorldShare (formerly WorldCAT)

This is the brand new interface for searching library collections from around the world. Items less than a year old cannot be requested, but Fountaindale will investigate purchase. Some libraries charge for certain types of items; we will inform you if we can only get the item you want from one of these and get authorization from you before placing the request. Items held by libraries located internationally will not be requested.

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