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African American Heritage

Connect to a community of research experts, and access a comprehensive mix of records, resources and tools exclusively devoted to African American family history research. (In Library Access)

Discover your family’s history using this collection containing more than 4,000 databases and 1.5 billion names cover the U.S. and U.K. (Please note: This resource is free to use when inside the library.)

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Get full-text first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of local practices, society and events from 1985 through present day.

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Get an insider’s perspective—including photos, interviews and recipes—of the history, customs, daily life and culture of people from around the world.



Discover the largest genealogy organization in the world featuring records, resources and services to help you learn more about your family history.


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


Search billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.



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