Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
African American Heritage web page

African American Heritage

ProQuest African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research;

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Ancestry Library Edition website page

Ancestry Library Edition

IN LIBRARY ONLY. Census, military, court, and church records, passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Family Search

FamilySearch is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and preservation of personal and family histories and stories, introducing individuals to their ancestors through the widespread access to records, and collaborating with others who share this vision.

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Webpage for Fold3

Fold 3 Alternative Link

An alternative link to the database Fold 3.

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Fold3 web page


Fold3 is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts.

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Heritage Quest

A genealogy resource featuring U.S. Census Records and many other sources. Free at the library and from home. 

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Ohio Obituary Index

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering..

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Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Waynesville High School Yearbooks (Links to digital copies)

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Waynesville History Blog

Waynesville history as researched by Karen Campbell for the Ohioana Room at the Mary L. Cook Public Library :

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What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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