Genealogy & History
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Ancestry Library Edition (Library only): Search U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more for your genealogical and historical research needs.
HeritageQuest in the Library or outside the Library: Find ancestors and relatives in U.S. Federal Census Records from 1790-1940, information on people and places described in local and family histories, and genealogical information from an index of over 1.6 million articles. You can also search Revolutionary War era pension and bounty-land warrant application files and search for individuals in Freedman's Bank (1865-1874).
Military and Intelligence Database in the Library or outside the Library: Find information on historical military topics in reference books, magazine and newswire articles.
Go to Salem History: Salem History includes the complete content of three series of historical reference - Milestone Documents, The Decades, and Great Lives from History.
(Outside of the library? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for log in instructions)
US History Collection in the Library or outside the Library: This collection provides coverage of the current thinking and events in U.S. History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.
War & Terrorism Collection in the Library or outside the Library: Researchers and students of history, social science, and current events will gain insight into conflicts: their causes, their impact, and how they are perceived on a global scale.
World History Collection in the Library or outside the Library: This collection provides balanced coverage of events in World History for both the novice historian and the advanced academic researcher.
You may also like the following pathfinders:
The American Civil War
Biographies and More
Find Newspaper Articles and Obituaries
or our recommended Genealogy web sites.
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