Genealogy and History Databases

Ancestry – Census records & other genealogical records. Available only in the library

*Ancestry Library Edition remote access: If you would like to use Ancestry at home, please email for more information (available through 12/31/21 to current BHPL cardholders)

EBSCO Biography Reference Center – Biographical resources

EBSCO History Reference Center – Search history magazine articles

Family Search – provides free online access to one of the largest collections of genealogical and historical records in the world.

HeritageQuest – U.S. Census records from 1790-1940

Infobase Learning – History reference books

New York Times Historical – New York Times articles, 1857-2017; in ProQuest go to Databases and select ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times

Salem Press – Great Events & Lives in History.