African American Heritage

Search historical records for African Americans, including the U.S. Census, marriage, military draft and service records, the Register of Slaves and Free Persons of Color, records of the Freedman's Bank and much more. Join the AfriGeneas volunteer social network, explore Black Genesis, a resource book on African genealogy in North America, and consult dozens of other online books about the specific issues in African American genealogy and heritage.

Available in the Library and from home by entering your library card number (looks like 22008007654321).

Ancestry Library Edition

A genealogy research tool that provides you instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. These include the U.S. Census, birth, death, marriage and military records, immigration applications, old phone directories, and hundreds more.

Available in the Library only.