Databases

Databases by what you can do with them discover your family history.


Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition offers instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.
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(Accessible only in Pratt Library Locations)

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online contains essential collections of genealogical and historical sources - with coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Now powered by Ancestry, HeritageQuest Online offers the following core data sets:

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Newspapers.com Library Edition

Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

World Collection
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Sanborn Maps (Digital) - Maryland

Bell & Howell Information and Learning's Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides academic and public libraries digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years. Our subscription includes the Maryland maps from 1890-1953.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

US Newsstream

US Newsstream provides key national and regional news sources from the U.S. and includes exclusive and preferred access to top titles, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, and Chicago Tribune. All titles are cross searchable. News content is updated each day. Over 80 regional and local titles are included in this collection. Multiple formats are available: newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)