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Online resources

The library subscribes to several online resources that are available at no charge to you anywhere and anytime with a personal computer and Internet access. The following key explains how patrons may access these sites outside the library:

No restrictions; available to any website visitor.

No restrictions; available to any website visitor.

Available only in the library; no remote access.

Available only in the library; no remote access.

Library card number required.

Library card number required.

Your library card number can be found under the barcode on the back of your library card, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN) is the last four digits of your card number.

Available only in the library; no remote access.Ancestry Library Edition
Resources for genealogical research including U.S. federal census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, New York and other passenger records and selected records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition, Ancestry covers African-American records and Ancestry World Tree gives Family Trees. Its U.S. Obituary Collection covers obituaries in recent U.S. newspapers.

No restrictions; available to any website visitor.FamilySearch
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. The records span billions of names across hundreds collections – including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. It is a service provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Library card number required.Freeport Journal Standard
Find local information through a searchable version of the Freeport Journal Standard spanning November 19, 2002 to the present.

Library card number required.HeritageQuest Online
HeritageQuest OnlineTM combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with access to selected U.S. Federal Census Records (1790 – 1930); Freedman's Bank (1865 – 1874); thousands of family and local history books; and a comprehensive subject index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

No restrictions; available to any website visitor.Illinois State Archives
This is a free site on Illinois history or genealogy. It lists Civil War and other Military Records, Public Domain Land Tract Sales, IL Statewide Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, IL Statewide Death Index Pre-1916, IL Statewide Death Index 1916 – 1950.