Online Databases

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Heritage Quest

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Heritage Quest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History collection.
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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a database of over 2 billion names where you can search for your ancestors online as well as look at U.S. Census data. This database can only be used on library computers.
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America's News - The Roanoke Times

Search the Roanoke Times archives (1990-present). Browse issues and search, download, and print articles for free!
Fold3 by Ancestry


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.

ProQuest Historical Black Newspapers

ProQuest Historical Newspapers-Black Newspapers offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Examine major movements from the Harlem Renaissance to Civil Rights, and explore everyday life as written in the Atlanta Daily World, Baltimore Afro-American, Chicago Defender,  Norfolk Journal and Guide, and Pittsburgh Courier.