*These resources require a Houston Public Library Card for access from your home or office.
Digital facsimile images for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. Includes The Galveston Daily News from 1874 until 1897 (see listing under Houston, Texas) (Try the new Gale NewsVault interface by clicking here.) *
The largest historic newspaper source online containing tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s.
A groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.*
Online resource for researching the soldiers, regiments, and battles of the American Civil War contains indexed, searchable information on over four million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with fifteen thousand photographs.*
One of the largest collections of family history data online. Ancestry Library Edition is the Ancestry.com database with an interface from Proquest.*
Index to millions of biographical sketches in thousands of reference books.*
Directory of selected names in cemeteries around the United States and other countries.
Houston Public Library's Genealogical Collection.
List of genealogical resources on the Web.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint's links to genealogical resources on the web.
This database contains almost 40 million images of primary source materials. Many are available here for the first time.
An online tool of comprehensive reference titles that instructs users in proper research methods for ancestors from different times, regions of the United States and ethnic groups.*
Documents the history of the government and the citizens of Harris County as revealed through the county records and donated materials.
U. S. Federal census records and other research materials for tracing family lineages.*
Contains land-ownership maps, historical atlases and other content indispensable for recreating frontier neighborhoods and tracking migrations of families across the United States.
Houston City Directories for selected years between 1866 and 1922 are now available through the Houston Public Library Digital Archives.
Digital materials from collections covering the whole gamut of Texas history from prehistory to the present day. Along with all known Republic of Texas Era newspapers, you may discover anything from an ancestor's picture to a rare historical map.
Offers more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from uninterrupted historical archives of top newspapers.*
Many sources and links for genealogical researchers.
Sanborn maps are historical large scale plans of a city drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. These maps are used to trace the history and development of cities and are also helpful in genealogical and historical research.*
The Voyages Database contains records of nearly 35,000 separate slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866, gleaned from original documents and historical publications located in archives, libraries, and other institutions throughout the world.
Network of volunteers working to create a center for genealogical research for every county in the United States.
Links are provided for users who want direct access to individual state and territory information.
Includes all images and indexes for US censuses 1790-1940. Also contains over 1 billion newspaper articles, full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries, and enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records.
For more information, search in the databases listed under Magazines, Scholarly Journals and Publications.