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For most databases, you will need to sign in with your library card barcode number.
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- Census, vital, and military records
- School yearbooks & church/organization member records
- Sources from U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and more
- Downloadable charts & forms to organize your research
- Research aids & guides by topic and state
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- Coverage dating to the late 1700’s
- Includes research aides and maps
- Information from U.S. Census, books, cemeteries, city directories, military records, immigration records, and much more
Browse items in the 808 and 929.1 call number ranges. Try searching our online catalog using keywords such as: genealogy, family history, and biography research methodology.
Find eBooks using our digital lending services here.
- There are genealogical resources such as vital records and historical registers available at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building.
- Utilize this directory of family history centers by familysearch.org.
Find local genealogical and historical societies through familysearch.org.
Obtaining a copy of an obituary
- Use your library card to search Tempe Public Library database subscriptions:
Fee-based obituary searches
- Mesa Public Library offers a fee-based obituary search service for the Arizona Republic (1980-2009). Call 480-644-3100 or visit their website.
- Contains Arizona public birth records that occurred at least 75 years ago and Arizona Public Death Records for deaths occurring at least 50 years ago.
- Contains over two million land patents and provides live database access to federal land conveyance records for 32 states issued between 1820 and 1908. Land patents document the transfer of land ownership from the federal government to individuals.
- Select American historical newspaper pages,1836-1922. Produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program and the Library of Congress.
- Contains a searchable database of over 22 million names of immigrants, passengers and crew members that came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1924.
- FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization that provides free genealogical records and vital record searching online.
- As the nation's record keeper, the National Archives preserves important U.S. government materials for historical and legal reasons. Some examples of records retained are census records, court records, passport applications, land records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, treaties, maps, charts, drawings and photographs.
- Volunteer managed web site featuring a page for each of the 3,141 counties in the United States. These county pages contain county histories, biographies, census, cemetery, marriage, birth, and bible records, and lists of local newspapers, etc.