Searchable full-page and article reproductions of newspapers from across the country. Massachusetts Coverage: Boston: Atlas, Congregationalist, Courier, Daily Advertiser, Emancipator & Republican, Investigator, Liberator; Lowell: Lowell Daily Citizen.
Biography and Genealogy
Biography and Genealogy
Comprehensive index of current and historical biographical sources containing information on living and deceased individuals of prominence from all over the world.
Full-text news and scholarly journal articles, audiovisual materials, reports, and primary source material covering all academic disciplines. Includes translation and citation tools and a TopicFinder to expand your research. Coverage: 1980-present.
Encyclopedias and other specialized reference sources covering the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, including medicine, business, law, and more.
Searchable full-page and article reproductions back to the first issue on Sept 18, 1851.
The Obituary Database is an index of obituaries that appeared in the Boston Evening Transcript (BET), Boston Globe (BG) and the Boston Herald/Herald American (BH). Currently, this database includes obituaries published between 1932 and 1941 and between 1953 and 2010.
Full-text journal articles in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, including ethnic studies, women’s studies, history, and more. Coverage: 1972-present.
Indexed full-text biographies and news items covering a wide range of individuals from many fields, gathered from reference sources and periodicals.
Multiple collections of genealogical and public records from around the world, focusing primarily on the U.S. and New England. Includes access to publications of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Billions of genealogical records focusing primarily on the United States, with some records from Europe and Canada. Highlights include immigration and naturalization records, fully indexed U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1940, and Massachusetts vital records from the colonial era to the early 20th century.
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Detailed descriptions of archival collections, including historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and other materials at thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.
Digitized books, government publications, and other documents from the collections of an international community of research libraries. All material is indexed and searchable, but access to full reproductions is limited to material not under copyright.
Genealogical sources and research aids, including city directories, family and local histories, U.S. Census records from 1790-1940, and military records from the Revolutionary War and other conflicts.