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Subject: Biography & Genealogy databases

Biography & Genealogy research guide

Biography & Genealogy titles

  • American Memory    UW login not required

    History full-text archive that reproduces print, spoken words, sound recordings, photos, films, prints, maps and sheet music from the Library of Congress collections. On the free American Memory platform. NOTE: Most of the original American Memory collections have been migrated to the Library of Congress Digital Collections site.

  • Ancestry Library Edition   

    Genealogical indexing/full-text database providing primary research material including census data, immigration records, vital records, military records and other reference materials. On the Ancestry platform.

  • Castle Garden Immigration Lists    UW login not required

    Genealogy reference database listing immigration lists from 1855 to 1890 in page images and searchable full-text. On the Castle Garden platform.

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography   

    Multinational author database that provides full-text author bio-critical essays (with supporting documents). On the Gale Artemis platform.

  • Ellis Island    UW login not required

    Genealogy full-text database that allows searching immigrant passenger lists from 1892 to 1924. On the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island website.

  • Family Search    UW login not required

    Genealogy reference database from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that allows search of official records, books or family trees. On its own platform.

  • Fold3   

    Full-text collection of original military records, photos, stories and historical primary texts of interest to historians and genealogists.

  • Genealogy Connect   

    A collection ebooks covering topics such as genealogy best practices, research methods and sources, immigration, and royal and noble ancestry.

  • General Land Office Records    UW login not required

    Land records database from the General Land Office (GLO) that provides conveyance records, titles records, and survey plats and field notes back to 1820. On its own platform.

  • HeritageQuest Online   

    Genealogy indexing/full-text database that covers census, books, family histories, magazines, government documents, military records and other historic records. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Historic Map Works   

    Geography indexing/full-text database that includes property maps, antique and directories maps from 1500s to present. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections    UW login not required

    Gateway to over 300 digital collections maintained by the Library Of Congress including documents, photographs, motion pictures, sheet music, sound recordings, and more.

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography   

    British biographical database that includes illustrated essays on prominent U.K. and Commonwealth figures. On the Oxford platform. Simultaneous user limit of 1.

  • USGen Web Project    UW login not required

    Genealogy web guide to sources freely available on the Web; organized by state and county. On its own website.

  • Wyoming Inventors Database    UW login not required

    Technology indexing database that covers United States patents issued to Wyoming inventors back to 1867. On a Wyoming State Library platform.

  • Wyoming Newspapers    UW login not required

    Historic digital archive of Wyoming newspapers from their beginnings to 1922. On its own platform.

  • Wyoming Place Names Wiki    UW login not required

    Geographic place names database that provide GIS locations and maps, source information of names, and other information. On a Wyoming State Library platform.

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