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Electronic Resources Round-up: Ancestry

Looking for your dad’s Army enlistment papers? A marriage record for your grandparents? Maybe the census list for your family in the 1930 census? Ancestry can help with those and much more. It’s a genealogy resource full of public records and indexes that can help you trace your family’s history. The public version of Ancestry is a subscription database, but you can use it in the library at no cost.

Access it from our website (inside the library only), by clicking on the Research tab above and looking for it under “A”, or from the Archives page by clicking on the Genealogy tab.

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Electronic Resources: Historic Map Works

If you’re looking for maps to show who owned a rural property in 1906, or need to find the city limits of Massena, New York in 1865, Historic Map Works can help. Over 3 million maps, illustrations and directories are included in the database. While anyone can use it in the library, only city of La Crosse cardholders are able to access it from home. Just click on the Research tab above, then “H”.

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Electronic Resources Round-up: New York Times Historical

Want to find an obituary for a well-known person? Need an article for a history project that was written at the time of the event? Maybe you just want to indulge in a little nostalgia about events that happened when you were young.

New York Times Historical can help. It includes papers from 1851 to 2013. Find it on the website by clicking the Research tab, then N, or use the filter and choose Newspapers from the drop-down box.

Articles and ads are .pdf documents that can be printed or downloaded.

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Electronic Resources Round-up: American National Biography

Do you need to know George Washington’s birthdate? How Fred Astaire’s career got off the ground? Maybe you’ve been assigned to write a report on a prominent woman in a science or technology field and you’re not sure where to start. American National Biography can help.

Find it on the library’s webpage by clicking on the Research tab. Anyone can use it in the library, and city of La Crosse residents with a valid library card can access it from home or school, too.

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