Research Databases - Genealogy



Ancestry Library
An enhanced edition of's popular consumer genealogy database, This database replaces the Ancestry Plus database. This database is only available inside the library.


Millions of U.S. military records to help you discover and share stories about everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. 
NOTE: In order to participate in the community and download or print documents, you will need to create your own unique account (with an email address) on the Footnote site after you access the database.


HeritageQuest Online
A collection of over 25,000 family and local histories, and content from HeritageQuest.
To access this database from outside the library, enter your library card without spaces between the numbers.



Massillon Memory
A gateway to selected resources available in the Local History Collection at the Massillon Public Library.


Historical newspaper database. View, save and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977.


Obituary Index (MOLO) 
A collaboration of Massillon Public Library, Claymont Public Library, Coshocton Public Library, Holmes County District Public Library, Loudonville Public Library, and the MOLO Regional Library System.


Ohio History Connection
Explore digital content from the collections of the Ohio History Connection through Ohio Memory, OhioPix, Chronicling America and online exhibits. 


Ohio Obituary Index 
(The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

An index to 2,200,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.


Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
A searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities.


Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 
Issued annually by the federal government between 1878 and 2012, The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is generally considered to be the most comprehensive single source for U.S. statistics. Due to budget cuts, the federal government ceased producing this resource in 2012. Beginning with the 2013 edition, ProQuest now provides an online version of this information.

Topics covered in this resource include: Population; Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces; Health and Nutrition; Education; Law Enforcement, Courts, and Prisons; Geography and Environment; Elections; State and Local Government Finances and Employment; Federal Government Finances and Employment; National Security and Veterans Affairs; Social Insurance and Human Services; Labor Force, Employment, and Earnings; Income, Expenditures, Poverty and Wealth; Prices; Business Enterprise; Science and Technology; Agriculture; Forestry, Fishing, and Mining; Energy and Utilities; Construction and Housing; Manufactures; Wholesale and Retail Trade; Transportation; Information and Communications; Banking, Finance and Insurance; Arts, Recreation and Travel; Accommodation, Food Services and Other Services; Foreign Commerce and Aid; Puerto Rico and the Island Areas; and International Statistics.

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