Databases By Category
The Genesee District Library provides access to several different online databases that provide helpful information on many topics. To help you better find a resource you are looking for, we have also categorized them alphabetically.
If you see this symbol next to a listed database , you can click on it to access a video tutorial on how to use that particular database.
Databases by Category
- Ancestry Library (Genealogy resource, this service is only accessible when you are inside one of our library branches)
- Black Life in America (The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media)
- Heritage Hub (Obituaries and death notices)
- MyHeritage (Genealogy resource)
- Afrigeneas: A starting place for African American genealogy that features a "Beginners Guide" video and features the best sites for African American records, resources, and research.
- Allen County Public Library: Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Allen County Public Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the United States.
- Archives.gov: The federal government's exhaustive database includes U.S. military records, naturalization records, land records and much more.
- Cyndi's List is a huge compilation of genealogical sites in the United States and around the world.
- Ellisisland.org: It offers a list of passengers from every ship that entered the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924.
- Find a Grave
- Flint Genealogical Society
- Freedman's Bureau: A Federal agency of the United States Department of War to help slaves who were set free after the Civil War and also poor whites with provisions, clothing, and fuel.
- Genealogy Research at the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan
- Genesee County Clerk's Office
- JewishGen.org: Thousands of databases, research tools and other resources are available to help those with Jewish ancestry.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: The museum has 42 million records, including a vast database of survivors and Holocaust victims.
- Seeking Michigan