E. M. Gilliam Memorial Public Library

Genealogy Databases

African American Heritage: ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. It provides users a dedicated resource that not only brings together records critical to African American family research; but also connects them to a community of research experts, whose mentoring and assistance can frequently be the difference between research success and futility.

Ancestry.com Library Edition: Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool created for the library market and provides patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: ProQuest Historical Newspapers (All Bundle)The historical newspaper products provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Also, HeritageQuest is available through the TexShare databases.