Databases: Genealogy and History Research


America's Genealogy Bank

Climb beyond the names and dates on your family tree to the recorded details of their daily lives. Find the facts in four centuries of newspapers, books, and documents.

America's Obituaries

Search for obituaries published across the nation by region, name, date, or obituary text.

Ancestry Library

Find Census, birth, marriage, death records, and more. Available only inside the library.


Get online access to the textbook This Is Who We Are: Colonial America, 1492-1775 and The Value of a Dollar, 1860—2019. To log-in, use login name: salinecountylibrary and password: 24766.


FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization and website offering genealogical records, education, and software. It is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is closely connected with the Family History Department of the church.

Fold3 (formerly Footnotes)

Combines original documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents-most never before available on the internet. The collection features millions of records available from a content partnership with The National Archives. This collection also includes the War of 1812 Pension Application Files.


The world's most complete collection of public DNA and protein sequences.

Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.


Search the 1790-1930 census records, family and local histories, PERSI, and the U.S. Serial Set, or look for selected records from the Revolutionary War and the Freedman's Bank.

NY Times

You can access the NY Times for free while using the Saline County Library WiFi. Just log onto the library WiFi, then click the link to register your NY Times account. 

You can also access the NY Times without library WiFi for free for 24 hours here. To activate this subscription, you will need to log in or register first.