Search genealogies, obituaries, marriage, and birth announcements from 1652 to the present, includes newspapers, books, and the Social Security Death Index.
Through basic name search, or advanced search options, professional or amateur genealogists can find digital images of obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and other essential primary sources. It also provides the full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries and death notices, as well as enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records.
Articles, obituaries and more
By searching more than 154 million records found in more than 4,800 historical U.S. newspapers and other sources, researchers can quickly find their ancestors in obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements and other items.
Digital copies of Historical Books and Documents
The collection features the entire American State Papers (1789-1838) and all items of genealogical value from the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1994). Genealogists can research government and military records, casualty lists, widows’ claims, military pension requests, bounty land warrant actions, dispute resolutions, land grant applications, orphan petitions, and much more.