Climb beyond the names and dates on your family tree to the recorded details of their daily lives! With your YCLD library card, you have access to America’s GenealogyBank, a collection of historical newspapers, books, documents, obituaries, and the Social Security Death Index.
Through basic name search or advanced search options, genealogists can find and browse 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.
- Includes content from all 50 states
- Contains records from the 17th to the 21st centuries in a single keyword-searchable database
- Updates daily with new records
Articles, obituaries and more
By searching more than 5,000 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, orphans’ petitions, and much more.