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Hemet Family Search Center Subscription Websites

The following subscription databases are availabe free only at our Family Search Center. Come in and take a look at what you've been missing in your family history research.

New England Historical and Genealogical Society
Access to nearly 3,000 genealogical and historical collections in the form of online databases.

The 19th Century British Library Newspapers Digital Archive
This fully searchable database of the British Library's newspaper holdings, over 2 million newspaper pages, provides a complete run of 48 national and regional Victorian British newspapers for the 19th century from 1800 to 1900. These support the study of colonial history, genealogical research, politics, urban studies and media courses.

Access Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper archive. Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the US and the world, NewspaperArchive makes exploring history and genealogy easy and fun. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old—including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more—to fill in the life stories you are interested in. And share those stories with others through our community at Our NewspaperARCHIVE. All of our historical newspapers are full-page and fully searchable. Try exploring, and discover your history today!"

Alexander Street Press American Civil War
Research Data: Contains indexed, searchable information on over 4 million soldiers and thousands of battles, together with 15,000 photographs.

Letters and Diaries: Contains approximately 100,000 indexed pages of diaries, letters, and memoirs, including 4,000 pages of previously unpublished manuscripts, such as the letters of Amos Wood and his wife and the diary of Maryland planter William Claytor.

Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera: Provides a vivid history of the American Civil War with over 1,400 images.

Access to thousands of collections of records from around the world including immigration, census, voter, vital, and military records, newspapers & periodicals, family trees, photos & images, directories, maps, court, land, wills & financial records, stories, memories & histories, and detailed records about births, marriages, deaths, land ownership and much more. It is the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world.

ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.

Find My Past
Makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Over 40,000 new parish records, fully indexed birth records (1837-2006. Final 18,427 missing pieces of the 1901 British census, full access to the 1841-1911 online census collection. Migration & military records. Search census records and trace births, marriages and deaths to bring your family history to life. Includes the 1911 UK Census a record of everyone who lived in England and Wales in 1911. It provides a unique snapshot of the lives of your ancestors.

Fold3 (formerly Footnote)
View original historical documents and photos online.
Collection includes:
Revolutionary War Pensions
Native American Collection
Civil War Service Records
The Holocaust Collection
The Great Depression
World War II Collection
Vietnam Wall
Black History
1860 & 1930 U.S. Federal Census
City Dirctories

The Genealogist
English Parish records, directories, census, civil registration, surname mapping and selected Army and Navy lists. Birth Marriage & Death from 1609, Education records, Military records, Non-conformist, Parish records, Rolls of honor, Wills.

Godfrey Memorial Library
Contains U.S. and international resources, the Genealogical biographical Index (AGBI) containing statistics, sources for research, local histories, church and vital records, military lists, etc. Extensive collection of city and business directories, vital records, state, county and local histories, as well as numerous family histories, funeral sermons, family Bible records, and service and pension records. Provides access to the 19th century U.S. news, accessible archives to 19th century newspapers, African American newspapers, and the London Times digital archives newspaper databases, biography databases, and various church and cemetery records.

Heritage Quest Online
Database is a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Searches include:
* Census: find ancestors in the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790-1930 including name indexes for many years.
* Books: Find information on people and places described in over 24,000 family and local histories.
* PERSI Periodical Source Index™: Find information about people and places from this index of over 2.0 million genealogy and local history articles updated annually.
* Revolutionary War: Search selected records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files.
* Freedman’s Bank: Search for individuals in Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), which was founded to serve African Americans. Includes a name index and images for bank depositors and their dependants and heirs.
* U.S. Serial Set: Search the Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress in the LexisNexis® U.S. Serial Set.

Historic Map Works Library Edition
One of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 470,000 high-resolution, full color historic and antique maps. The core of the collection consists of cadastral maps (property and land ownership) illustrating the geographic and development history of the United States and also includes illustrations, city directories, and more! This unique content allows genealogists, historians, and academic researchers to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations.

Paper Trail
19th Century westward American migration documents. (From the Oregon-California Trails Association)

World Vital Records
Access to birth, marriage and death records, Social Security Death Index, family trees, census records, immigration records, court, land, and probate records, military records’ directory lists, newspapers, family histories, reference materials, biographies, wills, gravestone photos, ship manifests, map collections, and yearbook collections.

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